Barack Obama

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 a fine—an “abject failure.” Santorum claims that health care costs have “blown a hole” in the Massachusetts budget. But in a poll conducted by Here and Now’s home station WBUR-Boston, 62 percent of residents surveyed support the measure that Mitt Romney signed into law five years ago. Why the disconnect? And what are the facts on the costs of health care reform? We’ll try to find out.

1:40pm: You’ve heard of flash mobs where people appear to randomly gather and break into elaborate song and dance routines. But now, a new phenomenon, called “cash mobs,” is spreading across the country. Instead of breaking into song, members of cash mobs break open their wallets to spend their money at locally-owned businesses. The idea is the brainchild of Buffalo blogger and engineer, Chris Smith. He says the idea is sort of a reverse Groupon. But instead of offering people bargain basement deals, the incentive is to infuse the local community with cash. We’ll find out how they work and what effect they have on the stores they visit.

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

by Kenny Colston January 23, 2012

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 […]

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Chandler Blames Federal Deficit on Bush-Era Tax Cuts

by admin September 26, 2011

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 […]

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Obama Administration Withdraws Draft to Strengthen Ozone Standards

by Erica Peterson September 2, 2011

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 […]

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Obama Withdraws Draft Rule Meant to Tighten Ozone Standards

by Erica Peterson September 2, 2011

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 […]

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Fancy Farm Speakers Line Up in Support of Coal

by Erica Peterson August 6, 2011

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 […]

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

by Gabe Bullard August 6, 2011

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 […]

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Live Coverage of the President’s Press Conference Today at 11:00

by Gabe Bullard July 15, 2011

President Barack Obama will hold a press conference today at 11:00. Mr. Obama is expected to talk about the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. WFPL will carry live coverage of the event.

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Osama bin Laden Dead

by Gabe Bullard May 1, 2011

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 […]

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Obama Scraps Visit to Indianapolis

by Gabe Bullard April 7, 2011

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 […]

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