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Kansas can’t cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas acted improperly when it tried to cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood under former Gov. Sam Brownback, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Brownback, who has now taken a position in President Donald Trump’s administration, sought to block Planned...

What should Brownback do in his new job? Here are five suggestions

Former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be sworn in as ambassador at-large for international religious freedom Thursday, and people are already lining up to tell him how he should handle … Click to Continue »

Brownback critics mock fasting proclamation with pizza party

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer.

Kansas Governor Proclaims Day of Prayer and Fasting, Gets Pizza Party

No amount of prayer and fasting will fix everything Sam Brownback broke while digging Kansas into a ditch.

Outgoing Tea Party Gov. decries underfunded hospitals and prisons that he spent 7 years running into the ground

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Outgoing Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, whose massive tax cuts starved the state of sufficient revenue throughout much of his term, is decrying the condition of several key facilities in the state this week. The Kansas City Star reports that Brownback late last week bemoaned the condition of...

Brownback asks Kansas to fast and pray on his last day in office

Gov. Sam Brownback is asking Kansans to fast and pray on his last full day in office. “President George Washington, in his 1795 Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving … Click to Continue »

The challenges facing Sam Brownback, the next U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The 20-year-old position has traditionally been nonpartisan, but Democrats united against Brownback's nomination.

Good Riddance, Sam Brownback

(Gage Skidmore) Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. rickle-downers_35.jpg U ltimately, it was Mike Pence who bailed Kansas out from its economic...Show More Summary

Sam Brownback and a Brief History of Gubernatorial Resignations

Over 100 elected governors have resigned since 1900; a state’s last two elected governors have resigned back-to-back only 10 times.

Pence Casts Deciding Vote for Unpopular Governor

Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, one of the most unpopular governors in the country, barely survived a key vote on his bid for a big Trump administration job on Wednesday, as Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie that kept his nomination alive. "I'm glad to have the vice president in my corner," Brownback told reporters seconds after Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Senate Approves Trump Nominee Pro-Life Gov. Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador

After a close vote today the Senate voted to approve the nomination of pro-life Governor Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) to be the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, a job then-Senator Brownback was pivotal in creating in 1998 to address religious persecution and genocide around the world. The Office of International Religious Freedom  is responsible for […]

Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

After a tight Senate vote, evangelicals are celebrating the Kansas governor’s new role. The US Senate finally confirmed Sam Brownback as America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Wednesday evening, six months...Show More Summary

Dangerous Nominee Sam Brownback Confirmed as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

HRC issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback — Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ nominee for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after Brownback’s nomination failed to earn a majority of votes in the Senate. Show More Summary

Sam Brownback to Protect the Religiously Oppressed

The former Kansas governor makes more enemies than friends, so his prospects as the religious ambassador are doubtful.

Vote by Pence advances nominee for religious freedom post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans needed a deciding vote from Vice President Mike Pence to advance Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's bid to be ambassador for international religious freedom in the Trump administration. Pence arrived in the chamber Wednesday afternoon and cast the final vote to cut off debate on Brownback's nomination. Show More Summary

Pence Breaks Tie to Confirm Brownback

Vice President Mike Pence broke a 49 to 49 tie in the U.S. Senate to confirm Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, the Kansas City Star reports. A final Senate vote to confirm the nomination [...]

Vice President breaks tie, clears path for Senate to advance Brownback nomination

Vice President Mike Pence broke a deadlock vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination for at-large ambassadorship for international religious freedom on Jan. 24. … Click to Continue »

Brownback nomination clears key hurdle in U.S. Senate, heads for final vote

Kansas Republican Sam Brownback, one of the most unpopular governors in the country, is nearing the exit ramp from his controversial governorship. A key procedural vote in the U.S. Senate … Click to Continue »

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 24, 2018

SENATE INCHES CLOSER TO APPROVING TRUMP ANTI-LGBTQ NOM BROWNBACK: It’s looking like the Senate may vote as soon as today on Sam Brownback’s nomination for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. HRC has strongly urged senators to oppose the staunchly anti-LGBTQ politician. Show More Summary

Senate closer to vote on ambassadorship for Kansas governor

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination for an ambassador’s post.

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