2012 election http://wfpl.org en The Election is Long Gone, but What Do the Result Mean Going Forward? http://wfpl.org/post/election-long-gone-what-do-result-mean-going-forward <p>Jasmine Farrier, a political science professor for the University of Louisville, will speak about the "enduring impact of a presidential election" <a href="http://www.filsonhistorical.org/programs-and-publications/lectures-and-events.aspx#The Enduring Impact">at noon Tuesday at the Filson Historical Society. </a>Farrier talked recently to WFPL's Jonathan Bastian.</p><p>"Every single person in the House won their election they do not necessarily see the need for political compromise that the rest of us see," Farrier&nbsp;said.</p><p>Listen to the rest below:</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:01:27 +0000 Brad Yost 2775 at http://wfpl.org The Election is Long Gone, but What Do the Result Mean Going Forward? Republicans Keep The House; Democrats To Retain Senate http://wfpl.org/post/republicans-keep-house-democrats-retain-senate Republicans have easily maintained their hold on the House, while missteps from Tea Party favorites helped Democrats retain a majority in the Senate.<p>That means the two chambers of Congress remain deeply divided, with prospects for agreement on such big-ticket items as deficits, tax rates and climate change unclear.<p>In the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, gloried in his party's victory — and laid down a marker. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:48:56 +0000 Carrie Johnson 2388 at http://wfpl.org Republicans Keep The House; Democrats To Retain Senate Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term http://wfpl.org/post/obama-wins-re-election Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:52:51 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2384 at http://wfpl.org Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor http://wfpl.org/post/gop-candidate-pence-elected-indiana-governor <p>Republican Mike Pence has been elected governor of Indiana.&nbsp;</p><p>Pence is a current six-term U.S. Congressman who represents the district east of Indianapolis. He ran against former Indiana House speaker John Gregg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who was once a contestant on the reality show “Survivor.”</p><p>The race was tighter than initially expected, with Gregg and Pence virtually neck-in-neck all evening.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:10:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 2377 at http://wfpl.org GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/clark-defeats-thieneman-district-37-senate-race <p>Kentucky state Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat, has been reelected to the District 37 seat in southwest Louisville.</p><p>Clark beat Republican challenger Chris Thieneman with 58 percent of the vote. Thieneman outspent Clark in the race, but was plagued in the last weeks of his campaign with a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/judge-wont-rule-thieneman-eligibility-until-after-election" target="_blank">lawsuit that questioned his residency. </a>With Clark’s win, the lawsuit is essentially rendered moot, and Clark says he’s confident he would have won even without the legal challenge.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:42:10 +0000 Erica Peterson 2376 at http://wfpl.org Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race What Did You Just Vote For? About That Soil and Water Conservation District... http://wfpl.org/post/what-did-you-just-vote-about-soil-and-water-conservation-district <p>If you’ve already voted, you may have been confused by the lineup of men vying for the position of Supervisor in the <a href="http://www.jeffcd.org/index.cfm?i=1" target="_blank">Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District</a>. You aren’t alone.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:28:27 +0000 Erica Peterson 2365 at http://wfpl.org How Will Today's Election Affect Energy, Environment Issues? http://wfpl.org/post/how-will-todays-election-affect-energy-environment-issues <p>The National Journal <a href="http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2012/11/election-2012-whats-at-stake-f.php?comments=expandall#comments" target="_blank">has compiled responses</a> from several environmentalists, businesspeople and politicians about what energy issues are at stake in today's election. Here are a few excerpts.</p><p><a href="http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2012/11/election-2012-whats-at-stake-f.php#2261042" target="_blank">Former Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope: </a></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:05:07 +0000 Erica Peterson 2358 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Poet Pens NY Times Op-Ed on Conservatism http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-poet-pens-ny-times-op-ed-conservatism <p>The New York Times published an op-ed by poet Maurice Manning yesterday on his understanding of conservatism. In the essay, the Kentucky native and Washington County resident explains how he exercises his conservative values through his work on his farm and in his rural community:</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:52:58 +0000 Erin Keane 2357 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Poet Pens NY Times Op-Ed on Conservatism Election 2012: Louisville Resident Explains Why He Won't Be Voting http://wfpl.org/post/election-2012-louisville-resident-explains-why-he-wont-be-voting <p>NPR recently set out to explore an often over-looked segment of the American public -- those who can vote, but choose not to. The story provided <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/11/03/164102300/nonvoters-the-other-abstinence-movement">brief explanations from several non-voters across the country</a>. The people NPR talked to had a variety of reasons for not participating: a sense that their vote doesn't matter, a belief that money dictates policy more than votes -- and the knowledge that registering increases your chances of being called for jury duty.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 2345 at http://wfpl.org Election 2012: Louisville Resident Explains Why He Won't Be Voting Ackerson, Provancher Trade Sharp Attack Ads in District 26 http://wfpl.org/post/ackerson-provancher-trade-sharp-attack-ads-district-26 <p>In the race for the Louisville Metro Council District 26 seat, Democratic incumbent Brent Ackerson and Republican challenger Sarah Provancher are trading jabs in the final days of the campaign.</p><p>The two candidates released a series of mailers this weekend, including attack ads that questioned each other’s qualifications.</p><p>Ackerson’s mailer asks voters: "Would you elect somone who doesn't even vote?" It alleges that Provancher has only voted in 20 percent of elections since 2006, and missed last year's gubernatorial contest altogether.</p><p>Provancher said that like most Americans she does not have a perfect voting record on each election, but she is running to improve neighborhoods and city services.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:08:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2350 at http://wfpl.org Ackerson, Provancher Trade Sharp Attack Ads in District 26