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  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    06/30/2015 3:56:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 146 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-30-15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • SKOTUS and The Chief Kangaroo

    06/28/2015 8:17:07 AM PDT · by RightGuy · 17 replies
    common sense ^ | 6/28/15 | Vanity
    SKOTUS and The Chief Kangaroo Chief Kangaroo John Roberts, with his tortured opinion in King v. Burwell, has literally turned the high court into “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted,” as Merriam-Webster defines “kangaroo court.” Should the high court now be called SKOTUS - Supreme Kangaroos of the United States? In his second major ruling on the Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” – Roberts has once again seemingly succumbed to White House pressure to uphold the law, given his obvious legal gymnastics in finding a way, any way, to justify the...
  • John Roberts rules in favor of Obama third term

    06/27/2015 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-15 | DrJohn
    Obama takes his new dog "Roberts" out for a walkBarack Obama has decided to run for a third term (at least) as President of the United States. President Obama is beginning the process to amend the Constitution to allow him to run for a third term. WWN learned that the White House and President Obama’s campaign machine have a “foolproof” plan for the President to successfully achieve a third (and perhaps a fourth) term in office. At one time Obama planned to amend the Constitution: “President Obama only faces opposition in the House,” a White House insider told WWN....
  • ‘Court is not a legislature’: Roberts rips gay marriage ruling, day after he backed ObamaCare

    06/26/2015 1:35:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/15 | staff
    A day after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts sided squarely with the Obama administration on the health care overhaul, the same jurist came out swinging against the court´s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In his dissenting opinion -- which he read from the bench for the first time in his nearly 10 years as chief justice -- Roberts charged Friday that the court had no right to intervene in what should be a democratic debate by the people, at the state level, over same-sex marriage. "This court is not a legislature," he wrote. "Whether same-sex marriage is a good...
  • [Fox News VIDEO] Fox News Analyst: Chief Justice John Roberts 'Sounds Like Two Different People'

    06/26/2015 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Unedited · 36 replies
    Fox News VIDEO via Talking Points Memo TV via uneditedpolitics.com ^ | Published on June 26, 2015 | Fox News VIDEO via Talking Points Memo TV via Unedited
    Andrew Napolitano reacts to John Roberts' comments on Supreme Court Rulings.
  • The Political John Roberts

    06/26/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-25-2015
    The Chief Justice again rewrites ObamaCare in order to save it.For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has rewritten the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. Beyond its implications for health care, the Court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell is a landmark that betrays the Chief’s vow to be “an umpire,” not a legislator in robes. He stands revealed as a most political Justice. The black-letter language of ObamaCare limits insurance subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State.” But the Democrats who wrote the bill in 2010 never imagined that 36 states...
  • The twisted logic of John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling

    06/26/2015 4:50:25 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/26/15 | John Podhoretz
    The logic of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the latest challenge to Obamacare is simple: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them,” writes Chief Justice John Roberts in his 6-3 majority decision in the case of King v. Burwell. “If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.” This is obviously true — and patently ridiculous. It’s true because of course the goal was to improve markets. It’s absurd because government policies often have the opposite effect of what is...
  • Supreme Court Caves on Obamacare Again

    06/25/2015 12:57:30 PM PDT · by rootin tootin · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/25/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court had an opportunity, with its ruling in King v. Burwell, to determine whether the United States is a nation of laws or of men. Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that we have devolved into the latter. Although the text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) clearly states that the government may issue subsidies only through insurance exchanges established by the states, Obama administration bureaucrats unilaterally rewrote that part of the law so that the IRS could dispense such premium assistance through “marketplaces” created by the federal government. The plaintiffs in...
  • Chief Justice Roberts affirms: ObamaCare was poorly written

    06/25/2015 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 25, 2015
    While Chief Justice John Roberts delivered a blow to ObamaCare foes with a majority opinion upholding subsidies, he backed up the law's opponents on one point: The language in the Affordable Care Act was kind of a mess. "The Affordable Care Act contains more than a few examples of inartful drafting," he wrote.
  • Was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Blackmailed?

