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1 hr ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

City, state, federal officials will fight plan to send Lexington mail to Louisville, Knoxville

Elected officials said Wednesday they will do what they can to keep regional mail-sorting operations at Lexington's Nandino Boulevard location.


Related Topix: Lexington, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Andy Barr, US House of Representatives, Kentucky, Walton, KY

4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama's Budget, Two Years Later

More than two years after President Obama called on Congress to curb corporate offshoring, the Bring Jobs Home Act will finally get a debate in Congress after the Senate voted 93-7 to advance the bill on Wednesday.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

Sen. Mitch McConnell releases new campaign ad

I love my job, but also cherish the time with my family and realize I will never get this time back with them as my sons grow up.


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

8 hrs ago | PolitiFact

Mitch McConnell: Says a new report shows the 'devastating tax hikes...

Will a looming tax on so-called "Cadillac" health insurance policies equate to a "devastating" tax hike on the middle class in Kentucky? Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign saw an opportunity to attack his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, on the second issue after a new report came out on the country's long-term ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance, Health, Kentucky, Kentucky Government

10 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, July 23

Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today: 1: Storms : It is a warm and muggy morning, but we will have dry weather for the morning rush hour.


Related Topix: Weather, Jeffersontown, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

15 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

Georgia Republicans picked their Senate nominee Tuesday night. Former corporate CEO David Perdue will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics

17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The Senatea s partisan fever

Washington Postreporter Paul Kane this week offers a superb look inside the Senate at the "intensely personal war" between Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell That leadership war, Kane reports, has "almost immobilized the Senate," and is no doubt fueled in part by the approaching midterm elections in which ... (more)


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Obamacare ruling a 'recipe for chaos'

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, joined by Senate GOP leaders, talks to reporters about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act, a subject that the Supreme Court ruled on recently in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John Thune, Senator John Barrasso, Florida, Healthcare Law, Law


McConnell mum on Cruz immigration push

Mitch McConnell won't say whether he backs Ted Cruz's push to attack President Barack Obama's deferred action policies on immigration - but the Senate minority leader believes Cruz should get a vote on his proposal.


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

Lexington Herald-Leader

Mayor Gray hires new manager for his re-election campaign

A former campaign staffer for Gov. Steve Beshear and an alumnus of Mayor Jim Gray's 2010 campaign has taken over the helm of Gray's re-election campaign.


Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, University of Kentucky

Roll Call

Elizabeth Warren's Summer of Surrogacy Helps Keep 2016 Talk Alive

If Rand Paul is taking this summer's most prominent turn in the Republican spotlight, then the same must be said for his Senate colleague Elizabeth Warren among the new generation of national Democratic players.


Related Topix: A Fighting Chance, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Books, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Rand Paul

ABC News

New Alison Lundergan Grimes Ad Hits Mitch McConnell on "Not My Job" Comment

Alison Lundergan Grimes' is out with a new television ad hitting her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on comments he made about his role in job creation in April.


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

Lexington Herald-Leader

Alex Petros: McConnell wrong; prestigious colleges often are more affordable

About the author : Alex Petros of Lexington is a rising junior at Yale University, majoring in economics and political science.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Yale University, Lexington, KY, Oldham County, KY, Kentucky

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

NBC's Chuck Todd talks politics with Kentucky Chamber dinner crowd

NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd was the keynote speaker on Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit and Annual Meeting.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky, Downtown (Washington, DC)


UPDATE 1-Commissioner O'Malia to leave U.S. CFTC swaps watchdog

Commissioner Scott O'Malia said on Monday he intends to leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, creating a vacancy just a short while after Chairman Tim Massad took over at the derivatives regulator.


Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican

WAVE-TV Louisville

Fancy Farm could attract a record crowd

A record crowd is expected at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic, the annual political gathering in Graves County, Kentucky.


Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Graves County, KY

WDRB-TV Louisville

Rand Paul says Fort Knox discussed as possible place to house immigrant children

Fort Knox could be on a list of places to be used as a location to house immigrant children who have been detained at the border.


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

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: How McConnell (R) Hides His Positions On 3 Big Issues In Reelection Fight

So TPM pointed out today that there are three topics Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want to talk about on the campaign trail: McConnell has been an aggressive supporter of the controversial budget blueprints by Rep. Paul Ryan to slash taxes and privatize Medicare - he voted for them when they came up in 2011, 2012, and 2013.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Kentucky tea partiers angry at McConnell for supporting Cochran

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won his primary campaign against tea partier Matt Bevin in May, but even though there wasn't any drama on election day about who would win, Bevin still did manage to pull about one-third of the vote-a substantial, if inadequate, showing.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, Daviess County, KY, Liberal Political News

Government Executive

Disruptive Politics

Back in the mid-1990s, Harvard professor Clayton Christensen coined the phrases "disruptive technology" and "disruptive innovation" to describe certain kinds of game-changing developments in the business world.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, West Virginia