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.
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.
Updated: 07/17/2013 - No word on Mayor Steve Shepard's medical condition after he suddenly left Tuesday night's meeting.
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.
Updated: 07/15/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback has named Jim Clark the new Secretary of Administration.
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.
Posted: 07/12/2013 - Their mission will be focusing on opportunities to partner with China and help grow the market for Kansas products.
Updated: 07/12/2013 - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is set to resign Friday, CBS News confirms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 07/09/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback's spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said Tuesday the Republican governor had not made a final decision on releasing the names of Court of Appeals 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.