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September 26, 2000 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lyrics by one of pop music's most decorated singers were enlarged and propped up on easels in the Senate hearing room, a rap artist's musings about raping and killing his mother. The song was so rife with misogynistic obscenities that Sen. Sam Brownback had a hard time reading it aloud to a roomful of lawmakers, so he muddled through with substitutes like "b-word." Sort of embarrassing for a conservative Kansas Republican, born-again Methodist and father of five.
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October 4, 2012 | By David Ng
An artist in Kansas is claiming censorship over his unflattering depiction of Gov. Sam Brownback. David Loewenstein wrote on his personal blog that his print showing the politician as a demonic figure featuring the words "Reject Brownback" was taken down from a Topeka cafe. Brownback, a Republican, has also served as a U.S. representative and senator from Kansas. He was elected governor in 2010. Brownback received national attention last year when he eliminated the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state to completely do away with arts funding.  After intense pressure from arts advocates, Brownback somewhat reversed his decision by restoring some arts funding.
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NATIONAL
November 29, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Ending a battle that could only have taken place in the brave new world of social media, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday apologized for an incident involving a teen who had maligned him on Twitter. In making his mea culpa, Brownback went to the obvious place — Facebook — to post his statement. Staff members had been overzealous, he said, in their monitoring of social media's electronic public square, which is where they found Emma Sullivan's comment that the governor "sucked.
OPINION
December 1, 2011 | Meghan Daum
"Emma Sullivan just became the new Ferris Bueller. " That was the astute observation of a writer for Roll Call, one of countless panegyrics to the 18-year-old Kansan who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for sending a not-very-nice tweet about him to her 60-some followers. The tweet in question, which Sullivan composed on Nov. 21 at a Youth in Government Program in Topeka, went as follows: "Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback officially abandoned his 2008 presidential bid, his White House aspirations dashed by a lack of support and money. Brownback is expected to run for Kansas governor in 2010 when his second term expires. He has said he won't run for the Senate again. He announced his withdrawal at the Kansas Statehouse, standing with his wife and three of their five children. "We're out of money," Brownback said.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Sen. George V. Voinovich has told associates he intends to retire next year rather than seek a new term, party officials said. He is the fourth Republican to make departure plans since the Democratic landslide in November. The officials said Voinovich, 72, intended to make a formal announcement today. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his plans. In recent weeks, Sens. Christopher S. Bond of Missouri, Mel Martinez of Florida and Sam Brownback of Kansas have announced plans to retire in 2010.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Sam Brownback, campaigning for president before the National Catholic Men's Conference, questioned whether rape victims should get abortions. "Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers gathering in Taylors. "We need to protect innocent life. Period," Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas jumped into the 2008 presidential race Saturday, a favorite of the religious right now in a battle against better-known rivals for the GOP nomination. "My family and I are taking the first steps on the yellow brick road to the White House. It's a great journey," the two-term senator told hundreds of supporters. He pledged to fight for the nation's cultural values and to focus on rebuilding families.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2006 | From Associated Press
Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday he meant no offense to homosexuals when he used the word "fruits" in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In a lengthy profile titled "God's Senator," the magazine quotes the Kansas Republican as criticizing countries like Sweden that allow civil unions between same-sex couples. "You'll know them by their fruits," Brownback said, quoting a biblical passage from Matthew.
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February 7, 2008
-- -- -- Statewide -- -- DEMOCRATIC Hillary Clinton 2,128,763 52 Barack Obama 1,731,893 42 John Edwards 169,602 4 Dennis Kucinich 20,134 1 Bill Richardson 16,941 1 Joe Biden 15,436 0 Chris Dodd 6,723 0 Mike Gravel 6,661 0 REPUBLICAN John McCain 985,284 42 Mitt Romney 801,317 34 Mike Huckabee 272,591 12 Rudy Giuliani 115,651 5 Ron Paul 99,470 4 Fred Thompson 45,775 2 Duncan Hunter 12,208 1 Alan Keyes 9,538 0 Tom Tancredo 3,299 0...
