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Pastor Says Parting with McCain Best for Both

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A well-known Texas pastor and televangelist said Friday his life's work has been "mischaracterized and attacked" in the media storm over his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

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Audit: Iraq Contracts Skirted Fraud Rules

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Defense Department probe finds Pentagon paid nearly $8 billion with little or no oversight, or even proof of work and claims nearly every contract flouted federal laws and regulations.

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AP: McCain Appears Healthy, Cancer-Free

Posted: 05/23/2008 - The Republican candidate releases his medical records after a long delay, hoping to ease voters fears about his age. Doctor says she can find no evidence of new developing skin cancers.

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Governor Signs Bill to Limit Downward Sentencing

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Governor Sebelius signed the legislation announced by Rep. Joe Patton (R-Topeka), which would strengthen the state's sentencing guidelines by keeping judges from issuing a lesser sentence for people convicted of serious sexual violence crimes.

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Breast Cancer Fight Inspires New Path for Veteran Lawmaker

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Sen. Barbara Allen, R-Overland Park, is not seeking re-election in order to seek a master's degree in public health at KU Medical School. Allen says she was inspired by her successful battle against breast cancer.

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Bush Dealt a Defeat on Iraq Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Senate passes bill which funds Iraq War until the next president is in control of policy by a veto proof margin, but not before adding billions of dollars in support for veterans and the unemployed.

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Officials Say Obama Looking for Running Mate

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill among the short list of candidates mentioned as possible running mates for the Illinois senator should he secure the Democratic nomination.

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After Gaffe, Dems Plan to Redo Farm Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A printing error, which left out 34-pages of the Farm Bill when it was sent to President Bush, means he vetoed a different bill than the one that was passed, a veto that was likely to be overturned. Congress now looks to pass another bill.

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Obama Inching Closer to Democratic Nod

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sen. Clinton says she plans to continue fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite Obama clinching the lead in pledged delegates in Tuesday night's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky.

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Ted Kennedy's Family Deals with 'a Real Curveball'

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The Massachusetts Senator's talks about how proud she is of her husband in the way he's handled the news of his almost certainly fatal brain tumor, says he's leading the family as always.

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Obama Wins Oregon

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's win in the Oregon Primary Tuesday, May 20, secures the Illinois senator a majority of all the delegates available so far this primary season. Hillary Clinton says she'll continue to go toe-to-toe with Obama.

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Coal Plant Override Decision Could Come Wednesday

Posted: 05/20/2008 - House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says leaders will meet Wednesday to decide whether to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of a third energy bill. This measure includes several economic development incentives.

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Moran, Moore File for Re-election to Congress

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The incumbents in the state's 1st and 4th Congressional districts file with the Secretary of State's office to seek re-election. Jerry Moran is seeking a seventh term; Dennis Moore is seeking his sixth.

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Obama, Clinton signal Florida boycott over

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will both be in Florida on Wednesday after avoiding the state since last fall.

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Sen. Edward Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Senator Ted Kennedy, the Liberal Lion, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after suffering a seizure. The 76-year-old senator has been hospitalized in Boston since Saturday.

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After DUI, Affair, N.Y. Rep. Says He Won't Run Again

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Plagued by scandals Republican Vito Fossella announces he will not seek re-election this fall, according to reports given to the Associated Press. Fosella has admitted to fathering a daughter in Virginia and was arrested for DUI

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Democratic Eyes on Oregon, Kentucky Primaries

Posted: 05/20/2008 - With a strong showing in Tuesday's primaries, Sen. Obama will clinch a majority of the 3,253 pledged delegates in the Democratic race. The Illinois Senator is just over 100 delegates short of clinching the nomination.

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McCain, Obama Spar Over Iran Comments

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama of inexperience and reckless judgment for saying Iran does not pose the same serious threat to the United States as the Soviet Union did in its day.

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Boyda Urges Passage of GI Bill reforms

Posted: 05/19/2008 - The U.S. House last week adopted changes to the GI Bill which would cover 100-percent of a veteran's tuition to a public university. Right now, about 60-percent is covered. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Backs Obama

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Barack Obama picks up another superdelegate in the form of KS Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson are also backing Obama over Hillary Clinton.

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Kansas Superdelegate Endorses Obama

Posted: 05/19/2008 - State Democratic Party Chairman joins Gov. Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Parkinson in backing the Illinois Senator in his primary battle against Sen. Hillary Clinton and in doing so adds to Sen. Obama's lead in the delegate race.

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