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Party tussle ensnares Obama's global warming goals

Posted: 11/08/2008 - WASHINGTON – Democrats are fighting over control of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the outcome could affect President-elect Obama's efforts to limit the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

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Palin denounces anonymous critics as 'cowardly'

Posted: 11/08/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin denounced anonymous criticisms leveled at her by former John McCain aides as lies, including allegations that Republican lawyers were traveling to Alaska to reclaim her high-priced wardrobe and that she didn't know Africa was a continent.

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Obama victory opens door to new black identity

Posted: 11/08/2008 - WASHINGTON – Shortly after leaving the voting booth, 70-year-old community activist Donald E. Robinson had a thought: "Why do I have to be listed as African-American? Why can't I just be American?"

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Bush, Obama focus on economy in radio addresses

Posted: 11/08/2008 - WASHINGTON – With the economy in a downward spiral, U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and the nation under threat from terrorists, President Bush pledged Saturday to make a smooth transition to an Obama administration a top priority for the rest of his days in office.

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Emanuel pick gets mixed reaction

Posted: 11/07/2008 - (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama's first major appointment received mixed reaction from Democrats and Republicans.

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Palin camp tries to squelch talk of infighting

Posted: 11/07/2008 - (CNN) -- As former aides to Sen. John McCain circulated charges about Sarah Palin, a spokeswoman for the Alaska governor fired back, calling the allegations "sickening."

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NKorea: Ready to deal with Obama administration

Posted: 11/07/2008 - SEOUL, South Korea – Barack Obama's election heralds a new era for the two Koreas, a pro-North Korean newspaper said Friday as analysts began gauging how the Obama administration will affect the divided peninsula.

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Obama calls for swift action on economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - CHICAGO – President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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Obama Calls for Swift Action on Economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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Obama Promises Quick Action On Economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."

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Upset Pushes Senate Majority to 57

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon is the latest casualty in Tuesday's late election returns. His loss pushes the Dems total up by one more lawmaker.

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Budget Deficit will be Priority One

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Speaker of the House and his challenger say making up the revenue shortfall will be at the top of the list next year for the Legislature.

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Tina Fey Retires her Sarah Palin Character

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The creator, producer and star of "30 Rock" will pass the Palin torch onto another comedian. Fey's seen here holding the T-shirt that may hold the key to Palin's future.

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Obama Taps Rahm Emanuel For Chief Of Staff

Posted: 11/06/2008 - He struggled with the request from President-Elect Obama, but the Illinois congressman accepts the post of chief of staff, deciding who will have access to Obama in the Oval Office.

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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Bush Seeks Seamless Transition to Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush and Democratic successor Barack Obama will have their first meeting about Iraq, the financial meltdown and the future of the country on Monday

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Record Setting Kansas Turnout.. Barely

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The secretary of state's office reports that 1,218,935 Kansans cast ballots in Tuesday's election. That's 5,827 votes more than the previous record, set in 2004.

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Potential Obama Appointments Draw Keen Speculation

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Speculation swirled over what appointments President-elect Barack Obama would make as he pivots from an election campaign to the task of building a Democratic administration.

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Election Monitors Pronounce US Vote Democratic

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A European-rights watchdog group says the U.S. election met acceptable democratic standards, but some voting stations should improve voting secrecy.

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