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Records Set, Process Smooth for General Election

Updated: 11/05/2008 - After a major problem following the primary election in Shawnee County, changes made for the general election seemed to be largely successful. But, they did cause a bit of a slow down in reporting results.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who alienated his party with his high-profile support of Republican John McCain, pledged on Wednesday to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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California voters approve gay-marriage ban

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard, and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.

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Obama turns to building a presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency.

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Kansas Senate President May Face Challenge

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Wichita Senator Susan Wagle says she may challenge Senate President Steve Morris for the chamber's top post. Wagle says she won't launch her bid unless she's certain she has the votes.

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Johnson County Race Known for Stolen Signs Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - It's too close to call in the race between Johnson Co. Commissioner John Toplikar and challenger Calvin Hayden. Toplikar sparked controversy when a video showed him allegedly stealing Hayden's campaign signs.

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Conservative Ed Board Member Wins Kansas Senate Seat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Steve Abrams of Arkansas City defeated veteran Democratic State Senator Greta Goodwin of Winfield in Tuesday's voting. Abrams was part of a bloc of conservative Republicans on the State Board of Education who backed controversial science standards.

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Democrats win 7 of 11 contested governorships

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democrats celebrated the re-election of Washington state's Gov. Chris Gregoire and wins in two open gubernatorial contests, including the election of the first female governor of North Carolina.

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Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Posted: 11/05/2008 - PARIS – Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow.

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Obama to begin intelligence briefings

Posted: 11/05/2008 - CHICAGO – Barack Obama will begin receiving highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials Thursday, as the rush of his campaign gives way to intensive preparations to take over as commander in chief and build a Democratic administration.

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Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens holds slim lead

Posted: 11/05/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – With his political future uncertain, a weary Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, looking at bit deflated, left a gathering of supporters to go home and get some sleep. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Stevens — the longest serving Republican in the history of the Senate — led Tuesday with 48 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent for two-term Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, a Democrat.

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New Congress turns more -- much more -- Democratic

Posted: 11/05/2008 - WASHINGTON – Democrats broadened their control of Congress in Tuesday's elections, though in the Senate they fell short of the 60 votes needed for a filibuster-proof majority that would have given them almost unbridled power over legislation.

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California voters approve gay-marriage ban

Posted: 11/05/2008 - LOS ANGELES – In an election otherwise full of liberal triumphs, the gay rights movement suffered a stunning defeat as California voters approved a ban on same-sex marriages that overrides a recent court decision legalizing them.

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Obama turns to building a presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - WASHINGTON – His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency.

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Bush Congratulates Obama on Election Victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - President Bush embraced Barack Obama's election victory Wednesday, saying he understands the message of change that was the centerpiece of his campaign.

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Officials: Emanuel Offered Chief of Staff Job

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democratic officials say Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered the job of chief of staff in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama.

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California Gay Marriage Vote Still Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A proposed ban on same-sex marriage in California - widely seen as the most momentous of the 153 ballot measures at stake nationwide - remained undecided early Wednesday.

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Gay Candidate Loses in Kan. Ed Contest

Updated: 11/05/2008 - An openly gay candidate for the State Board of Education has lost his race against a conservative member, but a coalition of moderates and Democrats continued to hold the majority.

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Jenkins Defeats Boyda in 2nd Dist.

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins has ousted first-term Democrat Nancy Boyda in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District race, a rare defeat for the party in a year that it gained House seats nationally.

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