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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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White House Seeks Input On Education Law

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Education Secretary Arne Duncan is off on a mission to hear what teachers, students and parents in at least 15 states think about No Child Left Behind.

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President Makes First Direct Entry Into Mideast Diplomacy

Posted: 05/05/2009 - President Barack Obama jumps into Mideast diplomacy today, meeting with Israel's president ahead of visits by other leaders from the region. President Shimon Peres says his country is ready to make peace with the Palestinians.

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Kan. Senate Resumes Budget Debate Today

Posted: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate resumes debate on the best way to curb the state's projected $328 million shortfall in fiscal year 2010.

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Democrats Refuse Funds To Close Gitmo

Posted: 05/04/2009 - House Democrats are refusing to pay for President Barack Obama's plan to relocate prisoners from the Guantanamo detention facility where enemy combatants are being held.

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Kansas Senate Puts Off Budget Debate; Deal Hinted

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Senate has canceled a debate on spending cuts and revenue-raising measures so members can try to come up with a compromise to balance Kansas' next budget.

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President Obama To Crack Down On Business Taxes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to change federal tax policy in ways that will likely be unpopular with people who use offshore tax havens as well as with corporations that have international divisions.

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House Passes Credit Card Bill That Helps Consumers

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Riding a crest of populist anger, the House has cleared a bill to rein in credit card practices and eliminate sudden increases in interest rates and late fees that have entangled millions of consumers.

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Senate Votes Down Foreclosure Bill

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The Senate has defeated legislation that would have let hundreds of thousands of debt-ridden homeowners seek mortgage relief in bankruptcy court.

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