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Kan. Sees More Bad Budget News in Nov. Revenues

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reports those collections were nearly $14 million less than anticipated, about 3 percent off. The state expectied almost $410 million, but getting about $396 million.

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"Hardball" Host Eyes U.S. Senate Run

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Chris Matthews is seriously considering a run for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. It's also triggering a new merry-go-round on the futures of cable talk hosts.

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Oprah to Host TV show from Washington

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Harpo Productions says Oprah Winfrey will host a live episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from the Kennedy Center Opera House on January 19, the day before Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office.

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Ex-NY Gov. Spitzer Debuts as Columnist for Slate

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is back in the media, this time as a member of the Fourth Estate. On Wednesday evening, the online magazine Slate quietly posted Spitzer's first column, headlined "Too Big Not To Fail."

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Obama Calls Iraq PM to Discuss Cooperation

Posted: 12/04/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has called Iraq's prime minister and stressed his commitment to a responsible withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, the government said.

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Fla. Congresswoman Accidentally Hangs Up on Obama

Posted: 12/04/2008 - When a man sounding remarkably like President-elect Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a crank call. So Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hung up.

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Automakers Return to Sell Congress on Rescue

Updated: 12/04/2008 - U.S. automakers are returning to Congress for high-stakes hearings they hope will persuade skeptical lawmakers to save their troubled industry with $34 billion in emergency aid.

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Government Recommends Kansas for Biodefense Lab

Updated: 12/04/2008 - The federal government has recommended a site in Kansas for a new $450 million laboratory to study biological threats like anthrax and foot-and-mouth disease.

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Obama to Name Richardson Commerce Sec. Today

Posted: 12/03/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is ready to name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his choice for commerce secretary after passing over his vanquished Democratic rival for secretary of state.

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Lawmakers Intend to Renew Coal Plant Debate

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said Tuesday work is under way to draft a comprehensive energy bill that will include allowing construction of the two plants outside Holcomb.

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Sen. Brownback to Discuss Moving Detainees

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to discuss reasons why Guantanamo Bay detainees should not be moved to Kansas.

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Obama Seeks to Assure Nervous Governors

Updated: 12/02/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged quick work Tuesday on an economic recovery plan and told the nation's governors he wants their advice in designing a package to help their hard-hit states.

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Legislature: Gambling Bills "Not Likely"

Updated: 12/01/2008 - New Speaker-Elect Mike O'Neal isn't backing gaming bills next year, and there's even less support in the other chamber in 2009.

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Sebelius, Governors to Meet with Obama

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and governors from across the country will meet with President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday.

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Kansas Youth Vote Goes to Obama

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A review of exit polls shows Barack Obama topped John McCain 51- to 49- percent in Kansas. Overall, the state went for McCain.

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