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  • Update: Driver accused in crash that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr.

    08/24/2015 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    KFOR Okla. City ^ | 8/24/15 | SARAH STEWART
    The man blamed for causing the wreck that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. was charged Tuesday with causing an accident while operating a vehicle without a state driver’s license. Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was also charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine. The driving offense carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The drug possession carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charges could be amended at a later date. OKLAHOMA CITY – We’re getting our first in-person look at...
  • Oklahoma labor commissioner killed in restaurant stabbing: local media

    08/23/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/2015 | Heide Brandes
    The Commissioner of Labor for Oklahoma, Mark Costello, was killed in a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Oklahoma City on Sunday, local broadcasters reported, citing unnamed sources. Police declined to confirm that Costello was the victim but said one family member stabbed another family member at least four times with a knife after the pair agreed to meet at the restaurant following a fight earlier in the day. "So sorry to hear the tragic news about Mark Costello," Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said in a Tweet. Local broadcaster News 9, citing unnamed sources, reported that Costello was...
  • Cruz Laughs at Reporter on Iran Deal

    08/17/2015 5:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/17/15 | Brian Lilley
    As Texas Senator Ted Cruz continued to campaign in the South and Midwest, one local reporter thought he would take a run at Cruz's opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. News 9 reporter Justin Dougherty from Oklahoma pointed to Cruz's past statements about listening to military leaders and their advice. "Several times you have mentioned that in international crisis you would seek the advice of military personnel. Now recently there were three dozen former generals and admirals who would say this Iran deal is our only option to keep nuclear weapons. Are you going to listen to that letter...
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Bartlesville, Tulsa Crowds Show Support For Senator Ted Cruz

    08/14/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    News on 6 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Emory Bryan
    BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned all day in Oklahoma.The Texas senator made stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa, where he wrapped up his finial speech of the day at Union High School.Cruz had overflow crowds at all three stops Thursday, where he told Oklahoma voters they were going to be essential in his run for the White House.The room was packed, with people outside too late to get a seat.Representative Jim Bridenstine said Cruz is their best hope at electing someone to change things in Washington.Cruz met receptive crowds in Tulsa and Bartlesville, where supporters...
  • Strong support for Republican candidate at Oklahoma City speech (Ted Cruz)

    08/14/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR ^ | August 13, 2015 | Lorne Fultonberg
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of Oklahoma conservatives gave Texas Republican Ted Cruz a warm welcome, as his campaign bus stopped in the northeast part of the city Thursday.The campaign stop was originally supposed to be a smaller affair, a “Boots and BBQ Lunch” at the COHBA Events Center, but an over-capacity crowd forced the action outside.“I think it shows the strength of who he is and what he stands for,” said Rodney Barnes, a voter who says Cruz is near the top of his list. “I think he represents the values of Oklahomans. Our morals, our ethics, and our conservative...
  • Thousands pack in for Ted Cruz rally (Tulsa, OK)

    08/14/2015 7:15:20 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 | Morgan Downing
    TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts: Ted Cruz arrived in Oklahoma Thursday for stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa. Former Tulsa city councilor & ORU professor Rick Westcott hopes republicans take Oklahoma and voters seriously in the polls. Westcott believes Oklahomans resonate with Senator Ted Cruz’s conservative values and Cruz’s appearance will signal other candidates to the Sooner State. Thousands showed up Thursday night to see Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s rally. Cruz brought his “Cruz Country” rally to the Union Performing Arts Center,and so many people showed up that the fire marshal had to turn hundreds...
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Defends His Views (Obamacare)

    08/14/2015 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 48 replies
    Tulsa'a Channel 8 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Kim Jackson
    TULSA, Okla. - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is wrapping up an eight state tour, that included Oklahoma. The GOP hopeful was in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and in Tulsa on Thursday.His final stop included a line of people waiting to get into the Union Performing Arts Center, and thousands inside, waiting as well. But before Cruz finished a press conference, he entered a war of words with a Tulsa reporter.Shortly after stepping off his campaign tour bus, Cruz began to criticize the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.“Millions of Americans have seen their healthcare skyrocket because of the train...
  • Cruz Announces Oklahoma Leadership Team

