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Political analyst predicts Republicans will reclaim U.S. Senate

A well-respected political analyst told a Lawrence audience Tuesday night that Republicans appear likely to take command of the U.S. Senate following this year's midterm elections.

Political writers cite Clinton as 'the most likely' next U.S. president

Political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann told an audience at the Dole Institute of Politics on Tuesday that the former secretary of state and former first lady is the undisputed frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election. Halperin and Heilemann are co-authors of the new book, "Double Down: Game Change 2012," about the race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. By Peter Hancock

Douglas County district attorney writes congressman over concern about NCAA Tournament ticket lottery email

An email sent by U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp offering a chance at winning NCAA Basketball Tournament tickets in exchange for campaign contributions was a felony violation, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.

Ex-AG Kline asks U.S. Supreme Court to review case

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Kansas Supreme Court's indefinite suspension of his law license.

Obamacare is 'actuarially unsound,' Jenkins argues in Baldwin City

Lawrence Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said Monday in Baldwin City that Obamacare was “actuarially unsound” and vowed Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation would continue.

Kansas Democrats upbeat about governor's race

Kansas Democrats said Saturday that a day-old school funding ruling from the state's highest court will help their chances of unseating Republican Gov. Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes education spending the cornerstone issue of his campaign.

Jenkins' bill to delay Obamacare mandate passes House

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins sponsored the bill that would delay by one year the mandate that individuals carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Jenkins called it a matter of fairness since the Obama administration has delayed mandates that large- and medium-sized employers provide health coverage to their workers. It was the 50th time the U.S. House has voted to delay, defund or repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act. By Peter Hancock

Northeast Kansas prosecutor launches U.S. Senate bid

A northeast Kansas prosecutor has opened his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat by criticizing three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts for moving to the right on issues.

Kansas lawmakers consider bill to expand gun rights

TOPEKA — Influential gun rights groups are pushing proposals in Kansas to strip cities and counties of any power to restrict the open carrying of firearms or regulate guns, telling legislators Thursday that a muddle of local rules confuses firearms owners and infringes upon their civil liberties.

Kansas bill would make surrogacy for pay a crime

A Kansas Senate committee's chairwoman is pushing a proposal that would make it illegal to pay women to be surrogate mothers and void existing surrogacy contracts.

Lights, Camera, Films for Action: FFA kicks off 2009 with screening of "I.O.U.S.A."

Lawrence resident Tim Hjersted fired up Films for Action four years ago as a forum to present activist-minded films to local audiences. FFA will also reach the KU campus in 2009 thanks to Will Stewart-Starks, who is planning screenings at ...

Occupy Lawrence protesters come to Massachusetts Street

Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.

Jerry Moran discusses the debt ceiling at Lawrence Public Library

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran gives his thoughts on the debt ceiling during a town hall-style meeting at the Lawrence Public Library on Monday.

Gov. Brownback delivers first state address

Governor Sam Brownback delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. Brownback outlined plans to move the state forward. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains why growing the economy is a top priority.

Governor-elect Sam Brownback talks about his priorities after being sworn in

Governor-Elect Sam Brownback speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

Reports say Moore's wife will seek nomination

Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.

Misconduct complaint to get full hearing

A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.

Highway advocates push $10 billion transportation plan

Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.

Thornburgh joins Brownback campaign

Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.

Jenkins speaks to both sides of issue at KU

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins addressed both sides of the health care issue at the Dole Institute of Politics of the KU campus Tuesday. Jenkins heads back to Washington next week.

Dennis Moore discusses economy

Congressman Dennis Moore discussed the economic slowdown with a guardedly optimistic tone.