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Troopergate probe appears to be unraveling

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The abuse-of-power investigation of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was unraveling Wednesday, with most key witnesses refusing to testify, new legal maneuvering and heightened Republican pressure to delay the probe until after Election Day.

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`60 Minutes' to give hour to McCain, Obama

Posted: 09/17/2008 - CBS' "60 Minutes" will devote its full broadcast Sunday to profiles of John McCain and Barack Obama with fresh interviews, hoping to set the stage for the general election campaign's first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

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Biden says Wall Street woes awoke McCain to crisis

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Democratic campaign of Barack Obama has been relentless in criticizing McCain on the economy, trying to depict him as out of touch when he says the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.

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Obama Picks up about $9 Million in Hollywood

Updated: 09/17/2008 - Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.

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Palin Allies Sue to Halt Trooper Probe

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Alaska lawmakers investigating firing of Alaska public safety commissioner. Commissioner says he was sacked because he didn't fire Palin's brother-in-law. Palin allies says "tainted" investigation taken over by Obama campaign. Obama campaign dismisses charge as "complete paranoia."

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Couric Gets Second Palin Interview

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The CBS anchor will spend two days on the road with the Republican vice presidential candidate as well as presidential hopeful John McCain, the network said Tuesday.

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Neighborhood Prepares for Bush Visit

Updated: 10/10/2008 - A home in Lakeview Estates & South Point was the destination for first lady Laura Bush Tuesday. Mrs. Bush attended a fundraising event for State Treasurer and Republican congressional candidate Lynn Jenkins, who faces Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) in the November election.

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First Lady Laura Bush Visits Topeka

Updated: 09/17/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush arrived in Topeka just after 1:00 Tuesday. She attended a fund-raising event for Lynn Jenkins who is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd District Congressional race.

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Palin Allies Sue To End Probe

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Allies of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked a judge Tuesday to halt the state Legislature's investigation into the firing of her public service commissioner, calling the probe a "McCarthyistic" inquisition.

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Sebelius Campaigns For Obama

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says traditionally red upper midwest states may still be in play for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

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GOP Strategist: Obama Needs Second Act

Posted: 09/16/2008 - In this commentary, a GOP strategist says Barack Obama needs to write a second act -- to continue on with his "change" message to hold off John McCain.

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Gov. Sebelius to Campaign for Obama in Iowa

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to campaign in Iowa for Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday. She will hold town hall meetings in Ceder Rapids and West Burlington and a Brown Bag Lunch in Iowa City in between.

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McCain Says Obama Didn't Call Palin a Pig

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Did Barack Obama really call Sarah Palin a pig, as a John McCain ad leads people to believe? "No," McCain said Monday. The Republican presidential nominee defended the ad anyway, saying Obama "chooses his words very carefully."

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Palin Unlikely to Speak With Investigator

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin is unlikely to speak with an independent counsel hired by Alaska lawmakers to review the firing of her public safety commissioner, a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday.

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Laura Bush Arrives in Topeka Today

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The battle between Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is heating up and First Lady Laura Bush arrives in Topeka Tuesday to help her fellow Republican. RaeChelle Davis and Amanda Lanum are Twittering Live.

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Obama, McCain Blame Economic Woes on Greed, Policy

Updated: 09/15/2008 - With chaos rocking financial markets, John McCain assailed "greed and corruption" on Wall Street and promised to clean it up, while Barack Obama blamed White House policies and said his opponent would only deliver more of the same.

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Kansas Board Sets Florida Pastor as Reform Party Nominee

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Kansas State Objections Board has sided with Kansas Reform Party leaders Monday and will list Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, FL as the party's Presidential nominee on the state's November ballot. A national group had said Ted Weill of Mississippi was the candidate.

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Luke Russert Gets into the Family Business

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The reporter who sat across from John McCain and Barack Obama for separate interviews that aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday was only 23. It was the late Tim Russert's son Luke.

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Younger Evangelicals Split Over Palin Choice as VP

Posted: 09/14/2008 - When Jessica Stollings learned on Facebook that John McCain had named Sarah Palin as his running mate, the 26-year-old from Bristol, Tenn., took the day off and picked up some campaign yard signs. Just like that, she went from "just a voter" to a McCain evangelist.

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Obama camp suggests Palin has distorted record

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people.

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Kan. AG Touts Consumer Protection Efforts

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six wants stronger consumer protection efforts from his office. He has already added a consumer training position to his office staff, he said, to work on consumer outreach full time. The agency has also developed a "quick response team" to address complaints of financial abuse of the elderly.

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