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Senator Coburn

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.

Tom Coburn: 'There's No Such Thing As A Debt Ceiling'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Monday there was "no such thing" as the debt ceiling. If it is not raised, he added, the United States will not default...

Congratulations Sen. Coburn

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Based on the limited information that we have, I think it is important to highlight some of what is in this so-called Gang of Six proposal that the corporate media, among others, are enthralled about.

And Then There Were Five

Jim Worth | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Last Tuesday, Senator Tom Coburn announced he was leaving the Gang of Six, citing differences between himself and his colleagues over cuts in Medicare. What caused Coburn's departure, and how will it affect the workings of the group?

Senator Coburn: "We've Got the Best Legal Systen in the World"

William Marler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
William Marler

During last week's Food Safety Senate debate, Senator Coburn said "We've got the safest food in the world because we've got the best legal system in the world!" I nearly fainted.

Meryl Streep Gets Historical

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gerit Quealy

Meryl Streep's recent speech pointed out the ridiculous fact that we still don't have an actual National Women's History Museum. The bill that would make it possible has been submitted every year for seven years.

The Senate Lets Unemployment Benefits Expire

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Now that federal unemployment benefits have expired, it is entirely appropriate to be dismayed by Senator Coburn's willingness to cut off lifeline assistance for unemployed people.

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.

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.

Last Night's Fantasy

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

There is some irony in Senator Coburn's stimulus bill amendment. His daughter is a fine opera singer and though she is unlikely to suffer, many of her colleagues will as opera companies cut back.

The Presidential Debate and Senator Coburn as a Potential Accountability & Transparency Czar

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

Senator Coburn is often misunderstood and is regularly hauled over the coals by the media