Lindsay Wise, The Kansas City Star

Lindsay Wise

The Kansas City Star

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Past articles by Lindsay:

‘I want to be a majority party.’ Ann Wagner’s plan to save the suburbs for the GOP

GOP Congresswoman Ann Wagner of suburban St. Louis believes the Republican party has big problems with women, minorities and political independents. → Read More

Eric Greitens to return to military service — but not as an elite SEAL, Navy confirms

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is returning to service, but he won’t be an elite Navy SEAL. The Navy did not provide an explanation, but the news of Greitens’ return did bring criticism onto the Navy. → Read More

Greitens says he’s making his return ... to the Navy, sources tell The Star

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has told friends and supporters in recent weeks that he plans to deploy with the Navy to the Middle East this fall and hopes his fourth book will be published later this year. → Read More

Kansas’ Kobach is weighing a Senate bid. National Republicans are ready to stop him.

National Republicans could get involved in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination, multiple sources told The Kansas City Star. → Read More

Ex-Brownback, Sebelius aides among women weighing 2020 congressional runs in Kansas

Both Kansas parties are looking for women to run for Congress in 2020. Republicans look to win back the seat and Democrats want to expand their Midwest foothold. Potential candidates are former aides to Govs. Brownback and Sebelius. → Read More

‘A profound poverty of hope’: Hawley speech paints bleak picture of America in crisis

In his first major Senate floor speech Wednesday Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said America is a bleak place where working people suffer from an “epidemic of loneliness and despair” that has led many to suicide. → Read More

‘A profound poverty of hope’: Hawley speech paints bleak picture of America in crisis

In his first major Senate floor speech Wednesday Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said America is a bleak place where working people suffer from an “epidemic of loneliness and despair” that has led many to suicide. → Read More

GOP touts infrastructure plan without raising taxes — but will it work?

Republicans are touting a plan to pay for infrastructure improvements that won’t raise taxes -- but will it raise enough money? → Read More

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas forgives $225,100 loan to his 2018 campaign

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas has forgiven $225,100 in loans he made to his campaign last cycle, according to a letter filed with the Federal Election Commission this week. → Read More

Blunt says he didn’t write, but did sign, 1990 letter on role of ‘states rights’ in Civil War

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he did not write — but did sign — a 1990 letter that discusses “states rights” as a cause of the Civil War, but makes no mention of slavery. → Read More

‘I’m just not going to be bullied.’ Sen. Josh Hawley’s defiant 100 days in Washington

In his first 100 days as Missouri’s new junior senator, Josh Hawley has tried to balance his outsider’s temperment with life in Washington’s ultimate insider club. → Read More

Divided Congress can’t agree on fix for ‘dangerous’ Russian election meddling

Despite clear evidence of Russian attempts to tamper with the nation’s election infrastructure, partisan dysfunction in Congress make it unlikely that any upgrades will be approved in time for the 2020 election. → Read More

Parson faces unrest among conservatives as he heads into 2020

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s support of a gas tax increase, tax incentives for businesses and bonding has raised the ire of some conservatives within his party, creating headaches for the first-term Republican as he gears up to run for governor next year. → Read More

‘Left in the lurch’: Airlines break an average of 25 wheelchairs a day

Airlines damaged at least 701 wheelchairs and motorized scooters in a single month — an average of more than 25 a day, according to the first such data reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation under a new law championed by Illinois’ Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth → Read More

Blunt disinvited to GOP event in backlash over vote to block Trump’s emergency powers

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has been disinvited from a local GOP gathering in Christian County, Missouri, next month amid a backlash over his vote to block President Trump’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall. → Read More

Full interview: Mike Pompeo on his return to Kansas and status as a ‘Trump Whisperer’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle ahead of his Monday visit to his home state, his first official trip to Kansas since becoming the nation’s top diplomat. → Read More

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran will vote to block Trump’s use of emergency powers for wall

Sen. Jerry Moran will vote to block the President from using the National Emergencies Act to construct a wall along the southern border. Moran joins Democrats and a handful of Republicans in opposing Trump. → Read More

Trump seeks to slash democracy funds for Venezuela, Cuba

President Donald Trump wants to cut the budget that support democracy projects in Venezuela and Cuba while seeking authority from Congress to transfer up to $500 million to help a new transitional government takeover if Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro falls. → Read More

Hawley insider had seat at table in Secretary of State inquiry that cleared senator

Some legal experts say Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft relied on unsound investigative techniques when he cleared U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of election law violations last week. → Read More

Josh Hawley used a state-owned car for campaign travel while attorney general

A Missouri attorney general’s office employee occasionally drove Josh Hawley to campaign-related events in a state-owned car, an arrangement that raises questions about Hawley’s use of taxpayer-funded resources. → Read More