GOP: Look to the states
April 6th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP: Look to the states

(CNN) - It's all but certain the Republican-backed budget won't be adopted for the federal government this year, so the GOP governor of Kansas pointed Saturday to a place the party can make change: at the state level.

Gov. Sam Brownback explained in the party's weekly address, "the ideas on how to fix the federal government are now percolating in the states, 30 of which are led by Republican governors.
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Obama to appear on Kansas ballot after 'birther' challenge dropped
September 17th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to appear on Kansas ballot after 'birther' challenge dropped

(CNN) – Efforts to keep President Barack Obama's name off of the Kansas presidential ballot were halted Monday when a state board ended its probe over questions about the president's place of birth, the Kansas Secretary of State's office confirmed.

The all-Republican board made its decision after the person leading the objection, Manhattan, Kansas resident Joe Montgomery, dropped his challenge on Friday saying he had received threatening phone calls.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Kansas • President Obama
Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops
May 26th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Rep. Lynn Jenkins marked the Memorial Day weekend by paying tribute to American service members during their weekly addresses Saturday.

"Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend," Obama said. "In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it."
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Filed under: Kansas • President Obama
Santorum wins Kansas caucuses; Romney touts delegate gains
March 10th, 2012
07:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum wins Kansas caucuses; Romney touts delegate gains

(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cruised to victory in Saturday's Kansas caucuses, gathering momentum for two upcoming Southern primaries. But top rival Mitt Romney's campaign said the candidate won more delegates over the weekend, with the help of three other races and updated results in one state.

Santorum's victory in Kansas - which his top rivals essentially ceded - came on the heels of his three victories on Super Tuesday. His campaign said tea party loyalists and conservatives continue to rally around him.

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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
BREAKING: Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, CNN projects
March 10th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will win the Kansas caucuses on Saturday, CNN projects. He will receive at least 20 of the state’s 40 delegates.


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Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop
March 7th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop

Lenexa, Kansas (CNN) – Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that candidates currently in the GOP field should continue their presidential campaigns "for as long as they feel they should stay in the race."

His comments came in response to reporters' questions surrounding a pro-Santorum super PAC adviser's comments that Gingrich should exit the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Gingrich bypasses Kansas to focus on Alabama, Mississippi
March 7th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich bypasses Kansas to focus on Alabama, Mississippi

Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) – Following the Super Tuesday results, Newt Gingrich cancelled a visit to Kansas later this week to instead focus on two must-win southern states.

Less than 24 hours prior the campaign was touting a two-day trip to Kansas in the lead-up to Saturday's caucus. The press release even included a quote from State Director Mike Pirner that said Gingrich is "taking Kansas very seriously and this aggressive schedule is a demonstration of that."
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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Newt Gingrich
Obama channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism'
December 6th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism'

(CNN) - More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New Nationalism" speech, President Barack Obama sounded similar themes Tuesday in the same town in the Republican heartland of Kansas, delivering a populist speech that called for extending the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year.

Obama described stark differences between a Republican ideology he described as leaving people to fend for themselves and his vision of government helping provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of where they begin in life.

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Filed under: Congress • Kansas • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes
Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet
November 28th, 2011
02:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet

(CNN) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback apologized Monday for what he called his staff's "overreaction" to a disparaging tweet directed at him by a high school senior during a state Capitol visit.

Emma Sullivan, 18, said late Sunday that she would not write an apology letter to the governor - as her principal had requested - that was due Monday.

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Filed under: Kansas • Sam Brownback
September 16th, 2010
07:30 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Toto, This is most definitely Kansas!

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

Kansas 3rd: Rep. Dennis Moore (D) is retiring
Primary: August 3, 2010
Location: Kansas City and surrounding areas
Days until the election: 47

In the state that is famous for its blustery tornadoes, the anti-incumbent winds that are sweeping the rest of the country have reliably whipped up a frenzy that may result in a Republican takeover of a Democratic House seat in the state's third congressional district. The race to succeed Rep. Dennis Moore, who was the first Democratic member of Congress to announce retirement last year and who has held the seat since 1998, is a close one: Moore's wife Stephene won the Democratic primary on August 3 to represent her party, while GOP state legislator Kevin Yoder won his party's nod after a scrappy intra-party fracas. Stephene Moore's name recognition in the district, which includes Kansas City and some of its suburbs, has been a huge asset to her, but Kansas' red roots (the state voted solidly for McCain in 2008, and hasn't elected a Democratic Senator since 1932), along with a tough environment for Democrats overall, are pushing Yoder into a stronger position.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Kansas
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