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State Not Paid Back Quickly for Tiller Reception

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Governor's office says it took more than a year to be reimbursed for a reception at Cedar Crest with abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. They say Sebelius won the reception at a charity auction.

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Kennedy out of "Successful" Brain Surgery

Posted: 06/02/2008 - 76-year old Sen. Ted Kennedy underwent three-and-a-half hours of surgery on a malignant brain tumor Monday at Duke University Medical Center. Surgeons call it a success. The next step is expected to be chemotherapy and radiation.

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GOP Candidate McCain Readies Campaign

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Sen. John McCain plans Tuesday night speech in Louisiana to coincide with the final Democratic primaries and the start of the national campaign. The presumed GOP nominee will highlight his fight for government reform.

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Cheney Urged to Apologize for West Virginia Joke

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney says remarks he made at the National Press Club were an "inappropriate attempt at humor." West Virginia leaders call them "insulting" and "disrespectful." The VP remarked about having Cheneys on both sides of his family.

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Rita Cline Rookstool Plans Return to Local Politics

Updated: 06/02/2008 - Former Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline Rookstool says she'll challenge 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley. Rookstool resigned in 2003 facing ouster proceedings for a buyout of a former employee who became her business partner.

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Commissioners Question if Treasurer Helped People Avoid Paying Taxes

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners questioned Treasurer Larry Wilson Monday about policies regarding unpaid property taxes and obtaining motor vehicle tags. State law says you can't get tags if you have unpaid property tax. At issue was whether filing a grievance was enough.

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Clinton Goes After Obama Superdelegates

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Illinois Senator and Democratic front-runner responded to reports of his opponents last ditch effort with a reported shrug as he began focusing his campaign on the presumptive Republican nominee, Ariz. Senator John McCain.

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Kennedy Out After "Successful" Brain Surgery

Updated: 06/02/2008 - The seventy-six year-old senator from Massachusetts wtells his wife he feels like a million bucks after a three and a half hour procedure to remove a malignant glioma.

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Clinton Wins Puerto Rico

Posted: 06/01/2008 - N.Y. Senator makes her case to auperdelegates as Obama closes in on magic number.

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Economic cost drives Senate climate debate

Posted: 06/01/2008 - From higher electric bills to more expensive gasoline, the possible economic cost of tackling global warming is driving the debate as climate change takes center stage in Congress.

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Bush mulls making Pearl Harbor a national monument

Posted: 06/01/2008 - President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument.

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Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy

Posted: 05/31/2008 - "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is one I make with some sadness," Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.

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Officials say Fla., Mich. delegates will get half-votes

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half votes into this summer's convention with a compromise that left Barack Obama on the verge of the nomination but riled Hillary Rodham Clinton backers who threatened to fight to the August convention.

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Kansas Legislature Looking for Lawyer

Posted: 05/30/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council voted Thursday to take applications from people to provide legal services to the Legislature. The position was created in the midst of a school finance lawsuit.

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Colleagues Honor Late Representative Ted Powers

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Lawmakers gathered for the ceremonial adjournment of the 2008 session presented a proclamation to the widow of Rep. Ted Powers. Powers died earlier this month following a stroke. Colleagues remembered his warm personality.

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End of Session Raises Governor's Ire

Updated: 05/29/2008 - An attempt to get a vote on economic development measures that had been bundled with coal plant legislation failed on what is traditionally a ceremonial adjournment of the legislative session. Gov. Sebelius called it a missed opportunity.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Consider Support for Bio Lab

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Mississippi is one of four state competing against Kansas to land the new National Bio and Agro Defense Facility. Mississippi lawmakers are meeting in special session to consider an incentive package to sweeten their bid.

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Anti-Abortion Group, Governor Give Different Takes on Tiller Reception

Updated: 05/28/2008 - Anti-abortion group Operation Rescue posted pictures on its web site of Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at a reception at Cedar Crest. The group says the reception honored Tiller. Sebelius says it was a charity event purchase.

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USDA to Open CRP Land for Feeding Purposes

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts says the USDA will open certain CRP lands for haying and grazing. The new use will open when the primary nesting season ends for grass-nesting birds. CRP participants can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency starting June 2.

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McCain Defends Opposition to Senate-Passed GI Bill

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Republican John McCain spent Memorial Day at a ceremony in New Mexico, saying his position on a measure providing more college financial aid to veterans is the correct one rather than the politically popular one.

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