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the morning cram [He’s teaching me to change my instincts… or at least ignore them edition]

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The GOP has decided to fight for millionaires, even if they don’t want it.

NPR reports republicans have been railing against the millionaire surtax, but millionaires don’t seem to be against the idea. Maybe someone should tell Republican representatives.

Kentucky~ A Paducah businessman donates solar panels to the new animal shelter. A man tries to rob a Paducah motel with just his finger-gun. The Henderson plastics plant which was home to a fire earlier this week had numerous safety violations.  The Human Rights Commission released its report on discrimination in the Commonwealth.Beshear’s inaugural festivities have been revealed.



the morning cram [there’s what’s right and there’s what’s right and never the twain shall meet edition]

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It seems nobody told Mitt flip-fops in winter are faux pas.

NPR reports Romney’s position on abortion has been hard to pin down over the years, however the candidate’s supporters say only his emphasis changed.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Fiscal Court chooses not to fund an investigation into Community Center embezzlement.    McCracken County stops funding for the Humane Society.  Synthetic Marijuana is now illegal in McCracken County.  It’s getting chilly- be careful out there!The governor says forget cutting down a Christmas tree, just use the one in the yard.

Illinois~ Tax breaks are making their way through the legislature.

the morning cram [I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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The Super-committee’s lack of movement has everyone scrambling to keep  their funding.

NPR reports the pentagon may have the purse straps tightened more than expected. So now officials are puffing out their chests and strutting in order to prove their worth.

Kentucky~ A trial date has been set in the Jerry Wayne Walker case. There’s a lot of good looking burley this year.  The lead lawyer in the fen-phen trials is fired from the Kentucky Bar Association.

Illinois~ Quinn says there’s not that much cash in gambling expansion.

Tennessee~ State budget talks continue. The Feds are sending more money to clean up meth labs.

the morning cram [bad company edition]

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Be careful who you hire…

NPR reports Penn State fires Joe Paterno after an alleged cover up of alleged abuse by one of his assistant coaches.

Kentucky~ Owensboro says fake pot is no good. Williams looks back on his campaign. Rand Paul is either anti-regulation or pro-pollution, can’t quite tell yet.

Illinois~ The SIUC strike is over. The house says no to a gambling expansion bill.

the morning cram [100 days of Rahm edition]

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After 100 days in office as Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel sounds off on his new job.

NPR reports that Emanuel’s transition from the White House’s Chief of Staff to Mayor may have paid off for both Rahm and Chicago.

Kentucky~ McCracken County works on getting cash in the hopes of bringing MSU to Paducah. The Paducah Board of Education nudged the tax rate up. Nortonville’s water system is falling apart. GOP says Beshear’s campaign fundraising needs a closer look.

Tennessee~ No need to dismantle that bridge, just blow it up! The youngest hitman ever is sentenced. Making the jump from two-year to four-year school just got a lot easier.

morning cram [online black market edition]

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“It’s sort of the exact opposite of getting two references when you’re applying for a job; rather than vouching for you as an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, you’re getting people to attest to your deviousness.”

NPR reports on an online megamall for stolen credit cards.


Kentucky- Senator Mitch McConnell is meeting in Bowling Green today to discuss his call to send two men facing terrorism charges to Guantanamo Bay. Governor Beshear is selling off surplus land to create state revenue.

Illinois- Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is urging the state’s food producers to apply for federal grants to promote farmers markets.

Tennessee- The Montgomery County, Tennessee Redistricting Committee has begun the process of examining and re-drawing new county commission district lines. US Representative Stephen Fincher’s corrected personal financial disclosure was released.

Basil Marceaux Graces the National Spotlight

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Unlikely Republican candidate for Tennessee governor, Basil Marceaux (dot com), tells the Associated Press he likes the national media attention he’s been getting despite the coverage being, in large part, a mockery.

The 59-year-old Marceaux has been featured on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” and among other outlets.

Marceaux acknowledges he “sounded discombobulated” in a video clip featured on WSMV-TV (and subsequently on this blog) and blames distracting producers.

Chris Matthews says Marceaux’s “not sitting on a couch complaining and doing nothing… he’s out there.”

Colbert says, “People always vote for the candidate they feel they could have a beer with, and it looks like he had several even before that statement. He’d have a beer with you whether you want it or not.”

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morning cram (april fool’s edition)

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KY~ SURPRISE! Murray State promotes Higginson to Provost. Reidland-Farley Fire Department is trying to fire Chief Tapp. Beshear assures Paducah he cares and stops to drop off a check to Robert Penn Warren’s hometown. They’re burning LBL. A Hopkinsville man crashes his Toyota Yaris; blames sticky accelerator. An (Alleged) Mayfield embezzler’s case heads to grand jury. Fingers are pointed in Frankfort over the stalled budget. $480m in extra Pell Grants by 2020.

TN~ A Democratic candidate for governor drops out for a race more her speed. $657m in extra Pell Grants by 2020.

NOTE: Our impeccable journalistic integrity prohibits us from lying to you on this special day. Oh! by the way, the Easter Bunny is dead (Disturbing video embedded below).