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8:16 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Democrats Looking Forward to Indiana GOP Primary

The Indiana Republican Senate primary on Tuesday may mark the end of longtime incumbent Dick Lugar’s career.

State Treasurer Richard Mourdock has a 10-point lead over the six-term Senator in the latest independent poll and could be one of the biggest upsets in primary history. However, polls also show Mourdock tied with the Democratic candidate, Congressman Joe Donnelly, who is unopposed in his election.

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6:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Gun Rights Groups Make Conflicting Endorsements In Fourth District Primary

 

Two competing gun rights organizations have made conflicting endorsements in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District Republican primary. The National Rifle Association has endorsed Alecia Webb-Edgington, while the less well-known National Association for Gun Rights is backing Thomas Massie. The NRA, in a statement, praised Webb-Edgington’s support of the Second Amendment as a state lawmaker. Webb-Edgington and Massie are considered two of the three frontrunners in the contest to replace retiring Congressman Geoff Davis. Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore is the third.

Politics
10:38 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Neighborhood Group Organizes District 1 Debate

A neighborhood group is hosting a debate Tuesday featuring the six candidates vying for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the upcoming primary.

Last year, the council appointed Attica Woodson Scott to the position after it removed former councilwoman Judy Green from office due to ethics violations. Now five opponents from across the district have lined up to challenge Scott in the May 22 Democratic primary.

The debate was organized by the Chickasaw Area Federation. President Donovan Taylor says residents are itching to be heard because they felt shut out during the Green ethics and removal hearings, as well as the appointment process.

"This is the first time that the residents have had an opportunity to voice their concern as far as the leadership in District 1 should go. And I think they are very anxious and I believe that they feel the previous process that they were not engaged enough when the vote was to select a candidate for District 1. And a lot of people don’t feel the vote was in their interest," he says.

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Politics
10:27 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Yarmuth: Obama Has Right to Politicize bin Laden Death

For most of the week Republicans have been critical of an attack ad by President Obama's re-election campaign highlighting the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. But Democratic Congress John Yarmuth believes its proper for the president to politicize the issue. The ad released earlier this month features former President Bill Clinton, who says Mr. Obama made a tough but important decision. The ad also suggests—without naming him—that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would had failed to go after the al-Qaeda leader. Watch it below:

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Politics
4:07 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Beshear Will Enact Key Part of Healthcare Law if Court Upholds It

A key part of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented by executive order in Kentucky if the healthcare law is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Exchanges in which residents can purchase insurance are a major part of the law. Each state must have an exchange, and if states don't set them up, the federal government will.

Governor Steve Beshear says he will sign an executive order to create a state-run exchange if the law is upheld.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Drug Group Sets Record for Legislative Lobbying Expenses

 

A lobbying group for various drug manufacturers has set a record for money spent during a Kentucky legislative session.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association spent nearly half a million dollars between January and March lobbying against a bill aimed at curbing meth production by limiting pseudoephedrine purchases.

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