Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Paul objected to a request by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to approve the bill by unanimous consent, which would fast-track approval. Paul, R-Ky., questioned…more »

Bevin, Beshear Clash On Several Issues At Farm Bureau Forum

Bevin, Beshear Clash On Several Issues At Farm Bureau Forum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Kentucky Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear speak to the media following the Kentucky Farm…more »

Dire warning about socialism creeping into Christianity

Dire warning about socialism creeping into Christianity

A well-known Baptist minister is holding back no punches while preaching about the dangers of socialism, as leftist leaders such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – not to mention schools – continue to push the failed political system on Americans. Former Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) President Jack Graham – who currently…more »

A new poll shows Trump has a major shot at being reelected in 2020

A new poll shows Trump has a major shot at being reelected in 2020

President Donald Trump just received the highest approval rating of his presidency in Washington Post-ABC News polling thus far. Most Americans still disapprove of the job Trump is doing, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, but it’s a slim majority (53%). Meanwhile, the poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 44% — a…more »

Kentucky governor accidentally makes the case for McConnell to step down

Kentucky governor accidentally makes the case for McConnell to step down

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R), who earlier this year endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for a seventh six-year term, recently took to the airwaves to — unintentionally — make a compelling case for why the Senate majority leader should in fact step down. Bevin, who ran against McConnell in 2014 arguing that “[c]areer politician Mitch…more »

‘Authenticity problems.’ Matt Jones slams Amy McGrath as he’s courted to challenge her.  Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article232552182.html#storylink=cpy

‘Authenticity problems.’ Matt Jones slams Amy McGrath as he’s courted to challenge her. Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article232552182.html#storylink=cpy

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, had harsh criticisms Thursday for the roll-out of former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath’s campaign to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The popular sports radio host, who started his time on stage at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce business summit by saying he still hasn’t decided whether…more »

Special counsel appointed in Nash ethics case

Special counsel appointed in Nash ethics case

The city of Bowling Green Ethics Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire attorney Stacey Blankenship to investigate possible ethics violations by Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian “Slim” Nash. Last month, board members agreed they did not have all the facts surrounding Nash’s arrest May 23 on a charge of alcohol intoxication and the related issues,…more »

Senators warn Trump admin not to bypass Congress again on arms sales

Senators warn Trump admin not to bypass Congress again on arms sales

WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of overstepping its authority by pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies in May without congressional approval, and vowed to reassert the role of Congress in reviewing weapons deals. Lawmakers vented their frustration at a hearing with the State…more »

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