Inconsistencies from both sides in Bergdahl release
June 4th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
3 months ago

Inconsistencies from both sides in Bergdahl release

Warsaw, Poland (CNN) - The partisan feud erupting between the White House and Republican critics over the release of former POW Bowe Bergdahl has revealed inconsistencies on both sides of the debate.

Late Tuesday, Democratic supporters of President Barack Obama’s decision to trade five Guantanamo detainees for Bergdahl’s freedom began circulating quotes from several GOP lawmakers who initially supported efforts to free the Army sergeant but who later criticized the swap.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Dianne Feinstein • Jim Inhofe • John McCain • Kelly Ayotte • President Obama
NTSB: Inhofe's son reported engine out before plane crash
November 19th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
9 months ago

NTSB: Inhofe's son reported engine out before plane crash

Washington (CNN) – The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe radioed that he was having control problems with his twin-engine airplane and that one of the engines had shut down shortly before the plane crashed November 10, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa and the only person on the plane, died in the Owasso, Oklahoma, crash.

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Filed under: Jim Inhofe • Oklahoma
Sen. Inhofe describes 'horrible loss' following son's death
November 18th, 2013
03:21 PM ET
9 months ago

Sen. Inhofe describes 'horrible loss' following son's death

(CNN) - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke of his "horrible loss" eight days ago when his son died in a plane crash earlier this month.

The Oklahoma Republican addressed the Senate floor Monday, thanking the Senate chaplain, Berry Black, and Majority Leader Harry Reid for their kind words following the incident.
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Filed under: Jim Inhofe
Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash
November 12th, 2013
08:54 AM ET
9 months ago

Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash

Updated 6:26 p.m. ET, 11/12/2013

(CNN) - The son of Sen. James Inhofe was killed in a plane crash on Sunday, the senator's office confirmed.

Dr. Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon, was killed when the plane he was aboard crashed near Owasso, Oklahoma.

Inhofe's office, while not releasing a comment from the family, sent out an email Tuesday with a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety confirming the identity of the victim.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the crash is currently under investigation.
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Filed under: Jim Inhofe
Inhofe to seek re-election
August 7th, 2013
11:04 AM ET
1 year ago

Inhofe to seek re-election

(CNN) - Republican James Inhofe, the senior senator from Oklahoma, announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election next year.

Inhofe made the announcement on KRMG, a Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station.
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Filed under: Jim Inhofe
Military chiefs oppose removing commanders from sexual assault probes
June 4th, 2013
10:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Military chiefs oppose removing commanders from sexual assault probes

(CNN) - Calling sexual assault in the military "an enemy to morale and readiness," Sen. James Inhofe urged his colleagues on the Senate Armed Services committee to tread carefully in tackling the issue.

Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, said he is opposed to any legislation "removing commanders from their indispensable roles" in the military justice system and noted that military and civilian courts are different animals because members of the military do not enjoy the same rights as civilians.

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Filed under: Jim Inhofe • Military • Senate
May 21st, 2013
12:19 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN Exclusive: Oklahoma senators on disaster relief funding

(CNN) - Facing questions on his position about federal disaster aid Tuesday, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma confirmed he would want to offset any relief money with cuts to other parts of the budget but quickly added now was not the time do be discussing such matters.

"It's insensitive to even talk about it now," Coburn said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Capitol Hill. "It just shows the crassness of Washington versus the sensitivity that we need to have."
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Filed under: IRS • Jim Inhofe • Oklahoma • Tom Coburn
May 21st, 2013
09:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Inhofe: 'This thing was huge'

(CNN) – Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Tuesday morning there was "still a lot of uncertainty" in the aftermath of the disastrous tornado that barreled through Moore, Oklahoma.

But one thing he knows for sure is the area has a long way to go in terms of recovery and emphasized a need to raise a lot of money in the wake of the storm.
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Filed under: Jim Inhofe • Oklahoma
No deadlock over headlocks
February 15th, 2013
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

No deadlock over headlocks

(CNN) - They wrangle over nearly everything else, but members of Congress from both parties have found agreement on one topic: Olympic wrestling.

Senators and representatives from both parties stood in agreement Friday against the International Olympic Committee's decision to take wrestling to the mat, eliminating the sport from the games starting in 2020. They introduced resolutions urging the IOC to reinstate it and called on the United States Olympic Committee to "work actively to reverse this decision."
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Filed under: Al Franken • Chuck Grassley • Jim Inhofe • Sherrod Brown • Tim Walz • Tom Harkin
Sen. Inhofe says he'll oppose Hagel
January 15th, 2013
10:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Inhofe says he'll oppose Hagel

(CNN) – Sen. Jim Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has pledged to oppose President Barack Obama's nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of the Defense Department after a sit-down with Hagel on Tuesday.

"We had a very cordial meeting today in which we discussed his nomination," the Republican senator from Oklahoma said in a statement. "Unfortunately, as I told him during our meeting today, we are simply too philosophically opposed on the issues for me to support his nomination."
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Department of Defense • Jim Inhofe
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