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Roberts Wraps Up Listening Tour

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts makes the final stop on his 105 county listening tour Friday in Hesston. From there, he'll go the Kansas State Fair, where activities include a debate with his Democratic opponent, Jim Slattery.

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Candidate Talks To Voters on Live Chat

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Democrat Jim Slattery talks taxes, energy and earmarks with hundreds of wibw.com users in a live, one-hour chat.

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Brownback Readies for RNC Spotlight, Reacts to Palin Speech

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback speaks at the Republican National Convention Thursday night. He says he'll point out differences between John McCain and Barack Obama on the issues and share personal insights on McCain.

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Obama Says GOP Avoiding Issues on Voters' Minds

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that Republicans at their national convention are attacking him to avoid talking about the sagging economy and housing problems that voters care about.

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Republicans Nominate McCain for President

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Governor Sarah Palin's speech before delegates in St. Paul set the stage for last night's official roll-call vote of the states.

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VP Choice Palin Charges up the Crowd

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Alaska's self-described "hockey mom" came on slashing on the floor of the Republican Convention Wednesday night.

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Bush announces $1 billion in aid for Georgia

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Pushing back against an increasingly aggressive Moscow, President Bush said Wednesday the U.S. will send an extra $1 billion to Georgia to help the pro-Western former Soviet republic in the wake of Russia's invasion.

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Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

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Kansas Farm Wife Takes GOP Convention Spotlight

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carolyn Dunn of St. John, Kansas spoke at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. She said the country needs a President who will work to revitalize rural America.

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Giuliani: Palin's Time as Mayor Qualifies Her

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Rudy Giuliani maintains that Sarah Palin is ready to lead the nation partly because she has managed a city, an argument that looks like comparing oranges to a Big Apple.

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Will her gender sway women to Palin?

Posted: 09/03/2008 - As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain's pick for vice president, makes her case to the convention Wednesday night, Republicans hope she will sway Democratic women toward their ticket.

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Palin to call for reform in convention speech

Posted: 09/03/2008 - GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will highlight her record as Alaska's governor and a former small-town mayor when she speaks Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention, a top aide to Palin said.

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Laura Bush Introduces President's Video Talk

Posted: 09/02/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush addressed the GOP convention crowd Monday night. She called John McCain a "real American hero" before introducing her husband. President Bush spoke via a satellite hookup.

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Bush Touts McCain's Candidacy to Delegates

Posted: 09/02/2008 - President Bush addressed delegates at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night via satellite from the White House. Bush called John McCain "a great American and the next President of the United States."

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Kansas Senator Touted as AG Possibility

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Media outlets are speculating on Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback's future in a John McCain Presidential cabinet. Some say he could be in line for the Attorney General slot.

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Kansas Farm Wife's GOP Convention Speech Delayed

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Carolyn Dunn of St. John, Kansas was to speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. It's been delayed until Wednesday. She says her three-minute speech will talk about rural, agricultural issues.

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New Kansas House Chamber Voting System Not Received Well by All

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Critics say the money spent on a new computerized voting system for the Kansas House chamber would have been better spent elsewhere. The system cost $1.5 million, which breaks down to more than $12,500 per legislator.

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Dodge City Casinos Nearly Equal

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Consultants for the Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board heard Tuesday that two applicants for a Dodge City casino would each generate around $55 million. The board will decide Sept. 18th and 19th who gets the contract for that area and for Wyandotte County.

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GOP Convention Opening With Appeal for Gustav Aid

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Republicans staged a subdued opening to their storm-shadowed national convention on Monday, seeking aid for the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Gustav as well as support to send John McCain to the White House.

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