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Council Tackles TV, Sumner Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - City 4 Television survives, as Jeff Preisner cancelled his proposal to do away with the coverage. Also, the fate of the Sumner School was decided.

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Poll: Obama seen as more compassionate than McCain

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Just hours before the start of the second presidential debate, a new national survey suggests that Sen. Barack Obama is making gains among Americans as a compassionate candidate.

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McCain Connected With Iran-Contra?

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In the 1980s, McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.

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High Stakes Presidential Debate

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Barack Obama hopes to cement his lead in the polls with Tuesday's debate, while John McCain is trying to turn around his campaign.

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Candidates Ready For "Aggressive" Debate

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Tuesday's debate promises to be lively, with both candidates ready for an aggressive debate with four weeks remaining until the election.

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Gingrich: McCain Needs To Oppose Bailout

Posted: 10/07/2008 - John McCain faces the "crisis of his career," says former House Speak Newt Gingrich, who predicted the Republican nominee will lose the election unless he makes a public break from the economic bailout proposal.

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CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens

Posted: 10/06/2008 - New poll numbers show Barack Obama is leading John McCain 47% to 43% among registered voters around the nation, following last week's Vice Presidential debate in St. Louis.

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GOP Assails Obama For "Negative" Views

Posted: 10/05/2008 - On the heels of Gov. Sarah Palin's statement yesterday that Sen. Barack Obama does not see America as "a force for good in the world," Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., accused the Democratic presidential nominee of "talking down America."

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Economic bill includes mental health treatment provision

Posted: 10/05/2008 - Talk about going out with a win. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-New Mexico, has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments. No more higher copays or deductibles for the mental health treatments. No more limits on visits to the doctor that differ from the caps for other patients.

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Many who stayed died in Ike's fury

Posted: 10/05/2008 - The final hours brought the awful realization to victims of Hurricane Ike that they had waited too long. This storm wasn't like the others, the ones that left nothing worse than a harrowing tale to tell.

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Obama campaign rejects Palin 'terrorist' gibe

Posted: 10/05/2008 - Barack Obama's campaign has quickly rejected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's claim that he associated "with terrorists who targeted our own country."

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Obama gains in NH, maintains lead in PA

Posted: 10/04/2008 - A day after the McCain campaign announced that it is shifting resources out of Michigan and into other battleground states, CNN’s latest polls of polls in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania suggest that Sen. John McCain may face an uphill battle in both states between now and Election Day.

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Debate analysis: Palin spoke at 10th-grade level, Biden at eighth

Posted: 10/04/2008 - An analysis carried out by a language monitoring service said Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a more than ninth-grade level and Sen. Joseph Biden spoke at a nearly eighth-grade level in Thursday night's debate between the vice presidential candidates.

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Pelosi: After bill passage, hearings set to begin

Posted: 10/04/2008 - Following the passage of the economic bailout bill Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said congressional hearings are planned to find the causes of the crisis and to determine "where we go from here."

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Palin hits Obama for 'terrorist' connection

Posted: 10/04/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating "with terrorists who targeted their own country."

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Law Prevents Palin From Donating Tainted Money

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin promised to give $2,100 in tainted donations to charity, but that will only happen this year if she and John McCain win the Nov. 4 election. Otherwise, the donation will wait until 2010. State election laws prevent donations from active accounts.

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Note to Main Street: Congress LOVES You

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Pundits are poking some fun at the surge of political rhetoric these days. Metaphors are rising to the surface as lawmakers make clear they feel voter pain. Debate over an economic rescue plan has been peppered with the image of Main Street.

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GOP Lawmakers File Appeal to Halt Troopergate Case

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Five Republican lawmakers have filed an emergency appeal to Alaska's Supreme Court in an attempt to halt an investigation into abuse of power allegations by Gov. Sarah Palin before the findings are released next week.

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Bush Pivots Quickly From Bailout to Fundraising

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Just hours after signing the financial bailout package, President Bush was back on the fund-raising circuit. The president stopped first in St. Louis to raise money for Rep. Kenny Hulshof, who is running for Missouri governor.

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Shawnee Co. DA Candidates Debate

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The two Shawnee County District Attorney candidates held a debate Friday morning. The Democratic candidate Chad Taylor and the Republican candidate Eric Rucker met at Brewster Place Retirement home to discuss issues that are important to them.

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