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  • Injustice Continues for LTC Terry Lakin

    02/09/2012 4:42:17 AM PST · by scottfactor · 42 replies ^ | 02/09/2012 | Gina Miller
    The examples of disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the authority of the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his administration are staggering in number, and one example of his lawlessness has been on display since before the election. I understand that the fix is entirely in on Obama’s lack of proof of his eligibility to hold the office of President. Before the election, there were people demanding that he prove he is a natural born citizen. He never has, and I know he never will.The...
  • The doctor will/won't see you now.

    02/07/2012 3:18:53 AM PST · by The Working Man · 10 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | Feb 02, 2012 | Dana Wright
    TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) - A Kansas board that denied a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine a license was primarily concerned about the man's political views. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is a 15-member panel appointed by the governor and decides the fate of doctors in Kansas. Terrence Lee Lakin rose to the ranks of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He served on the front lines in Afghanistan and the war zone in Bosnia as well as a medical mission to Honduras. He saved lives around the world and received a Bronze Star for his service.
  • Kan. lawmakers want to review food stamps change

    01/29/2012 8:01:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | January 25, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Some legislators said Wednesday they plan to review a state policy that has reduced or cut off food stamp benefits to hundreds of U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants...lawmakers acknowledged that they're sympathetic to Gov. Sam Brownback's administration trying to ensure that families with illegal immigrants aren't being treated more generously than families whose members are all legal residents. The administration said the change means all Kansas families are treated the same. ...lawmakers worry that the effect will be felt by children whose families were eligible for food stamps under the old standard but have since lost the...
  • Kansas slashes food aid for children of illegal immigrants

    01/21/2012 11:52:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | LAURA BAUER
    Pedro moved to the Kansas City area about 13 years ago and has held the same job for 11. Though he sometimes struggles to pay bills, he knows most people think he should receive no public aid. He’s an illegal immigrant. He doesn’t deserve handouts. He understands that. “I’ve never asked for anything for myself,” said Pedro, who didn’t want his last name used to protect his family. “Never. I just work. Work hard.” A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they will...
  • Dog tag lost in World War I returned to soldier's son

    01/13/2012 7:12:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 37 replies · 1+ views
    reuters via Yahoo ^ | Jan 13, 2012 | Kevin Murphy
    KANSAS CITY, MO (Reuters) - Somehow, maybe in a struggle to remove his helmet, Kent Potter lost his dog tag on a French battlefield in World War I. Private Potter, who worked on an Army supply train that consisted mostly of mules and horses, survived the war and returned home to Kansas without the tag, which remained buried for more than 90 years. At a ceremony hosted in the small town of Cottonwood Falls on Thursday, however, the worn, round metal tag finally landed back with the Potter family thanks to the efforts of two Frenchmen.
  • 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,...
  • For Kansas lawmakers, Boeing's exit brings rare criticism of a defense firm

    01/04/2012 9:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/12 | John T. Bennett
    For Kansas lawmakers, Boeing's exit brings rare criticism of a defense firmBy John T. Bennett - 01/04/12 04:34 PM ET Boeing’s decision to close a Kansas aircraft facility put its congressional delegation in a place unfamiliar to many red-state lawmakers: locking horns with a defense contractor. The defense-aerospace giant, during a nearly decade-long competition to build new aerial tankers for the Air Force, said a win would bring production work on those aircraft to its Wichita, Kan., facility. That work, the firm estimated, would deliver 7,500 new jobs. But just months after the Air Force picked Boeing’s 767-based aircraft over...
  • KC police decline to reduce parade costs for Occupy group

    12/23/2011 2:54:30 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 23, 2011 | MARK MORRIS
    If members of Occupy Kansas City want to march in the streets next week, they’ll need to pay a $4,100 fee for police protection, police commissioners announced Friday. ****snip**** Members of the movement have camped peacefully for months in a city park south of the Liberty Memorial. At a meeting earlier this month, a lawyer representing the group asked the police to waive the cost of having officers shut down traffic near Ninth and Main streets. The lawyer, Gina Chiala, said the march would be called “The death of the social safety net,” would involve about 100 people and would...
  • In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback puts tea party tenets into action with sharp cuts

