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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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Edwards' Wife Was In Anguish After Affair

Posted: 08/13/2008 - New report says Edwards wife had to make a quick decision whether or not to leave her husband or rebuild marriage due to cancer prognosis. There was no time to take time away from the marriage.

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Clinton Still In Presidential Mix?

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Hillary Clinton could still be a force in the Democratic Convention, even if it would be an unpopular move. She could still place her name in nomination.

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Keynote Democratic Speaker Announced

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Senate candidate Mark Warner will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the same night as Hillary Clinton.

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Report: Iraq Contracts Have Cost Billions

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Budge committee chairperson Kent Conrad says the use of military contractors in Iraq opens the door to corruption and abuse, and may increase the cost to taxpayers. A new report says military contracts in the Iraq theater add up to $85 billion.

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Third Surgery Scheduled for Ron Paul's Wife

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul's wife is expected to go her third surgery since being admitted to a Houston hospital Thursday. A statement on Paul's web site would not say what 72-year old Carol Paul is being treated for.

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Kansas Rep Says Congress Should be Working on Energy

Posted: 08/12/2008 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, says Congress should not have recessed, but should have continued working on an energy policy. He wants the President or Speaker to call Congress back into session.

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Emergency Communications, Salaries Get Council Votes

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Topeka City Council members agreed to shifting control of the consolidated emergency communications center to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, among items on the agenda at a busy Tuesday meeting.

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