Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,247
98%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done.

US: Kansas (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Wichita Lineman

    03/13/2012 3:54:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2011 | Mike Adams
    The phone lines at Wichita State University (WSU) have apparently been down for well over a decade. At least it appears that way after WSU blatantly violated a twelve-year old Supreme Court ruling in its efforts to curtail religious expression across its state-supported campus. Fortunately, my friend and attorney David French of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has intervened. He re-established contact with WSU and helped usher them into the 21st Century by slowly explaining the First Amendment to bewildered state officials. The problem began when WSU enacted a rule that prohibited any "non-scholarly religious" student group...
  • Concealed carry item gets a nod(KS)

    03/13/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1+ views
    http://hutchnews.com/Todaystop/BC-KS-XGR--Concealed-Weapons-1st-Ld-Writet-20120312-17-28-17 | 12 March, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA -- Gun owners who have a Kansas concealed-carry permit would be allowed to bring their weapons into more public buildings under a bill approved Monday by the state House. The House's 74-50 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it's likely to get a cool reception. House members rewrote the bill so that it's not as strong as its supporters initially wanted, but it still faces opposition from many local governments and higher education officials.
  • Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses

    03/10/2012 12:41:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum is the projected winner of the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses, sweeping to victory over his three opponents by an overwhelming margin.  With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum was well ahead with 52 percent. Mitt Romney trailed with 18 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich with 17 percent.  Ron Paul was in last place with 12 percent. 
  • Santorum kicking tail in Kansas Caucus (March 10)

    03/10/2012 12:39:12 PM PST · by Antoninus · 33 replies
    Google Election Map - 3-10-12 | 3-10-12 | Antoninus
    With 65% of the vote counted, here are the breakdowns: Santorum 53.2% (8,163) Romney 17.1% (2,626) Gingrich 15.5% (2,386) Paul 13.2% (2,031) See the Google map here for updates: Kansas Primary Results Fox has called it for Santorum: Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses
  • Vote for Santorum in Kansas and Wyoming Caucuses today!!

    03/10/2012 11:53:26 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 8 replies
    Fox News Election Page ^ | March 10, 2012 | Steelers6
    That is what's on the calendar for today. Gingrich way back.
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin [“We Chased All The Candidates Out of Kansas!”]

    03/09/2012 8:52:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 09, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin By TRIP GABRIEL March 9, 2012 WICHITA, Kan. — “We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!” Rick Santorum boomed as he took the podium one day before Saturday’s caucuses in the state, which his two leading rivals are not seriously pursuing. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have largely bypassed Kansas and its 40 delegates to the Republican convention, instead focusing on the bigger prizes of Alabama and Mississippi, whose primaries are on Tuesday. But that did not stop Mr. Santorum from laying into both rivals with biting words as he sought...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Doctor struggles to fill role of slain Kansas abortion provider [Take Zofran before reading]

    03/06/2012 12:19:24 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/5/12 | Jenny Deam
    Dr. Mila Means aims to succeed Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, but so far an antiabortion movement has thwarted her at every turn. -snip- Means continues her family practice and tries not to think about Tiller's abortion equipment gathering dust in the basement. To this day she has not performed a single abortion.
  • Gingrich plans to campaign in Kansas

    03/02/2012 11:04:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 - 8:46pm | Tim Carpenter
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich intends to make a two-day campaign swing through Kansas in conjunction with the March 10 statewide caucus. Gingrich, who has devoted much of his attention to home state Georgia, is expected to appear next Friday morning at Kansas Republican Party headquarters, 2605 S.W. 21st, in Topeka and meet over the noon hour with legislators at the Capitol. "It's confirmed," said Clay Barker, executive director of the state's Republican Party. Forty delegates from Kansas are on the line. Voting will occur at 99 caucus sites on Saturday, March 10. The vote in Kansas will be the...
  • Apparent Tornado Strikes Harveyville; 11 Injured (Kansas)

    02/29/2012 5:43:39 AM PST · by nuconvert
    Authorities say 11 people were injured after an apparent tornado caused heavy damage to the eastern Kansas town of Harveyville. Sharon Watson is a spokeswoman for the Kansas Adjutant General's office that oversees emergency operations. She says three people were critically injured in the storm late Tuesday, and eight others suffered minor injuries. Many of them were taken to a Topeka hospital. Harveyville is a town of about 250 people southwest of Topeka. Watson says about 40 percent of the town suffered damage. Homes were reduced to rubble, with power lines down and gas service out across the city. Gov....
  • US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft

    02/29/2012 3:09:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | 29 February 2012
    US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft AFP - The US Air Force has canceled a $355 million contract for a light attack aircraft made by Brazil's Embraer, saying it would open an investigation after protests from a rival US aerospace firm, officials said Tuesday. The contract for 20 Embraer AT-29 Super Tucano aircraft was awarded in December as part of plans to arm the Afghan military amid a NATO troop drawdown. But the US Air Force said it was not "satisfied" with the paperwork supporting the decision to hand the project to US-based Sierra Nevada Corporation, in partnership...
  • I-Team Investigation: Smoke detector law ignored in Garden City

