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3 hrs ago | Switched

For Alison Lundergan Grimes, McConnell Is The Least Of It

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Two key features of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' drive to oust GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell were on display here Friday within a few hours of each other.

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Related Topix: Representative John Yarmuth, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Paducah, KY, Kentucky

7 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

Senate passes $225 million to fund Israel's Iron Dome

The Senate on Friday quickly approved legislation providing $225 million in funding to support Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Strategic Defense Initiative, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican,

11 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

With Comer nearing entry into race, Rand Paul says he's staying neutral

With Agriculture Commissioner James Comer expected to announce Saturday that he will soon make a run for governor official, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to remain neutral in the Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Christian County, KY, Hopkinsville, KY, Fancy Farm, KY

15 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky president joins campus groups in calling for McConnell-Grimes debate

Four University of Kentucky student organizations say they've arranged a partnership with eight television stations to provide statewide coverage of a U.S. Senate candidate debate this fall - if the candidates agree to it.

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

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Why a picnic with thousands of pounds of barbecue is kind of politically important, explained

It's time for the 134th annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky! In fact, as we pointed out Thursday , it is time for many of the big Southern summer festivals that happen to involve politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Fancy Farm, KY, Kentucky, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Yesterday | WDRB-TV Louisville

McConnell introduces legislation aimed at alleviating opiate addiction

Gibson surprised everyone when he suddenly interrupted a witness and blurted out: "What are you going to do, kill me again?" Gibson surprised everyone when he suddenly interrupted a witness and blurted out: "What are you going to do, kill me again?" Less than eight months ago, Louisville beat Miami by 27 points.

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

Thu Jul 31, 2014

National Journal

The Libertarian Policeman Who Could Upend Kentucky's Senate Race

David Patterson is not on the ballot, but in one of the nation's tightest and most closely-watched contests, he garnered 7 percent in a poll this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Harrodsburg, KY, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Media Matters for America

CNN Surreptitiously Builds Discussion Around GOP Attack On Grimes

CNN panelists adopted a framework identical to a Republican attack on Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, going so far as to argue that Grimes' recent comments could play into the hands of her Republican critics without once mentioning the actual Republican attacks on Grimes that were already underway.

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

Lexington Herald-Leader

Drug overdose deaths in 2013 increased in Fayette; Eastern Kentucky rates are state's highest

A report issued Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy showed that the state's largest increase in raw numbers of overdose fatalities occurred in Fayette County, with 86 deaths in 2013 compared to 74 in 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Eastern, KY, Fayette County, KY

Sunherald.com

McConnell offers immigration amendment

The Kentucky Republican raised the issue in an amendment he filed to the Senate's border legislation.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Fort Knox, US Military, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, Representative Brett Guthrie, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, Democrat, Representative John Yarmuth

TIME.com

This Election Season, Revenge of the Thirds

For most of the modern era, third-party candidates have acted like the crazy uncles of American politics: fun to watch but rarely relevant.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics

Mother Jones

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed...

FreedomWorks' president writes that the GOP senator's "uwillingness to lead" forced his group to "shut down every phone line in the Leader's offices."

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Tea Party, Barack Obama

Christian Science Monitor

Why Democrats are campaigning on your student loan debt

There's a trillion-dollar problem facing 37 million Americans - and Democrats are trying to leverage it at the ballot box.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Steve Israel, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Voters focused on economy, say McConnell and Grimes have obligation to debate

More than half of Kentucky voters say creating jobs and improving the economy is the top issue facing the United States, and two-thirds of voters say Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates have an obligation to debate each other.

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

Brandon Sun

Obama to sign executive order cracking down on labour violations by federal contractors

President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labour violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.

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

Sunherald.com

Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

Obama's order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than $500,000 to make public any labor law violations in the last three years, a step the Obama administration hopes will incentivize companies to resolve labor disputes such as back wage claims.

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

Breitbart.com

GAFFE: McConnell Challenger Says Iron Dome Stopped Gaza Terror Tunnels

Buried in a puffy profile of Allison Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat the media hopes will unseat Mitch McConnell, is the news that Grimes has absolutely no idea what Israel's Iron Dome does.

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

Cato Institute

Dangerously Demagoguing Entitlements

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is financing an Iowa ad saying that GOP nominee Joni Ernst has "proposed privatizing Social Security [and] gambling our savings in the stock market."

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Medicare, Health, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

Harry Reid And Mitch McConnell Finally Found Something They Can Agree On

Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Mitch McConnell have set aside their feud in order to team up against the United Nations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Boston.com

For Democrats, Impeachment Talk by GOP Is a Bonanza

They are using it to raise money, and claim to have collected $1 million on Monday alone.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, US Senate, Democrat, Steve Israel

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