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  • New Poll Shows Kansas Incumbents Facing Tough Battles (Brownback down 8, Roberts at only 37%)

    08/26/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 34 replies
    WIBW ^ | 8/26/2014 | Melissa Brunner
    WIBW) - A new poll shows tough battles shaping up for incumbents on the November ballot in Kansas. SurveyUSA conducted the poll for KSN Television in Wichita. In the governor's race, Republican incumbent Sam Brownback continues to trail Democrat Paul Davis. The margin of 48 percent to 40 percent is the same as that found in a Survey USA poll done before the August primary... In the U.S. Senate race, Survey USA says Independent candidate Greg Orman continues to cause a wrinkle for both three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Democrat Chad Taylor. The poll found Roberts with 37 percent,...
  • Kansas Senate: Roberts (R) 44%, Taylor (D) 40%

    08/11/2014 3:29:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 11, 2014
    Kansas may have a Senate race after all. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kansas Voters finds incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts with just a four-point lead – 44% to 40% - over Democratic challenger Chad Taylor. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Author, broadcaster calls for 2016 presidential debate on poverty: Smiley spoke at KS Conference...

    07/18/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Ann Marie Bush
    Author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley during the Kansas Conference on Poverty on Friday spoke out about Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget and called for a 2016 presidential debate that would focus solely on poverty and income equality. “Budgets are moral documents,” Smiley told a crowd gathered in the Sunflower Ballroom of the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd. He said Brownback gave tax breaks to the “rich and lucky” and “cut K-12 education.” “The tax cuts are a good sound-bite politics but unsound policy,” Smiley said. He also said what Brownback has done to the state is “shameful.” Education is...
  • Former Ky. Democratic operative using Ky. campaign tactics in Kansas governor's race

    07/17/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/17/2014 | Nick Storm
    Jason Perkey cut his teeth in politics working campaigns in the Bluegrass and now the Louisville, Kentucky native is applying the lessons he learned from his time in the state to the Kansas governor’s race. Perkey, who is the executive director for the Kansas Democratic Party, is applying a strategy first implemented in the 2011 re-election campaign of Governor Steve Beshear in Kentucky. Democrats in Kansas launched a secretive mass endorsement of high profile former and elected Republican officials which has the GOP in the state off message and striking out at one another. More than 100 Republican officials endorsed...
  • Yes, if You Cut Taxes, You Get Less Tax Revenue (anti-KS fail)

    06/29/2014 2:14:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Josh Barro
    Kansas has a problem. In April and May, the state planned to collect $651 million from personal income tax. But instead, it received only $369 million. In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large and rather unusual income tax cut. It was expected to reduce state tax revenue by more than 10 percent, and Gov. Sam Brownback said it would create “tens of thousands of jobs.” In part, the tax cut worked in the typical way, by cutting tax rates and increasing the standard deduction. But Kansas also eliminated tax on various kinds of income, including income described commonly—and sometimes misleadingly—as...
  • KS: Governor Signs Gun Reform Bill

    04/25/2014 6:28:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed HB 2578 into law today, 23 April, 2014.   The law strengthens state preemption by preventing local governments from banning  the open carry of firearms and making the disclosure of the possession of a concealed carry license a condition of employment.  From The governor has signed a bill that will bar local governments from enforcing local gun ordinances, his office announced Wednesday morning. Read more here: It requires adequate signage to prohibit the open carry of firearms by premises that choose to do so.   There is no penalty for open carrying in such...
  • Holder calls hate crimes an 'affront to who we are'

    04/17/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by ncfool · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said hate crimes are an affront to what the United States stands for in comments at a memorial service Thursday for three people killed in a shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas. “Every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to who we are – and who we have always been – both as a country and as a people,”
  • Kansas Governor Signs ‘The Second Amendment Protection Act’

    04/19/2013 7:26:31 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    Tuesday Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed what is being called the strictest Second Amendment protection law in the nation. “The Second Amendment Protection Act” does exactly as the name implies: It provides residents protection of their Second Amendment rights by exemption from federal gun control laws, including bans or restrictions on certain guns, magazines or ammunition, for all guns and accessories within the state’s borders. “Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the...
  • Kansas Gov Brownback Signs HB 21 Recognizing All States’ Concealed Carry!

