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  • Huckabee endorses Roberts in Kansas Senate race

    07/25/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    <p>TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has endorsed Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts as he battles an aggressive GOP primary challenge from tea party candidate Milton Wolf.</p> <p>Huckabee announced his endorsement Thursday. He described Roberts as a conservative warrior and said he's fought tirelessly for lower taxes and federal government spending.</p>
  • Roberts Says Wolf “too Inexperienced for Debate”

    07/21/2014 9:00:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) continued his refusal to debate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf prior to the upcoming August 5 primary election date on the grounds that “Wolf is not qualified to hold such a high office.” “I’ve been in this political racket for nearly 50 years,” the 78 year-old Roberts pointed out. “I didn’t just leap into the national arena as my first venture into joining the governing elite. I served on the staff of Senator Frank Carlson and Representative Keith Sebelius for over 12 years before I ran for Congress in 1980. Then I put in 16 years in...
  • Steve Kraske: Sen. Pat Roberts won’t debate Milton Wolf (following the Thad Cochran model)

    07/18/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Steve Kraske
    Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas has made his decision on whether to debate his primary opponent, tea partier Milton Wolf. No thanks, the senator said this week. In making his decision, the Republican had to evaluate a host of political and civic obligation considerations. He sided with the political. Let’s consider this for a moment. After three terms in the Senate, eight terms in the House and 13 more years as a congressional aide, Roberts is sidestepping what to me is a fundamental obligation. At election time, we expect our candidates to stand side by side with their opponents and...
  • Pat Roberts’ years in Washington are both advantage, vulnerability

    07/18/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 7/17/14 | David Helling
    Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It’s already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he would be shaking hands at the VFW hall down the street. Then on to Wamego for another parade. Then Hays. Then another town, another campaign appearance, another search for votes. It’s tough and familiar political terrain — Roberts has spent the better part of three decades running for office. If Kansas returns him to the Senate this year, he’ll rank among the...
  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/03/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Debra Heine
    Appearing on a Kansas City local radio talk show on KCMO Thursday morning, Senator Pat Roberts made a verbal gaffe that plays right into his primary opponent's main talking point against him. Reports show that Roberts spends very little time his home state of Kansas - less than 100 days using official funds over the course of two years, an issue his opponent, radiologist, Dr. Milton Wolfe has capitalized on. "After 47 years in Washington, it's clear that Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," Wolf said back in May. "How else do you explain Roberts wanting to spend...
  • Now Pat Roberts (R-KS) is race-baiting his Tea Party Opponent, Milton Wolf

    07/03/2014 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 22 replies
    Politwoops ^ | 7-3-14 | Politwoops
    @PatRoberts2014 Pat Roberts (R) @PatRoberts2014 RT @garyldeaton: @TeaPartyExpress @PatRoberts2014 @miltonwolfmd "Why should he debate a racist and a fool" Pat Roberts Deleted after 1 minute about 9 hours ago, via Twitter for iPad. Original tweet by @garyldeaton.
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Milton Wolf Receives Massive Gift From Washington DC

    04/17/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    What a Godsend. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf, and today, Wolf received a huge gift from Washington DC. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Campaigns For Obama In MichiganThe Drudge Report linked to an article in the New York Times that Kathleen Sebelius might consider running for Senate from Kansas after resigning from the Obama administration. “Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who...
  • Milton Wolf Starts His Ad Buy (KS Senate)

    04/16/2014 7:49:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    In Kansas, Milton Wolf is beginning to do what I suggested this morning he do — reach out to Kansas voters to show he is a credible alternative to Pat Roberts. Here is the first in his series of ad buys:
  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.
  • GOP challenger to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: 'Nobody should spend 47 years in Washington'

    04/16/2014 6:26:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Juston Green
    The Republican challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., thinks nobody should spend 47 years in Washington. Dr. Milton Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist from the Kansas City area, on Wednesday released a television ad criticizing Roberts for his nearly five decades in the nation's Capital. "After 47 years in Washington, Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," the ad opens, before pivoting to Wolf's daily routine as a Kansas doctor. The ad goes on to mention Wolf's plan to "repeal and replace Obamacare," "fight wasteful spending" and pass Congressional term limits. After his tenure, Wolf's ad promises, he'll return home...
  • Republicans Declare Harry Reid 'Unhinged,' After He Says They May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea

