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Ruling Not Expected Until Fall in Former GOP Director's Lawsuit

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A Shawnee County judge says he probably won't rule until September in former Kansas GOP Executive Director Ron Freeman's lawsuit against the party. Freeman says the party owes him nearly $27,000 in salary and other compensation.

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Obama's Call For Unity Faces Abortion Test

Posted: 07/09/2008 - As Sen. Obama tries to court evangelicals, he faces tough opposition from abortion opponents who want to paint him as the "Abortion President" because his healthcare plan includes expanded access to "reproductive health services"

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Iran's Missile Tests Divide Obama and McCain

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that Iran's missile tests highlight the need for direct diplomacy as well as tougher threats of economic sanctions and strong incentives to persuade Tehran to change its behavior.

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Senate to Pass Eavesdropping Bill

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Senate is expected to pass new legislation Wednesday that overhauls the governments eavesdropping rules. The White House has threatened a veto unless the bill contains retroactive immunity for telecoms that helped the government eavesdrop without the court's permission.

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Obama Tries To Turn Georgia Blue

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama wants to turn Republican-leaning Georgia into a blue state for the upcoming presidential election. The last time a Democrat carried Georgia was Bill Clinton in 1992.

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Former EPA Official: Cheney Tried To Block Information

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Vice President's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, according to official. The White House denies this is why edits were made.

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Kansas Panel Rules against Board of Ed Candidate

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The State Objections Board upheld an earlier ruling by Sec. of State Ron Thornburgh that Charles Wiggins cannot be on the ballot in the 8th District State Board of Education race because he was already a candidate for trustee of Minneha Township.

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Extension Sought for Kansas Casino Background Checks

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says it needs more time to complete background checks on those who win contracts to manage four state-owned and -operated casinos. The law allows 10 days. The Commission is epxected to ask for 60 days more.

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Kansas Board Trying to Decide Candidate's Fate

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Charles Wiggins of Wichita filed to run for trustee of Minneha Township in Sedgwick Co., then later filed for the State Board of Ed. He's challenging the Sec. of State's decision to invalidate the later filing based on a law that you can't be on the ballot twice in the same election.

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McCain, Obama Duel on Economic Fix-it Plans

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain agree on this much: The economy is staggering under the Bush administration, and Americans are hurting. But who's to blame and how best to fix it?

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NTSB to Investigate Flight Control Problem

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A Midwest Airlines charter jet carrying Sen. Barack Obama from Chicago to Charlotte, NC made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis Monday. The crew reported having trouble keeping the nose up. The NTSB plans to investigate the problem.

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Sebelius Calls Stadium Setting for Obama a Fitting Finale

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination next month at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, rather than the Democratic Natoinal Convention site of the Pepsi Center. Convention co-chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will allow more people to take part.

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Burned Popcorn Sparks State Office Building Evacuation

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Smoke alarms sounded in the Curtis State Office Building in downtown Topeka around 3:30 Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation. The Department of Administration says burnt microwave popcorn was to blame. Workers returned around 4 pm.

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Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Shawnee County commissioners agreed to a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Topeka and the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization to undertake a Highway 24 corridor study.

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McCain Touts Plan to Create Jobs, Help Workers

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Presumptive GOP nominee says he can spur a weakening economy through tax cuts, encouraging free trade, and building nuclear plants; tries to overcome stigma cast by Bush administration.

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Bush: Russia's New President is 'Smart Guy'

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Discussions with Russian president show unity on Iran and North Korea, but put discussions on sticking points with the emerging power, such as missile defense, on hold until the next president.

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Kerry: McCain's Judgment Is Dangerous

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Sen. John Kerry believes that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is adhering to the Bush Administration orthodoxy in ways that call into question his carefully-nurtured image as a political maverick.

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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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