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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Sen. Mitch McConnell has Trumpitis. 

The president can't resist tweet-slamming or trash-talking anybody who dares challenge him. That's Trumpitis. (Most politicians have the good sense not to diss their detractors personally, especially Fourth Estate critics.)

Anyway, Marshall Ward, a retired Murray school teacher, lit into the Senate majority leader in one of his Murray Ledger & Times columns. An unabashedly liberal Democrat, Ward relishes rattling local Republicans.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky Democratic Party wants to inoculate the state against its "diseased" governor. 

 

From The Huffington Post: Joe Scarbrough sends withering warning to Donald Trump's defenders

“We’re not going to divert our eyes,” said the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

By LEE MORAN

EDITOR'S NOTE: Known as the Asche Building when it housed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, the 1901-vintage structure survives as New York University's Brown Building. It is located at 23–29 Washington Place in Greenwich Village. Three plaques on outside walls tell of the fire. 

From the AFL-CIO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The three major Democratic candidates for Kentucky Governor will debate on WDRB News ahead of the May 21 primaries.

Attorney General Andy Beshear, Rocky Adkins, the minority floor leader of the state House, and former state auditor Adam Edelen will face off on April 30. 

The Democrats are campaigning to unseat current Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican, who is running for his second term with a new running mate, State Senator Ralph Alvarado.

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sending us this.

EDITOR'S NOTE: “At some point along the way, Mitch McConnell decided that his own longevity in Washington trumped all — that he would even be willing to feed the public disillusionment with its elected leaders if it would increase his and his party’s odds of success at the polls. In the contest of cynical striving versus earnest service, Mitch McConnell has already won.” -- Alec MacGillis, The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell.

By ALEX PAREENE