    03/24/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-24-14 | Brett Logiuratu
    A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "unhinged" on Monday, after Reid charged Republicans may have had a helping hand in emboldening Russia to annex Crimea. "Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. "It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice." Reid was referring to the stalling of a Ukraine aid...
  • Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea

    03/24/2014 2:23:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2014 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in a surprisingly sharp attack ahead of a test vote on a bill authorizing more U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. […] Reid’s charge comes despite widespread support among Republicans and Democrats in Congress for providing Ukraine with much-needed economic assistance and hitting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government with sanctions. …
  • Reid Remarks On Ukraine Aid Bill And The Anniversary Of The Affordable Care Act

    03/24/2014 5:30:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | March 24, 2014 | | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    As we begin debate on this aid and sanctions package, I also hope that Republicans who stopped action on this legislation prior to the break have considered how their obstruction affects United States’ national security.” “In light of such clear-cut Russian aggression against Ukraine, it’s difficult to believe Republicans blocked this package at all. But it’s almost unimaginable why they blocked it – to protect the anonymity of their own big-money donors. ““Democrats fought hard four years ago to pass this landmark expansion of quality, affordable health care. And we will fight just as hard to make this law work...
  • Ted Cruz Leads GOP's Fight Against IMF Expansion in Ukraine Aid Package

    03/24/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Heritage "The Foundry" ^ | March 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Rob Bluey
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) is facing a revolt among Republicans for adding controversial language to an aid package for Ukraine.The Senate is expected to vote on the Ukraine measure next week. The controversial provisions, which have support of the Obama administration and liberals from both parties, would increase U.S. financial support to the International Monetary Fund.A growing number of Republicans warn that attaching the IMF language would reduce U.S. power while expanding Russia’s influence on the global stage in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.>>> Q&A: Why Do Conservatives Oppose the IMF Reform Package?Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Tea Party Express endorses Roberts's primary challenger

    02/27/2014 12:53:44 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/27/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-Kan.) primary challenger, radiologist Milton Wolf, picked up a national Tea Party endorsement on Thursday, an indication recent controversies haven’t sunk his campaign. The Tea Party Express became the latest national conservative group to throw its weight behind the candidate. He also has the support of the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project. Wolf faced questions this week about graphic X-ray images he posted to Facebook with off-color comments, which have been deleted but were reported in local newspapers in Kansas. Critics and medical experts alike have called the posts inappropriate, and they became fodder for...
  • If Milton Wolf Were A GOP Incumbent, The NRSC Would Be Defending Him (Re: X-Ray pics)

    02/24/2014 6:36:50 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | February 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    I agree with Glenn Reynolds who has more to say at link below. I’ve said the DC GOP and its apparatchiks would prefer a Democrat to a potentially rogue Conservative Republican. I believe that, especially when it comes to clowns like Brad Dayspring of the NRSC. By the time he and his buddies get to K-Street, they can profit from both parties. Genuine reformers, not so much. It’s a career path just like any business to most of the folks in DC, including many elected pols. I’m so concerned about whatever Wolf posted, I haven’t even bothered to look. As...
  • Kansas candidate posted grisly images (Milton Wolf)

    02/23/2014 10:55:48 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/14 | JAMES HOHMANN
    A Kansas radiologist running for Senate posted grisly X-rays of patients who had been shot on his Facebook page and engaged in joking online banter about the images.Milton Wolf, challenging Sen. Pat Roberts in a Republican primary, acknowledged Sunday that he posted “insensitive” comments online, which he described as “mistakes.”He was responding to a devastating story in the Topeka Capital-Journal, which reported that he wrote that a patient could not complain about the awkward way his head was positioned for an X-ray, published on Facebook, because he was dead. He said a man decapitated by gunfire resembled an alien in...
  • Poll shows potential primary trouble for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts

    02/22/2014 6:29:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/21/14 | Alexis Levinson
    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts could have a tough time getting through his primary this year, a new poll suggests. The veteran Republican Senator is facing a primary challenge from Milton Wolf, a doctor and a cousin of President Barack Obama. Wolf is running to Roberts’ right, and has the backing of outside conservative groups, including the Senate Conservatives Fund. A poll out Friday from Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling found that while Kansans were still largely unfamiliar with Wolf, there was a fair amount of dissatisfaction with Roberts on which he could capitalize if he can raise his profile. Roberts...
  • Senate candidate Milton Wolf's Facebook posts questioned

    02/23/2014 9:40:20 AM PST · by Kansas58 · 22 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 2/22/2014 | Tim Carpenter
    "OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage."
  • The Brutal New Attack Ad About The Senator Who Doesn't Live In Kansas Anymore (Amazing ad)

    02/17/2014 6:29:16 PM PST · by Viennacon · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/2014 | Jonathan Strong
    The ad opens with a photograph of Sen. Pat Roberts' home in Alexandria, Virginia and proceeds to a La-Z-Boy recliner in Kansas it says he rents “at a donor's house. On a golf course.” “Pat Roberts doesn't live in Kansas,” the new web ad from Milton Wolf, the conservative doctor who happens to be President Obama's cousin, says. Wolf's campaign gave Breitbart News an exclusive first look at the ad. As first reported by the New York Times, Roberts established his voting address at a donor's house the day before Wolf announced his primary bid against him. He previously rented...
  • Pat Roberts, 2014's Richard Lugar?

    02/09/2014 2:53:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/8/14 | midwestconservative
    Recently the New York Times reported on the Senior Senator of Kansas, Pat Roberts, who has been in Washington for 47 years in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The article in question alleged that Senator Roberts does not live in Kansas, the Senator released a statement that did not contend that point but mentioned how he had visited every county in Kansas and during that time lived with friends and donor while paying them for the use of their homes. In other words he doesn’t live in Kansas. Richard Lugar the recently retired Senior Senator of...
  • Senate Challenger Milton Wolf Ties Incumbent Roberts in Straw Poll at Kansas GOP Convention

    01/27/2014 10:14:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    tcotreport.net ^ | 1/26/14 | Christina Botteri
    In the only straw poll at the Kansas GOP Convention, Tea Party backed Senate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf tied with incumbent Pat Roberts (R-KS) in the hotly contested race. Via a Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate press release: The Young Republicans conducted the only straw poll at the Kansas GOP Convention this weekend. In a surprising show of strength this early in the campaign Dr. Milton Wolf tied 34 year incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. In just over three months since Dr. Wolf launched his grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate the strength of his candidacy was in full view at...
  • Pat Roberts Rolls Out Worst Survey Ever (Kansas)

    01/23/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Pat Roberts is up for re-election against a KS doctor with lose ties to the president trying to capitalize on his 15 minutes of fame. Pat Roberts, while not a vocal leader, has been a consistent vote for conservative principles in the Senate. His opponent, Milton Wolf, is running on a platform that Roberts has had his shot and failed to move the conservative movement forward. He has a valid point. Should Kansas conservatives continue to give Pat Roberts their vote even though they continue to lose ground on the national level or is it time to give someone else...
  • Conservative Group Endorses Kansas Challenger (Kansas)

    12/19/2013 5:27:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/19/13
    A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts. The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton Wolf over Roberts, the blunt-spoken conservative who was elected to the Senate in 1996 after eight terms in the House and has never gotten less than 60 percent of the vote in his heartland state. The organization, which has backed challengers to Republican incumbents in Kentucky and Mississippi, said Wolf will provide the necessary leadership. "Even though he has never held public office, Dr....
  • Conservative group endorses Kansas challenger

    12/19/2013 2:04:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2013 4:02 AM EST | Donna Cassata
    A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts. The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton Wolf over Roberts, the blunt-spoken conservative who was elected to the Senate in 1996 after eight terms in the House and has never gotten less than 60 percent of the vote in his heartland state. […] The Madison Project faulted Roberts for backing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, during her confirmation in 2009. …
  • Dr. Milton Wolf’s Campaign Continues to Build Grassroots Momentum

    12/10/2013 7:59:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Early grassroots enthusiasm for conservative challenger spells big trouble for 46-year Washington insider Pat Roberts Overland Park – In recent weeks, Dr. Milton Wolf has won several straw polls hosted by conservative groups across Kansas. The groups have hosted Dr. Wolf to speak and answer questions, and upon hearing his message, conservatives across Kansas are signing up to support and help get Dr. Wolf elected to the U.S. Senate. A summary of the recent straw poll wins by Dr. Wolf is below: Southeast Kansas Conservatives Town Hall and Straw Poll, Tuesday December 3rd In announcing the results, Rob Wood of...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Tea Partier Milton Wolf Against Sen. Pat Roberts

    12/10/2013 7:57:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 12/10/13 | Daniel Straus
    The Senate Conservatives Fund has endorsed tea party candidate Dr. Milton Wolf in the race for Sen. Pat Robert's (R-KS) Senate seat. "Dr. Milton Wolf is a principled conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country," Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director Matt Hoskins said in a statement obtained by TPM on Tuesday. Wolf, a radiologist and tea party favorite, is actually President Barack Obama's second cousin. He jumped into the race for Roberts's seat in October. "He's not a career politician. He's a doctor who understands exactly why Obamacare must be...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    wrhammons.com ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Tense Moment as Senator Calls for Sebelius to Resign

    11/07/2013 3:58:14 AM PST · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    One particularly tense moment at the Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday morning with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came when Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts called for her resignation again. He spoke at length during the hearing, expressing his disappointment at the lack of information provided to Congress throughout the website’s development – including some warnings of problems ahead by government investigators. “In short, Madam Secretary, I believe you were given advice, counsel and warning from experts inside your agency and out that the health care exchanges were not going to be ready. Furthermore, I believe to protect...
  • GOP Establishment Lost All Credibility In Fiscal Fight

    10/18/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/13 | Mike Flynn
    To fully understand the state of play in the Republican party, look no further than Sens. Mike Enzi (WY) and Pat Roberts (KS). Both are reliable, mainstream conservatives, yet neither have a record of seeking a fight or standing on principle. Think Orrin Hatch, without the tab-collars. Both, however, stood with Ted Cruz in the fight over ObamaCare. Not coincidentally, both face serious primary challengers. Sen. Mike Enzi is being challenged by Liz Cheney, who criticizes his "go-along-to-get-along" approach to government. Sen. Pat Roberts, who helped guide HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius through the nomination process, is being challenged by doctor,...
  • Obama's cousin may challenge Sen. Roberts

    10/08/2013 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | October 7, 2013 | Tim Carpenter
    A Johnson County Republican and second cousin of President Barack Obama is expected to move ahead Tuesday with planning for a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, of Kansas. Milton Wolf, who advocates for a divinely inspired return to limited government and individual liberty, invited supporters to a "major announcement" regarding the 2014 Senate campaign at an Overland Park hotel. The event will feature a performance by “American Idol” singer Krista Branch. Wolf, a 42-year-old physician and a political novice, could highlight in Kansas the division playing out nationally among tea party conservatives and others in the Republican Party....
  • Tea party radiologist to primary Kansas Republican for Senate seat

    10/08/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2013
    Wolf, an admirer of conservative Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, had sharp words for the GOP and its contribution to the federal debt. “The Republican Party has this mindset that you should get in line and that you should bow to whoever is in charge and you should ask their permission and you should go along to get along,” he said. ”But where has that got us? I can give you 17 trillion reasons why that has been a failure, and it’s our party that did that.” Wolf has steadily been building his public profile with appearances on...
  • Barack Obama's fire-breathing conservative cousin set to run for the U.S. Senate

    09/14/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-14-13 | David Martosko In Washington
    This is not your typical political dynasty-in-the-making: A second cousin to Barack Obama is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and he's a fire-breathing conservative. Milton Wolf, whose mother's cousin was also Obama's grandmother, is a Kansas radiologist who writes columns for The Washington Times and produced videos for The Daily Caller last year. Neither publication is known for its patience with the president, and Wolf fits right in with their politics. He is gauging support among conservative leaders for a primary challenge to Sen. Pat Roberts. 'They say you can't choose your family,' Wolf said in one Daily Caller...
  • [Kansas Sen.] Pat Roberts Says Holder Needs To Go

