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Brownback Keeps Up Fight Against Gitmo Detainees

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback says he's not giving up his fight to keep the Obama administration from moving suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Kansas.

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Biden: Stimulus Plan Is Working

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Defending a costly plan to revitalize the economy, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said the government's sweeping stimulus effort "is in fact working" despite steady Republican criticism and public skepticism.

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Board To Review Kansas Unemployment Fund

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The Kansas Employment Security Advisory Council was meeting Thursday to discuss the financial stability of the state's unemployment trust fund.

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Brownback Holds Event For Kansas Governor's Race

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh are making a joint announcement at Kansas Republican Party headquarters regarding the 2010 gubernatorial race.

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GOP Senator Says Health Care Talks Still On

Posted: 09/02/2009 - The top Senate Republican negotiator on health care insists that bipartisan talks will continue despite White House suggestions that GOP bargainers have not acted in good faith.

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U.S. Extends Iraq Contract For Blackwater Firm

Posted: 09/02/2009 - State Department officials say they have extended a contract with a subsidiary of the security firm formerly known as Blackwater USA to provide air support for U.S. diplomats in Iraq despite the fact the company is not allowed to work there.

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Gov. Parkinson Backs Statewide Smoking Ban

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will push for a statewide smoking ban next year and may work to raise the state's tax on cigarettes.

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Drug Czar Kicks Off Anti-Meth Ad Campaign

Posted: 09/02/2009 - The nation's drug czar has kicked off a $9 million ad campaign targeting methamphetamine abuse that will run mainly in the states most affected by the drug problem.

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EU Presses U.S. On Climate Change

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The European Union is urging lawmakers on Capitol Hill to guarantee that the United States makes deep cuts in carbon emissions as part of any negotiated global climate change accord.

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Mass. AG Apparently First To Seek Kennedy's Seat

Posted: 09/01/2009 - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears to be the first candidate in a special election for the Senate seat left open by the death of Edward Kennedy.

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Staffer: Jenkins Didn't Read Johnson Resolution

Posted: 09/01/2009 - A spokeswoman for Kansas' 2nd District Rep. Lynn Jenkins said the congresswoman didn't read a resolution she supported urging a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson.

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President Reduces 2010 Federal Pay Increases To 2%

Posted: 09/01/2009 - President Obama says he's invoking powers to put in place his own pay plan in times of a national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the nation. Former President George W. Bush used the authority previously, as did President Bill Clinton before him.

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Drug Czar Announces Anti-Meth Effort

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The nation's drug control policy director has picked the state with the nation's biggest methamphetamine problem to announce an anti-meth marketing campaign.

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