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  • Police Set Up A Camera In Kansas To Find A Mountain Lion And WTF Is Happening

    11/30/2016 5:48:11 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed News Reporter ^ | 11/29/16 | Jason Wells
    Hello. This is a photo of a skunk in Gardner, Kansas, captured on a remote camera set up to investigate reports of a mountain lion in the area. But after deploying two trail cameras, Gardner police said they found no mountain lion, just the typical forest dwellers. Like this coyote. And this person using a walker while carrying some sort of sharp object.And this guy in a gas mask holding a plastic bag. Wait. No. NO. WTF. Tsdfi;’uysdl,[kdjbg;aie@rutjmo[eitsg^ For their part, Gardner police said in a Facebook post that they thought it was pretty damn funny. We would like to...
  • McDonald’s fires employee who put mustard in police officer's soda

    11/30/2016 7:19:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016 | foxnews.com
    The recent actions of a McDonald's employee in Kansas are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of police officers and their supporters. A Topeka employee at the fast food chain has been fired and is currently facing criminal charges after local law enforcement say the worker put mustard in an officer’s beverage. . . . Tom Dobski, the franchisee owner of the north Topeka McDonald's where the officer found mustard in his Dr. Pepper, says the company is "shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee."
  • This Lawsuit Could Shatter ALL Federal Gun Control Laws

    11/22/2016 6:29:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 61 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11-22-2016 | Bob Owens
    The federal trial of a Kansas man for manufacturing and selling firearms and silencers without a federal license could very well turn out to be the pivotal case that not only challenges the constitutionality of the National Firearms Act of 1934, but also every federal firearms law ever passed in a battle that will determine whether it is the states or the federal government that has the constitutional right to pass gun laws.
  • IT’S REAL! Leaked Document from Trump’s Sunday Meeting Shows Plans for 1,989 Mile Wall

    11/22/2016 5:09:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 158 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach met with Donald Trump on Sunday in New Jersey. A mainstream media photographer caught the moment.Kobach is an expert on border security and legal immigration.The photographer also caught a piece of paper outlining a potential Trump immigration reform agenda.Reporters zoomed in on the paper and this is what they saw.The Kobach notes include a 1,989 Trump wall in addition to the 386 miles of existing wall.FANTASTIC!
  • Photo Shows Potential Trump DHS Pick Kris Kobach Seems to Have Hardline Plan Ready

    11/21/2016 7:02:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has already laid out his plan for overhauling of the nation's immigration system, and it includes many of president-elect Donald Trump's most prominent — and controversial — campaign priorities, including reinstating an immigrant tracking system and questioning "high risk" immigrants about their views on Sharia law and jihad. The plan was laid out in a document Kobach, who's considered a potential pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security in Trump's administration, brought to his meeting with the president-elect this meeting — which was photographed by the Associated Press.
  • Illinois’ wealth flight explained in 4 graphics

    11/18/2016 9:32:13 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    IRS data show the average income of taxpayers leaving Illinois surpassed the average income of taxpayers entering the state by $20,000 in 2014, a record loss for Illinois in the wake of the 2011 income-tax hike. Politicians enacted Illinois’ 2011 income-tax hike during a late-night legislative session in January 2011 and raised the state’s personal income-tax rate to 5 percent from 3 percent. This 67 percent income-tax hike lasted for four years, during which time Illinois experienced record wealth flight. IRS data reveal what happens when politicians choose short-term tax revenue gains over long-term stability. The short-term increase in tax...
  • Donald Trump offers CIA director post to Rep. Mike Pompeo

    11/18/2016 5:07:46 AM PST · by navysealdad · 60 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of CIA director to Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo, according to Reuters. Trends Viral Pompeo has accepted the offer, according to an unnamed transition team official cited by the news agency.
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp Talking With Trump Transition Team About Agriculture Secretary

    11/17/2016 4:24:05 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    Departing Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas tells reporters he is talking to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team about joining the new administration, possibly as secretary of Agriculture. “It is a possibility,” Huelskamp says. The conservative has an PhD in agricultural legislation, but was booted off the House Agriculture Committee in 2013 after he spoke up against the reelection of Speaker John Boehner. “A lot of emails go back and forth–a lot of emails go back and forth,” he said. Pressed, the congressman said he was not sure if he would take a job if it was offered. “I don’t know,...
  • Woman Who Survived Kidnapping and Rape Has Message for Others (Kansas City)

