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I just called my U.S. senator and urged them to #StopTheShutdown.

Every day the government stays closed, hundreds of thousands of dedicated public employees go without pay.

EDITOR'S NOTE: See  also, "Trump has entered the lying stratosphere, says Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist," by Huffington Post's Mary Papenfuss.

By BERRY CRAIG

President Donald Trump reminds veteran Bluegrass State journalist Bill Straub of an old Kentucky expression.

By TOM EBLEN

Every populist politician needs a problem he can exaggerate into a crisis. Then he needs an idea — no matter how simplistic or misguided — to sell as a solution to that crisis so frightened voters will rally around him.

With President Donald Trump, the phony crisis is immigration, which has been declining for years but still scares the bejesus out of many white conservatives. Trump’s simplistic, misguided solution is a wall on the Mexico border, which no credible research has found would solve the problem or be worth the huge cost.

Glenn lawyer files motion; KDP issues statement

The Republicans on the Jim Glenn election challenge committee seized the absentee ballots from that election on Wednesday, using Kentucky State Troopers to remove them from the Daviess County Clerk’s office and transport them unsecured to Frankfort. The ballots are supposedly in the office of the House Clerk, although that has not been confirmed. The House Clerk serves under the direction of the Republican Speaker of the House, David Osborne.

Glenn's attorney files motion to dismiss

By JAMES MAYSE

A Kentucky State Police trooper was dispatched to the Daviess County Clerk's Office on Wednesday afternoon to collect 17 absentee ballots that had been rejected by the county board of elections during the November election.

A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered. By a similar margin, they oppose cutting back dental, vision and non-emergency transportation services, even if dental and vision care could be “earned” back through required activities.

The reductions in coverage and benefits are features of the Bevin administration’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver plan known as Kentucky HEALTH.