<![CDATA[The Buzz: Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:44:35 CST The Buzz 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com A brokered convention is yesterday’s news. Let’s see a brokered presidency. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59611001.html#storylink=rss What if an independent runs — and no candidate gets 270 electoral votes?

Then it gets interesting.

Really interesting.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:50:08 CST

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New Hampshire has spoken, stirring more than a few reactions http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59532991.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump beats the other Republicans while the politerati opine about whether the huge win means more to come

Bernie Sanders scores a clear win over Hillary Clinton

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:39:12 CST

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Blunt received three draft deferments during Vietnam war UPDATED http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59529686.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Republican was exempted from the Vietnam draft three times because he was a student

His office had claimed he wasn’t drafted because he got a high lottery number in 1969, which is only partially accurate

Military records could be an issue in the 2016 Senate race

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:19:29 CST

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Here comes Chelsea http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59526688.html#storylink=rss The one-time first daughter will be in Johnson County next week stumping for mom

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:57:57 CST

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TheChat: David Axelrod says maybe the Clintons are their own worst problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59293463.html#storylink=rss And...David Pearce says he’s tilting at windmills

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:23:00 CST

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NYT endorses Kevin Yoder bill on email privacy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59135623.html#storylink=rss The Kansas congressman has picked up some heavy-duty support for his bill making it harder for law enforcement to search through your old emails

The measure could come up for a vote this week

Yoder has spent more than a year on the proposal

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:48:17 CST

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Uber, guns and term limits on the agenda in Missouri Capitol http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59101223.html#storylink=rss Lawmakers will once again consider statewide standards for vehicle-for-hire companies like Uber and Lyft

The push for ethics reform continues with a pair of bills set for a hearing in the Senate

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:31:48 CST

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TheChat: Ron Richard should know which job is the Statehouse’s best http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article59051123.html#storylink=rss And...Madeleine Albright is frustrated with young women backing Bernie Sanders

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:27:00 CST

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Group begins running anti-earnings tax radio ads http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article58853468.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:19:26 CST

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TheChat: Hays Daily News uses the word `recall’ about Gov. Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article58849718.html#storylink=rss And...Missouri state auditor to check how MU administrators are spending money

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:21:00 CST

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Steve Kraske: In the 2016 presidential race, John Kasich deserves a look http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article58400383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:41:04 CST

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TheChat: Hillary Clinton attempts to defend speaking fees http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article58380393.html#storylink=rss And...Ann Coulter takes on Jeff Roe

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:07:00 CST

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TheChat: Emanuel Cleaver champions major housing bill http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article58114258.html#storylink=rss And...Jeb Bush must top Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, or else

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:56:00 CST

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Tuesday’s view: Iowa caucuses signal winding roads to presidential nominations http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57947078.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz wins, but it’s Marco Rubio’s stock that rises most

A tie with Bernie Sanders may be a win for Hillary Clinton

New Hampshire’s primary is a week away and could mark a baby step to settling the races

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:42:55 CST

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TheChat: Vicky Hartzler remains thumbs down on Obamacare http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article58030973.html#storylink=rss And...Emanuel Cleaver remains thumbs up as the divide over the program continues

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:25:00 CST

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Anatomy of one caucus, and all the pressure and confusion that came with it http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57920743.html#storylink=rss Take a look inside one caucus Monday night in Iowa

It displayed all the persuasion, strategy and incredulity that could come into play

Just ask one mom and her daughter

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:53:22 CST

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TheChat: GOP begins to consider `culling’ process http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57754423.html#storylink=rss And..Rand Paul gets key Ferguson fact wrong

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:39:00 CST

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Iowa caucus results, as they come in http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57823518.html#storylink=rss Running results from the Iowa caucuses

From the Media Center in Des Moines, Ia.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:50:31 CST

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So what music will Trump be able to play at rallies after Iowa? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57821588.html#storylink=rss Adele adds her name to other musicians who protest her music played at Trump rallies

Trump had been playing “Rolling in the Deep” and theme from “Skyfall”

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Will new app make Iowa caucuses more accurate? It might at least help http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57810538.html#storylink=rss Four years ago it took two weeks to clear up the Republican winner

This year the caucuses are using a new app that might prevent such a delay

But no counting system is perfect, especially when it comes to caucuses

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Basketball, bingo, beekeeping: Lots of Iowans had other plans Monday night http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57803598.html#storylink=rss The first-in-the-nation political test of presidential candidates wasn’t enough

Iowans simply had a lot going on Monday night

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:03:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57803598.html
Ted Cruz wins, Clinton in virtual tie with Sanders; Rubio has strong showing http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57756048.html#storylink=rss Marco Rubio finishes in third place in GOP race for the White House

Other Republicans place far behind them

Mike Huckabee and Martin O’Malley drop out of the race

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:46:49 CST

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Sarah Palin goes off on media during 'Today' show interview http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57795783.html#storylink=rss The former Republican vice presidential candidate said the show double-crossed her

An interview was supposed to deal with politics, not her son, she said

The show said there was no such agreement

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Supporters of low-polling O’Malley have strategy for tonight’s caucuses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57713558.html#storylink=rss They’ll try to draw from undecided caucus-goers or even the camps of Clinton or Sanders

Depending on how a caucus is shaping up, the Clinton or Sanders camp might see a need to keep O’Malley boosters from joining the enemy

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:31:07 CST

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Weather may help Trump, Sanders in Iowa http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57681783.html#storylink=rss A major snowstorm is predicted for parts of Iowa

Timing of the storm is critical

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:10:08 CST

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TheChat: Roy Blunt insists the U.S. is paying ransom to Iran http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57470133.html#storylink=rss And...lawmakers decry lousy relations with the University of Missouri

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:53:00 CST

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For presidential candidates, a dash to Iowa finish line http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57585853.html#storylink=rss The candidates make one final push for caucus votes

Many presidential hopefuls plan caucus-eve rallies across the state

Latest polls show both Democratic and Republican races too close to call

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:22:42 CST

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Ronnie Metsker resigns as Johnson County GOP chairman http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57572773.html#storylink=rss A former lawmaker, Metsker is well-respected as he assumes the position of Johnson County election commissioner

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:58:42 CST

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Clinton, Trump post narrow leads on Sanders and Cruz in final Iowa Poll http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57527198.html#storylink=rss The vaunted Iowa Poll released Saturday night showed Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders 45 percent to 42 percent

Donald Trump took the lead among Republicans with 28 percent to 23 percent for Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio was third among the GOP with 15 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 10 percent

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:35:16 CST

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The making of a president: Iowa caucus storm edition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article57478513.html#storylink=rss The weather is looking lousy across Iowa for the Monday night caucuses

Snow and sleet could lower turnout

Conventional wisdom holds that bad weather could help Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:04:43 CST

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