    04/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 4-8-2013 | Tami Jackson
    Friday afternoon Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law, including SB 21 which amends several firearms-related statutes including authorizing official recognition of any valid concealed carry permit from another state for individuals traveling through or visiting Kansas. Thanks to Gov Brownback, Kansas now has the best Concealed Carry reciprocity in the nation!
  • Brownback says he won’t support state-federal health insurance exchange

    11/08/2012 4:33:46 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 38 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 11/08/2012 | Emily Behlmann
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he won’t support Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s grant application to create a state-federal partnership health insurance exchange. The exchange is an online marketplace where individuals can by health insurance policies. A partnership is one of three choices for states under the federal health reform law. States could also choose to establish their own exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Doug Giles

    10/11/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 10-08-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about several bits of Kansas news including a liberal artists in Lawrence Kansas angry that his painting of Gov. Brownback burning in hell was removed from a local business. Doug Giles, author of the book, "Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate" will be on the show to talk about his new book. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • Analysis: Kansas governor (Sam Brownback) owns aggressive tax cuts

    05/27/2012 6:35:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/12 | JOHN HANNA
    Analysis: Kansas governor owns aggressive tax cutsBy JOHN HANNA | Associated Press – Thu, May 24, 2012 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Plenty of Kansas legislators' fingerprints are on the aggressive income tax cuts signed into law this week by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, including those of some GOP moderates now describing it as a budget crisis in the making. But Brownback now owns the legislation, even though it strayed significantly from the tax plan he outlined in January and he and his allies sought less aggressive alternatives in the legislative session's final days. He not only signed the bill,...
  • Statehouse Live: In State of State, Brownback outlines plan to cut Kansas personal income tax

    01/11/2012 7:05:14 PM PST · by One Name · 6 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 11, 2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday called for a cut in the state personal income tax and minimal budget increases, saying that will put Kansas in the fast lane on the road to economic growth. "Let's put our 'lost decade' … in the rear view mirror and speed ahead — at 75 miles per hour — to make this decade the decade of growth and job creation," Brownback, a Republican, said in the State of the State address. But his plan hit immediate bumps from legislators. Brownback's proposal would cancel a scheduled decrease in the state sales tax rate,...
  • Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars

    11/28/2011 10:54:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2011
    A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.” An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused, and the national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 6,000. “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a...
  • Sam Brownback to endorse Rick Perry Thursday

    09/21/2011 7:45:01 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2011 | By Matt Lewis
    Brownback, who also ran for president in 2008 and served in the U.S. senate, now becomes the third governor to endorse Perry — joining Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. In the U.S. senate, Brownback, who is a Catholic convert, championed social conservative causes, including working to end human trafficking and defending the right to life. He is considered a hero of the social conservative movement.
  • Kansas Governor Stands Up To Obama"care"

    08/10/2011 9:13:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 10, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    Good for Governor Sam Brownback for standing up to the monstrosity known as Obama"care" and SENDING THE MONEY BACK! And if any of my dear readers entertain the slightest doubt about just how bad Obama"care" will be, you can begin your journey towards enlightenment by giving the following a read...
  • Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant

    08/09/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/9/11 | Alina Selyukh
    WASHINGTON - Kansas became on Tuesday the second U.S. state to return a large federal grant meant to help it create a prototype health insurance exchange as part of the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul. Republican Governor Sam Brownback said the state would give back the $31.5 million it received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to become an early leader, along with six other states, in establishing health insurance exchanges that other local government could use as a model.
  • Voter ID now Kansas law

