U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, a vocal critic of the health care law nearing its 2nd anniversary, released a report on Tuesday with Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barasso that examines some of the impacts and potential “side effects.”
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Politico has a story on its website about tweets sent by actor Alec Baldwin about Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa.…
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The White House released details for the state dinner Wednesday in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha. The main course is Bison Wellington. Mumford and Sons and John Legend will provide the entertainment.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces _ the military’s highest appeals court _ has set oral arguments for April 23 in the case of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.
The arguments will be held at the court’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Behenna, an Edmond native now serving a 15-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was convicted of killing an Iraqi man that Behenna suspected of terrorism. Behenna was questioning the man when he shot him and claimed self-defense at his trial.…
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All seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional district sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood promoting Southwest Airlines proposal for a direct flight from Oklahoma City to Washington, DC. The lawmakers cite several reasons, including the large federal presence in Oklahoma City that requires travel to and from the nation’s capital. Of course, there is also the fact that members of Congress must fly frequently between Oklahoma City and Washington.
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U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has scheduled town hall meetings next week in Oklahoma farm country.
Here’s where he’ll be:
THURSDAY, MARCH 15:
Woodward Town Hall Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
High Plains Technology Center, Seminar Room
3921 34th Street
Beaver Town Hall Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First Security Bank
15 South Douglas Street
Guymon Town Hall Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Texas County OSU Extension Office
301 North Main Street
FRIDAY, MARCH 16:
Boise City Town Hall Meeting
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, who has been pushing for several years for the capture of Lords Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, is featured in the new video Kony 2012, made by Jason Russell of the group Invisible Children. The video about the Ugandan leader who has kidnapped children and forced them to fight in his army, has gone viral in the last few days, drawing millions of viewers around the world.
Inhofe’s Facebook page has links to Senate speeches that Inhofe has made about Kony and the LRA.…
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The Oklahoma State Election Board has a much-improved format for election results and you can see the results from Tuesday here. It is easy now to find county numbers and the vote is broken out by congressional district as well, which is important for the presidential primaries because some delegates are allotted by those districts. There are new viewing options, such as multi-county results. Hats off to State Election Board secretary Paul Ziriax for the expanded format.…
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced the backing of several Oklahoma state legislators, including Rep. Sally Kern, of Oklahoma City. Here are the endorsements announced by Santorum:
Josh Brecheen (Duran/Tishomingo)
Mike Schultz (Clinton/Weatherford)
Patrick Anderson (Enid/Hennessey)
Gary Stanislawski (Tulsa)
Anthony Sykes (Duncan/Blanchard)
Pam Peterson (Tulsa)
Sally Kern (Oklahoma City)
Steve Martin (Nowata/Dewey)
Shawn Roberts (Pawhuska/Skiatook)
Mike Reynolds (Moore)
David Derby (Owasso/Catoosa)
David Brumbaugh (Tulsa)
Dennis Johnson (Duncan)
Mark McCullough (Creek County)…
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In a front page story on Friday, a Washington Post reporter gives his view of life in Washington, Oklahoma as Super Tuesday nears.…
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