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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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Bush: US stands behind India in wake of attacks

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Saturday pledged full U.S. support to India as it investigates the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, saying the killers "will not have the final word."

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GOP Leaders to Sebelius: Order Cuts Now

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The two top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature say Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius must immediately order cuts in state spending to make up for falling revenue.

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Obama team reacts to Mumbai attacks

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) — The Obama Transition team's chief national security spokesperson, Brooke Anderson, released a statement late Wednesday reacting to the attacks in Mumbai, India:

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Bush spurs economic action, but Obama sets agenda

Updated: 01/14/2010 - LIMA, Peru – President George W. Bush got a second bloc of world leaders to endorse comprehensive action to remedy the global financial crisis. But his successor, Barack Obama, is already setting the coming economic agenda.

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Obama asks urgent action on 'historic' econ crisis

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CHICAGO – Citing an "economic crisis of historic proportions," President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a costly, job-creating stimulus bill as quickly as possible, a rare pre-inaugural call to action delivered as the outgoing Bush administration approved fresh billions to bail out one of the nation's largest banks.

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Obama Promises Economic Plan on 1st Day

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to have an economic plan ready for action on the nation's financial crisis on his first day in office. "Help is on the way," he declared.

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Obama Names Volcker to Head New Economic Advisers

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama chose former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Wednesday to head a new White House panel to help create jobs and bring stability to the ailing financial system.

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Kansas Team to Examine Racial, Ethnic Inequities

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced an effort by a subcabinet team to determine what needs to be done so that black and Hispanic children are not over represented in foster care and juvenile justice systems.

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Lieberman: Obama 'about perfect' in Cabinet picks

Updated: 01/14/2010 - HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman took another step Tuesday toward mending his relationship with Democrats, saying that Barack Obama's actions since winning the presidency have been "just about perfect."

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Massive new programs aimed at loosening credit

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Rolling out powerful new weapons against the financial meltdown, the Bush administration and the Federal Reserve pledged $800 billion Tuesday to blast through blockades on credit cards, auto loans, mortgages and other borrowing. Total bailout commitments neared a staggering $7 trillion.

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Official: Gates to stay at Pentagon

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama will keep Defense Secretary Robert Gates in that job for at least a year, according to an official familiar the two men's discussions.

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Obama: Economic rescue will trump deficit fight

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CHICAGO – The economy growing weaker, President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday that recovery efforts will trump deficit concerns when he takes office in January. Yet he pledged a "page-by-page, line-by-line" budget review to root out unneeded spending.

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