Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, told the Oklahoman on Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, rather than as an endangered one. Inhofe got the news from the agency’s director Friday morning.
Inhofe, state legislators and private interests have been working to keep the bird off the endangered species list because of the impact the listing could have on energyproduction, farming and ranching and road construction in western Oklahoma.
Inhofe said it was “very good news” and a testament to the work done by a coalition in Oklahoma.…
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Here is information on decorations in each of the rooms and a recipe for White House Honey Tea Lollipops.
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Classic interviews with music icons conducted by former record label president Joe Smith have been posted by the Library of Congress. The interviews can be found here.
Smith conducted interviews with more than 200 performers, producers and industry leaders in an effort to document the oral history of popular music, the Library of Congress said in a news release on Wednesday.
Here is more information from the Library:
In June 2012, Smith donated the collection of recordings to the Library of Congress—a tremendous assembly of primary-source oral histories covering perhaps the most important 50 years of popular music, nationally and internationally.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, reiterated his opposition to UN Ambassador Susan Rice as a possible replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Rice met with some Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss the comments she made after the attack at the Libyan consul in Benghazi. Inhofe, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, was not part of the meeting. But he released a statement afterward:
“As I said before, UN Ambassador Susan Rice is not a fitting replacement to be Secretary of State.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a frequent critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, said at a Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday that the reelection of President Barack Obama will make it difficult to defeat some of the regulations under consideration by the agency.
Inhofe joined with leaders of the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank that promotes free-market solutions to social and economic issues, to deliver petitions signed by about 16,000 people. The petitions call on Congress to rein in the agency and say, in part, “Whereas, regulators at the EPA, having lost their war to scare America into giving them legislation that would allow them to seize control of virtually all energy production and use, are perverting the Clean Air law to give themselves unprecedented powers to regulate American society.”
Inhofe said the agency is currently crafting regulations that would regulate oil and gas drilling, the boilers used by manufacturers and farm dust.…
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Markwayne Mullin, a Westville Republican who was elected to replace Rep. Dan Boren in Congress, plans to hit all 26 counties in the 2nd congressional district next week to hear from people before he takes office in January.
“I’m very proud of the campaign we ran and am eager to begin the work I was elected to do,” Mullin said. “As I traveled the District during the 18 months of campaigning I found many people who were as fed up as I was.…
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following Thanksgiving Day statement:
“I continue to be thankful for the opportunity and the honor to serve as Oklahoma’s governor, as well as for my wonderful family and friends.
“Like Americans everywhere, I am also thankful that we live in a nation that cherishes liberty and for the brave men and women of our military who protect our freedoms.
“As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I’m wishing all Oklahomans a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday season.”…
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THE WHITE HOUSE
THANKSGIVING DAY, 2012
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On Thanksgiving Day, Americans everywhere gather with family and friends to recount the joys and blessings of the past year. This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we have shared, grateful for the God-given bounty that enriches our lives. As many pause to lend a hand to those in need, we are also reminded of the indelible spirit of compassion and mutual responsibility that has distinguished our Nation since its earliest days.…
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In an interview with FOX News host Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin explained why she didn’t want the state to set up a health care exchange and her decision to reject Medicaid expansion.
Here is a transcript provided by the show, “On the Record.”
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: Obamacare may be the law of the land but that is not stopping many Republican governors. They are still keeping up their fight.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is one of those governors, and Oklahoma is just one of the states refusing to create its own health care exchange.…
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It’s the week that brings out the rivalry even in Washington, DC:
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