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Topic: tom coburn

A tale of two Toms

Is a kinder, gentler Tom Coburn emerging?


News

Jonathan Nicholson
Quick: Name an Oklahoma politician who is pals with President Barack Obama, voted for the 2008 bank bailout, believes the military can be cut by 10 percent without harm and thinks increased taxes must be on the table for deficit reduction.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cars and guns


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Gazette staff
Q: When is a car not a gun?
A: When it’s a car.
 
Monday, January 28, 2013

Is that a chart in your pocket?


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Gazette staff
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is to Capitol Hill charts what John Holmes was to porno movies: Both know how to make a big impression.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Here comes the judge


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Gazette staff
Freshly appointed federal Judge Robert Bacharach has been receiving so much praise from lawmakers lately, it's enough to make you wonder why it took the Senate so darned long to confirm the Edmond resident to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Friday, March 1, 2013

Opposites attract


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Gazette staff
The Odd Couple’s Felix Unger and Oscar Madison didn’t have anything on President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Muskogee. The Democratic commander-in-chief and the Republican lawmaker have nearly nothing in common politically, but the two have been friends since they were freshmen senators in 2004.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No comment

Sen. Jim Inhofe has opposed China’s previous deal-cutting with U.S. energy companies, but has nothing to say about Chesapeake’s recent venture with a Chinese firm.


News

Jerry Bohnen
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, doesn’t lack an opinion on most topics, but there are exceptions.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Payback politics?


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Gazette staff
Who knew weather had, as Stephen Colbert might say, a well-known political bias? That seemed to be the case last week as the tornado that leveled Moore also reignited a long-running debate in Washington, D.C., over federal spending for emergencies. Republicans say Democrats dress up emergency spending bills with unneeded extras, while Dems counter that Repubs don’t want to spend money for victims of natural disasters.
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oh, hair, no!


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Gazette staff
We’ll say this for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn: No amount of government spending is too modest for him to oppose. The Muskogee Republican recently has taken his crusade against federal largesse to his Coburn’s hostility for the colleagues on Capitol Hill.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too red for government aid?


Letters to the Editor

Barbara Johnson
Oklahoma by record is the “reddest” state in the Union. It is the only state in which every county voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. The Republicans have made it clear that they feel the government is an enemy — a “tyrannical” government that further compounds the right to bear arms as a necessity for protection against such government. It has been made clear that their feeling is that they do not need the government in their lives.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tough mothers

A grassroots advocacy group, Moms Demand Action, pushes for gun-buying restrictions in the Second Amendment bastion of Oklahoma.


News

Mark Beutler
Oklahoma might seem an unlikely place for a fledgling organization of gun-control advocates, but a grassroots effort under way in the state is calling for stronger gun laws. The local chapter of Moms Demand Action is part of a national group founded in the days after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 
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