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Lankford Leads Central American Countries Fact-finding Tour »

Congressman Lankford’s Office Over Labor Day weekend, Congressman James Lankford led a bipartisan group of House Members to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to gain a first-hand perspective of the circumstances…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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GOP Victory Tour 2014 »

Governor Fallin headed up a Victory Tour 2014 event today with Senator Jim Inhofe, 5th District congressional nominee Steve Russell and senatorial nominee Congressman James Lankford. They kicked off the…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Candidates Use Facebook In Campaigns »

Which candidates have the most followers on Facebook? Muskogee Politico’s Jamison Faught has the data: http://nblo.gs/ZzNt3…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lankford Leads Central American Countries Fact-finding Tour »

Rep. James Lankford

Congressman Lankford’s Office Over Labor Day weekend, Congressman James Lankford led a bipartisan group of House Members to El Salvador, Guatemala…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

GOP Victory Tour 2014 »

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Governor Fallin headed up a Victory Tour 2014 event today with Senator Jim Inhofe, 5th District congressional nominee Steve Russell…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Quality Jobs Program Benefits McClendon Firm »

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Jerry Bohnen Oklahoma Energy Today Oklahoma City oilman Aubrey McClendon’s newly-formed American Energy Partners company is getting financial assistance from…

Sep 2 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Noted Quote: Flawed By Ignorance »

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“One of the saddest aspects of contemporary journalism–I worked on great newspapers for 38 years–is that almost no one on…

Sep 1 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Ferguson: Debunking The ‘Reporting’ Myths »

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Confused by all the “reporting” about the Ferguson, Missouri shooting? Here’s an analytical review of the facts: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/stephen-hunter-thoughts-on-ferguson.php…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Hobson Again Arrested On Alcohol Complaint »

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Norman Transcript LEXINGTON — Former state Senate President Pro Tem Cal Hobson has again been arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on an alcohol-related complaint. Lexington police arrested Hobson Saturday morning and booked him into the Cleveland County Detention Center at 11:23…

Aug 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Danny George Faces Sex Crime Complaints »

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Tulsa World OWASSO – A 1980s member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives is jailed on three sex crime complaints after Owasso police completed a monthlong sting operation, authorities announced Tuesday. Danny Bruce George, 61, is accused of soliciting a minor for prostitution, sexual battery…

Aug 29 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Pruitt To Appeal Scholarship Program Ruling »

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Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday he would appeal a ruling that invalidated a portion of the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program, which allows parents of children with disabilities to obtain scholarship money from the state to fund their child’s attendance at a school of…

Aug 28 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Kern Donations Listed »

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Steve and Sally Kern, longtime Republican Party activists, also have been donors to numerous candidates and the state party: http://www.capitolbeatok.com/reports/steve-kern-and-his-wife-contribute-thousands-of-dollars-to-republican-party…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Oklahomans For Life Presents Voting Information »

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Oklahomans For Life The Runoff Election will be held across Oklahoma tomorrow. Pro-life voters can get up-to-date information about candidates’ positions on pro-life legislation by going to our website, www.OkForLife.org, and clicking on “Candidate Surveys” at the top of the home page. To learn your…

Aug 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

An Analysis Of The SD40 Race »

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The Senate District 40 primary runoff has become a watched race: http://www.capitolbeatok.com/reports/political-neophyte-backs-democrats-garners-dark-money-and-wants-to-be-gop-state-senate-nominee…

Aug 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Hofmeister Criticizes Rush To Penalize Oklahoma As Premature

Republican schools superintendent nominee Joy Hofmeister today criticized the Obama Administration’s penalization of Oklahoma for its repeal of Common Core. Here’s her statement: “In revoking our ESEA Waiver before the current academic standards review process could…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Hickman, Nelson Criticize Federal No Child Left Behind Action As ‘Punitive’

House Media Division Oklahoma House leaders expressed disappointment today after learning the federal government will pursue a punitive course of action following Oklahoma’s repeal of Common Core State Standards earlier this year. Oklahoma officials received a…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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$52.7 Million In Tobacco Trust Earnings Certified

