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House Votes To Outlaw 'Liar Loans'

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The House has voted to outlaw so-called liar loans, ballooning mortgage payments and other bank practices that lawmakers say prey on consumers.

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Republicans Say More Spending Cuts Needed

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Republicans say President Barack Obama's plans to cut $17 billion in spending from the upcoming budget year don't go far enough.

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Senate Acts On Pentagon's Weapons Buying Practices

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The Senate has acted to tighten Pentagon purchasing practices that have contributed to billions of dollars in cost overruns and long delays in getting weapons to people at war.

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FDA Nominee Pledges To Improve Food Safety

Updated: 05/12/2009 - President Barack Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety says she will revamp the FDA to better protect the nation's food supply and help prevent outbreaks of illness.

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Kansas Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Clinic Case

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The court plans to hear arguments from attorneys at 9 a.m. Wednesday about whether subpoenas issued by former Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline should be enforced.

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Senate Moves Toward Easing Mortgage Terms

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The Senate has voted to make it easier for homeowners with risky credit to switch to a lower-cost mortgage backed by the government.

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Kan. Governor Says Green Bill Will Pass

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson says legislation to make a western Kansas coal-fired power plant a reality will pass the Legislature.

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Senate Panel Looks At Struggling Newspapers

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday's hearing on the future of journalism comes as many papers falter and new ways of delivering information multiply by the day.

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Kansas House to Debate Budget Plan Today

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas House is expected to start debate on a bill that would cut state spending by $247 million for next year's budget.

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