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Pro-LGBT Measure Passes In Westboro Baptist's Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The city council of Topeka, Kan., home to the Westboro Baptist Church, on Tuesday night passed a measure to promote ways to end LGBT discrimination in...

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'Ultraconservative Utopia' Looks To Be First In Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over Kansas' appeals courts will have a new front next year as lawmakers take up legislation to lower the retirement age for appellate judge...

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LGBT Discrimination Ban Proposed In Hometown Of Westboro Baptist Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

A city councilman in the hometown of the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church wants to promote LGBT tolerance. Topeka City Councilman Chad M...

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Westboro Faces Big Fight In Backyard

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Over 2,000 people have signaled an intent to join a human shield in an attempt to block a Westboro Baptist Church protest of the funerals of two Topek...

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Tea Party's Shocking Family Values Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party group in Kansas is saying that a Democratic candidate for the state House of Representatives should not be elected because he does not hav...

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Dems Criticize 'Politically Timed' Tax Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are criticizing the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback (R) for sending out a brochure touting the state's new tax cuts days before ...

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Business Group's Mailers Link State Democrats To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kansas business group is characterizing local Democrats in state legislative races as President Barack Obama's closest allies in mail ...

Candidates Asked To Ban 'Home Abortion Kits'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

A national anti-abortion group is asking Kansas state legislative candidates if they favor a ban on "home abortion kits" and mandatory ultrasounds bef...

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Westboro Baptist Candidate Calls Sam Brownback 'Lacking On Moral Issues'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Jack Wu, the Westboro Baptist Church member running for the Kansas Board of Education, says that one of the nation's leading anti-abortion governors i...

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Kennedy Baby Boom?

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Gwyneth Paltrow had Apple, Madonna had Lourdes and now a new name may be trending for the daughters of the nation's young elected officials. The n...

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Lawmakers Surprising Final Action

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers may have worked through the weekend with no nap breaks, but the state remains the only one in the nation without a redistricting plan...

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Kansas Lawmakers Condemn U.N. Sustainability Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning the United Nations' Agenda 21 environmental acti...

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Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Anti-Abortion BIll

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Following more than two hours of emotional debate, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives passed a sweeping 69-page anti-abortion b...

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Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill Could Face Vote Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are gearing up for a possible fight over an abortion bill Friday, two days after the state Senate passed a bill allowing health-care ...

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Big Guns Behind Kansas Smokeless Tobacco Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would require state health officials to conduct a study about the health effects of smokeless tobac...

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GOP Lawmakers Allow Doctors, Pharmacists To Refuse Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives this week passed legislation making it easier for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to deny ab...

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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 ...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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'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...