    04/18/2011 7:14:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies ^ | 4/18/11 | Tim Carpenter
    Gov. Sam Brownback made a fixture of Kansas politics Monday requirements voters present proof of citizenship and photograph affirmation of their identity as the price of participating in elections. The measures were long championed by conservatives who expressed apprehension that unauthorized voters were distorting elections through fraudulent means. The rules could spark a legal challenge from voters who feel disenfranchised by the new hurdles to electoral participation. "I think these are reasonable steps to protect the rights of our citizens," Brownback said at the Statehouse. Brownback long ago endorsed the voter ID and citizenship provisions incorporated into House Bill 2067....
  • Two anti-abortion measures head to Kansas governor

    03/30/2011 8:42:47 AM PDT · by K-Stater · 8 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/30/11 | Brad Cooper
    It used to be easy for the Kansas Legislature to pass new abortion laws. Getting them signed into law was another matter. But freshman Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican and longstanding abortion opponent, is expected to sign two bills that passed the Legislature with overwhelming support Tuesday. One of the bills deals with late-term abortions, the other with parental consent.
  • Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback: Current welfare rules discourage marriage

    01/04/2011 9:14:00 PM PST · by One Name · 12 replies
    Topeka — Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback wants to change rules for state social service programs that he says discourage marriage. At a news conference Monday, the Republican governor-elect promised to push for policies allowing people who participate in social service programs to keep their benefits if they get married. Brownback says that under current rules, people lose their benefits because getting married increases their household income just enough to disqualify them.
  • Obama, Biden To New Govs: Calls Us Before You Go To Media

    12/02/2010 8:53:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies · 3+ views
    President Obama and Vice President Biden ask newly elected Governors to call the White House before they "are really mad about something" and go to the media. "We prefer not to read about it in the press," Obama said. Video at link.
  • Brownback wins race for governor (I had NO IDEA that Sam was running for guv)

    11/02/2010 6:49:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies
    Hays Daily News ^ | 11/2/10 | staff
    TOPEKA (AP) — After 16 years in Washington, Republican Sam Brownback is coming home to be governor of Kansas. Brownback on Tuesday defeated Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland to reclaim the office held by Democrats for the past eight years.
  • Brownback’s Mountain - The senator has a very, very bad idea on energy.

    07/30/2010 5:24:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 30, 2010 | William Yeatman and Iain Murray
    Brownback’s MountainThe senator has a very, very bad idea on energy.  It looked like we had dodged a bullet. With an election looming, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) decided that a provision requiring a minimum of 15 percent renewable-energy generation nationwide by 2020 was too controversial to include in the so-called energy bill he introduced this week. Sen. Sam Brownback (R., Kans.), in an effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, announced that he would introduce such a measure, known as a renewable-electricity standard (RES), as an amendment to Reid’s bill. A top-down renewable-energy mandate might...
  • Senators DeMint and Brownback Open to GOP Filibusters to Force Hearing on Medicare Chief

    07/28/2010 2:44:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    Washington ( – At a press conference on Wednesday, Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) indicated they were open to filibustering any and all legislation by Republicans in the Senate until a confirmation hearing is held for Dr. Donald Berwick, who was recently recess-appointed by President Obama to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick is controversial because he supports rationing health care services, has said a “just” health care funding plan “must redistribute wealth,” and has praised Britain’s government-run National Health Service. President Obama nominated Berwick back in April and then recess-appointed him on...
  • Rove Rips Moran, stumps for Tiahrt

    06/13/2010 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 11 replies · 767+ views
    K.C. Star ^ | 06/13/2010 | Steve Kraske
    "Rove is the second leading Republican leader to criticize Moran. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has repeatedly knocked Moran, saying "he was never there." "I mean, he’d always be out there grabbing a headline," Hastert said, "but he was never there in my experience of doing the hard work to make things happen.” In the interview, Rove wa particulary harsh on Moran for how the congressman approached a 2001 bill on trade promotion authority that Rove said was aimed at knocking down trade barriers and would have helped Moran's rural western Kansas district. Rove said Moran tried to cut a...
  • KA-1 2010: McCain endorses 1st District candidate (Rob Wasinger, former Brownback chief of staff)