    12/22/2011 3:23:23 PM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/21/11 | Annie Gowan
    If you want to know what a Tea Party America might look like, there is no place like Kansas. In the past year, three state agencies have been abolished and 2,050 jobs have been cut. Funding for schools, social services and the arts have been slashed. The new Republican governor rejected a $31.5 million federal grant for a new health-insurance exchange because he opposes President Obama’s health-care law. And that’s just the small stuff. A new “Office of the Repealer” has been created to reduce the number of laws and regulations, and the Repealer is canvassing the state for more...
  • Witness: Corzine knew about loan made with customer funds

    12/13/2011 4:20:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/11 | Peter Schroeder
    An executive of a financial exchange monitoring MF Global told senators Tuesday that Jon Corzine, the former head of the financial firm, knew that loans were improperly made with customer funds. The claim was made just minutes after Corzine professed his ignorance for how up to $1.2 billion in customer funds had gone missing. Terrence Duffy, the executive chairman of CME Group, the exchange that regulates MF Global, told the Senate Agriculture Committee that a CME auditor was told by an MF Global executive that Corzine knew that a loan was made to a European affiliate of the company, and...
  • The Osawatomie Speech: A Defining Moment In History

    12/09/2011 7:06:51 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | December 9 2011 | Econophile
    I am not a fan of Barack Obama, but I have not criticized him as harshly as many other writers do. I have a different view of him. I see him as a rather run of the mill Progressive/Liberal who firmly believes his ideology and acts somewhat consistently on those ideas. Rather than pillory him personally, my approach has been to criticize the philosophy of which he is a product. In my mind, it's all about ideas. I detest his ideas because I believe they are anti-intellectual and they don't work.  There are many like Mr. Obama out there. His admirers...
  • Weis to be named Kansas football coach

    12/09/2011 12:08:28 PM PST · by fungoking · 13 replies
    Jayhawk slant ^ | 12/8/11 | Slant Staff
    Former Notre Dame head coach and current Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be named the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks during a press conference on Friday, the school athletic department has announced. The official release from the school, issued Thursday afternoon: "Kansas Athletics will introduce Charlie Weis, former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, former Notre Dame head coach and current offensive coordinator at the University of Florida, as its new football coach at a press conference tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. (Time TBA)."
  • Fact-checking the Kansas Declaration (Washington Post Columnist gives Obama 3 Pinocchio's)

    12/08/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama declared in Kansas this week that his re-election bid would constitute a fight against income inequality. According to a fact check by the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, it’s also going to be a fight against hard facts and inconvenient truths. Obama lashed out at Republicans and George Bush for economic outcomes that have mainly come during his own stewardship of the economy: Obama’s claim of the “slowest job growth,” in fact, includes the loss of jobs under his administration. The White House provided as evidence a report on a New York Times blog that was based on gross...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Obama comes to Kansas?

    12/07/2011 2:43:54 PM PST · by 1pitech · 3 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-06-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp about Obama's visit to Kansas. Next, I speak to Paul Soutar of Kansas Watch Dog about the historical and symbolic reasons behind the President's seldom seen visit to Kansas. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • "Oops? Obama Opens ‘Class Warfare’ Speech By Greeting Texas…But He’s in Kansas"

    12/07/2011 10:00:56 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11062011 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    While giving an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama said, “It is great to be back in the state of Texas.” Watch as he quickly corrects himself.
  • Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy “the Trustbuster” Roosevelt, who, if you’ll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places — but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...
  • Obama's Oops: President Confuses Texas and Kansas -- VIDEO

    12/06/2011 1:18:53 PM PST · by bigbob · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12-6-11 | Theresa Poulson
    Watch Obama flub again - short video at link
  • Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt

    12/06/2011 6:32:58 AM PST · by Son House · 39 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 06, 2011 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election. The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location and that there are parallels between how working class families felt then and now. Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about...
  • ( Boston ) University Installs Foot Baths For Muslims

    11/30/2011 11:07:40 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Boston Channel ^ | November 29, 2011
    In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual: bathing before prayer ... Across the country a number of universities, including the University of Michigan in Dearborn and George Washington University in Washington D.C., have installed foot baths. So have two airports, the Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. In each case the move came with some degree of resistance. ... Some of the foot baths in other states were built using public funds. The American Civil Liberties Union generally objects to public money being used for religious structures.But they don't...
  • 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...
  • Another quake in Oklahoma (Update: 5.6 Magnitude)

    11/05/2011 9:06:07 PM PDT · by optiguy · 187 replies · 1+ views
    Self | Optiguy
    That one felt bigger here in south OKC than yesterdays.
  • I Think We Just Had an Earthquake in KANSAS (and no, I'm not drunk)

    11/05/2011 9:05:59 PM PDT · by teenyelliott · 57 replies
    Anyone else feel that? Freaked my kids out, hubby too.
  • Iraq war veteran, husband-to-be, future farmer among 6 killed in Kansas grain elevator blast

    11/01/2011 7:54:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    The men killed in a grain elevator explosion in Kansas included an Iraq war veteran, an avid collector of model John Deere tractors who hoped to farm and a soon-to-be husband looking forward to a wedding only three weeks away.
  • Pleading in Johnson County Kansas

    10/28/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT · by Mercat · 6 replies
    Johnson County District Court JIMS ^ | 10/28/2011 | Johnson County District Court
    86CV00509 Div4 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT JOURNAL ENTRY OF CONTEMPT HEARING NOW on this 25th day of October, 2011, the above entitled matter comes before the Court for hearing. District Court Trustee by: Dana Edwards In The Matter Of Case No: 1986CV000509 Division: 4 Chapter: 60 IVD: N46-29999 P- 113644 Appear for Hearing in Room 336 3rd Floor SUSAN ANNETTE JONES And MARVIN LEE JONES Obligee: ( ) Obligor: ( ) present ( X ) not present ( ) By ____________________ not present ( ) By ____________________ ( ) In custody present (...
  • Sebelius Admin Destroyed Records in Case Against Planned Parenthood

    10/21/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies ^ | 10.21.2011 | Kathy Ostrowski
    Another layer to the depth of the Sebelius abortion corruption has been revealed with today’s AP report that Kansas health department (KDHE) in 2005 destroyed the state late-term abortion reports at the heart of the felony charges against Planned Parenthood. The pre-trial hearing for felony “false-writing” charges had been scheduled for Monday Oct. 24, Since the original reports have now been discovered as destroyed, the Johnson County District attorney’s office had asked for a delay so they could engage other witnesses to verify the authenticity of copies of the state reports. The state reports are verifications that abortionists send to...
  • Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-in Try (Ali Reza Shahsauri, Muslim...)

    10/18/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/18/11 | Associated Press
    <p>A man has been arrested after witnesses reported that he became unruly while aboard a Southwest Airlines flight.</p>
  • Phill Kline Loses License for Prosecuting Planned Parenthood

    10/14/2011 4:27:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/14/11 | Steven Ertelt
    A politically-charged panel in Kansas has stripped the law license of pro-life attorney and former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline for prosecuting the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that Kline has his law license indefinitely suspended because of his conduct during criminal investigations of the abortion business, claiming he was “motivated by dishonesty and selfishness.” The three member panel of the state Board for Discipline of Attorneys claimed Kline repeatedly misled officials or allowed his staffers to do so. The panel weighed nine counts of alleged ethical violations before the Kansas Attorney Disciplinary Board in...
  • NASCAR - Hollywood Casino 400 - Kansas Speedway - ESPN, Sun 10-9 2pm ET - Race #4 for the Chase

    10/06/2011 3:00:42 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 209 replies · 1+ views
    . Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday 2:00 pm on ESPN from Kansas Speedway SPEED Pre-race show at 11:00 EasternESPN Pre-race show at 1:00 Eastern Green Flag 2:16 The FR Canteen Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
  • Brownback endorses Perry for president

    09/22/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT · by Clairity · 29 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Eagle Staff
    Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president on Thursday, citing Perry's record on creating jobs and reducing taxes. "Rick Perry is the right leader for this moment in history," he said in a prepared statement. "I think he's really got the right message that it's about jobs, it's about job creation and it's about getting the atmosphere right," Brownback said. "They've maintained and created a very positive, growth-oriented atmosphere in Texas that we've got to get back to in the United States." Perry's campaign issued a statement calling Brownback "one of the most respected voices for conservatism...
  • Mo. town calls on KU (University of Kansas) to drop mascot

    09/19/2011 4:41:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | September 18, 2011
    City officials in Osceola, a southwest Missouri town of about 950 people, are asking The University of Kansas to drop its “Jayhawk” mascot because the name refers to a group of domestic terrorists that nearly destroyed the city 150 years ago. In a resolution approved earlier this week, the Osceola Board of Alderman also asks the University of Missouri to educate Kansas on the history of the “Border War” and let people know there was more to it than William Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kan., in 1863. Resentment still runs deep for residents of Osceola over the Sept. 22-23, 1861,...
  • Charles Hanna: Proud to be an American(KS)

