The Atlantic on Obama’s Strategy, How Massachusetts Feels About RomneyCare, “Cash Mobs” Boost Independent Businesses: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Is Obama A Chess Master Or Pawn? That’s the question posed on the cover of the March issue of The Atlantic. Writer James Fallows offers his answer in his article called Obama Explained. 1:12pm: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has called Massachusetts’ health care law—which requires that every resident have health insurance or pay […]

Mitt Romney Is First Presidential Candidate to Qualify for Kentucky’s Primary

Kentucky’s presidential primary is months away and tends to serve little purpose in selecting a major party nominee. But that doesn’t mean the event is being ignored. At least one presidential hopeful is in front of the pack in Kentucky: Mitt Romney. The Republican frontrunner is the only candidate to have filed to run in the state’s […]

Chandler Blames Federal Deficit on Bush-Era Tax Cuts

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Congressman Ben Chandler says one of the main causes of today’s historic trillion dollar federal budget deficit is the tax cuts that were approved during the Bush Administration. The Versailles Democrat made the comment during an interview on KET’s One to One program. Chandler says tax policy under President […]

Obama Administration Withdraws Draft to Strengthen Ozone Standards

As Louisville suffers a string of bad air quality days due to high ozone levels, the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. President Barack Obama has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft proposal that would tighten the Ozone National Ambient Air […]

Obama Withdraws Draft Rule Meant to Tighten Ozone Standards

As Louisville suffers a string of bad air quality days due to high ozone levels, the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. President Barack Obama has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft proposal that would tighten the Ozone National Ambient Air […]

Fancy Farm Speakers Line Up in Support of Coal

Much of the speaking at this weekend’s Fancy Farm picnic trended towards national issues. Candidates praised the military, worried about public debt and criticized what is—or isn’t—getting done in Washington. But coal and federal environmental regulations were also a target in several speeches. Coal crossed party lines at Fancy Farm, as both Democrats and Republicans […]

At Fancy Farm, Republicans Focus on National Issues, Democrats Quiet on Obama

The only elections on the ballot this year in Kentucky are for statewide offices. But candidates at this weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic spent much of their time discussing national politics. The references to national politics started with the first political speech…delivered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who used the Congressional bickering over raising the […]

Osama bin Laden Dead

Osama bin Laden is dead. White House officials have reported that the U.S. is in possession of the al-Qaeda founder’s body, and President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement soon. The speech will be streamed live online and the BBC has announced plans to cover Mr. Obama’s remarks live this evening. WFPL will broadcast the […]

Obama Scraps Visit to Indianapolis

Update: President Barack Obama has reportedly cancelled the trip described in the story below. President Barack Obama is preparing for his fifth visit to Indiana since taking office. Mr. Obama will visit Allison Transmission in Indianapolis Friday. The plant makes transmission systems for hybrid vehicles and the president’s visit is part of his campaign to […]