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House Votes To Delay Parts Of Health Care Law

Posted: 07/17/2013 - After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

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Liz Cheney, VPs Daughter, Launches Senate Bid

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Liz Cheney dedicated part of her nearly six-minute long video to criticizing President Barack Obama, accusing him of announcing a war on Americans' freedoms of religion and speech.

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Senate Subcommittee OKs $404M In Funds For NBAF

Posted: 07/16/2013 - A vote Tuesday sends the funding for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility to the full Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. The money is part of the Department of Homeland Security budget for 2014.

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Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Fix

Updated: 07/16/2013 - A state board rejected a rule change requested because a new state computer system that was supposed to provide that verification to the secretary of state's office hasn't started sending the information to election officials.

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Democrat Ponders Challenge To Jenkins

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Margie Wakefield, a family law attorney, says Monday that she is meeting with Democrats in the district to assess her potential to be a candidate.

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Democrat ponders challenge to Jenkins

Posted: 07/15/2013 - A Lawrence Democrat is considering challenging GOP incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins next year for the 2nd District U.S. House seat of eastern Kansas.

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Snowden Asks For Temporary Asylum In Russia

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Snowden is asking Russia for asylum, a WikiLeaks transcript of his statement says. White House says Russia is giving "a propaganda platform" to the NSA contractor.

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House Okays Farm Bill, But Not Food Stamps

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Farm bill approved by Republican-led House along party lines. Senate has approved its own version with food-stamp assistance, but President Obama has threatened to veto House version of the measure.

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Personal Attacks Make Palin "Cheery"

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Sarah Palin launched an attack campaign against Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, on Thursday, two days after suggesting that she might challenge him next year.

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Back To It: Dow Hits Record Highs Thursday

Posted: 07/11/2013 - U.S. stocks soared back into record territory Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied nearly 170 points to end at a record high of 15,460, breaking its previous record set May 28th.

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Kansas Chamber Names Pro-Jobs Legislators

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The Kansas Chamber issued its list of lawmakers it believes support sound business policy that strengthens the Kansas economy and attracts jobs.

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Kansas Senators Call For Emergency Drought Measures

Posted: 07/11/2013 - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Thursday called for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands to help livestock producers suffering from sustained and critical drought.

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Sarah Palin Eyeing 2014 Senate Run

Posted: 07/09/2013 - The former Alaska governor, who was also 2008's GOP vice presidential nominee, said Tuesday she's contemplating a bid for U.S. Senate against Democrat Mark Begich. He's up for re-election in 2014.

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Kansas Governor Rejects Call To Name Court Applicants

Updated: 07/08/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback's spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said the state is following the same process used for picking federal judges for more than 200 years. Brownback is under fire for not disclosing applicants for the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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