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43 nations creating Mediterranean union

Posted: 07/13/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the disparate and conflicted countries around the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday to make peace as European rivals did in the 20th century as he launched an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean.

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Former Bush Press Secretary Tony Snow Dies

Updated: 07/12/2008 - Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, died Saturday of colon cancer. He was 53.

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Kansas Legislative Leaders to Cut Spending

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council approved plans Friday to cut spending 2 percent. It adds up to about $600,000 and will come from travel, printing, postage and hiring. The move come after the Governor requested state agencies to reduce spending up to 2 percent.

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Obama Considering NASCAR Sponsorship

Posted: 07/11/2008 - NASCAR's BAM Racing team is in discussions with Barack Obama's presidential campaign about a potential sponsorship deal in the Sprint Cup series later this year.

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Senate Candidate Discusses Energy Crisis

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Jim Slattery, candidate for the US Senate, said Friday the failed energy policy has put gas prices at a record high and caused Kansas families to struggle financially.

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Fifteen Judges Apply To Fill District Court Judge Vacancy

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Vacancy created by Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd retiring has lured fifteen applicants. List will be narrowed to two or three for Governor to make one appointment. Nominations will wait until after Governor appoints replacement for another District Judge.

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Anti-Abortion Group That Battled McCain Backs Him

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Just last year, the views of Wisconsin Right to Life and Sen. John McCain clashed in the Supreme Court — over McCain's signature campaign finance law, not abortion.

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Obama Dismisses Conservative Criticism

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama batted away conservative criticism Friday over a comment he made about Americans' lack of foreign language skills.

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Like Obama, McCain Devotes a Day to Women Voters

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Republican John McCain told a mostly female audience Friday that his plans to cut income, business and estate taxes would help women while Democrat Barack Obama's proposals would only erect new economic obstacles for them.

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House Democrats Set to Spend $35 Million on TV Ads

Posted: 07/11/2008 - House Democrats have reserved millions of dollars worth of television advertising in 31 congressional races in all corners of the country, according to documentation that provides an early roadmap of the party's drive to strengthen its majority in the fall elections.

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Foreclosure Rescue to Pass Senate; House Next

Posted: 07/11/2008 - New plan, which includes $300 billion in new loans to help owners find affordable, fixed-rate mortgages, will face obstacles after the Senate, with a planned rewrite in the House and a threatened veto by the White House.

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Medicare Vote Step Toward Reversing Change at Cotton-O'Neil

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The U.S. Senate votes to stop at 10.6 percent cut to Mediare reimbursements to doctors. Topeka's Stormont-Vail says it's waiting to see if there'll be a Presidential veto before reversing a decision to stop taking new Medicare patients in the face of the cuts.

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Jackson "Very Sorry" for Crude Obama Comment

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for what he calls a "crude" comment he made in reference to his thought that Barack Obama's speeched in black churches can come off as "speaking down to black people." Obama says he accepts the apology.

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Obama, Clinton Fly To NY With Veep Vetter

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama and his former rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, flew to New York on Wednesday along with his vice presidential searcher Caroline Kennedy.

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Ailing Kennedy Returns To The Senate For Vote

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a stunningly unexpected vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.

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Officials Say Pentagon Will Reopen $35 billion Tanker Bid

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Kansas Congressmen say the Pentagon will rebid a $35 billion tanker contract after the Air Force admitted errors in the previous competition won by Northrop Grumman and its European partner Airbus. Boeing also bid for the deal.

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Senate Commits to Shielding Telecoms from Suits

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Senate Wednesday affirmed its intention to pass wiretapping legislation that will protect telecommunication companies from civil lawsuits for helping the government eavesdrop on American phone and computer lines without court permission.

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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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