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A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.

The Joe Phelps Memorial Clay Shoot will be held Saturday April 11 in Brooks, KY.

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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Steve Schmidt flat called Donald Trump a racist on TV and challenged Republican bigwigs to tell the president “enough’s enough” with his bigoted rants. 

They won’t, of course.

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.

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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.

By JEFF TAYLOR

"Am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen 4:9)

This is a question we would do well to ask ourselves regarding the state’s pension crisis. We all have family, friends and neighbors who are anxious about the pension crisis. Do legislators have a responsibility to keep pensions intact? Of course they do. 

He basically just killed Republicans’ effort to gut the Affordable Care Act. Again.

By JENNIFER BENDERY

WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal bill, all but ensuring Republicans’ last-ditch effort to gut the Affordable Care Act is dead in the water.