<![CDATA[Government & Politics News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/ en-us Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:59:13 CST Government & Politics 60 Welfare cuts in Kansas, Missouri could be a hint of things to come http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22151589.html#storylink=rss Advocates on the left and right now think the stiffer welfare laws in Kansas and Missouri might actually be the blueprint for a growing, state-based effort to refashion the entire support system for the poor, from food stamps and housing to health care.

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Questions swirl about university’s responsibilities in Missouri speaker-intern scandal http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21713661.html#storylink=rss Since news broke of sexually suggestive text messages between then-Missouri House speaker John Diehl and a legislative intern, many have wondered whether Missouri Southern State University did everything required by federal law. Universities are facing heightened scrutiny over how they handle enforcement of federal Title IX laws.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 16:24:14 CDT

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Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21806469.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 21:41:03 CDT By ALAN FRAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21806469.html Absentee voting now open for KC’s June 23 election http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21741564.html#storylink=rss Absentee voting is now open for Kansas City’s June 23 election.

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Uber is back in Kansas after Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill into law http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21709980.html#storylink=rss The signing puts an end to a controversy that had besieged the Kansas Legislature in recent weeks. The company had suspended service in the state earlier this month after lawmakers overrode Brownback’s veto of a previous bill. The new bill’s regulations are less stringent and have Uber’s support.

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Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21685377.html#storylink=rss Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.

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Clinton: GOP hopefuls afraid to ‘Stand up to the Tea Party and talk radio’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article21682968.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton chided congressional Republicans and presidential hopefuls for their opposition to Export-Import Bank, saying Friday that their prioritiesare “absolutely backwards” when it comes to helping Americans workers and businesses.

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Kansas lawmakers review tax on exchange health policies http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21662028.html#storylink=rss A Kansas Senate committee has reviewed a proposal to impose a new fee on insurance policies sold through an online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul.

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KC buys time to adopt a higher minimum wage; it could happen this summer http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21612534.html#storylink=rss Faced with a big community fight, the Kansas City Council on Thursday opted not to put a minimum wage proposal on the August ballot but pledged to come up with its own minimum wage increase by mid-July.

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Huckabee lends support to Josh Duggar after molestation allegations http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21681036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:50:08 CDT By BEN BRODY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21681036.html Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21667932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:36:13 CDT By ERICA WERNER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21667932.html Kansas House approves variety of election changes http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21646065.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 22:36:11 CDT By NICHOLAS CLAYTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21646065.html KC postpones vote on energy reporting mandate http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21622980.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council postponed until June 4 a vote on a controversial mandate to require large buildings to measure their energy and water consumption.

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Steve Kraske: As Republicans debate the Kansas budget, Democrats hold their tongues http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article21611541.html#storylink=rss They’re working hard not to gloat. That slim but hardy band of Democrats in the Kansas Legislature insists it takes no pleasure in the ongoing trials of their Republican colleagues. The GOP faces the herculean challenge of balancing a budget more than $400 million out of whack. But if Democrats turned smug, could you blame them?

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Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21638025.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 21:01:06 CDT By THOMAS BEAUMONT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21638025.html Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21551823.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 21:16:09 CDT By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21551823.html Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22130523.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 17:51:05 CDT By KEN DILANIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22130523.html Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22130529.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 15:36:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22130529.html Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22129602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 07:36:05 CDT By CATHERINE LUCEY and STEVE PEOPLES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article22129602.html Benfica celebrates title with sons of fan beaten by police http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21973320.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 17:05:41 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21973320.html About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21946026.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 15:05:22 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21946026.html NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21884346.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 13:06:08 CDT By KEN DILANIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21884346.html Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21807840.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:26:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21807840.html After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21806484.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 08:46:05 CDT By KEN DILANIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21806484.html Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21508989.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 08:21:06 CDT By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21508989.html Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21657030.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 01:06:08 CDT By KEN DILANIAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21657030.html US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807843.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:41:05 CDT By ROBERT BURNS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807843.html Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807852.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:23 CDT By JOAN LOWY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807852.html Senate clears White House-backed trade bill http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21656805.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:36:05 CDT By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21656805.html Highlights of Clinton emails on Benghazi http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21807849.html