GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.

Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.

3 vying for Republican nomination for House seat

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for a central Arkansas congressional seat are running on vows to cut taxes and regulations in Washington, but split sharply on who would be the strongest candidate in this fall's election.

Wichita compiling amateur World Series board

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Wichita officials have been working to put a board of directors in place to take over operation of the National Baseball Congress World Series.

Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Legislative candidates owe past taxes, other bills

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Public records show some candidates for the state Legislature owe thousands of dollars in back taxes or other debt.

Democratic chairwoman offers optimism for her party's prospects

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz offered an optimistic assessment of her party's chances in this year's midterm elections--an assessment at odds with what many analysts predict.

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.