U.S. Sen. Tom Carper gave Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett a chance to take a dig at former Tulsa Mayor Jim Inhofe on Wednesday, and Cornett didn’t hesitate to grab it.
Carper, D-Delaware, well aware that Inhofe, now a U.S. senator, had served as mayor of Tulsa, asked Cornett at a committee hearing in Washington:
“Thinking of the past mayors of, like, larger cities in Oklahoma, have any of them ever turned out well? Can you think of anyone who ever amounted to much?”
Apparently thinking Carper was just referring to Oklahoma City, Cornett said, “I’m fortunate to have a long string of promising mayors that preceded me, absolutely.”
Carper said, “Alright, alright.…
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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, praised the selection of state Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, as the House speaker designate. If all goes as planned, Shannon would be speaker of the state House of Representatives in early 2013.
Cole and Shannon are both citizens of the Chickasaw Nation. Shannon once served on Cole’s staff.
“I am enormously pleased and proud that the Oklahoma House of Representatives has selected T.W. Shannon as their next Speaker,” Cole said in a prepared statement.
“As someone who knows and has worked closely with T.W., I am not surprised that his colleagues have recognized his character, integrity and leadership abilities.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, who was one of the main drivers of legislation aimed at sending U.S. troops to Africa to help African governments capture or kill Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, responded Monday to some of the backlash against President Barack Obama’s announcement that 100 troops would be deployed to central Africa. In his comments, Inhofe mentions Rush Limbaugh.
Since Obama’s announcement, some commentators have linked the policy to the president. But Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation last year seeking the involvement.…
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, who released a report, Back in Black, in July on how to save $9 trillion in deficits over the next ten years, is seeking public input on how to make the cuts. You can vote here on the senator’s survey.…
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