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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Matt Bevin keeps using the word "promise," but we don’t think he knows what it means.

Thanks to the New Kentucky Project for sharing this with us.

By DON WEBER

FRANKFORT – Committee members heard from the directors of the three major state pensions, Kentucky Retirement System (KRS), Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) and Judicial Form Retirement System (KJFRS) at the Public Pension Oversight Board meeting on Monday, to find our what is needed to fund the systems during the next biennium, and got an earful from a retired Frankfort EMT and firefighter.

By BERRY CRAIG

Are the Democrats poised to hit the comeback trail in Kentucky? One of the red state Bluegrass State’s youngest Democratic leaders says yes.

“We’ll pick up as many as 9 House seats next year,” said Daniel Hurt, 23, a member of the state party central committee, and the party chair in Livingston County, where he lives in Grand Rivers.

By IGOR BOBIC

WASHINGTON ― Obamacare repeal is in shambles. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker ― a key GOP leader ― is calling it quits. And on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got even more bad news: An anti-gay, Islamophobic former judge easily won the Senate GOP nomination in Alabama.

Thanks to Michelle Blau for sending us this.

By CECIL ROBERTS

President, United Mine Workers of America

President Trump was right when he said health care is complicated. What is not complicated, however, is what working people want from our health care system. We want to be able to get the care our families need — when we need it — at a price that does not leave us bankrupt.

This post also appears on Daily Kos.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT LOCAL 1360

Roy Moore, the winner of today’s Alabama Republican primary, showed up at an election eve rally sporting a white cowboy hat and brown vest and brandishing a little silver pistol.

The headgear seemed a tad small. “Maybe it’s a just a five-gallon hat,” mused Melinda, my wife.

More people are watching top NFL games than ever watched “The Apprentice.”

By RYAN GRENOBLE

President Donald Trump wants you to think NFL ratings are down because some of its players kneel in protest during the national anthem:

They aren’t.

By Sean SullivanJuliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell September 26 at 2:29 PM 

Senate Republicans decided Tuesday not to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, effectively preserving the