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Legislative veterans to lead both parties in Kansas House
Legislative veterans to lead both parties in Kansas House

Kansas House Republicans on Monday promoted their No. 2 leader into the top job of speaker, while Democrats picked a veteran of state and local politics to lead them over a much younger relative newcomer.

Trump's call to suspend Constitution not a 2024 deal-breaker, leading House Republican says

Trump's call to suspend Constitution not a 2024 deal-breaker, leading House Republican says

Joyce, the chair of the influential Republican Governance Group in the House, was asked by ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos to respond to Trump's post on Saturday

Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy

Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy

The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China

The U.S. is at a pivotal point with China and will need military strength to ensure that American values, not Beijing’s, set global norms in the 21st century, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday.

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Despite midterm elections that failed to see the sweeping Republican victories that many had predicted, they remain a cornerstone of the conservative electoral base

Kansas on track to begin phasing out sales tax on groceries next month

Kansas on track to begin phasing out sales tax on groceries next month

Gov. Kelly also renewed her call for lawmakers to pass a bill that immediately eliminates the state sales tax on groceries, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Sedgwick County election commissioner resigns

Sedgwick County election commissioner resigns

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Angela Caudillo has resigned after less than two years on the job, the Secretary of State's office said Friday. 

Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain

Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain

President Joe Biden will sign a bill Friday to avert a freight rail strike that he said could have plunged the U.S. into recession.

Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row

Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row

Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.S.-French relationship — but these are friends with differences.

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a freight rail worker strike.

Senate passes legislation to avert a rail shutdown

Senate passes legislation to avert a rail shutdown

The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a rail shutdown following a grave warning from President Joe Biden about the economic danger posed by a strike.

Justices keep student loan cancellation blocked for now

Justices keep student loan cancellation blocked for now

The court’s decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan cancellations are legal by late June.

GOP elections chief in Kansas decries ‘horrible environment’

GOP elections chief in Kansas decries ‘horrible environment’

Secretary of State Scott Schwab aggressively defends the integrity of Kansas elections despite the wide circulation of baseless claims of problems among fellow Republicans.

Kansas farmers, businesses watching Congress's efforts to prevent rail strike

Kansas farmers, businesses watching Congress's efforts to prevent rail strike

Kansas farmers and businesses are keeping a close eye on Congress's efforts to prevent a rail strike.

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Congress is moving swiftly to prevent a looming U.S. rail workers strike.

House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump's federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president's most closely guarded personal details,

Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe

Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe

The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable those who schemed to subvert the 2020 election.

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved.

Hakeem Jeffries elected to lead House Dems’ next generation

Hakeem Jeffries elected to lead House Dems’ next generation

House Democrats chose caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries of New York to succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democrats in the chamber next year.

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote.

Julie Lorenz to resign as Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary

Julie Lorenz to resign as Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary

The Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz has announced her resignation.

Senate to vote on landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

Senate to vote on landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.

Kansas senator to resign his seat next month

Kansas senator to resign his seat next month

Wichita state Senator Gene Suellentrop has announced his intention to step down from his seat sometime in this upcoming month.

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran.

Schiff says January 6 committee will decide what goes in the final report 'in a collaborative manner'

Schiff says January 6 committee will decide what goes in the final report 'in a collaborative manner'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who also sits on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, said Sunday that he doesn't believe the committee's upcoming report would focus almost entirely on Donald Trump.

President Biden faces a broad set of challenges at home this holiday season

President Biden faces a broad set of challenges at home this holiday season

This holiday season looks very different from the last for many Americans