The two petitions filed on the White House web site last month seeking Oklahoma’s peaceful withdrawal from the union have been removed for not garnering enough support in 30 days. The rules for the We the People petition site require that a petition get at least 25,000 signatures within 30 days. One of the petitions seeking Oklahoma’s withdrawal was started on Nov. 10 and the other was started on Nov. 11. At one time after the Nov. 6 election, there were petitions from all 50 states.…
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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE TRIBAL NATIONS CONFERENCE
U.S. Department of the Interior
3:15 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you so much. Everybody, please, please have a seat.
Thank you, Brian, for that wonderful introduction. Thanks to all the members of Congress and members of my administration who are here. And I want to give a special shout-out to Senator Danny Akaka, who has been such a tireless advocate for Native Americans throughout his career.…
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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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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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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday that Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, would not be a “fitting replacement” for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to leave the Obama administration.
Inhofe said, “During her time as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Rice has been the Obama administration’s point person in pursuing liberal causes that threaten U.S. sovereignty. She has also not been an effective diplomat or manager at the U.N.…
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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
1:08 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much.
(Applause.) Thank you very much, everybody. Everybody, please have a seat. (Applause.)
Well, good afternoon, everybody. Now that those of us on the campaign trail have had a chance to get a little sleep — (laughter) — it’s time to get back to work. And there is plenty of work to do.
As I said on Tuesday night, the American people voted for action, not politics as usual.…
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If President Barack Obama is to win one of Oklahoma’s 77 counties on Tuesday, where would it be?
Here are the counties where he did the best in 2008:
Cherokee County, 44 percent
Muskogee County, 42.5 percent
Oklahoma County, 42 percent
Comanche County, 41 percent
McIntosh County, 40 percent…
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… since the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. It will be just a few days until the third and last one. Here are the details for Monday’s debate:
TOPICS FOR THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANNOUNCED BY MODERATOR
Bob Schieffer, moderator of the third 2012 presidential debate, has selected the topics for that debate, which is on foreign policy. Mr. Schieffer stated:
Subject to possible changes because of news developments, here are the topics for the October 22 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
America’s role in the world
Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
Red Lines – Israel and Iran
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World
The debate will be held on Monday, October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.…
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Three prominent Oklahomans visited the White House and Capitol Hill on Monday to urge Senate confirmation of federal judicial nominees. The process of approving judges to the federal bench often slows in the months leading up to a presidential election as lawmakers from the party out of power sometimes stall action in hopes that they’ll win the White House and get a chance to replace the nominees with their own.
Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webber, former Seminole Nation Chief Enoch Kelly Haney and Jeremy Aliason, executive director of the National Native American Bar Association, went first to the White House to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder and White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler about the vacancy rate.…
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