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2:34 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Revised RNC Schedule Still Gives Kentuckians Speaking Slots

The schedule shuffling at this year’s Republican National Convention won’t cost any Kentucky politicians their speaking slots. With the first day’s events canceled due to Tropical Storm (soon to be Hurricane) Isaac, at least two Kentucky speakers were in danger of being knocked off the schedule

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9:08 am
Mon August 27, 2012

WKU Political Scientist Says Party Conventions Still Matter

This week and next, WKU Public Radio will be previewing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  In this first installment, Lisa Autry speaks with WKU Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Lasley.

Politics
2:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Yarmuth Says Several Democrats Could Unseat McConnell in 2014

One of Kentucky’s two Democratic Congressmen believes his party has a good shot at unseating U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. So far, many of the state’s top Democrats have announced plans to avoid challenging the Senate Minority Leader. That includes Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate against Rand Paul in 2010, former state Auditor Crit Luallen and current Auditor Adam Edelen.

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Politics
1:28 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Republicans Postpone Beginning of Convention, Impacting Speeches by Paul and Barr

Republicans are working to reschedule their convention events and speeches after canceling the first day of the massive rally in Tampa, FL. Party leaders decided the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac was too great to continue with Monday's opening day of the convention.

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Politics
2:26 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Yarmuth Says Democrats Could've Better Sold Health Care Law

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says his party dropped the ball on promoting the Affordable Care Act. Yarmuth is one of the few public officials in Kentucky who has supported the health care law, and he actively defends it from criticism. But he says his fellow Democrats could have done a better job explaining the legislation.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Despite Akin Controversy, McConnell Still Says GOP Chances at Senate Majority Are "50-50"

A recent controversy over a Missouri Senate candidate’s comments on rape has not diminished U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s outlook for November. McConnell is hoping to become majority leader next year. Depending on who wins the presidency, he needs either three of four GOP Senate victories this fall to do so.

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1:26 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Beshear Will Name New Chief of Staff Soon

Governor Steve Beshear says he will appoint a new chief of staff soon, despite still being saddened by the sudden loss of his former chief of staff, Mike Haydon. Haydon died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this month. Haydon worked in government for more than three decades, and had been Beshear's chief of staff since 2010.

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Politics
1:17 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Conway and Edelen: Not Interested in Taking on McConnell in 2014

Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.

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1:10 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Kentucky's Senators Provide Some Details about What They Want To Replace Healthcare Law

Kentucky's two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act. The two co-headlined a Tea Party rally in Frankfort Tuesday to protest the health care law. During the rally, Paul said he wants to not only repeal the law, but replace it with a different one.

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8:37 am
Tue August 21, 2012

McConnell Wants Akin to Quit Missouri Senate Race

The highest ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate is calling on his party's candidate to abandon his Missouri campaign. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell joins a growing number of Republicans who regard Rep. Todd Akin's chances to win the race seriously diminished following recent comments on abortion.

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