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Jerry Moran

The Kochs V. Their Machine

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.

Friday Talking Points -- Copulating Rodents!

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other's wives the most.

Conservative GOP Senator Says Obama's Supreme Court Pick Deserves A Hearing

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee should get a hearing -- the late...

VA Chief Has No Plans To Resign

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

May 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said on Wednesday he was "angry" over claims that as many as 40 people died while wa...

Amanda Terkel

Head Of GOP Campaign Committee Takes To Senate Floor To Read Charles Koch's Op-Ed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles Koch's Wall Street Journal op-ed defending the millions he's thrown into the political system hit the Senate floor on Thursday, ...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Who Blocked Military Sex Assault Bill Now Backs It | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Sen. Jerry Moran, blocked votes on bills meant to address sexual assault in the military, the Kansas Republican apparently h...

Luke Johnson

Republicans Drag Senate To A Halt Over Iran Sanctions | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are dragging the upper chamber to a halt in an effort to force a vote on a bill that a wide cross section of observer...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Blocks Votes On Military Sexual Assault | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, blocked a bid Monday to vote on bills to combat sex...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner's Outburst Shows Right-Wing Groups Jumped The Shark | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With an emphatic "Are you kidding me?!" aimed at right-wing Washington groups, House Speaker John Boehner this week may have finally pro...

Republicans Urge Brown To Take Big Shot

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

National Republicans are urging former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) to consider running for Senate in New Hampshire. The Boston Globe reports Sens. J...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor Blamed By Virginia Colleagues For Prolonging Shutdown | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Virginia congressmen fumed Tuesday about the damage being done to their state by the ongoing government shutdown and laid the blame ...

GOP Senator Accuses Dems Of Rooting For Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

The head of the Republican Senate campaign operation accused Democrats Thursday of rooting for a government shutdown, saying that a new online push th...

Alzheimer's Funding: An Assault on Health Care Costs

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

If the U.S. can make the needed strategic investments in Alzheimer's research today, it will pave the way not only for its own fiscal and economic health, but also for that of other nations.

WATCH: GOP Senator Flubs Major Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

As the Senate voted on the comprehensive immigration reform bill Thursday, one Republican senator opposed to the bill accidentally voted for the histo...

Michael McAuliff

Senators: FAA Delays Are Political | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators moved Tuesday to give President Barack Obama options to ease growing air travel delays sparked by Congress' budget sequestratio...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Sam Stein

This Is Obsessing GOP Lawmakers While Sequestration Hits Back Home?!? | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have upped their campaign to pressure the White House to reopen its doors to tour-goers after shutting them in...

Greg Rosalsky

Obama Administration Blinks In First NRA Showdown Since Aurora | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration...

The Startup Act 2.0 Offers Immigration Solutions That Will Create American Jobs

David Leopold | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

The proposal recognizes that the best way to attract foreign born entrepreneurs is to create a business investment/job creation friendly path to citizenship.

Shackling the Cop on the Beat

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The one result that running a regulatory agency by committee can guarantee is that it will be slower and less efficient. CFPB is supposed to be a cop on the beat, and there's a reason beat cops don't work by committee.

Reading the Pictures: The Senate Tea Party Caucus (Such as It Is)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw


KS-Gov: 59% Brownback (R), 32% Holland (D) (SurveyUSA 10/22-26)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SurveyUSA 10/22-26/10; 561 likely voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone SurveyUSA release Kansas 2010 Governor 59% Brownback (R), 32% H...

Will You be Voting for a Resident of the Secretive C Street House in the 2010 General Election? (Slideshow)

Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Sharlet

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at1.37.56PM.pngHere is my guide to the C Street men up for election.