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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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Kansas Senator Knocks Stimulus On Eve Of VP Visit

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts points to two stimulus-funded projects in the state's southeast corner - a road project and another to clean up environmental contamination - as examples of wasteful federal stimulus spending.

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Fallen Tree Cut Up On White House Lawn

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Crews at the White House were hard at work Wednesday morning chopping up a tree that fell on the lawn Tuesday during a storm.

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El Dorado Man Running For KS Insurance Post

Updated: 06/10/2009 - David Powell plans to start Monday with an announcement in Overland Park and then go to Topeka to file the necessary paperwork with the secretary of state's office and have a news conference. He expects to end his day in Wichita.

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Obama's New Stimulus Plan Same As The Old?

Updated: 06/09/2009 - President Barack Obama is promising some exciting coming attractions for his stimulus plan. But it turns out they're just summer reruns.

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Brownback Announces Campaign Co-chairs

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Wichita City Councilwoman Sue Schlapp and Overland Park attorney John Petersen will be joining Sen. Sam Brownback's gubernatorial campaign efforts.

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Obama Promises More Than 600,000 Stimulus Jobs

Updated: 06/08/2009 - President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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