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12:06 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

ABC News Correspondent Tapped to Moderate VP Debate in Kentucky

Martha Raddatz is ABC News' senior foreign affairs correspondent.
ABC News

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday announced the moderator line-up for this fall’s presidential debates.  The senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News will moderate the vice presidential debate in Kentucky.

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4:46 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Liberals Hoping to Counteract Tea Party Event in Kentucky Capital

Progressives are preparing a counter-protest to an upcoming Tea Party rally in Frankfort. Many Kentucky Tea Party chapters will join together in Frankfort next Tuesday to protest the Affordable Care Act. U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are headlining the event.

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6:46 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Running Mate: Romney Selects Rep. Paul Ryan for VP Pick

NPR and other news outlets are reporing that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's choice as running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.

Official word of the choice, which began leaking overnight, came early this morning from the Romney campaign via a smartphone app and a news release.

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6:05 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Senator Paul Comments on Gibson Guitar Settlement Case

U.S. Senator Rand Paul at recent speech to the Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green
WKU Public Radio

The Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Company agreed this week to settle its imported wood case with Federal investigators who raided the firm and confiscated pieces of ebony that were going to be used for guitar fingerboards. U.S. Senator Rand Paul told WKU Public Radio that he doesn't blame Gibson for paying three hundred thousand dollars to settle a case that could have cost millions in legal fees.

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1:24 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Kentucky GOP Using Stumbo's Remarks Against Democrats

Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year's elections. The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo's declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall.

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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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1:18 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Kentucky LRC Ordered to Pay Legal Fees of Plantiffs

A judge has ruled that the Legislative Research Commission is responsible for legal fees incurred by lawmakers who successfully challenged how legislative districts were redrawn during this year's Kentucky General Assembly.

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10:01 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rand Paul Says He's Ready for a "Fight and Tussle" Over His Pakistan Aid Bill

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he will use procedural tactics to delay future spending votes unless his bill on aid to Pakistan gets an up-or-down vote. The Bowling Green Republican is pushing a measure that would cut U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan, unless that country frees a doctor who helped the C.I.A. track down Osama Bin Laden.

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11:04 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Veteran Kentucky Lawmaker Drops Re-election Bid

Republican state senator Tom Jensen of London is withdrawing his candidacy for re-election this year.  The lawyer of 34 years will instead run for circuit judge in Knox and Laurel counties.

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8:24 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Rand Paul to Speak at 2012 Republican National Convention

U.S. Senator Rand Paul will continue to build his national profile with a speech at the Republican National Convention later this month. A speaking slot at a convention is usually a springboard for wider national appeal. Senator Paul is a rumored running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a potential presidential candidate in 2016.

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