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John Celock

GOP Election Boss Told To Stop 'Red Herring' Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A new report which has ranked Kansas as one of six states most likely to have problems with accurate vote counts, led a Democratic legislator to call ...

Pastor: Bullying Left 'Not Fair And Balanced'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A conservative pastor with a history of anti-gay statements told a Kansas talk radio host Friday morning that he believes that conservatives are "shy"...

John Celock

Six States Given Bad Voting Grades

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Six states received the lowest grades for their abilities to accurately count election results based on their lack of access to paper ballots, accordi...

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Top Election Official: U.S. 'Doesn't Do Enough'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Voter education is a top concern heading into the presidential election for the newly elected president of an international organization of election o...

Congressional Candidate's Surprising Name Change

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

A Libertarian candidate for Congress in Kansas has legally changed his name to Thomas Jefferson in a bid to press his agenda. Jack Talbert, who is...

Nate Willis

State Budget Crisis Outlined By New Report Draws Response From Government Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report has projected a $4 trillion shortfall for states and potentially dire consequences if they do not change their budget pract...

John Celock

Liberal Republican Enters Race Against Anti-Gay Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

The winner of a Democratic primary for a Kansas legislative seat -- contested by an anti-gay, pro-life incumbent, who lives in a church, and the openl...

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Bizarre Twists In Race Against Anti-Gay Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

Kansas' leading anti-gay Democrat -- who now lives in a church -- is facing a competitive reelection campaign against both an openly gay son of a form...

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Anti-Gay Lawmaker Allowed To Move Into Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican-dominated Kansas state board voted unanimously to grant permission to an anti-gay Democratic lawmaker to move into a church in order to p...

Tea Party Lawmaker Compares Kansas To Soviet Union

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party legislator in Kansas compared the state's economic development program with the collapse of the Soviet Union on a conservative radio talk ...

GOP Lobbyist Accuses Democrat Of Incest

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A Kansas lobbyist with ties to Gov. Sam Brownback (R) used his Twitter account to accuse a Democratic candidate for the state Senate of an incestuous ...

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'Reset Button' Pushed On State's Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Kansas politics is in chaos Friday after a federal court redrew state legislative district lines, "pushing a re-set button" on the state's political s...

Conservative Talker Fears Impact If Scott Walker Loses

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

A conservative radio host in Kansas told listeners Monday that he fears for a more liberal Midwest if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) loses in Tuesday...

Author Of Arizona Immigration Law Calls Obama Administration 'A Disgrace'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

The author of Arizona's controversial immigration law accused the U.S. Justice Department of going after conservative states during an appearance on a...

GOP Election Official Defends Voter ID

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) defended the state's new voter identification law as a way to prevent election fraud during a stop in Wichit...

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Controversial GOP Leader Retires

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

The Republican speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives who denied claims earlier this year that he was praying for the death of President Barac...

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Lawmakers Surprising Final Action

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers may have worked through the weekend with no nap breaks, but the state remains the only one in the nation without a redistricting plan...

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'Frat Bro' Legislator Panned In Video

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

YouTube is the new front in the 162-year-old war between Kansas and Missouri, after a Missouri lawmaker who opposes allowing a Kansas logo on Show Me ...

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Dems Accuse GOP Of Anti-'Kumbaya' Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

Following a debate that compared Kansas to New York City, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Friday passed a new congression...

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GOP Lawmakers Writing Labor Bill, Called 'Ridiculous' By Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are in the process of drafting a sweeping overhaul of the state's labor laws that opponents fear could hurt all non-white collar work...

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Agenda 21, UN's Sustainability Measure, Banned By New Hampshire House

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to ban implementation of policies connected to the United Na...

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State Lawmakers Ban Sharia Law, Legalize Happy Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

A day after state lawmakers accused the United Nations of trying to "infiltrate" local governments, the Republican-controlled Kansas Senate adopted a ...

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Kansas Lawmakers Condemn U.N. Sustainability Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning the United Nations' Agenda 21 environmental acti...

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Tax-Cut Budget Vote Was GOP 'Political Thuggery,' Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Kansas House Republicans were accused of "political thuggery" after cutting off debate to pass a controversial tax plan that may cost the state at lea...

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Lawmakers Pass Stricter Voter Reg Law For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass legislation requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration star...