Kentucky

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of partisanship in op-ed for Fox News

To welcome the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed for Fox News to claim that he and the Republicans in the Senate are in favor of bipartisanship, while the…

Once again, Mitch McConnell refuses to protect the Mueller investigation

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Republicans will try to repeal Obamacare again if they win Senate seats – Mitch McConnell, Dean Heller, and Mike Pence have all confirmed this plan

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor attacks teachers yet again

Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin took to talk radio this week to, yet again, renew his attacks on Kentucky’s public school teachers, first attacking their union: Courier Journal: Bevin attacks teachers union, says adults need to behave on social media…

In Kentucky, Trump lies about Coal, Steel, Kentucky’s Economy, Single Payer Healthcare, Medicare, and more

On October 13, Donald Trump held a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, where he spent most of the time spinning an array of ridiculous lies to his supporters. First, Trump lied about coal: Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor keeps giving millions to private businesses – while cutting education, health care, and infrastructure funding

In April of 2017, it was announced that a new Aluminum plant would be opening up in Kentucky thanks to up to $25 million in incentives it was receiving from the state of Kentucky. Courier-Journal: Aluminum company pledges 550 jobs…

0.05% of new jobs created under Trump have been coal mining jobs

Donald Trump has been busy bragging to his supporters about how he has brought back coal, often mixing in his talk of a coal renaissance with his bragging about overall job growth, suggesting that a big part of job growth…

The founding fathers warned about what just happened with the Kavanaugh confirmation – they called it tyranny

In an interview held shortly before the confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, with the result no longer in doubt thanks to Susan Collins’ dishonest capitulation to partisanship, Mitch McConnell admitted that the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh had been a…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Brett Kavanaugh is not a conservative judge – he is a Republican judge

One of the more disturbing parts of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was how it laid bare the core of Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy, if you can even call it a judicial philosophy: Washington Post: Kavanaugh hearing:…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor insults teachers again

This Spring, teachers in Kentucky went on strike in opposition to a plan that was put into place by Matt Bevin, the Republican Governor, to cut teacher pensions and veto education funding that was passed by the State’s legislature. The…

GOP Senators ignored new bombshell Kavanaugh allegation – scheduled rushed confirmation vote instead

A new bombshell allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was dropped today in a sworn declaration: Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the…

After visiting Moscow, Rand Paul tries to have Russian sanctions removed

In early August of this year, Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul traveled to Russia to deliver a hand-written letter from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin: NPR: Rand Paul Goes To Russia And Delivers Letter For Trump, Marking Our Era Of…

Mitch McConnell has repeatedly refused to protect the Mueller investigation after news of attempts that were made to derail the Mueller investigation

With the news that broke today suggesting that Rod Rosenstein could be fired by Donald Trump, which could put the Mueller investigation in peril, Senate Democrats renewed calls for legislation to be voted upon to protect the Mueller investigation from…

Russian-linked donations to GOP Senators could explain their rush to confirm Kavanaugh

GOP Senators like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are dead set on confirming Brett Kavanaugh, in the face of unprecedented public opposition and despite the fact they have a list of several other possible nominees who would satisfy conservatives, and…

Instead of paying teachers better, Republican Governor of Utah tries to guilt teachers to return to profession

In Utah, where the average starting salary for a teacher is $35,722, the Republican Governor refuses to believe that teachers should be incentivized by better pay to choose to teach, instead trying to guilt teachers to return to the profession…

A list of Trump Campaign and Administration associates who have been indicted in the last 2 years

With the sheer amount of Trump campaign and administration associates who have been indicted since Donald Trump was elected President, it can be difficult to keep track. So, this list will be maintained and updated as new indictments happen. Michael…

The Rank Partisanship of Mitch McConnell

Guest post from Remarkable Times. Visit on Facebook: As much as some of us want to be nonpartisan, we have to acknowledge that Republicans in the U.S. Senate do not play nice. To cite just a few examples in the…