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11:54 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Kansas Officials Find Creative Interpretations Of Laws

Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kan.

Lawmakers and officials in Kansas seem to be unclear on what some of the laws on that state's books actually mean.

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6:37 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder

U.S. Representatives Kevin Yoder (left) and Emanuel Cleaver were recent recipients of the Consensus Civility Award.
www.cleaver.house.gov

With only five weeks left in the 112th Congress, Representatives and Senators are under pressure to find common ground among themselves and with the President to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

The Government Cloud

Credit Jackson's book GovCloud II

This year the US Government mandated that federal agencies consider cloud computing as they make new IT investments and by 2014 that mandate will expand.  What benefit does this technology have to taxpayers and to the agencies themselves?  Where do these projects currently stand? And what has been the impact to Kansas City?

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5:24 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Kander Looks To Missouri's Future

Jason Kander.
jasonkander.com

He defied Steve Kraske's predictions and won the race for Missouri Secretary of State. Now Jason Kander is thinking about the work ahead.

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2:02 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

US Rep. Kevin Yoder Responds To FBI Investigaton Of Israeli Trip

Kevin Yoder fields questions from reporters at KCUR studios.
Frank Morris KCUR

The news is out that during a trip to Israel in 2011, Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder joined a group of  Republican lawmakers for a quick dip into the Sea of Galilee.  

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6:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

'Code For America' Makes Better Government Through Better Apps

Jennifer Pahlka
Kevin Shockey

When asked for ways to improve local government, most people wouldn't say that better computer programming and smart phone applications should be the first item on the agenda.

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Government
6:12 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Open Records Not So Open In Missouri, Kansas

Michael Bushnell, pictured outside the offices of the Northeast News in Kansas City
Steve Bell

In February, Michael Bushnell of Kansas City micro-news-paper the Northeast News started working on the story of a proposed city-wide daytime truancy curfew. 

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7:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

'Madame President' Is Making The Future Of Women In Politics

Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: why aren't there more women in politics?

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It's All Politics
5:37 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Obama's Signing Of JOBS Act Likely Won't Dim GOP Charge He's Anti-Jobs

By signing the JOBS Act, President Obama likely didn't buy himself much relief from GOP charges he's hurt job creation.
Carolyn Kaster AP

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act into law Thursday, legislation meant to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get investor financing that helps them add workers. Does that mean it will be harder for Republicans to frame Obama as anti-jobs?

"Well, if it works, it will make it harder," said Craig Shirley, a longtime conservative political strategist and writer who runs a Washington, D.C.-area public-affairs firm.

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8:50 am
Mon February 20, 2012

US Presidents And Congress: How To Succeed In Partisan Politics

Barack Obama isn't the first President in conflict with a Congress run by the opposing party. However, being in that position doesn't mean nothing gets accomplished. Take it from Historian of the U.S. Senate Donald Richie.

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