    08/12/2015 8:56:02 PM PDT · by RasterMaster · 5 replies
    OkieBlaze.com ^ | 8-12-2015 | TheOkieBlaze
    HOUSTON, TX – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX), Wednesday announced the beginnings of his Oklahoma Leadership Team, which consists of conservative grassroots leaders, veterans, faith and value leaders, and elected officials. The team of courageous conservatives is led by second term Congressman Jim Bridenstine and includes three State Senators as well as seven State Representatives. On Thursday, Sen. Cruz will visit Oklahoma on his #CruzCountry #CruzToVictory Bus Tour with stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Tulsa. The events schedule may be found at www.tedcruz.org/cruzcountry. Read more: http://theokieblaze.com/stories/2015/08/12/cruz-for-president-announces-oklahoma-leadership-team/
  • Cruz for President Announces Oklahoma Leadership Team

    08/12/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/12/15
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Chair Oklahoma Campaign; Joined by Senate Majority Whip Stanislawski and House GOP Caucus Chairman Brumbaugh on Leadership TeamHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the beginnings of his Oklahoma Leadership Team, which consists of conservative grassroots leaders, veterans, faith and value leaders, and elected officials. The team of courageous conservatives is led by second term Congressman Jim Bridenstine and includes three State Senators as well as seven State Representatives.On Thursday, Sen. Cruz will visit Oklahoma on his #CruzCountry #CruzToVictory Bus Tour with stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Tulsa. The events schedule may...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Academy Award Winning Actress Calls Oklahoma Governor “Horrible Person”

    08/07/2015 2:36:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 7, 2015 | AUGUST 7, 2015
    An Academy Award winning actress is calling for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stop the execution of a man she believes is “clearly innocent.” Actress Susan Sarandon is now joining the fight to save the life of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip. “I want people to know I didn’t kill this man. I didn’t participate or plan anything to do with this crime,” said Richard Glossip in an interview earlier this year. Glossip was convicted in connection with the murder of Barry Van Treese. Van Treese was found dead at an Oklahoma City motel back in 1997. Despite that conviction, Glossip...
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?

    08/04/2015 1:05:42 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 49 replies
    Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN)I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- one person -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow. A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of butter. Everything in between was a jubilee of sunshine. Could she be the one? Please, Lord, let her be the one. I ask. She laughs. It's a sweet laugh. A knowing laugh. A yes-I-understand-everyone-out-here-thinks-climate-science-is-total-BS-but-I'm-the-one-who-gets-it laugh. Then Yellow Hat speaks. "I think it's a big fat lie."
  • Presidential-hopeful Ted Cruz plans Tulsa rally

    08/02/2015 5:03:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. — Republican presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz announced plans for a rally in Tulsa this month.The "This Is Cruz Country" rally will be held August 13 at the Union High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.Cruz announced his intentions to run for president in March. He's been endorsed by Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma.Follow FOX23 Jonathan McCall on Facebook:
  • Oklahoma Political Group Apologizes for Facebook Post (Republican Women)

    07/30/2015 8:52:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | SHELDRA BRIGHAM
    An Oklahoma political group is apologizing for making a reference to lynching. The post was made on the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women’s Facebook page saying, “The KKK was formed by the democrats to keep control over black Americans. The democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare.” When NewsChannel 4 contacted the state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Pam Pollard, she told us on the phone she hadn’t seen the post. She read the post while she was still on the phone with us, and it was deleted before the end of the conversation. She also...
  • Oklahomans for Equality to establish Cub Scout pack

    07/29/2015 9:08:06 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/29/15 | Stacy Ryburn
    Fresh off the heels of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision Monday to end its ban on gay adult leaders, Oklahomans for Equality has announced its intention to form a local Cub Scout pack. Operating out of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St., the organization will charter the troop through Tulsa’s Boy Scouts chapter, the Indian Nations Council. The interest is there — both from youth participants and adults taking part in its leadership — and now it’s just a matter of getting all the paperwork in order and approval from the local council, said Andrew...
  • Supreme Court denies request for rehearing in Ten Commandments case

    07/27/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 48 replies
    NewsOk ^ | 7/27/2015 | Rick M. Green
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a last ditch attempt by the state to keep a Ten Commandments monument next to the Oklahoma Capitol. The court ordered it removed, and on Monday denied a request from the state to reconsider that order. The monument must be removed because it violates a section of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting state property from being used to further religions, the court said. "Obviously we're pleased with the decision," said Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma. "The whole case is controversial, but something that is undeniable is that the court is getting this right....
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • Silent 911 call leads police to find 5 fatally stabbed in Oklahoma home; 2 relatives held

    07/23/2015 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Unattributed
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Police responding to a silent 911 call found five people stabbed to death inside a well-kept suburban Tulsa home, then detained two teenage male relatives of the victims after a police dog tracked them down in nearby woods. Broken Arrow Police Sgt. Thomas Cooper said Thursday that officers responded to the house near the Indian Springs Country Club after emergency operators received an "open 911 call" -- a call in which no one speaks but the line remains connected. Police traced the number to the home and found a scene so disturbing that police warned that...
  • Senator: Planned Parenthood Says the Liver and Heart Has Value. No. The Unborn Baby Has Value

