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  • Justice Kavanaugh’s first test on abortion comes this week

    10/12/2018 2:43:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Rachel N. Busick
    The states in these two cases determined that giving Planned Parenthood state Medicaid funds was not a wise use of their limited resources, and that they could better serve their citizens by reallocating those funds to other comprehensive and preventive health organizations that are run more responsibly and offer a broader range of services. Without intervention by the Supreme Court, states like Kansas and Louisiana will be forced to continue to provide tax dollars to the nation’s largest abortion business.
  • Too clever by half: Kansas Democrats may be stuck with Chad Taylor on the Kansas-SEN ticket

    09/04/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/4/14 | Moe Lane
    Let me summarize the Hill article: as of this moment, hastily-withdrawn Chad Taylor is back on the ballot for Kansas’s Senate race. Turns out that state law has very specific criteria for withdrawing from the ballot after the primary – like being dead, or being incapable to do the job. And if it’s the latter, you have to say so. Chad Taylor, in his withdrawal letter, did not. Better and better, even if Taylor is allowed to withdraw then the state Democratic party is obliged to put up a replacement. This puts Democrats in a definite bind. It would seem...
  • (FAKE INDIGENOUS PERSON) ELIZABETH WARREN CELEBRATES INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY INSTEAD OF COLUMBUS DAY

    10/08/2018 4:18:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:03 AM 10/08/2018 | Molly Prince | Politics Reporter
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts used Columbus Day to honor the country’s indigenous people rather than celebrate the anniversary of explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. “Today we celebrate Native American communities, [and] the pride [and] resilience of people reclaiming their history [and] traditions,” Warren tweeted on Monday. “We honor the contributions that Native people make to a country that has taken so much [and] keeps asking for more. #IndigenousPeoplesDay” Elizabeth Warren ✔ @elizabethforma US Senate candidate, MA Today we celebrate Native American communities, & the pride & resilience of people reclaiming their history & traditions. We honor...
  • Trump, at Kansas rally, praises Kavanaugh, slams Democrats

    10/06/2018 6:41:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 06, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    President Trump spoke at a rally in Kansas Saturday night, praising his newly-confirmed Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh while also slamming Democrats and urging people to vote Republican in the upcoming midterm elections. Upon taking the stage, Trump told the crowd he was "thrilled" to be with them on a "truly historic night." The president was in Kansas to support Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee for governor, as well as political newcomer Steve Watkins, a Republican seeking to succeed retiring congresswoman, Lynn Jenkins. The president praised Republican senators and Kavanaugh, calling him "a man of great character and intellect," while...
  • Trump Rally LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Topeka, KS 10/6/18

    10/06/2018 2:32:40 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 281 replies
    RSBN - youtube ^ | 10/6/18 | RSBN
    President Trump Rally tonight in Topeka, Kansas. Should be a raucous time!
  • LIVE THREAD: POTUS TRUMP RALLY - Johnson City TN, Monday Oct 1 2018!

    10/01/2018 1:30:48 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 168 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network TV ^ | October 1, 2018 | RSBN TV
    Trump Rally tonight!!
  • McDonald's employee accused of putting peroxide-based cleaner in cop's drink

    10/01/2018 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/01/2018 | Satff
    According to investigators, the deputy picked up the food from the McDonald’s drive-thru while Hockaday was working. Officials say a short time after drinking the beverage, the deputy experienced flu-like symptoms, KOAM reports. “He thought he caught the bug, but we found out two weeks later when an employee came forward and told the police department,” Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy said to the Wichita Eagle. According to the publication, a co-worker of Hockaday came forward and said Hockaday added “four little squirts” of the cleaner to the cop’s beverage. “In today’s day and age, not only us in law...
  • Face of Courage: Rape victim talks about struggles and the power of motherhood

    09/29/2018 8:52:08 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | 09/25/18 | Amanda Aguilar
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The trauma of being raped can be shattering, leaving a victim feeling alone or ashamed. For Ashley Dowell, it took time and strength to not allow the trauma to control who she was and who she wanted to come. To see her with Leilana, her 8-year-old daughter, she looks like an everyday mom. However, the trauma from her past is much more complicated. "Even at the time, I didn't really say to myself what actually happened," shared Dowell. It was the summer after eighth grade when Dowell, now 23-years-old, was raped by someone she knew. "I...
  • Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest

    09/18/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | 09/16/2018 | Brianna Childers
    Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, had nearly handcuffed the suspect when the suspect turned on him. By Brianna Childers SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has identified a deputy that was killed in a deputy-involved shooting. Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, was shot Sunday while he was responding to a call involving a suspicious person. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Sunday night and posted a live feed on its Facebook page. Around 1:20 p.m., Kunze responded to a call of a suspicious person near the 5300 block of N....
  • Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested, charged with rape

    09/07/2018 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9-7-2018 | Marc Lancaster
    Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas, and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation. There was no bond listed for either charge. The Wichita Eagle noted Randle was sentenced to five years' probation in June after being found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. That conviction stemmed from a 2016 incident in which Randle intentionally backed into three people with his...
  • Former GOP governor of Kansas endorses Democrat Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach

    09/04/2018 8:39:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Kansas City.com ^ | September 04, 2018 | Hunter Woodall
    Republicans in Kansas further splintered Tuesday as the last moderate member of the party to hold the governor’s office endorsed a Democrat for governor over Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee. In a statement, former Kansas governor Bill Graves said he planned to support state Sen. Laura Kelly in the November election. Kelly is running against Kobach and independent Greg Orman. “Laura Kelly is the only Democrat I have ever endorsed for public office,” Graves said in the statement. “And the reason I’m doing that now is because I believe so much is at stake in the state of Kansas. I...
  • WSJ: Five Republican Senators Met With Sessions, Urged Him Not to Quit

    08/29/2018 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 138 replies
    NewsMax - Wall Street Journal ^ | 29 August 2018 | Jason Devaney
    Five Republican senators had breakfast with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week and encouraged him to not resign despite constant pressure from President Donald Trump. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sessions invited Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and John Kennedy of Louisiana to dine with him last Thursday morning at the Department of Justice. The meeting took place in Sessions' dining room and included a lengthy discussion about Trump's repeated attacks on him. The senators, according to the Journal, urged Sessions to keep doing what he's...
  • Dr Jeff Colyer's concession speech (KS gov race)

    08/21/2018 8:39:37 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 5 replies
    Jeff Colyer via Periscope ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jeff Colyer
    Audio only of KS Governor Jeff Colyer's concession speech. https://www.pscp.tv/DrJeffColyer/1BdGYovVkeExX?t=25s
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • Jeff Colyer concedes to Trump-backed Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP governor's race one week after vote

    08/14/2018 6:08:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018
    Incumbent Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded to his opponent, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday night, one week after the narrow vote.
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Kobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP primary

    08/09/2018 9:34:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | John Bowden
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) says he will recuse himself from vote counting in the state's unsettled Republican gubernatorial primary, where Kobach is challenging incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer (R). Kobach told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night that he would formally recuse himself on Friday as outstanding votes remain to be counted, but noted it was a largely "symbolic" move as the vote counting is undertaken at the county level. "There's really no point to doing it, because the secretary of State actually has no role in the counting of provisional ballots or any recount," Kobach said. "But...
  • Kansas governor’s race turns nasty as Kobach’s lead dwindles

    08/09/2018 7:52:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    apnews ^ | 08/09/18 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the state’s top elections official, of giving county election officials information about the handling of yet-uncounted ballots “inconsistent with Kansas law.” He demanded in a letter to Kobach that Kobach stop advising county officials and have the state’s attorney general do it instead. The close contest between the embattled...
  • Kansas governor calls on GOP rival Kobach to stop advising election officials

    08/09/2018 4:38:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Justin Wise
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on Secretary of State Kris Kobach to stop advising county election officials until their close Republican gubernatorial primary is settled. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Colyer made the request in a letter that accuses Kobach of giving guidance that is “inconsistent with Kansas law” in regards to handling mailed-in and other ballots. In the letter, Colyer asked for Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) to give advice to county election officials. The letter comes as Kobach's lead over Colyer has narrowed in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. After officials noticed a...