If you’re going to be in Washington, DC between March 22 and May 4, you will have the opportunity to see the John Hay copy of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Here is information from the Library of Congress:
The Library of Congress will display the John Hay copy of the Gettysburg Address for six weeks, from March 22 to May 4, in its “Civil War in America” exhibition. The Library also will extend the exhibition from its original closing date of June 1, 2013 to Jan.…
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The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Justice Department another month to submit its arguments about whether 1st Lt. Michael Behenna should get a new trial and now has until April 29. Behenna was convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone for killing an Iraqi man linked to the roadside bombing that killed two members of Behenna’s platoon.
The highest military appeals court upheld Behenna’s conviction last summer. Behenna is asking the Supreme Court to review his case.…
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The Hill newspaper has a piece today about an interview with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, on Laura Ingraham’s radio program.…
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Statement from the President on His Holiness Pope Francis
On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy. As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years—that in each other we see the face of God.…
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Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, issued a statement Wednesday about the killing of SSgt Rex Schad, an Edmond native shot in Afghanistan on Monday during a firefight started by a man dressed as a member of the Afghan police force. Schad graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 2005.
“I am grieved by the loss of another Oklahoma son in Afghanistan,” said Lankford.
“Our hearts are broken to learn that SSgt. Rex Schad was taken from his family at such a young age while bravely serving his country in a hostile environment.…
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Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, is trying to help people submit public comments to the U.S. State Department regarding the proposal to build the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude from Canada to Nebraska.
The State Department is taking public comments until April 22.
Mullin has provided electronic and physical addresses for submitting comments on his website.
“The details on public comment are available on the State Department’s web site, but that can be difficult to navigate.…
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The Honey Springs Battlefield in McIntosh and Muskogee Counties has been designated as national historic landmark, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced Monday.
The Civil War battlefield was one of 13 national historic landmarks announced.
“These national historic landmark designations span more than two centuries of our country’s history, from 17th century architecture to a Civil War battlefield to a 19th century-Kentucky whiskey distillery that continued to operate through the Prohibition era,” Salazar said.…
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Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, and Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, voted against confirming John Brennan as head of the CIA on Thursday. Coburn said he was incorrectly listed by the Senate clerk as voting for Brennan.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, on Thursday expressed support for the filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on Wednesday about the administration’s policy on using drones against American citizens on U.S. soil. Here is his statement:
“Last night’s effort by Sen. Rand Paul was a reminder that the Obama Administration continues to put forth controversial nominees and is failing on another campaign promise to bring transparency to the White House. Similar to Paul’s 13 hours on the floor, I led the effort to block the nomination of Chuck Hagel for 13 days.…
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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is among the Republican senators invited to have dinner with President Barack Obama at a Washington hotel, Coburn’s press secretary said.
The president has been reaching out to GOP senators this week to talk about a major deficit reduction deal. Coburn was among those called by the president.
According to The Washington Post, these are the GOP senators expected to attend the dinner:
John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Ronald H. Johnson (Wis.), Patrick J.…
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