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Tim Huelskamp

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Tea Party Congressman Loses Primary

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of the biggest winners from the departure of ex-Speaker John Boehner is now one of the few losers in the 2016 primary season. Rep. ...

GOP Congressman Needs To Talk To His Wife Before Backing Trump

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) will need to talk to his wife before he decides whether or not to support his party's presumptive nominee fo...

Republicans Ready For December Shutdown As Boehner Exits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may currently look like a bit of a mess after coming to the cliff of a government shutdown and backing away, but December will ...

Conservatives Dismiss Pope On Climate Change, Warn Of Immigrant 'Anarchy'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis implored Congress to act to combat climate change and to embrace immigrants in his Thursday address to lawmakers. Some cons...

House GOP Searches For A Way To Avert Government Shutdown While Still Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leadership convened a rare conference meeting Wednesday night to craft a united plan to avoid a government shutdown whi...

Texas Wants to Un-Marry Lesbian With Cancer

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There is one married lesbian couple in Texas right now. Probably. Last week a judge allowed Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant to obtain a marriage license, citing urgency after Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ruling applies only to this one couple. And according to state officials, that's still one couple too many.

Watch A Republican Congressman Sidestep A Straightforward Question About Immigration

Bloomberg | Michael C. Bender | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

On Monday's episode of “With All Due Respect,” Representative Tim Huelskamp, one of the most strident anti-illegal immigration Republicans in the ...

Tim Huelskamp Wins Midterm Election Against Jim Sherow

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) defeated his Democratic opponent, Jim Sherow, in the race to represent Kansas' 1st congressional district. Sherow, a hi...

Eliot Nelson

One Of America's Most Politically Toxic Congressmen Is Going To Be Re-Elected -- Here's Why | Eliot Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- All politics is local, except when it isn't. That's the lesson being learned in Kansas' 1st Congressional District, where tea party...

Tim Huelskamp Wins GOP Primary After Unexpectedly Strong Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) won Tuesday's Republican primary despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from fellow Republican Alan LaPolice, the Associ...

Lila Shapiro

'Do You Know What Fisting Is?' And Other Questions Raised At Premier Anti-Gay Rally | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- On a sweltering day in the nation's capital, around 1,500 people gathered on the National Mall with homemade signs and American flags to...

Andrew Perez

Republicans Gear Up For The Great Grouse War Of 2014 | 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...

Andrew Perez

GOP Congressman Claims Kansas Has More Uninsured Since Health Care Reform | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said Monday he believes the uninsured rate in his state has increased since implementation of the 2010 healt...

Tim Huelskamp's March Madness Campaign Ploy May Be Illegal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

A Republican congressman's plan to use March Madness tickets to bring in campaign donations may have backfired. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) offered...

GOP Rep: God Is The 'Third Person In Your Marriage'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Minutes after the House passed a bill raising the debt ceiling, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) led a group of Republican colleagues to the House floor to...

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Republican Shutdown Politics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

"This isn't a damn game!" House Speaker John Boehner said Friday at a news conference on the budget stalemate that has led to the government shutdown. Really Mr. Speaker? The government shutdown is, in fact, a direct result of political gamesmanship by the Republicans.

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Surfer Responds To The Haters | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jason Greenslate is America's most famous food stamp recipient. Fox News profiled the 28-year-old San Diego resident in two August s...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Explains Why 42nd Vote To Repeal Obamacare Will Be Better Than The Previous 41 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have now voted 41 times to repeal Obamacare, knowing each time that those bills would go nowhere in the Senate and nev...

Food Stamp Cuts Might Not Happen In House

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives removed food stamps from broader farm legislation in hopes that doing so would make it easie...

Military Gays Make Strange Bedfellows

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

As the old saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows, and one of the big political issues currently making these strange bedfellows is the issue of gays in the military.

Jennifer Bendery

Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage Gathers Dust In House Committee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in late June, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) didn't waste any time filing le...

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Introduces Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As promised, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) introduced legislation late Friday to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. The b...