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Tenet, Dems rip intelligence reform plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A former CIA director and senate Democrats Monday ripped the intelligence reform proposal put forward by the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Republicans call for dismantling CIA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Nine Republican U.S. senators have called for a security and intelligence reorganization that would effectively shut down the CIA.

Goss nomination hearings to begin Sept. 8

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas announced Senate nomination hearings for Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla. to head the CIA will begin Sept. 8.

After delay, GOP's Kobach ekes out win

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Law professor and former Bush administration official Kris Kobach is claiming victory in the GOP primary in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.

Columnist hits back at Joe Wilson

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A new Senate intelligence report supports President Bush's claim that Iraq tried to procure uranium from Niger.

Bush urged to name new CIA chief

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Leading members of Congress are pushing President Bush to quickly to replace recently departed CIA director George Tenet.

Senators urge Bush to choose CIA director

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Senior U.S. senators have called on President George Bush to name a new CIA director as quickly as possible, the BBC reported Sunday.

Senate report critical of CIA's Iraq work

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Friday strongly criticizing the CIA's intelligence reports on Iraq's weapons capabilities. "What the president and the Congress used to send the country to war (in Iraq) was based on information from the

Iraqi WMD claims stem from global intel

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Senate investigators will soon announce global intelligence failures lead to acceptance of claims Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Health Biz: Rural hospitals

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Rural hospitals are taking their first look at Medicare's proposed inpatient rule, a health plan's officer says senior interest runs high in Medicare's new prescription drug discount cards, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Grain caucus formed

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The North American Millers' Association has formed a bi-partisan House-Senate Congressional Grain Caucus to serve the industry's interest. The group announced Monday the caucus will be co-chaired by Reps. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. and Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., and

USDA resists increased mad cow testing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A number of small beef packing companies and independent ranchers want to move ahead with a radical plan of testing all or nearly all of their cattle for mad cow disease, but so far the U.S. Department of Agriculture is blocking those efforts.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Climate: CO2 policy, Bush-Cheney style

A UPI series examining the policies surrounding and possible human impact on global climate change. This week: President George W. Bush reversed his campaign position on global climate change after taking office.
DAN WHIPPLE, United Press International

Community bankers group hires D.C. rep

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The largest U.S. banking trade association has hired a former congressional staffer with agricultural expertise to help it on Capitol Hill.
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Pat Roberts
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Charles Patrick "Pat" Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he was formerly the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He holds conservative positions on most issues.

Roberts was born in Topeka, Kansas, to Ruth B. Patrick and C. Wesley Roberts. His father served for four months as Chairman of the Republican National Committee under Dwight D. Eisenhower. Roberts's great-grandfather, J.W. Roberts, was the founder of the Oskaloosa Independent, which claims to be the second-oldest newspaper in Kansas.

Roberts graduated in 1954 from high school in Holton, Kansas. He went on to earn a B.A. in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1958, where he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. From 1958 to 1962, he served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Roberts was a reporter and editor for several Arizona newspapers before joining the staff of Republican Kansas Senator Frank Carlson in 1967. In 1969, he became administrative assistant to Kansas's 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius.

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