McConnell: Buffett Rule Won’t Create Jobs or Lower Gas Prices

Speaking on the Senate floor Monday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., once again criticized President Obama’s so-called Buffett Rule and accused the administration of ignoring larger economic problems The White House has been pushing the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 for the past week as the Senate considers the measure. Named after billionaire […]

McConnell Rebuffs Obama ‘Buffett Rule’

Standing with a group of millionaires and their secretaries, President Barack Obama continued to urge lawmakers to adopt the so-called Buffett Rule and suggested former President Ronald Reagan would have supported the plan. The measure is named after billionaire William Buffett and would require individuals earning $1 million a year or more pay at least […]

Yarmuth Letter Accuses McConnell of Misleading Public About Health Care Law

In a four-page letter, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of misleading the public about President Obama’s health care law and repeats a challenge for the two to hold a forum on the issue. Last month, the GOP leader penned an editorial calling for the law’s repeal to mark […]

Obama Campaign Opens First Kentucky Office

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign opened its first office in Kentucky today. The office is in Louisville at  617 Baxter Avenue. The campaign held an open house at the location this afternoon, with several supporters and elected officials in attendance.  Kentucky has never been a priority for the president, not in his 2008 bid and not […]

McConnell Tells Obama to ‘Back Off’ on Supreme Court Comments

Speaking at the Rotary Club in Lexington Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to refrain from criticizing the Supreme Court as the justices deliberate the constitutionality of health care reform. On Monday, the president talked about the pending case and said he was confident the nine justices would uphold his legislative […]

Yarmuth: Overturning Health Care Law Would Be Disaster for GOP

Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says if the Supreme Court overturns President Obama’s health care overhaul it would be a disaster for the American people, but would benefit Democrats in the fall election. For the past week, the high court has heard arguments for and against the Affordable Health Care […]

Yarmuth Initiates Letter Calling for Two-State Solution

In a letter to President Obama supported by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., a group of congressmen are urging the White House to pursue a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The letter is being circulated among members of Congress and is backed by the liberal lobbying group J Street, which is holding its […]

Yarmuth Challenges McConnell to Public Debate Over Healthcare Law

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to publicly debate President Obama’s healthcare law. The two Kentucky lawmakers have been on opposite sides of the Affordable Care Act for some time, but the two-year anniversary of the legislation being signed into law has put it back in the forefront of […]

Yarmuth Marks Health Care Reform Anniversary, Celebrates Benefits

While Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates used the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s landmark health care overhaul to mock and ridicule the law, Democratic Congress John Yarmuth celebrated the reform and touted its benefits. Supporters are highlighting an analysis prepared by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which shows that the Affordable Care Act has […]

McConnell Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Incredible Tragedy,’ Dodges Gun Law Questions

On the day President Obama addressed the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also called the incident an “incredible tragedy” but dodged questions about Florida’s controversial Stand your Ground gun law. Last month, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen […]