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John Yarmuth

This Fear Too Shall Pass

Muhammad Babar | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Muhammad Babar

Once I was in the gallery of the House Chamber, I was overwhelmed with the history of this place and space. During this powerful moment, I had an epiphany about the people before us who had gone through the difficulties and hardships in this land of America.

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.

John Yarmuth Wins Election In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Yarmuth (R-Ky.) defeated Republican Michael Macfarlane in the state's 3nd Congressional District on Tuesday. Yarmuth was first elected to...

Appalachia Health Quarantine: Will Feds Issue Protective Respirators to Kids, Families Near Mountaintop Removal Sites?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over the years, it has been sickening to watch politicians, coal company hacks and sycophantic journalists defer judgment and split hairs over the connections between massive mountaintop removal operations and public health hazards in the same way black lung disease for coal miners had been denied for decades.

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Dem Rep: McConnell's 'Scared To Death' About Grimes

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Three days after Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her run for U.S. Senate, the Bluegrass State's only Democratic congress...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Press House Dems On Big Issue | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including Executive Director Anna Galland, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones and Dail...

Dem Slams GOP Leader: 'Mitch McConnell Sucks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) had some harsh words for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) while speaking at an event for the Jefferson County ...

Mr. President: Legalize Hemp!

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

While support for legalizing hemp's distant cousin, marijuana, remains controversial, hemp is not marijuana. Legalized industrial hemp production could emerge as a prolific cash crop and a clean-burning alternative fuel.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Passes Bill To Ease Air Travel Delays | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers passed a bill Friday to ease air traffic delays before catching their own flights home for a week off, leaving unchanged other...

House Immigration Group 'Very Close' To Deal

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), one of the House members working on an immigration reform plan, said Wednesday that he and his fellow members are nearing t...

Judd Senate Buzz Has Some Democrats Convinced

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Actress Ashley Judd has yet to announce a final decision about challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, but the ongoing spe...

Reintroduced ACHE Act Is the No-Brainer Bill of the Year: Will Congress Finally Deal With This Health Emergency?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With the daily silica-laced blizzard from five million pounds of toxic explosives in the background, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Rep. Louise Slaughter reintroduced the biggest no-brainer bill of the year for Congress -- the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act.

Paul Blumenthal

Dems Aim For One Unified Bill On Campaign Finance | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to show a unified front, five members of a campaign finance reform task force organized by House Democrats reintroduced thr...

What Did Obama Mean by Change?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even the most ardent Obama supporter can't in good conscience or sound mental state argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He's just played the game a little better.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Kentucky Republican Opposes DADT Repeal Because 'The Military Has Standards' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck's recent comments comparing being gay to alcoholism raising eyebrows, another Republican candidate in Kentucky...

"Capitolism": A Race between Congressional Corruption and the Most Massive Citizen Involvement in U.S. Legislative History

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

All of the sudden five-year increase in consumer spending, which primed the U.S. economy for the fall, can be attributed to health care costs.

Beer: It's Also For Political Fundraising

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beer: it's not just for diffusing racial tensions. It's also for political fundraising. As are wine, bourbon, cocktails, margaritas, and mojitos -- al...

House Democrats Draw Line in the Sand on Public Option

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not time for half-measures that won't get the job done. If Obama is going to deliver on his promise of change, this is the the time and healthcare reform with a public option is the issue.

Kentuckians Continue To Flee The GOP, And Why Sen. Jim Bunning Is Toast...

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Having spent more than four years in Kentucky politics, I can say quite definitively that it's a fascinatingly complicated state when it comes to politics.

McConnell Makes Opening Chess Move To Force Senator Bunning To Retire Or Face GOP Primary Challenge In 2010

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

For those thinking ahead to the 2010 Senate races, there is no GOP target more inviting than the seat currently occupied by Sen. Jim Bunning.

2008 Kentucky CD-03 General Election:
Northup (R) vs Yarmuth (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KY-03: Northup vs Yarmuth

2006 Kentucky CD-03 General Election:
Northup (R-i) vs Yarmuth (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KY-03: Northup vs Yarmuth