Treasurer’s Office The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors has certified $52.7 million in earnings for use in the coming year to fund prevention and reduction of tobacco use and other health issues, State…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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No Deal: No Child Left Behind

Federal officials said today that Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind Act is flawed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-denied-extension-of-no-child-left-behind-waiver/article_01a04698-69d4-5527-8a80-f370f1816f28.html…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Tom Spencer Takes Retirement System Post

DeWayne McAnally, chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), announced that Executive Director Tom Spencer is leaving OPERS to take over as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Noted Quote: Flawed By Ignorance

“One of the saddest aspects of contemporary journalism–I worked on great newspapers for 38 years–is that almost no one on staff knows a single fact about things that go bang in the night. Some can’t tell…

Sep 1 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin: Feds To Close Sill Facility

Governor Fallin today received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Fort Sill facility for illegal immigrant minors will be closed on Friday, August 8. The facility has been holding…

Aug 4 2014 / Read More »
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Sill Secrecy Frustrates Lawton Mayor

Lawton’s mayor says government secrecy about the illegal immigrant juveniles being held at Ft. Sill is frustrating: http://newsok.com/questions-remain-about-program-to-house-unaccompanied-immigrant-children-at-fort-sill/article/5102694…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
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Fallin Disagrees With Appeals Court Action

Governor Fallin today issued the following statement in response to a ruling from 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. “In 2004, voters…

Jul 18 2014 / Read More »
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Hofmeister Criticizes Rush To Penalize Oklahoma As Premature

Republican schools superintendent nominee Joy Hofmeister today criticized the Obama Administration’s penalization of Oklahoma for its repeal of Common Core. Here’s her statement: “In revoking our ESEA Waiver before the current academic standards review process could…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Hickman, Nelson Criticize Federal No Child Left Behind Action As ‘Punitive’

House Media Division Oklahoma House leaders expressed disappointment today after learning the federal government will pursue a punitive course of action following Oklahoma’s repeal of Common Core State Standards earlier this year. Oklahoma officials received a…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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No Deal: No Child Left Behind

Federal officials said today that Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind Act is flawed: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/oklahoma-denied-extension-of-no-child-left-behind-waiver/article_01a04698-69d4-5527-8a80-f370f1816f28.html…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Pruitt To Appeal Scholarship Program Ruling

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday he would appeal a ruling that invalidated a portion of the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program, which allows parents of children with disabilities to obtain scholarship money from the state…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Educational Choice Champions Prevail

Candidates who have championed educational choice were winners in Tuesday’s elections: http://www.federationforchildren.org/educational-choice-champions-prevail-oklahoma-run-elections/…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
Congress Rep. James Lankford

Lankford Leads Central American Countries Fact-finding Tour

Congressman Lankford’s Office Over Labor Day weekend, Congressman James Lankford led a bipartisan group of House Members to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to gain a first-hand perspective of the circumstances facing families in Central America who…

Sep 2 2014 / Read More »
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Russell Beat Douglas In Her Home Town

Edmond Sun Edmond voters added to former state Sen. Steve Russell’s resounding victory Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District over Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas. Registered voters in Edmond cast 4,076 ballots…

Aug 31 2014 / Read More »
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Inhofe Dove Hunt Scheduled September 5

Oklahoma Energy Today Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s preparing to pull out the shotgun again. Not to take aim and pepper some Democratic colleagues in the Senate but at dove in southwestern Oklahoma. It’s time for…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Russell Wins 5th District Runoff

Steve Russell defeated Patrice Douglas in the race for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th District. Russell won 59-41 percent.  …

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »
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Russell Won Absentee, Early Voting Ballots

Early voting results have Steve Russell with a 13 percent lead over opponent Patrice Douglas, the lead fueled n part by Russell’s strong showing in absentee and early voting ballots. Russell won absentees 1,188 to 946 and…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

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