U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner

In a fact-check of President Obama’s recent speech, The Washington Post scolded the president for using old talking points and incorrectly identifying the Sherman Minton Bridge as closed while lashing out at Republican leaders.

On Monday, Mr. Obama once again criticized Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., about the Brent Spence Bridge connecting their states before a conference of union workers.

The president visited the span for the symbolism last year to rally for his jobs bill, but as the fact checker noted, the Obama administration has failed to explain how the legislation would pay for fixing the span considering it spends most money in 2013 and the Brent Spence is not slated for construction until 2015.

Later in the speech,  President Obama alluded to the Sherman Minton Bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana as another example, saying it is still shut down. But as local commuters are well aware the span has been back open since February.

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McConnell: House Should Pass Short-Term Payroll Extension

by admin December 22, 2011

With the deadline approaching, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., publicly broke with Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., and urged the Republican-controlled House to pass the two-month payroll extension. Last weekend, McConnell brokered a bipartisan deal with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., to keep the tax relief for another two months. However, Boehner denounced the deal […]

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Yarmuth Dislikes Senate Bill, But Favors Payroll Tax Cut Compromise

by admin December 19, 2011

Despite misgivings about certain provisions, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., favors the payroll tax cut deal and believes the House should approve it. The Senate passed a two-month extension of the tax relief over the weekend, but Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., said Sunday the Republican caucus would reject the bipartisan deal. The speaker says Republicans […]

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Boehner Clock Urges Democrats to Pass GOP Payroll Tax Plan

by admin December 14, 2011

The office of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Oh., released a “countdown clock” on Tuesday to urge Senate Democrats to pass the Republican-sponsored bill extending the payroll tax cuts. The House approved the legislation by a 234-to-193 vote last night, despite a veto threat from President Obama and a pledge by Senate Majority […]

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Yarmuth Opposes Riders on GOP Payroll Tax Plan

by admin December 13, 2011

Pledging to vote against the Republican sponsored payroll tax plan, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky. denounced the legislation for making fundamental changes to key programs without debate. Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., predicted the roughly $180 billion bill will pass the GOP-controlled House with bipartisan support. One provision includes speeding up federal approval of the Keystone […]

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Obama Admonishes McConnell Over Bridges — Again

by admin November 2, 2011

Pitching the American Jobs Act along the Potomac River near Key Bridge on Wednesday, President Obama once again called out Republican congressional leaders by name for not supporting the $447 billion jobs plans. While the tactic hasn’t proved to serve the Obama administration’s agenda in Washington, it has given the president a slight bump in his […]

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Orchestra Update, Boehner Speech, Smart Meters, and David Williams Ads: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 31, 2011

In case you’ve eaten nothing but candy all day and haven’t been able to pay attention to the news, here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been covering today.

Today is the deadline for Louisville Orchestra musicians to return to work. The orchestra board says it will begin replacing the players if they do not sign on by the end of the day. Meanwhile, musicians have launched a protest of sorts outside Louisville Orchestra offices at management’s plan to hire permanent replacement workers.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh. spoke in Louisville today, emphasizing the need for leaders in Washington to work together without compromising core principles.

Several Kentucky electricity co-ops will begin using a new technology called “smart meters” soon. The devices send energy data to power companies—so there’s no need for someone to travel to read the meter.

And the campaign for Republican David Williams has released its final ads in the race for Kentucky governor, but the GOP nominee isn’t in either spot.

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Boehner Visits Louisville Today

by admin October 31, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Oh., is visiting Louisville on Monday to speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center as part of its fall lecture series. When the GOP took control of the House in 2010 with the help of the Tea Party, the Ohio congressman became one of the most powerful and […]

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Yarmuth Scolds Washington in CNBC Interview

by admin July 28, 2011

Appearing on CNBC Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told the business network Americans are fed up with the calamity in Washington over the ongoing debt ceiling deliberations as the August 2 deadline looms. Yarmuth was asked what his constituents are thinking about the frustrating negotiations, and the three-term congressman ripped congressional leaders as the […]

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Daniels Endorses Boehner Debt Ceiling Package

by admin July 28, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is urging members of his state’s federal delegation to support Speaker John Boehner’s plan aimed at averting the first default in U.S. history. What’s interesting is that Daniels, who served as Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under former President George W. Bush, indicts his former administration when […]

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