Sam Brownback

Kris Kobach presents a dark vision for Kansas. A Democratic senator stands in his way.

For Kobach, there is a war of sorts going on — though he has never fought in one. Kobach sees Kansas, and all of America, as under siege by changing …

Government

Ambassador Sam Brownback on Efforts to Secure Pastor Andrew Brunson's Release from Turkey by Family Research Council - Listen to music

Andrew Brunson

Kansas Governor Colyer concedes Republican nomination to Kobach

REUTERS: Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer on Tuesday conceded the closely contested Republican nomination for the state's governor race to Kris Kobach, a …

Government

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.<p>Colyer accepted defeat in a surprise …

Government

Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is the least of Republicans’ troubles

When essentially tying in an Ohio congressional district that Republicans have held for 35 years is not the worst part of GOP’s night, things have gone downhill fast. Consider results from around the country:<p>Let’s start in Washington (which has a top-two system, meaning all parties compete in a …

Opinion

Trump's Latest Endorsement Is a Major Headache for the GOP

In a Monday morning tweet, President Donald Trump came out publicly in support of his favorite vote-suppressor, Kansas Secretary of State Kris …

Republicans

Trump Endorses Voter Restriction Enthusiast Kris Kobach in Kansas Governor Race

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and US Vice President Mike Pence. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesDonald Trump today endorsed the former head of his …

Government

Could Kansas Elect a Teenage Governor?

American students are stepping up and speaking out against the limits of a two-party system, student loans, marijuana laws, immigration and gun …

Government

Jim Barnett is the Republican standout in the Kansas governor’s race

Maybe the absence of reliable polling in this year’s Kansas gubernatorial race isn’t all bad, especially since “reliable polling” is fast becoming an …

Government

Tommy Robinson Freed on Bail After Winning Legal Challenge

Tommy Robinson—the far-right English nationalist whose jailing became a cause célèbre for Steve Bannon and the U.S. alt-right—has been released on …

Tommy Robinson

Dole endorses Colyer in GOP primary for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary.<p>Colyer's campaign announced the endorsement from the 95-year-old Kansas political icon Monday. Colyer faces a strong challenge on his …

Republicans

Priest Describes Attack On Church In Nicaragua

Vice President Pence is accusing Nicaragua's leader of waging war against the Catholic Church. We hear from a priest whose parish came under siege.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>In Nicaragua, hundreds of people have been killed since the government started cracking down on protesters earlier this …

World News

Open Future Festival

Latest stories<p>Sam Brownback makes the right noises about religious liberty<p>Erasmus10 hours ago<p>Under Donald Trump, more cops are acting as …

Elizabeth Line

Sam Brownback makes the right noises about religious liberty

WHEN Americans in high places sound the trumpet for global religious liberty, a sceptical world often wonders whether their main concern is the …

Religion

Europeans, on the whole, are becoming more positive about foreigners

You might assume that the huge inflow of asylum-seekers since 2015 has made Europe more xenophobic. Opinion polls tell a more nuanced story. In …

Elizabeth Line

An interview with Bjorn from ABBA

Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA tells Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, about the melancholy beneath the exuberant voices and his musical influences. Would he …

Elizabeth Line

Sam Brownback Puts Victims Of Religious Persecution Front And Center At First Ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

8:11 PM 07/24/2018<p><b>The first ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom opened Tuesday with a gathering of representatives of disparate faiths from</b> …

Religion

Victims of Religious Persecution Tell Their Stories at International Conference in DC

Iren Fogel was only 13 when her family was brought to Nazi Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.Her parents, four of her five siblings, …

Conservative View

Does Kansas have an image problem? Governor candidates say yes, but disagree on why

Kansas has an image problem. The state’s candidates for governor agree on that.<p>But ask about the exact problem and how to fix it, and the candidates …

Income Tax

Kansas insurance commissioner sues Colyer over fund transfer

The Kansas insurance commissioner seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination is trying to prevent Gov. Jeff Colyer from taking $8 million this …

Business

Meet the top Republican candidates for Kansas governor

Voters in the Aug. 7 Republican primary will choose from a field that includes Jim Barnett, Jeff Colyer, Kris Kobach and Ken Selzer.<p>Colyer, who …

Government

Gov. Sam Brownback says Zombie Preparedness Month starts soon in Kansas

Absent a zombie apocalypse before then, Gov. Sam Brownback this week will sign a proclamation designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month” in …

Walking

Trump ambassador pressured UK on treatment of jailed anti-Islamic activist: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEric Trump: Entire family has received 'white powder' in the mail Manafort bookkeeper: He approved ‘every penny’ on …

Trump Administration

Report: U.S. Ambassador Lobbies on Behalf of Jailed Right-Wing Activist in UK

President Trump’s ambassador for international religious freedom reportedly complained to Britain about its treatment of a jailed right-wing activist …

News (U.S.)

London gives a warm, orange welcome to Donald Trump

A GIANT, inflatable “Trump baby”, snarling and clutching a smartphone in its tiny orange hand, is ready to greet America’s president during his visit …

Donald Trump

July 27, 2018: The Impact of War on Religious Freedom

The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy invites you to an event on <b>the Impact of War on Religious Freedom</b>.<p><b>Date:</b> Friday, July 27, 2018<p><b>Location:</b> …

Conservative View

Amb. Sam Brownback: Governments Don’t Have A Right To Interfere With Religious Freedom

The future of religious freedom around the world weighs heavily on U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback. Since February of this year the former Kansas Governor, U.S. Senator and congressman has been the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Thousands of people in the world today are …

Freedom of Religion

Baseball is better than soccer, and other reasons for Sam Brownback to visit Taiwan

It’s not often that the United States has a chance to advance three varied foreign policy goals with one deft move. Next month, however, President …

Donald Trump

Award

On June 20th, at the Medical Journalists’ Association annual awards for health-care journalism, John McDermott, our global public-policy editor, and …

World News

Court upholds Kansas law banning 'wrongful birth' lawsuits

An appeals court has ruled that a Kansas law prohibiting lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is constitutional.<p>KCUR reports that the Kansas …

Business