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    10/20/2016 5:12:29 PM PDT · by 198ml · 70 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/20/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Despite news percolating throughout the country about non-citizens registering to vote under loose Motor-Voter practices, the courts are refusing to allow states to verify citizenship as a condition for registering to vote. Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s injunction against a Kansas law requiring those registering with federal Motor-Voter forms to show proof of citizenship. The original injunction forced the state to register 20,000 individuals who failed to show proof of citizenship. Now, that number could rise to 50,000.
  • Terror plot by militia group in Kansas thwarted

    10/14/2016 2:59:32 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 70 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2016 2:46 PM | BY TIM POTTER AND AMY RENEE LEIKER
    A major federal investigation stopped a domestic terrorism plot by a militia group to detonate a bomb at a Garden City apartment complex where a number of Somalis live, officials said Friday. Read more here:
  • Surrender? US schools to REQUIRE Muslim indoctrination

    10/12/2016 7:34:17 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    Allen B. West/ Info from WND ^ | 10/12/16 | Allen B. West
    "As reported by, “One of the nation’s largest school districts has adopted a resolution banning “hateful speech” against Muslim students while accusing America of having “a long history of racism and xenophobia.” "Can you just imagine what would happen if a school board voted 8-0 for a resolution that promoted “instituting school policies and setting an educational curriculum that reflects JUDEO-CHRISTIAN values?”" Here's the resolution:$file/KCPS_SupportForMuslims_2016_NAedits-2.pdf
  • Watch as Univ. of Kansas SJWs insult, berate, and shout down conservative students seeking dialogue

    10/02/2016 8:36:35 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A dark age descends on America’s campuses, fostered and welcomed by the disciples of Gramsci that have seized control of the commanding heights of education and culture. In place of the sacred academic tradition of open inquiry, they have substituted a reign of virtue, at least as they define it, so that dissenting ideas not only need not be heard, they must be actively suppressed. The so-called Social Justice Warriors, intoxicated with their own sense of absolute righteousness, are enforcing the dogmas of revolutionary purity. Emily Zanotti of Heat Street descries what happened when the University of Kansas chapter of...
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • ‘Being Mad At A Presidential Candidate Is NOT A Reason To Call 911’: Police

    09/27/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Some people just can’t wait to talk politics — prompting a Kansas police department to ask people to stop misusing the 911 system. The tweet from their official account reads: We realize politics can make emotions run high, but being mad at a presidential candidate in a debate is NOT a reason to call 911.” It’s not yet clear how many residents chose to call 911 instead of tweeting or posting on Facebook, nor what those individuals hoped the police might do for them. In an apparent effort to head off emergency calls later this evening, Lawrence...
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads — the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the state’s revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. … Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • Trump Surges in Polls....Hillary goes down

    Results Spread General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 42, Trump 47 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Bloomberg Trump 44, Clinton 39, Johnson 10, Stein 3 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton Bloomberg Clinton 43, Trump 48 Trump +5 Maine: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe/SurveyUSA Clinton 42, Trump 39, Johnson 9, Stein 5 Clinton +3 Maine CD2: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe Trump 47, Clinton 37, Johnson 8, Stein 5 Trump +10 Kansas: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein KSN News/SurveyUSA Trump 48, Clinton...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • Appeals Court blocks Kansas, Alabama, Georgia on voter ID rule

    09/10/2016 10:34:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2016 | Eric Beech and Brendan O'Brien
    A U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday blocked an effort by Alabama, Georgia and Kansas for voters to furnish proof of citizenship when registering at the polls, which opponents say disenfranchises voters, especially minorities. The decision effectively strikes down a rule that requires voters in the three states to provide proof they are United States citizens. Elsewhere, voters only need swear that they are citizens in order to cast a ballot. "With just weeks to go before a critical presidential election, we are grateful to the court of appeals for stopping this thinly veiled discrimination in its tracks," Chris Carson,...
  • Courts Will Rule Whether Thousands of Kansas Residents Can Vote

    08/31/2016 11:55:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 31, 2016 | Sarah Pitts and Andrew Clark
    TOPEKA, Kan. - For years, Kris Kobach has fought against illegal immigration. He helped write two of the nation's most strict immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama and helped develop a now-defunct national immigration security system. Now Kobach, the Republican secretary of state for Kansas, is embroiled in court fights over his repeated attempts to require Kansans to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote. Although he has repeatedly lost in court, one case that remains open will determine whether thousands of Kansans will be able to vote in November's local and state elections.
  • Super 8 owner who stabbed his wife gets probation; family’s religion played role in judge’s decision

