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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. No cell phones. No talking. No escape. One-hundred U.S. senators will soon be stationed at wooden desks, under the threat of imprisonment, as they silently listen to the arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. While senators groan about the restrictions _ and will likely violate them at times _ they say the long-standing rules are crucial as they execute their most solemn duty: considering whether to remove the president of the United States. (Senate Television via AP, File)

No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

Jan. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cellphones. No talking. No escape. That's the reality during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.” After that, 100 senators will sit...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 14, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Jan. 13 On the same day that newly released internal messages showed Boeing employees not only knew all about problems with the 737 Max but also actively hid those problems from regulators, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran visited a Boeing supplier in Wichita and said the urgent directive he’d...

Moran signs onto proposal on dismissing impeachment articles

Jan. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has joined other Republicans in cosponsoring a resolution that would allow senators to dismiss the House's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Moran announced Monday that he is cosponsoring the resolution with Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley....

FILE - In this May 27, 2019 file photo, former Sen. Bob Dole, right, and his wife Elizabeth Dole acknowledge well-wishers during a Memorial Day ceremony, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, endorsed western Kansas' congressman Rep. Roger Marshall in the state's GOP Senate primary. Marshall's campaign announced Dole's backing and Dole tweeted that Marshall is

Dole endorses western Kansas congressman in US Senate race

Jan. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate candidate Roger Marshall won the endorsement Monday of political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole, a boost for the congressman's efforts to show GOP leaders he can defeat hardline conservative Kris Kobach in the primary. Marshall's campaign announced...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo completed Boeing 737 MAX fuselages, made at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan., sit covered in tarps near the factory. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced it is laying off 2,800 employees at its Wichita facility due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

Boeing travails begin to ripple, 2,800 jobs lost in Kansas

Jan. 10, 2020 4:48 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Problems for Boeing and its troubled 737 Max aircraft, which appear to be growing deeper, have begun to ripple outward, with a major supplier announcing Friday that it will lay off more than 20% of its workforce in Kansas, where it is based. The announcement of 2,800 layoffs at a major...

This May 24, 2019 aerial photo, shows the Spirit Aerosystems Facility in Tulsa, Okla. The looming production shutdown of Boeing 737 Max jets is taking a toll on a key supplier. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is asking employees if they will take voluntary buyouts. Spirit suspended production of fuselages and other parts for the Max on Jan. 1, after Boeing told the Wichita, Kansas, company to suspend shipments. Employees learned about the buyout offer – with terms depending on union contracts for workers in Wichita, Tulsa and McAlester, Okla. – in a Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, memo from CEO Tom Gentile(Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)

Grounding of 737 Max takes growing toll on Kansas suppliers

Jan. 9, 2020 7:37 PM EST

WICHTA, Kan. (AP) — The suspension of production of the Boeing 737 Max is taking a growing toll on suppliers in Kansas, where more than 40 aerospace companies provide parts and services for production of that aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is the largest employer in Wichita, Kansas, which bills...

Kansas Sen. Moran is new chairman of veterans committee

Jan. 7, 2020 6:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is the new chairman of the U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Moran's office announced Tuesday that his fellow GOP senators had confirmed his appointment to lead the panel. Moran will replace former Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, who retired from Congress at...

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Dec. 30, 2019 12:43 PM EST

The Kansas City Star, Dec. 30 It’s a modern maxim: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Another adage we embrace is “speaking truth to power.” That’s all a tad bit odd, though, truth be known. You wouldn’t think, in 21st...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, subcommittee chairman Jerry Moran, R-Kan., listens to FBI Director Christopher Wray as he testifies during a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  Moran is preparing to take over as chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee in January 2020. The Republican's top issues will be suicide prevention and ensuring veterans get the care they deserve when suffering from cancer and other illnesses tied to toxic exposure.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Kansas' Moran to lead Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

Dec. 28, 2019 10:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says his top issues as he prepares to become chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee are suicide prevention and ensuring that veterans get the care they deserve when suffering from cancer and other illnesses tied to toxic exposure. The two-term...

Moran: Trump to try to soften blow to Kansas over 737 Max

Dec. 26, 2019 2:26 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says President Donald Trump has given him assurances that Trump will try to soften the economic blow for Kansas from the suspension of production of the troubled Boeing 737 Max jetliner. Boeing has announced plans to suspend 737 Max production in January, and...