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Biden, Palin spar on Iraq, economic crisis

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of voting against funding for U.S. troops in combat Thursday night in their much-anticipated campaign debate and chastised Obama's Democratic running mate, Joe Biden, for defending the move, "especially with your son in the National Guard" and headed for Iraq.

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Bailout an Issue in Kansas 3rd District Race

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Republican Nick Jordan is making the economic bailout bill an issue in his bid to unseat Democrat Dennis Moore in the state's 3rd Congressional District. Moore was the only member of the Kansas Congressional delegation to support the bill.

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Bush Lobbies Congress to Pass $700B Bailout Bill

Posted: 10/02/2008 - President Bush said Thursday "a lot of people are watching" to see if Congress will enact the $700 billion financial rescue plan that he called the best chance to restore calm to the financial industry.

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AP poll: Obama Opens a 7-Point Lead

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Likely voters now back Obama 48-41 percent over McCain, a dramatic shift from an AP-GfK survey that gave the Republican a slight edge nearly three weeks ago, before Wall Street collapsed and sent ripples across worldwide markets

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House Girds for Second Try on Financial Rescue

Posted: 10/02/2008 - House members are getting another chance to vote on a financial bailout bill that has infuriated millions of voters after the Senate added tax cuts and other sweeteners and passed it handily.

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Palin Facing Voters Who Doubt Her Readiness

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin enters her debate with voters harboring serious doubts about her readiness for the nation's highest office. Watch live on WIBW-TV and join in the conversation about the debate on the wibw.com Live Blog

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House Girds for Second Try on Financial Rescue

Posted: 10/02/2008 - House members get another chance to vote on a bill that many would like to avoid: a massive financial rescue plan that has infuriated millions of voters but is described by President Bush and congressional leaders as vital to keeping the economy from sliding into a deep recession.

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Boyda, Jenkins Meet in KTWU Debate

Posted: 10/02/2008 - First-term congresswoman Nancy Boyda talked up the issues with her Republican opponent, Lynn Jenkins in front of an audience for an hour on Wednesday night.

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State Senator Joined at Rally by Gov.

Updated: 10/01/2008 - State senator Laura Kelly has to approach this campaign a little different than she had planned. Last weekend she fell during a parade in Alta Vista and broke her femur. Wednesday, Governor Sebelius joined her at a campaign rally in Potwin.

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Palin Faces Defining Moment Tonight

Posted: 10/01/2008 - CBSNews.com reports her debate performance against Senator Joe Biden may dictate whether the vice-presidential candidate will be defined by her stumbles with the media.

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Record Kan. Voter Turnout Possible

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says there may be a record voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election in Kansas. He said the high turnout is expected because of the highly contested presidential election, coupled with strong campaigns in the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts plus various local issues on the ballot.

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Economic Bailout Bill Passes Senate; President Praises Action

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Senate voted 74 to 25 in favor of a $700 economic bailout plan. Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback voted against it. President Bush praised the Senate's action and urged the House to follow suit.

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Roberts, Brownback Oppose Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Kansas' two Senators voted against an economic bailout bill Wednesday night. Pat Roberts' challenger, Democrat Jim Slattery, says proper regulation is needed to keep the situation from happening again.

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Kids in the public eye: Where does the line lie?

Posted: 10/01/2008 - When the offspring of politicians interact with the public, things can get dicey. And understandably so: There's no human issue more personal, more natural than the parental instinct of "Leave my children alone."

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VP debate moderator's impartiality questioned

Posted: 10/01/2008 - PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

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Palin gets chance to overcome doubts in VP debate

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job.

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AP Poll: Obama takes a 7-point lead over McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Barack Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that underscores the mounting concerns of some McCain backers.

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Congress leaders optimistic on revived bailout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Senate moved toward passage Wednesday of a $700 billion financial industry bailout as opposition to the package among House Republican conservatives appeared to be softening, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits.

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Roberts: Bailout Bill "Won't Do the Job"

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Kansas Senator Pat Roberts details on WIBW-TV and Radio today why he'll vote no when the bailout bill comes up for a vote tonight.

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Sebelius says Obama Better for Women than McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Kathleen Sebelius says women face serious economic challenges and will suffer more than men from the current turmoil. Sebelius was campaigning for presidential candidate Barack Obama in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver Tuesday.

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Bush Signs Spending Bill That Includes Auto Loans

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The $630 billion-plus spending bill wraps together a record Pentagon budget with aid for automakers and natural disaster victims, and increased health care funding for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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AP Source: New York Mayor Wants a 3rd Term

Posted: 10/01/2008 - For a long time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to despise the very notion of changing a voter-approved law restricting elected officeholders to two terms in office.

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McCain, Michelle Obama Both in Missouri Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will both be in the Kansas City area Wednesday.

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Top House Leader Campaigns for Moore

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Maryland's Steny Hoyer visits the Kansas City area stumping for Dennis Moore. He says Congress will change the bailout bill this week.

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