    09/02/2011 11:53:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 September, 2011 | Charles Hanna
    Augusta, Kan. — Readers may remember I recently wrote a column defending the image of the National Rifle Association of America in which I reviewed the origin, purpose, and contributions to the country by that organization. I am extremely concerned by the concerted effort of the past 30 years or so to denigrate, marginalize, and even criminalize many of the traditions, organizations, and activities that make us uniquely American. While researching a different subject in the Kansas State Adjutant General’s archives, I was impressed by what an integral part the National Rifle Association plays in the national defense, though it...
  • Heathens at the Gate: Homosexual Advocacy Group Protests Christian College in Kansas

    08/27/2011 1:23:24 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 19 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 08-26-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Low-brow activity, dirty deeds done by daylight, these can only be the beginnings of the words needed to describe the strong-arm tactics of homosexual activists here in the state of Kansas. The gay advocacy group Flint Hills Human Rights Project, which has been on the losing end of a push to gay-ify the heartland, has decided to protest Christianity in a very direct fashion. As reported by Brad Dornes in the Manhattan Mercury, members of the organization recently staged a protest at the Manhattan Christian College on enrollment day. Students attempting to enroll in classes at the Christian college had...
  • Westboro Baptist "Church" to protest funeral of one of the SEALs killed in chopper crash

    08/15/2011 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies
    WBC intends to protest Wed., 8/17/2011 @ 9:30 a.m. - Memorial Service to begin at 10:00 a.m. (Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS) for Navy SEAL Matthew D. Mason. Buriel will be private at Arlington National Cemetery following services in Missouri and Kansas. Mason, 37, was one of 30 Americans killed Aug. 6 when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents. The chief petty officer had seven tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was severely wounded in 2004 in Fallujah, which was the largest battle of the Iraq War. Mason, whose wife,...
  • Plaza mayhem prompts call for change

    08/15/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies ^ | August 15,2011 | MIKE HENDRICKS and ERIC ADLER
    Kansas City Mayor Sly James vowed Sunday that he’d take steps to end large, nighttime gatherings of unsupervised teenagers and preteens on the Country Club Plaza by holding parents to account. How, he didn’t know. But whatever plan is developed, it will be a joint effort of the mayor and the City Council, James said after consultation with school officials, police and the juvenile court, among others. And James promised that the plan will be in place before next weekend. It may or may not include an early curfew, as some are calling for. “We can’t expect that imposing a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

    08/13/2011 9:36:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | August 14, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The scene might have been considered serene if it weren't for the tornado. During 2005 in Kansas, storm chaser Eric Nguyen photographed this budding twister in a different light -- the light of a rainbow. Pictured above, a white tornado cloud descends from a dark storm cloud. The Sun, peeking through a clear patch of sky to the left, illuminates some buildings in the foreground. Sunlight reflects off raindrops to form a rainbow. By coincidence, the tornado appears to end right over the rainbow. Streaks in the image are hail being swept about by the high swirling winds. Over...
  • 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.
  • Kansas Ordered to Resume Abortion Clinic Funding (Federal Judge to the rescue of Planned Parenthood)

    08/02/2011 3:44:36 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 18 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 2, 2011 | CBN News
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new Kansas law that would have stripped Planned Parenthood locations in the state of federal funding. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ordered the state to immediately resume funding for Planned Parenthood Monday, agreeing that without the injunction the abortion provider would suffer while the case works its way through court. Kansas Planned Parenthood leaders claimed the law would force them to close clinics. They also said nearly 6,000 patients would face higher costs, have less access to services, and longer waits or travel times for appointments. The state argued that public health...
  • Judge blocks Kan. law defunding Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2011 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that Planned Parenthood would likely succeed in overturning a new Kansas law that would deny the group access to federal family planning funding, saying he believes the law is unconstitutional and was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights.
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • Leopard Attacks Child At Sedgwick County Zoo

