Mitch McConnell

2:21 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Conway Won't Run Against McConnell, Edelen "Highly Unlikely, " in 2014

Jack Conway

Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.

“I cannot forsee a scenario where I would run for the Senate in 2014, because I stated on several occasions when I ran for re-election as attorney general that I would finish out that term as attorney general,” he says.

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2:49 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

At Rally, Paul Says Republican​s Will Replace Health Care Law With 'Health Care for Everyone'


Kentucky'’s two U.S. Senators say they both want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but wouldn’'t elaborate on reforms to replace the measure. The senators headlined a Tea Party rally held today in Frankfort.

This was Senator Mitch McConnell’'s biggest Tea Party event to date, and his message wasn'’t a surprise. Both he and Senator Rand Paul rallied the crowd around the idea of repealing the federal health care law, which they call "Obamacare."

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Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/7/12

Seventy-five percent of France still buys fresh bread daily from one of the country's 34,000 boulangeries. To be called a boulangerie, the entire bread baking process, from flour to loaf, must be carried out on site.

Today on NPR: In France, some say a gastronomic icon is under threat. For the last decade, the number of pre-prepared, frozen croissants sold in bakeries has been increasing. These knock-offs are cheaper, but they're also less delicious.

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8:48 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Democrats and Republicans Sling Mud at Fancy Farm Picnic

While not many Democrats showed up to speak at this year’s Fancy Farm picnic, one of the few who did unleashed a flurry of verbal assaults on the GOP. 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke on behalf of Governor Steve Beshear. In his remarks, Stumbo blamed U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for many of the nation’s problems. And he aimed his other taunts at Republicans at every level, from the statehouse to the top of the ticket, criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's business and tax returns.

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2:57 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

McConnell Blasts Absent Democrats at Fancy Farm Picnic

2012 Fancy Farm Picnic

U. S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called out Kentucky democrats for missing the Fancy Farm Picnic this year.


McConnell, Kentucky's senior U. S. senator, came to the stage amid a flurry of cheers and jeers from the audience. He then led a roll call of democratic leaders, saying, “Gov. Beshear, are you here? … Lt. Gov. Abramson … Attorney General Conway … State Auditor Edelen …”

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Afternoon Update
4:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/25/12

"It's not the speediest but you can't complain about free, right?"
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Today on NPR: Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones.

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4:22 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Former Auditor Crit Luallen Says She Won't Challenge McConnell in 2014

Crit Luallen is Kentucky's Former Auditor of Public Accounts

Former Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not challenge Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

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2:42 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

McConnell Extends Funds to Fellow Republican Lawmakers

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Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader.

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Morning Cram
8:52 am
Mon July 16, 2012

the morning cram [good gut bacteria edition]

From NPR: There's no magic elixir for healthy aging, but here's one more thing to add to the list: good gut health.

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Kentucky Government
8:31 am
Mon July 16, 2012

McConnell Raises Another Million Dollars for Re-Election

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked another million dollars for his re-election campaign. That gives Kentucky’s senior senator more than $6 million dollars for an election still more than two years away. 

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