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Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Two senators are proposing to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades as Congress struggles with how to pay for highway and transit programs.

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Abortion rights PAC tied to Kansas clinic disbands

Posted: 06/18/2014 - A Kansas-based abortion rights group operating a clinic in the late Dr. George Tiller's former medical building in Wichita has disbanded its political action committee.

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California sugary drink warning label effort fails

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

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Lawmakers who supported Iraq war are wary now

Posted: 06/17/2014 - One Republican senator says the conflict between Iraq's Shiites and Sunnis has been going on for 1,500 years -- and he says, "Whatever we do, it's not going to go away."

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Kobach's side work attacked in Kansas primary race

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Secretary of State Kris Kobach's challenger in the Kansas Republican primary is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.

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Kansas lawmaker claims Koch Industries retaliation

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A conservative Kansas House member is accusing Koch Industries of trying to punish him politically for questioning the company's lobbying against the state's renewable energy standards for utilities.

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Schodorf: Kansas GOP's ethics complaint dismissed

Updated: 06/18/2014 - Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.

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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

Posted: 06/14/2014 - Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Wolf seeks six debates in U.S. Senate race

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Tea party challenger Milton Wolf is proposing six debates with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts between now and the Aug. 5 Republican primary

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Clinton says she will decide 'when it feels right'

Posted: 06/08/2014 - Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision on seeking the White House again could stretch into 2015, and she's making no commitments about testifying before a select congressional committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

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Kansas congressmen demanding answers on VA issues

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Kansas congressmen Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita about its unauthorized waiting list for care.

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Pompeo calls for debates with Tiahrt

Posted: 06/03/2014 - In a news release, the congressman is asking former Congressman Tiahrt to agree to 5 public debates prior to the election.

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