    06/25/2015 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Cowman · 84 replies
    the blaze ^ | Jun. 25, 2015 11:59am | Wayne Root
    Is the idea implausible that this same Obama administration that orders IRS attacks, then orders destruction of key evidence, would stop at nothing to save Obama’s signature achievement? Is it impossible to believe that Obama and his socialist cabal that learned from Saul Alinsky that “the ends justify the means” would hold something over a Supreme Court justice’s head? It’s time to ask the question loudly and boldly because something is clearly wrong in Washington, D.C. Is that the purpose of government agencies like the IRS and the NSA that are abusing our rights – to listen to us, to...
  • How John Roberts abandoned conservatives

    06/25/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    The Week ^ | June 25, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court delivered another major victory to ObamaCare, voting 6-3 in King v. Burwell to uphold the subsidies at the heart of the sweeping health care reform law. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts — appointed by George W. Bush, and once a beloved figure on the right — wrote the majority opinion, joined by the court's liberal wing and swing Justice Anthony Kennedy. This isn't the first time Roberts has sided with the left on ObamaCare. And as a result, my fellow conservatives are comparing Roberts quite ignominiously to David Souter.
  • Scalia Slams Roberts as Biased In Obamacare Cases

    06/25/2015 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/25/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    I​n a blistering dissent from the majority in King v. Burwell this morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement should be called “SCOTUScare” rather than Obamacare, in light of how many times Chief Justice John Roberts has intervened to protect the law from a crippling legal defeat. Scalia argued that Roberts rewrote the law twice in 2012, and has now done so a third time in his King decision, which allows the IRS to continue providing subsidies to people who purchase insurance in the federal government’s health-care exchange. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they...
  • Justice Scalia's 0bamacare Dissent: SCOTUS "favors some laws over others)

    06/25/2015 10:25:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    Supreme Court of the United States ^ | 6/24/2015 | The Hon. Justice Antonin Scalia
    ...Worst of all for the repute of today’s decision, the Court’s reasoning is largely self-defeating. The Court predicts that making tax credits unavailable in States that do not set up their own Exchanges would cause disastrous economic consequences there. If that is so, however, wouldn’t one expect States to react by setting up their own Exchanges? And wouldn’t that outcome satisfy two of the Act’s goals rather than just one: enabling the Act’s reforms to work and promoting state involvement in the Act’s implementation? The Court protests that the very existence of a federal fallback shows that Congress expected that...
  • ROBERTS COURT TORTURES LAW TO SAVE OBAMACARE…AGAIN!

    06/25/2015 10:18:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision on Obamacare’s IRS subsidies under federal health insurance exchanges. And, as expected, the Court rewrote the statute to help President Obama’s signature law. With each passing day of Supreme Court decisions, conservative principles begin to feel more and more like the survivors of the Scream films: it’s only a matter of time before you are next for the knife. In King v. Burwell, four citizens sued over Obamacare, alleging that they had been forced to purchase health insurance; they said that the federal health exchange set up in Virigina in absence...
  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS NATIONWIDE HEALTH CARE LAW SUBSIDIES (Scalia: Obamacare is now SCOTUScare)

    06/25/2015 8:00:06 AM PDT · by Kazan · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/2015 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.< The outcome is the second major victory for Obama in politically charged Supreme Court tests of his most significant domestic achievement. It came the same day the court gave the administration an unexpected victory by preserving...
  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:09:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 613 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 06/25/2015 | SCOUTSBLOG
    Six are the Chief, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
  • Failure Is Woven Into the Fabric of Obamacare

