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John Celock

Kansas Lawmakers Have It Both Ways, Vote To Ban State Worker Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

The day after a Kansas legislative committee adopted an amendment to protect accreditation of the OBGYN residency program at the University of Kansas ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Lawmaker: Don't Split My Caucasian District

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

A Kansas state lawmaker told colleagues Wednesday that she opposed a proposed redistricting map because it would put her "primarily Caucasian" neighbo...

John Celock

NOW President Calls Wisconsin Single Parent Bill 'Astonishing New Front'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The president of the National Organization for Women described a Wisconsin bill, based on the idea that single parenting could lead to child abuse, as...

John Celock

Anti-Abortion Bill Could Tax Rape Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victi...

John Celock

Anti-Abortion Bill Jeopardizes Medical Education Program

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are rushing to save the state's OBGYN medical residency program, which is threatened by the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill. ...

John Celock

GOP Governor Likely To Sign Sweeping Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) indicated that he is likely to sign the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill, which includes a provision th...

John Celock

'Conservatives On Steroids' Block Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

The growing ideological rift in the Kansas Republican Party has engulfed the implementation of the federal health care reform law, leaving the future ...

John Celock

Birth Control Debate Moves To States As Obama Rule Simmers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

With birth control issues taking center stage at the federal level with the Obama administration's new rules requiring insurers to provide contracepti...

John Celock

'This Is The Largest And Most Sweeping Overhaul,' Says Abortion Rights Advocate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers have been given six days to consider one of the most sweeping state anti-abortion bills to be introduced. A Kansas House committee...

John Celock

Dems Say Of GOP Immigration Proposals: 'It Is The Greatest Deal Of Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering...

John Celock

Control Of 'Divided Party' At Stake

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

In Kansas, Republican state legislators have leaned increasingly conservative. Now a leader of the state's moderate Republican faction is vowing to fi...

John Celock

Kansas Official Pushes For Immigration Law Like Arizona's

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is promising to press several controversial immigration measures when the state legislature reconvenes in Januar...

John Celock

Republicans Versus Republicans For Control Of Kansas Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Republicans will likely retain control of the Kansas Senate after the 2012 election, but an ideological battle playing out in the August primary will ...

New GOP Governor Makes Hard Right Turn

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — For decades in Kansas, a delicate political balance kept the state on a moderate path even as other states in the region turned t...

Sam Stein

Mike Pompeo, GOP Candidate, Apologizes For Tweet Attacking Challenger As An 'Evil' 'Turban Topper', Could-Be Muslim

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican congressional candidate and RNC committee member has personally apologized for a tweet his campaign sent out promoting an article that ca...