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McCain Defends Retirement Accounts Amid Stock Dive

Posted: 09/19/2008 - John McCain will defend his support for privately investing Social Security money amid this week's economic turmoil. Barack Obama opposes the personal retirement accounts. McCain's campaign says there's no talk of outsourcing the program to the private sector.

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Investigator: Palin probe to end before election

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Alaska lawmaker directing an abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin promised Friday the probe will be finished before the election, despite refusals by key witnesses to testify, including the governor's husband.

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Investigator: Palin Probe to End before Election

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Alaska state Sen. Hollis French says the investigator's report on whether Gov. Sarah Palin improperly fired her public safety commissioner will be done by Oct. 10. None of the people ordered to testify Friday showed up.

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Bush Says Gov't Role Essential to Ease Crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - President said his administration would safeguard assets in money market mutual funds and temporarily banned short-selling of financial company stocks, a trading technique that bets on stocks declining in value.

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Poll: Americans Rather Watch Football w/ Obama

Posted: 09/19/2008 - New poll finds that half of Americans would rather watch a football game with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama than his Republican counterpart, Sen. John McCain.

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised fresh ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear, it's not a time for panic."

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Palin's Husband Refuses to Testify in Probe

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in the investigation of his wife's alleged abuse of power, and key lawmakers said Thursday that uncooperative witnesses are effectively sidetracking the probe until after Election Day.

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Kansas Lawmakers Halt Audit of Illegal Immigration

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Division of Post Audit told a Kansas legislative committee there aren't enough good statistics for a valid study of the costs to the state associated with illegal immigration. So instead, the committee directed auditors to summarize existing research on the issue.

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Kansas State Senator Listed Lawrence as Home, Lives Elsewhere

Posted: 09/17/2008 - State Senator Roger Pine will be voting in Leavenworth County, where he's lived for the past nine years. He had voted in Douglas County, the address for his business. A poll worker caught the error in August. Pine says he was confused about residency requirements for voting.

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Palin Staff Won't Testify in Trooper Probe, AG Says

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Panel chairman says state attorney general broke agreement. Lawmakers are investigating firing of former Alaska public safety commissioner. Palin's allies dismiss investigation as "partisan circus." Leader of investigation says it will continue until otherwise ordered.

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Clinton Avoids Palin, Focuses Criticism on McCain

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sen. Hillary Clinton says the GOP presidential nominee is the issue, not his VP pick. Clinton saved her criticism for John McCain while campaigning for Barack Obama Monday.

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McCain, Obama Focus on Economic Worries

Posted: 09/17/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama are both calling for crackdowns on free-wheeling Wall Street practices. Both are focusing on the economy, trying to connect with voters' worries.

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Troopergate probe appears to be unraveling

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The abuse-of-power investigation of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was unraveling Wednesday, with most key witnesses refusing to testify, new legal maneuvering and heightened Republican pressure to delay the probe until after Election Day.

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`60 Minutes' to give hour to McCain, Obama

Posted: 09/17/2008 - CBS' "60 Minutes" will devote its full broadcast Sunday to profiles of John McCain and Barack Obama with fresh interviews, hoping to set the stage for the general election campaign's first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

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Biden says Wall Street woes awoke McCain to crisis

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Democratic campaign of Barack Obama has been relentless in criticizing McCain on the economy, trying to depict him as out of touch when he says the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.

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Obama Picks up about $9 Million in Hollywood

Updated: 09/17/2008 - Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.

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Palin Allies Sue to Halt Trooper Probe

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Alaska lawmakers investigating firing of Alaska public safety commissioner. Commissioner says he was sacked because he didn't fire Palin's brother-in-law. Palin allies says "tainted" investigation taken over by Obama campaign. Obama campaign dismisses charge as "complete paranoia."

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Couric Gets Second Palin Interview

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The CBS anchor will spend two days on the road with the Republican vice presidential candidate as well as presidential hopeful John McCain, the network said Tuesday.

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Neighborhood Prepares for Bush Visit

Updated: 10/10/2008 - A home in Lakeview Estates & South Point was the destination for first lady Laura Bush Tuesday. Mrs. Bush attended a fundraising event for State Treasurer and Republican congressional candidate Lynn Jenkins, who faces Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) in the November election.

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First Lady Laura Bush Visits Topeka

Updated: 09/17/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush arrived in Topeka just after 1:00 Tuesday. She attended a fund-raising event for Lynn Jenkins who is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd District Congressional race.

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