Archive for May 10th, 2010

USA Today: Ancient art gets new digs at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum

Monday, May 10th, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is opening is refurbished Ancient Art Galleries featuring a 2,300-year-old coffin of an Egyptian noblewoman.

AP: Tornado reported as strong storms forecast to hit Kansas, Missouri

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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AP: Immigration will not go in Kansas House budget

Monday, May 10th, 2010

TOPEKA | A Kansas lawmaker has failed to insert a proposal modeled after Arizona’s new immigration law into the Kansas House budget bill.

Rep. Anthony Brown says the measure “denies benefits to those folks who can’t prove their status.”

Kansas Senate rejects gambling bill 19-20 — Wichita Eagle

Monday, May 10th, 2010

A wide-ranging Senate debate on gambling Friday touched on smoking, slots at the Wichita Greyhound Park, nudity at casinos and whether there should even be a Sumner County casino.

Then, after six hours of debate, the Senate voted 19-20 to reject the bill.

KSU Collegian: K-State campus not likely to become smoke-free anytime soon

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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De Soto School Board finds future district superintendent

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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KSCW (Wichita) on Kris Kobach: Kansas Sec. of State Candidate Crafted Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The law makes it a state crime, not just a federal one, to be in the U.S. illegally. It allows Arizona police to question people on their immigration status. People who cannot produce documents can be arrested, jailed and fined.

The law has been criticized by Democrats, civil rights groups and a growing number of Republicans. They fear it will lead to racial profiling, arguing the law targets anyone who is Hispanic or Latino.

David Klepper, McClatchy: Johnson County school bill shot down in Kansas House

Monday, May 10th, 2010

TOPEKA | A bill authorizing Johnson County schools to raise more local property tax revenue – critical to holding together the coalition in favor of the sales tax hike – went down hard Monday in the Kansas House, 41-76.

The bill’s passage was key to Johnson County moderate’s support for a 1-cent sales tax hike, which itself is critical to a budget proposal that avoids new deep cuts to state services and education.

3,400 turn out for Overland Park Mother’s Day run

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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KCUR Audio: Law on Side of Enforcers in Johnson County: Rightly Killed Woman

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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The Star: Olathe South seniors letters of intent to area colleges.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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KC Star: To man who flipped off Olathe police, a bird in the hand is worth four grand.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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Jay Senter at KC Free Press: Democrats, GOP have clear front runners in Moore, Yoder. Nick Jordan’s exit clarifies path toward November election.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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Ed Morrissey: When Elena met Antonin and Anthony — “Her record as Solicitor General will provide an argument on competence, too. Kagan didn’t do her homework before arguing the Citizens United case on behalf of the Obama administration and the FEC”

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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The Welfare State’s Death Spiral — Newsweek’s Robert Samuelson

Monday, May 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON — What we’re seeing in Greece is the death spiral of the welfare state. This isn’t Greece’s problem alone, and that’s why its crisis has rattled global stock markets and threatens economic recovery. Virtually every advanced nation, including the United States, faces the same prospect. Aging populations have been promised huge health and retirement benefits, which countries haven’t fully covered with taxes. The reckoning has arrived in Greece, but it awaits most wealthy societies.

Oklahoma’s Sen. Inhofe, who endorsed Tiahrt over Moran, says he’ll oppose Kagan nomination

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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John Kerry Endorses Arlen Specter in Democratic Primary

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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National Democrats Pull Out Of HI-01

Monday, May 10th, 2010

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George Will: Only two cheers for Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The confirmation process was changed radically, and probably irreversibly, in the late summer of 1987, when Democrats defeated President Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork. It would be nice to turn down the temperature a bit in the coming confirmation debate. One way to do so is to accept two principles. First, the president is owed substantial deference for his choice. Second, substantial does not mean unlimited. The Framers in their wisdom gave the Senate a role to play in advising and consenting to nominees.

Jay Cost on 2010, quotes Bob Dylan: “Thunder on the mountain heavy as can be. Looks like something bad gonna happen, better roll your airplane down”

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The entire political class needs to understand that the coming events transcend ideology and partisanship. The electoral wave of 2010 will have been preceded by the waves of 2006 and 2008. That will make three electoral waves in a row, affecting both parties and conservative and liberal politicians alike. The American people are sending the establishment a message: we’re angry at the way you are running our government; fix it or you’ll be next to go.