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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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11:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

The Poll King: Nate Silver Talks the Science of Forecasting the Future

  • Jonathan Bastian talks with Nate Silver of The New York Times

Nate Silver has become a hot commodity — especially during the election season. He’s the whiz kid who predicted how 49 out of 50 states would vote in the 2008 election.

Four years ago he founded the website fivethirtyeight.com, which has since been incorporated into The New York Times website.

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9:26 am
Tue October 30, 2012

NPR Poll Finds Presidential Race Too Close To Call

A new NPR poll shows the outcome of the Nov. 6 election is too close to call. Mitt Romney leads President Obama nationwide; Obama leads Romney in key battleground states. Both leads are within the poll'€™s margin of error.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:20 pm

The latest and last NPR Battleground Poll for 2012 shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holding the narrowest of leads in the national sample, but trailing President Obama in the dozen states that will decide the election.

The poll adds evidence that the Oct. 3 debate between the two men redefined the race. But the movement toward Romney that emerged after that night in Denver also seems to have stalled after the race drew even — leaving the outcome difficult to call.

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Politics
2:51 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Metro Council Challenger Cries Foul Over Brent Ackerson’s Mailer

In the race for the Louisville Metro Council's District 26 seat, Republican challenger Sarah Provancher is crying foul on Democratic incumbent Brent Ackerson for questioning her Louisville roots.

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2:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

GOP Spokesman: Campaign Attacks Focused on Williams Now Irrelevant

Since the campaign for control of the Kentucky House started, Democrats and supportive outside groups have used outgoing Senate President David Williams as an attack on GOP candidates.

For weeks, the outside group Kentucky Family Values has sent out political mail attempting to link GOP incumbents and challengers as "votes for Williams" in Frankfort. 

But now that Williams is set to become a judge, Republicans say the attacks aren't relevant.

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1:15 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse

District Judge David Holton

Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership.

The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.

A majority of veterans who commit crimes after ending their active duty do so because of substance abuse, District Judge David Holton said. So the state is setting up special courts to help.

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1:06 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Yarmuth First TV Ad Focuses on Obamacare Benefits

Pledging to do what's right for Louisville, Congressman John Yarmuth is using his first and only TV ad in the Third Congressional District race to highlight his support of President Obama's health care law.

With little over a week until Election Day, the 30-second spot brags about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, such as expanding coverage and banning the use of pre-existing conditions to deny insurance coverage.

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Politics
8:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

David Williams' Exit from Kentucky State Senate Shakes Up Gambling Issue

David Williams' exit as Kentucky State Senate president will likely stir a recurring major issue: gambling.

The leading Kentucky state Senate Democrat said senate  President David Williams's departure should bring new life to efforts to bring casino gambling to Kentucky racetracks, while a leading voice against expanded gaming said the move was politically motivated.

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8:52 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Mourdock: Donnelly Playing "Sleazy Politics"

In a new television ad airing statewide, Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is going on the offensive in response to a series of attacks from his opponent and national Democrats.

The spot slams Congressman Joe Donnelly for "sleazy politics," and escalates what has become a national race for control of the Senate. Mourdock's camp is specifically responding to tough ad put out by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that targets the GOP nominee's comments about that pregnancies resulting from rape were intended by God.

Mourdock's campaign says Donnelly and the Democrats are "twisting" his word and "attacking his faith" over the issue of abortion.

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1:59 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Outgoing Kentucky State Senate President David Williams: "We Ran an Honest Senate"

The first ever Republican state Senate president will end his 12-year reign by taking a circuit court judgeship back home. 

David Williams will resign his leadership position and Senate seat next week to start a judgeship that he was appointed to by his chief rival, Gov. Steve Beshear.

It ends Williams' nearly 30-year legislative career, which included more than a decade as his chamber's leader. Williams leaves his party with a "super majority" in a Senate that's part of a divided state government. 

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