Tag: Steve Beshear

Dem Candidates Slow to Embrace Obama's Health Care Offensive

Dem Candidates Slow to Embrace Obama's Health Care Offensive

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — or land somewhere in between. The president says his party shouldn’t apologize or go on the defensive about

Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Kentucky Governor's Signature

Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Kentucky Governor's Signature

On March 31st, “pro-gun reform” legislation cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives and is now sitting on Governor Steve Beshear’s (D) desk, awaiting his approval.  The central piece of legislation–House Bill 128–will “allow retired peace officers with a valid Concealed

Northern Kentucky Mayor Endorses Matt Bevin

Northern Kentucky Mayor Endorses Matt Bevin

On Thursday, Newport, Kentucky Mayor Jerry Peluso endorsed Matt Bevin, who is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in May’s Kentucky Republican Senate primary. In a statement, Peluso cited Matt Bevin’s small business background as a main factor for his endorsement. “As someone

Democrats Revive War on Women for 2014

Democrats Revive War on Women for 2014

The Democratic Party thinks it has found the winning formula for the 2014 midterm elections: focus on the alleged war on women. From Barack Obama on down, the Democrats believe women will respond to their arguments that the administration’s concentration on

Foes from Left, Right, Try to Oust Kentucky's McConnell

Foes from Left, Right, Try to Oust Kentucky's McConnell

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader actually

Has the Obamacare Surge Continued into 2014?

Is Obamacare enrollment still surging or slowing down? The data available suggests the latter but Reuters says the former. Reuters reported yesterday that the December surge in Obamacare enrollment had continued into 2014, at least in “some states.”Author Sharon Begley

GOP Wins Democrat Seat Running Against ObamaCare

GOP Wins Democrat Seat Running Against ObamaCare

Kentucky Republicans picked up a seat in the state House Tuesday in a special election. Republican Suzanne Miles edged Democrat Kim Humphrey to capture a seat that had been held by Democrats for decades. Trailing late in the race, Miles

Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Ashley Judd's Senate Run

Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Ashley Judd's Senate Run

All the talk–and hype–regarding actress Ashley Judd’s run for the Senate may be premature. Seems her own party is having second thoughts about her chances of capturing what it perceives as a winnable Senate seat. Judd hasn’t officially announced her

Uh-Oh – Report: DSCC pulling back from Ashley Judd

The DSCC was previously “all in” for Ms. Judd, but that was before a poll ofthe Kentucky Senate race by one of their leading pollsters came out. Now, reportedly, they’re backing away slowly. Via the Hill: According to the Louisville

Ashley Judd's Senate Plans Divide Kentucky Dems

Ashley Judd's Senate Plans Divide Kentucky Dems

Actress Ashley Judd is polarizing Kentucky Democrats as she seems to be starting a campaign for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat in 2014. Judd has not announced her candidacy officially, but her recent actions are leading many in the state to

The Anti- Reagan Day Hall of Shame

In response to Happy Reagan Day: In addition to Obama, ten of our nation’s governors also don’t get Reagan’s “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you” joke. In case you were wondering who refused to issue a

Kentucky tax reform proposal a mixed bag

Kentucky tax reform proposal a mixed bag

A panel created by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to assess possible changes to the commonwealth’s tax system is proposing an array of tax reforms, some of which will be greeted and others loathed by economic conservatives. According to the AP,

Rand Paul Calls to Legalize Hemp

Rand Paul Calls to Legalize Hemp

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) is on a campaign to legalize hemp, arguing it would put his home state’s economy at a competitive advantage.  Last week, Paul wore a shirt made from hemp at the Kentucky State Fair. He suggested

Will the Justice Department Be Authorized to Shut Down Internet Sites?

On September 20th, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation — S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act — that seeks to give the Department of Justice the power to shut down websites anywhere in the