Saturday Jul 26
Grand Haven Tribune
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say
The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges The U.S. Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report ... (more)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
More than $5 million made way into Republican race to replace Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn
James Lankford speaks to supporters after wining the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
The Town Talk
Social Security spent $300 million on 'IT boondoggle'
Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Rep. Lankford: 2008 Law Does Not Apply to All Underage Illegals
The 55,000 unaccompanied children who have flooded across the border in recent months aren't all subject to the 2008 law intended to protect young asylum-seekers, says Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma.
SWORW announce 5th Annual Beans & Baskets keynote speaker1:53 pm | 0
The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women are pleased to announce that Congressman James Lankford, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the Keynote Speaker for their 5th Annual Beans and Baskets Fundraiser.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Congressman explains why he's trying to stop SEC fiduciary rule
In his Oklahoma Senate campaign, Republican Rep. James Lankford said he doesn't hear from voters about raising investment advice standards for brokers.
Oklahoma Republicans to Obama: No More Child Migrants at Fort Sill
Seven Oklahoma Republicans, led by Sen. Inhofe, called for the administration to end its practice of detaining illegal immigrants at Fort Sill.
Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries
That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.
Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters
More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries
Collins, left, is a Georgia Republican and former senior pastor at his church. Already this year, three candidates with close ties to massive churches won decisive Republican primaries.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
An Earmark Revival? 'Suggestion' Earns Bipartisan Praise
Earmarks - money in authorization or appropriations bills that was targeted to benefit a specific congressional district or a particular project - were banned by the House in 2011.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Latest immigration firestorm touches Oklahoma
As hundreds of immigrant children stay at a temporary shelter at the Fort Sill Army Post near Lawton, some Oklahoma leaders say they are concerned a broad agreement on the nation's immigration policy won't be reached this year.
Cooler Heads Digest 11 July 2014
The Heartland Institute's 9th International Conference on Climate Change took place this week in Las Vegas.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Vote for Kunzweiler and Strohm
Perhaps the most important choice will be the Republican race for Tulsa County District Attorney.
The Rise of the Fusion Republicans
In primaries across the country, the war between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party ended not in a surrender but a truce.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Next House Leadership Race Is Already Starting
At least, that's how Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana sees it. On Thursday, he confirmed he's already running to become the next chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee-the fifth-ranking position in party's leadership ladder.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Coburn leaves brasher peers in wake
When Tom Coburn came to the Senate in 2005, he was the sharpest thorn in the side of his Republican colleagues.
Members in Waiting: Meet the 20 Candidates Headed to D.C.
Perhaps by design, and maybe because of circumstance, Jim Risch remains among the least recognized senators after almost six years on the job.