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By DAVID BADASH

Forbes says President Donald Trump is a billionaire, but he’s more than a billion dollars in debt.

By TRACY JAN

For most of her 13 years working the grill and cash register at McDonald’s, Bettie Douglas earned just over $7 an hour. Then in 2017, the St. Louis resident’s hourly pay rose to $10 after the city increased its minimum wage.

But the Missouri legislature soon invalidated the local wage ordinance following opposition from business groups, despite the state Supreme Court having already upheld the increase. Pay for tens of thousands of low-wage workers in St. Louis reverted to the state’s then-minimum of $7.70 an hour.

By AMY McGRATH

Today, Erik, the kids, and I will take off for the Fourth of July to celebrate by swimming with cousins and cooking out with family. But before we do, I want to share some thoughts on the meaning of this holiday.

I’ve been reflecting a lot on everything that’s happened since the note I sent you on Independence Day one year ago.

It could be worse. There’s always James Buchanan

By GAIL COLLINS

Happy Fourth of July, everybody. I want you to have a great day. No moaning about the state of the nation.

Kentucky Democratic Party

“I promise you that, there is a political or a corrupt piece to it.”

Frankfort, KY— In an appearance on Hey Kentucky! hosted by Matt Jones on Tuesday evening, former aide to Lt. Governor Hampton, Adrienne Southworth, said there is corruption in the governor’s office and cast doubt on the explanation for her firing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We appreciate Roy Pullam’s insightful commentary. We know our readers do, too. But the subject of this one is “truly scary” as he says at the end. 

By ROY PULLAM

I got a glimpse at  Trump's America yesterday.  

Kentucky Democratic Party

Frankfort, KY—The Kentucky Democratic Party is releasing a new video today in response to Matt Bevin’s $1,000 bet to find audio and video of him bullying teachers. [Watch the video here.] 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1630

“Don’t let your mouth overload your behind“ is old expression in my neck of the western Kentucky woods. (Okay, we use a shorter word than “behind.”)

Anyway, Matt Bevin’s motor mouth is the gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats.