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 […]

Jobs Bill in Senate, 10th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan, Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Today on Here and Now

The Obama jobs bill faces a big test this week — there’s a vote in the Senate tomorrow. We’ll get a preview. We’re marking the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, and today, we check in on the National Guard. Remember when Guard members were “weekend warriors,” training one weekend per […]

McConnell Praises Medal of Honor Recipient From Kentucky

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., honored Kentucky-native Dakota Meyer, who will become the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in four decades. In 2009, Meyer ran into a firefight while serving in Afghanistan to search for ambushed U.S. soldiers and Afghan troops. Meyer asked his commanding […]

Kentuckian to Receive Medal of Honor

A Kentucky native and former Marine Corporal will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama next month for his actions in Afghanistan two years ago. Dakota Meyer will be the third living recipient of the nation’s highest combat honor and first living Marine recipient of the award since the Vietnam War. The 23-year-old […]