Friday, April 06, 2007

Now that the search is over...

Back to regular blogging...

The election runoff does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

How Julian Carroll backs Bruce Lunsford is beyond me...

The UN Human Rights council has adopted a global religious defamation act. Good, about time!

George Clooney favoring Barack Obama for President?

Jonathan Miller has started airing advertisements.

Candidates have different views on expanded gaming.

Former Senator Birch Bayh continues his fight against the Electoral College.

Kentucky's Attorney General candidates discussed open government.
Conway said he has worked in state government as legal counsel to a governor and he understands "what happens when an open records request comes to state government."
John Yarmuth opposes cutting off combat funds.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth said Thursday that his support for setting a deadline to remove U.S. combat troops from Iraq doesn't extend to cutting off funds for combat operations.

The first-term Democrat said he would oppose effort by Congress to eliminate money for the war in its wrangling with President Bush. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently warned he would try to cut off funding for combat operations if Bush rejects Congress' proposal to set a deadline to end combat.

Yarmuth - whose election last year reflected a backlash against Bush and the war in the Louisville-area district - said he worried that a funding cutoff could jeopardize American troops and that Bush could defy Congress by shifting funds to continue the war.

"I really don't trust the president enough to believe that if we just denied him the supplemental appropriation, it would end the war," Yarmuth said in an interview after attending a celebration for elementary school children who collected candy to be sent to Iraqi children.

Yarmuth and Kentucky's other Democratic congressman, Ben Chandler, voted for a House-passed war spending bill that would require Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq by Sept. 1, 2008. Kentucky's four Republican congressmen - Geoff Davis, Ron Lewis, Harold "Hal" Rogers and Ed Whitfield - voted against it.

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