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Economic Bailout Bill Passes Senate; President Praises Action

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Senate voted 74 to 25 in favor of a $700 economic bailout plan. Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback voted against it. President Bush praised the Senate's action and urged the House to follow suit.

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Roberts, Brownback Oppose Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Kansas' two Senators voted against an economic bailout bill Wednesday night. Pat Roberts' challenger, Democrat Jim Slattery, says proper regulation is needed to keep the situation from happening again.

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Kids in the public eye: Where does the line lie?

Posted: 10/01/2008 - When the offspring of politicians interact with the public, things can get dicey. And understandably so: There's no human issue more personal, more natural than the parental instinct of "Leave my children alone."

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VP debate moderator's impartiality questioned

Posted: 10/01/2008 - PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

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Palin gets chance to overcome doubts in VP debate

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job.

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AP Poll: Obama takes a 7-point lead over McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Barack Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that underscores the mounting concerns of some McCain backers.

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Congress leaders optimistic on revived bailout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Senate moved toward passage Wednesday of a $700 billion financial industry bailout as opposition to the package among House Republican conservatives appeared to be softening, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits.

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Roberts: Bailout Bill "Won't Do the Job"

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Kansas Senator Pat Roberts details on WIBW-TV and Radio today why he'll vote no when the bailout bill comes up for a vote tonight.

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Sebelius says Obama Better for Women than McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Kathleen Sebelius says women face serious economic challenges and will suffer more than men from the current turmoil. Sebelius was campaigning for presidential candidate Barack Obama in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver Tuesday.

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Bush Signs Spending Bill That Includes Auto Loans

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The $630 billion-plus spending bill wraps together a record Pentagon budget with aid for automakers and natural disaster victims, and increased health care funding for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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AP Source: New York Mayor Wants a 3rd Term

Posted: 10/01/2008 - For a long time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to despise the very notion of changing a voter-approved law restricting elected officeholders to two terms in office.

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McCain, Michelle Obama Both in Missouri Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will both be in the Kansas City area Wednesday.

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Top House Leader Campaigns for Moore

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Maryland's Steny Hoyer visits the Kansas City area stumping for Dennis Moore. He says Congress will change the bailout bill this week.

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Biden, Palin Ready For High Risk, High Reward Debate

Posted: 09/30/2008 - For an audition to be second fiddle, Thursday's debate between often ill-informed newcomer Sarah Palin and often gaffe-prone veteran Joe Biden offers unusually large pitfalls — and promise.

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Voting: Bad For Your Health?

Posted: 09/30/2008 - A new study suggests that it may be the case, but it is no reason to stay away from the voting booths this election day.

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Candidates Televising "Bailout" Attack Ads

Posted: 09/30/2008 - White House rivals John McCain and Barack Obama are taking to the airwaves with several new ads focusing on the current state of the economy.

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McCain: I 'may fail,' but Congress has to 'get the job done'

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that politicians haven't convinced Americans that the $700 billion economic recovery plan is a rescue effort, and that he'll go back to negotiations even if his efforts repeatedly fail to bring consensus in Congress.

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Zimbabwe: Sides fail to agree on Cabinet

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Zimbabwe's opposition says its leader met with President Robert Mugabe but failed to agree on sharing Cabinet posts to finalize a power-sharing agreement.

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Conservatives to McCain camp: Let Palin be Palin

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Conservatives are calling on the McCain campaign to stop keeping Gov. Sarah Palin under wraps as the Republican vice presidential nominee continues intense preparations for her debate with Democratic rival Sen. Joe Biden.

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VP hopefuls in debate prep mode

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The vice presidential candidates are taking some time off the trail this week to prepare for their highly anticipated debate Thursday.

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