    11/09/2009 11:40:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,295+ views
    Congressional candidate Rob Wasinger, R-Cottonwood Falls, gained the endorsement of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the GOP's presidential nominee in 2008. "Rob Wasinger has the right experience, vision, and values to lead Kansas into an era of economic growth and prosperity. He is an exemplary public servant we can trust," McCain was quoted saying in a news release from the Wasinger campaign. "I am humbled to be supported by Sen. John McCain, an American hero who has served our country with honor and integrity both in uniform and in Congress," Wasinger said in the same release. Wasinger is the former...
  • Durbin: DC tops in abortion because its residents are black (Audio included)

    07/16/2009 8:52:23 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 28 replies · 1,442+ views
    Wash Examiner/Beltway Confidential ^ | July 16, 2009 | David Freddoso
    In a committee markup last week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that residents of the District of Columbia have a disproportionately large number of abortions because D.C. is disproportionately African-American. In our nation's capital, 41 percent of all pregnancies end in abortion...
  • Brownback rallies party faithful at GOP barbecue

    07/14/2009 7:10:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies · 846+ views ^ | 07/12/09 | Shawn Linenberger
    Kobach told the group he would fight for the requirement of providing proof of citizenship at election booths. He said photo identification is required when boarding a plane or buying certain spray paints and medication. He wants the same when trying to combat voter fraud. A professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kobach kept the mood light with a political joke. He asked what President Obama and God had in common, with the punchline being neither has a birth certificate. The difference between the two? God only takes 10 percent of a person’s income, Kobach joked. Tiahrt...
  • Senate's slavery apology includes reparations caveat

    06/18/2009 12:42:11 PM PDT · by paltz · 104 replies · 3,700+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 6/18/09 | Kerry Picket
    The U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation, according to reports. Republican Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, one of the sponsors, said the measure was no “panacea,” but could help trigger “reconciliation.”
  • Sam Brownback Seals his place as the latest GOP Traitor

    04/30/2009 6:32:35 PM PDT · by publius321 · 43 replies · 1,685+ views
    I would like to personally welcome Kansas Senator Sam Brownback as the latest inductee to the GOP Enema Hall of Shame. is a grassroots movement to cleanse the bowels of the GOP and once again make it the party of conservative principles it once was.... Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) joined home-state colleague Pat Roberts and seven other Republicans Tuesday to help Kathleen Sebelius win approval (65-31) to serve as HHS secretary...
  • Brownback votes for Sebelius, 'betrays' Christians

    04/30/2009 11:01:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 66 replies · 1,835+ views
    One News Now ^ | 4/30/2009 | Jim Brown
    A Kansas pastor says by endorsing Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services secretary, Senator Sam Brownback "violated the scriptures and his own church's teaching" and "betrayed" many conservative Christians who had been his largest base of support. Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) joined home-state colleague Pat Roberts and seven other Republicans Tuesday to help Kathleen Sebelius win approval (65-31) to serve as HHS secretary. The nomination of the Kansas governor -- which Brownback has supported since it was announced almost two months ago -- was controversial because of her failure to pay taxes and her lack of honesty regarding the large...
  • Sam Brownback to Appear at Kansas Tea Parties

    04/14/2009 3:35:36 PM PDT · by teenyelliott · 21 replies · 559+ views
    email from Brownback's office | 4/14/2009 | Sam Brownback
    From the email I received today... "Just a quick note to remind everyone to get your taxes postmarked by Wednesday. April 15th has the dubious distinction of being the day that reminds everyone why small, limited government is the best way to go. I'm going to be spending Tax Day traveling across Kansas to attend Tea Parties in Junction City, Wichita and Topeka. These meetings will help draw attention to the irresponsible tax-and-spend policies contained in the stimulus package and the budget packages passed by the House and Senate. A bad precedent was set with the astronomical bailouts, and the...
  • Sen. Brownback to introduce legislation to put N. Korea in terrorism blacklist

