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1 hr 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

4 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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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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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

National Journal

Rand Paul speaks at the CPAC on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC.

If he runs for president, Sen. Rand Paul will not be your typical Republican candidate.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Breitbart.com

McConnell Submits Bill to Keep Harry Reid from Exploiting Israel's Iron Dome in Border Crisis Package

With the immigration issue raging on Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a little-noticed move that could help Republicans stop Democratic Leader Harry Reid from jamming the GOP on immigration with the politics of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Strategic Defense Initiative, Barack Obama, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger

Cincinnati.com

Paul, McConnell show united front in Covington

Paul, McConnell show united front in Covington Paul, a tea party favorite, has often been portrayed as having a strained relationship with McConnell, an establishment figure Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1rGjNEh Senator Rand Paul talks with his director of veteran's affairs, Lloyd Rogers, before a Fourth Congressional GOP ... (more)

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Related Topix: Covington, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The China Post

Senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution to allow Suu Kyi run

The top-ranking Republican senator issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

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Harlan Daily Enterprise

News in brief2:44 pm

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday night portrayed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as being out of touch with the struggles of Kentuckians, and said his partisanship has hurt the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Louisville, KY, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Democrat

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