Update: Group behind private border wall has more plans

U.S. 05/30/19, 15:13

The latest on the crowd-funded barrier built on the U.S.-Mexico Border (all times local):2:15 p.m.The man behind an online fundraising campaign to build a privately funded barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border says his group has 10 more projects in the pipeline but he declined to provide details about where the ...

Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security head

Politics 04/09/19, 10:54

Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security. That's despite the uphill battle Kobach would certainly face getting confirmed by the Senate. NumbersUSA, a group that seeks to reduce immigration rates, ...

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:58

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday over the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that had required people to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship before they could register to vote. In a case with national implications for voting rights, Kansas faces an uphill battle to resurrect the law ...

Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall

U.S. 01/31/19, 17:19

What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themselves. The "We The People Will Build the Wall" campaign has surpassed $20 million since it was created in December by ...

Kobach says he’s seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

Politics 01/18/19, 19:37

Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race. Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, joins a crowded field of Republicans who are ...

Nebraska city keeps paying Kobach to defend immigration rule

Politics 12/12/18, 18:44

An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014. Fremont's City Council unanimously approved its annual agreement with Kobach on Tuesday. Since 2010, the ...

Update: Kobach says turnout appears heavy in Kansas

U.S. 11/06/18, 12:40

The Latest on the midterm election in Kansas (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Republican Kansas Secretary of Kris Kobach says voter turnout appears to be heavy. Kobach talked to reporters Tuesday in Lecompton as he cast his own ballot for governor. He is running for the seat against Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly. ...

Kansas governor hopefuls talk big on budget, avoid details

Politics 10/25/18, 16:36

The top candidates for Kansas governor have big and radically different ideas for moving their state ahead after its name became shorthand for failed tax policies.But they're avoiding specifics that could raise doubts about whether their math would work.Democrat Laura Kelly is a veteran state senator who sees the state ...

Awaiting Kavanaugh vote, Trump sets campaign focus on Kansas

U.S. 10/06/18, 12:38

President Donald Trump is setting his campaign sights on Kansas as he awaits an expected political victory — Senate confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee.Trump has scheduled an evening rally in Topeka with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an early supporter who's the GOP nominee for governor.The president also ...

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