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Lovers of politics and barbecue will head to west Kentucky’s Graves County next weekend for the annual Fancy Farm picnic. There aren’t any major elections this year, but organizers say there’s never really an “off year” for the event.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke against the healthcare bill being considered by the U.S. Senate Sunday in Northern Kentucky. The former presidential candidate addressed a crowd in Covington estimated at 2,000.

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Kentucky's two U.S. senators are traveling the state to talk about the GOP efforts to get rid of the former President Barack Obama's health care law.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told members of a Glasgow Rotary this week if the Republican effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law fails, a more limited bill will be needed to buttress health insurance marketplaces around the country. 

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the western Kentucky city of Paducah this week to talk about improvements to a local flood wall. Outside, more than 30 protesters led a flood of complaints about the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

President Donald Trump is nominating a Louisville lawyer and former counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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Republican Senator Rand Paul is slamming the effort by his Kentucky colleague, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Paul said he won’t know how he will vote until the bill is released to legislators later this week.


The Senate has elevated a federal trial court judge to fill the first appeals court vacancy in more than a year.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Kentucky judge nominated for the appeals court will get a vote in the Senate. 

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Long before Roger Ailes stepped down from his post at the helm of Fox News in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, he was a political operative working for Republican politicians like Mitch McConnell.