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Lynn Jenkins

Lynn Jenkins Wins Midterm Election Race Against Margie Wakefield

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday. Jenkins defeated Democrat Margie Wakefield in the race to represent Kansas' 2nd cong...

Another GOP Lawmaker Misleads Public On Violence Against Women Act

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Another member of Congress is misleading constituents about past support for the Violence Against Women Act, a law whose protections Republicans allow...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Boost Well-Off Kids, Cut Out Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday to change a tax credit in a way that would add $115 billion to the deficit and hurt poorer par...

Michael McAuliff

Congress' Leaders Showed Exactly How Broken They Are In Just 10 Minutes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legendary coach Tommy Lasorda liked to kick dirt on umpires every now and then, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) noted Wednesd...

Why We Still Need a Feminist Agenda

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

GOP Rep Issues Stern 'American Dream' Warning

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) delivered the GOP's weekly address on Saturday, hammering at Senate Democrats over last week's increase in student loan rat...

Sam Stein

GOP Lawmaker Bemoans Sequestration Cuts To Head Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First they saved the meat inspectors, then the air traffic controllers. Then they lobbied for the Medicare patients being denied treatme...

GOP Congressman's Big Switch

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Mississippi who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid is now voting for the second round after having tou...

John Celock

One Time 'Porker Of The Month' Opposes Sandy Pork

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman from Kansas who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy relief and noted her opposition to "pork" in the bill was ...

John Celock

Tea Party Rise Blamed For 'Short-Sighted' Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Intramural Republican politics in Kansas could be behind the decision of the state's entire House delegation to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief Fr...

John Celock

Dems Accuse GOP Of Anti-'Kumbaya' Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

Following a debate that compared Kansas to New York City, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Friday passed a new congression...

Kansas Republicans Should Heed Bob Dole's Advice

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Bob Dole said today that the GOP needed get on board and stop fighting health insurance reform. Republicans must follow his advice, or continue down the path of no results, no leadership, and nothing but no.

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

GOP Women Shamelessly Accuse Dems of Being Anti-Woman

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the congresswomen want us to believe that Republicans are sticking up for women. But the fact is their party has consistently opposed providing families with better health care.

The Rest of Lynn Jenkins' Apology

Andy Stokan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Stokan

When I said, 'I hate that Uncle Tom' I was referring to my Dad's brother Thomas Crowley. He's a real bastard. But I never knew that his name was also a racial slur.

VIDEO: Kansans Laugh at Rep. Tiahrt's Health Reform Lies

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

It's been a barrel of laughs this summer for Kansas Republicans. However, instead of Rep. Lynn Jenkins laughing at uninsured constituents, we find v...

Tracking Rep. Lynn Jenkins' Many Failures -- JenkinsFail.com

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Laughing Lynn Jenkins is safely back in Washington this month after a string of nationally embarrassing stories, headlines, and videos.

VIDEO: Rep. Jenkins Caught Lying Again, Ms. Smith Speaks Out

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Rep. Lynn Jenkins' terrible awful no good very bad August is definitely extending into September. Elizabeth Smith, the uninsured single mother she laughed at, is now telling her story.

Who's Laughing Now? Turning the Tide on Rep. Lynn Jenkins!

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Rep. Lynn Jenkins' constituents are fed up with the embarrassing national headlines and her lack of leadership. The more time she spends in her district, the more voters have buyers remorse.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins Laughs Off Uninsured Single Mother (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins stood just a few feet away as a young mother expressed frustration at not being able to afford a doctor for her son, but Jenkin...

VIDEO: Rep. Jenkins Laughs at Uninsured Single Mother, Son

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

Lynn Jenkins is really making a name for herself this week. No, I'm not talking about her "great white hope" comments, but her incredibly cold response to a 27-year-old single mother without health insurance.

Sam Stein

GOP Rep. Behind "Great White Hope" Remark Voted For Bill With Same Phrase

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) took a bit of heat a few weeks ago for suggesting the GOP needed a "great white hope" to take on President Barack Obama in ...

For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.

GOP Rep.: Republicans Struggling To Find "Great White Hope" To Lead Them Back To Power

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OTTAWA, Kan. — A freshman Kansas congresswoman said Thursday that her remark about fellow Republicans seeking a "great white hope" was not a ref...