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  • 8-year-old Troy girl killed when she loses control of car she was driving

    11/23/2015 4:09:50 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Topeka Capitol-Journal ^ | 11/23/15 | Phil Anderson
    An 8-year-old girl who was behind the wheel of a car — with her grandfather in a passenger seat — was killed Sunday afternoon when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the young victim as Cadence Orcutt, of Troy. According to the patrol’s website, the crash occurred at 4:48 p.m. Sunday at 175th and Peck Road, about 2 miles west of Wathena. The patrol said Cadence was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt west on 175th when she lost control of the car and overcorrected to the left. The car then...
  • KU Grad Students Demand Prof Firing (SJWs Jacobins Strike Again)

    11/23/2015 7:20:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    I know you must be sick and tired by now of hearing about the ongoing Social Justice Warrior irruptions on college campuses, but it is important to keep track of them, at least the worst ones. Over the weekend, a professor (whose ID I confirmed) wrote to me to say: Have you seen this? These little fascists are going to destroy this young woman’s academic career.
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Oklahoma, Kansas

    11/19/2015 3:11:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/15
    A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early on Thursday, with reports the temblor was felt in neighboring Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1:42 a.m. quake's epicenter was centered 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma. It had a depth of 3.8 miles (6.2 km). The early morning quake was felt as far away as Wichita, Kansas, about 107 miles (172 km) to the north, according to media reports. It was unclear if there was any damage or injuries. Kansas Emergency Management could not immediately be reached for comment.
  • Student leaders who didn't 'proclaim that Black Lives Matter' face impeachment [Thoughtcrime]

    11/18/2015 12:17:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/18/2015 | Peter Fricke
    Students and alumni of the University of Kansas are coming to the defense of three student government executives who are facing impeachment on charges that they were not sufficiently enthusiastic in their support of a student-led diversity ultimatum. Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George, and Chief of Staff Adam Moon are all facing demands that they resign by Wednesday or face impeachment proceedings after the Student Executive Committee voted 6-3 Friday in favor of a no-confidence vote against them, according to Huffpost. “Together, we must find solutions now that allow our school to combat racism...
  • Final Community Conversation focuses on using personal pronouns in classroom and social settings

    11/17/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The University Daily Kansan (Student Newspaper) ^ | November 16, 2015 | by Lara Korte
    About 20 students and faculty gathered on Monday afternoon for the third and final Community Conversation of the semester. The event, 'He Said, She Said, Ze Said,' was geared toward discussing personal pronoun usage in classroom and social settings. The conversation began by showing a video that talked about respect, safety and resources for LGBTQ+ students on college campuses. A major focus of the video was transgender respect and safety in classroom settings. 'We just want you to advance in the direction that accommodates and addresses the needs of a changing demographic of students,' they said. The Community Conversation also...
  • Special snowflake syndrome spreads to University of Kansas and beyond

    11/17/2015 7:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Is anyone really surprised? In what is quickly beginning to look like a bad case of copycat hysteria, yet another American campus of higher learning has produced an uprising. It’s taken root among students who find certain people to be insufficiently enthusiastic about their agenda and they are calling for the removal of people from their positions and staging hunger strikes. This time it’s at the University of Kansas and the targets aren’t the school administration, but the elected student council. (HuffPo)
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • KANSAS CITY NO RIOT, NO ARRESTS ... After Royals Victory

    11/03/2015 9:17:25 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies ^ | 11/2/2015
    There were no burned out cars in Kansas City this morning ... in fact, it's been a regular sleepy Monday with cops telling TMZ Sports the city was VERY well behaved after the World Series last night. A rep for the KC Police Department tell us there were ZERO World Series-related arrests after the Royals won the crown ... a HUGE difference from the scene in San Francisco one year ago. As we previously reported, SF was a war zone when the Giants won in 2014 -- with 40 total arrests, 9 police cars damaged, 3 officers injured and 2...
  • Kansas joins Texas, Louisiana in lawsuit over Obamacare tax

