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
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Senator Rand Paul’s bid to take money from highway beautification projects and use it to repair bridges and other transportation infrastructure has failed on the senate floor. The Kentucky Republican proposed eliminating money for landscaping projects like walking and bike paths and re-directing the funds for bridge work. “This… Continue reading Paul Bridges Amendment Fails on Senate Floor
The race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by veteran Republican incumbent Richard Lugar is getting more interesting with the rumored entrance of U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who will reportedly announce his candidacy Monday. From the Associated Press: Two Democrats with firsthand knowledge of Donnelly’s plans told The Associated Press that the congressman… Continue reading UPDATE: Donnelly Expected to Announce U.S. Senate Bid
Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor and son of Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul, went on the attack during the campaign against the federal health care overhaul, stimulus plans and the budget deficit, repeating his call for smaller government during his victory speech.
Conway goes head-to-head with Republican U-S Senate nominee Rand Paul in Tuesday’s election. In recent days, Paul has increased his lead over Conway in several polls.
It occurred outside the Kentucky Educational Television studios in Lexington, where Paul and his opponent, Jack Conway, held their fifth and final debate.
Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway avoided most of the rancor of their previous debate at the University of Louisville and discussed issues such as Wall Street regulations, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and health care.
Jack Conway and Rand Paul debated before an audience on the campus of Northern Kentucky University and TV viewers in the Northern Kentucky area and Louisville.
Jack Conway trails Rand Paul in the polls, but his campaign hopes Mr. Clinton’s history of success in Kentucky will translate into a late surge.
Paul says federal agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency, have too much power. He says the EPA is an “out of control bureaucracy that needs to be restrained.”