    06/15/2015 4:44:28 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/15/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacare’s apologists, tired of being laughed at for claiming “it’s working,” have adopted a new talking point that they hope will produce less mirth. They now claim the law is such an integral part of our health care system that it is no longer susceptible to repeal or even revision. As President Obama recently put it, “This is now part of the fabric of how we care for one another.… This is health care in America.” This is a perfectly absurd claim to make about a law that has been in effect for only a year and a half. The...
  • Regime to Justice Roberts: Catastrophe If You Rule Against Obamacare

    03/04/2015 6:31:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's how the Regime's doing it. The Regime and the Drive-Bys are trying to intimidate the court, trying to influence the court, trying to shape the court. Josh Earnest, press briefing at the White House today. A reporter said, "One of the justices this morning suggested the court could give states time to prepare for the impact if it decided to rule against the government in this case. I'm just wondering if you have any response to that, Josh. Would that be feasible? Just wait 'til next year for a decision like that to take effect?" EARNEST: It's important...
  • King v. Burwell Is Much Bigger Than Obamacare

    03/02/2015 4:31:16 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/2/2015 | David Catron
    John Adams, in a 1775 essay referencing the Roman historian Livy and other sources, wrote that a republic was “a nation of laws, not of men.” As recently as fifty years ago, most Americans would have intuitively understood his point and why it was relevant to their lives. Today, it isn’t clear that the President of the United States, the leaders of the Democratic Party, or the members of our “news” media would grasp the meaning of Adams’ words, much less that they still matter today. We will soon discover if the same can be said of the Supreme Court....
  • Prince Andrew Sex Scandal: Virginia Roberts claims FBI have videos of her with high-profile people

    02/08/2015 5:41:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    IB Times ^ | 2/07/15 | Priya Joshi
    Prince Andrew Sex Scandal: Virginia Roberts claims FBI have videos of her having sex with high-profile people **SNIP** Addressing 200 leading figures from the worlds of business and politics, the 54-year-old said: "I just wish to reiterate and to reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace." The latest revelations come a week after Epstein hit out at 'outlandish attacks' by the 'gossip media' over the case. The former financier was jailed for 18 months in 2008 for soliciting paid sex with minors under a secret deal which saw more serious federal charges dropped....
  • SCOTUS: Arizona must issue immigrants driver's licenses( Rove & Roberts back Obamnesty)

    12/20/2014 6:59:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    There might soon be thousands more licensed drivers in the Grand Canyon State. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to thousands of young immigrants who entered the United States illegally but were protected from deportation by a presidential order in 2012, The Associated Press reports. In a 6-3 decision, justices denied Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for a stay on a circuit court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the stay.
  • NBA's new player union chief Michele Roberts rips owners, calls salary cap 'un-American'

    11/13/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kelly Dwyer
    Sports fans who bristle at all manner of anti-capitalist leanings in the political or business world routinely side with leagues and team owners when it comes to capping salaries for players who could and usually should earn far more than they’re making. Sports fans who pair face-painting and American flag lapel pin-wearing suddenly turn into crusty old Bolsheviks when it comes to taking free-market enterprise out of the sports they love.
  • Machines in Kansas Changing Roberts Votes to Orman

    11/04/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 86 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/4/14 | Aurelius
    In at least two polling locations, voting machines are changing votes for Pat Roberts to votes for Greg Orman. The machines were located in Overland Park, Kansas. Both changed votes to Orman, but did not change votes from Orman to Roberts. According to a local report, voters who noticed that their votes were changed were allowed to vote again. The Johnson County Election Office confirmed that they were aware of the issue and were looking into the matter. They said "the voter was allowed to vote on another machine" and the broken machine, which they said was calibrated wrong, was...
  • If Greg Orman Is An Independent, Why Is His Campaign Run By Democrats?

