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  • Trump [Anti-Religious Freedom] Judicial Pick to Be Withdrawn

    06/12/2019 9:37:05 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2019 | Natalie Andrews and Lindsay Wise
    Mr. Bogren, a Kalamazoo-based lawyer, was nominated for the Western District of Michigan judgeship in March by the Trump administration. But Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Thom Tillis of North Carolina all voiced objections to Mr. Bogren’s nomination . . . Republicans objected to Mr. Bogren’s recent writings in a case in which he was defending East Lansing, Mich. The city barred a Catholic couple from participating in the farmers market over their opposition to hosting same-sex marriages on their farm, and the couple sued. In defending the city, Mr. Bogren compared the couple’s...
  • Kansas' Kobach is weighing a Senate bid. National Republicans are ready to stop him

    05/19/2019 1:45:59 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 5/19/19 | Lindsay Wise, Bryan Lowry and Jonathan Shorman
    National Republicans are prepared to intervene in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination should he run, multiple sources told the Kansas City Star. Kobach said this month that he is still “actively considering” a bid for the U.S. Senate next year in Kansas. The seat will come open with the retirement of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, 83, who announced in January that he would not run for reelection. Any anti-Kobach efforts by groups such as the National Republican Senatorial Committee or the Senate Leadership Fund likely would take the...
  • Parson faces unrest among Missouri conservatives as he heads into 2020

    04/07/2019 9:36:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 1, 2019 | Jason Hancock, Lindsay Wise
    JEFFERSON CITY As Missouri Gov. Mike Parson gears up to run for his first full term next year, there are rumblings of rebellion on his right flank. Some conservatives in the state, frustrated by what they regard as Parson’s too-moderate agenda, would like to see the incumbent Republican draw a primary challenge. Others are still stinging from the downfall of former Gov. Eric Greitens, who Parson replaced last summer after an avalanche of scandals and criminal charges forced him to resign to avoid criminal prosecution and impeachment. For now, it’s highly unlikely Parson will face a real threat from within...
  • Missouri Democrats try to rebuild. ‘There is no knight coming to save the party'

    03/01/2019 8:52:24 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | November 9, 2018 | BY ALLISON KITE, JASON HANCOCK, AND LINDSAY WISE
    Missouri Democrats’ presence in state politics has shriveled to its smallest in well over a decade as the once-purple state turns deeper crimson.
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    04/08/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise and David Lightman
    A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters. President Barack Obama signed two executive actions, which will bar federal contractors from retaliating against employees for comparing salaries and require contractors to report compensation data to the government by gender and race. A McClatchy analysis in January found that women employees at the White House make 91 cents for every dollar men make. The female share of the federal workforce also has declined under Obama, while...