President Obama offers compromise over contraception controversy on Friday, February 10, 2012 - Religiously affiliated universities and hospitals will not be forced to offer contraception coverage and onsurers will be required to offer coverage for free to women who work at such institutions.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas elections officials expect to formally close a challenge to President Barack Obama's listing on the state's November general election ballot at their 10 a.m. meeting.
The State Objections Board had already scheduled its Monday meeting before the Manhattan resident who objected to Obama being on the ballot dropped his challenge last week. The board is the secretary of state, attorney general and lieutenant governor.
The resident, Joe Montgomery, said Friday he was withdrawing his objection because of what he called animosity and intimidation directed at him and people around him.
The all-Republican board had a hearing Thursday on Montgomery's objection, which questioned whether the Democratic president is eligible to hold the office. The board postponed a decision then, saying it wanted documents certifying the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.