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Sanford Fights Back Against Call For Resignation

Posted: 08/26/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford forcefully rejected his lieutenant governor's request that he resign for the good of the state, telling reporters Wednesday: "I am not going to be railroaded out of this office by political opponents or folks that were never fans of mine in the first place."

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Kennedy Fought Aggressive Cancer

Posted: 08/26/2009 - When cancer invades the brain, the prognosis is usually grim. Despite his treatment at highly regarded medical centers, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years, died just over a year after his surgery.

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Borger: CIA Flap A Huge Headache For Obama

Posted: 08/26/2009 - No matter which way you look at it, the question is painfully difficult: What -- if anything -- do we do about the post 9/11 behavior of some CIA agents who worked feverishly to interrogate prisoners they believed had information that could save American lives?

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Now Hiring: Obama Still Needs To Fill Top Jobs

Posted: 08/26/2009 - More than seven months into office, President Obama still has a number of top posts to fill, which one expert said could be hurting the nation's security.

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Obama Calls Kennedy "Our Greatest Senator"

Posted: 08/26/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama: For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Sen Edward Kennedy

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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School Leaders Give Lawmakers Lesson In Budget

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Superintendents spoke to the House Appropriations Committee. The committee met for a second day, getting a head start on the fiscal year 2011 budget, which some project could have a half-billion dollar shortfall.

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Jenkins Says NBAF May Be Delayed

Updated: 08/25/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins spoke at a Tuesday Manhattan Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She says NBAF plans may be on hold because funding was removed from a House bill. She also repeated her opposition to moving any Guantanamo Bay detainees to Leavenworth.

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Partial Results Put Karzai Ahead In Afghan Vote

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Afghan election officials announced Tuesday that partial election results put incumbent President Hamid Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin.

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Federal Deficits: $9 Trillion And Counting

Posted: 08/25/2009 - In just over a month, the federal government's fiscal year will draw to a close, leaving in its wake one of the biggest annual deficits in U.S. history — and a forecast of more record debt to come.

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"30 Rock" Star Won't Challenge Lieberman

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The politically connected sitcom star says he won't relocate to start a 2012 bid for Joseph Lieberman's Connecticut Senate seat.

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Prosecutor to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses

Posted: 08/24/2009 - In appointing a prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA interrogation abuses, including episodes that resulted in prisoner deaths, Attorney General Eric Holder is shaking off warnings from President Obama to avoid becoming mired in past controversies.

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Topeka Bikeway Study Could Find Funding

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The Topeka Planning Commission was briefed Monday on possibly using KDOT planning money that had been earmarked for Highway 24 to fund a Topeka bikeway study. The money is freed up because KDOT is doing the Highway 24 work internally.

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State Begins Budget Talks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The House Appropriations committee reconvened Monday for two days of meetings. They're getting a head start on closing a projected $536 million shortfall in the 2011 budget.

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California Bill Would Free More Than 27,000 Inmates

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A controversial bill that California legislators say would allow the early release of more than 27,000 inmates from crowded prisons will be taken up by the state Assembly on Monday.

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"Cash for Clunkers" Ends on Monday

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Cash for Clunkers has boosted the economy since the program started. But dealers are annoyed by the delay for the reimbursements.. and believe one last "mad rush" will overload the system.

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Thousands Greet Lockerbie Bomber in Libya

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was freed Thursday from his Scottish prison cell on compassionate grounds, despite American pleas to keep him locked up for life.

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Stimulus Money Buying New Buses For Topeka

Posted: 08/20/2009 - When making the announcement, LaHood said rebuilding the nation's infrastructure is a key part of building a stronger future by providing jobs now.. and a better, more sustainable economy moving forward.

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