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McConnell blames Dems for high gas prices

Posted: 03/17/2011 - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says, “it’s no accident that gas prices are skyrocketing.” McConnell blames the spike on Democrats who control the Senate and White House.

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President Obama’s weekly address: Fight for women’s equality

Posted: 03/12/2011 - In his weekly radio and Internet address, President Barack Obama says he'll continue the fight to help women get fair wages, escape poverty and compete in academic areas with higher earning potential. You can watch the address here.

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Obama, McConnell, agree and disagree on budget

Posted: 03/12/2011 - President Barack Obama and the Senate's top Republican both declared on Friday they want to take on the huge entitlement programs driving America's long-term deficits - but their lines of attack differed sharply and that could lead to a showdown over government borrowing.

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Rogers demands answers from EPA administrator

Posted: 03/03/2011 - 5th District Congressman Hal Rogers put the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on the hot seat today. Rogers said the EPA is headed in the “wrong direction” and has taken “dead aim at coal."

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McConnell and Paul Introduce Mining Jobs Protection Act

Updated: 03/03/2011 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and freshman Senator Rand Paul team up on a bill to “protect Kentucky coal jobs.” McConnell introduced the legislation saying the Obama administration is “engaged in a backdoor means of shutting down coal mines.”

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Yarmuth and Paul vote no on stopgap spending bill

Updated: 03/02/2011 - President Barack Obama says he will sign a stopgap bill that cuts billions of dollars in spending and averts a government shutdown. The Senate overwhelming passed a Republican-drafted stopgap bill today that trims $4 billion for the budget and keeps the government operating for two more weeks.

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Government watchdog agency ID's billions in federal waste

Updated: 03/01/2011 - (AP) - A new study by a federal watchdog agency finds that overlapping and duplicative federal programs waste billions of taxpayer dollars each year, adding fresh targets as lawmakers in both parties seek opportunities to cut spending.

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President’s Weekly Address: Winning the future

Posted: 02/21/2011 - President Barack Obama says better education in math and science is critical to pushing the U.S. forward in the global competition for innovation and jobs. Mr. Obama says he wants the private sector to get involved in making it happen.

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Sunday’s Extras: A letter from the future

Posted: 02/20/2011 - I think we’ve all said this at one time or another, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” I ran across a powerful video the other day. It’s from a father diagnosed with terminal cancer. He decided to write a letter to his younger self. You can watch it here.

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White House Drug Czar to appear on Issues & Answers

Updated: 02/18/2011 - White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske will be my guest on Issues & Answers: The Mountain Edition Monday, February 28. What would you like to ask our nation’s Drug Czar? You can submit your questions now.

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McConnell: President offers “timid proposal”

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Republicans continue to call for much deeper cuts in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Earlier this week Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats were lining up “behind the President’s timid proposal for a partial spending freeze.”

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Budget showdown on Capitol Hill

Posted: 02/16/2011 - With a March 4 deadline looming, House Republicans and President Barack Obama are locked in a bitter budget battle.

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Possible presidential candidate meeting with KY coal operators

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential presidential candidate, will be in Kentucky this week to meet with a group of coal operators who have a history of digging deep to help bankroll politicians friendly to the mining industry.

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Obama puts coal on hit list

Updated: 02/16/2011 - Kentucky’s coal industry takes a severe hit in President Barack Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget proposal. The President’s budget eliminates various tax breaks to oil, gas and coal companies and does not seek any new funding for clean coal technology.

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