<![CDATA[Columns & Blogs: The Buzz | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:09:49 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:09:49 CDT The Buzz 60 Steve Kraske: Kansas Board of Healing Arts has closed case against Milton Wolf http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article32662095.html#storylink=rss The tea partier investigated for his 2010 Facebook posts involving gunshot victims and others with snarky captions continues to flirt with another run for the U.S. Senate from Kansas.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:20:00 CDT

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Huckabee picks up KC consultant for Iowa effort http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32526993.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:12:08 CDT

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TheChat: Ferguson’s mayor stands up to Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32519253.html#storylink=rss And...Sen. Roy Blunt touts Missouri’s reputation on mental health

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:27:00 CDT

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Former Sen. Jack Danforth backs Peter Kinder for Missouri governor with $10,000 donation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32498568.html#storylink=rss The father of the modern Missouri Republican Party has made his pick for governor. Former U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth this week donated $10,000 to three-term Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. The contribution was made Monday, according to the state Ethics Commission, which tracks campaign checks.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:21:50 CDT By STEVE KRASKE

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Dave Helling: Death on live television — and elsewhere http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article32443374.html#storylink=rss Wednesday’s murders of a reporter and a photographer in Virginia were deeply tragic, but not unique. Meaningless, random violence, almost always at the end of a gun, is appallingly routine in our country.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:16:39 CDT

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TheChat: Now Donald Trump is taking on every elected politician IN THE COUNTRY http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32419911.html#storylink=rss And...a Kansas City lawmaker offers advice for how to deal with the sexual harassment intern crisis in Jefferson City

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:55:00 CDT

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Paul LeVota’s former chief of staff back on the job in Missouri Senate http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32398593.html#storylink=rss Ron Berry, the chief of staff to disgraced former Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota, was rehired this week, almost exactly one month after LeVota fired him. Berry, who had worked for the state since 2007, was back in the office Tuesday as chief of staff for the now-vacant 11th District.

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TheChat: Missouri law enforcement looking to alter its training standards in the wake of Ferguson http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32380671.html#storylink=rss And...former Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley empties his campaign account to help the GOP

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:30:00 CDT

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Pat Roberts again rips the idea of moving terrorist detainees to Fort Leavenworth http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32288499.html#storylink=rss The Kansas senator and his South Carolina colleague contend that President Barack Obama is willing to gamble on U.S. security for the sake of his personal legacy

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:40:21 CDT

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TheChat: Joe Biden taking a long, hard look at White House 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article32007744.html#storylink=rss And...Peter Kinder makes his pitch to voters at this year’s Governor’s Ham Breakfast

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:30:00 CDT

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Nancy Kassebaum, Jim Slattery come out FOR the Iran nuclear pact http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31991937.html#storylink=rss While the two former Kansas members of Congress back the plan, all current members appear to oppose it

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:23:49 CDT

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TheChat: Paul Davis is not fading away http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31894209.html#storylink=rss And...Ted Cruz pursues conservative evangelicals in his bid to rise in the 2016 field

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:10:00 CDT

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Steve Kraske: The one thought that shouldn’t get overlooked in the Jefferson City intern mess http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article31716939.html#storylink=rss It’s undoubtedly true that not all male lawmakers harass, but it’s also true that most women working in the building recount unwelcome behavior.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:38:34 CDT

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TheChat: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31610741.html#storylink=rss And...the Planned Parenthood saga rolls on

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:51:00 CDT

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Sen. Claire McCaskill to back Iranian nuclear deal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31611200.html#storylink=rss The Missouri senator throws badly needed support to controversial pact

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:59:38 CDT

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Dave Helling: Risky debt plans a potential problem http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article31524785.html#storylink=rss The governments in Kansas and Missouri have been on a borrowing spree this summer. A few days ago, Kansas borrowed a cool $1 billion to shore up its pension fund. Next week, Missouri will borrow $60 million to pay for a variety of projects, part of a $300 million bond issue approved by lawmakers last spring.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:05:18 CDT

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TheChat: Claire McCaskill offers advice on how to handle personal crisis while in public office http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31502909.html#storylink=rss And...Republicans target Senate candidate Jason Kander with a new video series

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:29:00 CDT

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Ex-worker in Kris Kobach’s office sues, blames firing on ‘reverse religious discrimination’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31536746.html#storylink=rss Courtney Canfield, a former worker in the office of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, filed a lawsuit in early August, claiming “reverse religious discrimination” in the office prompted her dismissal in November 2013.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:33:22 CDT

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State Rep. John Rizzo wants to see the Missouri House take a more expansive look at the problem of sexual harassment in the Capitol.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:02:43 CDT

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TheChat: Kris Kobach gives the media a big thumbs-down http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31376696.html#storylink=rss And...Missouri convenience stores give a thumbs-up to the idea of raising cigarette taxes for highways

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:28:00 CDT

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Missouri legislators suggest an intern dress code, but speaker nixes the idea http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31374875.html#storylink=rss After two of their legislative colleagues were forced to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment, Missouri lawmakers are drafting a new intern policy that some say should include an intern dress code. The idea was greeted with disdain by Democrats and set off a firestorm on social media, with critics arguing that it blames the victim. House Speaker Todd Richardson promptly put the idea to rest.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:49:00 CDT

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Sen. Claire McCaskill blasts Statehouse dress code idea http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31467521.html#storylink=rss Even as the House speaker kills the idea, the state’s Democratic senator calls the code akin to “victim blaming”

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:39:10 CDT

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Former interns speak out about proposed changes to Missouri House intern policy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31435217.html#storylink=rss Taylor Hirth and Alissa Hembree say they are disheartened by some of the changes being proposed.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:23:41 CDT

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Twitter reacts to Missouri legislators' intern dress code idea http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article31398239.html#storylink=rss When Missouri lawmakers met to discuss improvements to the House intern program after sexual harassment allegations, some proposed an intern dress code. The Internet proposed that they were crazy.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:57:43 CDT

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New John Brunner video demonstrates one thing: He’s ALL IN http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31383689.html#storylink=rss A new 90-second ad for the Missouri gubernatorial candidate in-waiting suggests that the St. Louis businessman won’t hold back in 2016

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:08:49 CDT

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TheChat: Missouri GOP leaders fret about crowded field for governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31289789.html#storylink=rss And...Claire McCaskill takes the governorship off the table as far as her future is concerned

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:16:00 CDT

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Is he or isn’t he? Milton Wolf, c’mon down! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31358714.html#storylink=rss The 2014 U.S. Senate candidate continues to flirt with a second race in 2016, but the flirtation phase appears to have no end in sight

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Former Lenexa administrator David Watkins dies at 61 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31310702.html#storylink=rss Former Lenexa city administrator suffered a fall at his home in Arkansas.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:47:10 CDT

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TheChat: Jeb Bush bears down in Iowa http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31185728.html#storylink=rss And...Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts puts his foot down on the idea of the Obama administration sending Gitmo prisoners to Leavenworth

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:27:00 CDT

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Conservative group files complaint against 2012 McCaskill-Akin collaboration http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31118828.html#storylink=rss In 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill let her pollster talk with Republican candidate Todd Akin’s campaign because she was convinced Akin would be the easiest candidate to defeat that fall and she wanted to help him win the nomination. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust says that conversation may have broken campaign laws.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:04:52 CDT

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