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The Dow Jones plunged almost 200 points yesterday amid investor anxiety that Congress won’t pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling by August 2nd. The market rebounded slightly, and today House speaker John Boehner is trying to rally his caucus around a plan to raise the debt ceiling in two stages—one immediately, the second […]

Bowling Green Mayor Speaks Out About Terror Suspects

The mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky believes the two Iraqi nationals being held in his city on terrorism charges are secure and American courts can handle terror suspects. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter that the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad […]

Bowling Green Rejects Moving Terror Suspects Trial

Despite warnings from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to move the criminal proceedings out of the state, the Bowling Green Board of Commissioners voted against a resolution to relocate two Iraqi nationals charged with terrorism. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, McConnell said the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and […]

P’Pool Supports Moving Terror Suspects to Gitmo

Following other GOP nominees running for office in Kentucky this fall, Republican Attorney General candidate Todd P’Pool has voiced support for sending the terror suspects charged in Bowling Green last month to Guantanamo Bay. The Hopkins County attorney is hoping to mirror state Senate President David Williams’s success with the issue in the gubernatorial race […]

Beshear Wants Terror Suspects Out of Kentucky

A day after his Republican opponent charged he lacked the courage to do so, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has issued a statement calling for the two Iraqi nationals facing terrorism charges to be sent out of Kentucky. On Wednesday, state Senate President David Williams challenged Beshear and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, to join him […]

McConnell Urges Gitmo for Iraqi Suspects

Responding to the pending trial of two Iraqi nationals facing terrorism charges in Kentucky, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,  wants the duo shipped to Guantanamo Bay. In May, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi were arrested in Bowling Green and have been accused of attempting to provide cash and weapons to al Qaida in […]

Colbert Skewers Paul for Profiling Comments

Comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for his recent statements that people should be subject to profiling if they attend “radical political speeches” that advocate the violent overthrow of the government. The satirical talk show host points out—as Kentucky blogger Joe Sonka did previously—that by those standards, Paul could be arrested for […]

Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green Due in Court

by Dan Modlin, Kentucky Public Radio Two Iraqi men who are facing terrorism charges are due in court tomorrow (Wednesday) in Bowling Green. The hearing will determine whether the men should be held without bail while their case is pending. The two were indicted on 23 counts in connection with their alleged attempts to provide […]