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Senator Tom Coburn

GOP Senators Block Franken's Mental Health Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

GOP Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Mike Lee (Utah) are blocking legislation sponsored by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) geared at strengthening mental health...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Fights Corporate Tax Giveaways

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) pressed Congress Friday to eliminate tax breaks and loopholes benefitting NASCAR, Hollywood and other special ...

Scientists Outraged That Elected Reps Control Their Handouts

Bill Frezza | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

Real progress comes from young renegades thinking outside the box willing to take risks to challenge the status quo. It is this kind of science that gets lost in the shuffle every time the giant pork machine dispenses its largesse to the usual suspects.

'Robosquirrel' Cutest Example Of Rampant Government Waste

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

We all know that the idea of a “robosquirrel” built to hang out with rattlesnakes sounds really cool. But does it have to be funded with taxpayer ...

Tom Coburn, Ignorance, And The Need For Scientific Communication

Jamil Zaki | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jamil Zaki

The consensus as I've experienced as a researcher is that (1) ignorant political attacks will not affect our ability to get work done, and (2) it is not our job to help the public understand our work. I think both claims are wrong, and potentially dangerous to the future of science.

Coburn: D.C. Pancake Restaurant Is Government Waste

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual "Wastebook" this week and singled out a District of Columbia IHOP restaurant as an example...

GOP Senator Decries 'Welfare' For Millionaires

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

A leading Senate conservative is taking aim at tax breaks that he says amount to welfare for millionaires, a line of critique that usually comes from ...

Some Federal Food Service Workers Make More Than State Governors

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Despite the political power, governors aren't always the most well-paid government employees in their state. In fact, a recent report from the Con...

Matt Taibbi: Goldman Could Achieve 'Corrupt-Enterprise Nirvana'

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

They weren't murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few ...

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...

Lucia Graves

Dems Blast Republican Opposition To Settlement For Black Farmers, 'Stop Playing Games'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic leadership slammed Republican opposition to legislation funding the multibillion-dollar settlement of a class-action suit by black farmers ...

Democrats: Harness the Rhetoric of the Tea Baggers for States' Rights If You Want to Pass Health Care Reform

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama made a bold move engaging conservative senators on state-run health care. If he keeps this up he may win big time, installing a "hybrid" of federal and state-run solutions for health care reform.

Coming Soon to a National Park Near You: Guns, Guns, Guns!

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

As a result of a rider sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) added to the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act, visitors to national parks will be able to openly carry guns starting on February 22.

The (Legally) Armed Flasher: too Close for Comfort

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

With a Democratic president and Congress, gun nuts are getting away with their wildest agendas. They're taking advantage of their countrymen in a time of urgency, and they're anything but patriotic.

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....