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US: Kansas (News/Activism)

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  • Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' and it's fair to criticize...

    11/22/2017 12:42:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' and it's fair to criticize Hillary Clinton By Pete Jones, The Axe Files Updated 2:01 PM ET, Wed November 22, 2017 (CNN)As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton. "Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him," says Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of Health and Human...
  • Another conservative leads Kansas governor race after crisis

    11/20/2017 2:36:38 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/20/17 | John Hanna
    If you thought Kansas emerged from its long budget crisis to reject deep-red politics and move back toward the center, think again. A year ago, many voters concluded that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s experiment in cutting income taxes had ended in failure, opening the door to a more moderate agenda. But now an even more aggressively conservative figure could win next year’s race for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Harvard-, Yale- and Oxford-educated lawyer, leads a large field of likely candidates after building a national reputation as hardline provocateur on immigration and voter ID laws. His visibility rose...
  • Marshawn Lynch only stands for Mexican national anthem

    11/19/2017 4:06:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. There did not appear to be any other protests during the anthem as the afternoon games kicked off. Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games. The Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas took a knee before their game against Tampa Bay. Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon took a knee, as he...
  • The Democrats’ Kansas Distraction

    11/18/2017 2:23:09 AM PST · by jonefab · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Ron Eastes
    When House Republicans unveiled their plan for tax reform this month, Democrats offered a curious response. Rather than give their own proposal, they held a mock hearing—a show trial, really—on Kansas’ 2012 tax cuts. Democrats see my state as proof that supply-side economics doesn’t work and that the GOP’s national tax reform will lead to budget cuts and enormous deficits. But the comparison is less a cautionary tale than a tall tale. I was Kansas’ state treasurer from 2011-17, and no one watched the dollars flowing in and out more closely than I did. Consider a few facts: First, the...
  • Deadly road construction season in Kansas City wrapping up in time for winter

    11/08/2017 7:58:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 6, 2017 | Robert A. Cronkleton
    With winter fast approaching, one of the deadliest Kansas City road construction seasons in recent memory is coming to a close. Crews last week removed the concrete safety barriers along the Interstate 435 pavement reconstruction project in Overland Park. ItÂ’s one of several road projects that have caused major crashes, inspiring the department of transportation in Kansas to add rumble strips to the I-435 project. The first season of the two-year project is complete, and crews re-striped the highway over the weekend. The 140,000 vehicles that travel that road every day now can move along the original lanes. The $16.34...
  • Black man admits putting racist graffiti on his own car

    11/07/2017 6:34:39 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    A black Kansas man has admitted he put racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank that got out of hand, police said Monday. Photographs posted on social media Wednesday showed the car covered with racial slurs against blacks and messages that included “Go Home,” ”Date your own kind,” and “Die.” The vehicle, covered in graffiti scrawled with washable paint, was parked Wednesday at an apartment complex near Kansas State University and the incident fueled racial tensions at the university and in the community.
  • Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud

    11/06/2017 4:22:17 PM PST · by skimbell · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/17 | MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
    An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams...
  • Author says Democrats abandoned working class ("What's the Matter with Kansas?")

    10/21/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Lincoln Star Journal ^ | October 21, 2017 | Don Walton
    Thomas Frank, the author best-known for "What's the Matter with Kansas?" who's also a Washington political journalist, places the blame for the election of President Donald Trump squarely on the back of the Democratic Party and its abandonment of working-class Americans. "They love it when unions work hard for them and give them campaign funds," Frank said in a telephone interview. "But they aren't deeply concerned with the problems faced by working-class people," he said. "They need to stop taking those people for granted." What they got in exchange for that neglect was Trump, he said. Frank will be in...
  • 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
    Watch video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=0USSUEQ7hAw
  • 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...