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Bill Straub: Finally, something to be proud of besides basketball, bourbon and fast horses

WASHINGTON – An old, nasty joke has it that Kentucky should change its motto from “United We Stand, Divided We Fall’’ to “Thank God for Mississippi,’’ given the commonwealth’s lowly standing on a number of quality of life issues, with only the Magnolia State positioned between the Bluegrass and the bottom.   So when Kentucky outperforms other states in areas other than college...

McConnell faces diverse pressures on question of repealing health reform law

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he still wants to get rid of Obamacare, and the Kentuckian is “under rapidly increasing pressure from conservatives to pursue an aggressive path to repealing the landmark health care law,” but it won’t be easy, Jennifer Haberkorn reports for Politico.   Ardent conservatives are calling for repeated repeal votes under budget...