    10/24/2015 7:19:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    TJC Newspaper ^ | 10/24/15 | Bill Blare
    **SNIP** Joined by Louisiana and Kansas, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Obama administration Thursday seeking to overturn a fee imposed under the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit seeks a refund of that amount and an order prohibiting future collections of the fee. Paxton says this is functionally an unconstitutional tax on the states in order to fund the insolvent Obamacare mandate. Brownback said, The federal government is threatening to cut $1.6 billion of federal Medicaid funding affecting more than 400,000 Kansans in need unless Kansas pays millions of dollars in taxes to the federal government to support Obamacare....
  • Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat

    10/24/2015 12:47:14 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 18 replies
    Bloomberg News | 10/23/2015 | Matthew Philips : Link Only, per outdated copyright law.
  • Islam comes to Kansas: The American Heartland is Being Colonized and Most Don't Even Know it

    10/22/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2015 | Carol Brown
    The Muslim conquest of America continues apace. And some unexpected places are being heavily colonized. Case in point: Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is a “preferred community” for “refugee resettlement,” which makes it an epicenter for invaders. (To see who the outside contractors are who rake in money as they facilitate this disaster, see here.) So let me give you a brief tour of Wichita, Kansas, in the heartland of America. As reported at World Net Daily: The Wichita school district…is now trying to cope with a new influx of immigrants from Central America and the Middle East. The new arrivals...
  • Wichita State U Changes Chapel to Appease Muslims

    10/09/2015 3:41:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | october 8, 2015 | faye higbee
    The marginalization of Christianity is on a runaway train in America.Wichita StateUniversity renovatedits chapel toaccommodate Muslims. In the process, Christian-related objects wereremoved. The backlash was furious. In May, workers removed Christian itemslike the pews, and the altar ..whichhave been given the boot. And thathas not set well with alumnimanyof whom are donors to the University. Chairs have been set up to replace the pews and make room for Muslim prayer rugs. If they wanted to provide a place for Muslims, why didnt they just give them a separate place? Because Muslims want dominance. The Schools Student Body President is claimingislamophobia...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • The Iran Deal Was Not Signed by Iran or Anyone Else

    09/18/2015 2:14:45 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The Nuclear Iran Deal that is at the epicenter of a Congressional battle and the focus of so much attention for months is not actually any deal at all, as not one of the parties, including any representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has signed the Agreement. This morning, Sept. 18, Cong. Mike Pompeo (R-KS-04) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. In that letter Pompeo informed the Secretary that while reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Nuclear Iran Deal), he noted that there are no signatures on the so-called final Agreement. Without signatures, there can...
  • At Trump rally, Republicans experience Obama-sized crowd, excitement

    09/15/2015 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2015 | By BYRON YORK
    That's not what the crowd wanted. "I like the fact that he's not afraid to speak up," said Cheryl Surber, of Ft. Worth. "He's saying a lot of things that a lot of people want to have said that no Republican has had the male parts, so to speak, to say." "He has energy, he's exciting. I know he's got a big mouth, but people are willing to overlook that big mouth because we feel like he's going to get things done," said Mary Downing, of Dallas, who said she voted for Obama twice. All in all, it was a...
  • Free Speech Can't Be Trumped By Title IX -- But College Officials Use It That Way

    09/15/2015 7:22:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 14, 2015 | George Leef
    When federal politicians passed the Higher Education Act, they thought they were only going to help good students who couldnt otherwise afford college to attend. They did not think about possible unintended consequences like making college far more expensive, undermining academic standards, or giving federal bureaucrats leverage to dictate to colleges and universities. But all of that has happened. Im going to focus on that last consequencethe way federal intervention in higher education has empowered bureaucrats to whittle away at free speech on (and even off) campus. A strange case involving a student at the University of Kansas illustrates...
  • House passes resolution saying Obama ignored law on Iran deal

    09/10/2015 9:46:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/10/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    The House on Thursday approved a resolution aimed at laying the legal groundwork to prevent President Obama from lifting U.S. sanctions on Iran until lawmakers get to see the full text of the "roadmap" that governs how Tehran accounts for its past nuclear work. In a party-line 245-186 vote, members passed the resolution by Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. The non-binding measure declares that Obama has not met the requirements of a law enacted in May giving Congress the opportunity to review any nuclear deal with Iran. Lack of access to the roadmap "makes it impossible for a

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obamas nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • House GOP to postpone vote on Iran after member revolt (fight over secret side deals)