    04/06/2009 9:17:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 449+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/06/09 | Hwang Doo-hyong
    2009/04/07 06:56 KST Sen. Brownback to introduce legislation to put N. Korea in terrorism blacklist By Hwang Doo-hyong WASHINGTON, April 6 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) Monday announced that he will introduce legislation later this month to list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism in retaliation of the North's rocket launch Sunday in what he called violation of a U.N. resolution. The previous George W. Bush administration delisted the North in October to persuade the reclusive communist state to return to six-party talks on ending its nuclear weapons programs. "Senator Sam Brownback today announced that when...
  • Sam Brownback - the latest GOP traitor?

    03/06/2009 4:52:19 PM PST · by publius321 · 22 replies · 976+ views
    “Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Incorporated, says Brownback -- a self-professed pro-life Catholic -- "abandoned" the unborn by backing Sebelius... Crutcher says Brownback's desire to become the next governor of Kansas may be driving his support of Sebelius. "All of Brownback's flowery words in the past don't really mean much," he says. "When push comes to shove, he'll throw the unborn under the bus for some political advantage -- and that's what's happened here." I must say that this doesn't surprise me in the least. Throughout the primary debates I remember saying to my wife that this guy...
  • Brownback waffles but will vote to confirm Sebelius

    03/04/2009 11:55:34 AM PST · by presidio9 · 184 replies · 3,330+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Tue, Mar. 03, 2009 | STEVE KRASKE
    After a day of uncertainty, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said Tuesday he would vote to confirm Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for secretary of health and human services. “The president won the election and has nominated a Kansan to the Cabinet,” Brownback said in a statement. “Despite our profound policy differences, I will support my fellow Kansan.” Brownback joined Sen. Pat Roberts, who also made his intentions known Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, Brownback had deferred. “He doesn’t plan to say anything either way at this point,” said a spokesman. Some questioned how Brownback would decide, considering how abortion opponents — who have...
  • ALL's Judie Brown on Sen. Brownback: "I'll never use 'pro-life' to describe him again"

    03/03/2009 12:53:18 PM PST · by GonzoII · 68 replies · 2,760+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 3, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert and Steve Jalsevac
    Tuesday March 3, 2009 ALL's Judie Brown on Sen. Brownback: "I'll never use 'pro-life' to describe him again" Sen. Brownback congratulates Sebelius, pro-Lifers stunned By Kathleen Gilbert and Steve JalsevacWASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2009 ( - Kansas' U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, who has long identified with the pro-life movement, has shocked pro-life leaders by supporting the nomination of extreme pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).Brownback issued a joint statement with fellow senator from Kansas, Pat Roberts, congratulating the Governor."It's an honor for the State of Kansas to have an elected...
  • DeMint Introduces Consumer Products Safety Reform Bill

    02/05/2009 2:50:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 912+ views
    Legislation will protect families, charities and small businesses from regulations and lawsuits that could kill thousands of jobs. Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced the introduction of a bill protect small businesses, charities and families by reforming the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Senator DeMint’s legislation would stop the most overreaching and burdensome aspects of CPSIA, slated to take effect February 10. Unless reformed, the new law will demand onerous testing for anything geared towards children age 12 and under. This mandate would fall on books, toys, clothing, hair bands, board games, sporting equipment, backpacks,...
  • Fairtax Supporter corner U.S. Senator Sam Brownback January 30, 2009

    02/02/2009 5:22:43 PM PST · by netvictory · 2 replies · 598+ views
    Fairtax Supporter corner U.S. Senator Sam Brownback January 30, 2009
  • More GOP Senate quitters: Real despair or real opportunities?

