Yarmuth Defends Obama Reversal on Super PACs

Despite Democratic opposition to fundraising from outside groups, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., supports President Obama’s decision to endorse a Super PAC working on behalf of his re-election campaign. Earlier this week, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced that senior campaign and White House officials, including cabinet members, will attend and speak at Super PAC… Continue reading Yarmuth Defends Obama Reversal on Super PACs

Paul Joins Lawsuit Against Obama’s Recess Appointments

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced he is filed a brief to join a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s recess appointments. In December, the president sidestepped the Senate by naming three new members to the National Labor Relations Board and installing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the… Continue reading Paul Joins Lawsuit Against Obama’s Recess Appointments

First Lady to Host Obama Fundraiser in Louisville

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Louisville next month to support her husband’s re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has scheduled a fundraiser for February 23 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in west Louisville. It is expected to draw hundreds of President Obama’s supporters, who won Jefferson County in 2008 despite his… Continue reading First Lady to Host Obama Fundraiser in Louisville

Yarmuth Praises Obama Address for Contrasting Income Inequality

Calling America’s wealth disparity the defining issue of our time, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised President Obama’s annual State of the Union as a strong and decisive speech. The nationally televised address was framed with a call that every American deserves a fair shake and should pay their fair share. Before Mr. Obama’s address,… Continue reading Yarmuth Praises Obama Address for Contrasting Income Inequality

Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

Several lawmakers from the region have responded to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who earlier criticized the speech before it was delivered. The responses follow the official GOP reaction from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and an unofficial one from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who… Continue reading Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

Paul Delivers State of the Union Response

Following President Obama’s annual State of the Union address that called for domestic nation-building, job creation and a fair economy, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered his own response. During the speech, Mr. Obama focused primarily on the economy and reiterated that every citizen must pay their share and play by certain rules to regulate… Continue reading Paul Delivers State of the Union Response

McConnell Preemptively Criticizes Obama Address

Speaking on the Senate floor hours before the State of the Union, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., preemptively slammed President Obama’s annual address, saying he is already disappointed in the speech. The president is scheduled to deliver the nationally televised speech in the House chamber Tuesday, and several reports have signaled it will focus on… Continue reading McConnell Preemptively Criticizes Obama Address

Daniels To Deliver GOP Response to State of the Union Speech

The Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week will be delivered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader announced Daniels’ selection in a statement today, saying he has a solid record of effective governing and fiscal responsibility. Daniels is in his eighth and final… Continue reading Daniels To Deliver GOP Response to State of the Union Speech

Guthrie: Obama Violated Constitution With Recess Appointments

Joining Republican presidential candidates and other GOP lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., blasted President Barack Obama for bypassing Congress and invoking recess appointments earlier this week. The president sidestepped the Senate by naming three new members to the National Labor Relations Board and installing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the newly… Continue reading Guthrie: Obama Violated Constitution With Recess Appointments

Obama’s Vision for Military, Relations with Pakistan, Bullitt County Sewage Spill, Richard Cordray’s Presidential Appointment: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama today spelled out his vision of the military in the years ahead, driven by the push to cut Pentagon spending by at least $450 billion dollars over the next decade. Obama will likely draw fire for spelling out that the U.S. military will… Continue reading Obama’s Vision for Military, Relations with Pakistan, Bullitt County Sewage Spill, Richard Cordray’s Presidential Appointment: Today on Here and Now