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White House defends money for banks

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Under fire from Democrats and Republicans alike, the White House on Thursday defended giving billions of taxpayer dollars to banks that plan to use some of the money to reward shareholders and executives - or even buy other banks.

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Stevens Vows to Appeal Convictions

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A defiant Sen. Ted Stevens has returned to his home state of Alaska, telling supporters he's innocent of the charges brought against him and vowing he will be vindicated.

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Bill Clinton Stumps with Barack Obama in Florida

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Former President Clinton and Barack Obama have appeared together at a campaign rally in Orlando. It came hours after Obama appeared for 30 minutes in an infomercial that aired on network TV and cable outlets. Clinton said he is impressed with Obama's selection of vice-president and his response to the financial crisis.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Obama Makes Prime-Time Appeal To Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The Democratic nominee's half-hour informercial last night appeared on CBS, NBC and Fox in the final stretch of the campaign for the White House.

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Boyda, Jenkins Deliver Messages to Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are getting their messages out to voters in the final week of their campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat.

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Obama's prime-time ad skips over budget realities

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

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Palin's future causes Republican rift

Posted: 10/29/2008 - (CNN) -- Election Day is still days away, but Republicans are already caught up in a heated debate about Sarah Palin's future role in the party should the GOP ticket fail to win the White House.

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30-minute Obama ad shows campaign muscle

Posted: 10/29/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama's 30-minute TV ad, to run simultaneously on broadcast and cable networks at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, is muscle-flexing that has little precedent, a campaign advertising expert said.

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Anger over Halloween display of Palin with noose

Posted: 10/29/2008 - LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The mayor of West Hollywood has condemned a Halloween display resembling Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose.

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Palin calls for break from Bush energy policy

Posted: 10/29/2008 - TOLEDO, Ohio – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called on Wednesday for a "clean break" from the Bush administration's energy policies, which she says rely too much on importing foreign oil.

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Obama now on track for Electoral College majority

Posted: 10/29/2008 - WASHINGTON – Barack Obama has pulled ahead in enough states to win the 270 electoral votes he needs to gain the White House — and with states to spare — according to an Associated Press analysis that shows he is now moving beyond typical Democratic territory to challenge John McCain on historically GOP turf.

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Obama readies prime-time show as McCain rips him

Posted: 10/29/2008 - MIAMI – John McCain charged that Barack Obama lacks "what it takes to protect America from terrorists" Wednesday as he sought to shift attention away from the economy in the final week of the race for the White House. Obama cast his rival as a threat to the middle class, and readied a 30-minute prime-time commercial at a cost of millions.

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E-mail Release Doesn't Quiet Flap in Kansas 2nd District

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Republican State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins released a dozen e-mails, showing communication with the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Jenkins is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd Congressional District.

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Kansas Federal Prosecutor to Work on Election Day

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton will be available to the public election day while the polls are open. The federal prosecutor's office wants to respond to complaints of fraud and voting rights violations.

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Ted Stevens Conviction Changes GOP Prospects

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Political observer Chuck Todd analyzes how the Alaska Senator's conviction may be the first break in the wall opening the gates of Capitol Hill to a new breed of leaders.

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Indiana official seeks criminal probe of ACORN

Posted: 10/28/2008 - (CNN) — Indiana's secretary of state has requested a criminal investigation into the embattled community organizing group ACORN, which is accused of submitting hundreds of bogus voter registration forms in northern Lake County.

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Alaskans turning against Stevens after verdict

Posted: 10/28/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaskans fondly call longtime Sen. Ted Stevens their "Uncle Ted" for his ability to steer gobs of federal money to his home state, but his conviction in a corruption case Monday had many residents crying: "Throw the bum out."

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Schwarzenegger: Budget special session is needed

Posted: 10/28/2008 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The revenue shortfall in California's five-week-old budget has grown beyond the $3 billion projected by state officials earlier this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday.

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Convicted Sen. Stevens won't drop out of race

Posted: 10/28/2008 - WASHINGTON – For most politicians, a guilty verdict on seven felony counts — eight days before an election — would guarantee the end of a political career. But Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is not like most politicians. After his conviction Monday on charges that he lied about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor, the 84-year-old Stevens refused to drop out of his re-election race against Democrat Mark Begich.

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