Republicans Divided Over McConnell Debt Plan

Speaking to WHAS-AM radio personality Mandy Connell on Wednesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., defended his proposal to give President Barack Obama unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling even if party leaders can’t agree on ways to reduce the debt moving forward. McConnell’s proposal gives the president the power to request increases […]

McConnell Blasted For Citing Casey Anthony Trial to Justify Gitmo Tribunals

Citing the verdict in the Casey Anthony case to justify trying terror suspects in military tribunals sounds like a stretch, but that was what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested Sunday and it’s put the commonwealth’s senior Senator under increased criticism. “We found with the Caylee Anthony case how difficult it is to get […]

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 […]

EKU Gaining Support to Host Presidential Debate

Several federal and state elected officials have joined together to support Eastern Kentucky University’s bid to host a debate during next year’s presidential campaign. A package sent by university officials to the Commission on Presidential Debates includes strong letters of support from Democratic and Republican leaders, namely U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen. […]

Senate Democrats Hammer McConnell on Ethanol Subsidies

In a press conference featuring several prominent Senate Democrats, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was urged to end tax breaks for ethanol subsidies as part of the debt ceiling negotiations. Earlier this month, McConnell was among many Republican lawmakers who voted to end the ethanol credits but the measure failed. Hammering the commonwealth’s senior Senator […]

Yarmuth Praises Obama Debt Address, Criticizes GOP Leaders

Reacting to the president’s address about ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., slammed Republican leaders for playing politics with the nation’s credit and believes Democrats won’t support a deal unless it includes wealthier Americans making sacrifices. At a news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama said raising revenue had to be an option […]

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 […]