    11/15/2016 7:53:47 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 16 replies
    Fox News 4 KC ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2016 | by JUDY LE
    "Someone got into the car. I didn’t even look up to see because I just thought it was my fiancé getting back in and so I didn’t even lift my head up," May said. May said he hit the curb. She then looked up to see a man she’d never seen in her life. Courts documents say Kirui took the wheel and drove down 39th street. "I’m going to get you home. I’m going to get you home. That’s all he kept saying. I said you don't even know where my home is," she said. That’s when May began to...
  • An Immigration Hard-Liner Is Joining Donald Trump's Transition Team (Kobach)

    11/11/2016 3:56:08 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    latimes.com ^ | NOV. 10, 2016
    One of the architects of several of the nation's most controversial immigration laws is set to join President-elect Donald Trump's immigration policy transition team. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he planned to help Trump reverse President Obama's immigration policies. "There's going to be a lot to do there in part because Mr. Trump and Mr. Obama are diametric opposites when it comes to immigration policy, so there will be a lot of changes," Kobach told a Kansas television station. Noting Trump's central campaign pledge to build a southern border wall and emboldened by Republicans' retaining control...
  • Right to Hunt Amendment on Ballot for Indiana, Kansas

    11/07/2016 5:00:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to hunt is something early colonists took seriously.  In England, the right to hunt was limited to the the King and landowners.  Commoners did not have a right to hunt.  In the American colonies, hunting was important for survival.  Vermont included the right to hunt in its constitution in 1777.  The right to hunt was considered for the United States Constitution, but ultimately was not explicitly included.  It falls under the 10th Amendment.Nineteen states have the right to hunt in their state constitutions.  In the last 20 years, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana,...
  • Kansas judge strikes state's dual voter registration system

    11/04/2016 12:53:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 4, 2016 | 3:44pm EDT | Curtis Skinner
    A state judge on Friday struck down a Kansas voter registration system that would have prevented people from voting in state and local elections unless they show proof of U.S. citizenship. The judge ruled that the loss of voting rights for more than 18,000 Kansas residents “far outweighs” the risk posed by potential voter fraud, as the state mentioned only about two dozen people who may have attempted to improperly register to vote over the last 13 years. “The right of citizen suffrage forms the foundation of a democratic society,” Larry Hendricks, District Judge in Shawnee County wrote in a...
  • Watch: Hospice patient gets her wish to snuggle with a basket full of kittens

    10/26/2016 10:54:42 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | October 14, 2016 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    Happiness is ... When Carol Heizman was asked to finish that thought, the longtime cat lover didn’t have to think twice. Happiness is snuggling with a basket full of kittens.
  • CBS4 Investigation finds People Voting Twice (Denver

    10/26/2016 7:44:47 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | October 25, 2016 | Brian Maas & Mark Ackerman
    An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. Previous CBS4 Investigations revealed ballots cast in the names of Coloradans who had been dead for months– sometimes years- before votes were cast in their names. In six of the new cases, voting records show the same people voting twice in Colorado elections. In another six cases, people are suspected of voting in Colorado and another state during the same election cycle. Lincoln Wilson, a registered Republican from Hale, in Northeast Colorado, is accused of voting in both Colorado and Kansas in...
  • GOP JUDGE PAVES ROAD FOR THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL NON-CITIZENS VOTING IN KANSAS

    10/20/2016 5:12:29 PM PDT · by 198ml · 70 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/20/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Despite news percolating throughout the country about non-citizens registering to vote under loose Motor-Voter practices, the courts are refusing to allow states to verify citizenship as a condition for registering to vote. Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s injunction against a Kansas law requiring those registering with federal Motor-Voter forms to show proof of citizenship. The original injunction forced the state to register 20,000 individuals who failed to show proof of citizenship. Now, that number could rise to 50,000.
  • Terror plot by militia group in Kansas thwarted

    10/14/2016 2:59:32 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 70 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2016 2:46 PM | BY TIM POTTER AND AMY RENEE LEIKER
    A major federal investigation stopped a domestic terrorism plot by a militia group to detonate a bomb at a Garden City apartment complex where a number of Somalis live, officials said Friday. Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article108279072.html#storylink=cpy
  • Surrender? US schools to REQUIRE Muslim indoctrination

    10/12/2016 7:34:17 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    Allen B. West/ Info from WND ^ | 10/12/16 | Allen B. West
    "As reported by WND.com, “One of the nation’s largest school districts has adopted a resolution banning “hateful speech” against Muslim students while accusing America of having “a long history of racism and xenophobia.” "Can you just imagine what would happen if a school board voted 8-0 for a resolution that promoted “instituting school policies and setting an educational curriculum that reflects JUDEO-CHRISTIAN values?”" Here's the resolution: http://www.boarddocs.com/mo/kanscsd/Board.nsf/files/AE7V8M7F8634/$file/KCPS_SupportForMuslims_2016_NAedits-2.pdf
  • Watch as Univ. of Kansas SJWs insult, berate, and shout down conservative students seeking dialogue

    10/02/2016 8:36:35 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A dark age descends on America’s campuses, fostered and welcomed by the disciples of Gramsci that have seized control of the commanding heights of education and culture. In place of the sacred academic tradition of open inquiry, they have substituted a reign of virtue, at least as they define it, so that dissenting ideas not only need not be heard, they must be actively suppressed. The so-called Social Justice Warriors, intoxicated with their own sense of absolute righteousness, are enforcing the dogmas of revolutionary purity. Emily Zanotti of Heat Street descries what happened when the University of Kansas chapter of...
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • ‘Being Mad At A Presidential Candidate Is NOT A Reason To Call 911’: Police

    09/27/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Some people just can’t wait to talk politics — prompting a Kansas police department to ask people to stop misusing the 911 system. The tweet from their official account reads: We realize politics can make emotions run high, but being mad at a presidential candidate in a debate is NOT a reason to call 911.” It’s not yet clear how many residents chose to call 911 instead of tweeting or posting on Facebook, nor what those individuals hoped the police might do for them. In an apparent effort to head off emergency calls later this evening, Lawrence...
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads — the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the state’s revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. … Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • Trump Surges in Polls....Hillary goes down

    Results Spread General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 42, Trump 47 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Bloomberg Trump 44, Clinton 39, Johnson 10, Stein 3 Trump +5 Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton Bloomberg Clinton 43, Trump 48 Trump +5 Maine: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe/SurveyUSA Clinton 42, Trump 39, Johnson 9, Stein 5 Clinton +3 Maine CD2: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Boston Globe Trump 47, Clinton 37, Johnson 8, Stein 5 Trump +10 Kansas: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein KSN News/SurveyUSA Trump 48, Clinton...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • Appeals Court blocks Kansas, Alabama, Georgia on voter ID rule

    09/10/2016 10:34:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 10, 2016 | Eric Beech and Brendan O'Brien
    A U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday blocked an effort by Alabama, Georgia and Kansas for voters to furnish proof of citizenship when registering at the polls, which opponents say disenfranchises voters, especially minorities. The decision effectively strikes down a rule that requires voters in the three states to provide proof they are United States citizens. Elsewhere, voters only need swear that they are citizens in order to cast a ballot. "With just weeks to go before a critical presidential election, we are grateful to the court of appeals for stopping this thinly veiled discrimination in its tracks," Chris Carson,...
  • Courts Will Rule Whether Thousands of Kansas Residents Can Vote

    08/31/2016 11:55:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 31, 2016 | Sarah Pitts and Andrew Clark
    TOPEKA, Kan. - For years, Kris Kobach has fought against illegal immigration. He helped write two of the nation's most strict immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama and helped develop a now-defunct national immigration security system. Now Kobach, the Republican secretary of state for Kansas, is embroiled in court fights over his repeated attempts to require Kansans to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote. Although he has repeatedly lost in court, one case that remains open will determine whether thousands of Kansans will be able to vote in November's local and state elections.
  • Super 8 owner who stabbed his wife gets probation; family’s religion played role in judge’s decision

    08/28/2016 4:05:49 PM PDT · by posterchild · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Conrad Swanson
    The man who stabbed his wife twice last summer will not be sentenced to prison, a judge determined Thursday afternoon. Navinkumar Patel, 46, of Shawnee, was arrested in late June 2015 after he stabbed his wife in the abdomen at Lawrence's Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald Drive, which he owns. He pleaded no contest to felony charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal threat in March. After Patel's plea, Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild ordered him committed to Larned State Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Thursday, Patel appeared in court to be sentenced. Fairchild sentenced him to...
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader reveals from prison that he had picked out his 11th victim

    08/20/2016 8:32:43 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2016 | Chris Pleasance For Dailymail.com
    He was one of this country's most notorious serial killers, tying up, torturing, and murdering 10 people in the city of Wichita from 1974 until he was arrested in 2004. And now it has been revealed that Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself the BTK killer for his method of 'bind, torture, kill', had planned an 11th killing but was caught before he could carry it out. Rader says he had picked out a woman to be his 'magnum opus' and planned to mutilate her in her own home before hanging her upside down and burning the place to the ground.
  • Republican Internal Poll Shows Clinton Beating Trump In Eastern Kansas (GOP still leads statewide)

