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Ryan Grim

What Happens When Red States Embrace Obamacare | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

A new Gallup survey has found that the two states with the most dramatic drop in their respective rates of uninsured are Kentucky and Arkansas, both d...

Steve Beshear, Eric Schmidt To Aid Democrats' Election Autopsy

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and others to lead a task force to ad...

Coming Soon: A Flood of Marriage-Equality Decisions (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-09-ScreenShot20140709at10.18.47AMsmall.pngIn just the last year, 22 courts have overturned state bans on marriage equality. And with numerous upcoming hearings, that number is likely to climb into the 30s within a few weeks.

Sam Stein

Kentucky Governor Wants To Keep The Triple Crown As Is | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The governor of the state that hosts the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown says he doesn't want to see any changes to the system,...

Sam Stein

Gov. Steve Beshear Urges Fellow Democrats To Take Obamacare 'And Run With It' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a six-month period in which his state defied expectations to become one of Obamacare's defining success stories, Kentucky Gov....

Pro-Equality Attorney General Running to Replace Anti-Equality Governor (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-05-12-ScreenShot20140512at12.13.24PMsmall.pngIf victorious, Conway would be Kentucky's first pro-equality governor.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway Running For Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will run for governor in 2015. Conway, a Democrat, officially announced his candidacy in a Tuesday statement...

Finally, A Political Conflict That Isn't Such A Bad Thing

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Kentucky Gay Marriage Recognition Put On Hold

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countri...

Dem Attorney General On Gay Marriage Decision: 'I Wanted To Be On The Right Side Of History'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) refused to defend Kentucky's gay marriage ban, the state's top lawyer offered more insight o...

Kentucky Man Charged With Threatening Governor, Family

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first ...

After Marriage Equality Win, State Leaders Take Opposite Sides on Appeal (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-03-11-ScreenShot20140311at7.35.48PMsmall.pngThings must be a little tense at the capitol building in Kentucky right now, where the governor and attorney general have staked out opposite positions on a marriage equality ruling.

Kentucky Governor To Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling With Outside Counsel

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

BY BRETT BARROUQUERE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attor...

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Steve Beshear: Alison Lundergan Grimes Better Off Without Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), is better off withou...

The Affordable Care Act Will Defeat Mitch McConnell's Reelection Bid

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The president whose defeat was McConnell's major reason for existence will be directly responsible for McConnell's demise. And the delicious irony is that it will be Obamacare that will be the nail in McConnell's political coffin.

Anti-Government State Embraces Obamacare Enrollment

The Daily Beast | Jonathan Miller | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

We stuck with the Union in favor of our favorite son, Lincoln, but then joined in common cause with the Confederacy after the Civil War had ended. A c...

The Real Death Panel in Obamacare? How About the GOP?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP constantly excoriates liberals and Democrats for their welfare state fantasies because, Republicans insist, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" and that leftists don't understand that life involves hard choices. But the irony here is that Obamacare, for all its flaws, actually recognizes this.

Kentucky Governor Sticks Up For Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

After a Kentucky legislative committee voted to reject implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards on Wednesday, Gov. Steve Beshear (D) si...

Jason Cherkis

Want A Corn Dog With Your Obamacare? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla of he...

Dem Governor Slams Rick Scott's 'Clumsy Attempt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A new battle heated up Tuesday after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) posted a letter on Facebook criticizing Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) attempt to ...

Jason Cherkis

The One Key To Mitch McConnell's Reelection He Can't Control | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is known for his meticulous strategizing and prodigious fundraising. He thinks about poli...

Gov Pleads With Obama For Help

The Lexington Herald-Leader | Janet Patton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp....

Dem Governor Will Expand Medicaid Coverage

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By Caroline Humer May 9 (Reuters) - Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear said on Thursday he will expand Medicaid coverage under...

Dem Gov Makes Big Medicaid Announcement

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Gov. Steve Beshear (D) announced Kentucky would participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care plan to enroll more people in Med...