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Beshear: FEMA has to 'get it right' in response to flooding

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. ...

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

On NATO, McConnell nudges GOP away from Trump-era approach

Aug. 04, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a dinner with the president of Finland shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell assured his host that the U.S. Senate would swiftly ratify NATO membership if the north European country chose to apply to the military alliance. ...

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebuking Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his...

Gov. Beshear to miss this year's Fancy Farm political picnic

Jul. 22, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will miss next month’s Fancy Farm picnic for the second straight year. Beshear said in a social media post Friday that he and his wife, first lady Britainy Beshear, will visit Israel in August. The governor said the trip will...

Senate panel OKs NATO expansion, rushing to full Senate vote

Jul. 19, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave easy bipartisan approval Tuesday to admitting Finland and Sweden into NATO, as lawmakers aimed for quick Senate passage and a show of congressional support for expansion of the U.S. and European defense alliance in the face of Russia's...

Paul blames 'secret deal' for sinking judicial nomination

Jul. 18, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday accused Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting “a secret deal with the White House that fell apart,” blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination. ...

Fauci expects to retire by end of Biden's current term

Jul. 18, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Monday he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's term in January 2025. Fauci, 81, was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, and...

Paul holds commanding fundraising advantage in Senate race

Jul. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul holds a commanding fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Charles Booker heading into the final months of their top-of-the-ticket race in Kentucky. Paul raised more than $3.1 million in the three-month period through...