    05/30/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6 hours ago
    <p>Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.</p> <p>An aide to the Republican senator confirmed for The Buzz Thursday morning that Roberts has become one of the first senators to demand Holder’s ouster. KMBZ Radio first reported the story.</p>
  • Witness: Corzine knew about loan made with customer funds

    12/13/2011 4:20:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/11 | Peter Schroeder
    An executive of a financial exchange monitoring MF Global told senators Tuesday that Jon Corzine, the former head of the financial firm, knew that loans were improperly made with customer funds. The claim was made just minutes after Corzine professed his ignorance for how up to $1.2 billion in customer funds had gone missing. Terrence Duffy, the executive chairman of CME Group, the exchange that regulates MF Global, told the Senate Agriculture Committee that a CME auditor was told by an MF Global executive that Corzine knew that a loan was made to a European affiliate of the company, and...
  • First GOP senator pledges vote against Sotomayor (Pat Roberts)

    05/28/2009 12:33:57 PM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies · 660+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) became the first senator Thursday to go on the record to say that he would vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. While many Republicans have opted to keep their powder dry, issuing statements about carefully reviewing President Obama's pick to join the high court, Roberts flatly stated he wouldn't support Sotomayor. "I do not plan to vote for her," Roberts told radio host Chris Stigall on KCMO Talk Radio 710 this morning. "I voted no in 1998. I did not feel she was appropriate on the appeals court," Roberts said. "Since that...
  • Senator Pat Roberts is a "no" — never mind Sotomayor's "ethnicicity"

    05/28/2009 1:26:56 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 832+ views
    politico.com ^ | May 28, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Pat Roberts is the first Senate Republican to say he'll vote against Sonia Sotomayor. A conservative talk radio host dared the Kansas Republican to oppose the SCOTUS nominee — and Roberts obliged this morning, citing his Semper Fi. KCMO host Chris Stigall, speaking with the former intelligence committee chairman, started off by complaining about how Senate Republicans were scared of President Obama and reluctant to oppose Sonia Sotomayor because they are afraid to "be assigned the label 'bigot' in opposing her." [Audio link here] That prompted Roberts to reply: "Well, I'm a Marine and nothing much scares me. ... I...
  • First GOP senator pledges vote against Sotomayor

    05/28/2009 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 1,129+ views
    First GOP senator pledges vote against Sotomayor @ 10:30 am by Michael O'Brien Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) became the first senator Thursday to go on the record to say that he would vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. While many Republicans have opted to keep their powder dry, issuing statements about carefully reviewing President Obama's pick to join the high court, Roberts flatly stated he wouldn't support Sotomayor. "I do not plan to vote for her," Roberts told radio host Chris Stigall on KCMO Talk Radio 710 this morning. "I voted no in 1998. I did...
  • Sam Brownback Seals his place as the latest GOP Traitor

    04/30/2009 6:32:35 PM PDT · by publius321 · 43 replies · 1,685+ views
    I would like to personally welcome Kansas Senator Sam Brownback as the latest inductee to the GOP Enema Hall of Shame. www.GOPenema.com is a grassroots movement to cleanse the bowels of the GOP and once again make it the party of conservative principles it once was.... Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) joined home-state colleague Pat Roberts and seven other Republicans Tuesday to help Kathleen Sebelius win approval (65-31) to serve as HHS secretary...
  • Kansas Senators Roberts, Brownback to Oppose Bailout Bill

    10/01/2008 6:13:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,705+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | Oct 1, 2008 | news.google.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Both of Kansas' Republican senators say they'll oppose a revised plan to rescue the nation's financial industry. Sen. Pat Roberts said his decision reflects the will of thousands of Kansas voters who have contacted his office to say the $700 billion measure is unacceptable. "It’s important Congress act responsibly to shore up America’s confidence in the financial system. Unfortunately, this proposal is still flawed. It does not protect taxpayers, contains no meaningful oversight, may not solve the crisis and is seen by most Americans as rewarding greed," Roberts said. Roberts' challenger on the November ballot, Democrat Jim...
  • US Senators Opposing the Bail-Out - Roberts (KS)is One

