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Steve Morris

Republican Says GOP Governor Will 'Take Anybody Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner is accusing conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of doing anything it takes in an attempt to ...

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

'The National GOP Is A Mess'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national moderate Republican leader is urging fellow party members to stop donations to the Republican National Committee until their ...

John Celock

GOP Leader Says Party Needs To 'Be More Tolerant'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republican faction says that the GOP nationally needs to be more open to moderates, along with embracing ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Celebrate Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators concluded their fall forum here Friday by praising bipartisanship through a tribute to their former leade...

GOP Governor Says No To 'Obama Way', Dems Say Pay-To-Play

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) decision to headline a lobbyist-packed Republican Party fundraiser Monday evening is drawing criticism from state Demo...

John Celock

Ex-GOPer: 'Why Is The Republican Party Crucifying Other Republicans?'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A moderate Republican Kansas state senator said reports of a GOP planning meeting on the night of President Barack Obama's inauguration helped finaliz...

John Celock

Moderates Say Koch Brothers 'Ultraconservative Utopia' To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The leader of Kansas' moderate Republicans said three weeks of attack ads from conservative groups, including those with ties to the Koch b...

John Celock

Koch-Backed Candidates Win Big

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Conservative Republicans appeared to have won control of the Kansas state Senate in Tuesday's primary elections, settling the bitter civil war that ha...

Nate Willis

State Budget Crisis Outlined By New Report Draws Response From Government Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report has projected a $4 trillion shortfall for states and potentially dire consequences if they do not change their budget pract...

John Celock

'Reset Button' Pushed On State's Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Kansas politics is in chaos Friday after a federal court redrew state legislative district lines, "pushing a re-set button" on the state's political s...

GOP Election Official Defends Voter ID

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) defended the state's new voter identification law as a way to prevent election fraud during a stop in Wichit...

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...