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Obama Camp sees Possible Win Without Ohio, Florida

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Barack Obama's campaign envisions a path to the presidency that could include Virginia, Georgia and several Rocky Mountain states, but not necessarily the pair of battlegrounds that decided the last two elections — Florida and Ohio.

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Obama to Visit Iraq, Afghanistan Before Election

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Barack Obama says he is going to visit Iraq and Afghanistan before the November election. The presumed Democratic presidential nominee said he spoke with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Monday about the war and told him he looks forward to seeing him in Baghdad.

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Bush Embraces Britain's Moves on Iran, Afghanistan

Posted: 06/16/2008 - President applauded the British government's pladge to tighten restrictions on Iran and more troops to Afghanistan, while dismissing reports of disagreements over Iraq policy, in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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Analysis: Bush making grand promises in Europe

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Roaming across Europe on a glamorous weeklong goodbye, President Bush does not sound like a man with dismal poll ratings, dwindling influence and just seven months left in office.

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Huckabee Joining Fox News

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Former Governor of Arkansas dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination in March after John McCain earned enough delegates to secure the nomination.

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Mukasey: High Court Ruling Won't Stop Terror Trials

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Attorney General says the government plans to proceed with military trials despite the flood of court filings expected to follow the Supreme Court rulings, while the Bush Administration says it may seek legislation to get around the Court ruling military trials unconstitutional.

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Bush: West Must Stand with Afghanistan

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The President urged Europe to join the U.S. in trying to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists again. Began day visiting Pope Benedict XVI t the Vatican.

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Iraq PM: Security Deal Talks at 'Dead End'

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Iraqi PM al-Maliki reflected his parliament's sentiment that Washington's proposals for a long-term military presence in Iraq would give the U.S. too much control in his state's affairs.

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Boeing Says Air Force Miscalculated Tanker Costs

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Boeing says the Air Force admitted it selected the higher of the competing tanker bids, which if the Chicago-based company loses could cost Kansas 3,800 jobs.

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Not All Democrats Falling for Obama

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Dem. rep. Nancy Boyda moved from the undecided colemn Wednesday to endorse her party's presumptive nominee, saying she "has been impressed" with the Illinois Senator's campaign.

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Boyda Endorses Obama in Presidential Race

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (D-Kansas) says she is impressed with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign and has announced her endorsement for Obama as president.

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HuffPost's Stein: Sebelius Completes "Obama Puzzle"

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Huffington Post writer Sam Stein says the Kansas governor's previous public showdowns with the Bush Administration after Greensburg and after the State of the Union Address demonstrate her strengths and potential weaknesses were she to join an Obama ticket.

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McCain Says Gas Prices Won't Lower, Could rise Further

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The presumptive Republican nominee says ion the "today"show that oil companies need to be more involved in finding alternative energy resources; believes that some of their profits should be returned to the consumer, but wouldn't say if he'd support raising their taxes.

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Bush, German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Iran

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The president is in Europe pushing for stronger sanctions against Iran for continuing with their nuclear program; two leaders also discuss Afghanistan, global Warming, and their relations with Russia as the U.S.

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Thornburgh Concludes Candidate Filing Period

Posted: 06/10/2008 - The filing to run for office in the primary elections is over. Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh officially concluded the filing period at noon Tuesday, June 10.

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US: Iraq Pact Could Be Finalized Next Month

Posted: 06/10/2008 - New deal would provide legal authorization for U.S. soldiers to remain in Iraq after the United Nations mandate providing for them to be there expires at the end of the month.

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Bush Prods Allies for Tougher Stance on Iran

Posted: 06/10/2008 - While in Europe, President Bush pushes for tougher sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation to force them to disclosing fully their nuclear program, saying Iran can not be trusted with uranium enrichment.

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Groups say They Will Sue over Polar Bears, Drilling

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Two conservation groups say they'll sue the government to protect polar bears from petroleum exploration and drilling off Alaska's court. The U.S. Interior Secretary says there's no scientific proof the development threatens the animals.

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Reporters Allowed at Private McCain Fundraisers

Posted: 06/09/2008 - GOP Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain let reporters into three private fundraisers held Monday. For months, he'd kept such affairs off-limits to media with little or no explanation.

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Kline Files to Keep His Johnson Co. D.A. Position

Updated: 06/10/2008 - Johnson Co. District Attorney says he will seek a full term in office after being appointed to the post, replacing former D.A. Paul Morrison, who had defeated Kline's reelection bid for the state's Attorney General.

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Shawnee County Ballot Taking Shape

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Two Shawnee County Commission races are drawing interest in the hours before the Noon Tuesday filing deadline. Four candidates have filed for the District 3 seat, while two candidates are on the ballot in District 2.

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Bill Singer Retiring, But Hoping for New Job

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Retiring Shawnee County IT and Emergency Communications Director Bill Singer filed Monday to run for Shawnee County Treasurer. The Republican will face incumbent Democrat Larry Wilson.

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GOP Hopefuls Jenkins, Ryun File For 2nd District Seat

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Lynn Jenkins says her fellow Republicans need a new leader if they're to recapture the 2nd Congressional District seat. But Jim Ryun predicts his familiar, anti-tax message will do better with voters this year than it did in 2006, when he lost the seat.

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