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6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: 2014 and beyond

Black voters played a huge role in delivering Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Kentucky, Medicaid, Health

9 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

APNewsBreak: Grimes wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called Wednesday on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Wed Apr 23, 2014

News Democrat

Obamacare is no Kentucky success story

President Obama and his liberal allies in Washington and in the media are patting themselves on the back for a so-called "successful" implementation of Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Small Business, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

FactCheck.org

McConnell's Bloated Tax Boast

A new ad from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell grossly oversells the percentage of Kentuckians that McConnell "saved" from income tax hikes last year.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Caregiving study to examine needs of...

The General Assembly recognizes the growing needs of family caregivers, calls for new research to examine present and future needs.

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Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell wants to take away insurance from 400,000 constituents

I've consistently maintained that the Affordable Care Act will be an electoral plus for Democrats this November as the law's initial success lifts both its approval ratings and those of the president .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul, Health Insurance, Health

Lexington Herald-Leader

Beshear says more than 413,000 Kentuckians signed up for health care in state exchange

Gov. Steve Beshear touted Kentucky's efforts Tuesday to sign up people for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act and told its political critics, including U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, that the program "is working."

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Related Topix: Kentucky, US Governors, Steve Beshear, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

Morris Daily Herald

Our View: Give biennial budget a try

One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan for the state.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Kentucky

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Fired Kentucky prison doctor can keep private practice

The doctor fired after an inmate's death at Kentucky State Penitentiary will keep his private practice but may hire a lawyer as the state's investigation continues, his wife said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kentucky, State Prisons, Kentucky State Penitentiary

Evansville Courier & Press

Bridge delays expected on Ky. 285 and Ky. 359

Traffic delays are expected and load width restrictions remain in effect as bridge deck rehabilitation continues on Kentucky 285 and Kentucky 359, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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WKYT

Thieves steal thousands of feet of copper from Lexington street lights

Leaders at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say someone stole 4,000 feet of copper wiring from their light fixtures at the 120 mile marker.

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State Journal

State spending up 50 percent on snow, ice removal

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, about 50 percent more than normal.

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The Daily Beast

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'careBy Jonathan Miller

In a bold move, Kentucky pol Elisabeth Jensen has vocalized her support of the Affordable Health Care Act in her bid for Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Representative Andy Barr, US House of Representatives, Kentucky

Daily Kos

Watching As He Wastes Away: How a Kentucky Prison Let a Mentally Ill Man Starve to Death

As I type this, a delectable, carbohydrate filled pretzel bagel from Servatti's is busy baking in the convection oven of my favorite coffee shop.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kentucky, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Kentucky Sen. McConnell touts conservative record in new TV ad

This Feb. 7, 2014 file photo shows Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin speaking in Fisherville, Ky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Fisherville, KY, Barack Obama

WEHT

Winter Weather Takes Toll on Kentucky Roads

The heavy cost of keeping up with all that snow and ice means less money for maintenance this Spring.

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Ballot Access News

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Without Having Passed Bill to Let...

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Without Having Passed Bill to Let Candidates Run for President and U.S. Senate in Same Year On April 18, the Kentucky legislature adjourned, without having passed SB 205, which would have let U.S. Senator Rand Paul run for re-election in 2016 even if he is also running for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Time

Kentucky Inmate Starves To Death

One doctor has been fired and another is being dismissed from the Kentucky State Penitentiary after an inmate went on a hunger strike and committed suicide by starving himself to death.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, State Prisons, Kentucky State Penitentiary, Prison, Suicide

Sat Apr 19, 2014

SFGate

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Life, Veteran Affairs, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Easter weekend delays for I-65 in Bullitt County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced there will be more lane closures Easter weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

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