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Kansas Republican State Senator goes full-on conspiracy theorist as she fights for US Senate seat

Susan Wagle is many things. She isn’t just a state senator, she is President of the State Senate. She’s the big reason why Republican leadership blocked Medicaid expansion. Now that’s she’s running in a crowded field for US Senate, though, she has to find a new way to bring the Republican base home. When your opponents in a primary campaign look like Kris Kobach, and everyone knows you’re a conservative in the state senate, what can you do? Well, for Susan Wagle, the answer seems to be to try and out-racist the racist:

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'It needs to be said': Julián Castro is absolutely right that the Democratic primary needs to be fixed

The debate over whether the Iowa caucus should be the first test for presidential hopefuls is not new, as the issue bubbles up every election cycle. What has been a bit different this time around is that candidates who are seeking to win in Iowa are also willing to step up and say: Maybe something is wrong. In the past, this issue was danced around by editorial boards, party insiders, and voting rights advocates. To have presidential candidates themselves, including front runners, debate whether or not Iowa should be first signals a change in the calculation of how important the Iowa caucus is to these campaigns.

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Rep. Steve Watkins involved in voter fraud scheme — unless he lives at a UPS Store

How many of us have spent some time at a UPS Store? It’s Christmas time, maybe we ship packages to family and friends for the holiday. But what are the odds that someone, you know, actually LIVES at a UPS Store? Well, Rep. Steve Watkins (KS-02) signed documents for the FEC indicating that he has made a home inside of the packing store, and some people have questions.

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Devin Nunes runs into trouble as court briefing points out 'no reasonable person' believes cows can tweet

There are some things in the universe that are difficult to understand. Why do some people love black jelly beans and others hate them? Why did America reject both the Metric system and Yahoo Serious? But some facts are just so obvious there is no dispute.

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All hands abandon ship as Fox News staff jump overboard

When Shep Smith jumped ship from Fox in the middle of his contract, there had to be at least a few wondering if the weight of propaganda was actually starting to hit some of the staff who actually thought of themselves as journalists.

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Republican shadow organization uses sexually-charged smear campaign in Wichita mayoral race

Republican shadow organizations just don’t know where to stop.  A Republican organization out of New Mexico took to the airwaves to try and protect current Republican Mayor Jeff Longwell. They did so by charging state house representative Brandon Whipple with sexual harassment. The problem? The person described in the ad was NOT representative Whipple. It was, in fact, a Republican State Senator.

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Ivanka Trump tried to take credit for Kansas economy. Then a state legislator torched her

The Trump clan seems to love taking credit for, well, everything. In November of 2016, Trump was elected. At the same time, in the Kansas legislature, Democratic candidates found success, growing the number of elected in our statehouse. This marked the end of the Brownback administration’s disastrous state budgeting. Long term Republicans found themselves ousted, as Democratic candidates picked up seats.

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Kansas secretary of state finds $400,000 discrepancy in funds intended to upgrade voting systems

Kris Kobach, the failed candidate for Governor of Kansas has been in the news today as the architect of census altering questions that many believe were aimed at voter suppression. While the former Secretary of State faced pushback on Capital Hill, in Kansas, his Republican successor discovered that his basic incompetence serving in the office he had resulted in significant budget errors.

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Kansas Republican demands Governor stop telling poor people they have the right to receive public assistance

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is under fire from Republican leadership this morning, with Republicans attacking the governor’s administration for informing people who are poor that they do have rights to receive public assistance for themselves.

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Kansas state Republicans remove press and protestors to silence demands for Medicaid Expansion

The Washington Post declares that “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Today in the Kansas Senate, Republican Senate Susan Wagle moved to turn out all the lights, tossing Pro-Medicaid expansion protestors from the gallery and removing all major press. Using members of the state capital security staff, senate press from major newspapers were removed from the Senate floor, the doors were locked, the gallery was closed, and Republicans punished the public — not just by refusing to address Medicaid Expansion but by welcoming the use of strong arm tactics against the press in attempts to cover the workings of the state house.

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