    09/28/2008 12:05:46 PM PDT · by CarolAnn · 36 replies · 1,295+ views
    "I oppose the bailout proposal by the Treasury," Senator Roberts said. "Americans face an economy in crisis and it’s important Congress act responsibly to shore up America’s confidence in the financial system. Unfortunately, the Treasury proposal is flawed. It does not protect taxpayers, contains no meaningful oversight, may not solve the crisis and is seen by most Americans as rewarding greed..... http://roberts.senate.gov
  • Another GOP Senator to Skip Convention

    08/14/2008 9:00:35 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/13/08 | Doug Adams
    Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) is now the eighth Republican senator to announce that they will not attend the GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn., next month. Roberts spokeswoman told the Topeka Capital Journal today that Roberts will be campaigning that week, finishing up his 105 county statewide tour during the convention week. Four others who've announced they won't be attending are -- Ted Stevens (AK), Elizabeth Dole (NC), Gordon Smith (OR), and Susan Collins (ME). All are running for re-election and are in close races. (Collins may have the easiest race, but she's never been a close ally of McCain.)...
  • Kansas Senate: Incumbent Roberts’ Support Slipping

    06/16/2008 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 124+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 16, 2008
    Kansas Senator Pat Roberts has slipped below the 50% level of support in his bid for re-election. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state found that the Republican incumbent now leads Democratic Congressmen Jim Slattery 48% to 39%. In May, Roberts attracted 52% of the vote and was up by a dozen points. Any incumbent who polls below 50% is considered potentially vulnerable. The race is particularly interesting given that Kansas has not elected a Democratic senator since 1932.
  • Sen. Roberts calls for stricter enforcement of immigration laws

    04/19/2008 10:02:27 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies · 101+ views
    SW Daily Times ^ | April 18, 2008 | SWDTimes
    U.S. Senator Pat Roberts urged Congress to pass three bills to give law enforcement officers more tools to enforce the nation’s immigration laws. “These three bills are common sense proposals to strengthen enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws,” Roberts said. “I have heard from many, many Kansans and local law enforcement officers who are frustrated with illegal immigrants detained time and again, openly violating our laws.” Roberts has cosponsored three bills to do the following: ❏ Better enable state and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws S. 2717: This legislation clarifies the authority of state and local law enforcement...
  • Senators Nix pre-9/11 Hijacker ID Theory (Able Danger Cover-up)

    12/26/2006 10:42:08 PM PST · by anymouse · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2006 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    A lengthy Senate investigation has debunked charges by a Republican congressman that military analysts identified Mohamed Atta and other Sept. 11 hijackers before the attacks, according to a committee aide familiar with the report. In a letter to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sens. Pat Roberts and John D. Rockefeller dismissed suggestions by Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., that defense analysts ignored analysis that could have prevented the attacks. Roberts, R-Kan., is outgoing chairman and Rockefeller, of West Virginia, is the senior Democrat who will assume the chairmanship next month. They concluded "there was no evidence Mohamed Atta or any...
  • Roberts open to leaving Senate Intelligence panel

    12/08/2006 5:45:21 AM PST · by Mo1 · 3 replies · 306+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2006 | Elana Schor
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said yesterday that he is awaiting a decision from Republican leadership on whether he will remain on the Intelligence Committee after relinquishing the gavel or leave the panel for a new assignment. Speculation has mounted recently about Roberts’s future on Intelligence, where he and incoming Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) have long wrangled over a still-unfinished probe of the Bush administration’s conduct during the run-up to war. Roberts is considering leaving the Intelligence panel’s fierce partisanship behind and joining a committee where he could more directly help his home state, according to local media reports. “I am...
  • Sen. Roberts discusses' leaks in McPherson

    08/17/2006 8:01:16 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 3 replies · 371+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | Aug 17,2006 | Mary Clarkin
    There is nothing classified in Washington today, said U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., disturbed by leaked information. "These are stories that have made America less safe, in my view, and have endangered sources, methods and lives," Roberts said during a stop Wednesday afternoon in McPherson. He referred to stories on government surveillance tactics and money-tracking efforts to find terrorists. The stories not only rob the government of its national security tools, but they also are filled - "80 percent" - with errors, he said. "I'm stuck," Roberts added, because as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he can't...