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Government shutdown produces automated calls from Democratic Party group targeting Jenkins, Yoder

Gee, yet another unsupported contention. Allegedly from that bastion of liberalism MSN, no less. Go figure...

October 2, 2013 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

No, the Republicans need to back off this topic for now and move on with the larger issue.

As noted above, a majority of the Congress (you know, our popularly elected representatives of the people) passed the law, the President signed it and the Supreme Court upheld the significant majority of it. Repeated attempts to repeal and/or emasculate such laws are a waste of time and constitute nothing more than obstructionist tactics and are an unecessary bludgeoning of the public for their own personal political agendas. John Boehner and the Tea Party R's need to accept reality and do what is right for the country.

October 2, 2013 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

It might have been Jimmy. Must be staying up too late ;-)

Nevertheless, the point is valid.

October 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

"She is not interested in keeping Kansans from getting healthcare."

And so the alternative from the Republican braintrust is what? Oh yes, maintain the status quo; many uninsured children and poor. Go to the ER for routine care. Default on medical bills through bankruptcy, etc. Rinse & repeat. Got it.

October 2, 2013 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

Whether you like it or not, a majority of the legislative branch of government passed the proposed legislation into law, the executive branch signed the bill and the Supreme Court issued their ruling when Constitutionality of the billed was challenged. What is left to discuss? If you have a problem with an existing law, fine. Challenge it. Amend it. Whatever. Just don't hold the rest of the country hostage while you engage in a political pi$$ing match.

October 2, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

Gee, I wonder what drove that turnaround. Could it be the relentless propaganda campaign pursued by the right over the past 4 + years?

It was interesting when Jay Leno recently conducted one of his "Jay Walking", on the street interviews and asked people whether they preferred the ACA or Obamacare. Every single person questioned preferred the ACA to Obamacare and believed the latter was Socialistic while the former was not. They couldn't define why they disliked Obamacare other than in the vaguest of terms accompanied by a lot of gesturing and "you knows". They were in favor of the ACA's features such as no pre-x, and kids on their parent's coverage until age 26, but keep that Obamacare the heck away from me, by God!

So much for what the majority "thinks", IMHO...

October 2, 2013 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

"... they should be required to give their employees a raise equal to the what they were paying for the premium"

"they", i.e. the company should have to give the employee a raise equal to the amount of premium the company previously paid on behalf of the employee.

September 27, 2013 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bids for South Lawrence Trafficway come in low; work may begin by mid-October

There may also be more of a favorable local impact for $$ spent by an out of area employer having to house & feed employees rather than sending them home at the end of the day.

Oh well, I guess we too have to do our part to employ Mizzery grads.

September 19, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bids for South Lawrence Trafficway come in low; work may begin by mid-October

Awarding the work to a firm from Columbia, MO. makes my stomach churn. I'd much rather pay Hamm the extra 8 mill...

September 19, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Just say no

"We want to be seen playing in Texas and have all of the recruits down there get to see us playing there."

Be sure to update us how that theory works out, please. That particular "recruiting trip" might be more beneficial to Rice than KU.

September 16, 2013 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )