400,000 People Could Lose Their Health Care Because No One Turned Out To Vote [Tuesday]

THINK PROGRESS If you live in Kentucky, you probably didn’t vote yesterday. Turnout in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election was simply dreadful. According to the state’s chief elections officer, preliminary results show that only 30.7 percent of voters actually cast a ballot in this off-off-year election. That compares with 45.9 percent of voters in 2014 — a… More 400,000 People Could Lose Their Health Care Because No One Turned Out To Vote [Tuesday]

Kim Davis Is Now Altering Marriage License Forms in Kentucky

NEWS.MIC The Kim Davis saga continues. Less than a week after returning to her post at the Rowan County Clerk’s office, Davis is being hit with a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union for altering marriage licenses issued upon returning to office and failing to comply with her court orders. According to the ACLU,… More Kim Davis Is Now Altering Marriage License Forms in Kentucky

George Takei Schools Kim Davis Trolls: ‘I Know The First Amendment, Do You?’

REVERB PRESS Rowan County, Ky. clerk Kim Davis was released on Tuesday after being jailed over her refusal to issue marriage licenses. The congratulatory back-patting by herself and her supporters prompted veteran actor and gay rights activist George Takei to refer to the entire matter as “a circus.” “So let us be clear: This woman… More George Takei Schools Kim Davis Trolls: ‘I Know The First Amendment, Do You?’

Oath Keepers Militia Says They’ll Prevent US Marshals From Arresting Kim Davis Again

LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS In case you thought the Kim Davis story wasn’t already grotesque enough, now the extreme right wing, batshit crazy, heavily armed Oath Keepers militia has announced they’re going to prevent federal marshals from detaining the anti-gay Kentucky clerk if/when she decides to break the law again. Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes announced… More Oath Keepers Militia Says They’ll Prevent US Marshals From Arresting Kim Davis Again

Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%

With those numbers, conservative Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes may have a fighting chance after all… PoliticusUSA What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling… More Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%

10 things you need to know today: April 6, 2014

The Week Search crews investigate potential pulse signals from Flight 370, Kentucky and UConn advance to the NCAA Tournament final, and more 1. Searchers detect possible signals from Flight 370 Raising hopes that Flight 370 will yet be found, search crews over the weekend detected three faint signals that may have come from the plane’s… More 10 things you need to know today: April 6, 2014

McConnell lashes out: Tea Party groups ‘ruining’ GOP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces Tea Party backlash in his coming re-election efforts for 2014.  This should be interesting in light of his most recent statement… MSNBC Mitch McConnell ripped tea party-aligned forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund in a recent interview, saying they are “ruining” the Republican brand. It is the Senate Minority… More McConnell lashes out: Tea Party groups ‘ruining’ GOP

McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit

It appears Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may have finally acquired a new set of cajones.   As much as I don’t like McConnell, kudos to him for finally standing up to those folks in  the house and senate who wish to end government as we know it and profit from their destructive tactics in the process. … More McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit

Sen. Rand Paul Lifted Entire Pages of Text for His 2013 Book

Daily Kos Sen. Rand Paul, plagiarist, wants to challenge accusers to a duel … but he won’t It looks like Sen. Rand Paul does indeed have a plagiarism problem: An entire section of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2013 book Government Bullies was copied wholesale from a 2003 case study by the Heritage Foundation, BuzzFeed has learned. The copied… More Sen. Rand Paul Lifted Entire Pages of Text for His 2013 Book