There’s no conflict with Kansas ethics law for former lawmaker Paul Davis to serve as an attorney for a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s proof of citizenship requirement, the lawyer for the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission says.
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp told reporters he was stunned when Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday. But he said the atmosphere in Congress is such that McCarthy knew he could not get the 218 votes he needed.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that he’s not considering additional spending cuts or proposing new tax increases to keep the state’s current budget balanced in the wake of disappointing tax collections.
President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."