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  1. 2022 midterms
    Kris Kobach Won’t Go AwayThe Republican Party’s gift that keeps on giving to Kansas Democrats is running for attorney general.
  2. voting rights
    Court Trashes Kobach’s Proof-of-Citizenship LawKobach is now running for the Senate instead of suppressing votes, but his signature law, which kept 31,000 Kansans from registering to vote, is gone.
  3. coronavirus
    Kansas GOP Overturns Large-Gathering Ban on Worst Day of the State’s OutbreakLawmakers overturned the governor’s executive order banning religious groups of more than ten — though many churches have voluntarily moved online.
  4. republicans
    Kansas Just Proved That a Better GOP Is PossibleKansas GOPers used to worship Ayn Rand. Now they want their state’s Medicaid expansion to include more health-care subsidies than Democrats proposed.
  5. kris kobach
    Kris Kobach Senate Run Could Be Good News for DemocratsOne of 2018’s big losers may be readying a comeback.
  6. 2020 elections
    Roberts Retirement Gives Dems Another Long-Shot Senate Target for 2020With Kris Kobach mulling a race, anything could happen.
  7. kris kobach
    Could Kris Kobach Be Trump’s Next DHS Secretary?Trump clearly wants to dump Kirstjen Nielsen. The fiery nativist from Kansas would test GOP loyalty, but would please the president.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Kris Kobach Lashes Himself to Kansas’s Unpopular Former Governor Sam BrownbackIn the final gubernatorial debate, the controversial nativist and vote-suppressor tied himself to the former governor’s failed fiscal policies.
  9. politics
    Kansas Men Convicted of Plotting to Murder Immigrants Blame Trump’s RhetoricThe men said they wanted to “wake people up” by killing Somali immigrants.
  10. 2018 midterms
    GOP Official: Native American House Candidate Headed ‘Back to the Reservation’A manic insult message from a local Republican official in Kansas won’t keep Sharice Davids from a probable win.
  11. 2018 midterms
    Two Former Republican U.S. Senators Endorse Kobach’s Democratic OpponentThe fiery right-winger is splitting his party in a very red state.
  12. kris kobach
    Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach SpreadsA survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
  13. Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic OpponentModerate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
  14. 2018 elections
    Kansas Governor Concedes to Trump Favorite Kris Kobach in GOP PrimaryKobach’s win sets up an intense gubernatorial race in the fall, and possibly a Democratic win.
  15. 2018 elections
    Kris Kobach Says He’ll Recuse Himself From Vote Count in Kansas GOP PrimaryHe reversed his position after a typo cut his tiny lead in half, but he suggested his opponent, incumbent governor Jeff Colyer, is being ridiculous.
  16. Former MMA Fighter Changes the Democratic Narrative in KansasThe national buzz in the Third District was about progressive darling Brent Welder. But Sharice Davids, a Native American woman, flipped the script.
  17. Don’t Look Now, But Trump Whisperer Kris Kobach May Become Governor of KansasThe anti–illegal immigration and voter-fraud crusader is just steps away from ousting the GOP incumbent and becoming an even more valuable Trump ally.
  18. Trump Administration Says No to Medicaid Time Limits (for Now)While the administration lets states impose work requirements on those who receive Medicaid, it won’t let them just cut people off after three years.
  19. Linda Brown, Center of Watershed Desegregation Case, Dies at 76Linda Brown’s father struck the blow that eventually took down “separate but equal” schools. But the Browns’ struggle lived on.
  20. 6 Teenage Boys Are Running for Governor of KansasIn response, Kansas lawmakers are trying to impose new age requirements for holding a statewide office.
  21. The Head of Trump’s Voter-Fraud Commission Accidentally Leaked a Bunch of SSNsKansas’s secretary of State exposed thousands of state workers to the risk of identity theft.
  22. Good News for Kansas: Governor Brownback to Be Confirmed for AmbassadorshipRelief is in sight for Kansas.
  23. His Voter Fraud Panel Folded, Kobach Turns His Attention to Ruining KansasPity poor Kansas, which has suffered through two terms of Sam Brownback’s fiscal punishment, and now could wind up being misgoverned by Kobach.
