<![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: Milton Wolf sniffs a (dead) rat in inquiry on Facebook posts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26381941.html#storylink=rss The 2014 U.S. Senate candidate in Kansas may be looking at a second run in 2016, but he can’t get a resolution from a state board that’s investigating him over 2010 Facebook posts showing X-ray images of gunshot victims with joking commentary. He suspects there’s political motivation behind the lag.

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TheChat: Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson promises a better Capitol culture for women http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26208703.html#storylink=rss And...the number of projects in Missouri’s five-year road plan is way down

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:05:00 CDT

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Hillary Clinton is coming to Kansas City for the National Council of La Raza conference http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26077267.html#storylink=rss The Democratic presidential candidate — a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady — is scheduled to appear at the conference at the Kansas City Convention Center on Monday, July 13.

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TheChat: Even Hillary Clinton gets stood up for White House meetings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article26040709.html#storylink=rss And...incoming Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge explains why there are so many dissenting opinions in legal cases

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:35:00 CDT

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Dave Helling: Transparency is needed to examine mental health treatment in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article26004244.html#storylink=rss We all have an interest in how mentally ill patients are treated. Mental illness costs us billions each year in police costs, prosecutions, incarcerations and treatment. Not to mention the human cost, for defendants and victims alike.

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TheChat: Even Hillary Clinton gets stood up for White House meetings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25991062.html#storylink=rss And...incoming Missouri Chief Justice Mary Breckenridge explains why there are so many dissenting opinions in legal cases

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:21:00 CDT

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Bev Randles is IN for Missouri lieutenant governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25957276.html#storylink=rss A Republican, Randles faces a potential August 2016 primary against three-term incumbent Peter Kinder

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:39:45 CDT

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TheChat: The drought in Kansas isn’t over, but concerns have eased http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25883914.html#storylink=rss And...a dispute emerges over when Missouri counties have to start issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:20:00 CDT

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Congress struggles to meet the work record of its last two-year session http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25858204.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Missouri and Kansas campaigns are scrambling for dough as June 30 deadline beckons http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25849813.html#storylink=rss The second-quarter fund-raising deadline hits at midnight Tuesday and campaigns are eager to show that they’ve raised big dollars

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:24:56 CDT

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Chelsea Clinton got $65,000 for UMKC speech, newspaper says http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25822630.html#storylink=rss UMKC wanted Hillary Clinton, but the former secretary of state wanted $275,000 for her appearance.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:19:04 CDT

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TheChat: Tensions between Supreme Court justices rise http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25654255.html#storylink=rss And...Lindsey Graham dismisses talk of a constitutional amendment to overturn the court’s ruling on gay marriage

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:49:00 CDT

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TheChat: Anthony Kennedy emerges as gay rights icon http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25614127.html#storylink=rss And....The Donald’s presidential candidacy is making Republicans nervous

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:09:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25614127.html
Steve Kraske: Sly James, Sam Brownback have done it again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article25611259.html#storylink=rss Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas City Mayor Sly James are dissimilar politicians, but both are coming off impressive political feats.

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TheChat: The fallout to the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling rolls on http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25523362.html#storylink=rss And...a Missouri lawmaker proposes a bill to ban the Confederate flag

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:51:00 CDT

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Reactions to SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare roll in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25476463.html#storylink=rss Here’s what we have so far. More as they come in, and a Twitter feed below:

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:48:07 CDT

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TheChat: Missouri’s top judge wants to de-mystify the courts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25403413.html#storylink=rss And...Hillary Clinton lays down the law on hate

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:15:00 CDT

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New ad backing right-to-work law airs in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25462645.html#storylink=rss The group behind the spot is the conservative Americans for Prosperity Missouri

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:19:54 CDT

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Dave Helling: Sly James faces quick second-term decisions, headaches as KC’s mayor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article25428550.html#storylink=rss Sly James’ second term won’t be a slam dunk. The city’s voters on Tuesday picked a City Council of unusual independence, one unlikely to succumb to mayoral pressure. And with a low threshold for initiative petitions in the city, voters will get a say in government, too.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:28:12 CDT

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Missouri budget director to leave government http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25425187.html#storylink=rss One of the smartest and most important persons in Missouri state government is leaving. Linda Luebbering was known to patiently explain state budget policies to reporters. Her discussions were typically free of jargon, and usually free of partisan spin.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:58:16 CDT

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TheChat: Claire McCaskill rips federal agency for falling down on car safety http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25334920.html#storylink=rss And...Gov. Jay Nixon makes a pitch to help two troubled St. Louis school districts

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:17:00 CDT

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FBI is asking about a Jackson County contract with consultant with ties to John Diehl http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article25345828.html#storylink=rss Two Jackson County legislators have confirmed that the FBI has been asking about a contract between the county and Brittany Burke and her St. Louis public relations firm, Tactas. Burke has said she had an affair with Diehl, the former Missouri House speaker, last year.

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A top concern for voters? Money in politics http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25329985.html#storylink=rss In fact, the influence of cash now tops any worries over another Bush or Clinton in the White House, a new poll finds

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:18:07 CDT

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TheChat: South Carolina begins push to rid itself of the Confederate flag http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25178008.html#storylink=rss And...Republicans are wondering whether Democrat Jason Kander will stand alongside Hillary Clinton during her visit to Missouri Tuesday

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:58:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25178008.html
Brandon Ellington confronts GOP lawmaker involved in salute to Confederate flag http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25190890.html#storylink=rss The head of the Legislative Black Caucus said he found it “disheartening,” “hurtful” and “wrong”

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Dave Helling: With Hillary Clinton’s visit, Missouri can return to political spotlight http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article25174138.html#storylink=rss As Democrat Hillary Clinton visits St. Louis on Tuesday, we don’t know whether Missouri voters will play a significant role in the 2016 presidential campaign. But there are hints that both Democrats and Republicans are keeping an eye on the state, which is an unexpected development.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:01:02 CDT

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Sly James pipes up with ‘Amazing Grace’ after losing World Series wager http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25155985.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:25:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25155985.html
TheChat: Barack Obama says his family life has improved since he became president http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article25097305.html#storylink=rss And....Gov. Jay Nixon expands insurance coverage for those with eating disorders

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:49:00 CDT

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Steve Kraske: Remember the name Quinton Lucas, a politician of startling potential http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article25001182.html#storylink=rss He is the favorite to win the 3rd District at-large seat on the Kansas City Council next week, and he has the credentials, and the demeanor, to go a long way in politics. Local Democratic politicos even dare to compare him to a young Barack Obama.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:21:19 CDT

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Former Speaker John Diehl had affair with Gov. Jay Nixon’s lobbyist http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article24939151.html#storylink=rss The soap opera that is Jefferson City keeps rolling along

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