    07/22/2015 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    On July 16, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) addressed the U.S. Senate regarding Planned Parenthood’s video showing their Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, negotiating the sale of body parts of aborted babies it kills in its facilities. In the video, which was seen by over two-million people, Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses altered abortion procedures in order to get intact body parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up. Sen. Lankford said, “This comes back to the ultimate irony that we would literally tear one...
  • Oklahoma earthquake felt in Arkansas and Missouri [USGS: 4.4]

    07/21/2015 3:35:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    KSPR ^ | 7/21/15 | Melody Pettit
    An earthquake rattled the state of Oklahoma and its impact felt hundreds of miles away including in Arkansas and Missouri. The 4.4 quake happened Monday afternoon, its epicenter located just nine miles east of Cherokee, Oklahoma near the border with Kansas. No reports have been made of injuries or damage. You can stay up to date on the latest earthquakes just by checking the KSPR weather app. just apply the earthquake settings.
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine Endorses Cruz for President

    07/20/2015 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 7/20/2015
    Oklahoma Conservative Says Cruz is a “Winner” and “Proven Fundraiser”HOUSTON, Texas – Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine, one of the most principled conservatives in the House of Representatives, has endorsed U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President. Bridenstine is a vocal leader among a growing group of young conservatives in the House that have pushed for smaller, more accountable government, full repeal of Obamacare, and protections for religious liberty. The Oklahoma Republican becomes the sixth Member of Congress to endorse Cruz following announcements from Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin.In a recent Breitbart.com op-ed Bridenstine...
  • Gov. Fallin Authorizes Officials to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel at Certain Facilities

    07/19/2015 1:03:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    In response to the attack on Marines in Tennessee, Gov. Mary Fallin has authorized Oklahoma military officials to arm full-time personnel at facilities similar to the ones that were attacked on Thursday. On Thursday, four Marines were killed at a Naval Reserve center when a gunman opened fire on the facility. On Friday, Gov. Fallin issued an executive order that allows Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher to arm certain full-time personnel in military installations throughout Oklahoma. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Gov. Fallin said. “It is painful enough when we lose members...
  • Vandals Deface Confederate Memorial in Oklahoma City

    07/19/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 16, 2015 | LESLIE RANGEL
    The Confederate debate is heating up once again, and now vandals have taken to defacing confederate soldier monuments at one metro cemetery. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a group which only relatives of those who fought in the war can join. While they recognize that, today, the Confederate Flag is not popular, the group say it’s no excuse for defacing a memorial honoring soldiers who died. ‘Rest in peace’ is the purpose of cemeteries everywhere. But that peace was disturbed sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning. “I want to be forgiving, but it really hurts us to have our...
  • Oklahoma Black Man Leads Presidential Protest by Waving Confederate Flag

    07/19/2015 10:59:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 15, 2015 | LESLIE RANGEL
    The President’s Oklahoma visit sparked controversy all over the state. Supporters of the confederate flag have their own message to send to President Obama. In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event is someone you might not expect to see standing behind this cause. It is a red, white and blue that, for many, carries a message of hate… but that’s not the point these folks want to get...
  • Oklahoma gov orders arms for state military personnel

    07/18/2015 4:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) issued an executive order late Friday authorizing certain full-time military personnel in her state to be armed following a deadly shooting the previous day in Tennessee. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement accompanying her executive order. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities," she said. Fallin's order applies to those on military installations in Oklahoma,...
  • Obama says that without family support he could have been in prison

    07/16/2015 7:05:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 16, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Juliet Eilperin
    EL RENO, Okla. — President Obama, who in recent weeks has shed any reticence to talk about racism and discrimination in American life, suggested inside the walls of a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday that under different circumstances, he could have been there as an inmate rather than as president. “That’s what strikes me — there but for the grace of God,” the president said, standing in an empty cellblock with polished concrete floors and gray-and-white walls. Minutes after he had finished meeting with six nonviolent drug offenders in El Reno federal prison, a medium-security facility, Obama said his...
  • In Oklahoma, Obama Attacks Talk Radio