    08/28/2016 4:05:49 PM PDT · by posterchild · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Conrad Swanson
    The man who stabbed his wife twice last summer will not be sentenced to prison, a judge determined Thursday afternoon. Navinkumar Patel, 46, of Shawnee, was arrested in late June 2015 after he stabbed his wife in the abdomen at Lawrence's Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald Drive, which he owns. He pleaded no contest to felony charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal threat in March. After Patel's plea, Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild ordered him committed to Larned State Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Thursday, Patel appeared in court to be sentenced. Fairchild sentenced him to...
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader reveals from prison that he had picked out his 11th victim

    08/20/2016 8:32:43 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2016 | Chris Pleasance For
    He was one of this country's most notorious serial killers, tying up, torturing, and murdering 10 people in the city of Wichita from 1974 until he was arrested in 2004. And now it has been revealed that Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself the BTK killer for his method of 'bind, torture, kill', had planned an 11th killing but was caught before he could carry it out. Rader says he had picked out a woman to be his 'magnum opus' and planned to mutilate her in her own home before hanging her upside down and burning the place to the ground.
  • Republican Internal Poll Shows Clinton Beating Trump In Eastern Kansas (GOP still leads statewide)

    08/12/2016 12:51:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    A Republican internal poll released Thursday shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, a stretch of eastern Kansas that Mitt Romney won easily four years ago. Trump trails Clinton by a 44 percent to 38 percent margin, according to the survey of 400 likely general election voters polled over the weekend. Romney, a Republican, won the district by 10 points in 2012. The Public Opinion Strategies poll was released by the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican who has represented the 3rd District since 2011. The suburban, comparatively affluent district is...
  • Lawmaker's Young Son Dies on 'World's Largest' Water Slide

    08/08/2016 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2016
    Lawmaker's Young Son Dies on 'World's Largest' Water Slide he young son of a Kansas state lawmaker died Sunday on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials and the boy's family. Authorities did not immediately identify the child who died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, but state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife released a statement saying it was their son Caleb Thomas Schwab. "Since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with," said the statement, which asked for privacy...
  • Never Trump Republican Loses Primary (Serves Him Right)

    08/03/2016 2:09:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush ^ | August 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back to Bill Hemmer's question earlier today on Fox. He was talking to Karl Rove, and he said (summarized), "Karl, what if everything we think we know and understand about politics is wrong this year? What if every way we look at it is not at all correct? What if what's going on out there," meaning in America, "is so foreign, and so different, and so unique that the ways we...?" He really meant Rove and the whole Washington establishment political apparatus. "What if the way you look and analyze things, you can't possibly predict or...
  • Kansas Republicans Rebuke Their Conservative Governor

    08/04/2016 6:16:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2016 | Russell Berman
    The verdict on Governor Sam Brownback’s self-described “real live experiment” in conservative economics came back a long time ago, delivered through a budget gap that grew steadily into a chasm. On Tuesday, Kansas voters in the governor’s own party issued their sentence in a primary-day rout.
  • Kansas Tea Party Congressman Loses Republican Primary Battle

    08/03/2016 8:33:28 PM PDT · by Coronal · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman and John Hanna
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped get him booted from the House Agriculture Committee. That proved costly for the third-term congressman on Tuesday, as he lost the GOP nomination to continue representing Kansas' largely rural 1st District to Roger Marshall, a political newcomer who had the backing of powerful farming and business groups.
  • UPDATE: Toxic Ted Cruz’s First Victim Confirmed – Representative Tim Huelskamp Defeated in Primary…

    08/03/2016 9:02:23 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 252 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 2, 2016 | sundance
    Remember what we have stated about “tremors” and “twitches” that get overlooked by most media?  Yeah, well… UPDATE 11:30pm EDT Race Called !  Huelskamp Lost (((snicker))) A July 15th Poll Release: showed U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (+9) leading Republican primary challenger Roger Marshall, 47 percent to 38 percent. However, one of Toxic Ted Cruz’s biggest republican advocates, Tim Huelskamp (Kansas), looks like he is about to lose lost his re-election bid with a primary challenge from Roger Marshall. Tim Huelskamp is a rabid, VERY RABID, Trump hater.  He was one of the inner network republican house rep #NeverTrump antagonists, and...
  • Physician Marshall ousts US Rep. Huelskamp in Kansas primary

    08/03/2016 1:31:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2016
    A doctor backed by agriculture and business groups ousted U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp Tuesday in a Kansas Republican primary race that focused on the tea party-backed incumbent's battles with GOP leaders and criticism that he was too cantankerous to be effective. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall won the tough contest against Huelskamp in the 1st District, which spans western and much of central Kansas.
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary (even his own *advisers* ignoring him now...!)

