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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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Topeka Mayor: State of the City 'Real Good'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten highlighted the positives in Topeka, including ending the year on a good financial note, then outlined three main things he'd like to see changed. Bunten announced he'll run for another term as Mayor because he'd like to be a part of those changes.

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Kansas House Panel Delays Work on Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, said the House Appropriations committee won't work on a budget deficit bill until next week because it is still taking testimony about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposals.

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Kansas Official: Obama Stimulus Could Help Higher Ed

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Board of Regents Chief Executive Officer Reggie Robinson says Pres. Obama's economic stimulus package will increase financial aid to students so they can afford higher education and help with maintenance backlogs.

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Kansas Local Officials Worry about Budget Proposals

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Proposals from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could cut state aid to local governments by a total of $151 million during the current fiscal year and fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.

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Sen. Brownback Seeks Study on Detainee Transfer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback introduced a bill Wednesday. It would require the president to provide a study regarding the feasibility of closing Guantanamo or transferring the detainees to any other location.

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Emotions Fill Washburn Inauguration Watch Party

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Millions who couldn't be at our nation's capital for the inauguration were glued to their televisions to watch history. A crowd at Washburn University for the swearing in of President Obama applauded at times and shed a few tears.

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What Should President Obama Do First?

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The election of a new President means a new agenda. We want your thoughts on what President Obama should tackle first. Leave your comments and hear what other people think here.

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More Than 1M Crowd DC for Obama's Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - More than 1 million people crammed onto the National Mall and along the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade route Tuesday to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president.

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Obama Vows Responsible End to Iraq War

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Barack Obama is vowing to "responsibly leave Iraq to its people" and also to build what he calls a "hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."

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Aretha Franklin Warms Up for Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Aretha Franklin punched her fist in the air and yelled, "Tomorrow!" She didn't need to say Barack Obama's name. The crowd roared its approval.

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Cheney in Wheelchair with Pulled Back Muscle

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony.

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President Bush By The Numbers

Updated: 01/19/2009 - There are many ways to assess President Bush’s eight years in office. Countless hours of broadcast time and tons of newsprint are being consumed in that pursuit these days.

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GOP Insists Schools Can Take Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/19/2009 - House Speaker Mike O'Neal and other Republicans argue that schools can make budget cuts on the noninstructional side. But Kansas Association of School Boards lobbyist Mark Tallman said what constitutes noninstructional funding often is up for debate.

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Bush Making Calls to World Leaders

Updated: 01/19/2009 - On the day before leaving office, President George W. Bush talked by phone to a number of world leaders he has worked with during the past eight years.

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War, Economy, Open House to Fill Obama's First Day

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Although he may not get to bed before 3 a.m., Barack Obama plans to make his first full day as president a jam-packed affair of prayer, diplomacy, war discussions and welcoming hundreds of visitors to the White House.

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Obama rides the rails to DC for inaugural kickoff

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Invoking hope and history, President-elect Barack Obama rolled into the capital city Saturday night pledging to help bring the nation "a new Declaration of Independence" and promising to rise to the stern challenges of the times.

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