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Automakers Return to Sell Congress on Rescue

Updated: 12/04/2008 - U.S. automakers are returning to Congress for high-stakes hearings they hope will persuade skeptical lawmakers to save their troubled industry with $34 billion in emergency aid.

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Government Recommends Kansas for Biodefense Lab

Updated: 12/04/2008 - The federal government has recommended a site in Kansas for a new $450 million laboratory to study biological threats like anthrax and foot-and-mouth disease.

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Obama to Name Richardson Commerce Sec. Today

Posted: 12/03/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is ready to name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his choice for commerce secretary after passing over his vanquished Democratic rival for secretary of state.

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Lawmakers Intend to Renew Coal Plant Debate

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said Tuesday work is under way to draft a comprehensive energy bill that will include allowing construction of the two plants outside Holcomb.

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Sen. Brownback to Discuss Moving Detainees

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to discuss reasons why Guantanamo Bay detainees should not be moved to Kansas.

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Obama Seeks to Assure Nervous Governors

Updated: 12/02/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged quick work Tuesday on an economic recovery plan and told the nation's governors he wants their advice in designing a package to help their hard-hit states.

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Legislature: Gambling Bills "Not Likely"

Updated: 12/01/2008 - New Speaker-Elect Mike O'Neal isn't backing gaming bills next year, and there's even less support in the other chamber in 2009.

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Sebelius, Governors to Meet with Obama

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and governors from across the country will meet with President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday.

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Kansas Youth Vote Goes to Obama

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A review of exit polls shows Barack Obama topped John McCain 51- to 49- percent in Kansas. Overall, the state went for McCain.

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GOP Picks Leaders for 2009

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Republicans have nominated Senate President Steve Morris for a second term in the chamber's top position.

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Bush sends Rice to India in aftermath of attacks

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Sunday dispatched Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to New Delhi in support of India following the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 200 people, including six Americans.

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Palin campaigns in Ga.'s US Senate runoff

Updated: 01/14/2010 - AUGUSTA, Ga. – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin implored Georgia Republicans to back Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his hotly contested Senate runoff, telling a cheering crowd Monday that the first step in rebuilding the GOP begins with the Southern state.

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Hillary Clinton nomination could be official today

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is filling his Cabinet at record speed, choosing loyal friends and one-time foes to guide his wartime foreign policy decisions. Obama plans to appear at a morning news conference Monday in Chicago to announce Democratic primary rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state and say that President George W. Bush's defense secretary, Robert Gates, is staying on.

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Obama Announces Clinton, Gates for Cabinet

Updated: 12/01/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Robert Gates would remain as defense secretary, making President Bush's Pentagon chief his own as he seeks to wind down the U.S. role in Iraq.

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Deal on donors paves way for Clinton Cabinet post

Updated: 11/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

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Junk-bond king among those seeking Bush pardon

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Some high-profile convicts past and present are among more than 2,000 people asking President George W. Bush to pardon them or commute their prison sentences before he leaves office.

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