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3 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

Ham sells for $2 million

GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M STEVE BURGIN- THE ANNUAL KENTUCKY COUNTRY HAM BREAKFAST AND AUCTION WRAPPED UP THIS MORNING AT THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR -- WITH A HISTORY-MAKING BID.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

MarketWatch

Why a Republican-controlled Senate might not change much

The man who would be majority leader? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Whayne Supply headquarters while campaigning during a two-day bus tour of eastern Kentucky on Aug. 7 in Corbin, Ky.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Cohen Group, Consulting, Healthcare Law, Law, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell's Public Town Hall Meeting Turns Out To Be A Private Town Hall Meeting

When a Mitch McConnell public town hall meeting, in Leitchfield, KY. August 21, 2014, was advertised on the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce website as being a town hall meeting for the public I didn't believe it.

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

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

McConnell Discusses Ag, Health Care and Middle East in Morgantown

Fresh off Wednesday's ag related forum, Sen. Mitch McConnell talked about many related farm issues and more in Morgantown.

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

ABC News

GAO: Pentagon Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

ThinkProgress

The Growing GOP Push To Shut Down The Government Again

A day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hinted that he could force another government shutdown if Republicans win back the Senate in November, a senate hopeful suggested he would be on board with another shutdown, lauding the party's decision to let the government close this past October.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, Cobb County, GA, Liberal Political News

Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Promises More Government Shutdowns If GOP Wins Senate Majority

From a political standpoint, I'm not seeing an advantage in reminding voters about who was responsible for the October, 2013 government shutdown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Ted Cruz

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: Can Dems defend expanding coverage to poor in red states?

Ever since embattled Dem Senator Mark Pryor went up with a new ad discussing his cancer and touting his vote for the health law as the right thing to do, critics have pointed out that he failed to name the whole law in the spot, so the ad doesn't really count as a full-throated defense of it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Entertainment

WDRB-TV Louisville

51st Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast mixes politics, tradition and charity

Pork and politics are what's being served up at the 51st annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and auction.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Life, Food, Breakfast, Agriculture, Science, Recreational Vehicle, Honey, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Louisville, KY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

State Journal

Grimes' tour bus illegal?

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign released quotes Tuesday supporting its claims of paying fair-market value to rent a campaign bus from her father's business.

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WDRB-TV Louisville

McConnell and Grimes face off at Kentucky Farm Bureau

A Southern Indiana facility for abused and neglected children is being sued after one of its worker pleaded guilty in a sex abuse case.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisville, KY, Fancy Farm, KY, Agriculture, Science

National Journal

Mitch McConnell Treats Executive to Breakfast in Capitol; Big Donation Follows

Only one week after Sen. Mitch McConnell took the CEO of Delta Air Lines to breakfast in the exclusive Senate Dining Room last month, the airline executive and his wife wrote $10,000 worth of checks to help fund McConnell's political operation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Transportation, Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

NKY couple's company unraveled as feds closed in over China sales

Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Covington, KY, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Daily Kos

Separated by a Common Language

Republicans and Democrats may be more different than you think. Sure, we are different political parties, reflecting many philosophical differences about policy.

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News Max

Mitch McConnell: I'll Rein in Obama Spending After Midterms

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to issue a policy ultimatum to President Barack Obama if the GOP takes over control of the upper chamber in the midterm elections, Politico reported .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz

Breitbart.com

Report: Harry Reid 'Seethed' At Disengaged President Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are increasingly frustrated with how disengaged President Obama is, according an article in the earlier noted that Obama was crafting his use of executive power "almost entirely behind closed doors" with "lobbyists and interest groups."

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cincinnati.com

McConnell, Grimes agree to debate on KETMcConnell, Grimes agree to...

McConnell, Grimes agree to debate on KET McConnell, Grimes to debate on KET Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1oOIPjD Sen. Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will debate one another on Kentucky Educational Television less than one month before the Nov. 4 election.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Vincent Cao: Too many believe that you can't be Asian and a Kentuckian

About the author : Vincent Cao, of Lexington, is a freshman at Stanford University and a writer for website The Undergraduate Times.

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Daily Kos

Obamacare fades from GOP's 2014 campaign playbook

With Obamacare causing uninsurance rates to plummet and delivering insurance to millions of newly insured Americans, this is no surprise : Who could possibly have guessed that the reality of Obamacare-specifically, plummeting uninsurance rates and millions of newly insured Americans-would lead the GOP to back away from its anti-Obamacare campaign? ... (more)

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The Hill

McConnell's Agriculture absences raise eyebrows

Sen. Mitch McConnell has touted his work for Kentucky farmers on the campaign trail, but back in Washington has a trend of skipping out on Senate Agriculture Committee hearings for events unrelated to his home state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Agriculture, Science, Xi Jinping, Harry Reid, Democrat

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