    11/02/2014 4:05:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sean Davis
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) is in the fight for his political life. Current polls show him barely trailing his opponent, which would make Kansas look like a golden pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats, right?Not so much. In early September, Democrat Chad Taylor suddenly dropped out of the crowded Kansas Senate, leaving a two-man race between Roberts and Greg Orman, who insists that he’s totally an independent and not a partisan Democrat. Orman even swears that he has no idea who he’ll support for Senate Majority Leader if he wins the election next Tuesday. That’s how independent he is.But if Orman...
  • Possible Illegal Democratic Campaign Activity In Kansas

    10/31/2014 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    In the tight race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and "independent" candidate Greg Orman in Kansas, the Democrats are implicitly pro-Orman. The two-way race between Orman and Roberts has been close ever since Democrats pressured the official Democratic candidate to drop out of the race. But now, the Kansas Republican Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Kansas Democratic Party for illegal "in-kind" contributions to the Orman campaign. Kansas Democrats have hung pro-Orman signs at official Democratic Party offices which, according to the GOP's complaint, is illegal: Parties have traditionally used the volunteer exemption for...
  • Kansas Republicans Take Strong Lead in Early Voting

    11/01/2014 2:01:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Ky Sisson
    November 1, 2014 Kansas Republicans Take Strong Lead in Early Voting Ky Sisson 10/30/2014 8:00:00 PM - Ky Sisson It was a sad day last night in Kansas when the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series in Game 7. Today, the GOP in "The Sunflower State" have something to celebrate as early voting results show positive turnout from Republicans.  Of the 153,436 early votes cast so far this election 82,739 or 54% were cast by Republicans. In comparison only 47,468, or 31% were cast by Democrats. The remaining votes were cast by unaffiliated or libertarian voters. The blood red state of...
  • The Audacity of Greg Orman

    10/21/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Byron York
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." Watching Orman's performance in a recent debate with Roberts before a business group in this large suburb of Kansas City, it's safe to say that image is wrong, or at least incomplete. Calling Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail...
  • Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

    10/20/2014 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Star Parker
    Former Democrat House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s political wisdom that “All politics is local” has been a staple in political thinking for many years. But the truth of the matter is that, regarding elections for national office, politics is really, today, a national business. And this is what voters in Kansas should be thinking about in the current close Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts has not been shy making the point that regaining the Senate by Republicans is crucial and this is what Kansas voters should be thinking about in this election. And...
  • Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home

    10/19/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market. Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home“When we get a Republican majority, I’ll be chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and we are gonna put the livestock producer first,” Roberts told the crowd from a room behind the then-empty cow pen, where the auctioneer had briefly paused his chant to allow the state’s senior senator to address the crowd. The lone man in a suit jacket in a crowd of denim, plaid, cowboy hats and baseball caps, Roberts...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate

    10/17/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate - VIDEO:
  • Let’s send Kris Kobach to political oblivion

    10/15/2014 3:53:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Steve Rose
    If Sam Brownback wins re-election as Kansas governor, the world will not end. If Pat Roberts wins re-election to the U.S. Senate, for sure the world will not end. If independent candidate Greg Orman upsets Roberts for the U.S. Senate, again the world will not end. If Kris Kobach wins re-election as Kansas secretary of state…well, that’s another story. Kobach would fill the secretary of state’s seat for four more years, where he will continue to ignore his duties and spend his time in courts fighting one thing after another. But that’s only the beginning of the havoc he would...
  • 'PRAIRIE FIRE' TED CRUZ KICKS OFF SEN. PAT ROBERTS' KANSAS BUS TOUR

    10/09/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10,2014 | Charlie spiering
    WICHITA, Kansas--“Ted Cruz came roaring into the Senate in 2012, a lot like a prairie fire,” Sen. Pat Roberts said, introducing Cruz to an audience here. "Prairie fire" is not how one might describe Roberts' long tenure in the Senate. But as he works to stave off an unexpected challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who has declined to say which party he would join in the Senate, the monumental importance of the race has prompted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and other top conservatives to chip in to help win the race.
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 3:31:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Pat Roberts Takes Lead in Two Polls as Greg Orman Endorses Amnesty for Illegals

