Pat Roberts en Political Polls: Kansas Races <p></p><p>A new poll shows Gov. Sam Brownback trailing opposing Democrat Paul Davis, who’s showing support from independents and Republicans that many didn’t expect.</p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href=""><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about that race, how Sen. Pat Roberts is faring against the competition and what former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is saying this week.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:22:26 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58144 at Political Polls: Kansas Races Kansas Board Rejects Challenge To Roberts Candidacy <p>A state panel has rejected an effort to block Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts from running for re-election.</p><p>The State Objections Board ruled 3-0 against a group of Kansans arguing that Roberts doesn't really live in the state. The decision sets the stage for Roberts to face challenger Milton Wolf in the August Republican primary.</p><p>Chuck Henderson, a Milton Wolf supporter from Manhattan, filed one of the objections. He believes Roberts shouldn't be eligible to run again because he actually lives in a home in Virginia.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:43:54 +0000 Stephen Koranda 55642 at Kansas Board To Rule On Roberts Challenge <p>A state panel will meet Monday to decide if Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is eligible to appear on the primary election ballot.</p><p>Four Kansans have filed claims challenging his candidacy by saying he may not meet the residency requirement.&nbsp;</p><p>The State Objections Board, made up of the Kansas secretary of state, lieutenant governor and state attorney general,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">makes decisions in these situations.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All three of them have endorsed Roberts. </span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:59:15 +0000 Stephen Koranda 55586 at Tea Party's Milton Wolf To Challenge U.S. Senator Roberts <p>A Leawood physician who is a distant cousin of President Barack Obama is challenging Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary.&nbsp;Milton Wolf is taking on the incumbent with strong support from Tea Party conservatives. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wolf&rsquo;s first campaign event filled a large ballroom in south Overland Park, Kan. Tuesday evening. It featured live performers and a slick biographical video.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:32:47 +0000 Frank Morris 44918 at Tea Party's Milton Wolf To Challenge U.S. Senator Roberts Senate Committee Advances NBAF Funding <p>Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts say funding for a federal lab to be built in Manhattan has passed an important hurdle.</p><p>The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, will study diseases that could be used to attack the nation's food supply. A Senate subcommittee voted earlier this week to approve more than $400 million for the lab.</p><p>Moran says that a full Senate committee has now also voted to approve the funding.</p><p>“It is a determining factor in NBAF’s future,” says Moran.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:10:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 40478 at Senate Committee Advances NBAF Funding Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions <p>Kansas Senator Pat Roberts has introduced a bill to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. &nbsp;Roberts says the bill would save $36-billion over ten years by eliminating waste, and closing loopholes in the program.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:32:18 +0000 Bryan Thompson 33031 at Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions Feds Officially Gain Control Of Land For Top Security Lab <p>The Department of Homeland Security officially took ownership of 46 acres in Manhattan, Kansas this week for the <a href="">National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility</a>.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:49:04 +0000 Laura Ziegler 29894 at Feds Officially Gain Control Of Land For Top Security Lab Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing <div class="article-body"><p>A committee of the National Research Council visited Kansas State University Friday to get a feel for safety concerns for a giant biosafety lab planned for the Manhattan, Kan., campus.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:58:25 +0000 Bryan Thompson 11635 at Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State <p>It&rsquo;s been three years since the Department of Homeland Security chose Kansas as the site of its National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, but there&rsquo;s a growing sense that the project has a precarious future.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:33:14 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11403 at Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State Roberts Talks About Kansas Biosecurity Center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce11b130374-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce11b130374-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce11b130374-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says his home state ought to be where the federal government builds a multi-million dollar National BioSecurity Center.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:37:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 3334 at