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Tom Coburn

GOP Senator Blasts Colleagues In Blistering Takedown

Politico | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn is leaving virtually no one unscathed in a blistering new book in which he accuses both parties of hypocrisy and failed leadership in ...

Arms Down

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
John Feffer

We are in a dangerous zero-sum world in which a military reduction in the United States means a military increase somewhere else. To break out of this situation and create a virtuous circle of military reductions, we must pursue a three-prong strategy.

Jennifer Bendery

White House 'Strongly Supports' Judicial Nominations Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) picked up a ringing endorsement from the White House on Tuesday for trying to force Republica...

An Open Letter to Republicans

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

You guys and your radical extremist social views are the gift that keeps on giving. So keep it up! Keep all the God, gays and sex stuff coming. We love it.

The Burr/Coburn Medicare Plan: 10 Deceptions - and a Free-Market "Death Panel"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Burr and Coburn want you to believe that they can raise the Medicare eligibility age, make you pay more in premiums, turn your health care over to the same insurers that are bankrupting you before you're sixty-five -- and that somehow you'll save money!

GOP Senators Unveil Plan That Would Raise Medicare Eligibility Age

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators unveiled a Medicare overhaul Thursday that features an accelerated transition to private health insurance f...

Matt Sledge

With Gas Tax Money Vanishing, Transportation Bills Mum On What Comes Next

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As both chambers of Congress continued to debate dueling surface transportation bills on Wednesday, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Clears Way For Debt Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to let the president raise the nation's debt limit by about $1.2 trillion, voting down a measure that would ha...

Four Reasons GOP Lawmakers Aren't Backing Gingrich

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Why are GOP lawmakers so reluctant to support their former colleague? Here are a few of the likely reasons.

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...

Democrats for Newt!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

He's the quintessential conservative and, gosh darnit, he's been around so long he truly deserves this honor. And the party deserves him, as do Republican voters. I can't think of a more fitting nominee to lead this party of hypocritical crazies off a cliff.

Peter King Goes Off On GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, saying the former House Speaker is "too erratic." "He's ...

Elise Foley

Democratic Senator Says Payroll Tax Break Will Get Another Chance

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will offer a new plan to extend the payroll tax br...

Newt Gingrich Not Winning Hearts Of His Fellow Lawmakers

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as he becomes the latest Republican presidential aspirant to revel in anti-Mitt Romney grandeur, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...

Michael McAuliff

Report: Congress Guts Its Own Government Waste Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress must have something against good advice that saves the government tens of billions of dollars every year, Sen. Tom Coburn sugge...

Michael McAuliff

Tom Coburn: Feds Pay Out Billions In 'Welfare For Well-Off'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millionaires are receiving billions in taxpayer-funded support every year that helps them pay for everything from child care to bad debt...

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 ...

Problems Persist With Contractors Paid To Ferret Out Medicare Fraud

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

MIAMI — Contractors paid tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to detect fraudulent Medicare claims are using inaccurate and inconsistent data th...

Laura Bassett

Supercommittee Making Little Progress, Lawmakers Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Democrats and Republicans on the congressional supercommittee tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in federal savings are still far apart on a n...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Contend Obama Wants Super Committee To Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of just how unlikely Congress' deficit-cutting super committee is to succeed, Republicans took the blame game to another level...

'Adult Baby' Cleared Of Fraud, Demands Apology

Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

When this man-baby is threatened, he doesn't cry -- he fights back. A fully grown man who wears diapers and sucks on a pacifier has been cleared o...

GOP Senator Recovering From Procedure To Treat Prostate Cancer

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

A spokesman says U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer in Tulsa. CNN re...

Michael McAuliff

Coburn: Senate's GAO Cuts Will Cost $3.3 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn and several colleagues are taking their fellow senators to task for slashing the Government Accountability Office's budg...

The Only Senator Against The Oil Pipeline Safety Bill

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A senator who opposes federal regulation on philosophical grounds is single-handedly blocking legislation that would strengthen safety r...