    08/12/2016 12:51:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    A Republican internal poll released Thursday shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, a stretch of eastern Kansas that Mitt Romney won easily four years ago. Trump trails Clinton by a 44 percent to 38 percent margin, according to the survey of 400 likely general election voters polled over the weekend. Romney, a Republican, won the district by 10 points in 2012. The Public Opinion Strategies poll was released by the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican who has represented the 3rd District since 2011. The suburban, comparatively affluent district is...
  • Lawmaker's Young Son Dies on 'World's Largest' Water Slide

    08/08/2016 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2016
    Lawmaker's Young Son Dies on 'World's Largest' Water Slide he young son of a Kansas state lawmaker died Sunday on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials and the boy's family. Authorities did not immediately identify the child who died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, but state Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife released a statement saying it was their son Caleb Thomas Schwab. "Since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with," said the statement, which asked for privacy...
  • Never Trump Republican Loses Primary (Serves Him Right)

    08/03/2016 2:09:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back to Bill Hemmer's question earlier today on Fox. He was talking to Karl Rove, and he said (summarized), "Karl, what if everything we think we know and understand about politics is wrong this year? What if every way we look at it is not at all correct? What if what's going on out there," meaning in America, "is so foreign, and so different, and so unique that the ways we...?" He really meant Rove and the whole Washington establishment political apparatus. "What if the way you look and analyze things, you can't possibly predict or...
  • Kansas Republicans Rebuke Their Conservative Governor

    08/04/2016 6:16:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2016 | Russell Berman
    The verdict on Governor Sam Brownback’s self-described “real live experiment” in conservative economics came back a long time ago, delivered through a budget gap that grew steadily into a chasm. On Tuesday, Kansas voters in the governor’s own party issued their sentence in a primary-day rout.
  • Kansas Tea Party Congressman Loses Republican Primary Battle

    08/03/2016 8:33:28 PM PDT · by Coronal · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman and John Hanna
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped get him booted from the House Agriculture Committee. That proved costly for the third-term congressman on Tuesday, as he lost the GOP nomination to continue representing Kansas' largely rural 1st District to Roger Marshall, a political newcomer who had the backing of powerful farming and business groups.
  • UPDATE: Toxic Ted Cruz’s First Victim Confirmed – Representative Tim Huelskamp Defeated in Primary…

    08/03/2016 9:02:23 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 252 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 2, 2016 | sundance
    Remember what we have stated about “tremors” and “twitches” that get overlooked by most media?  Yeah, well… UPDATE 11:30pm EDT Race Called !  Huelskamp Lost (((snicker))) A July 15th Poll Release: showed U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (+9) leading Republican primary challenger Roger Marshall, 47 percent to 38 percent. However, one of Toxic Ted Cruz’s biggest republican advocates, Tim Huelskamp (Kansas), looks like he is about to lose lost his re-election bid with a primary challenge from Roger Marshall. Tim Huelskamp is a rabid, VERY RABID, Trump hater.  He was one of the inner network republican house rep #NeverTrump antagonists, and...
  • Physician Marshall ousts US Rep. Huelskamp in Kansas primary

    08/03/2016 1:31:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2016
    A doctor backed by agriculture and business groups ousted U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp Tuesday in a Kansas Republican primary race that focused on the tea party-backed incumbent's battles with GOP leaders and criticism that he was too cantankerous to be effective. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall won the tough contest against Huelskamp in the 1st District, which spans western and much of central Kansas.
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • Cruz, advisers collide over high-stakes GOP primary (even his own *advisers* ignoring him now...!)

    07/27/2016 12:27:19 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/27/2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Ted Cruz isn’t just colliding with Donald Trump since the Republican convention. He’s also at odds with some of his own advisers. At issue: a high-profile primary challenge to Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Cruz ally and tea party favorite who has long been a thorn in the side of the party establishment. Cruz has rushed to Huelskamp’s aid, providing him with a valuable endorsement just weeks before the Aug. 2 primary. But members of the Texas senator’s political team are working aggressively to defeat the embattled congressman. Two of the pillars of Cruz’s political operation, the consulting firms Axiom...
  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • Gunmen Identified In Murder Of (Kansas City) Police Captain

    07/23/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | July 22, 2016
    Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned. Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton's death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time. Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon. KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe,...
  • Kansas City, Kansas police captain dies after shooting, sources say

