Study: Many tribal libraries lack broadband
At least two-fifths of Native American libraries don't have broadband Internet access, according to a study released this month, though the actual number could be as high as 89 percent.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
On Native GroundBLEEDING the Poor to Feed the Rich
MOORE, Okla., May 20, 2013 9pm ET -- A devastating tornado said to be two and a quarter miles wide struck the city of Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, and destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 24 people, including nine children, mostly third-graders, seven of whom drowned in an elementaery school where they huddled for safety.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Allegations of wrongdoing in Henryetta spark audit by state of Oklahoma
Allegations of wrongdoing and harassment by Henryetta city officials have prompted the state auditor's office to open an investigation.
Oklahoma judge on 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defies expectations in same-sex marriage case
Considered by many Democrats to be closed-minded on matters of civil rights, Jerome A. Holmes, of Oklahoma City, was the swing vote in striking down Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Earthquake Task Force Idea Deserves Support
An Oklahoma state senator, along with a Tulsa geologist, have called for establishing a federal task force to study the dramatic increase of earthquakes here that scientists argue is related to oil and gas drilling processes.
GOP Allows Budget to Drift Into the Red With Slew of New Measures
House Republicans had been steadily working toward reducing the deficit since the party took control in 2010, vowing to "balance the budget and pay down the debt," but after passing a slew of measures, that commitment has slipped and the budget has gone into the red.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Congressmen hosting town hall meetings in SW Oklahoma Tuesday
Lawton- Outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Coburn will be in southwest Oklahoma Tuesday as part of his final series of town hall meetings.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
President Obama has the Republicans Right Where He Wants Them
Congress failed to pass a bill addressing the border crisis. The House Republicans made a complete dog's breakfast of it in fact and everyone went on vacation without resolving anything.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Okla. delegation supports House immigration bill
All five members of the Oklahoma U.S. House delegation voted for a Republican-backed bill to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings and to shut off a program granting work permits to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children.
As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action
Members of the House of Representatives leave after a procedural vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday, as Republicans reshaped legislation to deal with the border crisis, a day after Congress was supposed to go into its August recess.
The Citizens' Voice
Cartwright pens bill to improve weather resiliency
Responding to mounting evidence the federal government is under-prepared for extreme weather events, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, introduced a bill he says will improve weather resiliency.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Boehner on Thursday urges Obama to do what House Voted to Sue him For Wednesday
Let's all follow along carefully class, because this is a stunner if you're actually bothering to pay attention.
Queue Of Democrats Line Up On House Floor To Stand Up For Children At The Border
"I stand with those children at the border and I stand for due process," Rep. Al Green said on the House floor Friday morning, evoking the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I don't stand for a fast track adjudication that mimics due process and makes a mockery of justice.
Some Republicans see problem in telling Obama to go it alone on border
To their credit, some House Republican recognize the pure hypocrisy of the message they are sending to President Obama on border security.
In Moment of Bipartisanship, Dems and GOP Take Action That Leads Nowhere
While House Republicans prepared to vote on a doomed border bill, Democrats took over the floor asking for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
House Republicans delay recess over border dispute
House Republicans were working Thursday to narrowly approve a $659 million emergency spending bill to address the surge of undocumented minors along the U.S. southwest border.
Boehner: 'No Plans to Impeach Obama'
It's the wildest dream of tea party extremists: the ultimate political comeuppance for the liberal President they love to hate.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Outcome unclear on state housing immigrants
Emotions continue to run high over Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to temporarily house children who illegally crossed the border into the U.S., but Massachusetts is no closer to an answer from the Obama administration on whether the federal government plans to take the state up on its offer.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
House GOP plans vote on stripped-down immigration bill
Mayeli Hernandez, 12, wipes away tears as she tells her story of escaping her home country of Honduras last year during a hearing before the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Capitol Hill.
House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill
"I actually sense a lot of unanimity around this, and, again, people feel like it's been done thoughtfully in response to a crisis," Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., As the clock ticks toward the August recess, House Republicans unveiled a $659 million border crisis emergency package they hope will pass their chamber this week.