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Chrysler to get up to $8B from Govt for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Thursday and will be eligible for up to $8 billion in federal aid to rebuild the ailing automaker, according to senior administration officials.

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Biden, Besser Remain Against Border Closing Idea

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling this health emergency option "a monumental undertaking."

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Gov. Parkinson to Address Kansas Legislature

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will address a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at 4 pm Thursday. He's expected to discuss the state's budget situation and call for unity in solving the problem.

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Kansas Abortion Bill Backers Unsure of time for vote

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas lawmakers aren't sure when they might try to override former Gov. Sebelius' veto of a bill that would increase reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions.

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New Kansas Gov. not Moving to Find New Lt. Gov.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that new governor Mark Parkinson is focused on dealing with the state's budget problems and the Legislature's wrap-up session rather than appointing a second-in-command.

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State Considers Furlough, Pay Cut for State Employees

Updated: 05/01/2009 - In an effort to eliminate part of the state's $328 million deficit in the FY2010 budget, a House committee is considering a furlough proposal and one percent paycut for state employees.

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New KS Gov. Confronts Budget Problems

Updated: 04/29/2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Mark Parkinson is confronting the state's budget crisis and promising a mix of modest spending cuts and steps to boost revenues to eliminate a projected deficit.

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Sebelius Sworn In as HHS Secretary

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Hours after her Senate confirmation, Kathleen Sebelius took the oath to become Health and Human Services Secretary. Pres. Barack Obama watched the ceremony in the Oval Office.

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100 Days for Obama; His Cabinet Choices are Complete

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Today's the official benchmark of 100 days in office for the new President. It's also Day One for Kathleen Sebelius, leading the government against swine flu as head of HHS.

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Parkinson Takes Oath as Kansas' 45th Governor

Updated: 04/28/2009 - About 150 people attended a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday night for Mark Parkinson to take the oath as the 45th Governor of Kansas. He follows Kathleen Sebelius, who was confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Kansas Governor Wins Confirmation

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has won confirmation as the nation's new Health and Human Services Secretary, 65-31 in Washington late today.

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Senator Arlen Specter to Switch to Demos

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Pennsylvania Senator who hails from Russell, Kansas will switch parties to avoid competition in a contested primary next year.

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Gov't: Stern Border Enforcement Not Yet Necessary

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Obama administration on Tuesday staunchly defended its "passive surveillance" policy on the emerging swine flu threat, saying that its measured, cautious border monitoring makes sense.

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Senate Set to Approve Sebelius

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Senate today is set to approve Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as health and human services secretary, giving the agency a leader in the midst of the swine flu outbreak. Watch C-SPAN2 vote, LIVE

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