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Officials: Obama to reverse abortion policy

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials say President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Friday ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortion.

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Aide: Successor Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Obama Says Stimulus Bill 'On Target'

Updated: 01/23/2009 - President Barack Obama says it appears Congress is "on target" to approve a massive new stimulus package by Feb. 16.

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Aide: Paterson Picks Gillibrand as Next NY Senator

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Kansas Senate GOP Sees Need for $300M in Cuts

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Senate's Republican leaders are now looking to cut $300 million from the current state budget. The number puts education funding in their sights. Legislative researchers are projecting a deficit of $186 million and that gap must be closed by June 30.

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Palin Hires Agent for Book or TV Deal

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Think Alaska's governor has gone into hibernation now that the campaign's over? You may be seeing her sooner than you think.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/22/2009 - President Obama's new Secretary Of State has tapped special envoys for the Mideast, Southeast Asia, as she declares a new era of American diplomacy.

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New Kansas Senator Surprised by Vote

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Sen. Tim Owens was surprised when a noncontroversial bill was greeted with a chorus of "no" votes. Turns out, it was an initiation for new members of the Senate.

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Term-limited Kansas Governor Losing Another Key Staffer

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Jeremy Anderson, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' deputy chief of staff, plans to become a vice president with a Kansas City, Mo., firm, Parris Communications Inc. His last day on the governor's staff is Friday.

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Kansas Governor Forms Group to Study State Facilities

Updated: 01/22/2009 - An executive order issued by Sebelius on Thursday creates a special commission to study possible closings of state hospitals and other institutions. Recommendations are to be drafted by Dec. 1.

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Kansas Bill Allows Prosecutors to Have Guns in Court

Updated: 01/22/2009 - With no debate, the Kansas Senate has voted for a bill that would let county, state and federal prosecutors carry concealed guns into county courthouses. It now goes to the House.

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GOP Leaders Want $300M Cut from KS Budget

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senate GOP leaders announced their new target during a Thursday morning caucus meeting. There were no objections from the Republican senators present.

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Obama Takes Presidential Oath -- Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Because the wording was bungled during President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts re-administered the oath to Obama Wednesday night.

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Source Tells AP: Kennedy Still Wants Senate Seat

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A source tells the Associated Press Caroline Kennedy has misgivings about seeking Hillary Clinton's NY Senate seat after her uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy's suffered a seizure Tuesday, but she's now renewed her determination to win the appointment.

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Clinton is New Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After Senate confirmation late Wednesday afternoon, Clinton was sworn in as the nation's 67th secretary of state in her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Obama Takes Presidential Oath, Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After he flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time Wednesday night. The error caused Obama to repeat wording differently than the Constitution prescribes.

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Clinton Sworn in as Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former New York Senator takes the reins of Foggy Bottom tomorrow, after debate centered on questions about donations to her husband's global foundation.

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Caroline Kennedy Bowing Out in New York?

Updated: 01/21/2009 - There are conflicting reports tonight on whether JFK's daughter is withdrawing her name as a Senate choice from the State of New York.

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