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  • The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them

    06/18/2016 11:23:17 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | By Jim Tankersley and Max Ehrenfreund
    In 2012, voters in California approved a measure to raise taxes on millionaires, bringing their top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Conservative economists predicted calamity, or at least a big slowdown in growth. Also that year, the governor of Kansas signed a series of changes to the state's tax code, including reducing income and sales tax rates. Conservative economists predicted a boom. Neither of those predictions came true. Not right away -- California grew just fine in the year the tax hikes took effect -- and especially not in the medium term, as...
  • Kansas Isn’t Home Anymore…

    06/16/2016 3:52:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    pathfinderhi.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Blackwood
    In the end, I believe the goals of the Brownback administration are going exactly to plan – starve the state of resources to the point where it just makes sense to turn over critical government functions to for-profit entities. I can’t, in good conscience, continue to give our tax money to a government that actively works against the needs of its citizens; a state that is systematically targeting the citizens in most need, denying them critical care and reducing their cost of life as if they’re simply a tax burden that should be ignored. It’s because of these moves that...
  • Military chaplains call on base to renew speaking invitation to outspoken former Army general

    06/08/2016 10:16:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A group of military chaplains is calling for an about-face after a base in Kansas disinvited retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin from a prayer breakfast due to his religious beliefs. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty sent a letter to Maj. Gen. Wayne Grisby, commander of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, calling on him to reinstate Gen. Boykin’s invitation. The chaplain advocacy group said the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which demanded the general be disinvited due to his religious beliefs, has no right to dictate whom the base hosts. “Maj. Gen. Grisby should reinstate the invitation to...
  • Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech

    06/02/2016 3:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears. “I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said. Weeping? Oh, please. “I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • Professor Run Out of Classroom for Offending Students Will Lose Job

    05/21/2016 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | May. 18, 2016 10:10 pm | Robby Soave
    Andrea Quenette, the University of Kansas communications professor subjected to protests and a formal investigation after offending her liberal students, was cleared of wrongdoing. But she is still ultimately out of a job. "Andrea has been denied continuation of her tenure," her husband, Scott Quenette, told Reason. "Despite having a recommendation from the tenure committee and her department. The new dean unilaterally denied it." This decision was contrary to the recommendation of her department. Quenette will be able to continue at her job for another year, and then her employment at KU will be at an end.
  • Federal judge overturns Kansas law, says voters don’t have to prove citizenship to register

    05/17/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Requiring would-be voters to prove their citizenship when they try to register at motor vehicle bureaus is a burden on their right to vote, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, striking down Kansas’s law. Judge Julie A. Robinson said only a few noncitizens have broken the rules to vote in Kansas in recent years, and that doesn’t outweigh the hurdles placed in the way of thousands of legal voters who are struggling to prove their citizenship. States instead should rely on would-be voters’ word that they are citizens, Judge Robinson said. “The record in this case suggests that there is a...
  • Kansas permanently defunds Planned Parenthood, sends money to health clinics

    05/04/2016 5:10:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Susan Michelle
    Kansas defunded Planned Parenthood this week, and in doing so expanded access to healthcare for poor women. Kansas Senate Bill 436 reallocates money from the abortion provider to full-service healthcare clinics that serve women in need, but the abortion giant is crying foul. Gov. Sam Brownback, who vowed to defund the abortion giant during a State of the State speech in January, made the following statement: “The time has come to finish the job. We must keep working to protect our most innocent Kansans, the unborn. Every year since I became governor we have enacted pro-life legislation. We have come...
  • Dramatic success in 2 states that innovated on subsidies for poor people

    05/01/2016 7:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I suppose that I ought to offer a cliché alert with this post, because the lessons from Kansas and Delaware are obvious to anyone other than a progressive. Yet, those lessons are still not put into practice in most places in this country, so please forgive me for praising innovation in applying a rudimentary understanding of human nature to government policies regarding the poor. The first cliché to be cited is the old one about federalism constituting the laboratory of democracy. Maybe it is trite, but I really wish my state, California, would pay attention to what Delaware and Kansas...
  • Wichita Gas-Station Fight: No Hate Crime

    04/29/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by lacrew · 6 replies
    KNSS Radio ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ted Woodward
    WICHITA - An investigation has wrapped up, after two Wichita State University students said they were the target of racial slurs; it happened last month at a gas station in northeast Wichita at 21st & Oliver. They said a man on a motorcycle started yelling at them, and was shouting "Trump!". The investigation included video footage of the fight between two men. Wichita police detectives presented the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office; the office did not find sufficient evidence to support any felony or hate-crime charges in district court. The case was also presented to the City...
  • Kansas, S.C. officials to slam Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees

    04/27/2016 2:18:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    State and local officials opposed to President Obama’s plan to transfer terrorism detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the mainland U.S. will get a platform to air their concerns Thursday during a House hearing. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is among the witnesses who will testify in opposition to the administration’s plan, at the session held by the Homeland Security’s oversight subcommittee. South Carolina is one of the states where the administration is considering transferring detainees, a plan that would need to be approved by a deeply skeptical Congress. Mr. Obama, whose campaign pledge to close the prison is...
  • BROWNBACK FOR V.P.

