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James Lankford

GOP Pushes Education Department To Defend Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

If Dr. John King Jr. is confirmed to head the Department of Education, he can expect to spend the coming year defending to Republicans the agency's ha...

Blast From the Past: States Using 'Religious Freedom' to Justify Segregation

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has pledged to sign a bill today that would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against anyone they like, simply by claiming religious belief.

Jason Linkins

62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has "Takeaways" about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathe...

Steve Russell Wins Oklahoma Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Steve Russell defeated Democrat Al McAffrey in Tuesday's midterm election. Russell, a former state senator, and McAffrey, a current stat...

Oklahoma Senate Election Results: Jim Inhofe, Win 2014 Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) won re-election to the Senate in Oklahoma's midterm elections Tuesday, and James Lankford (R) won the special election to replace ...

Constance Johnson Loses Oklahoma Special Election For Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Constance Johnson was defeated by Republican James Lankford in the special election race for Senate in Oklahoma. Sen. Tom Coburn (R) annou...

James Lankford Wins Oklahoma Special Election Race For Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican James Lankford won the special election race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Lankford faced off against Democrat Constan...

Dear Oklahoma

Dillon Peña | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dillon Peña

I am elated that the Federal Courts are forcefully dragging you kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I know leadership in your state might, or might not, agree with this ruling, and the truth is, at one point my grandma's didn't either. But they came around.

Here's How James Lankford Could Bring Some Much-Needed Diversity To The Senate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

He may be a white male, but the new Republican U.S. Senate hopeful from Oklahoma could bring some much-needed color to the upper chamber -- at least a...

James Lankford Beats T.W. Shannon In Oklahoma GOP Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. James Lankford defeated former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon in the state GOP primary on Tuesday to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn...

Ted Cruz Makes Last-Minute Pitch In Close GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made a last-ditch pitch this week for Senate candidate T.W. Shannon, saying he would be a conservative fighter for Oklahoma if...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

GOP Congressman Announces Bid For Coburn's Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced Monday that he will run in the special election to fulfill the remainder of Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) term. ...

House Cancels Recess In Attempt To Avoid Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday bought themselves more ti...

WATCH: GOP Congressman Receives Verbal Beatdown From Constituent

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) felt the fury of one constituent at a town hall on Tuesday, when a man arose to grill the congressman over concerns abou...

In A Sea Of Suits, Skirts And Old White People, These Politicians Stand Out

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

There are 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives, and in a sea of suits, skirts and older white people, it can be difficult to tell one represen...

Why Do Some American Christians Heroize People Who Spew Ignorance?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

A lawmaker says something anti-gay while hiding behind the Bible, our community demands an apology, the lawmaker refuses to back down, and finally the lawmaker is looked upon by some as a hero for supposedly standing up for Biblical principal.

GOP Rep: It Should Be Legal To Fire Employees For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Freshman Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told ThinkProgress in a recent interview that he was against laws designed to protect employees from workplace ...

Ten Deep Thoughts on the All-Male Panel on My Vagina

Katie Halper | Posted 04.17.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

I'm really glad women aren't allowed to testify at this hearing, which is about their bodies. It's a dangerously slippery slope and I think we all know what comes next: box turtles are allowed to testify.

Jason Linkins

House Republican Says No Democrat Will Touch Jobs Bill That Was Introduced In The House By A Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

It seems that Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.) and the Daily Caller reporters who talk to him all need to get up to speed on current events. ...

Campaign Donors Called Upon For Expert Testimony

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The contributors' presence at the hearing -- first reported by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call -- does not violate congressional rules, but watch...

Oklahoma Election Results: James Lankford, Charles Thompson Defeat Challengers In GOP Congressional Runoffs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The longtime operator of a Christian youth camp has defeated a former member of the Oklahoma Legislature to win the Republican n...