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Ind. senator seeks death penalty law in school shootings

Ind. senator seeks death penalty law in school shootingsIs killing someone at school worthy of the death penalty? An Indiana state senator thinks so, and wants to make it law.
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  • 1 week ago
Local

Public has chance to say goodbye to Ford starting Sunday

Public has chance to say goodbye to Ford starting SundayThis weekend, the public will get a chance to remember former Kentucky Senator Wendell Ford.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Republican Harmon to file for Kentucky auditor

Republican Harmon to file for Kentucky auditorHarmon's campaign says the Danville Republican will file on Friday morning at the state Capitol.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Coats named chairman of US Senate Finance subcommittee

Coats named chairman of US Senate Finance subcommitteeCoats said Thursday that Indiana relies on energy and infrastructure for its manufacturing and transportation needs, and he plans to use the position to focus on expanding job opportunities.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

GOP candidates mostly agree at Kentucky gubernatorial forum

GOP candidates mostly agree at Kentucky gubernatorial forumKentucky's Republican candidates for governor found little to disagree with during their first joint appearance of the 2015 election cycle.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Hal Heiner to attend Ky. Press Association Gubernatorial Forum

Hal Heiner to attend Ky. Press Association Gubernatorial ForumRepublican Hal Heiner, attended a Pro-life rally in Louisville Thursday morning.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford dies at age 90

Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford dies at age 90Ford retired from the Senate at the start of 1999. He has remained an active elder statesman for Kentucky Democrats, campaigning for them and offering advice.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation

Joe Biden reveals 'there is a chance' he would challenge Hillary Clinton

Joe Biden reveals 'there is a chance' he would challenge Hillary ClintonThe vice president described Clinton as a "really competent, capable person and a friend."
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Obama to stress middle class in State of the Union

Obama to stress middle class in State of the UnionIn an address devoted to what aides call "middle class economics," Obama plans to promote a tax hike on the wealthy, new tax breaks for child care, and programs that include two free years of community college, lower interest rates on mortgage insurance, and...
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Indiana

2 bills filed that would allow medical marijuana in Indiana

2 bills filed that would allow medical marijuana in IndianaSen. Karen Tallian of Portage and Rep. Sue Errington of Muncie are sponsoring bills that would allow Indiana residents to use marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor's recommendation.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Mitch McConnell: President should work with Congress on bipartisan jobs, reform measures

Mitch McConnell: President should work with Congress on bipartisan jobs, reform measuresU.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's State of the Union tonight.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Ashley Judd says a political campaign may still be in her future

Ashley Judd says a political campaign may still be in her futureJudd insists in the interview with The Hill that she was prepared to run in Kentucky against McConnell, who went on to easily defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes and become Senate majority leader in the 2014 GOP wave.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Indiana bill would outlaw abortion due to gender, disability

Indiana bill would outlaw abortion due to gender, disabilityIndiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter told The Indianapolis Star he supports the bill proposed by Republican Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle. Fichter says his organization believes an unborn child should not be discriminated against based on disability or sex.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Scott opens race for governor by backing expanded gambling

Scott opens race for governor by backing expanded gamblingScott, a Pike County native, endorsed a constitutional amendment legalizing casino-style gambling. He said most of the money should be earmarked to pay down the state's unfunded pension liabilities.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Indiana

Pence likely to tout school plans in State of State speech

Pence likely to tout school plans in State of State speechPence's speech Tuesday evening to a joint session of the Indiana House and Senate will be televised by several stations around the state.
  • Indiana
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Fits like a Gov; Conway rolls out campaign

Fits like a Gov; Conway rolls out campaignSince then, they've raised $1.5 million in campaign cash and collected endorsements from key Democrats across the state, food for thought for other Democrats who may be considering the race such as Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes coming off a bruising...
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Indiana

Rush to give 1st state of judiciary speech to lawmakers

Rush to give 1st state of judiciary speech to lawmakersIndiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush, who took over the position in August, will give the speech Wednesday before a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Elections

Democrat Conway officially files for governor's race

Democrat Conway officially files for governor's raceThe Attorney General filed candidacy papers with the Secretary of State's office Monday morning. Conway officially announced his candidacy in May and has been raising money ever since, raising more than $1.3 million.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Book tour puts Rand Paul's 'secret' weapon on national stage

Book tour puts Rand Paul's 'secret' weapon on national stageKentucky Sen. Rand Paul's wife of 24 years is stepping onto the national stage as part of a book tour launching at roughly the same time her husband is expected to enter the 2016 presidential race.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Senate approves anti-heroin bill on 3rd day of session

Senate approves anti-heroin bill on 3rd day of sessionThe bill cleared the Republican-dominated Senate from start to finish in just three days. And while lawmakers said it was not a partisan issue, politicians on both sides were positioning themselves to benefit from the bill's passage.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Coats appointed to Senate Republican whip team

Coats appointed to Senate Republican whip teamCoats was among 11 senators named Tuesday to the team that includes Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho. Republicans formally assumed the majority in the Senate on Tuesday.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOPDespite that disagreement over approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, McConnell held out hope Wednesday that Republicans could work with Obama on issues such as trade agreements, infrastructure improvements and rewriting tax laws.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

McConnell says he will seek common ground with Democrats

McConnell says he will seek common ground with DemocratsYou might call it climate change in the Capitol. McConnell says unlike the Democratic led senate, the Republican majority will allow opposing voices to be heard.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

McConnell: "A lot of hard work awaits' new republican Senate

McConnell: "A lot of hard work awaits' new republican SenateIt is the sign of the times, U.S. Capitol worker Gary Burris replaced the "Republican Leader" name plate on Mitch McCOnnell's door with one that caps not only the entry to McConnell's office, but his political career as Majority Leader.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

New Congress convening in with GOP in charge of both houses

New Congress convening in with GOP in charge of both housesThey planned to move swiftly toward a veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline, summoning unity despite a tea party-backed effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Indiana

Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget-writing session

Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget-writing sessionProjections for moderate state tax revenue growth could make it tough for advocates of increased road funding for local governments and reversing spending cuts ordered by Gov. Mike Pence to the Department of Child Services and other agencies.
  • Indiana
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

One on one with Sen. Mitch McConnell

One on one with Sen. Mitch McConnellHis Senate leadership office is fraught with history and conflict, but Mitch McConnell said his Senate will have a high tolerance for different points of view.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago