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Senator McConnell: Questions for Attorney General Holder

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Attorney General Eric Holder is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill, defending his decision to bring suspected 9-11 terrorists to New York City to face trial in a civilian courtroom. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Mitch McConnell called the move an “ill-advised decision."

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McConnell and Whitfield slam Dems health care bill

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pulls out the props to illustrate his opposition to the Democrats health care bill. McConnell’s floor speech comes one day before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to unveil his health care bill.

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President Obama’s approval ratings dip to 53%

Updated: 11/17/2009 - A CBS News poll shows President Obama’s approval ratings dropped three points since last month. The most noticeable change came among Independents with a seven-point drop.

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Take Christmas Back Rally

Posted: 11/17/2009 - The pastor of a Lexington church is moving forward with plans for a “Take Christmas Back Rally” December 7th at the state Capitol.

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GOP’s weekly address: Dems missed opportunities to improve health care

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Republicans continue to criticize the Democrat’s health care bills. In the GOP weekly address, Illinois Representative Mark Kirk says health care costs could be lowered by limiting lawsuits and allowing consumers to buy coverage from across state lines.

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President Obama’s weekly address: A Look back at Veterans Day and Fort Hood

Updated: 11/16/2009 - President Obama is urging Congress to hold off on any investigation into the Fort Hood rampage for the time being. In his weekly address, the President says federal law enforcement and military authorities should be given a chance to complete their probe first. He asked lawmakers to resist any temptation to turn the tragedy into “political theater.”

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Governor Beshear's weekly address: Hitachi

Updated: 12/04/2009 - Here is Governor Steve Beshear’s weekly address ‘About Kentucky’. The topic this week is Hitachi expanding in the Bluegrass. The Governor credits his recent trip to Japan and China.

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Rogers on Pelosi's health care bill

Updated: 11/12/2009 - Fifth District Congressman Hal Rogers shares his thoughts on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's health care bill in this op-ed piece.

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A Soldier's Prayer

Updated: 11/11/2009 - Here is another great video on this Veterans Day. Proceeds from Collin Raye’s “A Soldier’s Prayer” goes to the Wound Warrior Project. It reminds me of a quote I heard today honoring Veterans. When you go home, tell them of us and say" ... 'For your tomorrow, we gave our today.'

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Letters from War

Updated: 11/11/2009 - I wanted to share this incredible video in honor of Veterans Day. Mark Schultz wrote "Letters from War" after reading some powerful letters written to his great grandmother by her son. He wrote those letters while serving overseas during World War II.

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House Roll Call: Health Care

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Every member of Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted against the health care bill except one. Democratic Representative John Yarmuth of Louisville voted in favor of the legislation. The bill passed by only two votes, 220-215. Here is a complete list of Saturday's roll call vote.

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GOP weekly address: Dems should withdraw, rework health care plan

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Republicans used their weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to call on Democrats to withdraw their health care bill and rework it. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour issued the plea just hours before Democrats and one lone Republican passed the sweeping health care legislation by a vote of 220-215.

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President Obama’s weekly address: Tragedy at Fort Hood

Updated: 11/09/2009 - President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address and Internet address to praise those who helped end the gunfire at Texas’ Fort Hood. The President said soldiers used their training to end the tragedy that left 13 dead and 29 injured on American soil.

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WYMT Poll: More than 91% support Christmas tree

Updated: 11/05/2009 - A recent WYMT on-line poll shows more than 91% of those responding believe the Governor should call the state’s holiday tree a “Christmas” tree. Less than 3% prefer holiday tree and nearly 6% don’t care.

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It’s ‘Christmas’ tree in Kentucky again

Updated: 11/05/2009 - Governor Steve Beshear’s administration is singing a different tune today. The tall, decorated tree on the Capitol’s front lawn will now be called a “Christmas” tree after all.

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WHAS11/Survey USA Poll: Paul leads Grayson, Mongiardo maintains lead over Conway

Posted: 11/04/2009 - Only seven months until Election Day and a new poll shows some shifting in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate primaries. A WHAS11/Survey USA poll shows Rand Paul now leading Trey Grayson by three percentage points. On the Democratic side, Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo has a double digit lead over Attorney General Jack Conway. See the complete results here.

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Congressman Rogers supports Republican health care plan

Posted: 11/04/2009 - In a speech on the House floor 5th District Congressman Hal Rogers threw his support behind the Republican health care plan. Rogers says the Republican plan will lower health care cost.

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Senator Mitch McConnell: “This isn’t reform, but it’s not too late

Posted: 11/03/2009 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was back on the floor delivering another speech on health care. The Kentucky Republicans says Americans want affordable health care, but charges the Democratic plan “makes it more expensive, and that’s not reform.”

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