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An Oklahoma Veteran's Open Letter to Senator Coburn

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

I don't expect you to understand the problems my brothers and sisters face, Senator Coburn. I do expect you to do your best to have a bit of sensitivity when it comes to veterans issues.

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

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...

Sarah Palin Ups Her 2014 Game, Endorses In Competitive GOP Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced her fourth endorsement of the 2014 election cycle, backing Senate candidate and former Oklahoma House Spe...

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...

Private Prisons Contribute Thousands To Oklahoma Campaigns

Tulsa World | Curtis Killman and Cary Aspinwall | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

The role of private facilities under a new state prison reform law was among the concerns that led to the quashing of parts of the law, documents rele...

John Celock

Oklahoma Group Seeks Bonds To Build Tornado Shelters

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

An Oklahoma group wants to let the state's voters decide whether to spend $500 million to place tornado shelters in schools. On Wednesday, support...

Controversial Law Raises Questions For Doctors

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Tea Party Leader Charged With Threats Over Agenda 21

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A tea party leader in Oklahoma has been charged with two felonies after threatening to turn a Republican state senator into a "laughing stock" if he d...

Tea Party Attack On GOP Lawmaker Takes Bizarre Turn

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A tea party leader's increased attacks on a Republican state senator in Oklahoma have resulted in the failure of a bill that would have banned the Uni...

Tea Party Threatens To Make GOP Lawmaker 'Laughing Stock'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

An Oklahoma tea party leader has threatened to turn a Republican state senator into a "laughing stock" and "dig into" his family members and associate...

John Celock

Lawmakers Take Steps To Protect Drone Economies

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The introduction of legislation Wednesday to ban drone use in Kansas has raised concerns over the potential impact of a ban on the state's economy, a ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Ban On Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Missouri legislative committee Tuesday passed two bills that would ban the enforcement of any new federal gun control laws in the state. The Rep...

John Celock

Doctors In Kansas Will Still Be Allowed To Ask Patients About Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Kansas House of Representatives has removed a provision from legislation that would ban doctors from asking a...

John Celock

GOP Gov Sticks With 'Wait And See' Approach To Gun Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is taking a "wait and see" approach to a series of pro-gun bills that are working their way through her st...

John Celock

Dem Gov. Blames Republican Failure To Legislate For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) is placing blame for the looming sequester firmly at the feet of Republicans in Congress, saying legisl...

John Celock

GOP Gov. Blames 'Everybody' For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the...

Lawmakers Push Pro-Gun Law As Economic Spur

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are touting proposed legislation to prohibit enforcement of federal gun laws as a way to expand the state's economy. Th...

GOP Plan: 'A Recipe For Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Do Okies want schoolteachers to carry guns? Not the ones we're hearing from. Almost 200 Oklahoma residents responded to a HuffPost email survey thi...

John Celock

GOP Gov Waits To Take Stand On 'Fascist' Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is not taking a position yet on legislation introduced in her state to cross-train teachers as police offi...

Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Block Non-Binding Sustainability Resolution

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced legislation seeking to block the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21, the international o...

John Celock

Oklahoma Schools Superintendent Wants Police In Every School

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

An Oklahoma schools superintendent is coming out against a proposal from his local state legislator to arm teachers, instead calling for police office...

States Look To Arm Who?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers across the country are in the process of introducing legislation to allow the arming of teachers, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elemen...

Obama Supporters Face Theft, Bizarre Tactics

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Obama supporters around the nation say they are seeing random instances of theft and vandalism -- and in some cases are being threatened with physical...

John Celock

Man Threatens To Kill Neighbor Over Obama Yard Sign

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

An Oklahoma man is alleging that he received a death threat from his neighbor after he placed a sign in his front lawn supporting President Barack Oba...