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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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Democrats Obama, Clinton Meet Privately

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Barack Obama met privately with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a likely vice presidential candidate, as the Democratic nominee-in-waiting sought to unite his fractured party against Republican John McCain in November.

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Hillary Clinton To End Historic Candidacy & Support Obama

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is ending her historic bid to become the first female president and will back rival Barack Obama on Saturday, capping a 17-month quest that began with the words "I'm in it to win it" with a more humble plea for party unity.

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State Capitol Upgrades Halted

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Senate President David Williams has halted renovations on Kentucky lawmakers' digs at the Capitol Annex.

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Kentucky Pension Task Force Begins Work On Solutions

Posted: 06/04/2008 - As Kentucky's public employee pension system lurches deeper into financial difficulties, Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday asked a panel he created last week to suggest solutions within the next six months.

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Global Warming Bill Could Mean Paying More At The Pump

Posted: 06/04/2008 - The Senate began what is expected to be a week long, contentious debate over legislation to combat global warming by mandatory reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

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Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Barack Obama is declaring himself the Democratic presidential nominee in a long-time-coming victory speech while reaching out to defeated rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Senator Barack Obama Reaches The "Magical Number"

Posted: 06/04/2008 - As Superdelegates Fall In Line, Illinois Sen. Hits Magic Number. The polls have closed in South Dakota and CBS News estimates Barack Obama has secured the support of enough delegates to the Democratic National Convention to lay claim to the mantle of presumptive nominee.

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McConnell, Lunsford Turn Attention To Fall Campaign

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Bruce Lunsford agree on one thing - expect a hard-hitting matchup. But the new rivals took turns portraying each other as the aggressor in switching to fall campaign mode after winning Kentucky's Senate primaries.

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McCain Congratulates Clinton on Ky. Win

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he called Senator Clinton Tuesday to congratulate her on her win in Kentucky.

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