Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, one of the top-ranking Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday that he would support CIA Director Leon Panetta’s nomination to replace Robert Gates as defense secretary. Panetta appeared before the Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
“I had the honor to work with Leon Panetta in the U.S. House of Representatives, and look forward to once again working with him as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.
“His long record of public service is impeccable and I have the utmost confidence that he will successfully guide our nation’s military as they continue to fight terror overseas.…
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Charlie Cook, a savvy and well-respected analyst of political races, put the 2nd District congressional seat being vacated next year by Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, in the “leans Republican” category. Much of his argument is based on the assumption that former Congressman Brad Carson, who is expected to run for the Democratic nomination, would be his party’s nominee. That’s a big assumption. Carson, of Claremore, who gave up the seat to run for the Senate and was beaten by Tom Coburn, may be facing former state Sen.…
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Rep. Dan Boren has done everything he could to distance himself from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, and President Barack Obama.
But both issued gracious statements about the Muskogee Democrat on Tuesday after Boren announced that he would not run again in 2012.
“On behalf of the entire House Democratic Caucus, I thank Congressman Dan Boren for his service in Congress, his unwavering commitment to his constituents and his leadership on behalf of fiscal responsibility and the interests of rural Americans.…
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Several legislators who use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter say they are effective ways to communicate with constituents.
Some said they were apprehensive when U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said last week that his Twitter account had been hacked and someone sent a lewd photograph of himself to a woman. Weiner admitted Monday that he had sent the picture.
In Oklahoma, several officials or their staff frequently change passwords and monitor the accounts to delete any inappropriate names of followers or content posted by followers.…
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Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, was back in Washington on Thursday after missing several votes this week because of an injured ankle. Lucas’ office said there was nothing broken but declined to provide details about the injury.…
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