    01/13/2009 3:31:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,045+ views
    Los Angeles ^ | 1/13/09
    Evolving conventional wisdom holds that the growing string of senior Republican senators packing it in for retirement or a governor's office means gloom for the party in next year's midterm congressional elections, which are usually a time for an incumbent president's party to suffer. But, counterintuitively, that may not be the case. Bill Clinton remembers the Republican revolution of 1994 only too well -- and so does one of his top aides then, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's incoming White House chief of staff. Indeed, Emanuel, who took over the House seat of someone named Rod Blagojevich in 2002, was one...
  • Kansas Senators Roberts, Brownback to Oppose Bailout Bill

    10/01/2008 6:13:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,705+ views ^ | Oct 1, 2008 |
    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Both of Kansas' Republican senators say they'll oppose a revised plan to rescue the nation's financial industry. Sen. Pat Roberts said his decision reflects the will of thousands of Kansas voters who have contacted his office to say the $700 billion measure is unacceptable. "It’s important Congress act responsibly to shore up America’s confidence in the financial system. Unfortunately, this proposal is still flawed. It does not protect taxpayers, contains no meaningful oversight, may not solve the crisis and is seen by most Americans as rewarding greed," Roberts said. Roberts' challenger on the November ballot, Democrat Jim...
  • Frustrated with Palin, Brownback Earmark Interview Responses

    09/12/2008 7:27:13 PM PDT · by PAR · 9 replies · 184+ views
    I hope this doesn't turn into Bush redux, where the obvious and decisive responses to liberal attacks are not utilized. Case in point: Earmarks. Today I saw Palin questioned in a confronational manner by "Charlie" and Senator Brownback on Fox by Colmes. Both were challenged on Palin's earmark record. Seems to me that ANY time a republican is challenged regarding Palin's earmark history the following the points should be made (at a minium): 1) Palin does have a record of dramatically reducing earmark requests since she bacame governor. Whoever is being interviewed needs to lay out the numbers. What were...
  • China Plans to Spy on Olympic Hotel Guests: US Senator

    07/29/2008 6:47:39 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 14 replies · 133+ views
    AFP / Google News ^ | July 29, 2008 | AFP
    (WASHINGTON) — A top Republican US senator on Tuesday said China is planning to spy on guests who stay at foreign-owned hotels during the Olympic Games, which begin next month. "The Chinese government has put in place a system to spy on and gather information about every guest at hotels where Olympic visitors are staying," Kansas Senator Sam Brownback told reporters. "This means journalists, athletes' families, human rights advocates and other visitors will be subjected to invasive intelligence gathering by the Chinese Public Security Bureau." The State Department issued a warning in March that Americans traveling to China for the...
  • (Sen. Sam) Brownback on McCain train

    06/15/2008 10:27:20 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 13 replies · 314+ views
    The Manhattan Mercury ^ | June 15, 2008 | Bill Felber
    Quietly for now, perhaps more visibly later, Sen. Sam Brownback has set himself a missionary task. That task involves persuading the so-called "religious right," his core constituency, to get behind the John McCain presidential candidacy. .... "You get down to the raw points of it, and that's the (Supreme Court)," he said. He tells conservatives that McCain's "very reliable on that... and so (in a different way) is Barack Obama." "Barack's a good guy - I like him - but he's a very liberal Democrat," Brownback said. "If you have a liberal Democrat plus a Democratic House and Senate, that's...
  • Rumor: McCain Considering Sarah Palin for Vice President

    05/29/2008 12:19:57 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 193 replies · 1,184+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 29-May-08 | Unknown
    The rumor is a big possibility she's being looked at.A tipster sent us word that John McCain’s VP advance man Arthur Culvahouse has been spotted in Juneau, Alaska. There’s only one reason he would be there - to meet with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin about the Vice President position. This comes on the heels of McCain’s Memorial Day weekend barbecue attended by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former White House budget director Rob Portman, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. Supposedly that was in informal...
  • Is Brownback Betraying Pro-Lifers? (Jill Stanek)

    05/07/2008 7:20:47 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    WND ^ | 5/7/2008 | Jill Stanek
    On April 24, Kansas pro-life U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts issued a press release endorsing Steve Howe for Johnson County district attorney.... Phill Kline is currently the appointed district attorney and has been urged to reconsider his decision not to run to retain his seat in November. Why? Kline is the only DA in the country with a pending criminal case against a Planned Parenthood and is likely the only DA in the country with the intestinal fortitude to stick with such an investigation.... Brownback knows pro-lifers are encouraging Kline to stay. He knows because many influential pro-lifers...
  • Pro-Abortion Group Won't Oppose Bill Reducing Abortions on Disabled Babies

    03/11/2008 4:09:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 520+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/11/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A leading pro-abortion group has said it will not oppose a bill that will help reduce the number of abortions on babies who are potentially afflicted with Down Syndrome. The measure has already received approval from a Senate committee and is headed to the full chamber for a debate and vote. Last month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved the Pre-natally and Post-natally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act on a unanimous vote.The bill is designed to help reduce the number of abortions of babies with Down syndrome and other conditions.Sen Sam Brownback,...
  • Brownback courting right for Sen. McCain

    02/06/2008 8:35:27 PM PST · by pissant · 33 replies · 61+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/08 | Alex Bolton
    After quietly bowing out of the presidential race last fall, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) launched an aggressive effort to court socially conservative leaders who have expressed skepticism about the candidacy of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Brownback is heading McCain’s outreach to Catholic voters and is also one of McCain’s chief advisers on judicial nominations, helping to organize meetings between the candidate and national social conservative leaders. Brownback has met with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Father Frank Pavone, a leader in the anti-abortion rights movement, to enlist their support. On Thursday, Brownback will attend Conservative Political...
  • KCNA Ridicules U. S. Senator's Foolish Behavior [North Korea does not like Brownback]

    12/22/2007 12:45:42 PM PST · by docbnj · 3 replies · 150+ views
    Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) -- U.S. Senator Brownback was recently reported to have presented to the Administration a bill urging it to put a brake on the process to implement the DPRK-U.S. agreement. In the bill he was adamant in insisting that the U.S. should not delist the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism" and lift the application of the "Trading with the Enemy Act," the commitments to be fulfilled by the U.S. under the agreement between the DPRK and the U.S. This is ridiculous, indeed. Brownback is a diehard anti-communist element as he took the lead in fabricating the...

    12/10/2007 11:09:21 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 294+ views
    Yomiuri News in Japanese (with Freeper Translation to English) ^ | 11 December 2007 | Yomiuri News in Japanese (with Freeper Translation to English)
    Translation:"The resolution officially calling on President Bush and the State Department NOT to remove North Korea from the US List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the so called "Terrorist Country List") has been introduced into the US Senate. It was introduced by Brownback and has three co-sponsors so far.It says that as long as North Korea holds international kidnap victims and does not release them, the US State Department should not remove North Korea from the terror list.It is a resolution, and is not binding on the President or US State Department. --Reporter Sakai"
  • Brownback to endorse McCain

    11/07/2007 6:39:38 AM PST · by xzins · 105 replies · 980+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 Nov 07 | Liz Sidoti
    Brownback to Endorse McCain By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Sam Brownback, a Kansas conservative and favorite of evangelical Christians, will endorse his former Republican presidential rival John McCain, GOP officials said Wednesday. The nod could provide a much-needed boost, particularly in Iowa, for the Arizona senator and one-time presumed GOP front-runner whose bid faltered and is now looking for a comeback. Republican officials said Brownback will announce his support for McCain later Wednesday in Dubuque, Iowa, and then travel with the candidate to campaign in two other cities in the state. The officials spoke on...