    04/26/2016 9:02:27 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 14 replies
    Got the experience, doing the right thing. His results don't look good. Popularity is in the toilet. At least we would know the direction the party is going in.
  • 3 federal agents shot, motel set ablaze in Kansas

    04/24/2016 3:33:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    What started as a would-be arrest at a Kansas motel ended with three federal agents shot and the motel engulfed in flames. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service's Fugitive Task Force went to the motel in Topeka on Saturday night to look for Orlando J. Collins, the FBI's Kansas City office said. Collins, 28, was wanted on two robbery-related charges. But as officers reached the motel room door, "they came under gun fire from inside the hotel room," the FBI said in a statement. Two deputy U.S. marshals and an FBI agent were shot but are expected to survive, the...
  • 4 federal agents shot, motel destroyed in Kansas

    04/24/2016 9:56:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Holly Yan and Joe Sutton
    What started as a would-be arrest at a Kansas motel ended with four federal agents shot and the motel engulfed in flames. Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service's Fugitive Task Forces were looking for a suspect Saturday night at the Country Club Motel, Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart said. But when they reached the motel, someone opened fire and struck two U.S. marshals, an FBI agent and a fourth federal agent, Stuart said. It was not immediately clear which agency the fourth agent belonged to. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, Stuart said.
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...
  • Uh Oh: New Poll Shows Hillary In Danger Of Losing California

    04/22/2016 4:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to close out the Democratic race may be going awry, as a new poll shows she’s in danger of losing California to Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to a new Fox News poll conducted April 18-21, Clinton has the support of 48 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders is right behind with 46 percent. That’s the closest margin yet between the two in the state, which awards more delegates to the Democratic National Convention than any other. Clinton holds a substantial delegate lead over Sanders and remains heavily favored to win the...
  • Kansas governor eyes tobacco bonds for budget fix

    04/21/2016 6:47:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2016 | Mark Kauzlarch
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback offered options on Wednesday for dealing with sinking revenue for the state's current and next budgets, including the sale of tobacco bonds. With the fiscal 2016 revenue estimated to drop by nearly $94 million and fiscal 2017 revenue expected to be $134.7 million less than previously projected, the Republican governor said Kansas could raise about $158 million through its first sale of bonds backed by its share of a 1998 multi-state settlement with U.S. tobacco companies.
  • State warns county not to ask legal status of WIC recipients

    04/11/2016 2:58:12 PM PDT · by lacrew · 16 replies
    WIBW ^ | April 11, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County commissioners are being warned by the state not to ask participants in the federal Women, Infants and Children program about their citizenship. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says asking about immigration status before the state changes eligibility requirements could result in termination of the county's contract to operate WIC.
  • Bill meant to redirect highway money to state general fund

    04/10/2016 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KSNT ^ | April 10, 2016 | Chris Arnold
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A statewide, month long initiative to put the clamps on a Senate bill is underway. Senate Bill 463 is aimed at redirecting highway money to the state general fund. This weekend, the Kansas Contractors Association is running ads targeting lawmakers to get them to just say no. It’s called Detour Greenlight and it’s pointed to 24 legislators they believe detour, or normally vote against protecting road and bridge funding. It also names some who they say are for strong spending on roads. “To redirect the little bit of sales tax that goes into the pot to...
  • Police: Toddler hospitalized with octopus in throat improving

    04/08/2016 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    kansas.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | staff
    The 2-year-old boy brought to a Wichita hospital Tuesday night with a small octopus stuck in his throat has shown significant improvement, police said Thursday. He has been upgraded to good condition and so far doesn’t show signs of long-term injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. “There will be some more tests today” to assess the toddler’s responses, he said. The boy’s 21-year-old mother told investigators she returned home from work Tuesday night to find her 36-year-old boyfriend performing CPR on her son, police have said. The child was not breathing when...
  • KU students ask admin. to 'intervene' after 'concerning' pro-Trump chalk appears on campus

