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1:28 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Why The White House Glass Ceiling Remains Solid

The presidency has remained a male-only office throughout American history. Despite changing demographics and huge gains by women in other walks of life, some experts still don't see a female president on the horizon.
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Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 2:50 pm

Will the United States ever elect a woman president?

When President Obama — or Mitt Romney — leaves the Oval Office, there will be a handful of highly touted female candidates for consideration as top-of-the-ticket nominees for both major parties.

On the Republican side, the list includes Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Govs. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and maybe even Sarah Palin of Alaska.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

What to Expect in Kentucky's Congressional Races

There are competitive races this year for the U.S. House, but five of Kentucky's six races have heavy favorites the week before the election. 

The Sixth

This rematch between Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican attorney Andy Barr was suppose to be easier for Chandler than the 2010 campaign, which he won by less than 700 votes.

But the campaign has turned nasty over coal issues and independent polling has been non-existent. Both campaign claim they are ahead and will win on Nov. 6.

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Politics
6:22 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Bill Clinton Endorses Shelli Yoder for Congress

Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Shelli Yoder in Indiana’s Ninth District contest.

Yoder is challenging Republican incumbent Todd Young in what has been called as a respectful race. The two recently had their last of two debates.

In a statement, Clinton praises Yoder for her support of an agenda that supports the middle-class and he says that Congress needs fresh voices.

From the Yoder campaign:

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Politics
2:42 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear: "Too Early to Speculate" on Gambling Issue's Future Without Williams

Kentucky Governor's Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear says it's "too early to speculate" on whether the departure of Senate President David Williams will improve the chances of getting the Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling.

Williams, an opponent of casino gambling, is resigning later this week to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.

Beshear told reporters Wednesday that he's hopeful lawmakers may approve a constitutional amendment after the Legislature convenes in January.

Politics
2:39 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

DecodeDC: "Mind Control" in Political Ads?

Today during Here and Now, we heard the second episode of Andrea Seabrook's project, DecodeDC.

Heading into November, we're all being bombarded by p0litical ads around the clock, and this episode looks into the neuroscience behind party politics.  Give it a listen, below.

Politics
1:33 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies

Wikipedia Commons

The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies.

Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled down as well.

The areas where the ads were pulled are considered hot spots for state legislative races, where either the GOP or Democrats are hoping to win seats. 

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Politics
1:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kentucky Judge's Death Linked to Steroid Shots

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A forensic pathologist says an autopsy shows a Kentucky judge's death was linked to tainted steroid shots at a Tennessee clinic.

George Nichols II performed the autopsy of Eddie Lovelace's body at the request of the judge's family.

Nichols said Wednesday the seemingly routine shots Lovelace received for neck and back pain contained a fungus. Nichols said the fungus caused a blood vessel infection, which in turn caused a stroke and Lovelace's eventual death.

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Politics
5:38 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Abramson: Tax Reform Commission Needs More Time

The Kentucky Commission on Tax Reform is planning to ask for an extension.

That's according to commission chair and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, who says there are too many options for reforming the state tax code to fully consider by the November 15th deadline.

“I think at our next meeting unless we solve the whole thing in five hours I’ll probably ask the group to give me the authority to request of the governor an extension of time and I feel very confident we’ll be able to get that,” says Abramson, adding that the final report could be complete by mid-December.

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Politics
4:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

A Kentucky state representative wants to change how prisoners are allocated when it comes to Census data.  Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, doesn’t want prisoners counted as residents of the counties where they are imprisoned.

But that’s currently how state law works. So Owens is proposing to change the law to let inmates be counted as residents of their last home address.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Richard Mourdock: White House Engaged in Benghazi Cover-Up

Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is renewing his call for a full investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, after suggesting that the Obama administration is engaged in a cover-up.  

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