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Kentucky

  1. voting rights
    Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to VoteAmid the outcry over Republican-led states restricting voting opportunities, some states are moving in the opposite direction.
  2. sports
    Why Valets Are Ready to Disrupt the Kentucky DerbyThe workers who tend to thoroughbreds want more for their dangerous jobs from Churchill Downs.
  3. encounter
    Attica Scott: Dems Didn’t Have My Back After Protest ArrestThe only Black woman in the Kentucky legislature is ready for change, especially after Breonna Taylor. Is her party?
  4. 2020 primaries
    Amy McGrath Wins Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Will Face McConnellThe former fighter pilot defeated Charles Booker, whose campaign surged in the weeks before the election.
  5. democratic primaries
    Charles Booker Met the Moment — and May Get to Take On Mitch McConnellAfter taking a leadership role in Louisville’s protests for racial justice, Booker is far less of a long shot in Kentucky’s Democratic Senate primary.
  6. democratic primaries
    Things Are Not Going Well for Amy McGrathThe candidate is backed by Senate Democrats, but isn’t generating much enthusiasm.
  7. politics
    Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the DoorThe soon-to-be ex-governor of Kentucky just pardoned a man who allegedly beheaded a woman.
  8. kentucky
    New Kentucky Governor Takes Oath, Swears He’s Never Fought a DuelThe commonwealth has a colorful oath of office.
  9. voter fraud
    Bevin Blames His Defeat on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Among Students and Black PeopleLike a lot of Republicans, Bevin considers anything that helps poor people vote illegal or unethical.
  10. elections of 2019
    Bevin Concedes After Republicans Decline to Help Him Steal the ElectionThis could be a useful precedent for Republicans whose president has given reason to fear he might not accept 2020 defeat.
  11. politics
    Matt Bevin Was Unpopular Because of His PoliciesMatt Bevin was a uniquely unpopular governor. It’s important to understand why.
  12. elections of 2019
    Matt Bevin’s Loss in Kentucky Was About Matt BevinKentucky rejected its conservative governor, but Democrats excited about 2020 implications should note the GOP won every other statewide office.
  13. elections of 2019
    Beshear Beats Trump-Loving Bevin in KentuckyPartisanship couldn’t pull an unpopular incumbent across the line in the governor’s race.
  14. elections of 2019
    Democrats Win in Kentucky and Virginia, and More Results From the 2019 ElectionDems won the governor’s race in Kentucky and a trifecta in Virginia, while the Mississippi GOP cemented its power and NYC passed ranked-choice voting.
  15. medicaid
    Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Health CareMedicare for All isn’t on the ballot just yet. But in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi, voters have a chance to secure “Medicaid for more.”
  16. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  17. elections of 2019
    Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year ElectionsIn Kentucky and even in the more moderate Virginia, Republicans are smearing all Democrats as terrifying socialists. It will get much worse next year.
  18. gaffes
    Amy McGrath Is Wasting Her Chance to Beat Mitch McConnellThe former fighter pilot and Kentucky Democrat wants to take down Mitch McConnell. But she can’t stop getting into her own way.
  19. satire
    To Win Red States, Dems Must Move Right – Then Left – Then ApologizeAmy McGrath took two different positions on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in a single day. That’s the kind of spinelessness Kentucky voters crave.
  20. 2019 elections
    Democrat Beshear to Take On ‘Least Popular Governor’ in Red KentuckyMatt Bevin has richly earned his unpopularity, especially among those who value public education. Sheer partisanship is his top asset.
  21. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell Selling ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts in KY, State With Third Highest OD RateThe t-shirts play off the momentum of an absurd political moment, but ignore the on-the-ground reality for an alarming number of Kentucky residents.
  22. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell’s New Campaign Ad Is Brazenly Anti-DemocracyThe McConnell campaign’s first campaign ad is about insisting that his various subversions of democracy are instances of “letting the people decide.”
  23. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  24. politics
    Rand Paul Gets $580,000 Award After Suing Neighbor Who Broke Six of His RibsA jury awarded the noted libertarian and Kentucky senator over half a million dollars, after his neighbor threw him ten feet across his own lawn.
  25. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  26. Red-State Teachers Just Scored a Victory That Could Transform the GOPLast night in Kentucky, teachers showed GOP lawmakers that supporting education cuts could cost them — in a Republican primary.
  27. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  28. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  29. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  30. teachers strikes
    Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  31. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  32. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  33. teachers strike
    Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  34. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  35. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  36. mystery solved
    Neighbor’s Assault on Rand Paul Was All About Yard MaintenancePaul apparently stacked some brush too close to his neighbor’s property, enraging him.
  37. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  38. Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky HomeIt’s unclear when the senator will be able to return to D.C.
  39. politics
    Man Arrested After Assaulting Senator Rand Paul at His Home in KentuckyThe senator was “blindsided” by his neighbor, but received only minor injuries. The reason for the attack is not clear.
  40. Kentucky Anti-Union Drive a Harbinger of What We Will See in WashingtonIt’s not getting a lot of attention, but an anti-union drive, reflecting a radicalization of the GOP, is likely in Washington, as shown in the states.
  41. Kentucky GOP Leader Thinks Fetal Viability Begins at ConceptionRobert Stivers argues that the right to choose evaporates the moment a woman makes “a decision to conceive.”
  42. Creepy Clowns Are Still Terrifying People Across the SouthA Kentucky man in a clown costume was arrested for lurking near an apartment complex at 1 a.m.
  43. Look for Two More Sanders Upsets in KY and ORWhat does it mean if he keeps his winning streak alive?
  44. Kentucky Governor Dismantles KynectMatt Bevin delivers on his pledge to hand Kynect over to Washington bureaucrats. 
  45. elections
    Tea Party Favorite Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor RaceHe’s promised to roll back the Affordable Care Act in the state.
  46. same-sex marriage
    Kentucky Clerk Still Denying Marriage LicensesEven after being instructed by the court to issue the licenses, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis rejected two more couples this morning, citing “God’s authority.”
  47. ebola
    Kentucky Teacher Resigns Over Parents’ Dumb Ebola FearsThey wanted to quarantine her over a trip to East Africa.
  48. equal rites
    Judges Just Can’t Stop Overturning Gay Marriage BansToday it’s in Kentucky (pending appeal).
  49. elections
    Mitch McConnell Crushes Tea-Party Challenger in Kentucky PrimaryHe’s still facing a tough election in November.
  50. early and awkward
    Mitch McConnell Lost March Madness, MiserablyThe Kentucky senator’s ad failed multiple times.
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