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3 hrs ago | National Journal

Mitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPA

This week's public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan have the usual roster of speakers: environmentalists, industry bigwigs, and politicians looking to make stump speeches for or against the rule.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Environment, Science, Life, Veteran Affairs

7 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky down 5 points since February

Half of Kentucky voters oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry in Kentucky, but opposition has softened since February when a federal judge began striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Gay/Lesbian, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

9 hrs ago | CBS News

Bob McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Robert McDonald speaks next to Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama during his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Senate on Tuesday voted 97-0 to confirm Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to serve ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, United States Military Academy, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Harry Reid, Democrat

14 hrs ago | News Observer

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

"At times like this, people try to isolate Israel - but we are here to stand with Israel," Boehner said in remarks at the National Press Club.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate

18 hrs ago | Fox News

Where the GOP stands in the fight for the Senate

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," July 28, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mark Udall, Senator Kay Hagan, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Representative Cory Gardner

20 hrs ago | The Star Press

Obama team: Delay in climate rules will hurt economy

The Obama administration released a report early Tuesday saying that a delay in addressing climate change will hurt not only the environment, but the American economy overall.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

23 hrs ago | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Rep. Richards Talks Forty Years of Fancy Farm

It's the one day in Kentucky politics that's known for its heckling, BBQ, yelling and old school stump speeches.

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Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bowling Green, KY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Whitfield says ethics complaint is an attempt to derail anti-soring bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, said Monday that an ethics investigation underway in Washington was prompted by efforts to derail his legislation to fight soring of Tennessee walking horses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Hopkinsville, KY, Marsha Blackburn, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, US Senate

Daily Kos

Here's what Mitch McConnell wants to repeal from his home state

Via Joe Sonka , take a look at what Kentucky's uninsurance rates looked like before Obamacare-all the red areas are 17 percent or higher: Now take a look after Obamacare-not a single red county, and even some that were once over 17 percent are now less than five percent: That's not good news, that's great news.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

WKYT

Bluegrass Poll: Senate race swings toward McConnell

The pendulum in the race for Kentucky's senate seat is swinging ever-so-slightly toward Sen. Mitch McConnell over his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Louisville, KY

CBS Local

Several Dem Lawmakers Baffled By White House's Tactics In Handling Border Request Money

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement to the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 25, 2014 in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: Bill Clinton Helps Grimes

Received this e-mail today from former President Bill Clinton in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes' U.S. Senate campaign: The best part about no longer running for office is that I can say exactly what I think.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

CBS Local

Poll: Republicans Favored To Capture Senate In Midterm Elections

Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

Politico

GOP's black market: Anti-incumbent campaigns

The highest-profile Republican insurgents of 2014 have had a few things in common: They've all run against longtime incumbents whom they accused of going native in D.C. They've all relied on super PACs to buoy their campaigns.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US Senate, Pennsylvania, Thad Cochran, Republican, Pat Roberts

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Problem.

You've got to wonder how many Kentucky Republicans are like Barbara Knott. She just quit the Daviess County GOP executive committee because she's not for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Five things to watch for at this year's Fancy Farm

Five things to watch for at this year's Fancy Farm Five things to watch for at this year's Fancy Farm Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1mR775U U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky

USA Today

Fact check: Parsing Sen. McConnell's job description

A laid off coal miner in an Alison Lundergan Grimes TV ad poses a question to Sen. Mitch McConnell: "Why'd you say it's not your job to bring jobs to Kentucky?" Fact check: Parsing Sen. McConnell's job description A laid off coal miner in an Alison Lundergan Grimes TV ad poses a question to Sen. Mitch McConnell: "Why'd you say it's not your job to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Letcher County, KY, Eastern, KY

ABC News

Bill Clinton to Join Kentucky Democrat at Rally

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News

News Max

Lawmakers Complain Obama Too Aloof With Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

Daily Kos

Could The Republicans Shut Down The Gov Before The Elections? Maybe.

Sahil Kapur over at Talking Points Memo makes the case for a possible funding fight just before the elections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz

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