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Roberts makes big promises after big win

After his big re-election win last week, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is making some big promises about what he and a new GOP-controlled Senate will accomplish. In a commentary he wrote for the Kansas City Star, Roberts said: “I will be bold. I will be conservative. I will fight loudly and aggressively for our Kansas values and to stop President Barack Obama’s failed liberal policies.” Among the accomplishments Roberts promised that could be difficult to deliver: “We will repeal and replace Obamacare” and “we will open the Keystone pipeline, shed the yoke of the EPA and finally become energy independent.” – Phillip Brownlee