Activist Says Voters Could Have Chosen “Uncommitted” Over Obama for Many Reasons

Kentucky has become the latest in a growing number of states where Democratic voters have chosen not to vote for President Obama in primary elections. More than 40 percent of Democratic voters who went to the polls yesterday selected someone other than Mr. Obama. Kentucky’s primary results have mirrored that of other southern, conservative states […]

Political Observers Expect No Surprises in Kentucky’s Presidential Primaries

Even though the presidential nomination process is effectively over, Kentuckians can still vote for candidates other than Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in tomorrow’s primary. Republicans can cast ballots for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, even though they’re no longer in the running. And Democrats will be able to choose ‘uncommitted’ instead […]

McConnell Scolds Obama, Urges New Debt Limit Talks

Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to “become the adult” and lead the conversation on the debt and deficit reduction plans. Republican leaders used the Sunday morning shows to push for spending cuts as part of any deal to increase the national debt limit. […]

McConnell Shreds Obama “To-Do” List

In a Senate floor speech Thursday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lectured President Obama for pushing a “to-do” list on Congress. Earlier this week, Mr. Obama delivered a speech unveiling a five-point package of previously announced proposals as unfinished business for lawmakers to accomplish. Among the president’s measures are mortgage relief for homeowners, clean energy manufacturing […]

Fairness Director Praises Obama Endorsing Gay Marriage

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is praising President Obama for coming out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The president said after personally wrestling with the issue and it was important he affirm that he supports gay couples being legally recognized under marriage laws. Earlier this week, Vice President […]

President Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

President Barack Obama, in an ABC News interview: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I […]

Yarmuth: Obama Has Right to Politicize bin Laden Death

For most of the week Republicans have been critical of an attack ad by President Obama’s re-election campaign highlighting the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. But Democratic Congress John Yarmuth believes its proper for the president to politicize the issue. The ad released earlier this month features former President Bill Clinton, who says […]

Yarmuth Praises Obama Afghan Speech, But Policy Questions Remain

After more than a decade of war, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is pleased President Obama is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, but the congressman has questions about the policy. The president made a surprise visit to the foreign country on Tuesday to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr. Obama announced […]

McConnell Declines Obama Invite to Celebrate Kentucky Wildcats

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., turned down an invitation from President Obama to join the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team at the White House on Friday. The Wildcats are visiting the president to celebrate their 2012 NCAA championship after defeating Kansas last month to obtain the university’s eighth national title. According to McConnell’s […]

President Obama in Afghanistan; Will Address U.S. This Evening

President Barack Obama is in Afghanistan. The visit comes one year after the president announced the death of Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the September 11th terrorist attacks from Afghanistan. President Obama will address the American people live from Bargram Air Base tonight at 7:30 pm. WFPL will carry the speech live, with special coverage […]