2 hrs ago
Rural Advocacy Day sends message on protecting rural health care to Congress
Rural hospital leaders from around the country yesterday urged their legislators to protect rural health care and reject fresh payment cuts to hospitals after attending a morning "Advocacy Day" briefing hosted by the AHA.
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6 hrs ago
House OKs Jenkins' Obamacare delay; president vows veto
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., is one step closer to delaying the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, from penalizing individuals in 2014.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Republicans take small steps toward an Obamacare alternative
House majority leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin meet on Capitol Hill in Washington in this 2013 file photo.
Individual mandate penalty delay will cut deficit, increase number of uninsured
Delaying enforcement of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate for one year could save the federal government $2.1 billion in 2014, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.
White House threatens to veto latest O-Care bill
The Obama administration said late Tuesday that it would veto a House Republican bill that would eliminate the individual mandate penalty under ObamaCare in 2014.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Conant: Our politicians should fix, not fight
Is it possible that Republicans, Democrats and independents can agree on strategic goals for the country? Goals which are logical common-sense steps that will move America forward in the 21st century? A set of goals to meet these requirements has recently been proposed.
CBS 3 Springfield
Kansas family in final stages of return from Ukraine
KCTV5 News first told viewers about Don and Lisa Jenkins of Topeka, KS, last week.
All else failing, House Republicans set up 50th vote on Obamacare repeal
House Republicans haven't really gotten the hang of that whole making health care law thing, but they sure have perfected the voting to tear it down bit.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Snow delays Congressional action on bills to blunt Obama agenda
Congress will remain shuttered on Monday in anticipation of a major mid-Atlantic snowstorm, but when lawmakers return later this week, the House will take up legislation aimed at blocking the Obama administration 's regulatory reach.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Davis gets national fundraising help from DGA
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, is getting fundraising help from a national Democratic group that says his bid to unseat Gov. Sam Brownback has unexpectedly put Kansas in play.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
House to vote on $0 ObamaCare penalty
The House next week will consider legislation that would eliminate the individual mandate penalty under ObamaCare for the rest of 2014.
The Washington Post
More respond to inquiries about shutdown pay
More responses have been rolling since The Washington Post published data Thursday afternoon about lawmakers who donated part of their pay to salary or back to the U.S. Treasury after the government shutdown last October.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
House takes aim at IRS targeting
A measure passed Wednesday by the U.S. House aims to protect the First Amendment rights of non-profit organizations from the Internal Revenue Service, its backers said.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Topeka family stuck in Ukraine one step closer to coming home
A Topeka couple stuck in Ukraine after traveling to the country to finalize the adoption of four children was one step closer to coming home Monday.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Roberts introduces bill to relax Medicare rule for rural hospitals
Sen. Pat Roberts introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate Monday that would change a Medicare rule for small, rural hospitals.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Topeka couple, adopted kids mired in Ukraine's violence
An activist closes a victim's eyes while others pay respects to protesters who were killed Thursday in clashes with police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Commentors vocal, elected officials silent on federal Brown Foundation review
Elected and legal officials were hesitant to comment Tuesday about a federal report critical of the Brown Foundation of Education Equity, Excellence and Research, but people weren't shy when it came to sharing their opinions on the Internet.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
No turnout for Lynn Jenkins visit
By visiting the communities within her district, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., said she uncovers what Kansas residents want from their federal-level elected officials - she has to get out of Washington to understand which issues are most important.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Kansas lawmakers rip Obama on latest delay of federal health care law implementation
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Monday that mandates under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, would be delayed until 2015.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
The Kansas City Star
U.S. House marks anniversary of pro-slavery Kansas constitution's rejection
There was a pretty eclectic list of events in Kansas City Sunday for those willing to slosh through the slush.