    09/09/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/15 11:45 AM EDT | Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong
    House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives. The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy. "We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a GOP leadership aide said. The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote. GOP leaders had to change...
  • Revolt: Boehner delays House vote .. Update: New GOP plan in the works

    09/09/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Todays vote has now been delayed and the House GOP caucus will meet at 4 p.m. to find a way forward because John Boehner once again miscalculated the degree of support he had in his own caucus .Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has...
  • A side agreement could void the Iran deal

    09/06/2015 6:02:26 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/2015 | Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Jr
    Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Washington Post ..... "But the president has not given Congress a key side agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This document describes how key questions about the past military dimensions of Irans nuclear program will be resolved, as well as the precise operational parameters of the verification regime to which Tehran will be subject."
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speakers roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • GOP Leaders Weigh Pulling Iran Disapproval Resolution

    09/09/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 9/9/15 | Matt Fuller
    Faced with a potential mutiny on a procedural vote to bring up a disapproval resolution on the Iran nuclear agreement, House GOP leadership is considering delaying the anti-deal vote and taking up different legislation stating that the president has not held up his side of the bargain. GOP leaders emerged from the Republican Conferences weekly meeting Wednesday morning expressing some uncertainty about whether they should proceed with the anti-deal resolution. We had a very healthy conversation with our members this morning, Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters. Certainly some interest amongst the ideas offered by [Rep. Mike] Pompeo and [Rep....
  • House Republicans revolt against Iran vote

    09/09/2015 9:28:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 9/9/15 | Jake Sherman
    House Republican leaders are facing a revolt by GOP lawmakers over plans to vote on a measure to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal. Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders got an earful Wednesday morning from lawmakers who say President Barack Obama has not disclosed so-called "side deals" between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, and therefore is crosswise with the law that gives Congress review power over the accord. GOP leaders are likely to change their approach Wednesday, and are now considering a vote on Rep. Peter Roskam's (R-Ill.) resolution that would delay a disapproval vote because...
  • DOD Sec. Says Gitmo Terrorists Need Indefinite Lockup as Obama Tries Closing Prison

    09/04/2015 11:39:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2015
    While President Obama works to deliver on his longtime promise to close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his Defense Secretary offers a jolt of reality; around half of the detaineesthe worlds most dangerous terroristsneed to be locked up indefinitely. So what are the commander-in-chiefs plans for the radical Islamic jihadists currently incarcerated in the top-security compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba? The all-star terrorist roster includes 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al-Qaeda terrorist charged...
  • Obama Punishes Kansas for De-Funding Planned Parenthood by Cutting Its Title X Funding

    08/28/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 26, 2015
    The Obama administration has punished the state of Kansas for cutting taxpayer funds for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by cutting its federal Title X funding by the same amount. The moves comes at the same time the abortion giant is facing intense criticism over its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. In 2011, pro-life Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs. The Kansas Senate passed the measure on a 28-10 vote and the state...
  • Wichita police release name in deadly officer-involved shooting

    08/24/2015 4:14:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 8-24-15 | Anne Meyer
    Wichita police release more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and an officer hurt. Interim Chief Nelson Mosley said the driver who was killed was 26-year old Nicholas Garner and described the chain of events beginning Saturday at 10:10 p.m. He said that is when the officer made a traffic stop on a silver Prius on W. Kellogg Drive. Mosley said the officer was speaking through an open door of the Prius, when the driver put the vehicle in drive. "Investigators believe that the officer may have tried to stop Mr. Garner from driving to leave...
  • KS: Owner reportedly shoots at burglar; Suspect arrested

    08/22/2015 4:37:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Greg Palmer; Nick Viviani
    He said when the burglar started to come toward the owner, he fired a single shot into the ground to stop his advance. The suspect then ran west, got into a pick up with another suspect and took off. Police later found the get-away vehicle in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. After a short pursuit and foot chase, two men were taken in for questioning and one of whom, Marks, was detained. All stolen items were returned to the victim. The TPD said they are still investigating.
  • Halperin: Hillary 'Great Public Servant, Extraordinarily Strong Candidate'

