As cases surge, Gov. Andy Beshear unveils new coronavirus restrictions for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear raised the stakes in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, announcing an array of new restrictions that will extend from school classrooms to bars and restaurants across the state.

Citing mounting evidence of more deaths and illness devastating all corners of Kentucky, Beshear said the latest mandates are needed because “inaction is deadly.” 

“Pretending this virus isn’t real is not an option,” the governor said. “It’s time to do what it takes to finish this fight.”

The moves drew swift criticism from Republican leaders who have vowed to rein in Beshear with new legislation in early 2021 to limit the governor’s powers.



CDC Director Says COVID Vaccine Rolling Out in Just a Few Weeks


Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Education building Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A vaccine for COVID-19 will begin to be available in the U.S. “probably by the end of the second week in December,” according to Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Initially, Redfield told Fox News’ Dana Perino, the vaccine will be made available “in a hierarchical way” with a focus on “nursing home residents and then some combination of health care providers and individuals at high risk for a poor outcome.”



Poll: Majority of Voters Want Republicans to Control Senate in 2021


WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Republicans spoke about their desire to work on their legislative agenda despite the impeachment hearings in the House. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty …

A majority of voters want Republicans to stay in control of the Senate in 2021 following the Georgia runoff races, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll.

“Fifty-six percent of voters said they want a divided government with Republicans in control of the upper chamber,” while 44 percent said they want Democrats to control the Senate, data released to the Hill found.

“The poll comes weeks after both Georgia Senate races headed to runoffs after all four candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold in the state needed to win an election,” the article continued:



2 of 3 Trump supporters want him to run in 2024

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (Official White House photo)

A new survey found 2 of 3 President Trump’s supporters want him to run again in four years because they believe the 2020 election was “stolen” by Democrats.

The poll for the communications and messaging firm Seven Letter was discussed by columnist Paul Bedard in his “Washington Secrets” column in the Washington Examiner.

The survey found 66% of Trump’s supporters want him to run again in 2024 if Joe Biden is certified the winner of the Nov. 3 election.



U.S newspapers got paid millions to publish Chinese propaganda

Wall St. Journal, L.A. Times received hundreds of thousands for ‘advertising campaigns’

By Chuck Ross
Daily Caller News Foundation

An English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department paid U.S. media companies nearly $2 million for printing and advertising expenses over the past six months, even amid heightened scrutiny over Beijing’s disinformation efforts in the West.

China Daily paid The Wall Street Journal more than $85,000 and the Los Angeles Times $340,000 for advertising campaigns between May and October 2020, according to a disclosure that the propaganda mill filed this week with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).



Appeals court to review Trump’s Pennsylvania case


President Donald J. Trump (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

A federal appeals court on Monday granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of a district court’s rejection of the campaign’s Pennsylvania case.

Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted the news with an image of the court record, which stated the campaign has until 4 p.m. to file its appeal.

The campaign is appealing U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann’s dismissal on Saturday of a lawsuit seeking an order to stop the certification of the election in Pennsylvania. Most Pennsylvania counties are expected to certify their results Monday.



‘Trump won by a landslide’: Sidney Powell claims Trump legal team will ‘prove’ election corruption

In this episode of “The Rubin Report,” Dave Rubin discussed Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell’s highly contested claim that President Donald Trump “won by a landslide” and his legal team is “going to prove it.”

During a news conference Thursday, Powell alleged that electronic voting systems were used to change or remove votes to change the outcome of the election, and that the Trump team has the evidence to prove it. If true, this changes everything — but let’s see the proof.



Continental Refining Company unveils plan for refinery in Somerset

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SOMERSET, Ky. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hemisphere Limited, the parent company of Continental Refining Company (CRC), announced it’s exploring plans to invest an additional $25 million to acquire, relocate and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at the current CRC oil refinery in Somerset.

The ability to produce biofuels and soy-based products in Somerset would open new markets while providing farmers, CRC’s customers, vendors, investors and the community a solid AgriTech business opportunity that provides a positive economic impact for the entire region.



Fauci: Public Health Measures Should Stay in Place Following Vaccine Distribution

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Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies on Capitol Hill on Sept. 23, 2020.  (Graeme Jennings/Pool-Getty Images)

By Solange Reyner    |   Thursday, 19 November 2020 05:57 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci says public health measures should still remain in place following the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.

”The issue is that you’re not going to be completely protected against a degree of infection that you might not even notice that you might be able to spread to others,” he said in a virtual discussion with The Hastings Center on Thursday.