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  • Pat Roberts’ foe begins to close the gap in Kansas

    07/30/2014 4:52:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/30/2014 | TARINI PARTI
    Less than a week before primary day, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is still ahead, but he has a real race on his hands against a tea party challenger the establishment had largely written off months ago. The three-term incumbent is losing ground in polls, as he spends big on the airwaves to fight off the image of a Washington insider who lives in suburban Virginia and stays with campaign donors during his infrequent visits back home. Meanwhile, Milton Wolf, a radiologist who had never run for office, is inching closer, despite being wrapped up in a scandal after posting...
  • Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned

    07/26/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 46 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | July 25, 2014 | Amy Renee Leiker
    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita’s most notorious crime sprees. The state’s high court in separate rulings issued Friday unanimously struck down three of each man’s four capital murder convictions in the Dec. 15, 2000, execution-style killings of four people in a snow-covered soccer field. A remaining capital murder conviction for each man was upheld by the court, but the death sentence connected to it was vacated after a 6-1 majority said the district court judge who presided over the brothers’ trial...
  • One arrested after baby dies in hot car in S. Wichita

    07/25/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    KWCH ^ | July 25, 2014 | Angela Smith
    Wichita police say a 10-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car for two to two and a half hours Thursday afternoon. The girl was found dead at around 6:40 pm in the 1500 block of S. Topeka. Police say the girl's 29-year-old foster father picked her up from a babysitter at around 4:00 in the afternoon. They returned to the home along with a five-year-old child. Police say, somehow, the child was left behind in the car as the 29-year-old and the 5-year-old went inside. The foster father's partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent,...
  • Kansas court overturns Carr brothers' death sentences

    07/25/2014 1:04:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    kake.com ^ | july 25, 2014
    The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field in 2000. The state Supreme Court on Friday also struck down three of the four capital murder conviction each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. But it upheld one capital murder conviction each. Their cases will return to Sedgwick County District Court for further hearings and a new sentencing. The court's majority overturned the death sentences because, it said, the presiding judge failed to have separate proceedings for...
  • Poll Shows U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Getting Closer

    07/25/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 7/24/14
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new poll released by KSN-TV in Wichita shows the U.S. Senate race in Kansas could be close. The poll, conducted by Survey USA shows Democrat Chad Taylor within 5% points of three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. The poll shows Roberts leading at 38%. Taylor has 33%. “This poll simply confirms what we’re hearing as we visit with real Kansans throughout the state -- they are ready for new blood,” said Taylor. “Our message isn’t being heard by raising million dollar war chests or polluting the TV with insulting campaign ads. I’ve abandoned the political playbook...
  • Roberts touts farm expertise as Wolf criticizes ad (keep those subsidies/payoffs flowing!)

    07/25/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 7/24/14
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is touting his expertise in agriculture policy as he runs for re-election in the nation's leading wheat-producing state, and tea party challenger Milton Wolf's campaign accused him Thursday of trying to exploit geographical tensions with a new radio ad in western Kansas. The 60-second spot, which began this week and will run until the Aug. 5 Republican primary, says Wolf doesn't understand agriculture and can't be counted upon to defend federal subsidies for crop insurance. The ad describes Wolf, a Leawood radiologist, as living "right next to Missouri" and says he "just doesn't...
  • New poll shows Roberts barrrrely ahead of Democrat Taylor (electable establishment candidates?)

    07/25/2014 5:25:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Steve Kraske
    Here’s why incumbent politicians hate competitive primaries: They only hurt poll numbers. A new poll from SurveyUSA for KSN-TV in Wichita showed Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts leading Democrat Chad Taylor in a November general-election matchup by 38-33 percent. Check that out again: 38-33 percent. Here’s a question: When’s the last time a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate has been within the margin of error in any race going back decades? Remember that no Democrat has won a Kansas Senate race since 1932. That’s the longest such streak in the nation. Independent candidate Greg Orman took 14 percent — that’s...
  • Huckabee endorses Roberts in Kansas Senate race

