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Voter Rights Groups Appeal Kansas Citizenship Ruling

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rights groups filed an appeal Friday of a judge's order that federal election officials must help Kansas and Arizona enf...

States Joining Forces To Scrub Voter Rolls

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — More than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations...

John Celock

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

Kansas Dems Line Up Against Against 'Galavanting' Immigration Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

The field to challenge Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) next year continues to grow, as three Democrats have started up efforts toward seekin...

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Brainless Democrat Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is explaining comments he made at a regional Republican event over the weekend where he suggested that young Dem...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Deny Vote On Expanding Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Kansas' fight over showing proof of citizenship in order to register to vote spilled into the state Legislature Tuesday, with Republican leaders denyi...

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...

GOP-Dominated State's Birth Certificate Law Frustrates Voters

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A few weeks after moving to suburban Kansas City from the Seattle area, Aaron Belenky went online to register to vote. But he ended up...

Peaking Behind Kobach's Curtain: Proof That the 'SAFE Act' Disenfranchises Kansans

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Kansas' proof of citizenship law is offering a real world look at the impact these recently enacted laws can have on American citizens' ability to participate in the electoral process.

Guns, Hate and Redemption

George Goehl | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
George Goehl

Kris Kobach, a national figure in terms of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy, has a choice. He can continue to stoke fear and hate or he can acknowledge that he has gone too far and apologize for his extreme and threatening comments.

Kris Kobach: 'Illegal Aliens' Used 'KKK' Intimidation Tactics

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) continued to push back Tuesday against a weekend demonstration by pro-immigration advocates, arguing that th...

GOP Hardliner Issues 'Second Amendment' Warning To Protesters

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said Monday that protests like the one that took place at his home over the weekend are the reason the Secon...

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 Vows To Fight Holder Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

Rube Goldberg Immigration Fix

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Gang of 8 prepared the immigration reform proposal. The intentions are noble. The proposed measures promise improvement, but the concept and mechanics of how it should be done look like a Rube Goldberg masterpiece.

Elise Foley

Senators Spar Over Boston Bombing, Bible In Hearing Held On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A seven-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday turned from immigration reform's merits to discussions of self-deportation, the B...

Paging Orly Taitz: British Citizen Wins City Council Seat In Kansas

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

A British citizen has won a city council seat in rural Kansas, unseating an incumbent after he didn't even campaign. Adam Baker, the 32-year-old o...

John Celock

States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

It Turns Out the GOP Did Win the Election -- In Israel

Oren Frank | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Oren Frank

Considering the fact that the new Israeli government is practically a Republican regime, it was surprising to see how President Obama seemed happy in his visit to Israel.

Native American Rep.: 'Who's The Illegal Immigrant'?

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

A Native American politician served Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a dose of historical perspective on illegal immigration Wednesday. Kobac...

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...

John Celock

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...

John Celock

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...