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EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Mitch McConnell's bloodhounds are back, but this time they're going after him in a brand-new Kentucky State AFL-CIO video called "Missing In Action."

The video debuted Monday in Louisville via a digital billboard truck that cruised Falls City streets, including a drive-by at the federal building, which houses the majority leader's hometown office. 

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

By JASON BAILEY

Kentucky’s economy is weakening in the face of a resurging pandemic and the end of stimulus aid. Consumer spending is sagging following the July 25 expiration of $600 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits. And just turn on the news and you hear story after story of jobless workers unable make ends meet as benefits are cut in the midst of a record slump.

By MARSHALL WARD

There has always been an undercurrent of conspiracy theories in American politics.

Are you going to vote in this year’s election? Of course you are! So to help you get ready, we’ve put together this info, including how to get an absentee ballot, dates to keep in mind, and the various ways you can protect our democracy by voting.

By DAN PRIMACK and COURTENAY BROWN

President Trump made lots of specific economic promises to voters during his 2016 campaign, but only fulfilled some of them before the pandemic plunged America into recession.

Why it matters: Trump's economic record and promises for future prosperity will be front and center during this week's Republican National Convention.