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Pat Roberts Is Pulling Out All The Stops

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest...

New Lawsuit Filed In Kansas Senate Race

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new ...

Push Continues For Replacement Democrat On Ballot

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican serving as Kansas' top elections official won't give up on forcing Democrats to field a U.S. Senate candidate eve...

Democrat Asks Court To Keep His Name Off Senate Ballot

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by Kansas secretary of state, last paragraph) By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept 10 (Reuters) - The ...

Instead of 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks, This Time Right-Wing Economic Policies Are Sinking GOP Chances

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Unless Republicans repudiate Reaganite supply side (i.e., trickle down) economics -- which stands at the very heart of contemporary, Tea Party conservatism and is the only thing unifying the increasingly disparate social conservative, libertarian, and Chamber of Commerce wings -- they own this debacle.

Kansas Secretary Of State Says Dem Must Stay On Senate Ballot

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas says he'll challenge a decision to keep his name on the November ballot even th...

Kansas Lawyer Is 'Go To Guy' In Battle Against Obama On Immigration

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

By Mica Rosenberg and Jeff Mason NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigrat...

Immigration Foe Faces Tough Reelection Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an architect of the controversial Arizona law requiring state and local police to check the immigration sta...

Judge Refuses To Halt Restrictive Voter ID Order

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voters in Kansas and Arizona will have to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering to vote using the federal fo...

SCOTUS Decision Could Open The Door To Harsh Immigration Laws Elsewhere

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review a Nebraska city's ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the...

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...