    08/17/2015 5:59:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know those super-fast-talking disclaimers run at the end of some ads? The kind of CYA things the lawyers force the advertisers to say? That's what Mark Halperin's pro forma praise of Hillary on today's Morning Joe brought to mind. Halperin first ripped Hillary's campaign as the most "unresponsive to basic questions" he's ever dealt with, and reported that "elite Democrats" are worried about being stuck with scandal-ridden Hillary as their candidate. But Halperin apparently felt obliged to include this bit of posterior-protecting pablum: "she's still an extraordinarily strong candidate, she's a great public servant. She's, I think, right now,...
  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • U.S. military looks into moving some Guantanamo detainees to military sites: media [w/in CONUS]

    08/15/2015 11:21:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/15/15
    The U.S. Department of Defense is sending a team to military installations in Kansas and South Carolina to investigate the possibility of relocating some Guantanamo Bay prisoners to U.S. soil, media outlets reported on Saturday. Fox News and CNN said the Pentagon on Friday notified the U.S. Congress that the team was already visiting the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and would then survey the naval brig at Charleston, South Carolina, in the coming weeks. Republicans, who control Congress, swiftly condemned the idea of moving detainees into the United States and close to major military posts, according to Fox...
  • Kansas City JCC tragedies: Murder and Steve Israels blood libel

    04/14/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Eric Golub
    On the day before Jews prepared to begin their sacred holiday of Passover, a pair of horrible events cast a pall over the Jewish community. The Kansas Jewish Community Center became a tragic scene when a gunman opened fire. The gunmans rampage also took him to the nearby retirement community of Village Shalom. The word shalom in Hebrew has three meanings. It translates to hello, goodbye, and peace. Now three innocent Americans were forced to say goodbye to the world. For their families, there will be no more peace. Hours before the shooting took place, another hateful individual was engaging...
  • Batboy, 9, Dies After Being Struck by Warmup Swing During Baseball Game in Kansas

    08/03/2015 7:13:09 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 29 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 3, 2015 | CNN Wire
    A 9-year-old who was hit with a bat during a baseball game in Kansas over the weekend has died. Kaiser Carlile, a batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays team, was accidentally struck Saturday at a National Baseball Congress World Series game. With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening, the team said in a statement. Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers. Kaiser was a batboy for the team, which is a summer league for college...
  • UPDATE: Taco Bell fires worker for writing "PIG" on officer's fast-food order

    08/02/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KAKE ^ | 8/2/15
    UPDATE: Taco Bell has fired an employee that left an insensitive remark on an order of an officer and his fianc. The company apologizes for the workers behavior and says theyre moving forward to correct the situation.Jeff Graves, senior director of operations for Taco Bell, said the worker was let go from the job. The worker wrote PIG on to-go orders for the couple Saturday night in Newton.We do not share the same belief or view as the employee whatsoever, Graves said. Our company, Taco Bell, has always been pro-law enforcement, military. Weve always supported the police in our community....
  • Troy Newman Responds to Cecile Richards Vituperative Attacks

    07/28/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS On Sunday, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood appeared on ABC News where she was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos. Rather than answering the questions Mr. Stephanopoulos asked, Richards attempted to deflect by making false statements against those behind the videos that were recently released by the Center for Medical Progress. While Richards did not mention any names, she obviously was referring to Troy Newman, who is one of three members of the CMP Board of Directors. Richards said: The folks behind this, in fact, are part of the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement that has...
  • Pro-lifers' arguments ignored in court (Kansas)

    07/28/2015 12:58:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    Kansas pro-life residents are waiting to see how long one judge can delay pro-life laws. At this point it's not just the babies, but also the women, who are paying a price. The Kansas attorney general's office is trying to get one judge to move on a lawsuit filed by abortionists to prevent implementation of a new law that would establish minimum health and safety standards for abortion clinics. It's been held up in court since 2012. Kathy Ostrowski of Kansans for Life tells OneNewsNow attorneys went back to the same court after waiting three years for movement.
  • Obamas secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, Oh no, of course not, no, youre not going to get to see those. And so everybody on our side of the table asked, Has Secretary Kerry seen these? No, Secretary Kerry hasnt seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them. It turns out that only the two parties the IAEA and Iran get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • What Kerry and Obama Tried to Keep from Congress and the Public

