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1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky's Democratic Big Guns will Be Absent this Weekend at Fancy Farm

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic. As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak.

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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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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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12:47 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Will National Gay Marriage Debate Impact Kentucky Elections?

Some political observers are wondering if the push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year will affect elected officials in Kentucky. Following President Barack Obama's recent statement in support of same-sex marriage, political observers expect the party to change the platform at this year's Democratic convention.

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5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Report Praises Kentucky Lawmakers Who are Anti-Tax, Anti-Government Spending

Republicans Jim DeCesare and Damon Thayer are the top two "Defenders of Economic Freedom" in the Kentucky legislature, according to a new report by a pro-business organization. 

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4:16 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Couple Planning to Run for President and Vice-President

A Louisville couple is running for President and Vice President of the United States.

Dr. Louis Todd House, an anesthesiology doctor with the Dupont Surgical Center, has filed as the presidential candidate. His wife, Suzanne, has filed for the vice presidential slot. Both are running as write-in candidates.

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1:08 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Controversy over CEO's Gay Marriage Comments Comes to Kentucky

The Family Foundation of Kentucky is criticizing members of the University of Louisville administration for their response to a controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A.

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2:11 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Rand Paul Decides to Postpone Vote on Foreign Aid to Pakistan

Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who is facing a life sentence in Pakistan.

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator is delaying his call for a vote on ending American aid to Pakistan. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul says he’s only putting off the vote because Islamabad has postponed Doctor Shakil Afridi’s appeal of the life sentence given to him by a Pakistan court.

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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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7:59 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Grimes Wants Fewer Challenges for Deployed Soldiers Trying to Vote

Kentucky's secretary of state is one of a half-dozen from across the country going the Middle East to assist soldiers to vote. The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Department of Defense asked Alison Lundergan Grimes to spend two weeks in September traveling in Afghanistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to meet with American uniformed soldiers.

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