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Former GOP Rep Says She Never Endorsed Dem In Governor's Race

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Republican congresswoman from Kansas says she never endorsed Democratic challenger Paul Davis in the gubernatorial ...

How Kansas and California Debunked the GOP's Tax Cuts Argument

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Paul Ryans of America have lost the bet fair and square. The tax cuts experiment has had plenty of time to show results, but the only people whose economic situations have improved since the Bush tax cuts are the wealthiest 1 percent of society.

Over 100 Republicans Back Democratic Candidate For Kansas Governor

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

The organization Republicans for Kansas Values, which is composed of 104 current and former Republican officeholders in Kansas, endorsed state Rep. Pa...

Governor Wants To Double Down On Massive Tax Cut That Tanked State Finances

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is unfazed by a massive revenue shortfall that threatens to leave his state's finances in ruins. Determined that supply-...

What's the Matter With (Tax Cuts) in Kansas?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Ask yourself whether this all sounds familiar: cut taxes on the wealthy and you'll unleash enough growth to more than make up the difference. Investment will flourish leading jobs, wages, and productivity to accelerate. It's plain old vanilla trickle-down, supply-side economics.

Brownback Faces Blowback On Tax Cuts, Trails Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is feeling some heat over his support for income tax cuts that have resulted in dramatic revenue decreases and budget sh...

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

Andrew Perez

Republicans Gear Up For The Great Grouse War Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are working to block federal protection of several species of grouse, arguing that listing the birds as endang...

This GOP Governor's Agenda Might Have Made Him Vulnerable

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Despite accomplishing much of his agenda — or perhaps, because of it — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has run into a wave of nega...

Immigration Foe Faces Tough Reelection Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an architect of the controversial Arizona law requiring state and local police to check the immigration sta...

Pulling Back the Curtain on Sam Brownback's Kansas Financial Meltdown

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

His state veered hard to the right on tax policy, and as a result its economy has underperformed the rest of country, and his budget is in shambles.

Joy Resmovits

Kansas School Funding Ruling May Affect Classrooms Around The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled the state's funding of public schools to be unconstitutional, a declaration likely to have effects beyond the...

5 Things You Should Know About The Kansas School Funding Fight

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will issue a decision Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts that accuses the state ...

Kansas: The Surreal State of the State

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

This bizarre scenario wasn't church, this was state -- or at least the Statehouse -- and the constitution that is revered by social conservatives is very firm on the separation of the two. That separation has gone the way of the Passenger Pigeon in Kansas.

Kansas Governor Compares Anti-Abortion Protests To The Abolitionist Movement

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past "Summer of Mercy" anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that he...

Looks Like 1984 in Kansas

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The Kansas Board of Regents, many members of which have been appointed by the governor, has voted to restrict academic free speech.

Dem Governor Calls For End To 'Border War' With Neighboring State

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called Tuesday for a moratorium on his state's ongoing tug-of-war with neighboring Kansas over effor...

GOP Gov's Harsh Abortion Laws Have Cost The State Big Time

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has paid more than $913,000 to two private law firms that are helping the state defend anti-abortion...

John Celock

Moderate Republicans May Back Dem After 'Ultraconservative Utopia' Hijacking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

A group of moderate Kansas Republicans led by a former United States senator plans to wage a war to take back the state GOP, even if it means endorsin...

John Celock

Pro-LGBT Measure Passes In Westboro Baptist's Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The city council of Topeka, Kan., home to the Westboro Baptist Church, on Tuesday night passed a measure to promote ways to end LGBT discrimination in...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Looks To Be First In Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over Kansas' appeals courts will have a new front next year as lawmakers take up legislation to lower the retirement age for appellate judge...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Could Kick 20,000 Off Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Thousands of Kansans could lose food stamps under a new state policy that congressional Republicans hope to implement nationwide. Kansas officials...

Dem Governor Slams Rick Scott's 'Clumsy Attempt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A new battle heated up Tuesday after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) posted a letter on Facebook criticizing Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) attempt to ...

John Celock

Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

John Celock

Liberal Dem Likely To Challenge Pro-Life Republican Gov

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

A liberal Democratic state legislator is emerging as a likely challenger to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in a state where conservative domination rei...