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Sarah Palin Steps Down As Alaska Governor

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with a fiery speech reminiscent of her days as running mate to Republican John McCain - when she frequently revved up crowds while attacking Democrats and the news media.

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Treasury, Fed Dispute On Display In Congress

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are squaring off in a public dispute over who should become the nation's top consumer watchdog.

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Deadline Broken, Talks Continue For Health Bill

Posted: 07/24/2009 - President Barack Obama is likening overhaul of the nation's health care system to one of the government's greatest triumphs: the NASA program that landed astronauts on the moon 40 years ago.

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Bernanke Back On Capitol Hill — And Hot Seat

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into more tough questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the central bank's extraordinary actions to rescue the economy and its ability to take on even more responsibility.

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Kansas Ethics Panel To Review House Speaker's Case

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The Kansas ethics commission is reviewing a nepotism allegation against House Speaker Mike O'Neal. In question is the hiring of his wife, Cindy, as an aide to the House GOP Caucus.

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Senate To Vote On Concealed Weapons Measure

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Gun control and gun rights advocates are heading for another clash with a Senate vote on a measure that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry those hidden weapons into other states.

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Obama May Have To Wait For Health Care Passage

Updated: 07/22/2009 - After more than a week of tirelessly pressuring Congress to move his top domestic priority, President Barack Obama may have to settle for a fallback strategy on health care overhaul.

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House Democrats Announce Interim Committee Appointments

Posted: 07/21/2009 - House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence, announced Monday the appointment of House Democrats to 2009 legislative interim committees. These committees will study specific issues throughout the fall and make recommendations to the 2010 Legislature.

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Kansas Maj. Leader Takes First Step Towards SoS Run

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Sen. Derek Schmidt, an Independence Republican, announced Monday that he's appointed a campaign treasurer. State law requires such an appointment before a candidate can raise money.

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Analysis: Kansas Race Is Cash vs. Ties To Right

Posted: 07/19/2009 - Congressman Jerry Moran's huge lead in campaign cash gives him a big advantage over Congressman Todd Tiahrt in their Republican primary race for the Senate.

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Sotomayor Wins GOP Backers After Smooth Hearings

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor won her first public pledges of support from Senate Republicans and one prominent GOP opponent, after a smooth performance at her confirmation hearings that has placed her firmly on track to become the high court's first Latina and the first Democratic-named justice in 15 years.

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GOP Senators Weigh Options For Sotomayor

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor's success at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing has some Republicans in a tight spot, with conservative senators forced to weigh the political calculus of voting on the court's first Latina nominee, who also is the first liberal nominee in 15 years.

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Kansas Senate Race Expected To Play To GOP Base

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are building statewide organizations, collecting endorsements and trying to raise several million dollars. That's crucial early work for the August 2010 primary election campaign.

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Sotomayor signals support for Supreme Court TV

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Judge Sonia Sotomayor signaled an openness to television coverage of Supreme Court proceedings Thursday as she neared the end of three grueling days of questioning, all but assured of confirmation.

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Mike Huckabee to Visit Kansas Next Week

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator will visit Kansas next Wednesday, boosting the hopes of Tim Huelskamp.

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Kansas Senate Hopeful Stockpiles $3.1M For Campaign

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Quarterly finance reports filed Wednesday show Jerry Moran maintaining a wide lead in campaign cash on hand over Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Both are seeking next year's GOP nomination for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who's running for governor.

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