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Edwards' Wife Was In Anguish After Affair

Posted: 08/13/2008 - New report says Edwards wife had to make a quick decision whether or not to leave her husband or rebuild marriage due to cancer prognosis. There was no time to take time away from the marriage.

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Clinton Still In Presidential Mix?

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Hillary Clinton could still be a force in the Democratic Convention, even if it would be an unpopular move. She could still place her name in nomination.

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Keynote Democratic Speaker Announced

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Senate candidate Mark Warner will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the same night as Hillary Clinton.

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Report: Iraq Contracts Have Cost Billions

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Budge committee chairperson Kent Conrad says the use of military contractors in Iraq opens the door to corruption and abuse, and may increase the cost to taxpayers. A new report says military contracts in the Iraq theater add up to $85 billion.

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Third Surgery Scheduled for Ron Paul's Wife

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul's wife is expected to go her third surgery since being admitted to a Houston hospital Thursday. A statement on Paul's web site would not say what 72-year old Carol Paul is being treated for.

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Kansas Rep Says Congress Should be Working on Energy

Posted: 08/12/2008 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, says Congress should not have recessed, but should have continued working on an energy policy. He wants the President or Speaker to call Congress back into session.

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Emergency Communications, Salaries Get Council Votes

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Topeka City Council members agreed to shifting control of the consolidated emergency communications center to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, among items on the agenda at a busy Tuesday meeting.

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Coin Toss Decides Race, Winner Says No Thanks

Posted: 08/12/2008 - A town trustee race in Ottawa County ended in a tie between the Democratic candidates. A coin toss Monday named Robert Duggan the winner, but he says he doesn't want the position. His withdrawal leaves an open spot on the November ballot.

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Recounts Planned in Two Kansas House Races

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer of Oakley wants a recount of her 19-vote primary loss to challenger Don Hineman of Dighton. Democrat Andy Sandler also wants a recount in his three-vote loss to Mike Slattery in Johnson County.

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Study: Women Rise in State Government Leadership

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A study finds six states have a percentage of women in state government leadership positions that nearly mirrors their proportion of the general population. Overall, the study finds the number on the rise.

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McCain's 'Celebrity' Taunts are Bugging Obama

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Barack Obama releases a second ad painting John McCain as "Washington's biggest celebrity." The ads poke back at McCain's taunts of Obama being a celebrity like hotel heiress, Paris Hilton.

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Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan Qualifies to Challenge Pelosi

Posted: 08/11/2008 - San Francisco election officials have verified a petition from anti-war activitist Cindy Sheehan to run as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the November ballot. Sheehan says Pelosi has failed by not cutting off war funding.

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McCain, Obama React to Georgia, Russia Fighting

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama both want a multi-prong diplomatic effort to deal with the fighting between Russia and Georgia. They also warn Moscow that its relations with the rest of the world are at stake.

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Coin Toss Highlights Shawnee County Vote Canvass

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Shawnee Co. Commissioners met as the Board of Canvassers Monday to certify results of Tuesday's primary elections. They considered 484 provisional ballots and decided a tied precinct committeeperson race by coin toss.

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Voter Checks Could Lead to Identity Theft

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Has anyone asked for your social security number to make sure you're going to be voting in the right location? Beware.. that information can be used to cheat your out of your identity.

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Sebelius Plans to Attend Kansas Soldier's Funeral

Posted: 08/11/2008 - As she has with previous Kansas National Guard members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend the funeral for Spc. Ronald Schmidt. Services are set for Wednesday in Newton, Kansas.

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Eisenhower Library Sponsoring Forums on Issues

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Eisenhower Presidential Library is partnering with K-State's Institute on Civic Discourse and Democracy to sponsor forums on national security, energy and health care. They'll be held in September and October.

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Edwards Affair: Was Media Part of a 'Conspiracy of Silence'?

Posted: 08/10/2008 - Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until the former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to the affair that national news organizations jumped on the story.

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