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February 3, 2012 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach confirms he's an unpaid adviser to Romney

Our moonlighting secretary of state
The secretary of state, like many other public officials, is required to file a Statement of Substantial Interests. It lists the firms and organizations that have paid the secretary in addition to his $86,000 a year salary.

The list is very interesting and raises once again the ethics of pursuing two careers – as secretary of state and as an immigration attorney. It appears implausible that Kobach could have worked only on nights and weekends for these extracurricular activities, as he has suggested.

As I noted in a recent column, Kobach was alleged to have made $100,000, while secretary of state, as part of his involvement with Farmers Branch, Texas. The Federation of American Immigration Reform hired him to author an anti-immigration ordinance, according to the past mayor pro tem of that city.

But thanks to the Statement of Substantial Interests, filed in April 2011, we know of 10 others who have paid Kobach recently. Each represents income to Kobach of no less than $2,000.

Kobach received payment from the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart, which claims to be one of America’s leading labor and employment law firms.

Kobach received payment from the city of Fremont, Neb., where he drafted an anti-illegal immigration ordinance.

Kobach received payment from Snell & Wilmer, a law firm in Arizona.

Kobach received payment from Maricopa County, Ariz., where he charged $300 an hour and a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus expenses, according to National Public Radio. Kobach had helped draft the famous anti-illegal laws of that state.

Kobach received payment by Digital Ally, Inc., which specializes in security cameras.

Kobach received payment from the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund in St. Louis, Mo., an organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly.

Kobach received payment from the 7th District Missouri Republican Assembly.

Kobach received payment from The Federalist Society, a very conservative legal organization.

Kobach received payment from CMP Susquehanna Corp. as a Sunday night radio talk show host for a station in Kansas City.

But the number one benefactor is the Immigration Reform Law Institute, where Kobach serves as counsel. This organization focuses on anti-illegal immigration reform across the United States. And it is a pot of money for Kobach that is presumably quite substantial.

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February 2, 2012 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate committee approves map putting Lawrence in 2nd U.S. House District

well medicare not meficare

February 2, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate committee approves map putting Lawrence in 2nd U.S. House District

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins?
always remember lynn voted to end meficare, medicaid and social security. the ryan bill on medicare is coming up for a vote again be sure and call our senators and the house rep in your area and tell them vote no!
the gop lied said the ryan bill would not affect people 55 and older but like always they lied.

District by District Impact of Republican Medicare Plan and Medicaid Cuts

February 2, 2012 at 7:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed oil pipeline would connect Oklahoma and Illinois, cutting through Kansas

The Pig in the XL Pipeline
Insider reveals concealed “error”
in pipeline safety equipment that could blow away the GOP’s XL pipe dream

: The software for the crucial piece of pipeline safety equipment, the “Smart PIG,” has a flaw known to the industry but concealed from regulators.

The flaw allows cracks, leaks and corrosion to go undetected – and that saves the industry billions of dollars in pipe replacements. But there’s a catch. Pipes with cracks and leaks can explode – and kill.

Federal law requires the oil and gas industry to run a PIG, a Pipeline Inspection Gauge, through big oil and gas pipelines. The robot porker, tethered to a GPS, beeps and boops as it rolls through, electronically squealing when it finds dangers.

February 1, 2012 at 1:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed oil pipeline would connect Oklahoma and Illinois, cutting through Kansas

Cosponsored by 42 GOP senators and one Democratic Senator


Washington, D.C. –Forty-four Senators who introduced legislation today backing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline received $22.3 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry since 1989, according to analysis by and Public Campaign Action Fund.

February 1, 2012 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach touts bill on citizenship rule

Here are 32 million reasons

Why New Photo ID Laws Mean Some Won't Vote

3.2 million Americans who don't possess a government-issued picture ID, according to a recent study co-authored by Norden.

The people we're finding are very poor people, people who never drove — and it's surprising how many people are like that.

They tend to be older people, often women. They also never had a need for a state ID card. There are many things you don't need an ID card for that people think you actually need one for."

February 1, 2012 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback says lawmakers warned about open meetings law

The Adventures Of Pinocchio Brownback........

He is a character and the main protagonist of the 2010 kansas novel "The Road Map For Kansas", by The Koch Brothers, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others.

Carved by a man named God in a small kansas village, he was created as a human puppet, but dreamed of becoming The President.

Pinocchio is often a term used to describe an individual who is prone to telling lies, fabricating stories and exaggerating or creating tall tales like , i care about women ,children, the poor, education, elderly and telling the truth are a few examples of his tales.

Love how the GOP, after creating a huge economic crisis under Bush, are now acting like someone else farted.

February 1, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate president says he questioned 'legislative dinners' that may have violated Open Meetings Act

Sounds like Morris is being left out of more than just a few meetings especially this one.

Business lobby, aided by $36,000 from Koch Industries, targets eight Republican incumbents in state Senate for defeat

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support to challengers of eight moderate Republican senators.
Tim Owens, Overland Park;
Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick;
Terrie Huntington, Fairway;
Steve Morris, Hugoton;
Vicki Schmidt, Topeka;
John Vratil, Leawood;
Jean Schodorf, Wichita,
Pete Brungardt, Salina.

If you take the ba out of Kobach you get a Koch!

February 1, 2012 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

League of Women Voters hosting meeting on proposed changes to Kansas tax structure

Brownback, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Attacks Single Mothers and the Poor

Senator Brownback’s gubernatorial win was largely due to the tide of Tea Party mentality and action within the state, much like what was seen throughout the rest of the nation. Throughout his career, his fanaticism has always been on display. He has always worn it like a right wing badge of honor. He never bothered to hide it or conceal it. Until his campaign for Governor, which is when he was savvy enough to distance himself from his past fanaticism, spoke in amazing generalities and avoided making the inflammatory statements that he had been known for in the past.

January 31, 2012 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )