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Wendell Ford, ‘Fighter for People,’ loses final fight—the one for his life

Wendell Ford, ‘Fighter for People,’ loses final fight—the one for his life

| January 22, 2015 | Reply

Former Kentucky governor and Sen. Wendell Ford, often billed as a “Fighter for People” in his 24-year career as the Bluegrass State’s longest-serving Democratic senator, lost his final fight today — the one for his life.

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Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Final downhold: Trailblazing ex-UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

| July 23, 2013 | Reply

Some have quipped Helen Thomas is probably now landing an exclusive interview with God. I pray my former UPI colleague doesn’t run into any access problems.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks out against not-so-secret-anymore phone record surveillance by the NSA

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks out against not-so-secret-anymore phone record surveillance by the NSA

| June 6, 2013 | Reply

Rand Paul loves liberty, Verizon loves its customers and the National Security Agency thinks my sister’s a terrorist. Or something like that.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an Inauguration in the name of love

| January 21, 2013 | Reply

Regardless of what we may think of Barack Obama on this 57th Inauguration Day, let’s reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Fact-checking Obama executive orders: Has he signed the most in history?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe you’ve heard President Barack Obama has signed more executive orders than any other president in history. Is it true? Read on to find out…

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Welcome to Thunderdome, I mean Fancy Farm: My first visit to Kentucky’s premier political event

| August 12, 2010 | Reply

Pork may be king in the world of Kentucky politics, but it takes a back seat to mutton on the first Saturday of each August in Fancy Farm, Ky.

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Courting Tea Party support, first 2011 GOP ticket for KY governor announced

| July 29, 2010 | Reply

Courting Tea Party support, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett announced his GOP candidacy for governor of Kentucky today in Lexington. I covered it.

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Imaginary State of the Union

| February 23, 2006 | Reply

This imaginary/alternate State of the Union address meme was sent around as an email forward in 2006. And it’s funny.

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Postal disservice

| February 19, 2006 | Reply

The United States Postal Service is making money but the federal government isn’t. Clearly, we can’t let this happen.

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A protocol lapse of nucular proportion

| January 26, 2006 | Reply

President George W. Bush’s snubbing of UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas, dame of the Washington press corps, is not cool.

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