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New Yorker Obama Cover Sparks Uproar

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Obama camp calls the latest New Yorker cover which shows the presumptive Democratic candidate and his wife in the White House with references to many of the negative stereotypes against the couple.

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Kids Interviewed On TV To Obama's Later Regret

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The "Access Hollywood" interview in which Obama and wife Michelle allowed daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, to participate opened a curtain on a potential president's family and raised questions about whether the girls should be "hands off" for the media.

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Official: Obama To Meet Palestinian Pols

Posted: 07/14/2008 - On his tour through the Middle East next week, the presumptive Democratic nominee will stop in the West Bank and meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Palestinian official

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In a Switch, Governors Now Await Running-Mate Call

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius was among a group of leaders gathered this weekend at the National Governors' Association getting buzz as a possible presidential runningmate.

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Obama says `little doubt' country in recession

Posted: 07/13/2008 - Barack Obama said Saturday there is "little doubt we've moved into recession," underscoring the country's need for a second economic stimulus package, swift steps to shore up the housing market and a long-term energy policy to reduce reliance on foreign oil imports.

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43 nations creating Mediterranean union

Posted: 07/13/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the disparate and conflicted countries around the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday to make peace as European rivals did in the 20th century as he launched an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean.

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Former Bush Press Secretary Tony Snow Dies

Updated: 07/12/2008 - Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, died Saturday of colon cancer. He was 53.

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Kansas Legislative Leaders to Cut Spending

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council approved plans Friday to cut spending 2 percent. It adds up to about $600,000 and will come from travel, printing, postage and hiring. The move come after the Governor requested state agencies to reduce spending up to 2 percent.

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Obama Considering NASCAR Sponsorship

Posted: 07/11/2008 - NASCAR's BAM Racing team is in discussions with Barack Obama's presidential campaign about a potential sponsorship deal in the Sprint Cup series later this year.

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Senate Candidate Discusses Energy Crisis

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Jim Slattery, candidate for the US Senate, said Friday the failed energy policy has put gas prices at a record high and caused Kansas families to struggle financially.

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Fifteen Judges Apply To Fill District Court Judge Vacancy

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Vacancy created by Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd retiring has lured fifteen applicants. List will be narrowed to two or three for Governor to make one appointment. Nominations will wait until after Governor appoints replacement for another District Judge.

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Anti-Abortion Group That Battled McCain Backs Him

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Just last year, the views of Wisconsin Right to Life and Sen. John McCain clashed in the Supreme Court — over McCain's signature campaign finance law, not abortion.

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Obama Dismisses Conservative Criticism

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama batted away conservative criticism Friday over a comment he made about Americans' lack of foreign language skills.

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Like Obama, McCain Devotes a Day to Women Voters

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only erect new economic obstacles for them.

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House Democrats Set to Spend $35 Million on TV Ads

Posted: 07/11/2008 - House Democrats have reserved millions of dollars worth of television advertising in 31 congressional races in all corners of the country, according to documentation that provides an early roadmap of the party's drive to strengthen its majority in the fall elections.

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Foreclosure Rescue to Pass Senate; House Next

Posted: 07/11/2008 - New plan, which includes $300 billion in new loans to help owners find affordable, fixed-rate mortgages, will face obstacles after the Senate, with a planned rewrite in the House and a threatened veto by the White House.

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Medicare Vote Step Toward Reversing Change at Cotton-O'Neil

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The U.S. Senate votes to stop at 10.6 percent cut to Mediare reimbursements to doctors. Topeka's Stormont-Vail says it's waiting to see if there'll be a Presidential veto before reversing a decision to stop taking new Medicare patients in the face of the cuts.

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Jackson "Very Sorry" for Crude Obama Comment

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for what he calls a "crude" comment he made in reference to his thought that Barack Obama's speeched in black churches can come off as "speaking down to black people." Obama says he accepts the apology.

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Obama, Clinton Fly To NY With Veep Vetter

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama and his former rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, flew to New York on Wednesday along with his vice presidential searcher Caroline Kennedy.

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Ailing Kennedy Returns To The Senate For Vote

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a stunningly unexpected vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.

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Officials Say Pentagon Will Reopen $35 billion Tanker Bid

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Kansas Congressmen say the Pentagon will rebid a $35 billion tanker contract after the Air Force admitted errors in the previous competition won by Northrop Grumman and its European partner Airbus. Boeing also bid for the deal.

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