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21 hrs ago | 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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bradenton.com

Fusion center data raises more privacy questions

As many Americans question the data collection programs of the National Security Agency and worry about other privacy breaches, information from license plate readers, suspicious activity tipsters and more is being collected and stored at the state level in dozens of databases around the country.

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Related Topix: The National, Entertainment, Television, Maryland, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Baltimore County, MD, Woodlawn, MD

Chickasha Daily Express

Former speaker pays visit to Chickasha residence

Former Oklahoma State House Speaker T.W. Shannon spoke about the importance of reducing government spending, increasing spending on the military, and helping families and communities Thursday.

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Related Topix: Chickasha, OK, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, US Senate

WHAS11

Senators seek to abolish agency, introduce 'let me Google that for you' bill

Call it the "google-ization" of the United States. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate called the "Let Me Google That For You Act."

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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Altus Times

Altus Ambassadors return from 52nd Annual Quail Breakfast

Sen. Jim Inhofe speaks to Altus leaders at the 52nd Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 10, in the Senate Russell Buil... Altus civic leaders returned from the 52nd Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C. that was held Thursday, April 10, in the Senate Russell Building Kennedy Caucus Room.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Breakfast, Life, Food, Altus, OK, US Military, US Air Force, Altus Air Force Base, Republican

Free Republic

Vanity: Lets Get Ted And America a TW

Freepers should be aware there is an intense battle going on in Oklahoma for the US Senate Seat there being vacated by RINO Tom Coburn.

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

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