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Jenkins' Babe Comment Fires Controversy

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Treas. Lynn Jenkins refers to Ryun as "babe" during debate while defending her votes for tax increases by blaming federal mandates passed while Ryun was in Congress. Ryun camp calls remark childish. Jenkins campaign says it was an accident.

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Obama's Tour Lands in Berlin

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Presumptive Democratic nominee's foreign tour makes its first stop in Europe where Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and give a speech from the Victory Column.

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Obama Pays Visit to Jerusalem Holy Site

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama paid a predawn visit to the holiest place in Judaism on Thursday, bowing his head in prayer at the Western Wall.

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Governor's Office Gets New, Temporary Home

Posted: 07/23/2008 - The Statehouse renovation is moving into its next phase, which involves closing the south wing. That's where the Governor's office is located, so it's been moved to the north wing.

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Democrat Tries to Tie Kan. Senator to Gas Prices

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Jim Slattery's new television ad criticizes Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) for three votes that supported tax breaks for big oil companies. Roberts campaign responded saying Slattery supported a package that included an increase in motor fuels taxes.

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Slattery Tries Tying Roberts to High gas Prices

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Democratic challenger Jim Slattery released a new ad criticizing three of the Kansas Senator's votes in 2005, which Slattery claims demonstrated Roberts supported tax breaks for oil companies and cost consumers at the pump.

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Iraqi Presidential Council Rejects Elections Law

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Iraq's presidential council on Wednesday rejected a draft provincial elections law and sent it back to parliament for reworking - a major blow to U.S. hopes that the vote can be held this year.

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McCain Credits Bush for Drop in Oil Price

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Republican John McCain on Wednesday credited the recent $10-a-barrel drop in the price of oil to President Bush's lifting of a presidential ban on offshore drilling, an action he has been advocating in his presidential campaign.

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Kline Fundraising Letter Uses Anti-Abortion Group Letterhead

Posted: 07/23/2008 - The Johnson Co. District Attorney's campaign manager calls the fundraising letter sent using the anti-abortion group Women Influencing the Nation letterhead a "terrible mistake;" group could lose tax-exempt status after error.

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Slattery Reports Fundraising Success

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery says he's raised nearly a million dollars for his campaign. The former Congressman is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.

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Slattery Reports Strong Fundraising Numbers

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Jim Slattery, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced his campaign has raised $932,210 for his race to unseat incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

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Hubbell Leaving Health Policy Authority Board

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Connie Hubbell announced she'll leave her position as chairperson of the Kansas Health Policy Board when her term ends in August. Hubbell is launching a lobbying practice.

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Las Vegas Sands Withdraws Kansas Casino Bid

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Las Vegas Sands Corp. has withdrawn its proposal for managing a state-owned casinoin Wyandotte County. It was one of five applicants. One reason cited was the possible lifting of restrictions Missouri puts on gambling losses at its floating casinos.

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Senators Join Forces to Address Pump Problems

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, joined two fellow Senators in introducing the Open Fuel Standard Act Tuesday. It would require a greater percentage of flex-fuel vehicles.

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Ryun, Jenkins Spar over Leadership

Posted: 07/22/2008 - In a one-hour televised debate, Republican 2nd District Congressional candidates Lynn Jenkins and Jim Ryun showed their agreement on many issues, but their disagreement on the question of leadership - specifically, whether Ryun showed it during his 10 years in Congress.

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Ryun, Jenkins Spar Over Out-of-State Contributions

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The two GOP candidates seeking to challenge Nancy Boyda for the 2nd District Congressional seat each criticize the out-of-state contributions flowing to his or her opponents.

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Obama: Iraq Now Needs a Political Solution

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Speaking in Amman, Jordan Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee acknowledged the Iraq's progress insofar as security, said that it now needs to find a political solution.

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State Universites Asked to Cut costs

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Kansas' six regents' universities are asked to cut spending as the state braces for a tax revenue shortfall. Gov. Sebelius has asked all state agencies to trim spending by 2 percent; state wants Regents to cut seven percent.

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Attack Near Obama's Jerusalem Hotel Injures 5

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Driver of backhoe tore through several vehicles in, including a bus, in downtown Jerusalem Tuesday before being shot by an Israeli border patrolman and a civilian.

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Obama Spends Less in June, Saves Resources

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Barack Obama's army of small-dollar donors gave his presidential campaign its biggest boost in June, contributing more than $30 million in individual sums of $200 or less.

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McCain Insists He Was right, Obama Wrong on Iraq

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Republican John McCain worked on Monday to wrestle the spotlight from rival Barack Obama's tour of Iraq by insisting he was right and the Democrat was wrong about the war and releasing a new critical ad blaming higher gas prices on his opponent.

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Slattery Airing First TV Ads

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Slattery, announced Monday he'll air the first television ads in his campaign Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has been airing ads around the state for a few weeks.

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Shawnee County DA Race Heats Up

Updated: 07/21/2008 - The Republican primary race for Shawnee County District Attorney heats up after hopeful Eric Rucker holds a news conference near the Shawnee County Courthouse Monday morning.

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Evolution Could Swing with November Election

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Three moderates are not seeking reelection to the Kansas State Board of Education. That brings potential for a swing back to a conservative majority, which twice previously approved science standards deemphasizing evolution.

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