Tom Coburn News
News on Tom Coburn continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
A website posting and a call out of the blue led the mother of U.S. Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, of Coweta, Oklahoma, who was killed 40 years earlier in Vietnam, on a long-shot quest to get his selfless act of bravery recognized.
On this 13th Anniversary of 9/11, local lawmakers are questioning if the lines between police and military have been blurred in the war on terrorism. 8News Anchor Kerri O'Brien recently exposed some heavy military equipment like MRAP's, mine resistant vehicles, in the hands of local law enforcement.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Vincent C. Gray will both testify Monday on D.C. statehood before a Senate committee. The District's top elected officials and a panel of legal and policy experts will testify next week before Congress on statehood for the District of Columbia .
Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now... Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up." The Oklahoma Republican likened the Islamic State threat to "spilled milk" on "Morning Joe," a situation the country is now past and ready to address.
President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never.
Shawnee police officer Cpl. Andrew Terry demonstrates a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle in Shawnee, Friday September, 05 2014.
During a U.S. Senate hearing, data was released on military equipment provided to local law enforcement, including the Del Rey Oaks Police Department. THIS NEWS OUT OF HOLLISTER COMES AS POLICE DEPARTMENTS HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE COMING UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY FOR THEIR USE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT-- THAT THEY'RE BECOMING TOO MILITARIZED.
In a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday , Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed officials from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice for their handling of federal programs that help provide military grade vehicles, equipment, and weapons to local police departments across the country. The hearing was called in response to the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a white police officer, and peaceful protests were met by a heavily militarized police force.
One month after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate convened its first hearing on police militarization. After watching a suburban street in St. Louis be transformed into a "war zone," complete with camouflage, armored vehicles and guns with laser sight grips, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sought answers on how the federal government played a significant role in "enabling" police to obtain the fatigues, weapons and equipment that were used against protesters .
A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., in this file photo taken Aug. 13, 2014. A month after protesters and heavily armed police first began to clash in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing Tuesday morning on the use of military equipment by police departments, and the federal programs that make it possible.
Experts predict that by the year 2020, 89 percent of the federal budget will be devoted to paying the interest on the national debt and funding Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. There are two approaches to solving this problem: One, Congress could adjust social welfare spending to where the nation could live within its means, maintain a strong defense, and still care for the truly needy.
A complement to Friday's post on Jeb Bush . I don't know how I convinced myself that Cruz probably wouldn't run, but I did.
A man holds up a placard during a protest march outside the American NSA facility "Dagger Complex" in Griesheim near Darmstadt, central Germany on July 26. USIS, the biggest federal contractor for background checks for security clearances, had to be happy to get a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contract worth $190 million recently, because the company had been on a bad news streak. All the contract seemed to do, though, was give ammunition to its critics - including a chorus of them from Capitol Hill - prompting USIS to issue a "myth vs. fact" declaration Monday.
The Department of Homeland Security says 6,000 of them represent a national security threat, but the DHS admits it has no idea where they are.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 02:20 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC