Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Travis Gettys Republican Matt Bevin defeated Democrat Barack Obama in the race for Kentucky governor. At least, that’s what it seemed like. The Tea Party conservative repeatedly pissed off Republicans after winning May’s GOP primary by just 83 votes, and the Republican Governors Association pulled its advertising support in September. Polls showed Kentucky’s attorney general,

Hillary Clinton’s standing with public rises after 11-hour Benghazi testimony, poll finds

Hillary Clinton’s standing with public rises after 11-hour Benghazi testimony, poll finds

Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON — The 11 hours Hillary Rodham Clinton spent at the House Benghazi committee last month appears to have been time well spent: The former secretary of state has significantly improved her standing among key groups of voters, a new poll indicates. Among Democratic primary voters, 72 percent said they were now satisfied with Clinton’s responses…

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

International Business Times

Seattle residents voted Tuesday night on a campaign measure that was publicized as a national model for campaign finance reform. The measure, based on votes counted around 11 p.m. local time Tuesday, had garnered 60 percent of the votes, local media reported. “Seattle leads the nation … We look forward to seeing more cities and states…

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis appeals ruling that sent her to prison

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis appeals ruling that sent her to prison

International Business Times

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who gained nationwide attention for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, filed an appeal asking a court to dismiss rulings that landed her in jail. Davis was jailed in September after being found in contempt of court for defying the Supreme Court’s June ruling that legalized gay marriage across the U.S. In…

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

Agence France-Presse Wrapped around Florent Groberg’s right wrist is a scratched, black metal band he hardly ever takes off. The soldier’s bracelet is engraved with a date in 2012, along with the names and ranks of three comrades who were killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan. Next week, President Barack Obama will give Groberg

Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Reuters Two former Michigan representatives forced out of the state legislature for their extramarital affair and its subsequent cover-up lost their respective bids to regain their seats in a special Republican primary on Tuesday, results showed. Cindy Gamrat, who was removed from her Allegan County seat, and Todd Courser, who resigned from his seat in

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

Reuters Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. The victories mean that the Republicans retain control of both houses of the state legislature. The party remains an obstacle to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws