Paul: War on Terror Doesn’t Justify Retreat on Civil Rights

In a stinging editorial, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced the passage of a controversial detainee provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that authorizes indefinite military detention of terror suspects. On Wednesday, the Senate easily voted down an effort to remove language in the legislation requiring mandatory detention of people accused of terrorism. Civil […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Area Lawmakers React to bin Laden Death

Reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement praising the U.S. military for its efforts, saying the country fulfilled its pledge to hunt down the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. From McConnell’s office: “The death of Osama bin Laden marks a long-awaited […]