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Boyda Endorses Obama in Presidential Race

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (D-Kansas) says she is impressed with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign and has announced her endorsement for Obama as president.

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HuffPost's Stein: Sebelius Completes "Obama Puzzle"

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Huffington Post writer Sam Stein says the Kansas governor's previous public showdowns with the Bush Administration after Greensburg and after the State of the Union Address demonstrate her strengths and potential weaknesses were she to join an Obama ticket.

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McCain Says Gas Prices Won't Lower, Could rise Further

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The presumptive Republican nominee says ion the "today"show that oil companies need to be more involved in finding alternative energy resources; believes that some of their profits should be returned to the consumer, but wouldn't say if he'd support raising their taxes.

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Bush, German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Iran

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The president is in Europe pushing for stronger sanctions against Iran for continuing with their nuclear program; two leaders also discuss Afghanistan, global Warming, and their relations with Russia as the U.S.

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Thornburgh Concludes Candidate Filing Period

Posted: 06/10/2008 - The filing to run for office in the primary elections is over. Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh officially concluded the filing period at noon Tuesday, June 10.

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US: Iraq Pact Could Be Finalized Next Month

Posted: 06/10/2008 - New deal would provide legal authorization for U.S. soldiers to remain in Iraq after the United Nations mandate providing for them to be there expires at the end of the month.

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Bush Prods Allies for Tougher Stance on Iran

Posted: 06/10/2008 - While in Europe, President Bush pushes for tougher sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation to force them to disclosing fully their nuclear program, saying Iran can not be trusted with uranium enrichment.

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Groups say They Will Sue over Polar Bears, Drilling

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Two conservation groups say they'll sue the government to protect polar bears from petroleum exploration and drilling off Alaska's court. The U.S. Interior Secretary says there's no scientific proof the development threatens the animals.

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Reporters Allowed at Private McCain Fundraisers

Posted: 06/09/2008 - GOP Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain let reporters into three private fundraisers held Monday. For months, he'd kept such affairs off-limits to media with little or no explanation.

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Kline Files to Keep His Johnson Co. D.A. Position

Updated: 06/10/2008 - Johnson Co. District Attorney says he will seek a full term in office after being appointed to the post, replacing former D.A. Paul Morrison, who had defeated Kline's reelection bid for the state's Attorney General.

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Shawnee County Ballot Taking Shape

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Two Shawnee County Commission races are drawing interest in the hours before the Noon Tuesday filing deadline. Four candidates have filed for the District 3 seat, while two candidates are on the ballot in District 2.

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Bill Singer Retiring, But Hoping for New Job

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Retiring Shawnee County IT and Emergency Communications Director Bill Singer filed Monday to run for Shawnee County Treasurer. The Republican will face incumbent Democrat Larry Wilson.

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GOP Hopefuls Jenkins, Ryun File For 2nd District Seat

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Lynn Jenkins says her fellow Republicans need a new leader if they're to recapture the 2nd Congressional District seat. But Jim Ryun predicts his familiar, anti-tax message will do better with voters this year than it did in 2006, when he lost the seat.

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Bush leaves for Final Summit with European Nations

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Speaking about the soaring energy prices before departing, President bush reinforced his commitment to maintaining a strong dollar. The weakening dollar receiving some blame for the high oil prices.

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No Summer Break for McCain, Obama

Posted: 06/09/2008 - The presumptive candidates turn their attention to the general election, raising money and trying to line up the states they need to win in November.

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Hundreds Attend Documentary Screening in Crawford

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Documentary focuses on how the small town of 700 handled it when a then-presidential candidate bought a ranch and moved to town early in his campaign and what its been like since Pres. Buch ascended to the White House.

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Expectations low for US-China economic talks

Posted: 06/08/2008 - A global credit crisis and record oil prices will be competing with traditional trade and currency issues when top officials from the United States and China gather in Annapolis, Md., later this month.

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Both parties duck on immigration

Posted: 06/08/2008 - The tricky politics of immigration, an issue once seen as a driving force of the 2008 election, have relegated it to a back but hot burner in the presidential campaign debate and paralyzed Congress on the topic.

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Long, busy summer lies ahead of McCain and Obama

Posted: 06/08/2008 - While many people will work on their tans this summer, or on summer reading lists or on not working too hard, two exceptions - John McCain and Barack Obama - and their underlings will be working.

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Franken wins endorsement for Senate in Minnesota

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly dispatching with concerns about jokes that offended some and promising a tough challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

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Clinton Suspends Campaign, Endorses Obama

Updated: 06/07/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use "our energy, our passion, our strength" to put Barack Obama in the White House.

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Brownback Talks Elections, Energy

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says energy policy will emerge as a key issue in Washington. He also urges voters to look beyond rhetoric to the records of the candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.

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