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President Obama’s weekly address: Progress in the global economy

Posted: 09/21/2009 - President Barack Obama says the world’s leading economic powers have made progress in stabilizing the global financial system. But he says “stopping the bleeding isn’t nearly enough.” In his weekly radio and Internet address, the President says much work remains to produce needed jobs and growth.

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Shift in U.S. missile defense policy

Posted: 09/18/2009 - The headline in a Polish tabloid calls it a "betrayal." Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending the administration's new approach to missile defense in Europe.

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House cuts funding to ACORN ... KY delegation in agreement

Updated: 09/18/2009 - The House votes to deny all federal funding for ACORN. Kentucky’s entire Congressional delegation agreed with the vote. Today during a taping of WYMT’s Issues and Answers program, Governor Steve Beshear said no state funding is going to ACORN and “if it were, it wouldn’t be going there for long.”

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Constitution Day: The day that changed the course of history

Updated: 09/17/2009 - It was on this day, September 17, 1787 the U.S. Constitution was signed. Today we pay tribute to those brave men that risk everything to create this great nation. A nation founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Their bravery, vision and faith changed the course of history.

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Baucus releases health care reform bill

Updated: 09/16/2009 - A compromise health care reform proposal by Montana Sen. Max Baucus is drawing criticism from some Democrats and Republicans. Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell calls it "a partisan proposal." New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, says the Baucus plan "fails on very basic levels."

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President Carter: Wilson’s outburst ‘based on racism’

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Former President Jimmy Carter says a South Carolina congressman’s shout of “You lie!” during President Barack Obama's speech last week was an act “based on racism and rooted in fears of a black President." What do you think? Did former President Jimmy Carter cross the line? Do you agree with his comments? If you haven’t heard his comments yet, you can listen to his entire statement here.

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Latest developments in ACORN controversy

Posted: 09/16/2009 - The battle of words and allegations continue today. A Republican Congressan calls on the FBI to investigate ACORN. Meanwhile, ACORN threatens to sue FOX News regarding its expose on the community based organization.

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Senate votes to cut off ACORN funding

Updated: 09/15/2009 - The Senate votes to cut off funding to ACORN. The community based organization is under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.

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Learning From A Broadcasting Legend

Posted: 09/15/2009 - I want to share this article from my friend John Henson. He is the Managing Editor for the Harlan Daily Enterprise. John sums up the thoughts of many following the death of “Big Jim” Morgan. I’ll share my own thoughts when I return to the office next week. Jim was my friend and my mentor.

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GOP Weekly Address: President Ignoring American's Wishes

Posted: 09/15/2009 - Republicans are accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring American’s wishes when it comes to the health care overhaul. In the GOP weekly radio and Internet address, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says the President is paying lip service to bipartisanship, while rejecting ideas that would bring the parties together.

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President Obama's Weekly Address: Losing Insurance Can Happen To Anyone

Posted: 09/15/2009 - President Barack Obama says about half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point in the next ten years. The President used a new report from the Treasury Department to push for health care reform in his weekly radio and Internet address.

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Governor Steve Beshear's Weekly Address: Historic Preservation

Updated: 09/15/2009 - I’m playing catch up today on the blog. I’ve been out of the office taking care of some family health issues. Here is Governor Steve Beshear’s weekly address. The Governor's topic on September 11th was Historic Preservation.

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Harlan Will Always Be My Home

Posted: 09/08/2009 - A friend of mine wrote this article in honor of Harlan High School’s Centennial Celebration. It appeared in the Harlan Daily Enterprise. While it is about my hometown and my alma mater, John Bryson captures the true spirit of small town America and the spirit that makes Eastern Kentucky such a special place to live. If only the national media could understand this truth.

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GOP Weekly Address: Time to Press Reset Button on Dems Healthcare Plan

Updated: 09/07/2009 - A senior Republican lawmaker is calling on Congress to toss out the Democrats’ health plan in favor of more modest changes in medical coverage. In the GOP’s weekly radio and internet address, Rep. John Kline of Minnesota says “it’s time to press the ‘reset’ button.” Listen here:

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Governor Beshear’s Weekly Address: Tackling Kentucky’s Dropout Problem

Updated: 09/07/2009 - Last year more than 6,000 Kentucky students dropped out of school. An even more startling statistic is the fact that more than one-fourth of Kentucky adults have less than a high school education. The Governor and First Lady will kick off a statewide initiative to tackle this problem.

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Mongiardo supporter says contribution will buy 'access'

Updated: 09/03/2009 - An upcoming fundraiser for Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo is causing some fireworks in the U-S Senate race. A Covington businessman said people who pay 1-thousand dollars can speak privately with Mongiardo and Governor Steve Beshear during a fundraiser at his home on september 23rd

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In The Know

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Here are some articles I thought you migt find interesting.

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Judge Benches Campaign for Family

Updated: 09/01/2009 - Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Michael Caperton has decided not to run for Kentucky Supreme Court Justice.

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