    07/19/2016 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    kshb.com ^ | 7/19/16 | staff
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain has died following a shooting early Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources. Chief Terry Zeigler originally tweeted that an officer had been shot at 22nd and Haskell.
  • Kansas City, Kan., police officer shot; in critical condition

    07/19/2016 12:55:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    An officer has been shot at 22nd and Haskell in Kansas City, Kan. and by 2:45 p.m. one person was in custody and police had detained another person. Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted at 2:02 p.m., “We have an officer shot at 22nd & Haskell. Start prayers, unknown condition.” The officer was in critical condition. Multiple suspects ran from the scene, according to police radio traffic. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article90544392.html#storylink=cpy
  • Police And Black Lives Matter Hold A Cookout, And Praise Rolls In

    07/19/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | Bill Chappell | July 19, 20167
    Members of the Wichita, Kan., police department spent Sunday afternoon eating and talking with people from the community, at a cookout that was planned with the local Black Lives Matter group. The event was called the First Steps Community Cookout — a reference to its goal of bridging the gap between police and the community they serve. Taking place instead of a protest that had been planned for Sunday, the cookout came about after Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay had a lengthy meeting with activist A.J. Bohannon and other members of the local Black Lives Matter movement. Bohannon told member...
  • Metro woman has three sets of twins in 26 months

    07/17/2016 3:35:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    FOX 4 KC ^ | July 15, 2016
    Over the last 26 months, there's been joy, sadness and surprise for a Kansas City, Kansas woman. She's delivered three sets of twins in that short time. It's obvious that Danesha Couch has her hands full when you see her with two-year-old Danarius and one-year-olds Delilah and Davina. "Three babies walking within a couple of months," said Couch. Then you see that she really has her hands full.
  • Kansas delegates see Trump’s VP helping with GOP skeptics

    07/16/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Associated Press Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 15, 2016July 16. 2016 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention said Friday that Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate will help Trump with Republicans who remain wary of his presidential candidacy. The selection of Pence for vice president drew praise not only from Trump’s most prominent Kansas supporter, Secretary of State Kris Kobach , but also from delegates who are pledged to vote at the convention for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. State Treasurer Ron Estes, a Rubio delegate, said Pence’s selection makes him feel more comfortable with Trump’s candidacy, though he had...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Are You Serious? Two Women Arrested After Leaving Baby in Hot Car While Shopping

    06/21/2016 6:50:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    BET.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Rachel Herron
    Two women were arrested at a Kansas City shopping center after leaving a baby in a hot car while they shopped. Jamila Scott and Jaylyn Lux have been charged with child endangerment after a woman found an infant in a car over 86 degrees. The women were shopping in a CitiTrends while the baby was left in the car, with one window slightly cracked.The woman told the manager of the CitiTrends, Kimberly Wilson, who then told shoppers that there was a baby left in a car and she was going to call the police. After Wilson made that announcement, Scott...
  • The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them

    06/18/2016 11:23:17 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | By Jim Tankersley and Max Ehrenfreund
    In 2012, voters in California approved a measure to raise taxes on millionaires, bringing their top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Conservative economists predicted calamity, or at least a big slowdown in growth. Also that year, the governor of Kansas signed a series of changes to the state's tax code, including reducing income and sales tax rates. Conservative economists predicted a boom. Neither of those predictions came true. Not right away -- California grew just fine in the year the tax hikes took effect -- and especially not in the medium term, as...
  • Kansas Isn’t Home Anymore…

    06/16/2016 3:52:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    pathfinderhi.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Blackwood
    In the end, I believe the goals of the Brownback administration are going exactly to plan – starve the state of resources to the point where it just makes sense to turn over critical government functions to for-profit entities. I can’t, in good conscience, continue to give our tax money to a government that actively works against the needs of its citizens; a state that is systematically targeting the citizens in most need, denying them critical care and reducing their cost of life as if they’re simply a tax burden that should be ignored. It’s because of these moves that...
  • Military chaplains call on base to renew speaking invitation to outspoken former Army general

    06/08/2016 10:16:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A group of military chaplains is calling for an about-face after a base in Kansas disinvited retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin from a prayer breakfast due to his religious beliefs. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty sent a letter to Maj. Gen. Wayne Grisby, commander of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, calling on him to reinstate Gen. Boykin’s invitation. The chaplain advocacy group said the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which demanded the general be disinvited due to his religious beliefs, has no right to dictate whom the base hosts. “Maj. Gen. Grisby should reinstate the invitation to...
  • Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech

    06/02/2016 3:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears. “I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said. Weeping? Oh, please. “I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with...