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Kris Kobach Faces Recall Effort Over Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who famously drafted Arizona and Alabama's controversial immigration laws, is facing a recall attempt over ...

Artist Censored For Portraying Kansas Governor

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

An artist in Topeka, Kansas is claiming that he was censored for creating an unfavorable image of the state's notoriously self-conscious governor, Sam...

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Westboro Baptist Candidate Calls Sam Brownback 'Lacking On Moral Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Jack Wu, the Westboro Baptist Church member running for the Kansas Board of Education, says that one of the nation's leading anti-abortion governors i...

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Dem Says Opponent Will Turn State Into 'Laughing Stock'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

The Democratic vice chairwoman of the Kansas state Board of Education said redistricting is complicating her efforts to defeat challenger Jack Wu, a R...

Birther Queen Suffers Big Blow

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

A Kansas state judge has delayed a scheduled Wednesday hearing in a lawsuit filed by birther queen Orly Taitz after concerns were raised over whether ...

Westboro Candidate's Misstep

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the Kansas Board of Education, Jack Wu, who is a member of Fred Phelps' controversial Westboro Baptist Church, is being acc...

Nuns Criticize 'Ridiculous' Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A group of retired Pennsylvania nuns has criticized the state's contested voter identification law as "unkind, unfair and ridiculous" because of the h...

GOP Governor Says No To 'Obama Way', Dems Say Pay-To-Play

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) decision to headline a lobbyist-packed Republican Party fundraiser Monday evening is drawing criticism from state Demo...

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Birther Queen Gets Good News

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

A Kansas judge has granted an Oct. 3 court hearing to birther queen Orly Taitz in her lawsuit that seeks to keep President Barack Obama off of the Sun...

Anti-Abortion Group Targets Republicans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue is targeting Kansas' Republican attorney general and a Republican district attorney with ethics charges after...

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I Don't Got You Babe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The Kansas birther hearing not only brought public scrutiny to an obscure state agency, but also put the state in the crosshairs of some celebrities. ...

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Orly Taitz's Big Move Rejected

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a meeting dominated by birther queen Orly Taitz, the Kansas Objections Board voted unanimously to accept President Barack Obama's cit...

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Kansas Birther Case Ends After Complaint Is Withdrawn

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

A Kansas man who filed an objection with the state to President Barack Obama appearing on the state's ballot, is withdrawing his objection. Joe Mon...

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State Officials Considering Obama Citizenship

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Kansas officials plan to hold a hearing Thursday afternoon to weigh whether President Barack Obama is a citizen and should appear on the state's Novem...

Bacon, Eggs And A Senator

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
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Breakfast meetings are part of the fabric of national conventions, with states gathering each morning for some food and a briefing on the day's events...

Were They Discussing How To Beat The Tigers?

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
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Kansas Democrats had a packed agenda at their delegation breakfast Wednesday morning in Charlotte. Before dispensing out for an action-packed day that...

Jayhawks Are In The House

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
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Kansas Democrats are out in force at the Democratic National Convention, including cheering on a home stater on the podium. Jason Perkey, the executiv...

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Ex-GOPer: 'Why Is The Republican Party Crucifying Other Republicans?'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A moderate Republican Kansas state senator said reports of a GOP planning meeting on the night of President Barack Obama's inauguration helped finaliz...

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Bizarre Campaign Against Anti-Gay Democrat's New Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

In his campaign to oust an anti-gay Democratic Kansas representative, a 20-year-old Republican railroad conductor has indicated that his platform will...

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Anti-Gay Democrat Wins Narrow Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

An anti-gay, pro-life Democratic incumbent -- who legally resides in an abandoned church -- won a narrow victory to retain her seat after a recount. T...

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Dems Missed Chance Against Skinny-Dipping Lawmaker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Kevin Yoder, the Kansas Republican who admitted to skinny-dipping during an official trip to Israel, is likely to win reelection in November, run...

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Democrat: 'Oblivious' GOP Gov's 'Unheard Of' Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are fighting back against what they say are "unheard of" budget cut proposals and a predicted revenue shortfall from which the state ...

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Moderates Say Koch Brothers 'Ultraconservative Utopia' To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republicans said three weeks of attack ads from conservative groups, including those with ties to the Koch b...

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Koch-Backed Candidates Win Big

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Conservative Republicans appeared to have won control of the Kansas state Senate in Tuesday's primary elections, settling the bitter civil war that ha...

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Republican: Voter ID Hysteria Same As Salem Witch Trials

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- A Republican election attorney who accused the Department of Justice of being biased against whites, on Tuesday compared "myths" surroundin...