Rising GOP star announces Senate bid
January 29th, 2014
02:41 PM ET
3 months ago

Rising GOP star announces Senate bid

(CNN) – One's in and one's out.

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon officially announced his bid Wednesday for the U.S. Senate seat in his state that's opening up due to Sen. Tom Coburn's early retirement.
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Filed under: 2014 • Oklahoma • Tom Coburn
Race is on for open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma
January 20th, 2014
01:24 PM ET
3 months ago

Race is on for open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma

(CNN) - A two-term Republican congressman and rising star in the GOP announced Monday that he's running in a special election this year for the U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma that's opening up due to Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement.

The move by Rep. James Lankford follows by a day the announcements from two other Oklahoma Republicans that they would not be making Senate bids.

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Filed under: Oklahoma • Senate • Tom Coburn
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to retire
January 17th, 2014
07:15 AM ET
3 months ago

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to retire

(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current congressional session, ending his six-year term two years early.

The Oklahoma Republican, 65, has been battling cancer.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Oklahoma • Senate • Tom Coburn
NTSB: Inhofe's son reported engine out before plane crash
November 19th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
5 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
Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion
November 12th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
5 months ago

Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion

Washington (CNN) - Oklahoma lost another round in its effort to restrict abortions when the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a case that would force women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first.

The justices, without comment, refused to accept the state's appeal over HB 2780, which would require healthcare providers to perform an ultrasound scan before terminating a woman's pregnancy.

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Filed under: Abortion • Oklahoma • Supreme Court
Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions
November 4th, 2013
10:02 AM ET
5 months ago

Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a pending appeal from Oklahoma officials who were defending a state law limiting abortions performed with medicine instead of surgery.

The law would have regulated the ability of doctors to prescribe a medication regime - using RU-486 pills - to terminate early pregnancies, and make it a crime to deviate from the federal government-approved dosage and time limits on the drugs.

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Filed under: Abortion • Oklahoma • Supreme Court
Oklahoma gov.: Would be 'nice' if Obama spoke on 'thrill kill' murder
August 25th, 2013
12:29 PM ET
8 months 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.
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Filed under: Mary Fallin • Oklahoma
August 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama plans to embrace a hero at the White House

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said he plans to invite Antoinette Tuff to visit the White House.

Tuff is the hero bookkeeper who talked a suspect into surrendering during a Georgia school shooting Tuesday.
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Filed under: Oklahoma • President Obama
Majority want federal funds for disasters, regardless of cost
May 29th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
11 months ago

Majority want federal funds for disasters, regardless of cost

Washington (CNN) - Nearly six in ten Americans say the federal government should provide funds to states slammed by natural disasters without having to cut spending in other areas of the budget, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-nine percent of people questioned in a Washington Post/Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday say federal emergency aid does not need to be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget, as some GOP lawmakers have urged. Nearly seven in ten Democrats, 57% of independents, and even 52% of Republicans questioned agree.
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Filed under: FEMA • Oklahoma • Superstorm Sandy
Obama to Oklahoma: 'We've got your back'
May 26th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama to Oklahoma: 'We've got your back'

(CNN) - Oklahomans have the nation behind them as they struggle to bounce back from tornadoes that tore through the state last week, President Barack Obama said Sunday in the devastated city of Moore.

"As fellow Americans, we're going to be there as shelter from the storm for the people of Moore who have been impacted," he said, "and when we say that we've got your back, I promise you that we keep our word."

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Filed under: Oklahoma • President Obama
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