Tag Archives: Matt Bevin

Junior’s Rally For Kentucky Gov Flops Embarrassingly

Shareblue reports: Donald Trump Jr. could not attract much of a crowd in an extremely pro-Trump area of Kentucky to rally for Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday. The eldest Trump son promoted the event on Tuesday to his 3.79 million followers with a link touting the event as “an excellent opportunity to show your support” for Bevin. But the event …

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KENTUCKY: Federal Appeals Court Rules State Must Pay $224,000 In Fees Because Of Former Clerk Kim Davis

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A federal appeals court upheld a ruling Friday requiring Kentucky to pay $224,000 in legal fees related to former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis was successfully sued by several couples in 2015 for refusing to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling establishing a right to same-sex marriage. …

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Kentucky Gov: Casinos Have Suicides “Every Night”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin says suicides are part of the societal costs related to casino gambling, as he lashed out at his opponent’s support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund pensions. In a radio interview Wednesday, Bevin said: “Every night somewhere in America, somebody takes their life in a casino because they’ve wasted the …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Disses Dems In Bizarre Rap Video

The Lexington Courtier-Journal reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin hit the studio this week and came out with some new heat, just in time for Independence Day weekend – a new rap … from Kentucky’s governor … titled “Tim Kaine? Are you serious?” Just so we’re clear, this article is not a joke. Here’s the video. It’s an actual thing. Bevin …

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KY Gov Blames Child’s Shooting On Teacher Protests

The Louisville Courier reports: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reopened political wounds with Kentucky teachers on Thursday when he blamed their sickouts for the shooting of a 7-year-old. “One thing you almost didn’t hear anything about while we had people pretending to be sick when they weren’t sick and leaving kids unattended to or in situations that they should not have …

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KENTUCKY: Republican Governor Matt Bevin Says He Deliberately Exposed His Nine Children To Chicken Pox

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: In a move experts say is medically unsound — and can be dangerous — Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview Tuesday that he deliberately exposed all nine of his children to chickenpox so they would catch the disease and become immune. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin said in an …

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KENTUCKY: Governor’s Office Says Kim Davis Must Pay $225,000 To Gay Plaintiffs For “Violating Civil Rights”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Although Bevin, …

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Kentucky Gov Blames Mass Shootings On Zombies

“It starts with everything from the kind of entertainment that we focus on. What is the most popular movie? I mean, seriously, what’s the most popular topic that seems to be in every cable television network, for example? Television shows are all about, what? Zombies! Seriously! I don’t get it. I really don’t understand that. I was never a big …

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Sixteen States Petition US Supreme Court: Companies Should Be Able To Fire Workers Just For Being LGBT

Bloomberg Law reports: A group of 16 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 23 to rule that companies can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination law. The states, led by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, asked the justices to overturn an appeals court decision against a Michigan funeral home that …

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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Cuts Medicaid Benefits For 500K Residents After Losing Battle In Federal Court

The Louisville Courier reports: Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has abruptly cut Medicaid dental and vision benefits to nearly half a million Kentuckians, prompting an outcry from Democrats who called the Republican governor’s decision “rash.” Louisville Democrats will hold a press conference Monday to denounce the decision over the weekend to cut benefits after Bevin’s Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected Friday …

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KENTUCKY: Gov Fauxpologizes For Claim That Children Were Raped And Poisoned Due To Teachers Strike

USA Today reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for comments he made claiming children had been sexually abused or ingested poison while teachers were protesting in Frankfort last week. “The words that people say can have unintended consequences,” Bevin said in a video. “I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said. … It …

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Kentucky GOP Gov: Children Were Raped, Poisoned, And Tried Drugs Because Teachers Are On Strike

ABC News reports: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has opposed Kentucky teachers’ rallies for pension protection and public education funding since they began, but never quite the way he did on Friday afternoon, when he told a gaggle of reporters that the strike would directly cause children to be injured, poisoned and sexually assaulted. “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today …

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KENTUCKY: Liberty Counsel Files To Block State From Paying ACLU Attorney Fees Awarded In Kim Davis Case

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a brief today in Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’ appeal of attorney’s fees awarded to the ACLU for suing Davis in 2015 when she stopped issuing marriage licenses while seeking an accommodation for her religious beliefs. Davis previously won her fight for religious freedom when U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning issued an …

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Kentucky Gov Calls Kim Davis “Inspiration To Children” In Clip For Her Book On “Fist-Pounding Homosexuals”

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Liberty Counsel continues to use Davis and her story to promote its right-wing agenda, and just last month used its own publishing imprint to produce her autobiography, “Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story.” Yesterday, Liberty Counsel released a video promotion for the book narrated by founder and chairman Mat Staver that featured …

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Kentucky Gov Blames Video Games For Mass Shootings

Ars Technica reports: In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) focused on violent video games as part of a “culture of death that is being celebrated” and leading to these kinds of incidents. “There are video games that, yes, are …

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KENTUCKY: Second Student Dead In Mass Shooting, 14 Others Shot, Gunman Is 15 Year-Old Boy [VIDEO]

An update on this morning’s mass shooting: A shooting Tuesday at a rural high school in Kentucky left two students dead and 19 others injured, 14 from gunshot wounds, Gov. Matt Bevin said during an early-afternoon news conference. The gunman was a 15-year-old boy, authorities said during a news conference early Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he’s …

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KENTUCKY: Mass Shooting At High School, One Dead, Suspect In Custody, Governor Says “Don’t Speculate”

NBC News reports: Officials are on scene of a reported school shooting in southwestern Kentucky, and the school is currently on lock down. Crews are at the scene at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, according to NBC affiliate WPSD. The station reports there is a heavy police presence and multiple ambulances on the scene. The Benton, Kentucky City …

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STOP IN THE NAME OF JESUS: Kentucky Governor To Launch Roaming Prayer Groups To Battle Urban Crime

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin said in a jam-packed meeting Thursday that his plan to confront Louisville’s growing violence is to have roaming prayer groups in the West End. Bevin urged faith leaders, public officials and residents to take a 10-block span, walk corner to corner, and pray with the community two to three times a week during …

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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and …

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ZERO SEPARATION: Kentucky Governor Declares 2017 To Be “Year Of The Bible” Just Like He Did For 2016

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The “Year of the Bible” will apparently last 24 months in Kentucky. Gov. Matt Bevin has declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky even though he proclaimed 2016 the “Year of the Bible” last December. Both proclamations pleased Pastor Mark Harrell of Victory Christian Fellowship church in Somerset, who said Wednesday that Bevin’s actions …

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