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Heather French Henry: No decision yet on whether to run against McConnell
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Former Miss America Heather French Henry says she is being encouraged to run against senior Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, but she tells WDRB News she has not made a decision yet.
Mon May 20, 2013
The House of Representatives' Confusing 3-Headed Immigration Monster
Compared to the relatively smooth Senate procedure for immigration reform, the process in the House of Representatives resembles a confused, three-headed monster that will baffle even relatively informed voters.
Sun May 19, 2013
Rep. Yarmuth talks JCPS and sequester cuts
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jefferson County Public Schools recently announced layoffs affecting 41 teachers.
Fri May 17, 2013
Becerra is holdout on House immigration group's 'agreement in principle'
There appears to be at least one remaining holdout within the bipartisan House immigration group that announced an "agreement in principle" on a far-reaching proposal Thursday: Rep.
Thu May 16, 2013
U.S. House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they had reached a tentative deal to revamp the immigration system, after disputes over a temporary worker program and healthcare benefits threatened to derail their efforts.
Tue May 14, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: McConnell decries IRS 'jihad' against Obama critics
The Internal Revenue Service has been turned into an arm of the Obama administration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charged Tuesday as the Department of Justice began an investigation of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status.
Mon May 13, 2013
Joanne G. Hill lobbies to save mountaintops
Joanne Golden Hill, a Burnside resident with deep roots in the community, spent last week in Washington D.C. with the Alliance for Appalachia group, which bills themselves as "a regional coalition" dedicated to ending the practice of coal mining by mountaintop removal.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Daily Beast
Immigration's Odd Couple
Behind the scenes, RaAol Labrador and Luis Gutierrez are using their bond over heritage to get a comprehensive overhaul through the House-all with Paul Ryan's blessing.
Comer says Kentucky delegation will push for D.C. hemp hearings
After a whirlwind trip this week through the marble halls of Washington, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Friday he is more hopeful than ever that Kentucky could plant hemp in 2014.
Thu May 02, 2013
McConnell, Massie and Ky. lawmakers ask for clarification on hemp issue
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was joined by most of Kentucky's federal delegation in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification on the industrial hemp issue.
Wed May 01, 2013
As Maine Goes... a Bipartisan Call to Overturn Citizens United
When the Maine State House voted 111-33 this week to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the US Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the support for this bold gesture was notably bipartisan.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Hundreds of immigrants appeal to Lofgren on reform bill
As one of the top negotiators for immigration reform in the House of Representatives finalizes secret negotiations over a comprehensive bill, hundreds of immigrant families in her district crowded a San Jose church on Monday night to weigh in.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
James R. Carroll/Congress tweaks its budget cuts - more to come?
Mandatory, automatic across-the-board cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration forced the agency to begin furloughing air traffic controllers, causing airport delays that affected thousands of flights.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes
On Thursday, House Democrats proposed a new bill that would create a minimum 45 percent tax rate on income more than $1 million, and a rate of 49 percent on income more than $1 billion.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Get Ready for House Immigration Gangsters
It looks like we might have to get more conservative-Americans to do the job that the GOP-controlled House won't do.
Setbacks for coal industry; rulings for EPA, new health studies
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is guilty of anything in Eastern Kentucky, it's doing too little too late to avert a potential public health catastrophe.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Appalachians gather in Washington to fight for the ACHE Act
On Tuesday, residents, activists, and scientists of Appalachia traveled to Washington, DC to speak directly with members of the House of Representatives and their staff about the ACHE Act .
CIA, not just FBI, failed to act on warnings about Boston bomber, U.S. politicians are told
New information has surfaced that Russian authorities asked both the FBI and the CIA in 2011 to check out alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, expressing concerns that he was connected to Chechen terrorists.
New GE Laundry Appliance Manufacturing Lines Starts at Appliance Park
Two new assembly lines for producing high-efficiency frontload washing machines and dryers have started up in Building 1 at GE's massive Appliance Park in Louisville, KY, U.S. GE invested more than $100 million in the laundry appliances line.