NATIONAL
November 29, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Ending a battle that could only have taken place in the brave new world of social media, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday apologized for an incident involving a teen who had maligned him on Twitter. In making his mea culpa, Brownback went to the obvious place — Facebook — to post his statement. Staff members had been overzealous, he said, in their monitoring of social media's electronic public square, which is where they found Emma Sullivan's comment that the governor "sucked.
NATIONAL
August 7, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
With Rick Perry likely to enter the Republican presidential race within days or weeks, thousands of fundamentalist Christians cheered the Texas governor Saturday at a stadium prayer rally that appeared to boost his standing with religious conservatives, a key GOP voting bloc. Perry organized the daylong service of prayer and fasting, featuring appearances by prominent figures on the Christian right. Stadium officials said the crowd exceeded 30,000, far more than any event staged by the announced Republican presidential contenders.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Sen. George V. Voinovich has told associates he intends to retire next year rather than seek a new term, party officials said. He is the fourth Republican to make departure plans since the Democratic landslide in November. The officials said Voinovich, 72, intended to make a formal announcement today. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his plans. In recent weeks, Sens. Christopher S. Bond of Missouri, Mel Martinez of Florida and Sam Brownback of Kansas have announced plans to retire in 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2008
-- -- -- Statewide -- -- DEMOCRATIC Hillary Clinton 2,128,763 52 Barack Obama 1,731,893 42 John Edwards 169,602 4 Dennis Kucinich 20,134 1 Bill Richardson 16,941 1 Joe Biden 15,436 0 Chris Dodd 6,723 0 Mike Gravel 6,661 0 REPUBLICAN John McCain 985,284 42 Mitt Romney 801,317 34 Mike Huckabee 272,591 12 Rudy Giuliani 115,651 5 Ron Paul 99,470 4 Fred Thompson 45,775 2 Duncan Hunter 12,208 1 Alan Keyes 9,538 0 Tom Tancredo 3,299 0...
NATIONAL
October 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback officially abandoned his 2008 presidential bid, his White House aspirations dashed by a lack of support and money. Brownback is expected to run for Kansas governor in 2010 when his second term expires. He has said he won't run for the Senate again. He announced his withdrawal at the Kansas Statehouse, standing with his wife and three of their five children. "We're out of money," Brownback said.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Sam Brownback, campaigning for president before the National Catholic Men's Conference, questioned whether rape victims should get abortions. "Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers gathering in Taylors. "We need to protect innocent life. Period," Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By David Ng
An artist in Kansas is claiming censorship over his unflattering depiction of Gov. Sam Brownback. David Loewenstein wrote on his personal blog that his print showing the politician as a demonic figure featuring the words "Reject Brownback" was taken down from a Topeka cafe. Brownback, a Republican, has also served as a U.S. representative and senator from Kansas. He was elected governor in 2010. Brownback received national attention last year when he eliminated the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state to completely do away with arts funding.  After intense pressure from arts advocates, Brownback somewhat reversed his decision by restoring some arts funding.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is backing the Pentagon's top general over his remarks that homosexual acts are immoral. The Kansas senator said Thursday that he planned to send a letter to President Bush supporting Marine Gen. Peter Pace, who this week in an interview with the Chicago Tribune likened homosexuality to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gay personnel to serve openly.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is backing the Pentagon's top general over his remarks that homosexual acts are immoral. The Kansas senator said Thursday that he planned to send a letter to President Bush supporting Marine Gen. Peter Pace, who this week in an interview with the Chicago Tribune likened homosexuality to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gay personnel to serve openly.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas jumped into the 2008 presidential race Saturday, a favorite of the religious right now in a battle against better-known rivals for the GOP nomination. "My family and I are taking the first steps on the yellow brick road to the White House. It's a great journey," the two-term senator told hundreds of supporters. He pledged to fight for the nation's cultural values and to focus on rebuilding families.
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