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Senator Coburn's Obamacare Moment: What It Tells Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The decision made by Senator Coburn was a difficult one. He took the last option and decided to pay cash to continue his care with his former oncologist. And even more courageously, he made his story and decision public.

Budget Offsets to Pay for Tornado Relief: End Subsidies to Oil Companies

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Ending oil industry subsidies to pay for clean-up and restitution from a climate catastrophe feels fitting. It will raise the money to satisfy Coburn, and make a point that cannot be overemphasized.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senator Cites Zombie Apocalypse In Waste Report | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are zombie banks, the zombie apocalypse, and now, according to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), zombie homeland security programs that s...

Grover Norquist Targets Senate Republican's Donation To Democrat

The Hill | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative anti-tax group, is taking shots at Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) for donating to Senate Democrat Joe Manchin of W...

GOP Senator Recovering From Procedure To Treat Prostate Cancer

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

A spokesman says U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer in Tulsa. CNN re...

Zach Carter

Patent Reform Bill Passes Congress After Final Round Of Votes On Special Interest Favors | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the U.S. Senate passed patent reform legislation by a vote of 89 to 9 on Thursday evening, paving the way for the bill to b...

Zach Carter

Patent Reform Refuses To Die, Congress Keeps Cashing In | Zach Carter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The patent reform bill cleared a filibuster on Tuesday by a vote of 93 to 5. WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless congressional circus known...

Spy vs. Spy As Hackers Square Off Over DC Dirty Tricks

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Kreig

Famous political reporters typically voice bromides about public moods or trends without probing the arsenal of dirty tricks the pros can use to change public perceptions.

Ben Craw

Bill O'Reilly Defends Lie By Lying Some More (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday we presented a highlight reel showing all the times people on Fox News had claimed that you could go to prison if you don't buy government-m...

Ben Craw

O'Reilly vs. Coburn: The Video Evidence (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday night's installment of "The O'Reilly Factor", Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went after Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for a comment Coburn made at...

Tom Coburn Defends Nancy Pelosi, Criticizes Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not been getting a lot of praise from Republicans lately, especially after she helped shepherd the passage of health ca...

The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by th...

Senators Want to Create Public Earmark Database

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and a bipartisan group of Senators will propose legislation Tuesday to create a new, centralized earmark database to provide...

Republican Health Care Plan: Think of All the Paper We Save!

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Anyone can argue for life. But John McCain is fighting for an insurance system that effectively kills 45,000 uninsured Americans each year. Now t...

Coburn Spoiling for Health Care Fight: "An Opposition Within The Opposition"

New York Times | MARK LEIBOVICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Tom Coburn's office is the rare Capitol Hill work space without a "me wall" -- the display of photographs of a lawmaker standing beside presid...

Coburn Backs "Death Panel" Rumor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) joined a growing chorus of Republicans who have endorsed claims that health care reform will lead to "death panels" for the ...

Senator Leahy's Letter to the G.A.O., the Investigative Arm of the U.S. Congress

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

The letter to the G.A.O., the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, now over a year old, was sent by U.S. Senators Leahy, Bayh and Lugar following the disappearance of the Bayh Amendment.

Sen. Tom Coburn Is Unlikely Supporter Of Tobacco Ban

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican senator who is also a doctor is calling for a new era of Prohibition -- outlawing cigarette smoking and other tobacco use....

Tom Coburn: Holder 'Doesn't Believe In Second Amendment'

The Hill | Eric Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said this week that the administration will try "all sorts of things" to chip away at the individual right to own a gun, war...