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McCain Tells Convention, Nation He'll Bring Change

Posted: 09/04/2008 - To repeated cheers from his delegates, McCain made only passing reference to an unpopular George W. Bush and criticized fellow Republicans as well as Democratic rival Barack Obama in reaching out to independents and swing voters who will pick the next president.

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Cindy McCain Asks Disaster Help for Gustav Victims

Posted: 09/04/2008 - John McCain's wife, Cindy, addressed the Republican National Convention Thursday night before her husband formally accepted the GOP's Presidential nomination. She urged people to help others, then told why her husband should be elected.

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CBS Polls: McCain, Obama Tied

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Republican nominee John McCain has closed an eight-point gap from the polls taken last weekend, at the end of the Democratic Convention.

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Shawnee County DA Candidates to Have First Meeting

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka Bar Association will host the first joint appearance Friday for Shawnee County District Attorney candidates Chad Taylor and Eric Rucker. The event is open to the group's members only.

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Syria Floats Direct Talks With Israel

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Syrian president raises possibility of direct talks with Israel. Syria says U.S. must be involved before direct talks can begin. Syria and Israel have been involved in indirect talks in Turkey for past few months. French President Nicolas Sarkozy currently visiting Syria.

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Obama Makes Vote Tough For Black Conservatives

Posted: 09/04/2008 - African-American conservatives are "getting heartburn" over who to vote for this November. A vote for their party is a vote against making history.

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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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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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