TOPEKA, Kan. -- All politics is local, except when it isn't.
That's the lesson being learned in Kansas' 1st Congressional District, where tea party-aligned Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) is poised to win re-election despite his quixotic mission to alienate practically every significant person or entity in his political orbit. In...
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- A boring thing happened in Kansas last week.
In a nondescript conference room in a nondescript community center, a group with a nondescript name vented about that most nondescript of policy matters: budgets.
Members of Republicans for Kansas Values, a stodgy group of lawmakers past...
So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but the disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politicians. Can we develop a resistance? Meanwhile, the Supreme Court greeted a host of marriage equality bans with a big ole Kanye shrug, letting the...
“I HAVE NO SPOILERS, NO FLAPS, NO ELEVATORS AND IF I RUN...
MALIKI REFUSES TO STEP ASIDE The Pentagon stated multiple U.S. airstrikes have slowed ISIS’s advancement on Mount Sinjar, but hadn't stopped their onslaught. Haidar al-Abadi has been named the new Prime Minister of Iraq, but current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has continued to...
IRAQ GOVERNMENT CHAOS, POTENTIAL COUP Troops are massing in Baghdad as a showdown between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iraq's President Fouad Massoum intensifies. “The government formation process is critical in terms of sustaining stability and calm in Iraq, and our hope is that...
OBAMA OKs AIR STRIKES, AID DROPS FOR IRAQ President Obama announced late last night that he has authorized both air strikes and aid drops in Iraq. “Today America is coming to help,” he said. However, he was quick to stress that the U.S. would avoid...
CDC UPGRADES EBOLA THREAT The Center for Disease and Control has classified Ebola as a level one threat, highlighting concerns about the virus’s spread into Nigeria. Medical experts continue to call for greater access to the experimental drugs two infected American missionaries received....
GAZA CEASE-FIRE ENTERS DAY TWO As negotiators head to Cairo, both sides are sharpening their negotiating points. Israel and Egypt are seeking to disarm Hamas, while Hamas hopes to keep its military arm. Not surprisingly, no one thinks this will be the
Scrabble lovers rejoice: You now have 5,000 more words to pull out in the clutch. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
72-HOUR CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA
“A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and...
In honor of President Obama’s 53rd birthday, enjoy his best moments in gifs. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Monday, August 4, 2014.
FANCY FARM, Ky. -- On Saturday, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) was giving a speech and was interrupted by a heckler supporting her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“WE WANT MITCH!” the heckler yelled.
Despite the presence of local police and state troopers lining...
Ice cream bread is a thing -- diet be damned. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
This is why you should have turned off Netflix last night and gone to bed instead of binging. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Monday, July 28, 2014.
You can now make emojis out of photos of your own face -- go forth and up your texting game. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Friday, July 25, 2014.
Here’s how to get your free hot dog to ring in National Hot Dog Day. This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Here’s how to upgrade your tacos (besides adding tequila). This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Friday, July 18, 2014.
These beautiful summer desserts have fruit in them, so you’re totally good to eat them without remorse, right? This is THE MORNING EMAIL for Thursday, July 17, 2014.