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TheChat: Dr. Milton Wolf, Sen. Jerry Moran go face-to-face in Wamego

Wolf confronts Sen. Jerry Moran (right) in Wamego
Wolf confronts Sen. Jerry Moran (right) in Wamego

Good morning.

▪ “I’m pleased that you’re exonerated.” — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran to Dr. Milton Wolf on Monday in Wamego, Kan., adding that the state needs all the doctors it can get.

So much for Wolf’s big confrontation with Moran over what Moran knew about a Kansas Board of Healing Arts probe of Wolf over Facebook posts now several years old. It didn’t appear that Wolf drew any blood. It also remains unclear if Wolf will challenge Moran in the 2016 GOP Senate primary as he did Sen. Pat Roberts last year.

▪  “Those who terrorize communities with gunfire and commit violence against police officers are criminals, and their reprehensible acts must not be allowed to silence the voices of peace and progress.” — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday on violence in Ferguson earlier in the day.

Nixon called the violence “a sad turn of events,” and he’s right. Dozens of arrests. More violence. A life hanging in the balance. Peace will not come easily to Ferguson.

▪ “He has Akin-esque qualities in terms of his mouth.” — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on “Meet the Press” discussing The Donald.

At least, McCaskill added, former Congressman Todd Akin, whom she defeated in the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Missouri, was sincere. Of Trump, she said the real estate mogul is “bluff and bluster. And I don’t think the things he says are rooted in anything other than a demand for attention.” (link via

▪ “She should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth.” — Trump on Monday talking about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who asked Trump some tough questions in last week’s first GOP presidential debate.

He’s just not stopping.