    07/24/2015 6:49:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    This week brought the stunning news that Senator Tom Cotton and Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) had discovered, during a meeting with IAEA officials, the existence of secret side deal between the IAEA and Tehran a side deal that will not, like the main nuclear agreement, be shared with Congress. So critics of the agreement were understandably eager to hear an explanation from Secretary of State John Kerry when he and other senior administration officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. The hearing produced a new bombshell: In its investigation of Irans past nuclear-weapons-related work, the IAEA...
  • Lawmakers: Thousands Of Violent Felons To Be Released In November Under New Sentencing Guidelines

    07/22/2015 3:58:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    dc ^ | 07/22/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Thousands of dangerous federal prison inmates will be released in November as a result of the U.S. Sentencing Commissions decision to lower federal sentencing for all drug trafficking and distribution crimes, two Republican lawmakers warned Tuesday. According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the release will include inmates with violent criminal histories who committed crimes involving assault, firearms, and even murder. ... the Sentencing Commission has estimated that 46,376 prisoners are eligible for early release under Amendment 782 with nearly 8,000 offenders eligible for immediate release on November 1, 2015.
  • IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Wont Be Shared with Congress

    07/22/2015 6:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the U.S. public. One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the...
  • Navy to name new ship after Kansas City

    07/22/2015 6:38:02 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    KMBC ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Kris Ketz
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Monday that a new ship will be named the USS Kansas City. The ship will be the next Independence variant littoral combat ship, a type designed for a variety of missions that include mine warfare, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. It will be 419 feet long and can travel up to 40 knots. It will be built in Mobile, Alabama. A similar ship, the USS Independence, is shown above. Mabus made the announcement at Kauffman Stadium before the Royals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A Navy replenishment oiler was also named after...
  • Brownback calls on Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to investigate Planned Parenthood

    07/21/2015 7:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday called on the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to investigate the states Planned Parenthood facilities following the release of two videos accusing Planned Parenthood of selling body parts from aborted fetuses. An official from a regional chapter of Planned Parenthood responded that Kansas facilities dont participate in a tissue-donating program. Last week, the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released a hidden video purporting to show Deborah Nucatola, a senior director of medical research for Planned Parenthood, discussing how to abort fetuses in a manner that preserves tissue and organs for medical research.
  • Kansas Judge Blocks Pro-Life Law for Oversight of Abortion Clinics for a Second Time

    07/20/2015 6:07:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Kathy Ostrowski
    With a refusal to rule late Friday afternoon, a local judge continues to thwart state oversight of abortion facilities as permitted under the pivotal 1992 Plaanned Parenthoood v. Casey U.S. Supreme Court ruling. To the consternation of pro-lifers, the 2011 Kansas abortion clinic licensure law remains blocked in the Topeka court of District Judge Franklin Theis. On Friday afternoon, Judge Theis denied the state of Kansas request that he rule on whether the law discriminated against women, as alleged by the litigants, the Overland Park Center for Womens Health [CWH]. Attorney Sarah Warner, representing the office of Attorney General Derek...
  • Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Brags: Our City Is No Longer Majority White

    07/17/2015 3:29:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | july 16, 2015 | jim hoft
    Kansas City, Kansas mayor Mark Hollan bragged during a speech this week at the annual La Raza Convention that his city is no longer a majority white town. Hooray! The mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, in an address to the radical socialist organization National Council of La Raza, bragged that his city is no longer majority white and the citys schools now have students who speak 62 different languages. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Kansas City, Kansas, was 52 percent white. But in a speech before the La Raza National Affiliates Luncheon earlier this week in Kansas City, Mayor...
  • Kansas Governor: State Cant Punish Religious Groups Over Same-Sex Marriage Objections [Other Govs?]

    07/07/2015 10:14:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2015 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    Kansas Governor: State Cant Punish Religious Groups Over Same-Sex Marriage Objections By Sandhya Somashekhar July 7 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday issued an executive order asserting that clergy and religious organizations cannot be penalized by the state for refusing to recognize or provide services for a same-sex marriage. The order comes nearly two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, paving the way for gay couples to marry across the country. It is the latest sign that the battle has shifted to the issue of religious liberties, and how much...