Tag: Kentucky

Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — A little after 4 p.m. on Friday, four hulking big-rig cabs, facing each other in pairs and taking up both lanes, brought the Kingdom Come Parkway to a standstill. On the highway between the trucks, eight out-of-work coal miners raised a banner: “No Pay We Stay.” That is the miners’ plan in […]

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Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign remained locked out of its Twitter account Thursday morning after posting a tweet that included a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville, Ky., home. The tweet, in which the campaign labeled the protesters an “angry left-wing mob,” is no longer visible […]

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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Procedures

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Republicans of Kentucky, are recovering at home from medical procedures they had over the weekend, their teams said. Mr. McConnell, the majority leader, fractured his shoulder at his home in Louisville, while Mr. Paul underwent surgery to remove a portion of his lung. “This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at […]

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Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve updates to international tax treaties, some of which were negotiated in the early years of the Obama administration, in a bipartisan victory for multinational companies. The so-called treaty protocols with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg were approved a day after senators passed a protocol with Spain. […]

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Amy McGrath, Running to Unseat Mitch McConnell, Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot who is seeking to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell in 2020, raised $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign, her campaign manager said Wednesday. The fund-raising haul eclipsed the first-day total raised by some heavyweight contenders for the Democratic nomination for president, like […]

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Amy McGrath Opens Campaign to Oust Mitch McConnell in 2020

WASHINGTON — Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot whose star power in the Democratic Party in 2018 failed to capture her a House seat in Kentucky, announced Tuesday that she would seek to take on Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, for his seat in 2020. Ms. McGrath, 44, made […]

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Amy McGrath Opens Challenge to Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

WASHINGTON — Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot who was a star Democratic candidate in 2018 but failed to capture a House seat in Kentucky, announced Tuesday that she would seek to take on Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, for his seat in 2020. Ms. McGrath, 44, made her […]

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Reid Travis NBA Draft: Celtics, Bulls Among Top Undrafted Free Agent Fits

Getty Reid Travis #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball against the Houston Cougars during the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional. Reid Travis had about the worst thing happen to him mid-season at Kentucky. He injured his knee in February, and while he returned in time for the NCAA Tournament, he needed to […]

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Life Begins at Conception (Except When That’s Inconvenient for Republicans)

When, exactly, do abortion opponents think life begins? Over the past few months there has been a rush to pass abortion bans. Most of these bans center on the idea that abortions should be banned as soon as the fetal heartbeat is detected; that’s because “a heartbeat proves that there’s life that deserves protection under […]

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There Are Better Ways to Do College

Most days I space out at some point and travel in my mind to a place called Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky. It doesn’t hurt that its founder and I, no relation, have the same name and that I happen to have a postcard picture of its Appalachian campus pinned over my desk. […]

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In the Kentucky Governor’s Race, It’s an Unpopular Man vs. an Unpopular Party

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Under normal circumstances, the Kentucky governor’s race would be all but over except for the concession phone call. The incumbent running for re-election this year is a conservative Republican in a state that has recently become as red as hot coal, where unemployment is as low as it has been in nearly […]

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