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  • McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers

    The U.S. Air Force has given final approval to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker, according to Kansas congressmen.


  • 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 HealthCare.gov 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.


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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.


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