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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at George Washington University's Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics on Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sotomayor Issues Order Temporarily Blocking Gay Marriage In Kansas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has issued an order temporarily blocking gay marriage in Kansas.

11/11/2014

File photo of Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Sen. Roberts Wins Re-Election, Defeats Orman

Republican Pat Roberts is holding onto his Senate seat.

11/04/2014

File photo of Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kansas Could Elect Non-Republican Senator For First Time Since 1932

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts hoped Kansas’ deep Republican roots would hold firm Tuesday as he sought to fend off a surprisingly staunch challenge from a suburban Kansas City businessman pledging to bring a nonpartisan voice to Washington.

11/04/2014

Orman: We Are ‘Now A Campaign On The Verge Of Victory’

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and independent challenger Greg Orman began their closing appeals in this surprisingly competitive race, aiming mainly at dissatisfied moderates in vote-rich eastern Kansas.

11/03/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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Two Independents Could Determine Which Party Controls Senate

After millions of Americans vote next week, it’s possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.

10/30/2014

Mitt Romney delivers remarks during a "CoMITT to the Comeback" rally for Michigan republican candidates on Oct. 2, 2014 in Livonia, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Bob Dole: I Want Romney To Run For President Again

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Kansas Monday with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, in an effort to bolster the three-term incumbent’s message that GOP voters must re-elect him to thwart the agenda of Democratic President Barack Obama.

10/28/2014

The ruling overturns the Kansas Republican Secretary of State's decision to keep Democrat Chad Taylor on the ballot even though he withdrew. The decision is expected to make it more difficult for GOP Sen. Pat Roberts (pictured) to win re-election against Independent candidate Greg Orman. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat’s Name From Senate Ballot

Decision expected to make it more difficult for Republican Pat Roberts to win a 4th term

09/18/2014

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More States Cutting Back On Teacher Tenure Policies

Even before a judge’s scathing ruling against California’s teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states — and even removed altogether in some places.

06/12/2014

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kansas Bill Would Regulate Obamacare ‘Navigators’

Republican legislators in Kansas moved Tuesday to regulate counselors who help consumers navigate an online insurance marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul that most of the state’s GOP officials strongly oppose.

03/11/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bids And Wichita’s Perfection

In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.

03/10/2014

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