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  • Surrender Caucus: GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder Supports Gun Control on Bump Stocks

    10/05/2017 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/5/17
    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) used an October 5 press release to announce his support for gun control for bump stocks. His announcement was tweeted by KCTV’s Emily Sinovic with the hashtag #GunControl
  • Second Teenager Runs for Governor of Kansas

    09/23/2017 1:09:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 September 2017
    A 16-year-old boy has become the second teenager to announce his campaign for governor of the US state of Kansas. Tyler Ruzich, who identities as a moderate Republican, said he was inspired by another teenager who has already filed to run as a Democrat. Jack Bergeson, also 16, whose campaign launch last month received national attention, persuaded him to try. If both teenagers win their party nominations they will face off in the 2018 general election. But they join a crowded field of 16 candidates, including Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Tyler says he...
  • ‘Undocumented and unafraid’: Wichita students rally for DACA

    09/22/2017 1:37:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | September 22, 2017 | By Suzanne Perez Tobias
    About 100 young people gathered on the lawn of East High School in Wichita on Friday for a student-led rally in support of a program that protects children who were brought to the United States illegally from being deported. Carrying signs and shouting “Build more bridges, not more walls,” the high-schoolers said they wanted to show support for the legal shield known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would end the program, leaving Congress a six-month window of time to try to save it. “We are here because we have...
  • Man arrested in Shawnee Wal-Mart attack involving Good Samaritans

    09/16/2017 12:00:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/13/17 | Matt Campbell
    A suspect was arrested and charged Tuesday in the Sunday attack at a Shawnee Wal-Mart in which two Good Samaritans intervened. Shawnee police said 27-year-old Arthur Fred Wyatt III of Overland Park was charged in Johnson County District Court with attempted first-degree murder, attempted aggravated kidnapping and attempted aggravated robbery. A 39-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman who had been shopping at the Wal-Mart at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road was attacked in the parking lot about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Two men approached her while she was putting her child in a safety seat, police said. She was struck in...
  • Court 'licenses' illegals to commit identity theft

    09/14/2017 12:25:05 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 09/13/2017 | Jack Cashill
    Strange as it may seem, the Kansas Supreme Court has recently decreed that it is all but impossible for state or local authorities to arrest or prosecute an illegal alien for identity theft. This is not “fake news.” It merely sounds like fake news, but it could not be more real. The headline of the Lawrence Journal World sums up the verdict, “Kansas Supreme Court blocks state prosecution of undocumented immigrants.”
  • Lecturer discusses global climate change awareness

    09/13/2017 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Kansas State University Collegian ^ | September 13, 2017 | By Taylor Luck
    How public acceptance of climate change increases after viewing scientific information was the topic of the latest lecture given by Michael Ranney, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. “The whole world doesn’t want climate change to be true, but climate scientists are banding together saying this is true — this should tell people something,” Ranney said. Ranney and his colleagues have been able to prove that the acceptance of global climate change can increase, no matter the person, with the presence of data. Aida Farough, assistant professor of geology, said as a scientist, she has no doubt...
  • Democrat on voter fraud commission defends panel's existence

    09/12/2017 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2017 12:11 PM EDT | Holly Ramer
    New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner defended both his role on President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission and the panel’s existence Tuesday as it began its second meeting amid persistent criticism that its ultimate goal is voter suppression. Gardner, a Democrat, has faced calls to resign from the commission since last week, when its vice chairman, Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, alleged that thousands voted illegally in New Hampshire last year because they registered using out-of-state driver’s licenses. Kobach argued that the numbers are “proof” that voter fraud helped elect Democrat Maggie Hassan to the U.S. Senate,...
  • Chiefs-Patriots clash draws lowest TV ratings for an NFL opener since 2009

    09/08/2017 5:29:10 PM PDT · by Will88 · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/8/2017 | Chuck Schilken
    The NFL opened the 2017 season Thursday night to its lowest television ratings in eight years. NBC’s broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs’ stunning 42-27 upset of the New England Patriots drew an overnight rating of 14.6. That’s down nearly 12% from the 16.5 posted by the Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers season kickoff from a year ago. That’s bad news for the NFL since the ratings had also dropped for the 2016 opener, down approximately 7% from the 17.7 rating posted the previous year, when the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers played in the first game of the season.
  • Kansas Professor Wears Bulletproof Vest Since Students Can Carry Guns To Class! (2min video)

    09/07/2017 10:26:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/17
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  • Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery'

    08/22/2017 2:52:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 157 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2017 | Dominic Rushe
    Once a customer has barked their order into the microphone at the Popeyes drive-thru on Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, the clock starts. Staff have a company-mandated 180 seconds to take the order, cook the order, bag the order and deliver it to the drive-thru window. The restaurant is on “short shift” at the moment, which means it has about half the usual staff, so Fran Marion often has to do all those jobs herself. On the day we met, she estimates she processed 187 orders – roughly one every two minutes. Those orders grossed about $950 for the company. Marion...
  • Will There Be Justice For Family Whose Home Was Raided Because Cops Couldn't Tell Tea From Pot?

