<![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 Suddenly, David Humphreys is contributing to Democrats http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article80166612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 05:24:00 CDT

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U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder facing heat from both left and right http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article80051962.html#storylink=rss Rep. Kevin Yoder has won re-election easily in the 3rd District of Kansas

This year, though, Democrats and conservative Republicans are challenging the incumbent

The opposition may end up helping Yoder, by placing him the political center of the district

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TheChat: Here come the Libertarians http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article80005697.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 06:35:00 CDT

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Democratic chairwoman said to be on very thin ice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79840912.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:31:01 CDT

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TheChat: Who’s that suddenly DEFENDING Bill Clinton? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79725052.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 06:25:00 CDT

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TheChat: A look back at what Kansas leaders said on a fateful day in state history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79492127.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 06:38:00 CDT

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to visit Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79561912.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:33:56 CDT

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Uproar over ‘Disney’ comments from VA secretary grows http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79543382.html#storylink=rss Sen. Roy Blunt says Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald should quit

McDonald compared veterans’ wait-times at medical centers to waiting in line at Disneyland

He did not back away from the comments Tuesday

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Missouri Republicans want changes to state primaries http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79499687.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:59:04 CDT

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TheChat: Missouri GOP slowly lining up behind Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79213997.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 06:21:00 CDT

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TheChat: Rex Sinquefield rattles his saber http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79002707.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 06:14:00 CDT

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Claire McCaskill hands out anti-Donald Trump `Risky and Reckless’ hats to Jackson County Democrats http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article79159267.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 10:49:36 CDT

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Missouri tobacco tax hike campaigns face court battles, ethics complaints http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78845972.html#storylink=rss A judge’s ruling threatens the chances of a tobacco tax increase to fund early childhood education getting on the ballot

Proponents of the measure have filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission against their main opponent

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Fri, 20 May 2016 11:52:07 CDT

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TheChat: Democrats fret-fret-fretting over Bernie Sanders http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78545497.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 06:11:00 CDT

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TheChat: Gov. Jay Nixon urges more work on ethics http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78279237.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 06:15:00 CDT

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Federal judge on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court list once worked for Bob Dole campaign in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78448557.html#storylink=rss Federal appeals court judge Raymond Gruender is on Trump’s list of potential nominees

Gruender works in St. Louis, with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

He once was chairman of Dole’s presidential campaign in Missouri

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Don and Megyn and Bernie and Hillary and the slog to November http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78321997.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton’s win in Kentucky is more relief than celebration for the Democratic front-runner

Bernie Sanders victory in Oregon gives hope to a campaign that looks more doomed by the hour

Critics found Megyn Kelly’s long-awaited interview with Donald Trump light on substance and heavy on self-promotion

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TheChat: Claire McCaskill backs President Obama’s transgender bathroom policy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78046462.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 06:21:00 CDT

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Eric Greitens knocks Chris Koster on bathroom policy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78292517.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 08:39:08 CDT

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Missouri Republicans react to Obama’s transgender bathroom directive http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78274977.html#storylink=rss Rep. Mike Moon says Obama is trying to protect “a behavior inconsistent with natural law”

Even Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster said Obama moved too quickly

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Demcorat, called the directive “common sense”

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Wed, 18 May 2016 07:36:00 CDT

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Moran, Roberts of Kansas oppose anti-Zika funding on final vote http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78174237.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Senate agrees to spend $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects

Republicans Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts opposed the spending

The two senators supported an alternative that would have taken money from the ACA to pay for fighting Zika

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Anger following Democrats’ Nevada convention continues to spread http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article78114352.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 14:44:21 CDT

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TheChat: Groups pledging to defeat voter ID in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77827787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 06:17:00 CDT

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Facebook should resist government pressure to change its news approach http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article77955107.html#storylink=rss The social media website faces accusations of bias in curating news

But the First Amendment applies to Facebook’s decision-making

The controversy shows why it’s important for corporations to have free speech rights

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Winners and losers of Missouri’s 2016 legislative session http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77886782.html#storylink=rss Senate Democrats overperformed, given that they hold only eight of the chamber’s 34 seats

Social conservatives saw much of their agenda stall in a GOP-dominated legislature

Lawmakers continued to weaken Missouri’s Sunshine Law while asserting they’re exempt from it

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Two former Kansas governors rip Brownback, GOP Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77811097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 May 2016 20:21:04 CDT

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Jeff Roe: ‘No regrets’ as Cruz campaign winds down http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77854637.html#storylink=rss In a video, the Kansas City-based consultant tells staff they did everything possible to win

Do we doubt Cruz will be a candidate in 2020? We do not.

Cruz is still active in state conventions, will be a force at GOP convention

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Mon, 16 May 2016 09:42:20 CDT

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TheChat: Gov. Jay Nixon touts record of not raising taxes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77625577.html#storylink=rss And...Gov. Sam Brownback once again confronts lousy job-approval numbers

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Mon, 16 May 2016 05:43:00 CDT

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Missouri lawmakers grant new powers to secretary of state http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77610832.html#storylink=rss The measure now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon

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Blunt, Kander pick up firefighter union endorsements Friday http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article77527042.html#storylink=rss Sen. Roy Blunt and Jason Kander, Missouri’s secretary of state, announced separate firefighter union endorsements Friday

Blunt’s comes from the largest firefighter organization in the state

Kander picks up endorsement of Local 42, Kansas City’s firefighter union

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