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Washington (CNN) – A rare dose of high-powered bipartisanship, plus a mix of 2014 and 2016 nuggets from our weekly trip around the Inside Politics table:
1. RAND –MAN IN THE MIDDLE ON FOREIGN POLICY?
Politico’s Mike Allen shared important reporting about an effort by Rand Paul to address what is perhaps his most significant obstacle as he pursues the 2016 GOP presidential nomination: the isolationist label.
(CNN) - You don't see this every day on the campaign trail.
With less than a week to go until primary day in Kansas, Republican challenger Milton Wolf confronted Sen. Pat Roberts in hopes of debating him.
They crossed paths on a sidewalk in downtown Emporia as the three-term GOP senator was meeting local business owners.
(CNN) – Sen. Pat Roberts' primary challenger is going up with a radio commercial that highlights what appeared to be a gaffe by the longtime Republican senator from Kansas in the controversy over his residency.
The radio spot by Milton Wolf comes as the Roberts campaign announced it's going to start re-airing a television commercial that highlighted the controversy involving old Facebook postings from the conservative challenger that included some "insensitive" comments.
(CNN) - Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is launching a new TV commercial Wednesday that attacks his Republican primary challenger over old Facebook postings that included some "insensitive" comments.
"Dr. Milton Wolf's patients trusted him, but stunning news reports show that Wolf exposed private patient X-rays and other personal information on Facebook – where Wolf relentlessly poked fun at the dead or wounded. A Kansas City medical ethics expert called Wolf's behavior 'beyond alarming' for a professional in the field of medicine," says the narrator in the 30-second spot.
Updated 11:25 a.m. ET, 2/24/2014
(CNN) - Milton Wolf, a radiologist and GOP primary challenger against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, issued a statement Sunday admitting he made "insensitive" comments about X-ray images he posted online, including an image of a person decapitated by gunfire.
"Several years ago, I made some comments about these images that were insensitive to the seriousness of what the images revealed. Soon thereafter, I removed those images and comments, again several years ago," he said in a statement.
Washington (CNN) – La-Z-Boy is about to get some free advertising in Kansas.
Milton Wolf, a conservative Republican primary challenger to three-term Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, began airing a biting statewide radio ad Wednesday seizing on new questions about the longtime Senator's ties to his home state.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s second cousin (once removed) will challenge Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, for his seat in a GOP primary next year.
Republican Milton Wolf, a board-certified radiologist and conservative activist, announced his plans Tuesday night at an event in Overland Park, Kansas. His campaign marks his first attempt to run for public office.
(CNN) – As the Obama administration and Democrats gear up to promote the president's sweeping health care reform as a winning solution in the next election cycle, Republicans are gearing up to prove the opposite.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, argued Saturday in the GOP's weekly address that Obamacare is a law crafted out of political maneuvering and has an ill-fated future for Americans.
(CNN) – Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is taking aim at President Barack Obama for making a recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as the new head of the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid.
The recess appointment allowed the president to install Berwick while the Senate was on vacation over the July 4 holiday, thereby bypassing what could have been a lengthy confirmation process.
“It is ironic that the President chose Independence Day for this action, avoiding the Senate’s Constitutional check on executive power, to appoint Dr. Berwick,” Roberts said in the weekly Republican radio address.