Posted: 06/24/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed three people, including a state senator, to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.
Posted: 06/24/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama administration is open to suggestions on paying for a major health care overhaul — as long as they don't increase the federal deficit.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - Officials say key Senate Democrats have whittled more than $400 billion off the cost of a health care plan that carried a $1.6 trillion price tag a week ago, and they continue to seek cuts.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - President Barack Obama held a news conference Tuesday, covering topics including health care, Iran and energy.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - One day after signing legislation giving the government unprecedented power to regulate tobacco, President Barack Obama is admitting that he's sometimes "fallen off the wagon" in his own effort to stop smoking.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Congressional Budget Office says the cost of a Democratic proposal to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would be far lower than Republicans claim.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - A program that raised civil liberties concerns and was criticized as being too far-reaching and open-ended is headed for the Homeland Security scrap heap.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Obama administration has filed its first trade case against China with the World Trade Organization, accusing the Asian power of restricting exports of certain raw materials to give Chinese manufacturers "unfair advantages."
Posted: 06/23/2009 - The two-day Major Economies Forum is the third meeting in a series of talks called for by President Barack Obama that will culminate with a June summit in Italy. The goal is to help broker a replacement for the expiring Kyoto Protocol.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission says eliminating lucrative patent settlements between brand-name and generic drug companies would save consumers $3.5 billion annually.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - House Democrats are pressing on with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat looks to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on the president's top legislative priority.
Posted: 06/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is creating a White House council to handle issues that affect American communities and workers tied to the automotive industry.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - The White House says double-digit unemployment is coming sooner than previously acknowledged.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - The White House on Monday said the president would take questions from reporters at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to host a volunteer water monitoring project at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is about to gain unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco, as President Barack Obama signs an anti-smoking measure today.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - President Barack Obama will make a formal announcement Monday welcoming the weekend agreement by the pharmaceutical industry to help close a gap in prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the country has no choice but to revamp its health care program because current costs are "crushing families and businesses."
Posted: 06/22/2009 - The 2010 campaign season is becoming harder for some Kansas political candidates struggling to raise money during hard economic times.
Posted: 06/22/2009 - A lack of funding has stalled a program that was meant to provide dental care to low-income pregnant women in Kansas.
Posted: 06/21/2009 - Sen. John McCain says the U.S. should board a North Korean ship it is tracking if hard evidence shows it is carrying missiles or other cargo in violation of U.N. resolutions.
Posted: 06/21/2009 - Sen. John McCain says his opponent in last year's presidential campaign, Barack Obama, has "done well" in his first five months in the White House.
Posted: 06/21/2009 - Iran is buying American more despite trade penalties and tense relations.