    04/01/2016 7:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 31, 2016 | Eric Pahls
    •Students took to Twitter to express their outrage and concern after 'Trump 2016' appeared written in chalk on their campus. •Staff of the school removed the chalking because it had not been pre-approved with the school. The University of Kansas is investigating pro-Donald Trump chalk that appeared on campus sidewalks Tuesday morning. KU students took to Twitter this week to express their outrage over the political speech, saying they are troubled that some of their classmates are Trump supporters, and even comparing the chalk messages to the confederate flag. The university said that they would have allowed students to chalk...
  • April 1856

    04/01/2016 5:01:32 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    2004 | Nicole Etcheson
  • Dilapidated Wichita Planned Parenthood Begins Selling Abortion Drugs They Cannot Pronounce

    03/25/2016 7:37:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | March 23, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue has confirmed that for the first time, the Planned Parenthood office in Wichita, Kansas, is now providing medication abortions on a sporadic basis. It is operated by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, which has been entangled in legal issues in Missouri over deceptive practices and an illegal relationship with a publicly funded university in Columbia. Abortions began at the run-down Wichita Planned Parenthood facility on Central Avenue on March 17, 2016, and is located in an area that allows it to target poor urban women of color. It appears that medication abortions will only...
  • Fires in Oklahoma Kansas - Anyone up on this?

    03/23/2016 4:54:04 PM PDT · by rey · 14 replies
    23 Mar 2016
    Is anybody up on this wildfire in Kansas/Oklahoma. Last I heard this thing hasd already consumed 71,000 acres in less than a day and had a head over 4 miles wide with 125 mile perimeter
  • Democrat legislators want leader of Hispanic commission to resign (For endorsing Trump)

    03/20/2016 5:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WIBW-TV ^ | March 14, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Governor Sam Brownback has been asked to request the resignation of the leader of the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission. WIBW Radio reports the commission's director, Adrienne Foster, is being asked to resign because of comments she made to the Kansas City Star, apparently supporting Donald Trump's candidacy for President. Three Democrat lawmakers, Louis Ruiz of Kansas City, John Alcala of Topeka and Ponka-We Victors of Wichita, sent a letter to the Governor's Office expressing displeasure over Foster's support of Trump. The letter states that Foster has diminished her position within the organization. They also...
  • Kansas City cops arrest woman suspected of hitting Dan the police horse during Donald Trump protest

    03/20/2016 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/20/2016 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    Kansas City cops are not horsing around. A woman suspected of striking “Dan” the police horse during last week’s Donald Trump protest in Missouri was arrested Friday night. In an attempt to spook a member of the city’s mounted patrol, April Foster, 29, allegedly yelled at the horse as its officer pushed through a crowd of protesters. She then slapped it with an open hand, according to the Kansas City Star.
  • Woman Charged for slapping Police Horse at KC Trump Protest

    03/19/2016 6:53:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 149 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 3-19-2011 | Stephan Ganey
    A woman in the midst of the protests outside the rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 12 was arrested on Friday for abuse of a police service animal. According to a police report, an officer mounted on horseback was involved in police crowd control outside the Midland Theatre when protesters began moving into the street and blocking traffic, approaching officers on foot. After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd. Police said that’s when the suspect, April J. Foster, 29, approached...
  • Kansas City mayor urges nonviolence as Trump protesters gear up

    03/12/2016 1:35:15 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Just hours after Chicago protests forced Donald Trump to cancel a rally Friday, the mayor of Kansas City is urging protesters to remain non-violent ahead of the Republican presidential candidate’s rally there Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Anti-Trump protesters in Kansas City have vowed to shut down his event. “The fascist clown Donald Trump is coming to our city this Saturday,” a Facebook page titled “Trump Out of KC” wrote. “It is our job and our city to unite to #ShutItDown.” The page details the protesters’ plans to demonstrate inside and outside the rally. Mayor Sly James took to Twitter on Friday to...
  • Man accused of killing five people in Kansas and Missouri was in U.S. illegally

    03/11/2016 5:58:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | March 9, 2016 | Matt Pearce
    A Mexican man accused of killing five people in the Midwest this week was a convicted felon living in the U.S. illegally, and he had not been deported despite being arrested at least twice in recent years, federal officials said. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, of Kansas City, Kan., was captured in rural eastern Missouri early Wednesday morning after going missing from Kansas on Monday and then sparking a 17-hour manhunt in Missouri on Tuesday once his truck was spotted along an interstate.
  • KU vote funds separate, multicultural student government

