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3:57 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Beshear Names New Chief of Staff

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Larry Bond to serve as his Chief of Staff. Bond will fill the position previously held by Mike Haydon, who passed away earlier this month.

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4:22 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Soldiers Win Victory in Kentucky Election Case

Soldiers deployed overseas will get an additional month to cast absentee ballots in three special elections this fall in Kentucky. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes filed suit earlier this month requesting more time for soldiers to return absentee ballots so they can be counted in the special elections set for Nov. 6.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Barr Uses Coal Issues to Contrast President Obama and Mitt Romney

Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr focused on coal in his national debut at the Republican National Convention. Barr is running against Congressman Ben Chandler in Kentucky’s Sixth District, which covers much of the central part of the state.

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Politics
2:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Tennessee Checking Davidson County Votes in GOP Primary

Tennessee election officials say they plan to look at the histories of voters who participated in this month’s Republican primary in Davidson County. At issue is whether voters were routinely given the GOP ballot by default.

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Politics
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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Politics
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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