Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth

Office Of Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth

A former Secret Service agent who says he is a Republican candidate for secretary of state in Kentucky has apologized for a tweet about U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth that alluded to him shooting the congressman.

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President Donald Trump’s heavy emphasis on defense spending is winning praise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but critics warn it comes at the expense of other vital government programs.

The unrest following fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri has some Kentucky politicians worrying aloud about police tactics.