Cummings urges reluctant Dems to back Pelosi for speaker if she wins caucus vote

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), an influential House Democrat, pleaded Monday with colleagues and incoming House freshmen to reject the efforts of a “small group” of Democrats he said is “trying to generate opposition” to Nancy Pelosi’s bid for the speakership. “For two years, they asserted that with Nancy Pelosi as…

At Louisville’s Veterans’ Day Parade, Attendees Reflect On Holiday, Veterans’ Support

A few thousand people gathered downtown Louisville Friday for the annual Veterans’ Day parade. Here’s what a few of the attendees had to say about the holiday, and about the services provided for veterans. Bertin Maroy, 2018 Veteran’s Day Parade … The post At Louisville’s Veterans’ Day Parade, Attendees Reflect…

Louisville Fires Head Coach Bobby Petrino With Team 2-8

Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in a spiraling season that includes five blowout losses in which the Cardinals allowed at least 50 points. The school announced Petrino’s dismissal Sunday morning with statement from athletic director … The post Louisville Fires Head Coach Bobby Petrino With…

Democrats vow to tighten the screws on Whitaker

Democrats had a stern message for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Sunday: If you don’t recuse yourself from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia investigation, expect to be center stage at a hearing in January. “He’s totally unqualified,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And…

Women, and Due Process, Prevailed in Midterms

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Strange Fruit: Yes, We’re Still Talking About Who Can Say The N-Word

No matter how you spell it, say it, or intend for it to be received, the N-word remains a hot button issue. The rules seem pretty clear for white people – don’t say it, ever. But it gets more complicated … The post Strange Fruit: Yes, We’re Still Talking About…

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Brings Passion And Precision To Kentucky Center Performance

Friday night brought two landmarks together: the kickoff of the Kentucky Center’s 35th season of programming and the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem. Former director of programming Ken Clay first brought the dance … The post Dance Theatre Of Harlem Brings Passion And Precision To Kentucky…

Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role

For the third time this year, the attorney and 2020 presidential prospect has rolled a grenade into the Trump White House. (more…)

Graham: Macron was ‘playing politics’ with WWI commemoration speech

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron’s perceived swipe at President Donald Trump is because the leader of America’s oldest ally is facing his own internal problems. “I think he’s got a political problem at home, and I think he’s picking a fight with President Trump to…