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Reports on Kansas Judges to be Online August 29

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Evaluations of some judges up for rentention will be available online starting Aug. 29. The aim is to give votes information about appellate court judges and district court judges whose names will be on the ballot in the fall.

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Diplomacy And Sports Await Bush in Asia

Updated: 08/04/2008 - President Bush faces a week jammed with diplomatic hot button issues in Asia, including political repression and nuclear disarmament, before sitting back to enjoy the Olympics this weekend.

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Obama Ad Calls for Windfall Profits Tax

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Democratic candidate calls for a return of the windfall profits tax on oil companies, abandoned twenty years ago over fears it was stifling domestic development. McCain camp calls ad hypocritical since Obama voted for Bush-Cheney's energy plan.

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Bush Pushes Offshore Drilling

Posted: 08/02/2008 - President Bush chastised Democrats on Saturday for refusing to allow a vote on whether to lift the federal ban on offshore oil drilling before lawmakers departed for their summer recess.

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Bob Dole Seeking Bipartisan Work on Health Care

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Former Sen. Bob Dole will host a forum at 12:30 pm Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics on the KU campus. It will address ideas for reforming the health care system.

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McCain raps Obama Over School Vouchers, Union Ties

Posted: 08/01/2008 - John McCain, the father of private school students, criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama on Friday for choosing private over public school for his kids. The difference, according to the Arizona Republican, is that he - not Obama - favors vouchers that give parents more school choices.

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Houses to pass Budget Bill Friday

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Spending bill would provide generous increases in veterans' benefits as well as for military base construction and closure. Bill is just one of 12 that the House will need to pass.

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Rucker Tells His Vision for D.A. Office

Updated: 07/31/2008 - In the race for Shawnee County District Attorney Republican candidate Eric Rucker outlined his vision for the D.A.'s office before the Pachyderm Club audience at McFarland's restaurant in Topeka Thursday.

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Jim Ryun Encourages Early Voting

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Days before the primary election one candidate for Congress is encouraging voters to cast their ballots early.

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McCain Expresses Pride in Campaign Ad About Obama

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain expressed pride Thursday in a new campaign ad that compares Barack Obama to a pair of Hollywood celebrities, but defended his Democratic opponent after a voter said Obama "terrifies me."

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Schwarzenegger Orders Cuts Amid Fiscal Crisis

Posted: 07/31/2008 - With California's cash dwindling and legislators still debating a new budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated 22,000 part-time and temporary state positions Thursday and ordered that 200,000 state workers receive the federal minimum wage.

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Bush Declares Progress in Iraq War

Posted: 07/31/2008 - President Bush says that a new degree of durability in Iraq could result in troop reductions later in the year, points to violence levels reaching their lowest ebb in three years

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T. Boone Pickens Visits Topeka

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The Texas oil billionaire is pitching his wind energy proposals to a crowd of 400 at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Kansas' Deficient Bridges Not Slated for Repairs

Posted: 07/30/2008 - An Associated Press review found only three of the 20 most-traveled deficient bridges in Kansas were fixed or close to being fixed. State officials say that's largely because of funding available for bridge replacements.

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Obama in Missouri

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is stepping into traditionally Republican territory as he travels through Missouri.

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Kansas Senator Giving Away Money Donated by Stevens

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told his campaign to donate money he received from indicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to Kansas charities. The amount totals nearly $20,000.

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Bush Signs Morgage Relief Bill

Posted: 07/30/2008 - President Bush quietly signs a housing bill which is expected to provide relief to 400,000 homeowners by allowing them to refinance their homes with government-backed loans and help stabilize financial markets.

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Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Accused of Making False Statements

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The nation's longest-serving Republican senator was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is accused of concealing more than a quarter million dollars in house renovations and gifts from an oil contractor who lobbied him.

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Rookie Candidate Raises Big Money on Web

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Democrat Sean Tevis of Olathe has taken in $96,000 through his online appeal for campaign donations. He's trying to unseat incumbent Republican Arlen Siegfried in the Kansas House of Representatives.

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Kline Raises $83,000 for DA's Race in 6 Weeks

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Campaign finance reports show Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline raised more more in six weeks than his opponent, Steve Howe, did in an entire year. Kline is running for a four-year term after being appointed in Jan. 2007. Howe is a former assistant DA.

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