    03/10/2016 10:15:24 AM PST · by fungoking · 20 replies
    LJWorld ^ | March 9, 2016 | Sara Shepherd
    A request to establish a multicultural student government at Kansas University — which proponents said would be unprecedented among U.S. universities — was approved after intense debate Wednesday night. The KU Student Senate voted on allocating a list of required student fees for the upcoming school year, including a $2 fee increase to fund the newly created Multicultural Student Government. The fee would generate about $90,000 annually and be disseminated through KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. While many senators agreed with the concept of the new governing body, others expressed concern that more detailed logistics had yet to be established...
  • Frustrated GOP lawmakers weigh move to impeach top judges (in Kansas)

    03/09/2016 6:51:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 7, 2016 4:21 PM EST | John Hanna
    Republican lawmakers in Kansas, weary of conflicts with a judiciary that has been pushing for more school spending, are beginning to act on a measure to expand the legal grounds for impeaching judges. The move is part of an intensified effort in red states to reshape courts still dominated by moderate judges from earlier administrations. A committee in the GOP-controlled Senate plans to vote Tuesday on a bill that would make “attempting to usurp the power” of the Legislature or the executive branch grounds for impeachment. …
  • Kansas mom dies days after giving birth to triplets

    03/09/2016 1:07:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 8, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    A Kansas mom of five who had just given birth to triplets died minutes after she arrived home from the hospital. Casi Rott, 36, was briefly reunited with her two older daughters at the family’s rural farm — which she hadn’t seen in months because she stayed with family closer to the hospital toward the end of her high-risk pregnancy — on Feb. 8. “That day was the happiest I’d ever seen her,” her husband, Joey, told the Kansas City Star of the reunion. But just after she walked through the door, she started having severe chest pains, brought on...
  • Four shot to death in Kansas City; fifth killing in mid-Missouri may be linked

    03/08/2016 10:02:33 AM PST · by Deo volente · 18 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 8, 2016 | Tony Rizzo
    A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the mid-Missouri area where authorities are searching for a Kansas man in connection with a quadruple homicide in Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan., police responding to a shooting found three men dead and a fourth mortally wounded late Monday night in the 3000 block of South 36th Street. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 36, who lives next door to the house where the four victims were shot, was being sought for questioning, according to Kansas City, Kan., police.
  • Did Sam Brownback Hack Voting Machines in Kansas? [Video]

    03/06/2016 4:29:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    thomhartmann ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | thomhartmann
    Thom Hartmann shares a letter to the editor in the Topeka Capital Journal regarding allegations of election fraud in the Sam Brownback election for Governor of Kansas.
  • Ted Cruz wins Kansas and Maine; Sanders takes Kansas

    03/05/2016 6:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    KCCI ^ | 03/05/2016 | By Stephen Collinson
    Ted Cruz has won the Kansas and Maine Republican caucuses as the Texas senator seeks to use the Super Saturday contests to bolster his argument that he is the only viable alternative to Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders picked up his first win of the night in the Kansas Democratic caucuses, according to the state party. Cruz's robust performance comes on a day of primaries and caucuses in five states that front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hope to use to solidify their delegate leads in the Democratic and Republican presidential races. The GOP slate Saturday, with 155 delegates up...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Where are the Democrats Numbers for Sanders Win in Kansas???????

    03/05/2016 5:54:56 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Self | March 5, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    From the get go when the Kansas caucuses closed, we had DETAILED numbers being reported for the Republican candidates. HOWEVER, despite the fact that Bernie Sanders has been declared to be the winner of the Kansas caucuses, I have seen NO NUMBERS reported. Does anybody have an answer for this? Or is this an example of the MSM cooperating with the Clinton campaign to slow down Bernie momentum for the evening? I don't often agree with the DUmmies but at their site they are loudly complaining about this and I think they are right this one time. I also seem...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Cruz calls on rivals to drop out

    03/05/2016 5:25:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 177 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Ted Cruz, celebrating a big win in Kansas, said on Saturday that it's time for Marco Rubio and John Kasich to drop out and for their supporters to rally behind him. "We’ll continue to amass delegates but what needs to happen is the field needs to continue to narrow," Cruz said during a press conference Saturday night, adding that he hopes the remaining candidates who are underperforming will ask themselves, “Do I have a path coming forward?” "If we’re divided, Donald wins," he said. The Texas senator has been advertising himself as the candidate best placed to beat Donald Trump,...
  • Cruz projected winner in Kansas, Maine, as five states vote

