Pat Roberts http://kcur.org en Political Polls: Kansas Races http://kcur.org/post/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="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><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 http://kcur.org Political Polls: Kansas Races Kansas Board Rejects Challenge To Roberts Candidacy http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-rejects-challenge-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 http://kcur.org Kansas Board To Rule On Roberts Challenge http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-rule-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 http://kcur.org Tea Party's Milton Wolf To Challenge U.S. Senator Roberts http://kcur.org/post/tea-partys-milton-wolf-challenge-us-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 http://kcur.org Tea Party's Milton Wolf To Challenge U.S. Senator Roberts Senate Committee Advances NBAF Funding http://kcur.org/post/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 http://kcur.org Senate Committee Advances NBAF Funding Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions http://kcur.org/post/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 http://kcur.org Roberts Says Bill Would Improve SNAP, Save Billions Feds Officially Gain Control Of Land For Top Security Lab http://kcur.org/post/feds-officially-gain-control-land-top-security-lab <p>The Department of Homeland Security officially took ownership of 46 acres in Manhattan, Kansas this week for the <a href="http://kcur.org/topic/tracking-nbaf">National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility</a>.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:49:04 +0000 Laura Ziegler 29894 at http://kcur.org Feds Officially Gain Control Of Land For Top Security Lab Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing http://kcur.org/post/safety-concerns-aired-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 http://kcur.org Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State http://kcur.org/post/questions-loom-future-high-security-lab-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 http://kcur.org Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State Roberts Talks About Kansas Biosecurity Center http://kcur.org/post/roberts-talks-about-kansas-biosecurity-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53be618f4de82-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53be618f4de82-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53be618f4de82-"></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="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-563929.mp3" 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 http://kcur.org