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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation. Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live. Coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. EST.

Trans Community Decry Proposed Gender Policy

Oct 23, 2018
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As the Trump administration reportedly considers adopting a new definition of gender based on a person’s genitalia at birth, some in the LGBTQ community say the new rule would be harmful to transgender people. 

The New York Times reported Sunday that the Department of Health and Human Services is pushing to establish a legal definition of sex under Title Nine. The move would define sex as either male or female. Kentucky native Jacob Eleazer  says the policy would be devastating for him and for other trans people.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will continue efforts to block U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Bowling Green Republican says he doesn’t believe Saudi Arabia's explanation of how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died earlier this month and feels certain the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved.

For that reason, Paul says he thinks the the U.S. must take a harder stance on punishing Saudi Arabia. In a conference call with reporters, Senator Paul said sanctions would have no impact.

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President Donald Trump will be in Louisville, Kentucky Monday  evening.  As Cheri Lawson reports, the trip comes as the president is in what the White House calls ‘sell mode’ for the Republican healthcare bill, with a vote in the House planned for this week.  

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul has been outspoken in his opposition to the replacement bill because it doesn’t go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats are planning a protest outside Louisville's Freedom Hall.


Fake News and Challenges to Journalism on Eastern Standard

Mar 14, 2017
Marisa Hempel

We’ve been hearing a lot about “fake news” and “alternative facts” lately. Some folks say these are symptoms of challenges to journalism.


On this week’s Eastern Standard: Fake News and other Challenges to Journalism.


President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

It’s similar to the president’s January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.