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Just links today...Pat Roberts links [Iraq security situation 'dicey,' Kansas senator says:][1] "U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the current situation in Iraq is "dicey" but that he sees no need to delay national elections there," reports The Lawrence Journal-World. "This is a pretty dicey time, a pretty dangerous time," said Roberts, R-Kan., who was in the state Thursday for a meeting of his advisory group on science and technology. "I hope the Iraqis can learn to stand up and protect stability and individual freedom." [Roberts, advisory group discuss science goals:][2] "In the highly competitive world of research, Kansas can't rest, Roberts said," in a separate Journal-World story. "Our challenge today is to decide on what directions will take us to this 'promised land' of job creation," Roberts said. Sam Brownback links [F-16 sale to Pak. unlikely: US Congressmen:][3] "In remarks seeking to assuage concerns in India, an influential US Congressional delegation today said the sale of F-16 fighters by America to Pakistan was 'unlikely' to take place," reports India Daily. "'The potential sale of F-16 fighters is highly problematic and is unlikely to happen,' Senator Sam Brownback, part of a five-member delegation, told reporters here after their meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and some other Indian leaders." The Telegraph of Calcutta has its coverage of the same story [right here.][4][Silly folks, cruel jokes, other news:][5] "So Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas is considering a run for president, is he?" writes Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks. "Well, isn't that a surprise. But my advice to the folks in Parker, Kan., Brownback's hometown, is they might want to wait on plans for the presidential library. The last time a U.S. senator won the White House was 1960, and some say the fix was in on that one."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][6] [1]: http://www.ljworld.com/section/citynews/story/193146 [2]: http://www.ljworld.com/section/citynews/story/193133 [3]: http://www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/20790.asp [4]: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050114/asp/nation/story_4252032.asp [5]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10640115.htm [6]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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