Indiana Attorney General to Defend Immigration Law From Permanent Injunction

The Indiana Attorney General’s office will continue to defend a controversial immigration law that was partially struck down by a federal judge last month. The judge temporarily blocked provisions in the law that restricted immigrants’ use of identification provided by foreign consulates and allowed police to arrest anyone whose immigration status was in question. The […]

Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Calling it it “the most significant development” in the fight against al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama said tonight that bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, which was the result of a “targeted assault” ordered […]

Call For Balanced Budget Amendment Won’t Pass Kentucky House

A resolution calling for a constitutional convention to force Congress to approve a balanced budget amendment got a hearing in a Kentucky House committee, but that’s all.

No vote will be taken this session. The measure, similar to one approved by the Senate last month, is sponsored by Representative Jim DeCesare of Rockfield.

Drug Czar Weighs In On Meth, Prescription Drug Abuse In Kentucky

Florida Governor Rick Scott has proposed cutting a program that would track prescription drugs in his state. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers have asked Scott to reconsider.

Office of National Drug Control Policy director—or Drug Czar—Gil Kerlikowske says Florida needs to fight the prescription drug trade, since pills from that state are sold and abused in Kentucky and elsewhere.

Senate Committee Approves Resolution Asking for Convention on Balanced Budget Amendment

A resolution urging Congress to call a constitutional convention to consider a balanced budget amendment has cleared a Kentucky Senate committee.

The Senate State and Local Government committee, at the urging of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, voted 7-3 for the resolution.

Yarmuth May Clash With Issa On Oversight Committee

The high-profile post places Yarmuth across the table from California Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the committee. Issa has said he intends to use the committee’s power to conduct hundreds of interviews and investigate the Obama administration, which he calls corrupt.