    05/06/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT · by eccentric · 79 replies
    KAKE News, Wichita, KS ^ | May 6, 2011 | KAKE News
    A 7-year-old boy is hospitalized after being attacked by a leopard at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Dispatchers said the call came in just before 1:30. Zoo officials said the boy climbed a guardrail to get closer to the leopard cage. The leopard was able to reach the child with both of its paws, injuring the boy on his neck. The boy suffered wounds on his neck and face. The zoo official said people riding the zoo tram saw the attack, jumped off and scared the leopard away. Via Christi on St. Francis reports that the child is now in fair...
  • 2 of 49 other governors accept invitation to Perry's prayer rally

    07/16/2011 2:08:47 PM PDT · by Clairity · 65 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | July 16, 2011 | Jeanna Smialek
    The guest list for Rick Perry's August 6 day of prayer won't include many U.S. governors. Only two governors, both Republican, plan to join Perry at the event at Houston's Reliant Stadium, which Perry has labeled as a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer meeting. Perry invited all of his fellow U.S. governors to the event. Just two - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - have accepted the invitation. Mark P. Jones, a government professor at Rice University, said he is not surprised by the lukewarm response. "For a Democrat there is nothing to be gained by attending,...
  • Some fear GOP could fracture (Bob Dole, RINOs attack "right-wing hard-core" Tea Partiers)

    07/07/2011 8:46:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    Johnson County Sun, Overland Park, Kan. ^ | 2011-07-07 | Loren Stanton
    For years now there has been a clear power struggle within the Kansas Republican Party, but some major party figures say something about that tussle has changed. The rift between conservatives and moderates, they maintain, is widening into a chasm that could have significant implications for the party and the state. "I see Kansas Republicans being more divided than in years past," said Senate Majority Leader John Vratil of Leawood. (snip) ...conservative forces in the Capitol are stronger than ever. But many aligned with that side of the party want more. They seek decisive legislative majorities that could push an...
  • Kan. abortion rules face test in federal court (rules are "too burdensome")

    07/01/2011 2:54:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/1/11
    Kansas still has one abortion provider, but two others that don't have state licenses were hoping to persuade a federal judge to block a new licensing law and health department regulations they consider burdensome. The state attorney general's office argued ahead of a Friday hearing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., that a license granted to a Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri clinic disproves critics' contention that the new Kansas rules are designed to cut off access to abortion. The licensing law was part of a wave of anti-abortion legislation enacted across the nation this year, but...
  • Planned Parenthood Denied Kansas Abortion License, Will Sue

    06/30/2011 1:28:22 PM PDT · by julieee · 17 replies ^ | June 30, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Denied Kansas Abortion License, Will Sue Topeka, KS -- The Planned parenthood abortion business has been denied a license to do abortions in the state of Kansas under a new law that requires abortion centers to meet the same health and safety standards as legitimate outpatient centers.
  • Abortion Business Closes in Kansas, Another May Join It

    06/28/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Business Closes in Kansas, Another May Join It Topeka, KS -- Now that the state of Kansas is beginning to enforce new abortion laws that were vetoed under pro-abortion Democratic governors, one of the three abortion centers in the state has closed.
  • NY Times Columnist: Kansas, Missouri ‘Middle Places’ Land of ‘Low Sloping Foreheads’

    06/27/2011 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 64 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 26, 2011
    VIDEO AT LINK: "If it's Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? ...Did I just say that aloud?" - David Carr, NY Times
  • New law could make Kansas first abortion-free state

    06/24/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/24/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    TOPEKA, Kansas, June 24, 2011 ( – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) began inspecting the three remaining abortion clinics in the state this week, and said it will decide by July 1 whether they will be able to attain a license to practice under a new law. Members of Operation Rescue, a pro-life whistleblower group, say they believe there’s a good chance the abortion clinics’ operating standards will be found unacceptable under the new requirements. “We have doubts that any of the abortion clinics can meet the safety requirements of the new law,” said Operation Rescue President...
  • Ailing Bob Dole Returns to Kansas

    06/12/2011 7:41:01 AM PDT · by Mercat · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 12, 2011 | Steve Kraske
    RUSSELL, Kan. | The long lines of well-wishers were here again. So were the Dole for President T-shirts and the striking red, white and blue “America’s Choice” campaign buttons. This time, though, Bob Dole was back not to launch another presidential campaign but to hang out for a few days in his old hometown. “It’s still home,” he said. “There’s only one home, and that’s wherever you grew up.” Read more:
  • Kansas City girl, 5, may face murder charges in drowning

    06/11/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 10, 2011 | Kevin Murphy
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  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
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