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McCain Again Questions Obama's Judgment on Iraq

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain told voters on Wednesday he is not challenging Barack Obama's patriotism in criticizing his call to pull out of Iraq, only the judgment of his Democratic rival.

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Report: Rep. Tubbs Jones On Life Support

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Representatives from the Congresswoman's office say that the Democrat from Ohio suffered an aneurysm while driving last night, but would not confirm CBS affiliate's report that she was on life support

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Lieberman to Speak at GOP Convention

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The one-time Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who became an Independent in 2006 after losing his primary, will speak during the GOP convention, according to anonymous sources.

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Rice Signs Missile Defense Deal with Poland

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Deal would allow the United States to build a missile defense base in Poland in exchange for American arms. Deal still needs the approval of the Polish parliament.

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Obama, VP Choice to Campaign Together Saturday

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Barack Obama and his newly named running mate will campaign together Saturday at the place where the Democratic presidential hopeful formally launched his White House bid.

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Kerry Returns to Stump 4 Years after Nomination

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The week before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, John Kerry drafted his presidential nomination speech and then set off on a cross-country trip that brought him home to thousands of delegates waiting in Boston.

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Slattery, Roberts Debate Schedule of Debates

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery wants Republican incumbent Pat Roberts to agree to a series of four televised debates. Roberts previously announced he'd agreed to three debates.

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GOP Leader Helping Jordan in 3rd District Race

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole was in the Kansas City area to campaign for GOP House candidate Nick Jordan. Cole says the race is a target for increasing Republican control because Jordan could oust Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore.

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Recounts Uphold Tight Races

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Don Highman narrowly squeezes out a 17-vote victory to defeat incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer and win the 118th Kansas House Dist. seat, since he is unopposed in November.

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Kansas Governor Reportedly Makes Obama's Final Four

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Associated Press reports Sen. Barack Obama has narrowed his list of potential running mates to four - and Kansas Gov. Kathleenn Sebelius is among them. The announcement is expected to be made in the coming days.

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Rice Europe Discuss Response to Russia

Posted: 08/18/2008 - U.S. Secretary of State said Russia used disproportionate force against its former satellite republic and should have to pay a price for its actions against Georgia.

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No More Hugs as Obama Tears Into McCain

Posted: 08/17/2008 - A day after Barack Obama and John McCain exchanged an embrace during a faith forum at a California megachurch, Obama called the U.S. economy a disaster thanks to "John McCain's president, George W. Bush," and chided his Republican rival's campaign team for trying to make him look unpatriotic and weak.

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Edwards' Ally Explains Payment to Mistress

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Scrutiny arises after a political action committee associated with John Edwards paid the former candidate's ex-mistress $14,000 for a hundred hours of unused video of the former North Carolina Senator.

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Boyda Campaign: Congress is Not on Vacation

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Rep. Nancy Boyda's campaign continues to dispute accusations from opponent Lynn Jenkins that Boyda voted to send Congress on "vacation." Boyda's campaign says she's in the district, taking time to listen to voters.

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FAA Acknowledges Obama Plane 'Emergency'

Posted: 08/14/2008 - ABC News reports tower tapes show the pilot of Barack Obama's campaign plane wasn't able to control the aircraft's pitch last month. He told an FAA air traffic controller to have crash equipment standing by.

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Shawnee County Puts Pricetags on Naming Rec Facilities

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Shawnee County Parks and Rec presented a plan to commissioners Thursday for selling naming opportunities for various facilities. Parks and Rec Director John Knight says money would go into a fund for improvements, to take pressure off taxpayers.

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Kansas Governor Announces Transportation Group

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Transportation Secretary Deb Miller has formed a 30-member task force at Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' direction. It will develop what the governor calls "a new strategic transportation approach."

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Neufeld: Budget May Force Rethinking on School Aid

Posted: 08/14/2008 - House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says state revenues could fall short of expectations. He says the GOP-controlled legislature doesn't plan to touch a small increase in school spending promised for the 2009-2010 school year, but it could be tough.

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Boyda, Jenkins Spar Over Energy

Posted: 08/13/2008 - The second district race is heating up over energy -- with both candidates pointing fingers about why things haven't been done, and saying they have the ideas to take America into the future.

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Sen. Brownback Tells Dept. of Defense Not to Rush Things

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Senator Brownback says the Department of Defense needs to take time and not rush into deadlines that could push a potential bidder out of the competition to replace the Air Force's aging aerial tankers. The DOD wants a new request for proposals ready to be sent out by mid-August.

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McCain Adviser Received Money From Georgia

Posted: 08/13/2008 - John McCain's chief foreign policy adviser and his business partner lobbied the senator or his staff on 49 occasions in a 3 1/2-year span while being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

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