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Joe Dorman Loses Election For Oklahoma Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Joe Dorman lost the race for Oklahoma governor on Tuesday. Dorman was defeated by incumbent Mary Fallin (R). Below, more live updates o...

Mary Fallin Re-Elected Oklahoma Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Mary Fallin was re-elected governor of Oklahoma on Tuesday. Fallin defeated Democrat Joe Dorman. Below, more live updates on the 2014...

Mary Fallin Re-Elected Oklahoma Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) was re-elected on Tuesday. Fallin faced off against Democrat Joe Dorman. Below, more live updates on the 2014 midt...

"One Day I'm Gonna Marry You In Oklahoma!" Thank You, Mary and Sharon Bishop-Baldwin!

Eric Himan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Himan

This weekend has to be the best moment I've ever had on stage. In front of a hometown crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma, opening for one of my biggest musical influences, the great Ani DiFranco, I was able to shout to the rooftops, that I was legally married to my husband, Ryan.

Rebuttal to Mary Fallin's Response to SCOTUS

Dillon Peña | Posted 12.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

While your action last year told me that my heart (and tax dollars) were not welcome in my home state, the Supreme Court declared that you do not get to decide that I'm not equal in my birthplace.

Oklahoma Gov: No More Executions Without New Procedures

AP | By TIM TALLEY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New procedures to improve Oklahoma's execution process must be implemented before the state resumes putting prisoners to death ...

Jason Linkins

Oklahoma Governor Gives Free Publicity To Area Satanists For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

It's not every day that an American politician has to do battle with Minions Of Darkness, but this week, that responsibility seems to have fallen to O...

GOP Governor Announces Support For Medicinal Cannabis Oil

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced her support for the legalization of medicinal cannabis oil (CBD) on a strictly supervised, trial-only basis fo...

Dear Oklahoma

Dillon Peña | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay 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.

These States Are Scrambling To Adopt New Education Standards

edweek | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. States that drop the Common Core State Standards face the pro...

Oklahoma May Be First to Really Dump Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Governor Mary Fallin is restoring some order. And wonder of all wonders, State Superintendent Janet Baresi appears to be following along.

Republican Governors Show Their True Colors Turning Down Billions In Medicaid Expansion

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

When you turn down health care for millions of citizens, billions of dollars and job creation out of spite, you are not representing the best interests of your constituents.

Republican Lawmaker Publicly Thanks Obama One Year After Devastating Tornado

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Exactly one year after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) publicly thanked President Bar...

Oklahoma Attorney General Agrees To Stay Of Execution

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Thursday to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate while an investi...

What Is Gained From the Death Penalty?

Andrew Rice | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Andrew Rice

When a Navy SEAL killed the man responsible for the murder of my brother, I was satisfied. But I would have been equally content had he been taken out of that compound in Pakistan in handcuffs and spent the rest of his life sitting in a cell.

Oklahoma, Where the Sun Shines Brightly in the Sky

Victor Stenger | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Victor Stenger

When will voters in states like Oklahoma finally wake up and figure out what's best for them rather than what's best for the Robber Barons of the fossil fuel industry?

Gov Says 'No Blood On Hands' From Botched Execution She Pressed For

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 (REUTERS) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Monday her state had "lawfully carried out a ...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/2/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Where else do the Clippers' Donald Sterling and Toronto's Rob Ford co-exist other than here in our Week to Week news quiz?

Mary Fallin: Review Of Botched Execution Would Be 'Effective And Also Appropriate'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) gave a statement Wednesday on the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night after c...

These Disturbing Truths Shed Light On The Cruelty Of The U.S. Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Disturbing details about the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett have sparked a new debate on the death penalty. Lockett died of a...

Botched Execution Raises Questions About U.S. Death Penalty

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

(Fixes syntax in second paragraph) By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (Reuters) - Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett...

Oklahoma Governor Orders Probe Of Botched Execution That She Pushed For

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an investigation into the botched execution of a death row inmate and issued a 14-day sta...

Oklahoma Prepares For First Double Execution In 80 Years

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney ...

The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP is so afraid that the nation's lowest wage earners will get a raise that Republican politicians across the country are working overtime to outlaw wages above $7.25 an hour for these workers.

GOP Governor Signs Ban On Minimum Wage Increase

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits,...