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.”


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.


Trump said United Auto Workers union dues are too high now that a major GM plant is closing on his watch.



Shortly after Democrat Adam Edelen announced he was running for governor with Louisville businessman Gill Holland as his running mate for lieutenant governor, Edelen’s campaign said Holland would not be releasing his tax returns.

The statement sparked criticism — Democrats have railed against Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s refusal to release his taxes — but the campaign stood firm.