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Tom Coburn

Coburn's Ensign Advice "Privileged"

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Thursday he would invoke privilege if asked about advice he gave to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., on handling an extramarit...

Coburn Urged Ensign To Pay Millions To Mistress

Las Vegas Sun | J. Patrick Coolican | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Hampton spoke publicly for the first time today about the affair his wife had with Sen. John Ensign, saying the Nevada Republican continued his p...

Sam Stein

Breast Feeding Debate Leaves Senators Grasping For Words (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some general awkwardness occurred during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Tuesday as a few uncomfortable lawmakers...

Florida Turtle Tunnel Protects Motorists Too

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Spending federal money to build a tunnel for turtles is not a fleecing of taxpayers. It's a wise solution to a pressing problem.

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan To Fix Conservatism At Conference In Virginia (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey! What a weekend for people in the D.C. area! Coming to the Birchmere is Charles Ross, acclaimed One Man Lord Of The Rings. I want to go to ther...

Want A Successful Stimulus? Reactivate Obama's Grassroots Operation in Cities

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Why not set up stimulus accountability outposts of the White House in cities? Obama came into office with a metro mandate and now is the time to claim it.

Getting Steamy About the Administration's Unrequited Love

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

America's mayors, as Politico puts its, are "steamed" about the White House's decision to pull hundreds of administration officials out of last weeken...

Tom Coburn's Annual STD Lecture For Interns In Danger

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) may have to skip his famous STD lecture to Capitol Hill interns this year, depriving hundreds of college students one of the...

A Better Way to Reform Health Care

Sen. Tom Coburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Coburn

Obama's health care could be his domestic Iraq, but worse. It's one thing to declare "Mission Accomplished" but something else to truly accomplish the mission.

The Detention Election Game

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne-Marie Cusac

Obama wants to win in November 2012. It's never too early for a campaigning Democrat to get tough on crime.

Wildlife Pays the Interest on Credit Card Reform

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

You're about 287 times more likely to be murdered, raped, robbed, or assaulted if you're outside a national park.

Ryan Grim

GOP Health Care Plan Lets Patients Choose To Spend Own Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party has a deal for you: Under the health care proposal the GOP released Wednesday, you are fully entitled to spend your own money in ...

The NRA Credit Card

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

President Obama and Congressional Democrats refused to fight Republicans and the NRA on a despicably unrelated amendment to the credit card reform bil...

GOP Sen. Coburn's "Friend Relationship" With Obama

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's something you don't see every day: Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.) stopping by the White House to catch up with his longtime friend, Preside...

Far-Right Sen. Tom Coburn Raises Virtually No Cash, Not Sure If He'll Run Again

NewsOK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn raised relatively little money in the first three months of the year as he continued to deliberate on whether to run for a second term...

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...

Evan Bayh "Agnostic" On Public Health Care

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) trashed the idea of including a new public health insurance plan as part of health care reform...

Ryan Grim

Whoops: Economic Forecast Wrong Within Weeks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The business of making long-term projections is generally a safe one: If you wind up on the wrong end of a forecast, enough time has often passed that...

Why Isn't Senator Coburn Going After This Wasteful Spending?

William A. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William A. Smith

Noticeably absent from Coburn or McCain's list of suggested cuts is the failed abstinence-only-until-marriage funding that remains in the bill.

Catholic Extremists Swiftboat Sebelius

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.

Reading The Pictures: The Non-SOTU Top Screen Grabs Of The Night

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-02-25-Picture17.jpgWhat was inescapable was Obama's irrepressible sense of confidence.

President Obama Is Driving Republicans Insane

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

By rising above their bait and merely presenting a contrast of character, President Obama is making the Republican A-listers appear small, petty and absolutely befuddled.

Canaries in the Coal Mine

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos Watson

They may live in cities other than Washington, speak languages other than English, make money via means other than approval-mongering -- but these six may just become key players in the new Obama administration.

How Far Will Obama Take 'Team of Rivals' Approach? ... Hillary? McCain? Romney? Lieberman?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Sen. Clinton is obviously qualified and I think America would love to see a new government that wasn't simply made-up of cronies but of people with differing viewpoints who come together for the good of the country.

Do the Democrats Want to Lose?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Democrats are about to lose to Bush and the grossly unpopular Republicans again on FISA and telecom immunity. But are they really losing? That depends on what your objective is.