<![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 Four former Kansas governors release fundraising letter critical of Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85821462.html#storylink=rss A letter from the Save Kansas Coalition asks for donations to “educate” voters

Those signing include two Republican ex-governors

The fundraising came as state lawmakers grappled with school funding and revenue shortfalls

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Rex Sinquefield-funded group hammers Missouri lieutenant governor candidate over lobbyist gifts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85740377.html#storylink=rss Missouri Club for Growth has already donated $500,000 to GOP lieutenant governor hopeful Bev Randles

The group — which is funded by Rex Sinquefield — launched an ad targeting her rival, Republican Mike Parson

Mike Parson took $45,000 worth of lobbyist gifts from 2004 to 2015

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:50:35 CDT

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Trailwatch: The week in Missouri and Kansas politics http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85715272.html#storylink=rss What’s happening in Missouri and Kansas politics?

The usual: Charges, counter-charges — the whole glorious mess

Catch it here each Friday until Election Day

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:43:55 CDT

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Missouri attorney general candidates exchange attacks in new TV ads http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85476957.html#storylink=rss Josh Hawley and Kurt Schaefer, both of Columbia, have gone after each other for months

Hawley’s latest TV ad uses old footage of Schaefer declaring himself to be a “moderate”

Schaefer responded with an ad accusing Hawley of doing legal work for a terrorist

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:13:14 CDT

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TheChat: Serving in the Kansas Legislature likened to sailing on the Titanic http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85448617.html#storylink=rss And...Missouri’s child poverty rate remains a big issue

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:06:00 CDT

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Kansas City’s Cleaver joins Democrats’ sit-in to demand gun vote http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article85327347.html#storylink=rss Rep. Emanuel Cleaver among Democratic members of Congress who are staging a sit-in at U.S. House of Representatives

Protest led by Civil Rights icon John Lewis, D-Georgia, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus

House in recess, Democrats say they’ll hold the floor until they get a chance vote on gun control legislation

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:45:43 CDT

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Emanuel Cleaver is literally sitting on the floor of the U.S. House http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85316022.html#storylink=rss Kansas City congressman is taking part in House sit-in led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:12:29 CDT

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TheChat: Lynn Jenkins visits Guantanamo Bay http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85228612.html#storylink=rss And...``Black Men for Bernie” rally (sort of) in downtown St. Louis

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:14:00 CDT

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Missourians now part of effort to seek GOP alternative to Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article85018082.html#storylink=rss The movement to free Republican convention delegates has a Missouri component

Nearly a dozen operatives are calling delegates, asking them to consider breaking from the candidate to whom they are pledged

The group is not offering a specific alternative to Trump

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:44:27 CDT

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TheChat: Donald Trump adviser disputes idea that Missouri is in play http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84999852.html#storylink=rss And...Kansas is withholding a big payment in wake of a Medicaid backlog snafu

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:09:00 CDT

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Jason Kander, Roy Blunt joust via Twitter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84973732.html#storylink=rss The two elbow each other over gun laws and the need to confront radical Islamic terrorism

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:32:08 CDT

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TheChat: What type of state is Kansas? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84769597.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:27:00 CDT

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Gloves coming off in U.S. Senate race in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84967752.html#storylink=rss Roy Blunt, Jason Kander argue over terrorism and foreign service

The Senate race, relatively quiet, is getting louder

Guns may be an issue in November

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:43:44 CDT

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Mysterious PAC in Missouri governor’s race denies link with Eric Greitens http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84841757.html#storylink=rss LG PAC said Monday it is not affiliated with Eric Greitens, one of four GOP hopefuls in the race

A story on KMBC-TV suggested a possible link between Greitens and LG PAC

The group has run an ad critical of John Brunner, another candidate in the Missouri governor’s race

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:14:14 CDT

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TheChat: GOP effort to block Donald Trump revs its engines http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84551322.html#storylink=rss And...Barry Goldwater’s widow is no fan of Trump either

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 06:39:00 CDT

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George W. Bush to raise money for Roy Blunt in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84543297.html#storylink=rss The ex-president has largely been out of politics since he left the White House

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:59:12 CDT

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TheChat: Claire McCaskill speaks out for gun background checks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84263742.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:55:00 CDT

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Labor unions are spending big on Chris Koster’s campaign for Missouri governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84202272.html#storylink=rss So far this year, Koster has recieved more than $2 million in donations from labor unions

Unlike his potential Republican rivals, Koster opposes right-to-work legislation

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:16:34 CDT

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TheChat: Who does Donald Trump hate now? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83860842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:36:00 CDT

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Emanuel Cleaver raises questions about Airbnb http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article84176692.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City congressman says some African American consumers are subjected to discrimination

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:50:54 CDT

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Lawmakers get sweaty for dog safety http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article83936482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:12:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article83936482.html Jenkins leads delegation to Guantanamo detention center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83903427.html#storylink=rss The Kansas congresswoman will lead a delegation to Guantanamo

She and others strongly oppose transfer of any detainees out the facility

Such a transfer seems unlikely, although release of some detainees is possible

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:20 CDT

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TheChat: Sly James is fed up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83649652.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:28:00 CDT

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Who’s the top recipient of NRA donations anywhere in the country? Take a bow, Sen. Roy Blunt http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83852587.html#storylink=rss At $60,550, the Missouri senator tops a new list of those accepting contributions from the gun-rights organization

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:24:35 CDT

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Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article83727597.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:59:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article83727597.html Cole County, Mo., reverses decision and will fly flags at half-staff to honor Orlando victims http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83691157.html#storylink=rss Cole County’s presiding commissioners had voted 2-1 against lowering the flag

The state’s largest LGBT rights organization called the vote “beyond hurtful to the victims and their families and the entire LGBT community”

Facing a backlash, the commission backtracked later in the day

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:10:57 CDT

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KC leaders say Missouri bill would ‘invite more gun violence onto our streets’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83681772.html#storylink=rss Legislation eliminates the requirement to get a permit to legally walk around with a concealed firearm

The “stand your ground” provision would allow someone to use lethal force without a duty to retreat

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:28:17 CDT

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The Eric Greitens ad inspires a spoof http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83707662.html#storylink=rss Be forewarned: This is a coffee spewer

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:10:06 CDT

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Republican Catherine Hanaway gets another $278,000 from Missouri mega donor Rex Sinquefield http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83649927.html#storylink=rss The donation was filtered through a political action committee called Great St. Louis

Hanaway has received nearly $1.6 million from Sinquefield and the committees he funds

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:31:10 CDT

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Missourian Jeff Roe is back on the air, and on the record http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article83639677.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:50:00 CDT

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