<![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 Federal judge stops Missouri from revoking Columbia Planned Parenthood’s abortion license http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article47166955.html#storylink=rss Temporary restraining order issued Monday will expire Wednesday night

Clinic’s doctor lost privileges with University of Missouri Health Care

If abortions stop in Columbia, St. Louis would be only place in Missouri performing them

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:09:19 CST

Donald Trump ponders charging CNN for his debate participation http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47286855.html#storylink=rss At speech in Macon, Ga., he proposes $5 million payment

After pondering pros, cons, Trump doesn’t commit to idea

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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:16:11 CST

In Paris for climate talks, Obama honors attack victims http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47096515.html#storylink=rss Obama visits Bataclan concert hall after midnight

French president, Paris mayor join him

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:25:07 CST

As poverty and hunger grow in Warrensburg, agencies try a new approach http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47258565.html#storylink=rss Basic needs for the poor run high in Johnson County, Mo.

Community leaders realized they had to work together to help more people

Today, families see benefits of more coordinated efforts by agencies, church groups and others

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:59:10 CST

Giving and getting grief: For the rich, increasingly common http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47140095.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:32:00 CST By MICHAEL HILL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47140095.html Trump meets black clergy, but does not name those who endorsed him http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47281525.html#storylink=rss Campaign had planned public endorsements after meeting

Public portion of event canceled after many denied plans to back Trump

Trump suggests clergy pressured by Black Lives Matter protesters

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:32:11 CST

Shawnee Mission parents look to U.S. Supreme Court in Petrella v. Brownback school funding case http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47192175.html#storylink=rss Parents argue Kansas shouldn’t cap amount of property tax money that districts can spend

They say cap violates constitutional rights to free speech, equal protection

A separate case, Gannon v. Kansas, argues that state has failed to fully fund schools

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:33:56 CST

KC won’t put downtown hotel challenge on election ballot http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47212045.html#storylink=rss City rejects group’s demand to put initiative petition challenging convention hotel on ballot, city attorney confirms

Citizens for Responsible Government now raising money to try to seek a court order for an election

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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:22:13 CST

Missouri lawmakers holding public hearing on Syrian refugees http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article46723005.html#storylink=rss Legislators have called on Gov. Jay Nixon to block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri

The governor has said the refugee question is a federal issue

House Speaker Todd Richardson says legislature will look for a way to ‘hit the pause button’ on refugee resettlement

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:10:49 CST

Law enforcement recruiters in Kansas facing challenges http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article46963165.html#storylink=rss Agencies struggle to fill open positions

Low starting pay, tough hours, negative publicity seen as possible factors

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:17:34 CST

Kansas committee weighs two education funding studies http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47189405.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:20:01 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47189405.html Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47083055.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:21:58 CST By DAVID CRARY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47083055.html GOP senators want say on climate pact http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47122570.html#storylink=rss White House argues accord not a treaty, requires no approval

But pact would not be binding on future presidents

Senators challenge interpretation

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:12:54 CST

Trump drops event with black pastors after some object http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47093535.html#storylink=rss Campaign had said 100 black ministers would endorse Trump

But some of those invited said they had no plans to endorse him

GOP candidate will still meet privately with ministers on Monday

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:00:28 CST

Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47118270.html#storylink=rss Joseph Capupto carried rewritten Constitution, attorney says

Intrusion prompted lockdown during Obama family Thanksigivng dinner

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:02:27 CST

Denouncing violence in Colorado, Obama declares, ‘Enough is enough’ http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article46953975.html#storylink=rss ‘We can’t let it become normal,’ the president says of recurring acts of gun violence

Obama invokes the name of the slain police officer to plead with leaders to address such shootings

Democratic presidential candidates issue statements of support to Planned Parenthood

Cruz, who has called for defunding agency, among few in GOP to express support for grieving families

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:02:00 CST

Missouri governor, Rams owner meet day before NFL meeting http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47267930.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:46:03 CST By SUMMER BALLENTINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47267930.html Trump says he should charge CNN for next debate appearance http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47267975.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:24:25 CST By BILL BARROW ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47267975.html Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47128895.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:32 CST By JILL COLVIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article47128895.html Clinton rallies with female Senate Democrats _ except Warren http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47259995.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:31:53 CST By KEN THOMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47259995.html Capitol Hill Buzz: New Speaker, new facial hair http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47224050.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:10:07 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47224050.html Higher education leaders drop plans for cigarette tax hike http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47223340.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:18:15 CST The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47223340.html From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47197115.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:43:00 CST By LISA LERER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47197115.html GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation http://www.kansascity.com/news/article47172055.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:32:00 CST By ALAN FRAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article47172055.html Clinton presses Venezuela to uphold will of voters http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47224180.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:22:00 CST By KEN THOMAS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47224180.html Obama offers governors individualized reports on refugees http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47239250.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:11:53 CST By JOSH LEDERMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47239250.html McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47128860.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:55:19 CST By ANDREW TAYLOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47128860.html New Mexico lawmakers discuss campaign finance reform http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47134190.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:57:00 CST By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47134190.html Senate confirms Obama's pick for USAID administrator http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47228125.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:32:01 CST By DEB RIECHMANN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article47228125.html Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47146050.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:26:03 CST By MARCY GORDON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article47146050.html