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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.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Imagine it’s March, 1977. The cold war has yet to thaw.

The CIA and FBI believe the Soviet KGB interfered in the November, 1976, presidential election to boost Democrat Jimmy Carter over incumbent Gerald Ford, a Republican.

Carter insists that a tough anti-Soviet plank be pried out of the Democrat platform.

Carter effusively praises Soviet leaders Alexei Kosygin and Leonid Brezhnev. Top Carter operatives mysteriously huddle with Soviet officials.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“He lives in a bubble. He hears what he wants to hear,” reporter Curtis Tate quoted James Moore of Louisville after he quizzed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about health care.

More than a few unhappy constituents burst McConnell’s bubble when he came home for the President’s Day recess.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Republican governors and GOP-majority legislatures recently made Kentucky and Missouri “right to work” states.

RTW supporters everywhere claim they're all about creating jobs. Those in Kentucky and in Missouri argue that for years many companies bypassed the Bluegrass and Show Me states because they weren't RTW.

Baloney. RTW is all about economic and political power, not jobs.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The “Workers' Rights Wall of Fame” and “Workers' Rights Wall of Shame” are up at USW District 8 headquarters in Frankfort.

It’s a big banner that has the names of Kentucky lawmakers who voted for and against a trio of union-busting bills earlier this month.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream, too,” Steelworker Jeff Wiggins told the Murray "March for Equality and Social Justice.”

The Saturday procession, an estimated 800-strong, was one of a reported 673 worldwide sister marches to the Women's March on Washington. There were also marches in Louisville and Lexington.  

Murray, population 18,100, is in the Jackson Purchase, Kentucky's westernmost region. Most other sister marches were in larger towns and in cities. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The late Wilson Wyatt would be proud of John Yarmuth.

The former was Louisville’s liberal Democratic mayor in 1941-1945 (and Kentucky’s lieutenant governor in 1959-1963). The latter is Louisville’s liberal Democratic congressman.

Yarmuth won’t be a face in the inauguration crowd today.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Pack a union card? Want to remind Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his union-busting Republican-majority state legislature that we're still here?

Why not join a “March for Equality and Social Justice” Saturday morning in Murray? The weather forecast calls for some sun, no rain and a high of 67.