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John Celock

GOP Infighting Stales Republican Gov.'s Tax Hike Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Republican Party infighting over the size of the state sales tax has led to gridlock in the Kansas Legislature as lawmakers continue in overtime. ...

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GOP Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Defense Of 'Judeo-Christian Tradition'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Kansas want the state Legislature to call on the U.S. military to aggressively defend the "Judeo-Christian tradition" in the f...

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Lawmakers in Kansas Pass New Gun-Related Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers continued a legislative session dominated by pro-gun measures with a bill that would prohibit using state funds to lobby for gun-cont...

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GOP Governor's Allies Balk At Sales Tax Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

A group of conservative Republican freshmen state legislators in Kansas met with Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Friday and told him that they will not supp...

Evangelist Lawmaker Denies Prostitution Involvement

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

A Kansas Republican state legislator is denying involvement in a pair of prostitution-related arrests 16 years ago, after the case resurfaced during a...

On Supporting Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

As working women across the United States are finding jobs as the economy recovers from the Great Recession, it is more crucial than ever that they receive the same pay as their male counterparts.

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GOP Lawmakers Likely To Block Key Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Legislative maneuvering in Kansas will likely postpone a decision on Medicaid expansion, if the state ever decides to enter the program. Gov. Sam ...

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Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

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Gun Battle Reignites Border War

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...

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GOP Governor Signs 'Strictest' Pro-Gun Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday signed what is being called the nation's most pro-Second Amendment law, but one that could face constitutiona...

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GOP Official's Wife Says Remark Not Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

The wife of a Republican county commissioner in rural Kansas who has been under fire for a comment he made two weeks ago, explained Tuesday that her h...

GOP Official Under Fire After Racist Remark

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

A Republican county commissioner in rural Kansas is resisting calls for his resignation after a comment he made during a public meeting last week. ...

State Looks To Ban Sustainability

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislator who last year led an effort to condemn the United Nations' sustainability agenda now wants to ban sustainability. State Rep. D...

Sweeping Anti-Abortion Measure Passes State Legislature

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BY JOHN HANNA, ASSOCIATED PRESS TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators gave final passage to a sweeping anti-abortion measure Friday night, sending Go...

Paging Orly Taitz: British Citizen Wins City Council Seat In Kansas

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

A British citizen has won a city council seat in rural Kansas, unseating an incumbent after he didn't even campaign. Adam Baker, the 32-year-old o...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dem Blasts 'Taliban-Like Philosophies' Of GOP Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

The rhetoric surrounding a debate over abortion rights in Kansas heated up on Monday, when state Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) accused his GOP coll...

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State One Step Closer To Drug Testing Applicants, Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Leg...

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Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat, a measure that ...

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States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

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Lawmakers Advance Statewide Open Carry Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to advance legislation permitting the open carry of guns statewide, which would nullify ordinances...

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GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Georgia House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass legislation that would permit guns on college campuses, church...

Native American Rep.: 'Who's The Illegal Immigrant'?

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

A Native American politician served Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a dose of historical perspective on illegal immigration Wednesday. Kobac...

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Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to advance legislation adding new restrictions to abortions in the state Tuesday. T...

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Kansas 'Zombie Legislation' Strikes Nerve

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

A Kansas bill would repeal the state's 1988 ban on quarantining individuals with HIV and AIDS as part of broader changes to its public health practice...