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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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Democrats Suspend "War Room" Operations

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Democrats in town to staff an aggressive "war room" operation during the GOP convention have instead laid down their arms as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.

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Obama to ask his donors to help storm victims

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Sunday he will tap his huge political network of donors and volunteers to help U.S. victims of Hurricane Gustav after it comes inland.

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Africans harness enthusiasm for Obama

Posted: 08/31/2008 - The performers pounded on animal-skin drums, the singer howled praise for Barack Obama, and the audience of fist-bumping supporters of the U.S. presidential candidate joined in the chorus: "We can do it! Yes we can!"

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Report: Detroit mayor's lawyers offered plea deal

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Lawyers for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have proposed a deal in which he would plead guilty to two felonies, make restitution and serve five years' probation in exchange for avoiding jail time, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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McCain orders convention changes because of storm

Posted: 08/31/2008 - "I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary throughout our convention, we will act as Americans and not as Republicans because America needs us now," McCain said.

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Schedule for the Republican National Convention

Posted: 08/30/2008 - The program for the Republican National Convention Monday through Thursday at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the party's presumed nominee.

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McCain, Palin in Pa., convention monitors storm

Posted: 08/30/2008 - John McCain introduced new running mate Sarah Palin to voters in battleground Pennsylvania on Saturday as they wound their way toward St. Paul and a Republican National Convention where the mood was suddenly threatened by Hurricane Gustav.

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