    07/27/2016 12:27:19 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/27/2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Ted Cruz isn’t just colliding with Donald Trump since the Republican convention. He’s also at odds with some of his own advisers. At issue: a high-profile primary challenge to Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Cruz ally and tea party favorite who has long been a thorn in the side of the party establishment. Cruz has rushed to Huelskamp’s aid, providing him with a valuable endorsement just weeks before the Aug. 2 primary. But members of the Texas senator’s political team are working aggressively to defeat the embattled congressman. Two of the pillars of Cruz’s political operation, the consulting firms Axiom...
  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • Gunmen Identified In Murder Of (Kansas City) Police Captain

    07/23/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | July 22, 2016
    Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned. Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton's death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time. Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon. KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe,...
  • Kansas City, Kansas police captain dies after shooting, sources say

    07/19/2016 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies ^ | 7/19/16 | staff
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain has died following a shooting early Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources. Chief Terry Zeigler originally tweeted that an officer had been shot at 22nd and Haskell.
  • Kansas City, Kan., police officer shot; in critical condition

    07/19/2016 12:55:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    An officer has been shot at 22nd and Haskell in Kansas City, Kan. and by 2:45 p.m. one person was in custody and police had detained another person. Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted at 2:02 p.m., “We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.” The officer was in critical condition. Multiple suspects ran from the scene, according to police radio traffic. Read more here:
  • Police And Black Lives Matter Hold A Cookout, And Praise Rolls In

    07/19/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | Bill Chappell | July 19, 20167
    Members of the Wichita, Kan., police department spent Sunday afternoon eating and talking with people from the community, at a cookout that was planned with the local Black Lives Matter group. The event was called the First Steps Community Cookout — a reference to its goal of bridging the gap between police and the community they serve. Taking place instead of a protest that had been planned for Sunday, the cookout came about after Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay had a lengthy meeting with activist A.J. Bohannon and other members of the local Black Lives Matter movement. Bohannon told member...
  • Metro woman has three sets of twins in 26 months

    07/17/2016 3:35:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    FOX 4 KC ^ | July 15, 2016
    Over the last 26 months, there's been joy, sadness and surprise for a Kansas City, Kansas woman. She's delivered three sets of twins in that short time. It's obvious that Danesha Couch has her hands full when you see her with two-year-old Danarius and one-year-olds Delilah and Davina. "Three babies walking within a couple of months," said Couch. Then you see that she really has her hands full.
  • Kansas delegates see Trump’s VP helping with GOP skeptics

    07/16/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Associated Press Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 15, 2016July 16. 2016 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention said Friday that Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate will help Trump with Republicans who remain wary of his presidential candidacy. The selection of Pence for vice president drew praise not only from Trump’s most prominent Kansas supporter, Secretary of State Kris Kobach , but also from delegates who are pledged to vote at the convention for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. State Treasurer Ron Estes, a Rubio delegate, said Pence’s selection makes him feel more comfortable with Trump’s candidacy, though he had...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Are You Serious? Two Women Arrested After Leaving Baby in Hot Car While Shopping

    06/21/2016 6:50:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | Rachel Herron
    Two women were arrested at a Kansas City shopping center after leaving a baby in a hot car while they shopped. Jamila Scott and Jaylyn Lux have been charged with child endangerment after a woman found an infant in a car over 86 degrees. The women were shopping in a CitiTrends while the baby was left in the car, with one window slightly cracked.The woman told the manager of the CitiTrends, Kimberly Wilson, who then told shoppers that there was a baby left in a car and she was going to call the police. After Wilson made that announcement, Scott...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Kansas Senate may vote to condemn Obama transgender decree

    06/01/2016 6:29:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2016 7:16 AM EDT | Melissa Hellmann
    The Kansas Senate is considering a resolution condemning a recent Obama administration decree that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their sex at birth. The nonbinding resolution comes less than a week after the state Supreme Court ruled that legislators failed to equitably fund the school’s 286 public school districts. […] Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Hutchinson Republican, said President Barack Obama “overstepped his bounds” by issuing a decree on what should be a state-level decision. …
  • 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.
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • 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...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • Bob Dole endorses Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, calling for the GOP to unite around Trump in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Dole's support gives the GOP presumptive nominee the support of another party elder on a day when other top Republicans announced their opposition. Trump inconspicuously announced the endorsement earlier on Friday at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska, as he ticked off the names of several prominent Republicans who have come around to his candidacy since he became the party's presumptive nominee earlier this week.
  • Kansas permanently defunds Planned Parenthood, sends money to health clinics

    05/04/2016 5:10:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | 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...
  • Kansas Defies Obama on Syrian Refugees

    04/30/2016 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/29/16 | Steve Byas
    Led by Governor Sam Brownback (shown), the state of Kansas informed the Obama administration this week that it is defying its dictates for Kansas to cooperate in the resettlement of refugees from Syria. In a letter to Robert Carey, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Brownback wrote, “The State of Kansas hereby withdraws its Refugee Resettlement Program State Plan and terminates its participation in all federal refugee resettlement grants and programs, effective at the earliest possible date.” Brownback added that he was taking his action to “protect the safety and security interests of the State of Kansas.” Beginning in...
  • 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...
  • 4 federal agents shot, motel destroyed in Kansas

    04/24/2016 9:56:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 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...