Sen. Jim Inhofe’s book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, was released this week, published by WND Books. It chronicles Inhofe’s crusade against scientists, politicians and others who have proposed tighter limits on greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming.
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, has called man-made global warming a hoax.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has written a second book, called The Debt Bomb, which is set to be released on April 17 and published by Thomas Nelson.…
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich announced more Oklahoma endorsements on Wednesday. Here are the names announced by his campaign less than a week before Oklahoma voters go to the polls as part of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.
Republican Majority Leader Tad Jones (Claremore)
State Representative Todd Thompson (Ada)
State Representative Mike Jackson (Enid)
Former State Representative Robert Worthen (Oklahoma City)
State Senator Rob Johnson (Yukon)
Former Cleveland County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Curry
Former Oklahoma County Republican Party Chairman Steve Curry
State Senator Bryce Marlatt (Woodward)
State Representative Leslie Osborne (Chickasha)
State Representative Don Armes (Faxon)
State Representative Dan Kirby (Broken Arrow)
State Senator Greg Childers (Del City)
Norman City Councilman Hal Ezell
State Senator Kim David (Wagoner)
State Representative Colby Schwarz (Yukon) …
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Former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, a Republican who represented Oklahoma for 24 years and is now a Washington lobbyist, praised GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, saying:
“Conservatives propelled Mitt Romney to victory in Arizona and Michigan and they are supporting him in Oklahoma because he is the only candidate with private sector experience and a bold plan to get our economy back on track.
“Throughout the campaign, Mitt Romney has displayed the same steady and reliable leadership he has shown throughout his life in business, the Olympics, and as governor – Oklahomans have been waiting for this steady leadership in the White House.…
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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, unveiled the second annual report by the Government Accountability Office on overlapping and duplicative programs in the federal government.
Among the highlights in the report, according to Coburn’s office:
_ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.
There are 209 federal STEM education programs, administered by 13 different federal agencies, costing taxpayers more than $3 billion annually.
_ Department of Justice Grants
Since 2005, Congress has spent $30 billion in overlapping Department of Justice grants for crime prevention police and victims services from more than 200 DOJ grant programs, and $3.9 billion in grants just in 2010.…
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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum holds a two-to-one lead over former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gringrich in the Republican race as the Oklahoma presidential primary nears, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports.
According to the poll, Santorum has the support of 43 percent of likely Republican primary voters in Oklahoma, while Gingrich has support from 22 percent; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has 18 percent; and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas, has 7 percent.
Oklahoma’s presidential primary is on March 6.…
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The National Journal’s annual rankings of congressional voting records puts Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, at the top of the list of the most conservative in 2011. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, had the ninth-most conservative voting record.…
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Led by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, members of Congress from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for more information about how the Lesser Prairie Chicken became the focus of possible federal protection.
Lawmakers from the states sent a letter on Monday requesting that Salazar explain why the bird’s priority number underwent a “dramatic shift,” going from 8, which is low, to 2, in December 2008. That was in the last few weeks of former President George W.…
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A former Congressional Budget Office analyst, now a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, has written a piece praising the Medicare reform plan unveiled Thursday by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, and Richard Burr, R-North Carolina.…
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President Barack Obama is scheduled to announce changes Friday to the controversial policy requiring faith-based institutions to provide health insurance coverage that includes contraception.
Here is a White House fact sheet on the policy change:
FACT SHEET: Women’s Preventive Services and Religious Institutions
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans will cover women’s preventive services, including contraception, without charging a co-pay or deductible beginning in August, 2012. This new law will save money for millions of Americans and ensure Americans nationwide get the high-quality care they need to stay healthy.…
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Oklahoma is one of ten states that won’t have to comply with all of the requirements under the education law known as No Child Left Behind, a White House official confirmed Thursday morning. Oklahoma was among the first 11 states to apply for a waiver after the Obama administration announced last fall that it would relax some of the most controversial provisions.
More later when the official announcement is made, but here is the application Oklahoma submitted for the waiver.…
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