The disturbing images of tornado-ravaged Oklahoma towns have reignited some memories of the devastation in New Jersey immediately following Superstorm Sandy .
The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that would cost almost $100 billion a year and includes generous subsidies for the nation's biggest crops.
Editor's note: Tom Coburn, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Oklahoma and the ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Do you agree with Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn that federal relief for the Oklahoma tornado victims should be held up until equal-sized cuts can be made in other parts of the federal budget? There are people who grow up believing the world to be a fair and just place.
In an interview with Congressman Tom Cole on Wednesday's NBC Today about the tornado that devastated his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma, co-host Matt Lauer saw an opportunity to hit congressional Republicans for daring to oppose pork barrel spending shoved into the Hurricane Sandy relief bill: "Back in January, you did something that a lot of your ... (more)
Cathie Parker and her two daughters brought their wheelbarrow, rakes and shovels to the Moore city cemetery Wednesday, wanting to make sure that the victims of Monday's monster tornado are buried in a place of peace and beauty.
When I was in middle school, my home town was hit by a devastating tornado. We were fortunate.
New York Congressman Peter King has singled out one of Oklahoma's senators, labeling him a hypocrite for voting against federal aid for victims of superstorm Sandy now that the tables are turned and Oklahoma is in need of federal assistance.
Attention shifts to clearing the rubble and debris as officials say they are no longer searching for any more missing people Moore, Oklahoma.
With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house of 40 years.
Local authorities in Moore, Oklahoma, have lowered their estimate of the death toll from Monday's devastating tornado.
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers say victims of Monday's tornado in Oklahoma don't deserve the standoff those affected by Hurricane Sandy saw in Congress over relief aid.
President Barack Obama speaks about the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino at the White House on May 21, 2013.
The senator appeared to be referring to the fact that some funds from the Sandy package for the Federal Highway Administration could go to the Virgin Islands, as well as $2 million allocated to the Smithsonian for roofs damaged by the storm.
Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's... Conservative Oklahoma Sen.
A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013.