Obama to make Keystone decision in next couple months
February 24th, 2014
02:15 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama to make Keystone decision in next couple months

Updated 3:33 p.m. ET, 2/24/2014

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will decide whether to go forward with the Keystone XL pipeline in the next couple months, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said on Monday.

"I did ask the President when we could anticipate a decision on the Keystone pipeline. I asked him if he could use his executive order power to do that, but finally he did come back and say that he anticipates an answer one way or the other in a couple of months," Fallin told reporters at a news conference after a meeting between governors and the President at the White House.

FULL POST


Filed under: Mary Fallin • Neil Abercrombie • President Obama
Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder
August 25th, 2013
12:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder

(CNN) – Oklahoma's Republican governor said Sunday it would be fitting for President Barack Obama to speak out on the murder of Christopher Lane, the Australian college student who was gunned down in a murder that police say was motivated only by boredom.

"I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that, particularly since the country of Australia has expressed their sentiments as to the murder itself," Gov. Mary Fallin said on "Fox News Sunday," adding she herself was planning to telephone Lane's parents when time differences between the United States and Australia allowed.
FULL POST


Filed under: Mary Fallin • Oklahoma
May 26th, 2013
09:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Okla. governor aims to cut red tape

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama heads to Oklahoma on Sunday for a firsthand look at the miles of debris left by last week’s tornado, the state’s governor says her chief request for the federal government is help plowing through regulatory hurdles.

“Basically what I need is the ability to get through red tape, the ability to get the FEMA funds in here quickly and to get the services that our citizens need to help them recover through this terrible disaster,” Gov. Mary Fallin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
FULL POST


Filed under: Mary Fallin • Oklahoma
Santorum, Bush, Paul to speak at GOP convention
August 7th, 2012
07:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum, Bush, Paul to speak at GOP convention

(CNN) - Rick Santorum, who emerged as Mitt Romney's fiercest competitor for the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at the Republican National Convention, a senior GOP official tells CNN.

The former Pennsylvania senator is one of four Republicans including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who will be announced Tuesday as primetime convention speakers. They join seven others who Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Monday would address the convention.

FULL POST

July 28th, 2010
08:05 AM ET
4 years ago

History made in Oklahoma

 Democrat Jari Askins (left) and Republican Mary Fallin (right) each secured their party’s nomination and will face off in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election.
Democrat Jari Askins (left) and Republican Mary Fallin (right) each secured their party’s nomination and will face off in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election.

(CNN) - Oklahomans will elect their first female governor come November, after two women secured their party's nomination in last night's gubernatorial primaries.

Lt. Gov. Jari Askins defeated her Democratic challenger, Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, by less than six-tenths of one percent of the vote, according to Oklahoma's State Election Board . Despite the razor-thin margin, Edmondson conceded the race and threw his support behind Askins.

As expected, Rep. Mary Fallin secured the Republican nomination, trouncing her three challengers and handily avoiding a runoff election.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2010 • Jari Askins • Mary Fallin • Oklahoma