August 9, 2011 - 7:00am
Citizens will take to the streets Wednesday in Louisville, Lexington, and Jeffersonville, Indiana to tell Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler, Todd Young that what America needs now is jobs, not cuts.
August 7, 2011 - 5:51pm
Mitch McConnell lied yesterday. Rand Paul lied today. It has gotten to the point of being their modus operandi. Christina Romer may have been right the other day on Bill Mahr's show.
Picture this scenario. You are driving down the highway. Some idiot comes up behind you at about a hundred miles an hour and starts tailgating you. He's honking his horn, flipping you off, and then starts bumping into your car from the back. Then he swings out along side you, tries to smash you...
August 6, 2011 - 9:46pm
Play by play from Fancy Farm 2011.
Editor's note: In an effort to maintain balance, Louisville.com's The Arena beat has both liberal and conservative writers with distinct viewpoints (read the full explanation here). Keith Rouda, one of our lefties, decided to make the trek to cover Fancy Farm.Aaaaaaaaaaand... that's all...
August 2, 2011 - 6:54pm
"Never again will any president from either party be allowed to raise the debt ceiling without being held accountable for it by the American people"
The U.S. Senate today, with a bipartisan 74-26 vote, passed the $2 trillion-plus debt extension and sent it to the White House, where President Obama signed it, with a promise to cut about $1 trillion in future spending and set up a process to cut more than $1 trillion more. Out in the White...
July 29, 2011 - 9:46pm
"Rather than come up with a bill that can pass, they've been busy ginning up opposition to everything else. Now it's time for them to act. I eagerly await the Majority Leader's plan for preventing this crisis."
The plan introduced by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, to raise the nation's the debt ceiling and slash government spending, passed in a sharply polarized House of Representatives by a 218-210 margin, late Friday afternoon. The bill was quickly sent over to the Senate...