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Roberts, Slattery Spar in Second Debate

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Jim Slattery met Tuesday in Wichita. They discussed issues including the economy and energy.

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'Great Schlep' pitches Obama to Florida Jews

Posted: 10/14/2008 - "Schlep." A Yiddish word meaning to pull, yank or tug, schlep is a good way of describing what it took for Mike Bender to persuade his grandparents to vote for Sen. Barack Obama for president.

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Candidates go negative but risk alienating voters

Posted: 10/14/2008 - With less than 30 days until the election, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are stepping up their negative ads as they try to win over the narrowing margin of undecided voters.

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Independent groups are new power in political ads

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Pundits may have spent the year declaring the passing of the 527 era, but the view from primary states this month is beginning to make the reports of that death look just a bit premature.

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Clinton Denies Supreme Court Ambitions

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Senator Hillary Clinton has denied she is interested in serving on the Supreme Court, as well as future presidential bids. She also said she will not likely make a bid to become Senate Majority Leader.

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Clinton Says She Won't Run Again

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Former Presidential Candidate Says Is Not Seeking Any Position Other Than Serving New York In The Senate.

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Officials warned Palin aides about trooper feud, report finds

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Top state police officials urged Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's aides and husband to stop pushing for the firing of her ex-brother-in-law, with one warning it could cause "an extreme amount of discomfort and embarrassment."

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Bush Announces New Step to Steady Banking Industry

Updated: 10/14/2008 - President Bush has announced a $250 billion plan by the government to buy shares in banks, in the latest move to calm the turmoil in the financial markets and stave off a deep recession.

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Podium Gets Carried Away During Bush Toast

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi toasted President Bush with pieces of a podium Monday night while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was dubbed a "prima donna" during translation in a Columbus Day official dinner at the White House.

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Jenkins Raises $640,000 in Kan. 2nd District Race

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Lynn Jenkins says she raised more than $640,000 since July in her bid to win a seat in state's 2nd Congressional District. Jenkins is running against incumbent Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda, of Topeka. A spokesman says Boyda plans to report her latest fundraising totals when they are due later this week.

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Sebelius Busy Campaigning for Obama

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says she's working a little more than usual on campaigning for Barack Obama. Sebelius has traveled 15 days outside of Kansas since August 1st on behalf of the Democratic presidential hopeful.

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Sebelius Busy Campaigning For Obama

Posted: 10/12/2008 - Sebelius has traveled 15 days outside of Kansas since August 1st on behalf of the Democratic presidential hopeful.

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Riding high, Obama nods to McCain, rallies fans

Posted: 10/11/2008 - His backers feeling increasingly confident, Democrat Barack Obama made a slight nod to his Republican rival on Saturday and asked voters to have faith in him as the next president.

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McCain shies away from recent days' attacks

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Republican John McCain, the clock ticking down on a chance to narrow Democrat Barack Obama's lead in polls, turned away Saturday from visceral attacks on his rival to pivot back toward policy differences.

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Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan

Posted: 10/11/2008 - After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.

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