| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated.
For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to hear...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Supporters of tougher restrictions on guns and ammunitition protested outside the Washington offices of the National Rifle Association Monday afternoon.
The protest comes after a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 school children, in Newtown,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, governors in wind energy states are calling on Congress to renew an expiring tax break.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Oregon...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Child labor groupssay they are stunned and disappointed the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from working in hazardous jobs on farms.
They say more children will die in farm accidents that could have been prevented.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Kansas Congressmen Mike Pompeo (KS-4) and Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) were among 248 members of the House to vote for a controversial cyber security bill.
The House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday. It allows companies...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
With neatly lined trays full of colorful fresh fruits as a backdrop, Dawn Matthews points with pride to the healthy options available to high school students in her rural school district.
As director of Food Service for the Camdenton, Mo., school...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
When Congress returns in November to achieve either full passage of a 2012 farm bill or extend farm policies into next year, critics of the food stamp program, costing almost $800 billion over the next 10 years, are letting folks know that they would like...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Lawmakers from Kansas and Washington state praised the Obama Administration, the Department of Defense and the Air Force in finally giving the tanker contract to Boeing. The reaction was not the same in Alabama.
Gov. Sam Brownback (R)
"I have been...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at delaying the repeal the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.
The Restore Military Readiness Act was introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA). The legislation requires all four...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Factfinder 12 Scientific Survey:
The 112th Congress has now taken office in Washington. Do you expect the new Congress will do an excellent job? a good job? A fair job? or a poor job?
6% - Excellent
23% - Good
43% - Fair
26% - Poor
1% - Not Sure...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Congress has approved free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, ending a four-year drought in the forming of new trade partnerships and giving the White House and Capitol Hill the opportunity to show they can work together to...