    10/09/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has taken the lead in two new polls released on Wednesday as his opponent Greg Orman again endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during Wednesday's debate. In a Fox News poll, Roberts leads Orman, the liberal Democrat running as an "independent," by 5 points. Roberts leads Orman by a point in a CNN/ORC poll. Three weeks ago, Orman was leading Roberts by six points. In Wednesday's debate, Roberts accused Orman of supporting amnesty after Orman tried to convince voters that he did not. The Kansas City Star reports that Orman does indeed support "a path to citizenship...
  • Kansas: Orman Leads Roberts in Senate Race… Brownback Fighting for Political Life

    10/05/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | 10/05/2014
    In the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, independent candidate and businessman Greg Orman leads Republican incumbent Pat Roberts by 10 points among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. Orman’s lead is bolstered by better than a two-to-one lead among independents likely to vote. Voters’ impressions of incumbent Republican Roberts is upside down with nearly half of likely voters viewing him negatively. In contrast, Orman is more positively viewed by likely voters and has lower negatives. Turning to the contest for governor in Kansas, the Republican incumbent, Sam Brownback, faces a tough challenge from...
  • CNN Poll KS Races: Senator Roberts (R) up one, Gov. Brownback (R) tied with Davis (D)

    10/08/2014 1:18:34 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 23 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | CNN
    Poll available at link. To summarize the results among likely voters: KS Senate Race: Roberts (R) 49% Orman (I) 48% KS Governor Race: Brownback (R) 49% Davis (D) 49%
  • Republicans Just Got Some Really Bad News In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

    10/06/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2014 11:34 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    A few weeks after the national Republican Party moved in to revamp the campaign and begin an ad blitz aimed at saving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts' job, a new poll shows him facing more of an uphill battle than ever against independent businessman Greg Orman.
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Pat Roberts is in big trouble, but he’s not a goner yet

    10/02/2014 6:57:38 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    A new poll out Wednesday from Suffolk University and USA Today confirms something we kind of already knew: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is in a remarkable amount of trouble. The poll shows independent Greg Orman leading Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent with Democrat Chad Taylor now off the ballot. It has plenty of bad news for Roberts, but also some reasons to believe his goose isn't cooked just yet. Below, we're recapping three ominous signs for Roberts, and three reasons for hope. (And it all comes with the caveat that one poll shouldn't be taken as gospel.) First, the...
  • Sources: Wolf to endorse Brownback

    10/01/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | David M. Drucker
    Vanquished Republican Senate candidate Milton Wolf is expected to endorse Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback before the midterm elections, GOP sources said Wednesday. Brownback, a Republican, faces an unexpectedly tough re-election bid in usually deep red Kansas, and the GOP has worked hard to unite the party in the aftermath of a bitter Senate primary. (SNIP) National Tea Party endorsements have poured in for Roberts, among them pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson and talk radio host Laura Ingraham. Expected to roll through Kansas and endorse Roberts this month are Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, as well...
  • Kansas Poll Shows Independent Greg Orman Leading Incumbent Pat Roberts in U.S. Senate Race

    10/01/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    Independent businessman and political enigma Greg Orman (46 percent) is leading three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts (41 percent) in the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, with 11 percent undecided, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of likely voters in the general election. In the race for governor, Democratic state Rep. Paul Davis (46 percent) is leading incumbent Sam Brownback (42 percent), a Republican, with 6 percent undecided in the survey conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston.
  • Bleeding Kansas

    09/29/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2014 | Richard A. Baehr
    Republicans are scrambling to save a seat that they thought was in the bag. Republican chances to win control of the Senate in the 2014 midterms, requiring a pickup of six seats, have taken a blow. Kansas, a state no one considered anything other than a safe hold for the party a few months ago, now appears to be slipping away. After a contentious primary resulting in a victory for the 78-year incumbent Pat Roberts over tea party challenger Milton Wolf, things have gone steadily south for Roberts. Wolf refused to close ranks and endorse Roberts. A self-funded independent, 45-year-old...
  • Pat Roberts: 'I Will Always Fight Amnesty'

