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Malala Meets The Obamas

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Fri Oct 11, 2013, 06:51 PM (38 replies)

To: Obamacare Critics, From: Gov. Steve Beshear

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Fri Oct 11, 2013, 01:04 PM (3 replies)

DEVASTATING poll numbers for Republicans emerge from newest NBC/WSJ polls...

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
GOP's numbers hit new low in @NBCNews/WSJ poll: 24% view Republican Party positively, 53% view negatively.

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
NBC/WSJ poll: 24% approve of the job Republicans in Congress are doing, 70% disapprove. (Cong. Dems at 36 approve, 59 disapprove)

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
Dems take charge in NBC/WSJ generic ballot: 47% of RVs want Dem Congress, 39% want GOP Congress (46 D, 43 R in Sept)

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
Boehner seen more negatively than Cruz in NBC/WSJ. Boehner at 17-42 positive/negative, Cruz at 14-28. (Reid at 18-32)

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
Obama approval UP two points to 47% (disapprove at 48%) in @NBCNews/WSJ poll. Was at 45-50 in September. (Within margin of error, though)

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
An all-time high of 60% of reg voters say in NBC/WSJ poll they'd vote to defeat every member of Congress (incl their own) if given chance.

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
NBC/WSJ: Public blames GOP for shutdown by wider margin than '95 -- 53% blame GOP now, 31% blame Obama. (In 11/95, 47% GOP, 27% Clinton)

Mike O'Brien @mpoindc
Obamacare ticks upward in NBC/WSJ: 38% say ACA is a good idea, 43% say it's a bad idea. Was 31% good, 44% bad in September.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 05:38 PM (4 replies)

Grimes releases web ad hitting McConnell over shutdown

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:45 PM (0 replies)

Senate Republicans may go AGAINST the House Republicans and attach clean CR to debt limit hike

Taegan Goddard @politicalwire

Word is that Senate Republicans may go against the House and attached a clean CR to the debt limit bill to reopen the government

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 02:10 PM (12 replies)

Boone County, KY GOP expected to endorse Mitch McConnell's Tea Party challenger Thursday night

The Republican Party in Boone County, a hot-bed of tea party activity, is expected to consider endorsing Louisville businessman Matt Bevin over incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell at a meeting Thursday night.

“That’s what is potentially going to happen,” Boone Party GOPchairman Rick Brueggemann said. “There’s not a motion on the floor but it’s my understanding, it’s intended.”

Brueggemann, however, said he questions whether there is enough support among the party’s precinct captains to endorse Bevin.

“There is significant dissatisfaction in Mitch’s voting record, but I don’t think, even though that might be the case, that many people want to necessarily endorse in a primary,” Brueggemann said.


Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:48 PM (0 replies)

White House responds to GOP's newest plan: 'More is needed to break impasse'

No link. Just a tweet from @NewsBreaker and @WSJ

White House, responding to GOP's six-week debt-ceiling plan, says more is needed to break impasse. /@WSJ
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 10:39 AM (0 replies)

FOX "News": Air conditioning is the "ugly side of entitlements"

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday suggested that welfare recipients who had air conditioning and cell phones were part of the “ugly side of entitlements.”

During Thursday’s Fox & Friends, Hasselbeck plugged a report that libertarian Fox Business host John Stossel is running this week that he claims will show how welfare creates a culture of dependency.

“Do these folks really need to be on welfare,” she asked, followed by video of Stossel interview apparent welfare recipients on the street.

“Yeah, I have a TV,” one woman says.

“Yeah, I have a television,” a man tells Stossel.

“Do you have air conditioning,” Stossel presses. “Yes,” the man replies.

“John Stossel checking into that and exposing the ugly side of entitlements,” Hasselbeck remarked following the video clip.

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 09:59 AM (36 replies)

Tom Coburn's Office Now Has More Workers Than The Agency Overseeing Workers' Rights

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law on companies and unions has been almost entirely shuttered since the government shutdown began, delaying union elections and stalling the investigation of unfair labor practices.

The National Labor Relations Board was nearly derailed earlier this year due to fights in Congress and the courts over President Obama's recess appointments to the board. Although the agency survived that political spat intact, it isn't faring so well during the shutdown. Out of more than 1,600 employees, the agency planned to furlough all but 11 of them in the case of government closure, leaving less than 1 percent of its workforce as "excepted" shutdown personnel, according to the agency's contingency plan.

That would mean the federal agency is working with fewer employees nationwide than the individual D.C. offices of certain senators, many of whom have deemed their entire staffs excepted personnel during the shutdown. Ten senators -- seven Republicans, including Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and three Democrats -- haven't furloughed any staffers at all, according to a HuffPost count.

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:04 PM (0 replies)

John Boehner to hold a press conference at 4:30 PM EST

Will he have the nerve to stand up there for an hour and defend extortion?

We shall see.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 02:56 PM (33 replies)
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