    02/23/2012 9:41:51 AM PST · by eccentric · 7 replies
    KSN.COM ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Justin Kraemer
    GARDEN CITY, Kansas (KSN) -- Mike Savoy vividly recalls tucking his daughter Bryn in for bed the night of January 8th. “I asked her for a kiss,” remembers Savoy. “She was mad at me so she said ‘no.’” Normally Savoy would relentlessly tease and torment his 6-year-old girl until she relented. This time he didn’t. “But I wish I would have, you know? It was my last chance,” said Savoy. After playing with his baby Madelyn, Mike wasn’t feeling well and left. He was living apart from his wife, Nichole, but saw his family everyday. He planned to bring them...
  • Chickens at Speaker Gingrich rally in Georgia

    02/17/2012 5:09:27 PM PST · by VinL · 36 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 2-17-12 | Greta
    FNC’s Joy Lin snapped these pictures of two “chickens” at a rally for Speaker Newt Gingrich in Peachtree City, Georgia. One is wearing a Romney shirt and the other a Santorum shirt…note the signs they are holding.
  • 8 Kansas Legislators Endorse Gingrich For President

    02/17/2012 5:33:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 2+ views
    wibw ^ | 6:16 AM Feb 17, 2012 | Chris Fisher
    OPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Eight Kansas legislators have endorsed former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich's campaign announced the endorsements Thursday. The Republican lawmakers include two state senators _ Ray Merrick, of Stilwell, and Rob Olson, of Olathe. Six Kansas House members have endorsed Gingrich as well. They are Anthony Brown, of Eudora; Mario Goico, of Wichita;
  • In Kansas, a bill to protect religious freedom angers gays (Culture wars cannot be avoided)

    02/17/2012 6:47:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2012 | Tina Korbe
    The Department of Health and Human Services has states spooked. At least, legislators in Kansas cited the administration's contraception mandate as a reason to expedite passage of a bill to protect religious freedoms: Supporters of a proposal in Kansas that’s described as an attempt to protect religious freedoms told state legislators Tuesday that President Obama’s ill-fated mandate for insurance coverage of birth control is a compelling example of why the measure is needed. …The state House Judiciary Committee had a hearing on the proposed Preservation of Religious Freedom Act and is expected to vote on it by Monday. State Rep....
  • Eligibility verification bill in Kansas past committee; needs support

    02/16/2012 10:46:27 PM PST · by edge919 · 20 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 02/16/2012 | edge919
    The elections committee in the Kansas House just passed a an eligibility bill requiring state and federal candidates to show a certified copy of their birth certificate as proof of citizenship. This coincides with a similar effort in Kansas on voter identification. "A House committee approved a bill Wednesday requiring candidates for state and federal office to provide proof of citizenship, a reflection of the "birther" movement raising questions of President Barack Obama's status as a U.S. citizen." - - - "The objective of the bill, he said, should be to require proof of citizenship for state and federal candidates...
  • Explosives found in truck parked near Kansas Statehouse

    02/16/2012 4:50:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies
    LJWorld.com ^ | February 15, 2012, 12:57 p.m. | By John Hanna
    Topeka — Several homemade bombs were found Wednesday in a pickup truck parked near the Kansas Statehouse that had specialty license plates issued only to U.S. military paratroopers, and police said they arrested the owner inside an underground tunnel connecting the Capitol to an office building. Capitol Police spokesman Patrick Saleh said the incident was not connected to another arrest Wednesday of a man who allegedly phoned in a threat to Gov. Sam Brownback’s office from a Topeka motel. “Neither one of them was armed, and neither of them offered any resistance,” Saleh said. Saleh said officers went to investigate...
  • Amid protests, Kobach pushes immigration laws

    02/16/2012 7:05:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | , Feb. 16, 2012 | BRENT D. WISTROM
    TOPEKA — With protesters chanting and pounding drums outside the Capitol, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the nation’s most prominent advocates of illegal immigration crackdowns, urged lawmakers Wednesday to force employers and law enforcement officers to help chase off illegal immigrants. “There’s no question that if a state passes laws to discourage illegal immigration … then you will see some self-deportation,” Kobach told the House State and Federal Affairs Committee. The protesters outside said those laws are more likely to produce discrimination, worker shortages and costly lawsuits. “If Mr. Kobach, who is promoting, not only here in Kansas...
  • Eisenhower's Family Objects to Memorial Design

    02/07/2012 7:57:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 67 replies
    Newser ^ | Feb 7 2012 | John Johnson
    A memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is scheduled to be unveiled on the Washington Mall in 2015, but first a thorny dispute needs to be resolved between Eisenhower's family and renowned architect Frank Gehry. Ike's relatives think Gehry's design—which features a statue of Eisenhower as boy in Kansas looking out on vistas of his future accomplishments—as a country bumpkin. They are demanding changes before the project moves forward, and Gehry has yet to comment publicly, notes the New York Times. (The AP had a similar story last month.) “He was chief of staff of the Army; he was a two-term...