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Democrat Vows To Take On Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The leading critic of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is seeking a return to the state Legislature with a vow to reduce the influence of the...

John Celock

GOP Voting Plan 'A Huge Mess'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Republican officials in Arizona and Kansas want to change their voting systems so that one registration would be required for federal elections, and a...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorites Sue To Enforce Proof Of Citizenship Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The Kansas secretary of state announced Wednesday that he and his Arizona counterpart are suing the federal government in an effort to ensure that any...

John Celock

GOP Official Would Implement Campaign Finance Reform 'When Pigs Fly'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is considered unlikely to implement new campaign finance regulations to force disclosure of secret campaign mone...

John Celock

Lawmakers Deal Blow To Immigration Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state House of Representatives on Sunday killed Secretary of State Kris Kobach's (R) hopes of becoming a prosecutor i...

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...

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Dem Fights 'Bizarre' Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are demanding an investigation into what they say is a former Democratic state legislator impersonating a state legislator. The...

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Kansas Immigration Foe Meets New Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), best known for his national work on immigration issues, has drawn his first opponent in what could shape up...

Republican's 90 Percent Voter Problem Claim Slammed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said his push for new voter identification requirements and other election law changes stopped 90 percent of...

John Celock

Dems' Big Hope For 'Voter Surpression Poster Child'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are using the threat of suing the state's Republican secretary of state over "voter surpression" as a new tactic to raise money. ...

Voter ID Advocate Attempts Power Grab

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas' secretary of state is renewing his efforts to gain prosecutorial power as part of his voter identification push. Secretary of State Kris K...

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Kansas Official Reverses Judicial Order On Release Of Voters' Names

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Hours after a federal judge granted access to the names of provisional voters in one Kansas case, a county election official ruled in another case tha...

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Tea Party Favorite Loses Fight Over Provisional Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas overruled Secretary of State Kris Kobach's objections Wednesday and will allow a Democratic state lawmaker and well-known Ko...

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...

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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...

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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...

John Celock

Kansas Elections Boss Thinks 'He's Above The Rules,' Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Kansas Democrats and moderate Republicans on Monday criticized campaign donations to conservative candidates by a political action committe...

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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 ...

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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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...

"Kitchen Chinese": The Editor-Book Love Story

Wendy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wendy Lee

As the publication date for "Kitchen Chinese" approaches, I'm gratified each time someone comes up to me in the hall at work to say that they liked the book -- although I'm not surprised by their reaction.