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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Poll from pro-Shannon group shows him surging ahead of Lankford in Oklahoma

A poll conducted for a group supporting former Oklahoma House speaker T.W. Shannon's bid for U.S. Senate shows him surging ahead of Rep. James Lankford in the Republican primary, whom he once trailed by a wide margin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Senator Mike Lee, Sports

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Heritage Foundation

Lawmakers Support Obamacare Lawsuit Against OPM in New Amicus Brief

The fight by Sen. Ron Johnson to sue the federal personnel office over Obamacare gained support yesterday in a friend-of-the-court brief joined by 38 fellow Republican lawmakers: 12 in the Senate and 26 in the House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, John McCain, Senator Ted Cruz

Washington Times

FreedomWorks backs Shannon in Okla. race

Tea Party group FreedomWorks, a leading conservative superPAC, announced on Tuesday that it would endorse Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon in his bid to replace retiring Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in the hotly contested Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tea Party, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Ted Cruz

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Right Wing News

T.W. Shannon - Rising Black Republican Star

He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Senator Ted Cruz

Law.com

Pressure Builds to Open Attorney Ethics Investigations

Nick Schwellenbach, former Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight , and currently Communications Specialist at U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Jon Tester, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SavannahNow

Star Parker: Black conservatives are stepping up

He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Review Online

Govt. Pay Seniors to Sign Advance Directive?

I am in favor of advance directives. And I usually like Senator Tom Coburn, But this idea seems wrong to me.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Medicare

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Heritage Foundation

WebMemo

Today, Senator Tom Coburn will offer an amendment to the Senate's appropriation bill to transfer the $223 million that Congress had previously approved for a bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, to fund reconstruction of a hurricane-damaged bridge in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ketchikan, AK, Homer, AK

CNet News

Senate Bill Aims to Replace Federal Agency With Google Search

A little-known federal agency, the National Technical Information Service , works quietly behind the scenes, collecting scientific, technical and engineering information and selling reports on those topics to the public and industry, just as it has since the 1950s.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Emerging Technology, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives

Washington Post

Ted Cruz backs T.W. Shannon with first Senate primary endorsement of 2014

"T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who will fight for individual liberty and help turn our country around," Cruz said in a statement distributed by Shannon's campaign.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Representative James Lankford, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee, John Cornyn

Daily Policy Digest

Ten Agencies Doing One Task

The search for prisoners of war and Americans missing in action is spread across eight agencies within the Department of Defense.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, Schriever Air Force Base, US Air Force, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, US Senate

McKnightsonline.com

Government would pay seniors to create advanced directives under Senate bill

Medicare beneficiaries would be paid to create advance directives and store them in an easy-access system if a recently proposed Senate bill were to become law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

KTEN-TV Denison

Okla.'s US Senate candidates set for panel talk

Three of the top Republican contenders for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn are expected to tout their conservative credentials at a town hall-style forum.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, US Senate

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Heritage Foundation

Federal Agency Loses Money Selling Government Reports. The Catch? They're Already Free

A federal agency selling government reports that are otherwise free is the target of a new bill meant to curtail government waste.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Bridenstine, Henry Cuellar

Washington Times

Federal agency still charging for free online reports, nixes fee for Coburn documents

A federal agency having trouble adapting to the Internet age has finally stopped charging customers for one senator's reports - but is still charging for thousands of other documents that are available online, for free, and reachable through a simple Google search.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Internet, Science / Technology

Duncan Banner

Judge Russell reverses course, stays put

If the political instincts of G. Brent Russell are correct, attorney Ken Graham will be a shoe-in to be the next District Judge in Stephens County.

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Related Topix: Stephens County, OK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma, Comanche County, OK, Lawton, OK, Duncan, OK

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No to the bait

Turning down free money is hard to do, but turning down such money is usually to do the right thing.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

The Wall Street Journal

Loan Program That Boosted Tesla Faces New Scrutiny

A week after the Department of Energy announced it was re-vamping a troubled clean-energy loan program for fuel-efficient cars, government auditors suggested the program be targeted for extinction.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Switched

'Let Me Google That For You' May Soon Be Etched In Law

Apparently there is one thing U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle can agree on: When you can use Google to answer a question, use Google to answer a question.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat

Salt Lake City Weekly

Waste Not

I need a good answer for a question from a politically conservative friend. When I pointed out that federal tax rates were higher in 1955 for everyone from the poor to the super rich than they were in 2010, his response was: "Are these taxes spent more wisely today than they were in say, 1955? Or rather, is our federal government spending tax money ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

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