    07/25/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    <p>TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has endorsed Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts as he battles an aggressive GOP primary challenge from tea party candidate Milton Wolf.</p> <p>Huckabee announced his endorsement Thursday. He described Roberts as a conservative warrior and said he's fought tirelessly for lower taxes and federal government spending.</p>
  • Kansas Livestock Association backs Kobach challenger in primary

    07/24/2014 3:11:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | BRAD COOPER
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s push to get tough on illegal immigration has apparently cost him the support of ranchers. The Kansas Livestock Association has come out in support of Kobach’s Republican challenger Scott Morgan in the Aug. 5 primary. The group says Kobach strays beyond the traditional roles of secretary of state by taking up issues such as immigration and blocking federal environmental protections of the lesser prairie chicken.
  • Letter: Elect anyone but Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate

    07/21/2014 5:55:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Dale Crafts
    I believe government at the national level is not going to get any better until the congressional good old boys’ club is shut down and closed for good. The antique fossils in both chambers are not the solution to today’s problems. They are a big part of the problem. I ask you to vote for anyone running for the U.S. Senate other than Sen. Pat Roberts. Forty-seven years in office have kept him overpaid and underworked. DALE CRAFTS, Topeka
  • Kansas US Sen. Milton Wolf running against 47 year incumbent Pat Roberts in Republican Primary 08/05

    07/20/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 47 replies
    Senate Conservatives ^ | July 20, 2014 | Steelers6
    A new poll shows conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) surging in the Republican primary against incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The survey shows Roberts with only a 42-30 lead over Wolf, which is a stunning 21-point drop since the last poll taken three weeks ago! Dr. Milton Wolf's message of limited government, personal freedom, economic liberty, and respect for the Constitution is resonating with voters.
  • Milton Wolf walks the tea party talk in Kansas Senate race

    07/19/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 7/19/14 | Scott Canon
    OSAGE CITY, Kan. — Milton Wolf reminds voters, without fail, that he’s new to politics. Yet he performs as if born to the trade. Ready with a smile. Just-right firmness on the handshake teamed always with just-folks patter. Good looks eclipsed only by those of the wife and kids. And above all, the Senate hopeful remains ever eager to share his conviction that the nation’s founders got it right and those guys in Washington today consistently get things wrong. He thinks they’ve been getting it wrong for about a century. As for long-serving fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, well,...
  • Roberts won't debate Wolf before Kansas primary

    07/19/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts won't debate tea party challenger Milton Wolf ahead of the state's Aug. 5 Republican primary. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns said Friday that Wolf has failed to outline positions beyond what Towns called vague rhetoric and false attacks on the senator. Wolf campaign spokesman Ben Hartman said it's unbecoming for Roberts to duck debates and noted that Roberts previously had promised publicly to have them. The 78-year-old Roberts is seeking his fourth, six-year term in the Senate. Wolf is a 43-year-old radiologist making his first run for...
  • Something BIG Is Happening In Kansas (Wolf surging against Roberts)

    07/19/2014 8:25:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    A new poll shows conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) surging in the Republican primary against incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The survey shows Roberts with only a 42-30 lead over Wolf, which is a stunning 21-point drop since the last poll taken three weeks ago! Dr. Milton Wolf's message of limited government, personal freedom, economic liberty, and respect for the Constitution is resonating with voters. He can win this race if the grassroots rise up and work together to inform Kansas Republicans of the choice they have on August 5th. SCA TV Ad - "Rarely"That's why we launched a massive TV...
  • Make Them Listen Protest (Vanity)

    07/19/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT · by demshateGod · 15 replies
    Me
    There were about 6 or so at the protest in Lawrence, Kansas. People honked their horns and waved (often with just one finger). The police got a few complaints that we were hanging over the side. He didn't want to make us leave and said we could stay until 12:30. Most of the responses were positive and I think it was encouraging. I met some great people. I was amazed at how many people are so disrespectful. This is a small city and I'm sure I'll interact with those people again. Am I supposed to be respectful to them? I...
  • Former Ky. Democratic operative using Ky. campaign tactics in Kansas governor's race

    07/17/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/17/2014 | Nick Storm
    Jason Perkey cut his teeth in politics working campaigns in the Bluegrass and now the Louisville, Kentucky native is applying the lessons he learned from his time in the state to the Kansas governor’s race. Perkey, who is the executive director for the Kansas Democratic Party, is applying a strategy first implemented in the 2011 re-election campaign of Governor Steve Beshear in Kentucky. Democrats in Kansas launched a secretive mass endorsement of high profile former and elected Republican officials which has the GOP in the state off message and striking out at one another. More than 100 Republican officials endorsed...
  • GOP Ex-Lawmakers Endorse Dem Candidate Over Kansas Gov. Brownback

    07/15/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 7/15/14 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Several Republican former Kansas officials have endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis over GOP incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback. Republicans for Kansas Values, a group of more than 100 former lawmakers and GOP officials, including two former lieutenant governors and a former congresswoman, announced their support for Davis on Tuesday. “All of us are proud Republicans. We came together because of our common love of Kansas, our commitment to Kansas families, and our belief in moderate, commonsense leadership,” former state Sen. Wint Winter said in a statement for the group. "We are deeply concerned by the direction Sam Brownback is taking...
  • GOP moderates revolt in Kansas (not exactly "big tent" people are they?)

    07/15/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/15/14 | Manu Raju
    WICHITA, Kan. — Moderate Republicans have been kicked around by the tea party for years in Congress and the states. Here in Kansas, they’re fighting back. A moderate GOP uprising is in full swing against Gov. Sam Brownback, the fierce fiscal and social conservative whose policies led to a purge of middle-of-the-road Republicans from the legislature early in his tenure. In a rare and surprising act of political defiance on Tuesday, more than 100 Republicans, including current and former officeholders, endorsed Brownback’s opponent, statehouse Democratic leader Paul Davis. Polls show the challenger with a surprisingly strong shot at taking out...
  • Man Kills His Unborn Child By Tricking Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Drug in Her Pancakes

    07/14/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Four months after a New York man was arrested for slipping abortion pills into his girlfriend’s body after sex, causing the death of the couple’s unborn child, another man is being tried for a similar crime.A Kansas man has killed his girlfriend’s unborn baby by crushing up an abortion causing drug and baking it into a pancake, which he then gave to her to eat. 30-year-old Scott Bollig is being held for trial after two days of preliminary hearings.Police say that the drug involved is mifepristone. Mifepristone, sometimes referred to as RU-486, is commonly given in abortion clinics to kill...
  • Brady Campaign Sues to Prevent Kansas from Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

    07/13/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 9, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence filed suit against Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt over a state law--the Second Amendment Protection Act--that "makes it a felony to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Kansas."
  • Pat Roberts' On-Air Gaffe Sparks Primary Foe's Challenge

    07/11/2014 6:33:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    News Max ^ | July 11 2014 | News Max
    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show. "Every time I get an opponent — uh, I mean, every time I get a chance — I'm home," Roberts said during the KCMO interview. That's just Milton Wolf's point. The tea party-backed challenger for the GOP nomination has been casting the third-term senator as a Washington politician who has lost touch with his constituents. The charge is a potent one already in the 2014 midterm elections: It was a key factor in the ouster last month of House...
  • PAT ROBERTS ON TEA PARTY'S CHALLENGE OF HIM: 'I MIGHT BE NEXT'

    07/09/2014 1:42:35 PM PDT · by bkopto · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) told Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) that he may be the next victim of the anti-incumbent Tea Party mood sweeping America with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this year, Politico’s Manu Raju reports. “I might be next,” a “deadly serious” Roberts told Corker on a ride on the underground senate subway, Roberts recounted in an interview with Politico’s Raju in Kansas. “You never know.” Roberts was referring to how Dave Brat beat Cantor using an anti-incumbency style that Roberts’ current conservative primary opponent, Dr. Milton Wolf, is following. Wolf—President Barack Obama’s second cousin—has...
  • NH Man Leads Saline Co. Deputies On Bizarre Chase

    07/08/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WIBW.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Viviani
    SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) -- The Saline County Sheriff's Office was inolved in a bizarre, 43-minute chase Saturday morning. It began when a deputy clocked a passing car on Interstate 70, travelling at over 90 mph. The deputy began pursuit of the driver as he traveled west towards Salina. The car was spraypainted with derogatory statements about law enforcement. The suspect was able to drive around spikes that were set up at the junction of I-70 and Highway 81. Eventually, the suspect drove into a soybean field. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says the suspect then drove the car in circles for 40...
  • Kansas was supposed to be the GOP’s tax-cut paradise. Now it can barely pay its bills.

