Kentucky Democrat Seems Confused – Says She Won’t Let Chuck Todd Bully Her

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) is working hard to be the next Senator from Kentucky but she doesn’t seem to understand that… Case in point, she thinks that Chuck Todd is somehow against her and her cause.   “Kentucky is ready for a senator that’s an independent thinker, that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people for this state. One that won’t be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd.” Grimes is still smarting over the lumps she took Read more […]

Senate Control Slipping Away from Democrats

The last thing Barack Obama wants to see happen is for the Democrats to lose control of the Senate. When he was first elected in 2008, the Democrats controlled both the Senate and the House. Within two years the American people started to turn away from Obama and Republicans won control of the House quite handily. In 2012, the gap between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate narrowed, but not enough to wrestle control away. With less than two weeks left before the 2014 midterm elections, it’s Read more […]

Democrat Candidate Refusing to Admit Voting for Obama

Democrat candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell, gifted the blogosphere with an obvious bit of sidestepping when she absolutely refused to answer whether or not she voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. It was pretty awesome actually. You can see video of it here. She tried to avoid the question at first by saying she had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the primary. Then she tried just talking over the question when it was asked again. Then she mentioned Read more […]

Unions Mad at Kentucky Democrat

Labor unions are unhappy with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat challenging Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell this fall. The activists feel ignored and mistreated by her campaign, National Review reports. An audio recording of a September meeting obtained by the magazine between union activists and the Grimes campaign revealed organize labor’s discontent. Union activists vented their frustrations to Phinis Hundley, who was speaking for the Grimes campaign. According to National Read more […]

Can Republican Senators Repeal Obama’s Cap and Trade Rules?

By Michael Bastasch  Senate Republicans have writtenthe White House, urging President Obama to repeal his recently announced power plant rule that cajoles states into imposing cap-and-trade schemes on carbon dioxide emissions. Republicans say that Obama’s rule is “all pain, no gain” and would result in higher energy prices and huge job losses as coal-fired power plants and coal mines are shut down to comply with federal emissions reduction mandates. “Mostly, I’m concerned about the Read more […]

Poll Shows GOP Could Lose Senate Seat of Minority Leader McConnell

A month ago, I reported that Democratic US Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes was embroiled in a primary payoff scandal in Kentucky.  Grimes and several other Democrats are hoping to face off against incumbent GOP Senator Mitch McConnell who also happens to be the Senate Minority Leader. In the scandal, Democrat Ed Marksberry reported that shortly after Grimes’ father Jerry Lundergan expressed concern about Marksberry’s role in the primary race, he was approached by a person who told Read more […]

Mitch McConnell Bashes Tea Party

“The Senate Conservatives Fund is giving conservatism a bad name…They’re [SCF] participating in ruining the [Republican] brand. What they do is mislead their donors into believing the reason that we can’t get as good an outcome as we’d like to get is not because of a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president, but because Republicans are insufficiently committed to the cause—which is utter nonsense…To have the kind of year we ought to have in 2014, we have to have electable candidates Read more […]

A (Not So) New Debt Deal

Well, the Senate has finally hammered out a new debt deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund an increasingly non-essential government. So if the House passes the legislation, everything in Washington will be hunky dory. Except for one small detail overlooked by pretty much everyone in the Senate but Rand Paul: You can’t spend what you ain’t got. “Au contraire, Senator Paul,” says Washington, “we’ve been spending what we ain’t got for years.” ((Just so no one gets me wrong, I think Read more […]

What We’re Reading July 31, 2013

We hope you’re having a great Wednesday wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently! It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, useful and useless information Read more […]

What We’re Reading July 15, 2013

Good Morning U.S.A! It was a busy weekend chock full of news that you can’t really use. George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” on all charges and he’s walked away from a government penalty. However, his innocence only means that he will now be forced to reenter a society that may not necessarily be very friendly to him. I’m not sure that being found guilty would have been the worst thing in the world for George Zimmerman. I can’t even begin to imagine the kind of fear that he will Read more […]