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Politics
12:01 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Environmental Rules Likely Target Under Republican-Controlled Congress

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:27 am

Election Day is a week away, and Republicans are holding out hope that their party can gain control of the Senate and keep control of the House. If that happens, it will give Republicans like current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell more leverage to take action on the Obama Administration’s environmental policies. These policies include proposed limits on greenhouse gases from new and existing power plants, and many others that McConnell has railed against over the past six years.

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Politics
7:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Clinton Campaigns for Grimes in Paducah

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Former President Bill Clinton joined Allison Lundergan Grimes in Paducah Tuesday to help the Democrat campaign for the upcoming U.S. Senate election in Kentucky.

Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan lead Kentucky's Democratic Party when Clinton campaigned in the 90's and the families remain close. 

At the event, held at McCracken County High School, the former president criticized Grimes' opponent, Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

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Government
1:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Mitch McConnell to Visit Murray, Paducah Tomorrow

As the November 4th elections come ever closer, Senator Mitch McConnell (R) plans to stop by Murray and Paducah tomorrow.

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Government
8:03 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Judge Denies Patterson Request to KET Debate

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Federal Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove has denied a motion by Libertarian U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate David Patterson which would have required Kentucky Educational Television to include him on a televised debate with U.S. Senate candidates Monday night.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Listen Monday to Live Coverage of KET's Grimes/McConnell Debate

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

We've partnered with KET to broadcast their debate between Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and US Senator and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Central Time.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

McConnell, Grimes Say No to Sending Ground Troops After Islamic State

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Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says fighters with the extremist group the “Islamic State” represent a “long-term threat” to the nation.

Republican Mitch McConnell told WKU Public Radio today that there is no serious consideration in Washington about sending American ground troops after the group’s forces in Iraq and Syria. But McConnell described the Islamic State as an organization that will cause the U.S. problems for years to come.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Republicans and Democrats Vie for Female Votes

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As we head into the final stretch of the 2014 election season, representatives from the state's two major political parties are making their predictions for Kentucky's most watched November race. Appearing on KET's Kentucky Tonight program Monday, both sides agreed that female voters could play a significant role in the U.S. Senate race.

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Politics
4:36 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Agriculture Forum Turns Into Political Slugfest Between Grimes, McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes
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What was supposed to be a forum on agriculture turned into a political slugfest as the candidates in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race traded blows today.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes questioned Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's effectiveness. She highlighted McConnell's prolonged absence from Agriculture Committee meetings and blamed him for a lapse in the federal farm bill that provided crop insurance for farmers.

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Politics
3:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

New PPP Poll Shows McConnell Ahead of Grimes

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Polls for the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes remain tight, but the five-term incumbent might be edging slightly ahead according to a top pollster.

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Politics
3:59 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Murray State and Centre Propose Senate Debates

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Murray State and Centre College have added their names to a list of hopeful Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate hosts.

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