General Election — November 4, 2008

U.S. President

Live results 3274 of 3298 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Local law enforcement, emergency services estimate Obama’s visit cost them more than $60K; mayor says worth every penny
05:54 p.m., February 10, 2015 Updated 09:57 p.m.
With the added security, visitors and spectacle of President Barack Obama’s visit to Lawrence last month, local law enforcement departments and emergency services racked up a few bills, officials said.
Bill Self meets with President in Osawatomie
KU hoops coach learns that Barack Obama is ‘huge basketball fan’
04:12 p.m., December 6, 2011 Updated 02:44 a.m.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self met with President Barack Obama at a meet-and-greet session before the President’s speech on Tuesday at Osawatomie High School.
New Hillary Clinton style challenges notions about shorter hair for older women
August 29, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton serves as further proof that women do not have to kowtow to expectations, rules of thumb or other quietly bullying cultural assumptions. She is a role model for women who are past the ingenue phase of their lives. She is making a fashion statement.
Obama’s 1st pitch to mark 100-year ritual
April 3, 2010
One hundred years ago this month, a rotund right-hander, President William Howard Taft, started a baseball tradition by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington season opener. On Monday, the Nationals turn to a svelte southpaw, President Barack Obama, to make his Nationals Park debut.
Hillary Clinton: I’m secretary of state, not my husband
August 11, 2009
Hillary Clinton has a message for the world: It’s not all about Bill.
McCain presses Sebelius on whether she’d support tax credit for insurance
March 31, 2009
Republican Sen. John McCain is asking President Barack Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary if she would support giving Americans a $5,000 tax credit for health insurance — the same plan he offered during his failed presidential bid.
Clinton off to Indonesia in next leg of Asia trip
February 18, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is hoping to revitalize U.S. economic and development ties with Southeast Asia as she visits Indonesia on the next leg of her first overseas trip as America’s top diplomat. In Jakarta today and Thursday, Clinton intends to announce plans to step up U.S. engagement with a region that often felt slighted by the Bush administration.
Hundreds gather at Brown v. Board site to take in Obama’s inauguration
January 21, 2009
Several hundred people gathered at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka to watch on television in the refurbished elementary school auditorium the inauguration.
Kansas bank honors McCain as latest loser
January 21, 2009
As Barack Obama became president, the man he defeated in November was honored with a different kind of ceremony in northwest Kansas.
Obama has young — and unlikely — fan in Lawrence
January 20, 2009
There was a struggle over the TV remote at the Cornum household Tuesday.
Sebelius takes in inauguration
January 20, 2009
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, on some short lists as Obama’s running mate or a member of his cabinet, was in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — not to be sworn in, but as an observer. Sebelius and other governors from around the nation had a prime spot to view the swearing-in ceremony.
Local students spend day learning about inauguration
January 20, 2009
Students at New York School on Tuesday tuned in to television coverage of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the nation’s 44th president.
Lawrence firefighter salutes Obama while at work at South Pole
January 20, 2009
A Lawrence man working as a firefighter at the South Pole had to wait until Tuesday night to view a video recording of President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Regents hear that higher education could benefit from President Obama’s economic recovery bill
January 20, 2009
Reginald Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, said higher education is part of the proposed $825 billion recovery bill that will be worked on by Congress and Obama.
Democratic Sens. Byrd, Kennedy leave Obama luncheon early; Kennedy said to be ill
01:59 p.m., January 20, 2009 Updated 04:42 p.m.
Sens. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., have been taken from an inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama.