Support for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has been driven by his conservative stances on social issues. He has taken unyielding stands against abortion and same-sex marriage.
But on economic matters, his record is more mixed. And some conservatives say that on issues like government spending and trade, he has at times betrayed free-market principles.
For example, when Congress voted to approve the North American Free Trade Agreement — a cause dear to the hearts of conservatives — Santorum, then a Pennsylvania representative, was among those voting against it.
Good news for those of us who see a glass of wine at the end of the day as Mom's reward: Light to moderate drinking may reduce the risk of stroke in women.
Women who drink a glass of wine, beer or a mixed drink daily were less likely to have strokes compared to women who don't drink at all, according to a findings from an ongoing study that has followed the health of more than 80,000 women for 26 years.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul opposes a transportation bill that’s vital to Kentucky, but he’s introduced his own budget that funds those projects through elimination of government agencies. The current highway authorization expires at month’s end – without an extension projects throughout the commonwealth will languish. Kentuckians have already felt the impact of the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges.
A bill aimed at strengthening prescription pill tracking to crack down on abuse has cleared the Kentucky House. The measure is one of the chief priorities of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, whose work on the issue dates back to his time as attorney general. House Bill 4 would move the KASPER pill tracking system to the attorney general’s office permanently, which is the key part of what Stumbo calls landmark legislation.