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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately—especially by the media,” Donald Trump complained in his commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy. “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.” 

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews didn’t buy the president’s lament. “Hey, look, I think a lot of other leaders have taken worse press than this guy,” he said on his show.

By DANIEL LOWRY

Kentucky Democratic Party

Shayla Johnson listened to the young lady’s story. The woman and her husband had just been evicted from their apartment because she was pregnant. The property manager had noticed that the young woman was showing, and the eviction noticed followed shortly thereafter.

“Your family is getting too big for your apartment, so you’ll have to get out,” was the word from the property manager.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Freshman Republican Congressman James Comer, who represents my neck of the Kentucky woods, says the president was just joshing when he asked then FBI Director James Comey to put the kibosh on that FBI investigation into Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-national security adviser.


AFGE says H.R. 1461 undermines public servants and hurts veterans’ care

WASHINGTON – In response to H.R. 1461, as amended by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, passing through the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs today, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us these stories.

By ROBERT REICH

The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

More than 180 youth wet their lines at a fishing event at Jacobson Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 13 hosted by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Kentucky American Water to celebrate the park’s volunteer-constructed fishing pier, which was dedicated on May 12.

By STEVE MAUGERI

MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts is celebrating with the coal mining community of Muhlenberg County after a five-year fight to secure coal miners' benefits.

"When you work underground with people and have to depend on one another and live and not be killed, I think that draws people together to live more like a family," Roberts said.

By RONNIE ELLIS

CNHI News Service

FRANKFORT — A second Democrat has confirmed he’s seriously looking at challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Andy Barr in Kentucky’s Sixth District in 2018.

State Sen. Reginald Thomas, a Lexington attorney, confirmed this week that, “I am seriously interested in the race but I would not go as far as to say I’ve decided yet to run.”

Thomas, who will turn 64 later this month, has served in the Republican controlled state Senate since winning a special election in December 2013.