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Kansas Secretary On Aging Confirmed To Federal Post

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Kansas Sec. of Aging Kathy Greenlee has resigned her post following Senate confirmation as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Aging. The state agency's deputy secretary, Marty Kennedy, has been tabbed as the interim successor to Greenlee.

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No Resignation Call From SC Lt. Gov.

Updated: 06/26/2009 - The man who would replace South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford if he resigned over his affair with a woman in Argentina said Friday he wasn't calling for the governor's resignation, and would try to help him through the next year and a half.

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South Carolina Governor to Pay for 2008 Trip

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Mark Sanford is fighting to keep his job amid the scandal of his affair in Argentina; says he'll reimburse S.C. for a trip where he saw his mistress last year.

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Obama Not Closing Door On Possible Health Care Tax

Updated: 06/25/2009 - With lawmakers trying to crunch the numbers on a $1 trillion health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to a new tax on employer-provided health care benefits.

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Schmidt Honored For Voting Record

Updated: 06/24/2009 - State Senate President Steve Morris formally recognized the Topeka State Senator and her 100 percent voting attendance record in the 2009 legislative session, which covers 386 votes tallied.

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Sebelius Says Health Care Too Expensive

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the country has no choice but to revamp its health care program because current costs are "crushing families and businesses."

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Parkinson Promotes Rural Communities With Appointments

Updated: 06/23/2009 - To protect the future of Kansas rural communities, Governor Mark Parkinson has appointed Patty Clark of Wichita, Senator Marci Francisco of Lawrence and Richard Veach of Ulysses to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.

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Tiahrt Starts TV Ads

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt will be running TV commercials state wide to fight what he calls, Washington spending.

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Obama to Sign Anti-Smoking Bill In Rose Garden

Updated: 06/22/2009 - President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco.

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GOP Calls Obama Timid As He Seeks Footing On Iran

Updated: 06/21/2009 - In his first major test of international leadership, President Barack Obama is struggling for the right response to Iran's postelection upheaval as political opponents at home accuse him of inaction.

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Truck Bomb Kills At Least 55 In Iraq

Updated: 06/20/2009 - Nearly 200 are wounded in the northern Iraqi blast; Prime Minister declares the upcoming U.S. withdrawal of troops from its cities "a great victory."

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Senate Panel Advances Bio Lab Funds

Updated: 06/19/2009 - A Senate panel has approved a request for $36 million for construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas.

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New Obama Initiative Seeks Fix To Finance Regs

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Obama's sweeping change of business regulation also embraces new powers for the Federal Reserve and new rules that would reach into currently unregulated regions of the financial markets.

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Thornburgh Drops Out Of Governor's Race

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Thornburgh announced Monday that he was pulling out of the race. In issuing his statement, Thornburgh said ``a run for governor is not meant to be.''

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Obama Says Change Is Possible In Iran

Updated: 06/12/2009 - President Barack Obama said Iran's "robust debate" leading up to Friday's presidential elections is evidence that change is possible, and expressed optimism that U.S. diplomatic efforts could get a boost no matter who wins.

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