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Sen. Rand Paul's bathroom trip ends 13-hour filibuster

Updated: 03/07/2013 - Almost 13 hours after he began speaking, Sen. Rand Paul ended his day-long filibuster at 12:38 a.m. today because he had to go to the bathroom. The Kentucky Republican stalled a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan.

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Senate committee changes taxing districts bill

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Legislation intended to increase oversight of a multitude of tiny taxing districts that have existed largely under the radar of government auditors has cleared a Senate committee, but with a change that Auditor Adam Edelen called unacceptable.

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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Posted: 03/06/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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Some concerned bill could enable discrimination

Updated: 03/06/2013 - House Bill 279 sailed through the Kentucky House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. It's supporters say its designed to protect religious freedoms, but others say it could have different effects.

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Governor says Judd would be formidable candidate

Posted: 03/05/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has talked a second time with actress Ashley Judd and says she would be "an effective and formidable" challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Posted: 03/04/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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Chemical weapons to be contained in new Depot facility

Posted: 03/04/2013 - One of the largest construction projects in the state is happening in Central Kentucky. Protected by armed guards and high fences, the almost two-billion dollar building project is unlike anything else in the Commonwealth.

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Biden: Selma beatings shaped him, nation

Updated: 03/03/2013 - Vice President Joe Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than seeing TV footage of voting rights marchers being beaten by state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

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NY fracking held as Cuomo, RFK Jr. talk health

Posted: 03/02/2013 - People familiar with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's thinking on fracking tell The Associated Press he was on the brink of approving the much-debated gas drilling method last month but held off after discussions with environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Boehner: No reason to block Keystone XL pipeline

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas say that a new State Department report is the latest evidence the project should be approved.

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Budget cuts to hit military school districts first

Posted: 03/02/2013 - While public schools everywhere will be affected by the government's automatic budget cuts, few will feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases.

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Cuts in place, Obama and GOP brace for next fight

Posted: 03/02/2013 - Severe spending cuts are now the law of the land and the battle has spilled into the weekly media messages from President Barack Obama and the Republicans, with both sides saying it's the other's fault.

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McConnell downplays impact of spending cuts

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is downplaying the risks that looming automatic federal spending cuts will damage the nation's economy. His outlook differs starkly from the dire warnings from President Barack Obama's administration.

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