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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama On Iraq

Posted: 06/25/2008 - John McCain's stance on the war is unambiguous: He voted for it, supports the current enhanced U.S. troop presence in Iraq and vigorously opposes any timetable to withdraw.

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House Approves Pension Legislation

Updated: 06/25/2008 - The Kentucky House has approved legislation intended to keep the state's public employee retirement system financially solvent.

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Special Session Kicks Off In Frankfort

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Governor Beshear called the session last week so lawmakers could address the state pension system. See The Transcript Of Governor Beshear's Address To The General Assembly Inside

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Obama Opts Out Of Public Campaign Finance System

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday he'll bypass the federal public financing system in the general election, abandoning an earlier commitment to take the money if his Republican rival did as well.

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Beshear Says Japan Trip Should Lead To More Jobs In Ky.

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The governor says two Japanese companies are expected to announce plans to open in Kentucky. He says the companies are elated to the automotive industry and would each bring more than 100 jobs.

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Obama Website Confronts Rumors

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that Michelle Obama never used the word "whitey" in a speech from the church pulpit as he launched a Web site to debunk rumors about his campaign.

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Analysis: Town Halls Have Risks, Benefits

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Two political rivals on a stage, unfiltered questions from undeclared voters, thoughtful answers, no soundbites. Democracy at its best or risky politics?

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High Court sides With Guantanamo Detainees Again

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.

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Lawmakers Say They Have Agreement On Pension Legislation

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Lawmakers say they'll ask Beshear to call a legislative session beginning on June 23 to consider the proposal, which would begin shoring up the state's financially troubled pension system for public employees.

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Top Lawmakers Discussing Pension Plan

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Top lawmakers are meeting in private at the Kentucky Capitol to work on a possible plan to shore up the state's financially troubled pension system for public employees.

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Beshear Says Pension Problem Turns Critical

Updated: 06/08/2008 - ... a far-reaching problem that is siphoning millions of dollars that the local governments and schools could spend on infrastructure, parks, pools, police and more.

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Democrats: Obama Good Shot In Ky., Despite May Vote

Updated: 06/08/2008 - ... Kentucky voters told pollsters in May that race was a factor in their vote in the primary, with Hillary Clinton easily winning the state, now considered McCain country.

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Beshear Forms "Open-Government" Task Force

Posted: 06/07/2008 - ... group will suggest how to create "one-stop" access tools allowing Kentuckians to more easily track state spending and state programs.

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Beshear Heading To Japan To Boost Business Ties

Posted: 06/07/2008 - ...Beshear will lead a Kentucky delegation that leaves Sunday for a weeklong economic development trip to Japan - which ranks first in foreign investment in Kentucky.

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