Mitch McConnell got some tough-love from Occupy Louisville, when the group protested his vote for the National Defense Authorization Act. Many believe the law effectively repeals the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Senators are given $3 million a year to run their office and fund their official activities. Rand Paul says he didn't spend that much, and will return $500,000 to the US Treasury.
His paperwork is filed. John Yarmuth will run for a fourth term representing Kentucky's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
In which I speculate that Mitch McConnell is plotting a coup d'etat, and that President Obama has already begun defending against it.
A new part of a 2010 Kentucky law goes into effect today that releases Kentucky prisoners up to six months before they complete their sentences.
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.
If Congressman Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, majority of the American public.
Congress gets set to pass a 1,209 page, $1 trillion spending bill. At a dense $827 million of spending per page, few members of Congress will have much idea what is in the bill, seeing as they will have had less than 48 hours to consider it. Kentucky Congressman and Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers (R-Ky) says "it is good to see that responsible leadership and good governance can triumph.”