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Jenkins Touts Vision in First Television Ad

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Republican candidate for Congress has hit the airwaves. Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins unveiled her first television ad for the second district race Tuesday.

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Judge Dismisses Two Lawsuits in Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Finney County judge dismissed two lawsuits Sunflower Electric and a partner filed over denial of permits to build two coal-fired power plants in Southwest Kansas. Four other legal challenges continue.

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Obama Sets Stage For Trip WIth Major Iraq Speech

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Barack Obama is setting the stage for his upcoming visit to Iraq with a high-profile explanation of his opposition to the war there and his pledge to complete a U.S. troop pullout within 16 months of becoming president.

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Politicians Courting Hispanic Voters; Topekans React

Posted: 07/14/2008 - There are no incumbents in this year's November presidential election. That means candidates are building a new base of supporters, and both Republicans and Democrats would love to have the support of the always-growing Hispanic community.

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Kansas Democrats Upset Over Latest Roberts TV Ad

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The state Democratic Party Executive Director Mike Gaughan filed a complaint Monday, accusing Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) of violating a 2002 federal requirement known as the "Stand by Your Ad" provision with his latest television ad.

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Primary Election Deadlines Loom

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Deadlines for August primaries start soon. One is deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation, which is next week.

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Coal Plant Battle Shifts to Courtroom Tuesday

Posted: 07/14/2008 - A Sunflower spokesperson says the utility hopes that two of the six legal challenges that arose from KDHE Sec. Rod Bremby's decision to reject an air-quality permit for two new coal plants will be dismissed Tuesday.

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Kansas Democrats Upset Over Latest Roberts TV Ad

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Democrats assert the disclaimer at the beginning of Pat Roberts latest ad, which attacks opponent Jim Slattery's lobbying work does not adequately lay responsibility for the commercial's contents on the GOP incumbent.

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Bush To Lift Ban On Offshore Drilling

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The White House says that President Bush will overturn the ban on offshore drilling off America's coastline that was initially issued by his father, during his presidency.

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New Yorker Obama Cover Sparks Uproar

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Obama camp calls the latest New Yorker cover which shows the presumptive Democratic candidate and his wife in the White House with references to many of the negative stereotypes against the couple.

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Kids Interviewed On TV To Obama's Later Regret

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The "Access Hollywood" interview in which Obama and wife Michelle allowed daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, to participate opened a curtain on a potential president's family and raised questions about whether the girls should be "hands off" for the media.

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Official: Obama To Meet Palestinian Pols

Posted: 07/14/2008 - On his tour through the Middle East next week, the presumptive Democratic nominee will stop in the West Bank and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Palestinian official

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In a Switch, Governors Now Await Running-Mate Call

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius was among a group of leaders gathered this weekend at the National Governors' Association getting buzz as a possible presidential runningmate.

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Obama says `little doubt' country in recession

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Barack Obama said Saturday there is "little doubt we've moved into recession," underscoring the country's need for a second economic stimulus package, swift steps to shore up the housing market and a long-term energy policy to reduce reliance on foreign oil imports.

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43 nations creating Mediterranean union

Posted: 07/13/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the disparate and conflicted countries around the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday to make peace as European rivals did in the 20th century as he launched an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean.

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Former Bush Press Secretary Tony Snow Dies

Updated: 07/12/2008 - Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, died Saturday of colon cancer. He was 53.

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Kansas Legislative Leaders to Cut Spending

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council approved plans Friday to cut spending 2 percent. It adds up to about $600,000 and will come from travel, printing, postage and hiring. The move come after the Governor requested state agencies to reduce spending up to 2 percent.

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Obama Considering NASCAR Sponsorship

Posted: 07/11/2008 - NASCAR's BAM Racing team is in discussions with Barack Obama's presidential campaign about a potential sponsorship deal in the Sprint Cup series later this year.

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Senate Candidate Discusses Energy Crisis

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Jim Slattery, candidate for the US Senate, said Friday the failed energy policy has put gas prices at a record high and caused Kansas families to struggle financially.

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Fifteen Judges Apply To Fill District Court Judge Vacancy

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Vacancy created by Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd retiring has lured fifteen applicants. List will be narrowed to two or three for Governor to make one appointment. Nominations will wait until after Governor appoints replacement for another District Judge.

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Anti-Abortion Group That Battled McCain Backs Him

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Just last year, the views of Wisconsin Right to Life and Sen. John McCain clashed in the Supreme Court — over McCain's signature campaign finance law, not abortion.

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Obama Dismisses Conservative Criticism

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama batted away conservative criticism Friday over a comment he made about Americans' lack of foreign language skills.

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Like Obama, McCain Devotes a Day to Women Voters

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only erect new economic obstacles for them.

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