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Ft Leavenworth Researchers: Iraq Occupation Was Understaffed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A seven-hundred page study by Donald P. Wright and Col. Timothy R. Reese of the Combat Operations Study Team at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. found that commanders prematurely believed they had accomplished their goals, reinforced, in part, by President Bush's Mission Accomplished speech.

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A Unified Front For Obama, Clinton

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Rivals turned allies, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton made a show of unity Friday in a hamlet named for it, their first joint public appearance since the divisive Democratic primary race ended.

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KS Supreme Court Upholds Gambling Law

Updated: 06/27/2008 - Unanimous decision by the state Supreme Court upholds last year's measure allowing the Lottery to build new casinos around Kansas which would be run by outside companies. House Speaker expresses disappoint, AG says questions are answered.

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Congress Passes Iraq War Spending Bill

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The war funding bill which passed the Senate overwhelmingly is expected to pay for operations until the next president takes office in January.

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Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Gun Right

Updated: 06/26/2008 - In the first-ever Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment, the Justices rule that the District of Columbia's 32 year-old handgun ban is unconstitutional, saying that Americans have the right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.

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U.S. to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The former "Axis of Evil" nation will also be removed from the American terrorism blacklist. The turnaround came after the Asian nation handed ofver key nuclear information to Chinese officials.

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Indiana Senator Would Say "Yes"

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hoosier Democrat says if he's asked to join Barack Obama's ticket, he'll say "yes" without hesitation. That's aside from the fact that Bayh was a Clinton backer, and Obama critic.

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Shawnee County to Consider Settlement in Pool Lawsuit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners will consider a settlement agreement with Champion Builders at their Thursday meeting. It's regarding a lawsuit over construction of the Shawnee North Aquatic Center. The county would agree to pay Champion and Champion's insurance company.

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GAO Audit: $6B To Pakistan, For What?

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A government probe has found the United States has given Pakistan nearly six billion dollars since the War on Terror began and turned up little evidence that is what the money was used for.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - John McCain's stance on the war is unambiguous: He voted for it, supports the current enhanced U.S. troop presence in Iraq and vigorously opposes any timetable to withdraw.

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Obama Asks Supporters to Help Clinton Pay Off Debt

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The presumptive Democratic nominee is asking his top fundraisers help his toughest opponent in the primaries pay down some of the debt she accumulated during the campaign.

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Voters Split Over McCain, Obama Views on Iraq

Updated: 07/02/2008 - While a strong majority oppose the war in Iraq and believe it should not have been fought, many still trust McCain's experience militarily despite his adament opposition to their views.

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Boeing Battle Part of Senate Race

Posted: 06/24/2008 - U.S. Senate candidate and former Congressman says Senator Pat Roberts could have helped Kansas avoid the battle over a huge tanker contract.

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Bill Clinton offers support to Obama

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Former President Clinton on Tuesday offered to help Barack Obama win the White House, although what work he'll do for his wife's former rival remained uncertain.

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AFL-CIO Voting on Obama Endorsement

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The AFL-CIO is on the verge of endorsing Barack Obama for president. The leaders of the nation's largest labor organization started voting Tuesday on whether to endorse Obama's presidential nomination.

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James Dobson Accuses Obama of 'Distorting' Bible

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The founder of Focus on the Family says the presumptive Democratic nominee is misinterpreting the Bible when he raised rhetorical questions over how a country would enforce laws created from it.

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Senate Intends to Vote on Anti-Foreclosure Plan

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New measure calls for $300 million in new mortgages for distressed homeowners is receiving bipartisan support, but some conservative Democrats are worried about funding the bill, while the Congressional Black Caucus says it does not go far enough to meet the needs of African-Americans.

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Lawsuit over Johnson County DA Office Firings Resolved

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Seven former attorneys and an investigator in the Johnson County District Attorney's office reached a settlement with DA Phill Kline. The workers were fired when Kline took office. Kline's office agrees not to sue them in exchange for them dropping their lawsuit.

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Political Play: Obama carries lucky charms

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Presidential campaigns use all sorts of sophisticated operations against their opponents, but Barack Obama is also relying on some good, old-fashioned lucky charms.

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Objections Board Resolves Ballot Concerns

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The State Ojections Board heard four objections to candidates who've filed for upcoming elections. The board ruled three of the four candidates will be on the ballot. The fourth, a magistrate judge candidate in Cheyenne County, will not.

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