Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has scheduled two public talks on Tuesday, one in Oklahoma City and one in Edmond:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Rockwell Plaza YMCA
8300 Glade Ave
Oklahoma City, 73132
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center
100 N. University Dr.
Democrat Tom Guild, Lankford’s general election opponent, has released a biographical web video …
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According to a story in The Washington Post, Oklahoma is one of 19 states in which there will be no exit polls on election day this year.
The polls include a lot of interesting detail about the characteristics of voters and the issues on their minds.…
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Jim Lehrer, the longtime PBS news anchor who is moderating the first presidential debate tonight, has written a series of mystery novels about an Oklahoma Lt. Governor named One-Eyed Mack. Here is the summary of one called “Crown Oklahoma”:
From Publishers Weekly
TV anchorman Lehrer of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour takes a dyspeptic view of the mass media in this slim picaresque fable. Its hero is One-Eyed Mack, swashbuckling if harried lieutenant-governor of Oklahoma who starred in Lehrer’s last novel, Kick the Can.…
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, was actually trying to praise Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, when he mentioned him in his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, but Oklahoma delegates booed anyway.
Here is what Van Hollen said:
“So when President Obama took office, the Republicans handed him the bill: projected deficits of trillions of dollars. Congressman Ryan, America is literally in your debt. So President Obama got to work.…
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has scheduled a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City for 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The congressman, who was in Tampa last week for the Republican National Convention, will provide updates on issues and take questions. The meeting will be held at:
South Oklahoma City Community College
College Union Rooms 2 & 3
7777 S. May Avenue
Meanwhile, Tom Guild, of Edmond, who is Lankford’s Democratic opponent this year, is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.…
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CHARLOTTE _ Many of Oklahoma’s delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention have arrived here for the Democratic National Convention, with more on the way. The convention starts Tuesday evening. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks that night.
On Sunday, some of the state’s top Democratic officials went to the Time Warner Cable Arena to work through some of the logistics. The first two nights of the convention are in the arena.
Christine Byrd, political director for the Oklahoma Democratic Party, David Scott, the IT Director, Dana Orwig, the vice-chairman of the state party, Trav Robertson, the executive director, and Betty McElderry, the state party’s national committeewoman, posed with U.S.…
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The campaign for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released excerpts of the speech he is to deliver Thursday night:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have – optimistic and positive and confident in the future.…
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Rep. Ron Paul didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. this week, but his movement was definitely represented through Oklahoma delegates and followers from other states. Paul’s son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, spoke at the convention Wednesday night, when the convention also showed this video:
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The first night of the Republican National Convention here ended punctually, about 10 p.m. central time, but some of the Oklahoma delegates didn’t make it back to their hotel a few miles away until 3 a.m., and it’s not because they were out partying.
Rather, they were waiting for buses or sitting on buses that were supposed to get the delegates from the Tampa Bay Times Forum to the various hotels in the Tampa area.
The system set up was for delegates to catch a shuttle bus from the forum, where the convention is being held, to the nearby football stadium, where they would then catch a bus running to their hotels and others in the immediate area.…
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Here is the transcript of Gov. Mary Fallin’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There were some minor changes.
President Ronald Reagan once said that “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe—like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe—that the potential for America is limitless.
We can – and we will – overcome any economic challenge IF government lets go of the regulatory chokehold zapping the air out of the economy and deflating the spirits of our entrepreneurs.…
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