Prior to receiving notice from Gizmodo this morning, [Kansas Secretary of State] Kris Kobach's office was leaking sensitive information belonging to thousands of state employees, including himself and nearly every member of the Kansas state legislature. Along with a bevy of personal information contained in documents that, according to a statement on the website, was intended to be public, the Kansas Secretary of State's website left exposed the last four digits of Social Security numbers belonging to numerous current and former candidates for office, as well as thousands -- potentially tens of thousands -- of high-ranking state employees at virtually ever Kansas government agency.
In the coming weeks, the primary goal of House and Senate Republicans is to pass a piece of legislation that experts say may do more for the wealthy -- and less for the middle class -- than any tax bill in modern history. Their secondary objective, as articulated by one of Donald Trump's campaign advisers, is to screw over Democrats. read more