    07/08/2014 11:31:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    VOX ^ | 07/08/2014 | Andrew Prokop
    In 2012, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed a massive tax cut into law, arguing that it would boost the state's economy. Eventually, he hoped to eliminate individual income taxes entirely. "Our place, Kansas, will show the path, the difficult path, for America to go in these troubled times," he said. National conservative activists raved. Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform said Kansas was "the story of the next decade." The Cato Institute praised Brownback's "impressive" tax cuts and gave him an "A" on fiscal policy. And the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol said that, if reelected, Brownback would be "a...
  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/03/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Debra Heine
    Appearing on a Kansas City local radio talk show on KCMO Thursday morning, Senator Pat Roberts made a verbal gaffe that plays right into his primary opponent's main talking point against him. Reports show that Roberts spends very little time his home state of Kansas - less than 100 days using official funds over the course of two years, an issue his opponent, radiologist, Dr. Milton Wolfe has capitalized on. "After 47 years in Washington, it's clear that Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," Wolf said back in May. "How else do you explain Roberts wanting to spend...
  • Kobach, Morgan tangle over definition of real Republican

    07/01/2014 6:44:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | Tim Carpenter
    Secretary of State Kris Kobach mockingly recommended that Republican primary challenger Scott Morgan alter his party affiliation before the deadline. "It's about truth in advertising," Kobach said. "If a candidate says he is a Republican, voters ought to be able to trust that he will take Republican positions on a majority of issues." (SNIP) "It makes as much sense to say he's a Republican as it would to say I'm a Democrat," said Kobach, who resides in Piper. "He's more liberal than the Democrat in this race."
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • Woman documents final five months with her husband in emotional videos and photographs as he is dep

    06/30/2014 8:27:37 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2014 | Joel Christie
    Woman documents final five months with her husband in emotional videos and photographs as he is deported from the US back to his native BangladeshA Kansas woman whose marriage has been ripped apart by her husband's deportation has documented her journey of saying goodbye to the love of her life.Madina Salaty, 45, married Zunu Zunaid, 37, in 2011.When they met at a bar in Lawrence he told her he was trying to fight a deportation order.Zunaid, from Bangladesh, moved to Kansas on a student visa in 1994 to study petroleum engineering, according to The Washington Post...However during junior year, his...
  • Yes, if You Cut Taxes, You Get Less Tax Revenue (anti-KS fail)

    06/29/2014 2:14:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Josh Barro
    Kansas has a problem. In April and May, the state planned to collect $651 million from personal income tax. But instead, it received only $369 million. In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large and rather unusual income tax cut. It was expected to reduce state tax revenue by more than 10 percent, and Gov. Sam Brownback said it would create “tens of thousands of jobs.” In part, the tax cut worked in the typical way, by cutting tax rates and increasing the standard deduction. But Kansas also eliminated tax on various kinds of income, including income described commonly—and sometimes misleadingly—as...
  • Update From Mississippi [TPX]

    06/27/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 27, 2014 | Taylor Budowich
             Update from Mississippi Patriots, I am sorry it has taken me so long to give you an update, but things in Mississippi have been fluid and there is a lot to dig through. What we know right now is nefarious campaign tactics, employed by incumbent Senator Thad Cochran's campaign, were undeniably responsible for Cochran's victory Tuesday night. This includes using race-baiting that encourages liberal Democrats to swing a Republican Primary election- but that's just the start of it. As our friend Chris McDaniel has said, "There is nothing they won't do to hold onto power." It's true....
  • Daughter of Abortion Activist charged with murder of 3 year old child.

    06/21/2014 10:29:17 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/20/2014 | Mark Gietzen
    " this murdered child is the granddaughter of the late Candy Krueger, a once vile and mean-spirited pro-abortion escort (deathscort) who died in 2005, at the age of 51, most likely from suicide. (Candy’s cause of death has never been published to my knowledge. However, within a month prior to her death, Candy had repeatedly mentioned suicide in her arguments and verbal exchanges with pro-life volunteers, in ways that made it clear that she was thinking about suicide.)
  • Grouse hits 400,000 Acres Out of Energy Production

    06/21/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 20, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    The federal government’s decision to ban energy development across a wide swath of Colorado and eastern Utah to protect the Gunnison sage grouse habitat has raised concerns the action would inflict economic damage. Although the Obama administration was not expected to make its decision as to whether the bird warrants the endangered listing until November, the Bureau of Land Management’s decision this week effectively puts an oil, gas and coal moratorium on 400,000 acres – roughly 90 acres per bird. The final decision was “pushed back until after the election, because when people understand the impact on jobs, people get...
  • Kansas to Allow Concealed Guns in Statehouse

    06/19/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Winfield Daily Courier ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 05:00GMT | John Hanna (AP)
    TOPEKA — Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July because legislative leaders on Thursday refused to exercise the power granted to them by state law to prevent it. The change is part of a measure enacted last year, aimed at allowing holders of concealed carry permits to take their weapons into more public buildings. That law said top lawmakers could block Capitol visitors from carrying concealed if they acted — but only this month — and declared that the building’s security is adequate to keep all firearms out. The top seven legislative...
  • Gun lovers finally can pack heat at Kansas Capitol

    06/19/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 19, 2014 | YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH
    Making gun lovers happy, Kansas lawmakers decided Thursday that citizens can bring their weapons into the Kansas Capitol starting July 1. One question: What are they going to shoot? The idiocy of the pro-gun movement leads to the conclusion that people have to be armed to the teeth these days to walk anywhere, including in the Capitol in Topeka. Really? Kansas lawmakers said that they are going to let people who have licenses to carry hidden weapons to bring them into the Capitol. That will be in addition to the legislators and state employees who already can do that. This...
  • 4th New Mexico county joins prairie chicken fight

    06/17/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | June 16, 2014
    Another New Mexico county has joined a lawsuit to fight the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Lea County in southeastern New Mexico joined three other counties in the state last week in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... U.S. Rep., Steve Pearce, R-N.M., .. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to cater to environmental groups and disregard science will devastate New Mexico’s way of life,” he said. “New Mexicans will pay the price in lost jobs, industry, ranching and oil and gas production.”
  • George Tiller’s successor: If I quit performing abortions, the terrorists win

    06/13/2014 5:58:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/14 | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the successor of George Tiller at a Wichita facility, says she became an abortionist out of “a moral obligation” and that if she stopped performing abortions, it would constitute “a victory for terrorism.” “When I was in medical school I got the message that there is a shortage of abortion providers and that, therefore, if more of us, including myself, did not become providers, that there would be women who [would] not be able to access abortion when they needed it. So, when I got the call to help open...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • VA scandal grows wider in Midwest

    06/05/2014 8:21:48 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    kansas city star ^ | June 4, 2014 | ALAN BAVLEY
    VA health care facilities in the Kansas City area and Wichita have become part of a widening investigation into patient waiting lists by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas said Wednesday. A Kansas City area primary care clinic was among the VA health facilities keeping veterans on unofficial “secret” patient lists that could leave them stranded without medical care. The unnamed clinic, apparently one of seven associated with the Kansas City VA Medical Center, had about 30 veterans on its unofficial list. All the patients have been scheduled to be seen within the next...
  • Bob Dole: I apologized to abortionist for some of my pro-life supporters’ ‘over the top’ rhetoric

    06/05/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    WAKEENEY, Kansas, June 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1974, pro-life voters helped up-and-coming Senator Bob Dole narrowly defeat a Democratic congressman and abortionist who gave Dole the closest national election of his career. Nearly 40 years later, Dole has apologized to the abortionist for what he now views as over-the-top rhetoric from some of his pro-life supporters. The former U.S. senator and three-time presidential hopeful, now 90, reminisced about his first Senate re-election in the town of WaKeeney, Kansas (population 1,852) last Thursday. Presidential candidate Bob Dole speaks in California during his 1996 presidential campaign. Credit: Spirit of America /...
  • Restaurant Is Robbed On Same Day It Adopts Anti-Gun Policy