  24. Kansas Democrat Is First Female Political Casualty of the ‘Reckoning’An old company settlement with a man alleging sexual harassment brought down the promising congressional candidacy of Andrea Ramsey.
  25. domestic terrorism
    A Militia’s Plot to Bomb Somali Refugees in a Kansas TownGarden City, Kansas, wanted to help refugees. Some Infowars-reading neighbors had another plan.
  26. Sam Brownback Returns to His First Vocation: Warrior for the Christian RightAs Trump’s religious-freedom envoy, Brownback has a chance to leave the state he wrecked and to take his religious views worldwide.
  27. the national interest
    As Voodoo Economics Collapses in Kansas, Trump Takes It NationalTrump’s tax cuts are being designed by the conservatives whose ideas failed so badly in Kansas that even Republicans rejected them.
  28. The GOP Almost Lost in Kansas Because Even Republicans Hate Their Party’s AgendaLocal issues helped make last night’s special election competitive. That’s a national problem for the Republican Party.
  29. GOP Gets Scare in Kansas Special Election, But Holds OnIn a district Trump carried by 27 points, the Republican won by seven, starting what could be a difficult string of elections for Republicans.
  30. In Kansas, Republicans Are Panicking and Democrats Are Voting Their ResistanceThe special congressional election was supposed to be a GOP cakewalk. But now it could produce a huge upset.
  31. Republicans Suddenly Getting Nervous About a Special Election in KansasThe House district represented by Mike Pompeo looked unassailable just days ago. No more.
  32. Conservative Governors Still Not Ready to Accept Free Medicaid MoneySome observers hoped the crash of Trumpcare would convince 19 holdout states to expand Medicaid. No such luck.
  33. Judges to Kansas Governor: Fund the Schools Already!The endless fiscal crisis caused by Sam Brownback’s experiment in tax-cutting led the Kansas courts to order him to pony up more funds for education.
  34. Kansas Republicans Are Getting Sick of Small GovernmentSome tea-party Republicans in the state legislature have lost faith in Sam Brownback’s supply-side voodoo.
  35. talking about the weather
    Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma, Injuring 7At least four tornadoes were spotted in Oklahoma, and one was seen in Kansas.
  36. early and often
    Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at the Disastrous Kansas Tax CutsJokes about a serious situation.
  37. The Republican Party Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas and LouisianaThe GOP’s economic program just decimated two American states. Why haven’t the party’s presidential candidates been asked to account for that?
  38. Amtrak Train Derails in Kansas, Injuring DozensNobody was killed, and the cause is still unknown. 
  39. politics
    Ted Cruz Wins Kansas CaucusesHe also won the CPAC straw poll.
  40. shootings
    Gunman Kills 3 in Kansas Shooting Spree Shooter Cedric Larry Ford shot people at random from his car before targeting the manufacturing plant where he worked.
  41. the national interest
    Have Republicans Finally Gone Too Far in Kansas?The GOP rank and file is revolting against extreme fiscal conservatism.
  42. crimes and misdemeanors
    KKK Leader Caught With a Black Male ProstituteThe alleged Kansas shooter has an excuse, just in case you thought he couldn’t get any worse!
  43. school daze
    Kansas Parents Worried That Michelle Obama Will Upstage Their High Schoolers They want to disinvite the First Lady from a graduation ceremony.
  44. awful things
    Anti-Semitic Kansas Shooter Mostly Has His Mayor’s Support Marionville, Missouri, sounds like a nice place.
  45. early and awkward
    Sebelius Reportedly Thinking About Senate BidMaybe she’s just a glutton for punishment.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Frazier Glenn Miller Seemed Like a Nice GuyAnother chapter in the bizarre American tradition of vouching for the politeness of mass murderers.
  47. crimes and misdemeanors
    Kansas Shooter Frazier Glenn Miller’s Long Trail of HateThe alleged gunman was a very public white supremacist and anti-Semite.
  48. awful things
    Three Dead in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Spaces [Updated]A man arrested in connection with the shootings yelled, “Heil Hitler.”
  49. early and awkward
    Senate Candidate Milton Wolf Sorry for X-Rays“I’m not going to play these kinds of gotcha games,” he said.
  50. terrorble
    Man Thought He Was Going to Blow Up Kansas Airport TodayUnfortunately for him, his accomplices were in the FBI. 
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