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Analysis: Why Obama will win in a government shutdown

A few months ago, I wrote that there were few real parallels between the Republican congressional takeovers of 1994 and 2010. Maybe I was wrong. Continue reading


Huelskamp hits Obama over DOMA

In reaction to the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress passed and a Democrat president signed into law in 1996, Congressman Huelskamp offered the following remarks: Continue reading

Open mouth, insert foot

If you’re “olive skinned” then you must be an illegal alien, right? One state representative seems to think so. Continue reading

Huelskamp opposes ‘card check’

First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp proposed an amendment to the continuing federal budget resolution that would prohibit any effort to replace the secret ballot in union elections. Continue reading

Moran calls health care vote a ‘missed opportunity’

Senator Jerry Moran called the U.S. Senate’s failure to repeal the controversial health care law a “missed opportunity” in a press release sent after the vote Wednesday. Continue reading

Senators continue the fight

Following Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s vote to repeal Obama’s health care plan, Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are taking their turn at derailing the controversial health care package. On Wednesday, Moran and Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, sponsored legislation to fully repeal the law. The legislation mirrors the bill passed by the U.S. House. … Continue reading

Pro-life movement gaining support in state, D.C.

With the Republican resurgence in both Kansas and Washington, abortion has once again taken a prominent place on the agenda. The 28th anniversary of Roe. v. Wade, which was observed Monday, let many state and local politicians air their views on the controversial Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. “It is a tragic anniversary because … Continue reading

Moran responds to SOTU

Senator Jerry Moran offered the following thoughts on last night’s State of the Union Speech. Continue reading

Svaty joins the EPA

Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty has found himself a new, off the farm job. The Ellsworth Democrat has joined the Environmental Protection Agency staff as the Region 7 Administrator. A job that offices out of Kansas City and encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations. Svaty met with his successor, Dale … Continue reading

Huelskamp calls for defunding of abortion provider

Rep. Tim Huelskamp on Thursday offered comments as part of the House’s discussion on abortion and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. The Fowler Republican is father to four adopted children. During his testimony, Huelskamp shared his adoption experiences and asked that law makers consider alternatives for women considering abortions. “Far too often too … Continue reading