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KFP 4-Pack: Special Session This Week? Threat to Democracy Top Issue in New Poll

‘Threats to Democracy’ Overtake ‘Cost of Living’ as Voters’ Top Issue: Poll For the first time in recent months, registered voters in the U.S. say that the top issue on their minds is the threat facing democracy, according to a poll from NBC released Sunday. Previous NBC polls in March and May showed that the...

McConnell Downplays Chances to Take Senate; Trump Attacks McConnell and Former Transportation Sec. Chao

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling the GOP may not win the Senate this November, which has sparked the ire of former President Donald Trump. “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell said at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. “Senate races are...

Comer Promises ‘Beginning of a New Era of Oversight for the FBI’

Kentucky’s 1st District Congressman is joining the Republican chorus against the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comer, who is poised to chair the Oversight and Investigations Committee next year if Republicans flip the House, is adding the FBI as a target to his list, which already includes Hunter Biden and the origins of COVID. Comer, R-Frankort...

Booker to Paul on Espionage Act: Stop Threatening Our Democracy

As former President Donald Trump fumes over the FBI raid of his Palm Beach compound, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a repeal of the Espionage Act, which the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating if Trump violated. “The Espionage Act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI,” tweeted Paul on Saturday. “It...

Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor

News Release: A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned two indictments that were unsealed today, and the Department of Justice filed a third charging document today, in connection with an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was shot and killed in her Louisville home on March...

Charles Booker Releases First TV Ad Calling for ‘New Politics’

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Charles Booker is poised to release his first television advertisement of the campaign calling for “New Politics” that centers on solving the problems facing Kentucky such as prescription drug prices, inflation, and a tightening housing market rather than focusing on partisan divisions. The ad, titled “Shared Dreams,” will be the campaign’s...

Will Censure of McConnell Push Primary Candidates Away from Party Boss and Further to the Right?

U.S. Sen. Leader Mitch McConnell’s work to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act cost him the Republican base at home and could push other Republicans further towards the right in primaries. Last week, the Jessamine County Republican Party censured McConnell and called on him to resign from his post as the Senate Republican Leader for...

Charles Booker Will Remain in the Democratic Party

Charles Booker will remain a member of the Democratic Party. The Democratic U.S. Senate nominee had been contemplating changing his political registration to independent, but that plan is now off. Booker is staying with the Democratic Party, according to an authority within the Booker campaign. The news likely follows a sigh of relief from high-profile...

Paul Bucks McConnell Over Judicial Appointment; KY Senate Closes Ranks Around Sen. Meredith

Kentucky’s U.S. Senators are at odds over a judicial nomination that had the approval of President Joe Biden, and the discontent could be leaking into the state Senate chambers. The White House has dropped plans to appoint Chad Meredith to a federal judicial appointment, after an agreement with President Joe Biden which was brokered by...