    08/03/2017 3:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 1, 2017 | George Leef
    A case just decided by the Tenth Circuit shows how utterly absurd the “war on drugs” has become, how petty and power-mad the police can be, and how blindly deferential some of our federal judges are. The case, Harte v. Johnson County Board of Commissioners, arose out of an idiotic, military-style raid by Kansas police on the home of Robert and Adlynn Harte in 2012. They were not in any way involved with drugs (particularly marijuana), but a few officers came to the conclusion that they might be. Here’s how. One August day in 2011, Mr. Harte and his two...
  • 'We'll never be the same': A hydroponic tomato garden led police to raid Kansas family's home

    08/02/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by Drango · 145 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | July 29, 2017 | Kyle Swenson
    The police report would claim it all kicked off at 7:38 a.m., but Bob Harte later thought it had to be earlier. His 7:20 a.m. alarm had just yanked him awake. Got to get the kids — a boy in seventh grade, a girl in kindergarten — ready for school. Then he heard, like a starter's pistol setting everything into motion, the first pounding on the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas, a bedroom suburb south of Kansas City. It was thunderous. It didn't stop. Should I get up? Bob thought. Should I not? Sounded like the house...
  • Kansas Contest Winner Disqualified After Company Finds Out She Supports Trump

    07/23/2017 10:34:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 100 replies
    GP ^ | 7-23-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Wichita makeup artist Gypsy Freeman was very excited to win the Kat Von D Instagram makeup contest. The winner and her guest would be flown to California to attend the launch party of a new makeup line. But after Kat Von D discovered she was a Trump supporter they disqualified her. -video- reported: An Instagram post showing support for President Donald Trump apparently disqualified a local makeup artist from a national contest. Gypsy Freeman, who splits time between Wichita and Florida, last month was declared the winner of an Instagram contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty, according to...
  • She Approved a 10-Year-Old Girl’s Abortion and Now She’s Lost Her Medical License

    07/18/2017 11:57:10 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lifenews ^ | 07/18/17 | Kathy Ostrowski
    In baseball, it’s three strikes, you’re out. But there’s unfortunately no such guaranteed result in Kansas for an abortionist who has now lost her state medical license for the third time and could appeal the ruling again. In a quiet release online July 7th, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts issued its third order revoking the license of Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who was issuing “second opinions” approving post-viability abortions in Kansas from 1999-2006. The Board also maintained its demand for her to pay approximately $31,000 in legal expenses–which is only a fraction of the costs accrued in pursuing this...
  • Antidote to Trump Derangement Syndrome

    07/12/2017 10:40:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since we started reporting on it last year, Trump Derangement Syndrome has, if anything, surpassed epidemic proportions, starting in the Faculty Lounge. Speaking of which, in our faculty lounge blog roll, we have shown reports from Campus Reform that in the past two months: • Subini Annamma, a professor at the University of Kansas, tweeted that Trump supporters are "deeply invested in white supremacy;" • After a Bernie Sanders supporter shot U. S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., Central Connecticut State University professor Jerold Duquette argued that "mentally unstable people drawn to political extremism" would be motivated to do "horrible things"...
  • Lawsuit: ICE was negligent when previously deported KCK felon allegedly killed five

    07/10/2017 2:24:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 10, 2017 | By Tony Rizzotrizzo
    Federal immigration officials negligently allowed a Kansas City, Kan., man to remain in the country illegally before he allegedly killed five men in a 2016 shooting spree, according to a recently filed lawsuit. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., by the families of two of the five men who Pablo Serrano-Vitorino is now charged with killing. Serrano-Vitorino had previously been deported after he was convicted of a felony in 2003. But according to the suit, Serrano-Vitorino re-entered the country illegally and had several brushes with local law enforcement agencies before March 2016, when he...
  • Kobach rips reports claiming mass boycott of Trump voter fraud probe as ‘fake news’

    07/05/2017 3:10:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Fox news ^ | July 5, 2017
    The vice chair of President Trump's voter fraud commission took aim Wednesday at media reports of a mass boycott of the ongoing probe, dismissing it as "more 'fake news.'" Kris Kobach, who also serves as secretary of state in Kansas, said "despite media distortions and obstruction by a handful of state politicians," the committee will "continue its work to gather the facts through public records requests." "While there are news reports that 44 states have "refused" to provide voter information to the Commission, these reports are patently false, more "fake news," he said in a statement. "At present, only 14...
  • Dem state officials refusing to cooperate with Trump voter fraud probe

    06/30/2017 10:35:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | Judson Berger
    Democratic state officials already are refusing to cooperate with the voter fraud investigation ordered by President Trump, saying they will not hand over the extensive “voter roll data” the commission is seeking. The response comes after Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state serving as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, wrote to all 50 states this week asking for their input as well as voter registration data. “I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections, and there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Virginia,” Virginia Democratic...
  • Mayhem, Murder and Madness to Hit Kansas July 1st

    07/02/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/1/2017 | Steve Sheldon
    If you believe the Left, Kansas is set to implode in a rage of violence and bloodshed starting July 1st when a provision put place by the legislature four years ago goes into effect. According to Leftist fear mongers, this provision will squelch free speech on campuses everywhere. Students will be afraid to speak due to the threat of violence from fellow students. Teachers will fear giving someone a bad grade because of the sheer violence that will befall them. Professors will no longer find refuge in their offices and are being forced to change their office hours or become...
  • The Kansas tax cuts actually produced strong results

    06/26/2017 7:41:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    USA Today ^ | 06/26/2017 | Alan Cobb
    <p>The Kansas Chamber of Commerce strives to improve the state’s economic climate and to make it more competitive for the benefit of every Kansas business and citizen.</p> <p>The state legislature’s recent decision to raise income taxes by $1.2 billion will hurt every working Kansan and small business. It will damage the long-term trajectory of our state. It will pummel pocketbooks and discourage job creators. Additionally, the retroactive nature of these regressive taxes will cause a great deal of pain, crippling our state’s economy and putting us at a competitive disadvantage.</p>