“Come on and help out a little bit,” the president implored lawmakers to laughter and applause from an audience of 1,500 at the Uptown Theater. The 33-minute speech, which focused entirely on domestic issues, was the centerpiece of an 18-hour presidential stop in Kansas City. Republicans criticized the president’s often partisan tone.
The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence. A companion bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House.
Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia. Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long.
About 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, the president pulled into the Platte County suburb for an unannounced stop. People on the main drag got just a few minutes’ notice that the president was coming. His staff expected him to stay about 30 minutes. He lingered nearly an hour.
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James and several East Side leaders pledged Tuesday to collaborate on an economic development plan, including the streetcar, for the Linwood Boulevard corridor. The agreement comes one week before a streetcar election that appears too close to call.
The president feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. At Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, he met with four White House-chosen Kansas Citians over a half slab of ribs and a Bud Light and discussed how what he does in Washington registers in people’s lives.
A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf, a boost for the incumbent’s sizeable and consistent lead in fundraising.
Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.
California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.