Mitch McConnell

Politics
3:31 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Sen. Paul: I'm Not Being Vetted for Romney's VP Pick

Despite speculation of greater ambitions, U.S. Senator Rand Paul is likely to stay in his current position if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected this fall. Rumors about Paul’s future have picked up ever since he endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year, even though his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, was technically still in the race.

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Politics
11:14 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Majority of Barbs at 2012 Fancy Farm Aimed at Those Who Aren't Present

The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.

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Politics
3:58 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns

Kentucky 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis announced he's resigning immediately. Davis had announced months ago that he was not seeking re-election but decided to step down now due to what he calls a recent family health issue that will demand significantly more of his time.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

McConnell to Speak at Tea Party Rally for First Time, Paul Will Also Attend

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is addressing a tea party group in a few weeks in Frankfort in what activists say is a first. Tea party activist David Adams told the Lexington Herald-Leader that McConnell hasn't spoken to a tea party group before and he thinks it shows the party's growing strength.

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Next Week's Fancy Farm Missing Some Big Kentucky Political Names

It appears many of the big political names won't head to West Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic in a little more than a week. The annual  political picnic is usually a great place for the state’s biggest political names to gather and sling mud.

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Elections
2:05 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Sen. McConnell Using PAC Dollars to Help Kentucky GOP Win State House Seats

Senator McConnell in recent visit to Ft.Knox

Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has used his leadership PAC to dole out at least $54,000 dollars to Republican lawmakers in the last three months.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Resisting Calls So Far to Opt Out of Expanded Medicaid Program

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Many leading Republicans in the state—including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—have pushed for full repeal of the healthcare law. But in an interview with NPR, Beshear said they're playing politics.

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Regional
7:55 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Suspicious Package Leads to Evacuation of Consular Center in Whitley County

A southern Kentucky office where visa requests are processed had to evacuate and workers were decontaminated after two suspicious packages turned up at the facility. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told The Times-Tribune that three workers at the Kentucky Consular Center were isolated, decontaminated and medically cleared after opening the packages.

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Politics
11:12 am
Tue June 12, 2012

McConnell: Don't Let Up on All Burma Sanctions Yet

The Senate Republican leader wants to renew an import ban on Myanmar to give the U.S. leverage to prompt further reforms in the military-dominated state. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced a resolution Tuesday that would renew sanctions for another year but would accommodate the Obama administration's waiver of restrictions on investment and financial services announced last month.

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Politics
12:42 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

McConnell Continues to Aim Fire at EPA, with Environmental Groups Taking Aim at McConnell

As the Environmental Protection Agency begins its public forums on coal mining permits in Kentucky, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is rallying for coal to be a bigger part of the nation's energy portfolio.

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