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the morning cram [I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey edition]

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Quick –  Puff out your chest, it’ll scare him away!

NPR reports Iran stands defiant amidst Israel’s threat of strikes against their nuclear program.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ River levels are on the rise.  A McCracken Sheriffs Deputy resigns after visiting his lady friend on the clock.  Mammoth Cave is a moneymaker for the Commonwealth. Smart kids rejoice;  you can get out of high school early. Pill mill legislation is working its way through the legislature.  The state wants to make substantial budget cuts to post-secondary schools. Lawmakers may be through with the redistricting fight.

the morning cram [good luck to everybody edition]

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Iowa Caucus: The most important one… until the next one.

NPR reports Republican candidates pull “all nighters” in a last ditch effort to make a strong showing in the election year opener.

Kentucky~    Williams and Stumbo talk about their goals for the new legislative session. Department of Corrections releases inmates as part of overhaul. Fire marshal to investigate deadly fires.

the morning cram [You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity edition]

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On the first day of Christmas, congress gave to me…nothing.

NPR reports as the holidays are on their way, our lawmakers want to go home feeling as if they’ve done something. Cue the theatrics

Kentucky~ Conway offers state officials DUI classes. Elaine Walker finishes cancer treatment.

Illinois~ Metropolis is changing its health insurance carrier. Here’s a shocker: youth prison programs don’t work.

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 [heavy d and the boyz edition]

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Around two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and some say we need to talk about it.

NPR reports that often when the issue of weight is brought up medically, both doctors and patients want to avoid talking about the elephant in the room.

Kentucky~ Racer 1 was injured during the football game this weekend. Fort Campbell opened injured soldier barracks. Is there a new tax horizon? Beshear is planning a cheaper inauguration. Schools should get NCLB waivers. The capitol chapel is getting a makeover.

Tennessee~ More arrests in drug task force audit.

the morning cram [where’s my money edition]

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Iran’s Banks just discovered they’re short $2.6 billion.

NPR reports a recently discovered banking scam has already yielded 30 arrests and promises many more.

Kentucky~   Kentucky is looking for a few good students. The Military History Building is set to reopen next month. P’Pool gets some big name endorsement. Beshear says jobs will continue to be his top priority if re-elected.

Tennessee~ The state is trying to keep the lottery system from going broke.

Illinois~ State lawmakers override Quinn’s veto on the electricity bill.  The gambling bill is put on ice in the Senate.