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Kansas: Storm Against the Future

Tom Hayden | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The clinic where Dr. George Tiller performed abortions until being shot and killed during worship at his church on May 31, 2009, will be open for services in two or three months.

GOP Governor Criticized Over Religious Rally

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is being criticized by a secular group for speaking at, and promoting, a religious rally Saturday in Topeka. American...

John Celock

Obamacare Foe's Aide Gears Up Run For Key Post

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner, Sandy Praeger, who supported setting up a state-run health care exchange, is planning not to seek ...

John Celock

GOP Leader Says Party Needs To 'Be More Tolerant'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republican faction says that the GOP nationally needs to be more open to moderates, along with embracing ...

Jeffrey Young

Another Republican-Led State Rebuffs Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ohio won't go along with a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and plans to let federal authorities run the...

John Celock

Candidate Beats Back Shocking Tea Party Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Brandon Whipple, the Democrat attacked by the Tea Party for not having children, easily defeated his opponent to win a seat in the Kansas House of Rep...

John Celock

Dems Criticize 'Politically Timed' Tax Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are criticizing the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback (R) for sending out a brochure touting the state's new tax cuts days before ...

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...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

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...

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...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

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 ...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

Koch-Backed Candidate's Un-'Happy Meal'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

An Americans for Prosperity-backed candidate for the Kansas state Senate is being accused of violating McDonald's copyright over use of the term "Happ...

GOP Candidate's Hometown Questioned

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

A conservative Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, with a history of running in multiple states, is being questioned on whet...

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

Dem To Kansas GOP Governor: 'Grow Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

With the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care law, the focus now shifts to the states, whose leaders are charged with implementing porti...

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...

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 ...

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...