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Obama: I'm Committed To Ending War

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Barack Obama said Saturday that he was surprised at how the media has "finely calibrated" his recent words on Iraq, and denied that he intends to anything but end the war if he is elected.

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After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

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Democrats hit GOP on support for Medicare cuts

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, accused Republicans of putting seniors and military families at risk by siding with President Bush against a measure to prevent Medicare cuts.

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Obama, Clinton to hold joint fundraisers in NY

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Now that they're allies, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will help each other raise money in a series of fundraisers in New York next week.

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Sebelius Quiet about VP Chances

Posted: 07/03/2008 - If Kansas' Governor has any solid plans to join Barack Obama on the Democratic ticket, she's keeping it close to the vest.

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Developer's Suit against City to Move Forward

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Gene Jani says his lawsuit against the city of Topeka will move forward according to schedule and Bryan Smith will continue as his attorney. Jani is suing over denial of a zoning change for a proposed development at SW 34th and Fairlawn.

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McCain Denies Roughing Up a Sandinista

Posted: 07/02/2008 - GOP presidential candidate denies reports that he roughed up an associate of the Nicaraaguan president in 1987. A Republican Senator told a newspaper he saw McCain grab the man by his collar and lift him. McCain made several trips to the region at the time as co-chair of a Senate group.

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Shawnee County Mailing Elections Notices

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Registered voters in Shawnee County should get a mailing in the next few days stating their polling places and the various districts in which they live. Elections officials say several polling places have changed since the last election.

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Two Finalists Named for New Judge's Position

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Second Judicial District nominating commission selected Jeffrey Elder and John Watt as finalists for a newly created judgeship. Both are attorneys in Wamego. The Governor has 30 days to appoint one of them.

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Medicare Cuts Force Topeka Clinic to Deny New Patients

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare's Cotton-O'Neil Clinics stopped taking new Medicare patients, effective Tuesday. The reason is a 10.6% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates. A measure to stop the reduction fell one vote short in the U.S. Senate Thursday night.

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Council Vote Draws Harsh Words from Topeka Developer

Posted: 07/01/2008 - A proposed development for SW 53rd and Wanamaker Road fell one vote shy of approval at Tuesday night's Topeka City Council meeting. Developer Gene Jani says he believes council members are letting personal vendettas get in the way.

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Boyda Tries to Save Highway Funds

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Second District Congresswoman proposes legislation designed to prevent Kansas from losing billions in highway funds as it enters the final year of a 10-year highway program.

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State Revenues Fall Short... Again

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Gov. Sebelius asked state agencies to trim their budget by two percent as the state's revenues fall short of projection for the second straight quarter. Shortfall expected to be $61 million.

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McCain to Talk Free Trade in Latin America

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Presumptive GOP nominee defends his position on free trade, wants to convince voters in states which are losing jobs to Mexico that it will benefit them in the long run.

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Obama to Expand Bush's Faith Based Programs

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Claiming that the nation's current problems are too big for government alone to fix, the presumptive Democratic nominee says he would expand on the president's program of directing federal social service dollars to religious groups

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Obama Rejects a Critique of John McCain's Service

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Wesley Clark says McCain's service doesn't necessarily qualify him to be president.. here's how Barack Obama answered that criticism after his speech in Independence, Mo. on Monday.

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Obama gets offer of shirt off woman's back

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Clearly, the lady who offered to give Barack Obama the shirt off her back rattled him more than the lady next to her, whose top was emblazoned with a biceps-flexing Hillary Rodham Clinton and the words "Hillary Can Do It."

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