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McConnell waves Republican Banner, praises Ky. Republicans, Trump during Fancy Farm speech

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was effusive in his praise of Kentucky Republicans during his speech at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic and political speaking in western Kentucky on Saturday. “Under President Trump, Gov. Bevin and our united Republican leadership, Kentucky is leading the way,” he said. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the podium...

Bill Straub: Lear on Twitter and other things are we witnessing in the wake of the Mueller Report

John Leroy Maxwell authored a poem, later set to music, about a drunken degenerate who passes out in the gutter. He is soon joined in his idyll by a roaming pig. A woman passing nearby witnessed this slovenly scene and sniffed that you can tell a man “by the company he chooses.” “And the pig got up, and slowly walked away,’’ Maxwell wrote. Given that, it appears a whole passel of Kentucky...

Bill Straub: Kentucky GOP delegation, often at odds, singing same tune on environment

  Kentucky Republicans aren’t exactly kissing cousins these days.   The U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, of Louisville, and the man who was supposed to be his new BFF, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Bowling Green, recently conducted a knock-down-drag-out over a provision in the Patriot Act that turned nasty even by Washington standards.   McConnell isn’t real pleased with...