The potential for chaos before the November election may not happen after all. That’s a huge break for Brownback. Kansas’ governor must now convince voters that he is adequately devoted to public education.
After Harry Reid took to the U.S. Senate floor last week and called the Koch brothers “un-American,” people at Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. said they know what the Democratic Party plan looks like for the 2014 elections.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has noticed that some of his would-be rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are using this week's Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting to portray him as a foreign policy isolationist.
Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday night that California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa called him and apologized for refusing to let Cummings speak during an IRS hearing. The Maryland Democrat said he accepted the apology.
The court will rule on a lawsuit saying the Legislature abandoned its constitutional obligation to suitably fund elementary and secondary schools in Kansas. The ruling could force lawmakers to spend $600 million more annually on education.
Most of America's young adults are single, don't go to church and while half say they have no loyalty to a political party, when pushed they tend to swing further left politically than those before them.
The Senate on Thursday rejected legislation that would have stripped military commanders of the power to prosecute sexual assaults and other major crimes.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both.
Returning to the national stage for the first time since scandal erupted in his home state, a determined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that Republicans must "take on" the media directly as they work to improve the party's image ahead of the midterm elections.
Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.
Sen. Ted Cruz says Republicans need to stick to their principles heading into the November elections — and that the alternative means more losses at the ballot box.
More than 200 farmers and landowners in the Missouri River basin have sued the federal government, accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improper decisions that they say led to costly flooding. The landowners say the corps de-emphasized flood control in favor of protecting fish and wildlife. That choice, they say, led to floods and an unconstitutional taking of their land.
Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections.
Measures would help microbreweries and allow grocers and convenience stores to phase in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor. Opposition has come from retail liquor stores and beer wholesalers.
Jenkins legislation would suspend the health care laws fine of $95 or 1 percent of taxable income imposed on Americans who dont purchase insurance policies for 2014. The bill isnt likely to even get a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration on Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don't meet requirements of the new health care law.
Carolyn A. Wyatt’s petition alleges that she has suffered a lack of representation because the at-large District 1 commissioner’s position remains open. The seat has been vacant since Mark Holland became mayor last spring.
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal help his killer received.
Because of budget cuts, the “Blue Book” has been available only online recently, but now hard copies of the official state manual will be published by the Missouri Press Association.
A woman would have to wait three days after seeing a doctor before she could get an abortion under legislation endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri House.
Kansas pleaded that it didnt mean to condone discrimination against gay people. Legislators, even some of the folks who voted for the daffy religious freedom bill, decried it when faced with the national embarrassment the thing ignited. Can we get that in writing? How about by a vote through the Legislature?
Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama's new $3.9 trillion budget as nothing more than a Democratic manifesto for this fall's congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits from another quarter too — anti-deficit groups.
The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the "deporter in chief," denouncing the administration's deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
The House of Representatives, in a bipartisan vote of 306-91 Tuesday night, agreed to limit premium rate increases under the National Flood Insurance Program.
The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation's most conservative states.
It depicts a district whose top leadership was feuding and making a series of missteps as its schools were about to fall from full accreditation in 2012. Then-board president Breman Anderson Jr. was, according to the auditors, arranging contracts and moving to reassign top administrators mostly on his own while scrambling to contest some $150,000 in claims for unpaid vacation and sick leave by retired superintendent Marge Williams.
Overwhelming majorities in the Missouri House and Senate have signed off on separate bills. To become law, one or both of the bills would still have to wind its way through the other legislative chamber. But any bill would go into effect only if the Kansas Legislature or governor enacted a similar measure in the next two years.
Congressional approval of the request would complete federal financing for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., where scientists will study diseases and pathogens that pose a threat to livestock and public health.