<![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 Expect to see the Full Cleaver on Thursday night http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92344627.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:17:48 CDT

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Kaine tells Missouri delegates that he’s a Harry Truman Democrat http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92339102.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:54:04 CDT

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Kansas equal pay teens are ‘having a blast’ in the DNC spotlight http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92317502.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:30:00 CDT

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Obama argues for a third term, with Hillary Clinton in charge http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92292592.html#storylink=rss President Barack Obama showed off his considerable speechifying skills

He went all in for Hillary Clinton, the woman he once ran against

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:16:46 CDT

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Midwestern nice Tim Kaine talks tough, mocks Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92280492.html#storylink=rss Former Kansas Citian Tim Kaine made his national debut at the Democratic National Convention

He toggled between an aw-shucks attitude and mockery of Donald Trump

Kaine’s speaking tics delight Twitter

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:52:42 CDT

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On third night of DNC, Twitter declares: Angela Bassett for president, and less cowbell http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92280287.html#storylink=rss The stars just kept coming out on the third night of the DNC, where Sigourney Weaver and Broadway stars took the stage in Philly

But one star was brighter than all, and Twitter is ready to vote for her

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:50:22 CDT

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Sanders pays surprise morning visit to Kansas and Missouri delegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91870312.html#storylink=rss Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to both delegations on Tuesday morning

The visit followed his speech Monday night urging support for Hillary Clinton

Sanders promised to get more campaign money into Kansas

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:21:50 CDT

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Manchurian-like Trump calls for Russian cyber hijinks on Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92179482.html#storylink=rss It’s like a bad remake of an OK Hollywood thriller

Donald Trump suggests maybe the Russians should try to get Hillary Clinton’s secretary of state emails

The WikiLeaks dump of Democratic Party emails stung Clinton as her convention began

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:54:49 CDT

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Can Hillary Clinton deliver her speech without a ‘Bernie! Bernie!’ interruption? http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92154347.html#storylink=rss For the speech of her life, Clinton may face protests from the Bernie Sanders crowd

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention have listened intently to some speakers and booed others

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:33 CDT

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Al Franken calls Trump’s approach to problems ‘childlike’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92123752.html#storylink=rss Franken spoke Wednesday to the Missouri delegation to the Democratic National Convention

The Minnesota senator and former TV star said the GOP nominee has only “magical” solutions

Franken compared Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, the “real deal”

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:04:18 CDT

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KC mayor: Race plays a role in lack of action on urban violence http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92117042.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Mayor Sly James spoke Wednesday to Missouri delegates at the Democratic convention

Urban violence would be addressed more seriously except most victims and shooters are black, he said

He called for stricter gun control and said Hillary Clinton would push for it

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:27:59 CDT

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Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks among host of stars at Democratic convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92057882.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past

He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland

No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:38:56 CDT

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Clinton talks Clinton, Bubba makes the case for Hillary http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92055092.html#storylink=rss Former President Bill Clinton spoke to the Democratic National Convention on behalf of his wife’s quest for the White House

His pitch for Hillary Clinton came with the couple’s unique political baggage as subtext

He argued for his candidacy while telling their love story

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:16:28 CDT

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Bernie Sanders supporters crash media tent at Democratic National Convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article92028147.html#storylink=rss Protesters invaded a large press tent at the Democratic National Convention and staged a sit-in

The protest marked the occasional acrimony of the gathering in Philadelphia

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:30:30 CDT

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‘Sex slave’ remark sparks lawsuit against Republican candidate for Missouri governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91979612.html#storylink=rss John Brunner is being sued by a California venture capitalist over a comment he made during a debate

The lawsuit was filed by an investor who donated $1 million to Brunner’s main rival, Eric Greitens

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:33:31 CDT

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Even with Democrats, Hillary Clinton is still working to build trust http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91959947.html#storylink=rss Some Democratic delegates say she suffers more from attacks than from any dishonesty