    05/31/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    On the same day that Sonic, an Oklahoma City-based fast food chain, issued a statement against customers carrying guns at their restaurants, an employee at the company’s Topeka, Kan. store was robbed. According to Topeka police, two males robbed a carhop on Friday afternoon, reports the Topeka Capitol-Journal. Sonic is unique among major fast food eateries in that it provides customers the option of having carhops bring orders to their vehicle. While police said no guns were displayed by the robbers, the crime follows a new policy that the Oklahoma City-based company issued Friday. “We’ve considered the views and desires...
  • GOP: Water rule is murky. EPA is urged to make revisions

    05/30/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Herald ^ | May 29, 2014 | Mary Bowerman
    Members of the Small Business Committee in the House of Representatives urged the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board on a proposed rule aimed at clarifying bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act. In March, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to define what “waters of the United States” fall under federal jurisdiction. The rule would include smaller bodies of water including streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains that may have access to larger bodies of water. Republican lawmakers have opposed the rule since its inception, saying the...
  • Impact of EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposed Rule on Small Businesses Could Be Significant

    05/30/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 30, 2014 | U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business
    The Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted a hearing about how small businesses would be affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and United States Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule to expand the Clean Water Act. Last week, Graves and Members of the Committee wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, who oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to urge withdrawal of the pending rule. Among the witnesses' and Members' concerns, the EPA and Corps of Engineers did not adequately assess the impact of...
  • Mayor Charles Stutesman, Valley Falls Kansas: Dancing With The Devil

    05/28/2014 11:53:21 AM PDT · by susanedgar37 · 3 replies
    http://quagmireamerica.weebly.com/ ^ | 05/18/2014 | Jason Wade Taylor
    Just when I thought I had seen it all on social media, along comes Mayor Charles ‘Charlie’ Stutesman. Charlie, as his friends call him is Mayor of Valley Falls, Kansas; a small town of about fifteen hundred people located in North East Kansas, the kind of place where everybody knows everyone. Now, let me be honest. I most likely would have never noticed this man had it not been for his interaction with Tammy aka CaliAzona and the CEO of this radical faction Amans__Patriae, a serious nutcase that gets his jollies terrorizing women on social media. Read the rest at...
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another “job-killing” attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Planned Parenthood closes office after Kansas cuts off state funding

    05/24/2014 12:43:02 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri May 23, 2014 15:47 EST | by Ben Johnson
    HAYS, KS, May 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has announced it is closing its office in Hays, Kansas, after the state successfully defended a law that effectively cuts off state funds from the abortion provider. The Hays Health Center offered abortion referrals as well as the morning after pill, which can work as an abortifacient.
  • Clintons Lost in PA

    05/21/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 05/20/2014 | Dan Riel
    "The Mother-in-Law of Chelsea Clinton, former congresswoman Marjorie Margolies lost a chance to get back to Washington, "losing big in her Pennsylvania House race against state lawmaker Brendan Boyle."
  • Parents Desperately Search for Food Their Baby Can Eat Without Dying

    05/20/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 05/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The parents of a little girl in Kansas are having problems getting their daughter to eat. It’s not that she’s picky or refuses the food they offer her. Instead, she has a very rare disorder that makes it so her body aggressively attacks itself any time she eats any kind of food, with one exception. Maehlee Her is 13 months old and has eosinophilic esophagitis, which is a rare condition causes her to get horrible diarrhea and vomiting every time she eats normal food. The only thing she can currently stomach is squash. The rare disorder makes her white blood...
  • How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

    05/18/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/18/2014 | Alan Greenblatt
    There's been nothing but bad news lately for Gov. Sam Brownback. The FBI is investigating close associates of the Kansas Republican, including his former chief of staff, for possible lobbying and fundraising improprieties, as well as sweetheart deals involving state business. Brownback dismisses it as a "smear" campaign. Nothing may come of it, but it's certainly made for some bad press. Also, the state's bond rating was cut earlier this month amid plunging revenues, lending credibility to his opponents' arguments that his massive tax-cut packages have damaged the state. "The polls show that he's very vulnerable for somebody who should...