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An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

Senate Minority Leader<p>Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal theAffordable Care Actif his party takes control of the Senate in the next election.<p>This is a curious and delicate position for McConnell to hold, …

Grimes turns to Bill Clinton as she battles McConnell in Kentucky

En route to his 1992 victory,<p>Bill Clintonheld one last campaign stop in Kentucky - at the time a bellwether state in presidential contests. In an acknowledgment of how the state has turned against nationalDemocrats, the former president came here Tuesday urging the state not to make itsU.S. …

Mitch McConnell dodges question about paying people to support him at rallies

West Virginia's WVNS TV, whose broadcast market extends into Eastern Kentucky, catches up with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and asks him …

From Secret McConnell Audio, 12 Destructive Things a GOP Senate Would Do

If Republicans take the Senate next month (and if he wins his own reelection race), Mitch McConnell will be that body's next Majority Leader. Then what happens?<p>McConnell's been frank about what the GOP would do with the Senate -- at least when he thinks nobody's listening. This quote comes from …

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Kentucky’s Senate Race Is Falling Deeper Into the Coal Mine Shaft

There are some political races in America—though admittedly not many—that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Races where …

Alison Grimes calls for VA chief to resign

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has split with the Obama administration in calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary …

Grimes camp ready to discuss McConnell debate

CLOSE<p>Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks after winning the Democratic primary. She will face incumbent Mitch McConnell. May 20, 2014<p>Fresh …

Some givers to McConnell PAC were early givers to Obama

The super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election is running television ads blasting Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for taking money …

Grimes blasts Stanford University on coal stance

Three days after a scheduled San Francisco Bay Area fundraiser that toasted Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes as a "rising star in …

Analysis: Mitch McConnell keeps shifting right

CLOSE<p>The Republican Senator claims America heading in wrong direction; change will only come from him being the Senate Majority leader. Video by Matt …

Alison Grimes drawn into Kentucky cockfighting debate

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has been drawn into the debate over cockfighting in Kentucky after her name appeared in a federal …

Alison Lundergan Grimes Embarking on 50-County Jobs Bus Tour

Senate Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will tout her jobs plan on a 50-county bus tour across Kentucky this week.<p>The road trip begins …

Grimes-McConnell ad war nigh in Kentucky

To our out-of-town guests, if we seem less stressed and a bit friendlier this year, there may be a pretty good reason for that.<p>See, we in Kentucky …

Kentucky Derby 2014 | Hoppertunity scratched from race

Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will be scratched from the race, trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday.<p>Baffert said …

Mitch McConnell once claimed job creation role

T here was a time when U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell didn't eschew his role in creating jobs for Kentucky. In fact there was one instance when he gladly …

Kentucky Derby | Churchill Downs fights for trademarks

Churchill Downs hasn’t been commonly known as the Louisville Jockey Club since before World War I. But Churchill Downs Inc. has been fighting a …

International media watching Mitch McConnell-Matt Bevin

The U.S. Senate campaign trail in Kentucky is taking on an international flair.<p>It seems the Europeans are interested in whether or not Mitch …

Kentucky Derby | Joe Rocco to ride Pletcher’s Vinceremos

Trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed on Monday morning that Joe Rocco Jr. has been named the Kentucky Derby jockey for Vinceremos — the last horse to be …

Kentucky Derby | Churchill spells it 'Califorina' Chrome

It's not often a California-bred horse wins the Kentucky Derby, but never has a horse from "Califorina" won on the first Saturday in May.<p>Yes, …

Kentucky Derby | Danza prepares to show he's the boss

CLOSE<p>Trainer Todd Pletcher and exercise rider Nic Bush discuss Arkansas Derby winner Danza. The horse took some time off after some knee trouble, but …

Kentucky Derby update | Chrome on track at Churchill

Art Sherman has said on many occasions since his colt won the Santa Anita Derby that he feels not like a horse trainer but rather a manager for "rock …

Matt Bevin chides media, Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Matt Bevin on Monday, chastised the news media for not focusing more on the economy and other things that "really matter in this …

Kentucky Derby entrant Ride On Curlin taking Louisiana trainer Billy Gowan for the ride of his life | Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com

<b>Louisville, Ky. –</b> A portrait of country music legend George Jones hangs on the wall of the office in trainer Billy Gowan's barn on the back side here …

Betting on the Kentucky Derby | A big deal then, now

One of the fun parts about a 140-year-old annual event is comparing today to yesteryear. Sometimes around the arrival of the next Kentucky Derby, …