    03/05/2016 4:16:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | March 5, 2016 | John Whitesides and Amanda Becker, Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gained momentum on Saturday, projected as the winner of the nominating contests in Kansas and Maine and the winner of a "straw poll" of conservative activists. Cruz, currently in second place in a Republican field that has been winnowed to just four, is seeking to dent the lead of brash New York billionaire Donald Trump. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are each looking to strengthen their front-runner status as five states hold presidential nominating contests on Saturday. Trump has a substantial lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Polls: Trump increases lead in Michigan, poised to win Kansas

    03/05/2016 8:49:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Based on the latest polling data, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears certain to win the upcoming March 8 Michigan primary and is likely to also take the corresponding race today in Kansas. A FOX 2 Detroit/Mitchell poll released on Friday shows Trump increasing his already massive lead in the Michigan primary. In the survey of likely GOP voters, Trump was picked by 42%, putting him 23% ahead of – and more than double – his nearest competitor, Ted Cruz, who sits at just 19%. Marco Rubio placed third at 15%, in a statistical tie with John Kasich....
  • Why Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is a flop (Vanity)

    03/04/2016 11:16:51 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies
    March 4, 2016 | self
    The New York Times greets people at newsstands today with huge headlines, usual reserved for wars and other historic events. "Romney ... Trump ... Nation in peril." And, yet, before the ink is even dry, the Romney-led #NeverTrump movement is visibly a flop. And the Romney speech is a non-story. A. RNC Chairman Priebus: The rules of the nominating process are “no different today than 100 years ago. Which is you have a process. And whatever candidate gets a majority of the delegates is going to get the support of the party. That’s how it works,” Reince Priebus said on...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Kansas Caucuses as 5 States Vote on ‘Super Saturday’

    03/05/2016 2:49:48 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/5/2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Senator Ted Cruz scored a hard-fought and decisive win in the Kansas caucuses on Saturday, demonstrating his enduring appeal among conservatives as he tries to reel in Donald J. Trump’s significant lead in the Republican presidential race. Mr. Cruz’s victory illustrated the doubts about Mr. Trump that still linger among the sort of traditional Republicans who attend time-intensive party caucuses. With results still being tallied, Mr. Trump appeared to finish well behind Mr. Cruz, with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida taking third.
  • Trump, GOP set sights on 4 states; Clinton, Sanders battle

    03/05/2016 1:21:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman | AP
    Eager to lock up the GOP nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead in the delegate count as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Saturday’s GOP races in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana and Democratic contests in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana were largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday contests in the rear-view mirror and critical contests soon to come. But with front-runner Trump yet to win states by the margins he’ll need in order to secure the...
  • Kansas Republicans find long lines, enthusiasm at caucus sites across the state

    03/05/2016 10:42:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dave Helling
    Long lines greeted thousands of Kansas Republicans Saturday as caucus sites opened across the state under chilly but comfortable skies. The wait easily exceeded an hour at the Shawnee Mission East caucus in Johnson County. Other caucuses were less crowded, but business was still brisk. “I don’t mind at all,” said Syd Taylor of Prairie Village as he waited in line. “I want to to hear what other people have to stay.” He said he planned to cast his ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The GOP operated caucuses at more than 100 sites across the state — and one...
  • Vote For Donald J. Trump in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana today!!!

    03/05/2016 8:22:56 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    Folks....get out and cast your votes today for Donald J. Trump to become the GOP POTUS nominee. Just remember, folks Ted Cruz is in locked & loving arms, heart & soul...with maniac, lunatic, madman, would be, Trump stabber, Glenn Beck. Marco Rubio neither needs comment or mention...he is being beaten so bad in the state of Florida by Donald J. Trump it is laughable. The Florida Republican counties revealing early/absentee voting show massive support for DJT. So....the bottom line is, casting a vote for lie teller, cheater, Glenn Beck, adoree, Ted Cruz or, Marco Rubio is just wasting your precious...
  • The Latest: Stern words for GOP from loyal Trump supporter

    03/05/2016 7:01:47 AM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Mar 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests (all times Eastern Standard Time):9:35 a.m. A Donald Trump backer in Kansas has a stern warning for the establishment figures in the Republican Party who are frantically looking for any way to stop the billionaire businessman from grabbing the presidential nomination. "If the big, fat GOP don't like him, they don't like me." Those are the words of 65-year-old Connie Belton, a retired homemaker from Wichita, Kansas. She's come out for a Trump rally in Wichita on Saturday...
  • March 5, 6 GOP Primary Primer (KS, KY, LA, ME, PR): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    GOP Primaries for March 5 (Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine)154 of 2,472 delegates allocated GOP Primary for March 6 (Puerto Rico)23 of 2,472 delegates allocated