<![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 Appeals court hears arguments on immigration overhaul http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18834150.html#storylink=rss A federal district court judge in February ordered an indefinite halt to the president’s plan, which would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Lawyers for the Justice Department urged the appeals court to let the administration begin carrying out the president’s program.

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Steve Kraske: A toast to ‘Mister Connection’ and ‘everybody’s friend,’ Woody Overton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article18813651.html#storylink=rss Woody Overton, who headed the General Services Administration in Kansas City, worked on the inside but helped cement Kansas City’s status as a federal regional center.

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Uber may stay in Kansas City when new law takes effect http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18785196.html#storylink=rss Mayor Sly James’ office says he has had productive conversations to keep the Uber ride-booking service in Kansas City after new vehicle-for-hire regulations take effect Sunday.

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Rand Paul: A secret scandal will wreck Hillary Clinton ‘soon’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article18758127.html#storylink=rss In a speech Thursday to the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul made his third oblique reference to a scandal that according to him will grievously wound Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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Dispute over the meaning and impact of Tom Schweich’s suicide still divides Missouri Republicans http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18723906.html#storylink=rss Campaign tactics and candidacies may hinge on how the Missouri auditor’s suicide is ultimately perceived and how — or if — it alters the state’s approach to elective politics. As a result, the internal Republican debate over the suicide remains especially intense and has continued in recent days.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:06:51 CDT

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Kansas and Missouri move to tighten welfare rules http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18718107.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas signed into law new limitations on welfare eligibility and benefits, while Missouri legislators gave their final approval to a set of restrictions of their own. Brownback touted the Kansas changes as a way to promote self-reliance. But the law includes a ban on spending welfare funds at a wide variety of businesses, including movie theaters, massage parlors, cruise ships and swimming pools.

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Kansas City Council approves $225,000 settlement with Michael Brooks’ former aide http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18583337.html#storylink=rss Tonia Titus was an aide to Michael Brooks after he was elected to the City Council in 2011. According to the city’s Law Department, she filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge alleging a hostile environment based on her sex and retaliation.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:26:28 CDT

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Brownback signs welfare restrictions bill that drew national criticism http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18674886.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Thursday that will establish stricter requirements for welfare eligibility, set shorter time limits for how long a person can receive benefits and place new restrictions on where a beneficiary can spend money. Brownback touted the bill as a way to promote self reliance and lift people out of poverty.

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Schock’s campaign paid big for gifts, travel in final months http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18690990.html#storylink=rss A new report shows former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s campaign spent big on donor gifts and travel in the months before he resigned amid questions about his spending.

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Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in ‘under the radar’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article18690801.html#storylink=rss The gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol “apparently literally flew in under the radar,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, as concerned lawmakers questioned how it was allowed to happen and why.

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Clinton charity to limit countries than can donate http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article18678168.html#storylink=rss In spite of criticism over accepting money from foreign governments, the Clinton Foundation has decided to continue to look abroad for millions of dollars while limiting donor nations to a select group of six. The change in policy comes as former board member Hillary Rodham Clinton undertakes her presidential campaign.

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George W. Bush says he’s a problem for his brother, Jeb http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18668391.html#storylink=rss The former president says his younger brother’s potential candidacy for the White House has a problem: him.

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Koster leads fundraising for Missouri governor with $3 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article18663723.html#storylink=rss Attorney General Chris Koster had more than $3 million in cash on hand to spend on his bid for Missouri governor in 2016, campaign records released Wednesday show, more than twice the amount of the lead Republican fundraiser in the race, former state House speaker Catherine Hanaway.

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New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article18662589.html#storylink=rss A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:38:28 CDT By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer

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Kansas preparing to impose new welfare rules http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18661452.html#storylink=rss Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign welfare legislation restricting how poor families can spend cash assistance from the state.

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Hundreds turn out in Kansas City for a day of ‘$15 an hour’ protests http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article18606531.html#storylink=rss A phalanx of chanting low-wage workers and their supporters — part of a national movement in pursuit of a $15 minimum wage and unionization — took to Kansas City’s streets Wednesday evening. Organizers of the growing movement, known as Fight for 15, say similar protests were held in more than 250 cities nationwide on the April 15 deadline for workers to file their federal and state income taxes.

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Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article18915507.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:42:16 CDT By JACK GILLUM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article18915507.html New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18911829.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:13:07 CDT By JULIE PACE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18911829.html Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18912795.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:06:58 CDT By STEVE PEOPLES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18912795.html GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18848232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:47:12 CDT By STEVE PEOPLES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18848232.html Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18909012.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:12:05 CDT By LISA LERER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18909012.html For next president, a way out of the health care fights? http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article18911331.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:11:59 CDT By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article18911331.html The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18851319.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:18:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18851319.html Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18894342.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:57:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18894342.html South Dakota Democrats hope history helps them in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18873900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:52:11 CDT By JAMES NORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18873900.html Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article18846489.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:13:04 CDT By BRETT ZONGKER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article18846489.html Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article18846525.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:28:09 CDT By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and HARRY DUNPHY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article18846525.html Earth Day aims to reach millions with 'Angry Birds' game http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article18856230.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:17:04 CDT By BRETT ZONGKER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article18856230.html Sandia Labs, Purdue agree to tackle science, tech problems http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article18816456.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:52:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article18816456.html Barela takes oath, fills vacant New Mexico Senate seat http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18848004.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:52:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18848004.html