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McCain to Talk Free Trade in Latin America

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Presumptive GOP nominee defends his position on free trade, wants to convince voters in states which are losing jobs to Mexico that it will benefit them in the long run.

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Obama to Expand Bush's Faith Based Programs

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Claiming that the nation's current problems are too big for government alone to fix, the presumptive Democratic nominee says he would expand on the president's program of directing federal social service dollars to religious groups

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Obama Rejects a Critique of John McCain's Service

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Wesley Clark says McCain's service doesn't necessarily qualify him to be president.. here's how Barack Obama answered that criticism after his speech in Independence, Mo. on Monday.

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Obama gets offer of shirt off woman's back

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Clearly, the lady who offered to give Barack Obama the shirt off her back rattled him more than the lady next to her, whose top was emblazoned with a biceps-flexing Hillary Rodham Clinton and the words "Hillary Can Do It."

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Roberts Keeps Wide Financial Lead Over Slattery in U.S. Senate

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Current Senator Pat Roberts hold large lead in finances over his Democratic challenger Rep. Jim Slattery in the upcoming Senate election. Roberts has already been airing radio and TV ads for more than two weeks. Today was last day to collect money before filing financial reports.

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Obama disowns critique of McCain's military record

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama rejected a retired general's suggestion that Republican John McCain's military experience didn't necessarily qualify him to be president, as GOP surrogates lined up to label the remarks indecent and disrespectful.

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AG, Ag Secretary Worry about Fuel Scams

Updated: 06/30/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six and Agriculture Secretary Adrian Polansky say they're stepping up monitoring of gasoline sales in the state. They want consumers to be vigilant of potential scams, such as lower quality fuel, and report complaints to the state.

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Ft Leavenworth Researchers: Iraq Occupation Was Understaffed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A seven-hundred page study by Donald P. Wright and Col. Timothy R. Reese of the Combat Operations Study Team at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. found that commanders prematurely believed they had accomplished their goals, reinforced, in part, by President Bush's Mission Accomplished speech.

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A Unified Front For Obama, Clinton

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Rivals turned allies, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton made a show of unity Friday in a hamlet named for it, their first joint public appearance since the divisive Democratic primary race ended.

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KS Supreme Court Upholds Gambling Law

Updated: 06/27/2008 - Unanimous decision by the state Supreme Court upholds last year's measure allowing the Lottery to build new casinos around Kansas which would be run by outside companies. House Speaker expresses disappoint, AG says questions are answered.

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Congress Passes Iraq War Spending Bill

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The war funding bill which passed the Senate overwhelmingly is expected to pay for operations until the next president takes office in January.

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Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Gun Right

Updated: 06/26/2008 - In the first-ever Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment, the Justices rule that the District of Columbia's 32 year-old handgun ban is unconstitutional, saying that Americans have the right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.

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U.S. to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The former "Axis of Evil" nation will also be removed from the American terrorism blacklist. The turnaround came after the Asian nation handed ofver key nuclear information to Chinese officials.

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Indiana Senator Would Say "Yes"

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hoosier Democrat says if he's asked to join Barack Obama's ticket, he'll say "yes" without hesitation. That's aside from the fact that Bayh was a Clinton backer, and Obama critic.

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Shawnee County to Consider Settlement in Pool Lawsuit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners will consider a settlement agreement with Champion Builders at their Thursday meeting. It's regarding a lawsuit over construction of the Shawnee North Aquatic Center. The county would agree to pay Champion and Champion's insurance company.

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GAO Audit: $6B To Pakistan, For What?

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A government probe has found the United States has given Pakistan nearly six billion dollars since the War on Terror began and turned up little evidence that is what the money was used for.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - John McCain's stance on the war is unambiguous: He voted for it, supports the current enhanced U.S. troop presence in Iraq and vigorously opposes any timetable to withdraw.

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Obama Asks Supporters to Help Clinton Pay Off Debt

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The presumptive Democratic nominee is asking his top fundraisers help his toughest opponent in the primaries pay down some of the debt she accumulated during the campaign.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - While a strong majority oppose the war in Iraq and believe it should not have been fought, many still trust McCain's experience militarily despite his adament opposition to their views.

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Boeing Battle Part of Senate Race

Posted: 06/24/2008 - U.S. Senate candidate and former Congressman says Senator Pat Roberts could have helped Kansas avoid the battle over a huge tanker contract.

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Bill Clinton offers support to Obama

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Former President Clinton on Tuesday offered to help Barack Obama win the White House, although what work he'll do for his wife's former rival remained uncertain.

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