    09/26/2014 7:03:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) declared his opposition to granting amnesty for illegal immigrants and contrasted this with his Independent opponent’s support for amnesty on Friday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “[Orman] says he that wants to grant citizenship to all illegal aliens if they pay a small fine and promise to obey the law, these people have already broken the law. I have fought amnesty every time I will always fight amnesty, that’s a big difference in our debate" he said. Roberts added that he would “absolutely not” support increasing guest workers in the United States.
  • ‘No consideration’ of an Orman endorsement by Wolf (no support for Amnesty Orman)

    09/26/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sean Sullivan
    There will be no meeting Friday in Kansas between former tea party Senate candidate Milton Wolf (R) and independent Senate candidate Greg Orman, a person familiar with Wolf's thinking told The Washington Post, in response to rumors of a potential Wolf endorsement of the independent candidate. "Dr. Wolf is not meeting with Greg Orman and there is no consideration of a Wolf endorsement for Orman," said the person, who was informed of that information directly by Wolf. The person was granted anonymity to speak freely about Wolf's plans.
  • Signed Documents Released: Roberts asserts Virginia as home of principal residence.

    09/25/2014 6:18:25 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 45 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | September 24, 2014 | Tim Carpenter
    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts put a signature to documents associated with the mortgage on a Virginia residence that identify the Fairfax County home as “principal residence” of the three-term incumbent Republican. The re-election campaign of the Kansan has been awash in controversy about whether his ownership of a duplex in Dodge City, which is rented out, and his payment of about $300 a month for a room in a Dodge City supporter's home satisfied legal requirements for public office. On Wednesday, records surfaced that Roberts signed a Deed of Trust in 1997 and 2003 for property owned in Alexandria, Va.,...
  • Sarah Palin urges conservatives to rally around Pat Roberts

    09/25/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    When Pat Roberts faced a conservative primary challenge this summer, he did what most Republican senators have learned to do: turn hard right. Now, facing an unexpectedly strong independent challenge, Roberts is doubling down. On Thursday, the three-term Kansas senator turned to tea party darling Sarah Palin to rally voters behind his flagging campaign. The former Alaska governor praised Roberts for standing with Sen. Ted Cruz a year ago during his marathon floor speech against President Obama's healthcare law, which preceded a strategy that resulted in a government shutdown. "He [was] one of the few senators fulfilling campaign promises, doing...
  • In Kansas, longtime GOP Sen. Pat Roberts faces doubts as he scrambles to hold seat

    09/25/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2014 | Phillip Rucker
    Shirley Deege is a proud Republican. For as long as she can remember, the nurse has been voting for Pat Roberts — in the 1980s, when he represented a vast patchwork of dusty plains hamlets in the House; in 1996, when he first ran for the Senate; and every six years after that. “Looking back over my life, I’m wondering, ‘What major things has he done for Kansas?’ I’m coming up empty,” said Deege, 53, as she sipped coffee while waiting for Roberts to arrive at the county fairgrounds in Kinsley this week. “He’s spent so much time in Washington,”...
  • Roberts' campaign 'thrilled' to have Palin's support

    09/25/2014 4:52:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    Hutchnews.com ^ | September 24, 2014 1:03 pm | Mary Clarkin
    “Gov. Palin is one of our party’s grassroots leaders, and we are thrilled to have her support in this important race for U.S. Senate. Republicans in Kansas, and across the country, are uniting around our campaign because we cannot win the Senate majority without Pat Roberts,” said Roberts’ campaign manager, Corry Bliss, in a statement. http://www.hutchnews.com/news/local_state_news/roberts-campaign-thrilled-to-have-palin-s-support/article_6b856110-4e6a-5a03-823a-bd538814fdfb.html