    07/16/2015 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Barack Obama. What is it about Oklahoma and Democrat presidents. Bill Clinton went into -- actually he didn't do this in Oklahoma City. I think he actually blamed me for Oklahoma City while he was in Michigan. But there's something about Oklahoma that makes Democrat presidents think about me and talk radio. After the Oklahoma City bombing, Bill Clinton made a speech and talked about the hateful anti-American rhetoric (imitating Clinton) "that you can hear on the airwaves every day in America. And it's not right." And it was clear, the only person on the airwaves that mattered...
  • Oklahoma black man leads presidential protest by waving Confederate Flag

    07/16/2015 11:41:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | 07/16/2015 | BY LESLIE RANGEL
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The President’s Oklahoma visit sparked controversy all over the state. Supporters of the confederate flag have their own message to send to President Obama. In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event is someone you might not expect to see standing behind this cause. It is a red, white and blue that, for many, carries a message of hate… but that’s not the point these folks...
  • Protesters Greet Obama in Oklahoma Waving Confederate Flags — and Demonstration Organizer

    07/16/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/15/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    president Barack Obama was greeted at his hotel in Oklahoma City Wednesday night by protesters proudly displaying Confederate flags.
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • While Most Babies are Aborted, World’s Oldest Woman With Down Syndrome is 74-Years-Old

    07/12/2015 7:59:37 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    1.6k 117 3 In Oklahoma, 74-year-old Dollie Grissom has Down syndrome and is currently the oldest woman alive known to have the condition. Grissom is one of nine children and her family visits her several times a week at Chickasha Nursing Center. Her sister, Marilyn Crossen said, “This is home so we just come to her. I wouldn’t take her out of here for anything.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the life expectancy of someone with Down’s has increased exponentially since the 1900’s. In 1910, a person born with the condition was expected to live to age ten but now...
  • Obama to Make First-Ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison for VICE Special

    07/10/2015 12:43:42 PM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies
    vice news ^ | 07-10-2015 | By VICE News
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will visit the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma next week to participate in a VICE special on America's criminal justice system. It will make Obama the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison. As part of the VICE special airing this fall on HBO, Obama and VICE founder Shane Smith, host of the special, will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff, and law enforcement officials. Related: VICE News' coverage of crime and drugs Located in central Oklahoma, El Reno is a medium-security facility that houses 1,300 inmates...
  • New York group asks court to block Oklahoma abortion law

    07/10/2015 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for a New York-based reproductive rights group plan to be in an Oklahoma courtroom to ask a judge to block an Oklahoma law that requires abortion providers to have a physician with local hospital admitting privileges on-site when abortion procedures are performed. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in October on behalf of an Oklahoma doctor who performs nearly half the state's abortions. A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled Thursday before Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews.
  • Buchanan: The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience

    07/09/2015 7:50:45 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 74 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol. Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” ... monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and...
  • OK governor defies Supreme Court — Ten Commandments will stay at capitol

    07/08/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/07/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    There’s a showdown at the OK capitol. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vowed that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, which the state Supreme Court recently ruled was unconstitutional, will remain through appeal, KOCO reports. “The Ten Commandments monument was built to recognize and honor the historical significance of the Commandments in our state’s and nation’s systems of laws,” Fallin says in a statement. “The monument was built and maintained with private dollars. It is virtually identical to a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol which the United States Supreme Court ruled to be permissible. It...
  • Oklahoma gov to keep Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds, report says

    07/08/2015 7:54:03 AM PDT · by dware · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.08.2015 | Fox News
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol will stay there despite the state's Supreme Court ruling it violated the Constitution and must be removed. The Tulsa World reports Fallin and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to reconsider the 7-2 decision that was handed down last week after a challenge from the ACLU of Oklahoma on behalf of three plaintiffs.
  • OK Gov. Defies State Supreme Court: 10 Commandments Monument Remains

    07/07/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    One governor is showing the way to stand up to anti-Judeo-Christian secularists assaulting Biblical values. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin defied the state’s supreme court, asserting that the Ten Commandments monument stationed at the Capitol will remain despite the court’s ruling that it has to be removed. Prompted by the ACLU, which filed a challenge on behalf of four plaintiffs, the court ruled 7-2 to overrule a lower court ruling allowing the monument to stay. SNIP On Tuesday, Fallin continued, “Oklahoma is a state where we respect the rule of law, and we will not ignore the state courts...
  • Authorities: Suspect In Crash That Killed Bob Barry Jr. Previously Deported 3 Times

    07/03/2015 2:18:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    News 9 Oklahoma ^ | June 24, 2015
    Authorities confirmed Wednesday morning that a man, accused of causing a crash that killed local sports journalist Bob Barry Jr., had previously been deported three times.
  • Satanic Temple Looking for New Home for Baphomet Statue After Oklahoma Court’s Ruling

