<![CDATA[Government & Politics News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/ en-us Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:37:52 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:37:52 CST Government & Politics 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Dutch Newman, longtime Democratic leader in Missouri, dies at 95 http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92084997.html#storylink=rss Dutch Newman, known to many as the grande dame of Missouri Democratic politics, has died

Democratic leaders made the announcement Wednesday morning

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:32:25 CDT

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Trump campaign: Tax returns still none of your business http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92096302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:34:46 CDT

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Four candidates for Missouri governor battle in tight GOP primary http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92004777.html#storylink=rss The race features Peter Kinder, Catherine Hanaway, John Brunner and Eric Greitens

Brunner and Greitens consider themselves outsiders

While they agree on most issues, the candidates bring vastly different experiences to the campaign

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:04:30 CDT

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Sean Hannity gives on-air endorsement to Tim Huelskamp http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92030267.html#storylink=rss Popular radio and Fox News TV host calls congressman “one person who doesn’t back down”

Huelskamp facing tough challenge from Great Bend physician Roger Marshall

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:41:20 CDT

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Bloch Fountain outside Union Station shut off again after pipe breaks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article91986467.html#storylink=rss Fountain was just rebuilt and rededicated June 30

Service line broke Saturday, and water flooded the pump room

Repair cost and schedule not yet known

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:53:54 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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Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92005192.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:06:45 CDT

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Democrats promise new push for gun control http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92028032.html#storylink=rss Mass shootings coupled with police shootings lead to new call for action

Push on gun issues promps fierce rebuttal from National Rifle Association

NRA, a Trump supporter, begins multimillion campaign against Clinton

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:29:56 CDT

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Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article92066502.html#storylink=rss Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:01:00 CDT By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MEGAN TRIMBLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article92066502.html
After VP Selection, Kaine switches gears to endorse repeal of Hyde Amendment on abortion http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92044217.html#storylink=rss The position is a reversal for Kaine

It aligns the Virginia senator with Clinton, as well as reproductive rights advocates, who argue it is an impediment for low-income women seeking abortions

Abortion foes view the Hyde Amendment, which is routinely attached to federal spending bills, as one of their great successes

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:09:05 CDT

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Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91859692.html#storylink=rss On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:21:00 CDT By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91859692.html
Bill Clinton puts a human face on his wife, the presidential nominee http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92048887.html#storylink=rss In a folksy, personal address, he tells of Hillary Clinton’s life of public service

He tells of his courtship and persistent effort to get her to marry him

He says Republicans are running against a cartoon version of her

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:40:55 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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Missouri and Kansas Democrats say President Obama is underappreciated, misunderstood http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91951507.html#storylink=rss President Barack Obama speaks to the Democratic convention Wednesday and is expected to discuss his eight years in office

Kansas and Missouri Democrats know Obama is unpopular in their states, but they say he has faced challenges other presidents have not

Sen. Bernie Sanders promises more party-building in both states

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102-year-old delegate casts Arizona ballots for Clinton http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article92044447.html#storylink=rss Jerry Emmett was born before women gained the right to vote in America, so it's fitting she announced that the Arizona delegation was casting 51 of its 85 votes for Hillary Clinton for president.

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Unity push draws in Kansas backers for Sanders, but not all http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article91999652.html#storylink=rss A push from Bernie Sanders for unity behind Hillary Clinton was pulling his Kansas supporters into the Democratic presidential nominee's camp Tuesday, though not all of them fully.

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Lead problem (if there is one) remains a frustrating mystery in Salina, Kan. http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91604667.html#storylink=rss Routine exams find 32 kids with high lead levels, sparking a state probe

Residents wonder about the drinking water, a battery factory

A pediatrician cites the “Flint influence” for residents’ heightened concerns

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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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Clinton campaign to argue Donald Trump ‘unfit’ to be commander in chief http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92100372.html#storylink=rss Focus of Wednesday night will be national security

Defense officials, veterans to tout Hillary Clinton credentials, question Trump’s

Briefed on DNC leak, Clinton calls it a ‘national security,’ not political

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Morning Buzz with Terry McAuliffe and Jennifer Palmieri http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91931822.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:28:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article91931822.html Why Hillary Clinton needs and wants Obama’s help http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92003782.html#storylink=rss President speaks at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday

Polls show Obama’s approval ratings are the highest since start of his presidency

Clinton has embraced Obama but if he gets too close, some say it could hurt her

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Terror fears permeated GOP week – Dems barely mention them http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92078597.html#storylink=rss The dissonance between the parties reflects starkly differing world views

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:28:29 CDT By BRADLEY KLAPPER

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Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks among host of stars at Democratic convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92060382.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

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Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92054947.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:19:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92054947.html The best of the nominations that helped Hillary Clinton make history http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92061707.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:26:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article92061707.html Bernie Sanders supporters crash media tent at Democratic National Convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92020517.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:03:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92020517.html The Latest: Obama feels "great" about DNC speech tonight http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article92075252.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

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Correction: Immigration Overload story http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91902102.html#storylink=rss In a story July 26 about refugee programs for Central Americans being expanded by the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that that expansion of a program to allow children to reunite with parents in the United States legally would also now allow some of their unmarried siblings to move to the U.S. The siblings are not required to be unmarried.

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Aide: Hillary Clinton 'alarmed' by Russia link to DNC hack http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article92098602.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (all times local):

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Orders for durable goods plunged in June http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article92079862.html#storylink=rss Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in June by the largest amount in nearly two years, reflecting a big decline in the volatile category of commercial aircraft and broad weakness across a number of other areas. The key category that tracks business investment eked out a small gain.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:51:03 CDT By MARTIN CRUTSINGER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article92079862.html