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Senate Panel OKs Clinton for Secretary of State

Updated: 04/09/2009 - No barriers are in the way of Hillary Rodham Clinton's confirmation as secretary of state. A full Senate vote is expected next week, following today's 16-1 vote in her favor by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Holder Facing Senate, Admits Past Errors

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Eric Holder Jr's. path to becoming the nation's first African-American attorney general appears rockier than President-elect Barack Obama's other Cabinet choices.

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Obama Addresses The Nation

Posted: 01/08/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and long-lasting consequences if Congress doesn't pump unprecedented dollars into the national economy.

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Ill. Panel to Grill Burris on Senate Appointment

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Illinois Senate-appointee Roland Burris can expect some tough questions from state Republicans today on why he accepted the position offered by disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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New House Speaker Pushing "Racino" Bill

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Greg Stumbo was sworn in as Kentucky House Speaker Wednesday and by the end of the week, could file a bill to put video lottery terminals at horse tracks.

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Richardson Adviser Worked for Firm Feds Probing

Posted: 01/07/2009 - One of Gov. Bill Richardson's longtime friends and political advisers worked as a consultant for the California firm at the center a federal pay-to-play investigation that derailed the Democratic governor's appointment as commerce secretary.

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Stumbo Sworn In As House Speaker

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Former attorney general and longtime Democratic lawmaker Greg Stumbo took on his new leadership role on Wednesday.

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Burris to Return to Capitol Hill Today

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Some Senate officials say even though he was turned away yesterday, Roland Burris will likely prevail in his effort to claim President-elect Barack Obama's old seat.

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Stumbo Endorsed For House Speaker

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The endorsement came during a private meeting Tuesday, the first day of the 2009 legislative session.

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House Speaker Re-elected

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The woman who made history two years ago by becoming the first female speaker of the House has been re-elected to that post.

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Ky. Lawmakers Arrive For Start of Session

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Kentucky lawmakers arrived in Frankfort on Tuesday before the noon start of the 2009 legislative session, where the top agenda item will be balancing a state budget suffering from revenue shortfalls.

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Obama Picks Panetta for CIA

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Two Democratic officials say President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Clinton White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to run the CIA.

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Ky. House Leadership Race Tops Legislative Agenda

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Kentucky lawmakers adjourned the 2008 legislative session amid a chaotic scene, with wall clocks mysteriously stopping and frantic lawmakers working past the General Assembly's legal deadline.

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UPDATE: Ill. Governor Names Burris to Replace Obama

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state's lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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Auditor Eyes Senate Seat

Posted: 12/26/2008 - There's been some more intrigue about the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

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