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  • Roberts, Wolf report Senate fundraising totals

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his fundraising advantage over fellow Republican Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race according to the latest reports filed with federal election officials.

  • President Barack Obama shares a laugh with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce he would nominate current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Despite Obamacare problems, some Democrats want Sebelius to run for Senate: report

    Despite the rocky rollout of and her decision to leave President Obama's cabinet next month, Democrats are urging Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to run for a Senate seat in Kansas against her old friend, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, The New York Times said.

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (left) of Mississippi appears to be the only longtime Republican officeholder to face a tough challenge in his primary battle for re-election this year. State Sen. Chris McDaniel also has status among voters by having a high political post. (Associated Press)

    Tea party loses some steam in GOP races

    Tea party challenges to Republican senators are fizzling across the country, leaving Mississippi as the only state where a longtime Republican officeholder is seriously endangered by a primary threat from his right.

  • Dr. Milton Wolf, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, discusses issues with supporters during a rally, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at a restaurant in downtown Topeka, Kan. Wolf has been endorsed by the Tea Party Express in his GOP primary race against three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Tea party PAC backs Wolf as Dem joins Senate race

    A Kansas physician trying to unseat three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary picked up the endorsement of a national tea party group Thursday, and a northeast Kansas prosecutor confirmed that he's running as a Democrat.

  • Kansas senator attacks GOP foe over X-ray postings

    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts' first television ad in his race for re-election this year attacks his physician-opponent in the Republican primary for posting graphic X-ray images on Facebook, and the spot began airing Wednesday on cable stations across the state.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. Tea party-backed Kansas radiologist Milton Wolf, who is trying to unseat the  longtime Republican, has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Kansas Senate hopeful sees attempt 'to intimidate'

    A Kansas physician trying to oust three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary said Monday that he's the target of a "Washington hit job" that led to news reports about him posting graphic images of gunshot victims on Facebook.

  • Senate hopeful apologizes for Facebook posts

    A tea party-backed Kansas radiologist who is trying to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent.

Sens. Pat Roberts (left) and Sam Brownback, both Kansas Republicans, vow to block White House nominees unless they get answers about a reported transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    Tea party targets conservative Sen. Pat Roberts

    Pat Roberts has amassed one of the most conservative records in the Senate, so it was a surprise to many analysts this year when a Republican primary challenger vowed to run to the three-term senator's right.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama. (Associated Press)

    Obama: 'I am sorry they are finding themselves in this situation'

    After sidestepping the issue for weeks, President Obama on Thursday apologized to Americans who are losing their health insurance despite his repeated and emphatic promises that it wouldn't happen.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,. The massive failure at website is getting new criticism for lack of proper cybersecurity protections.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Fire her! Ten Republican senators press Obama to boot Sebelius

    Ten Republican senators asked President Obama on Thursday to fire his top health official because the problems tied to the federal Obamacare website are "profound, systemic and undeniable."

  • **FILE** Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, leaves the Senate after assisting fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with his overnight fight on the floor against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 25, 2013. Cruz and other conservative Republicans were trying to delay a must-pass spending bill. (Associated Press)

    GOP senator: Sebelius should quit over Obamacare flaws

    Problems associated with the rollout of the new health care law have led at least one Republican lawmaker to call for the resignation of President Obama's top health official.

  • Senators: Many states are ‘gaming’ entitlements to up federal benefits

    Many states are "gaming" entitlement programs that involve state-federal partnerships to maximize the number of federal dollars flowing to the states while minimizing their own input, senators said this week.

  • "The 'Fiscal Cliff'" (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

    WOLF: Grappling on the 'fiscal cliff'

    "Et tu, GOP?" tweeted writer and comedian Stephen Kruiser upon watching the Republicans cave to President Obama's so-called "fiscal cliff" tax and spending hikes. "Kidding, I knew you had the knife."

  • Former Sen. Jon Corzine led MF Global until last month. (AP Photo)

    Senate panel to investigate MF Global collapse

    The top Democrat and Republican on a key Senate panel say Congress should look deeply into what led to the collapse of MF Global, a trading firm run by one of their former colleagues.

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