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Government
12:08 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Sole Kentucky Campaign Attracts Attention of Both Parties

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Both Democrats and Republicans are focusing on a special state House election, which could be the only race this year.

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Politics
12:01 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Unions, Lawyers Give Big to Super PAC Helping Democrats Defend State House

A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Kentucky Family Values is helping Democrats beat back the GOP’'s attempt to take control of the House. And one month before the election, the group reported raising $236,000. It still has $190,000 cash on hand.

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Politics
1:35 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Northern Kentucky PAC Looks to Expand Influence to State Races

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A Republican super PAC that helped influence the 4th Congressional District primary earlier this year is looking to expand its scope. Americans for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity was founded by a group of Northern Kentucky businessmen. It also goes by the name Ameri-GOP. The PAC helped Thomas Massie win his congressional primary.

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Afternoon Update
4:25 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12

This is the first generation of Liberians who didn't lose their teenage years in the civil war. More than a quarter of a million people were killed in the 14 years of fighting that ended in 2003.

Today on NPR: Krumping is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American.

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Government
4:15 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Kentucky Super PACs Free to Grow After Supreme Court Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a Montana campaign finance law is likely to boost the rise of super PACs in Kentucky.

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Afternoon Update
4:38 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/19/12

These 20-somethings ... everybody just displays their devices. It becomes not a dinner, but a mobile gathering of black screens.
Paul Martin Lester

Today on NPR: Is it bad manners to have technology at the dinner table?

Around the Commonwealth:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is being scolded for flip-flopping on campaign disclosures.

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Morning Cram
9:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition]

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

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Government
9:37 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Illinois could lift donation caps in 'super PAC' races

The Illinois House has approved a plan to drop campaign-donation limits in races where super PACs jump in with big money. 

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