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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...the federal government about where people are being placed and the vetting process.KANSAS (8)Republican Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Monday directing that no state agency, or organization receiving grant money from the state...
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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

...triggered immediate outrage from lawmakers and governors there.Republican Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Sam Brownback of Kansas have threatened to sue the administration if detainees are brought to either state.Both the House and Senate...
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Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...or reasonable," Hendricks said from the bench Thursday.The law was supposed to take effect July 1.Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican and strong abortion opponent, was disappointed by the decision and believes "Kansas law should protect...
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Other states hold special sessions on budget

...lawmakers can extend their normal 90-day session if needed.The state's budget gap arose despite efforts by Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP lawmakers to spur economic growth through income tax cuts. Republicans control 129 of the Legislature's...
High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...Supreme Court case. "I'm just not going to speculate on what the court may or may not do," said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.Things might be different in California, Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Virginia because top elected officials...
Senate considers Indian apology

...mistreatment and neglect received a warm reception at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. Introduced last month by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., the resolution would apologize for the "many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect inflicted...
Outside column: Breaking down the political bracket

...excitement galore. If he hits some trifectas early in Iowa and New Hampshire, watch out, could be shock city. Sam Brownback: Yooooooooooooo, "What's the Matter with Kansas," baybeeee. Call him what you want, I call him Sam Throwback...
House moves against violence against women, sex trafficking

...sets up a process for cutting off non-humanitarian aid to governments that tolerate or condone trafficking. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., author of the Senate bill with Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., said it would be "a model piece of...
An apology, at last, but with an escape clause

...especially by a voice vote. Yet, after a year of work on the resolution, sponsors Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., found reason to celebrate. The House passed a similar measure last July. The Senate passed an apology...
Senators send letters in support of Kensington

...through additional bureaucratic delays." The letter was signed by Sens. Murkowski; Begich; James Risch, R-Idaho; Sam Brownback, R-Kansas; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma; John Barrasso, R-Wyoming; Bob Bennett, R-Utah...


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