Others will vote for her despite their misgivings about whether she is a straight shooter

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:17:52 CDT

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DNC’s informercial features boos for its own product (Hillary Clinton) http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91844427.html#storylink=rss The Democratic National Convention kicked off with acrimony from a disappointed Bernie Sanders crowd

Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Sanders made a case against Donald Trump and for Clinton

Enthusiasm for a the party’s first woman nominee looked mixed at the convention’s open

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:35:06 CDT

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Emanuel Cleaver, always for Hillary Clinton, bonded with Barack Obama, Claire McCaskill’s first pick http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91756367.html#storylink=rss U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver took heat from fellow African-Americans for supporting Hillary Clinton in 2008

Sen. Claire McCaskill felt criticism from women for backing Barack Obama over Clinton

Now both stand enthusiastically behind Clinton

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:32:05 CDT

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McCaskill: Progressives should give Kaine a chance http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91690667.html#storylink=rss Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill lauded Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as a running mate

Kaine is a party unifier, McCaskill says

And progressives may be pleased when they check him out

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:22:12 CDT

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Kansas Democrats get sense of impending Clinton-Sanders truce http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91673197.html#storylink=rss Kansas Democrats met for their first caucus Monday

Several Sanders delegates said they’re prepared to back Clinton

But not until after Monday, when Sanders will meet with supporters

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:22:10 CDT

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Sanders crowd feeling burned on the eve of Democratic convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91618622.html#storylink=rss Bernie Sanders supporters come from Kansas and Missouri to Philadelphia still reluctant about rallying for Hillary Clinton

Emails leaked from party headquarters affirmed their complaints that Democratic bosses angled for Clinton

Clinton’s forces hope to generate enthusiasm from the Sanders ranks during this week’s convention

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:50:59 CDT

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Sen. Claire McCaskill on the Clinton-Kaine ticket: ‘They are the grown-ups’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91468562.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Democrat applauds Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate

“He will be a real antidote to all of that fear and anger and darkness on the other ticket”

McCaskill says she doesn’t think Kaine is too conservative and he will appeal to progressives

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:55:13 CDT

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Kansas delegates thought Trump hit a home run with speech http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91223237.html#storylink=rss Kansas delegates raved about Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night

The speech closed the Republican convention in Cleveland

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:03:33 CDT

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Trailwatch, week of July 16-26: Money, money, money http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91235972.html#storylink=rss Cash pours into the Missouri governor’s race

U.S. Senate candidates Roy Blunt and Jason Kander tend to the home fires

Sly James picks an AG candidate

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Trump on teleprompter, same message, different cadence, plenty of volume http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91205877.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump read his presidential nomination speech from a script, loudly

Partisans, depending on their party, either loved or hated what they heard

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:28:59 CDT

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Brownback defends his record and delegates give him a standing O http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91007927.html#storylink=rss Kansas delegates heard their governor, Sam Brownback, speak Thursday

He aggressively promoted his record and derided critics

Delegates stood with him

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:00:32 CDT

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Veep candidate Pence gets glowing reviews from delegates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91012997.html#storylink=rss Unlike Ted Cruz, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was getting glowing reviews Thursday from Kansas delegates

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:21:39 CDT

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Kansas delegates: Cruz may not recover from this political mistake http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article91000387.html#storylink=rss Kansas convention delegates agreed with those in Missouri on the Ted Cruz speech

Wednesday night Cruz chose not to endorse Donald Trump

Big, big mistake, delegates said Thursday

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:22:17 CDT

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Most Missouri delegates think Cruz made a mistake in speech http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90982157.html#storylink=rss In his speech Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz withheld endorsement from Trump

Missouri Republicans reacted with shock, sadness and some support Thursday

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:25:59 CDT

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Ted Cruz disses Donald Trump and the GOP disses Cruz — it was great TV http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article90951692.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz congratulated, but didn’t endorse, Trump

Delegates booed Cruz and cheered veep nominee Mike Pence

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:37:54 CDT

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