Booker throws his weight behind Trump-backed criminal justice deal

Sen. Cory Booker is signing on as an original backer of the criminal justice package backed by President Donald Trump, giving the deal valuable momentum with Democrats even as it splits the Senate GOP. Booker’s support for the carefully-crafted agreement to overhaul prison and sentencing laws also puts him in (more…)

Black caucus members back Pelosi for speaker over their former chair

Lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus back Nancy Pelosi for speaker over one of their own members, Rep. Marcia Fudge — a bad sign for the former CBC chair who’s considering a challenge to the California Democrat. The CBC has been spoiling to elevate a group member into one of (more…)

Eastern Kentucky Democrat Rocky Adkins Launches Campaign For Governor

Longtime eastern Kentucky Democratic state representative Rocky Adkins has announced he’s running for governor after hinting he would do so for months. Hailing from rural Sandy Hook in Elliot County, Adkins is one of the last major Democratic figures in … The post Eastern Kentucky Democrat Rocky Adkins Launches Campaign (more…)

Hurstboune City Council Has Little Say In Topgolf Deal

As the proposal to build a Topgolf facility at Oxmoor Center moves closer to final approval, opponents who live nearby in the nearby fourth-class city of Hurstbourne are continuing to fight it. Hours after the Louisville Metro Council Planning and … The post Hurstboune City Council Has Little Say In (more…)

Trump Is in a Global Hole, and He Can’t Stop Digging

David Andelman, NBC NewsWhy should we care? Trump may extoll the benefits of nationalism, but America desperately needs loyal, determined partners right now. (more…)

Macron Picks a Fight With Trump Out of Empty Arrogance

Paul Bonicelli, FederalistTrump and Macron alternate between clashing with and fawning over one another, because although they are quite different people, they seek similar goals. (more…)

Flake to oppose Trump’s judicial picks to protect Mueller

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) vowed Wednesday to oppose President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees until GOP leaders allow a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller’s job. Flake announced his move during a failed attempt to get unanimous consent for a vote on the bill designed to shield Mueller from (more…)

CBC votes no confidence in Democratic Chair Perez

The Congressional Black Caucus passed a vote of no confidence in Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Wednesday, the latest sign of lingering bad blood between lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the Democratic Party’s top official. According to CBC members, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the incoming chairman of the (more…)

City Pays Tribute To Louisville’s First Black Female Police Officer

The Louisville Metro Police Department remembered its first black female officer with a memorial headstone Tuesday. Officer Bertha Whedbee joined LMPD in 1922, decades before the Civil Rights movement and only two years after women got the right to vote. … The post City Pays Tribute To Louisville’s First Black (more…)

Topgolf heads to full Metro Council for final vote

Topgolf is an indoor-outdoor golfing range serving food and drinks. | Courtesy of TopGolf Louisville Metro Council will give the proposed Topgolf development final consideration at its meeting on Nov. 29. The council’s Planning, Zoning and Annexation Committee voted 6-to-1 … The post Topgolf heads to full Metro Council for final (more…)