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By JENNIFER RUBIN

As we head into the week of Christmas and Hanukkah, I have my holiday gift list ready to go:

For Republican House members: A mirror, so they can see how terrible they look with their faces contorted with anger mid-scream as they rant and rave on the House floor. Perhaps they will consider how unprofessional and mean-spirited they appear.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Christmas will be brighter for 100 disadvantaged schoolkids in Paducah, thanks to the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan hadn't heard about the Trump reelection campaign bragging that their guy had made the pinstripe-suited GOP "the beer and bluejeans party." 

He laughed when I told him.

By LINDA BLACKFORD

Nothing matters.

It’s been hard to avoid that feeling the past few years. It doesn’t matter if our President brags about assaulting women, uses the White House to enrich his businesses, pays off a porn star, hires his children, praises and hires white supremacists, colludes with Russia, puts children in cages, blows up the deficit, overturns the precedents and protocols that hold our fragile democracy together.

Every one of my colleagues has an obligation to pursue the truth, regardless of the politics.

By KAMALA D. HARRIS

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump. That means that sometime early in the new year, I will take an oath on the Senate floor to uphold the Constitution, review evidence and follow the facts wherever they lead, regardless of party or ideology. Every one of my colleagues will be required to do the same.

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

Gov. Andy Beshear released a financial analysis Friday of a 2017 pension proposal that former Gov. Matt Bevin fought to keep out of the public eye.

EDITOR'S NOTE: "Rep. Angie Hatton, D-Whitesburg, was also elected House minority whip, making this the first time a party's caucus in the state legislature will have two women in leadership positions," wrote the Louisville Courier-Journal's Joe Sonka. Hatton, Jenkins, a Shively Democrat; and Rep.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky's Third Congressional District, chairs the Budget Committee. He is one of organized labor's best friends in Washington. According to the AFL-CIO's Legislative Scorecard, he has supported the union position on legislation 98 percent of the time since he first arrived in the House in 2007.

By BERRY CRAIG