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By MIKE ELK

The Stakes: “Right-to-Work” in Pennsylvania

Washington, Pennsylvania — When I arrived at the high school gymnasium where the Democrats were holding a convention to pick their nominee for the crucial PA 18 Western Pennsylvania Congressional special election, I couldn’t help but think of my PapPap, Regis “Rege” Holden, a long-time leader of the Democratic Party in the land of my birth, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

By PATRICIA COHEN and JESSE DRUCKER

After a frenzy of congressional action to rewrite the tax code, salesclerks and chief executives are calculating their gains. Business was treated with the everyone’s-a-winner approach that ensures no summer camper goes home without a trophy.

By MATT VISER AND ASTEAD W. HERNDON

WASHINGTON — President Trump ran a campaign on lifting up the little guy. He was, in the words of his oldest son, “a blue-collar billionaire,” and it was his plain-spoken promise to be their warrior in Washington that helped win over voters in hollowed-out Midwestern towns.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a letter to the editor sent to the McConnell-friendly Paducah Sun by a retired Paducah hospital chaplain. We thank our union brother J.W. Cleary for passing it along to us.

Editor,

The president loves the Senate tax bill, but a coal baron and Trump ally doesn't.

Trump promised to bring back a slew of coal jobs. Coal CEO Robert Murray vows the measure would be job killer in the coal fields. Click here to read what he said.  

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Before he took the podium as featured speaker for the Alben Barkley Democratic Dinner in Paducah last August, Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, hinted that Lexington Mayor Jim Gray might toss his hat in the ring for Congress in the Sixth District.

The next night--the eve of the Fancy Farm picnic--Yarmuth repeated his prediction before he gave the keynote speech for the Mike Miller Democratic Bean Dinner at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. 

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