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Obama, McCain on Bailout, Iraq

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain are debating tonight at the University of Mississippi. Both candidates agree that Congress must act soon to rescue the nation's financial system, but are waiting for a final agreement.

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Boyda, Jenkins Debate for Pittsburg Postponed

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Congressional schedule is keeping U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda from a scheduled debate with Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins Saturday. Boyda had hoped to arrange a satellite link to participate. The event will be rescheduled.

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The Debate Is On; McCain Agrees To Participate

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Republican John McCain agreed to attend the first presidential debate Friday night even though Congress doesn't have a bailout deal, reversing an earlier decision to delay the forum until Washington had addressed the financial crisis.

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First McCain-Obama Debate Remains Doubtful

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Obama said he intended to travel to theUniversity of Mississippi in Oxford, where the debate had long been scheduled. McCain, who had proposed delaying the contest, wouldn't commit.

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Frank Blames House GOP for Breakdown of Deal

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Rep. Barney Frank said leading Democrats on Capitol Hill were shocked by the level of divisiveness that surfaced at a White House meeting Thursday, not long after key congressional players of both parties declared they'd achieved the broad outlines of an agreement on a bill implementing the administration's proposed $700 billion bailout plan.

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Deal or No Deal?

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Major cracks are developing in any Capitol Hill agreement over the $700 billion financial market bailout plan. Here's the latest update tonight.

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Bush, McCain and Obama Meet to Discuss Bailout

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Key members of Congress struck a deal earlier in the day but others were unwilling.The tentative accord would give the Bush administration just a fraction of the $700 billion it had requested up front, Capitol Hill aides said.

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Letterman Unloads on McCain for Not Showing Up

Updated: 09/25/2008 - "Late Night" host assails the Republican Presidential candidate for suspending his campaign in light of the economic crisis after the senator cancels an appearance at the last minute. Video included.

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Kansas Delegation, Challengers Respond to Bailout

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Slattery said President Bush's proposal made him "mad as hell," while Sen. Roberts office claimed the senator has been able to address Kansans' concerns with Treas. Secretary Paulson.

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Bush Talks To Nation On Economic Woes

Updated: 09/25/2008 - President Bush says "the entire economy is in danger," and calls for the presidential candidates to join him in a bipartisan summit.

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Obama 'inclined' to debate

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Barack Obama is 'inclined" to go ahead with the debate Friday night, campaign sources tell CNN.

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McCain suspends campaign, calls for Obama to do same

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.

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House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, has voted to end a quarter-century ban on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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McCain Seeks to Delay Debate to Focus on Economy

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Republican John McCain said Wednesday he wants to delay Friday's debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama and temporarily put aside their partisan campaign to resolve the nation's financial crisis.

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FBI Investigating Companies at Heart of Meltdown

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Officials from the FBI say that the two mortgage giants, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, as well as AIG, all three recipients of recent government bailouts, are under investigation for fraud.

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Poll Finds 18 Percent of Voters Undecided

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The economy is the top issue for the nearly fifth of the nation's likely voters who are still undecided or willing to change their votes as the first debate between the presidential contenders looms Friday

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Exec Pay Limits Gain Support as Bailout Questioned

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Lawmakers in both parties are demanding changes to the administration's rescue proposal despite dire warnings from top economic officials of recessions, layoffs and lost homes if Congress doesn't approve it quickly.

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KCSL Invites Candidates to Talk about Children's Issues

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Kansas Children's Service League's "Healthy Families" program invited political candidates to their regular gathering. It was part of educating families on the governing process, and educating candidates on issues facing families.

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Lynn Jenkins Releases First Campaign Ad

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Lynn Jenkins has started running her first television ad against Nancy Boyda Tuesday. In it, she says she learned "Kansas values" like being frugal and saving money by growing up on a farm in Holton. She is trying to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Nancy Boyda in the second congressional district.

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Nancy Boyda States Disapproval of Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda opposes President Bush's proposed $700 billion bailout plan. She says it will give Bush "sweeping new power with no judicial review" and "no effective oversight."

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Democrats to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

Posted: 09/23/2008 - After months of pressure from Republicans, House Democrats have allowed a quarter-century ban on off-shore drilling to expire next week. The issue still needs approval from the Senate.

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