    07/03/2015 12:41:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 2, 2015
    After the decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to remove the Ten Commandments Monument outside the state Capitol, the Satanic Temple is now looking for another home for its Baphomet monument. In 2012, Rep. Mike Ritze paid for the installation of a Ten Commandments Monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol’s front lawn. Since he paid for the Commandments himself, it was classified as a donation and was allowed to be placed on government property. After the Ten Commandments Monument was placed at the Oklahoma Capitol, the Satanic Temple announced that it wanted to donate a public monument to “complement and...
  • Oklahoma's Highest Court Rules Against Ten Commandments Display on Gov't Property

    07/02/2015 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court ruled that a Ten Commandments display on the capitol grounds of Oklahoma City must be removed. In a 7-2 decision released Tuesday, the state's highest court concluded that the privately-funded 6-foot tall granite monument violates the Oklahoma constitution, which states, "No public ... property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any ... system of religion ...." "Because the monument at issue operates for the use, benefit or support of a sect or system of religion, it violates Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution...
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...
  • 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court rules

    06/30/2015 11:30:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    KOCO ^ | 6/30/2015 | Unattributed
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution. The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature." Attorney General Scott Pruitt argued that the monument is nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oklahoma justices said the local monument violates Oklahoma's constitution. Private funds were used to erect the monument in 2012. Since...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court orders removal of Ten Commandments monument

    06/30/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    KFGO.com ^ | 06/30/2015 | Reuters
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Ten Commandments monument placed on State Capitol grounds must be removed because the Oklahoma Constitution bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion. The 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter) stone monument, paid for with private money and supported by lawmakers in the socially conservative state, was installed in 2012, prompting complaints that it violated the U.S. Constitution's provisions against government establishment of religion, as well as local laws. In a 7-2 decision, the court said the placement of the monument violated a section in the state's constitution, which says no...
  • Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug

    06/29/2015 7:22:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciating pain. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision. He was joined by the court’s four more conservative justices. The drug, the sedative midazolam, played a part in three long and apparently painful executions last year. It was used in an effort to render inmates unconscious before they were injected with other, severely painful drugs. Four condemned inmates in Oklahoma challenged the use of the drug, saying it...
  • WATCH: Woman Who Was Nearly Beheaded By Jihadist in Oklahoma

    06/24/2015 6:50:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last year at a Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, self radicalized jihadist Alton Nolon beheaded a woman named Colleen Hufford, a grandmother, and attempted to do the same to another. They were his co-workers and he had been recently fired. Nolen was stopped when CEO Mark Vaughan shot him with a rifle on hand. Now the woman who survived the attack, Traci Johnson, is speaking out in an interview with Megyn Kelly. She describes the horrific experience and talks about how she was a millimeter away from death. "He got a millimeter away from my jugular cord," Johnson...
  • Senator: Pope’s Words Will Be Used To Justify ‘Largest’ Tax Increase In History

    06/19/2015 12:42:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    While the Obama administration and environmentalists celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical on global warming, Sen. Jim Inhofe is warning the pope’s views on the subject could be used by the left to enact the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. “I disagree with the pope’s philosophy on global warming,” the Oklahoma Republican said in a statement. “I am concerned that his encyclical will be used by global warming alarmists to advocate for policies that will equate to the largest, most regressive tax increase in our nation’s history.” Francis’s encyclical, called “Laudato Si,” calls for reducing fossil fuel use and increasing green...
  • Oklahoma Teen Gets Life in Prison for Killing of Australian

    06/16/2015 1:13:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2015
    An Oklahoma teenager charged with killing an Australian college baseball player has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. District Court judge Ken Graham on Tuesday handed down the punishment to 18-year-old Chancey Allen Luna. A jury had convicted Luna of first-degree murder in shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Lane. Lane was shot in the back while he was jogging in Duncan. Defense attorneys say Luna fired the shot, but only meant to scare Lane.
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine and Sen. Ted Cruz: Unleash the American energy renaissance now

    06/14/2015 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Isara · 90 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, June 13, 2015 | U.S. REP. JIM BRIDENSTINE & SEN. TED CRUZ
    For decades, entrepreneurs in Oklahoma and Texas have looked to the immense natural resources found beneath our states’ soil, convinced that with a dream and a little hard work they could revolutionize an industry. These entrepreneurs have characterized the innovative spirit that has made the sister states places of promise for countless Americans. We are proud to represent Oklahoma and Texas, respectively, and together we believe we can unleash the American energy renaissance that is already underway. To do so, we need to scale back the government, restore state and local control, and welcome technological advancement to tap into the...