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  • Moore Man Accused Of Child Sex Crimes During Game Of Truth Or Dare

    04/19/2014 1:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    news9 ^ | Lacie Lowry
    MOORE, Oklahoma - A game of truth or dare lead to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. Investigators said 20-year-old Danny Hilton played the game with a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, then one of them told her mom. An arrest affidavit said Hilton encouraged a game of truth or dare with the girls in February in his bedroom. The affidavit said Hilton's dares involved sexual acts. It stated Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to perform sex acts with him and with each other. Hilton's father told News 9 his son played the game...
  • Abortion Survivor Wows Crowd With Speech on Forgiveness, Value of Human Life

    04/19/2014 5:57:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | APRIL 18, 2014
    An 18-year old abortion survivor brought a packed Convention for Life in Dublin to its feet with a moving and inspiring testimony on forgiveness and the value of every human life. (Video at bottom).Josiah Presley, originally from South Korea but now living in Oklahoma, said that when he first found out that his mother had wanted to abort him he was devastated and felt deep hurt and anger towards his birth parents.However, he said, the power of God’s love meant he realised that he was “important to God and that every child was important to God” and this led him...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesnt see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an upscale gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after theyre finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their drivers license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Watch this: bus bully gets taste of own medicine during attack

    04/16/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    FOX 25 (Oklahoma City) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jay Dillon
    A cell phone video shows a bullied boy receiving a bus beating from a girl on a school bus before he's pushed too far and fights back. However, it's it's surprisingly compassionate act at the end that may surprise you. The video, originally uploaded to YouTube but pulled down, was reuploaded to LiveLeak. The girl in the video can be seen standing over him, pulling his hair, and slapping him in the face.
  • Video Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! In mid April!
  • Vanity: Lets Get Ted And America A TW

    04/12/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 22 replies
    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. The choice is between James Lankford And... TW SHANNON Lankford is being backed by special interest groups, McCain and Huckabee. Shannon is being backed by Sarah, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund and Dr. Ben Carson. This is freaking OKLAHOMA! There's no reason we shouldn't elect the MOST CONSERVATIVE Senator in the Entire Nation! Obama didn't win ONE COUNTY either election!!!! Lankford's record is clear. He supports AMNESTY for illegals, and voted for Obamacare FOUR TIMES....
  • Oklahoma-Texas border dispute has ranchers worried (BLM also pushing Texas Red River Range War)

    04/11/2014 6:43:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Red TV ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | RFD-TV News Staff
    BYERS, Texas (RFD-TV) Most people think the border between Texas and Oklahoma is the Red River. Unfortunately, its a little more complicated than that, especially along the part of the river where Tommy Henderson and his family ranch. Henderson lost a lawsuit 30 years ago that moved part of the northern Texas border over a mile to the south. The Bureau of Land Management [BLM] took 140 acres of his property and didnt pay him one cent. Now, they want to use his case as precedent to seize land along a 116-mile stretch of the river. Theyre wanting to take...
  • NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY

    04/11/2014 3:03:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 71 replies
    AP/Breitbart | 4/11/2014 | staff
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun. The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. In a news release, NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox called McConnell a true champion of the Second Amendment. Likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes mocked McConnell, saying he was holding...
  • Palin and Huckabee Back Different Candidates in Oklahoma GOP Senate Primary

    04/09/2014 10:51:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Another Tea Party versus Republican establishment battle is brewing in this June's Oklahoma Republican U.S. Senate primary, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has come out on the other side of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. On Monday, Huckabee endorsed Congressman Jim Lankford (R-OK). In March, Palin endorsed Lankford's rival, T.W. Shannon, former Speaker of the House in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. On Wednesday of last week Tea Party favorite Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) endorsed Shannon. Then on Friday, Dr. Ben Carson also endorsed Shannon. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which is backing a host of Tea Party challengers around...
  • Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay

    04/08/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-8-2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay Andrew Stiles // April 8, 2014 5:01 pm New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), fourth from left. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan (D) celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday: Governor Hassan Proclaims Equal Pay Day, Urges Support for New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act http://t.co/FcVQiPlJZM— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) April 8, 2014 Of the 21 Democratic state governors, Hassan is the only woman. From the Democratic Governors Association website:There are four times as many female Republican governors:Women are amazing. Why do Democrats hate them so much?
  • GOPs Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a live and let live approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. Whether youre gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them, Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • Oklahoma Bill Helps Moms Pressured to Abort Their Disabled Unborn Babies

    04/07/2014 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A bill pending in the Oklahoma legislature would provide support for pregnant moms facing pressure to have an abortion when confronted with ultrasound scans showing their baby has severe disabilities. Whether its from doctors, family or society, parents of unborn children with very severe physical disabilities that could claim their lives shortly after birth often face pressure to have an abortion. The pro-life Perinatal Hospice Bill, HB 2685, was approved by the Health Committee to address that. clodaghAs Oklahomans for Life tells LifeNews.com, The bill addresses the rare but tragic circumstance where a pregnant woman is told that her unborn...
  • Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

    04/05/2014 10:12:26 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 20 replies
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 04/05/2014 | Carey Gillam
    Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said. Those two were preceded by two more, at 2.6 magnitude, and 2.5 magnitude, that also rolled...
  • Free Market Friday: Roadblock to Progress

    04/05/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX
    The Journal Record ^ | 04/03/14 | Michael C. Carnuccio
    Unless Oklahoma continues efforts to grow the size of our states economic pie, tax-consuming interests will become more aggressive in their efforts to seize what they believe to be their piece of the pie in its current size. In this struggle, some will win and some will lose. On Monday, we began to see a little more clearly how this could play out, as thousands of public school employees from across the state took off work, some with pay, to go to the Capitol and pressure state lawmakers to direct more taxpayer dollars to public education. Their school administrators encouraged...
  • Chicken conservation plan likened to mafia extortion ( Kansas )

    03/31/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Kansas Watchdog ^ | January 24, 2014 | Travis Perry
    A decision pending with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could have huge ramifications for rural Kansans living in the western third of the state. In limbo is the question of whether the lesser prairie-chicken should be listed as a threatened species under provisions of the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The species inhabits land spanning Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. ... Kansas, in cooperation with the four other states affected by the issue a coalition known as the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has attempted to stave-off such a decision with the development of...
  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburns Obamacare concern

    04/01/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is battling cancer and will retire at the end of his term.... When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country arent covered under Obamacare while arguing that the laws problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds." Coburn, a medical doctor battling cancer, panned the coverage offered to cancer patients. "Nineteen of the cancer centers in this country, only five are covered under Obamacare," he told the Washington Examiner Tuesday, a data point he
  • WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz at Heritages Resource Bank

    03/29/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 28 2014 | Ted Cruz
    NEW ORLEANS Few senators have sparked more excitement and debate in their first year in Washington as Sen. Ted Cruz. Today, the Texas Republican delivers the closing address at The Heritage Foundations Resource Bank meeting. The Foundry will broadcast Cruzs speech live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET. Outside of Washington, Cruz is perhaps best known for his efforts to stop Obamacare before implementation began last fall. In recent months, hes been an vocal supporter of conservative principles on a range of issues. Just this week, Cruz filed the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation hes sponsoring with Rep. Jim Bridenstine...
  • SEN. CRUZ AND REP. BRIDENSTINE FILE AMERICAN ENERGY RENAISSANCE BILLS

    03/28/2014 11:44:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2014, 6:05 AM PDT | BOB PRICE
    Nearly one month after Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke before a group of oilfield executives and employees to announce his idea of an American Energy Renaissance Act to increase jobs and energy independencehis office recently announced the filing of similarly-named legislation. During his speech reported on by Breitbart Texas in February, Cruz said, The American energy renaissance that is beginning before our eyes can help save us from the Obama economy. Sen. Cruz announced--in conjunction with Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)--the filing of legislation that could bring the goal of new, high-paying jobs for Americans to reality. Together, the Republicans announced...
  • SCF endorses T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

    03/27/2014 2:22:03 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 9 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 3/27/14 | Matt Hoskins
    SCF endorses T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma. Fellow Conservatives: We are very proud to announce our support today for T.W. Shannon (R-OK) who is running for the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma. T.W. Shannon (R-OK)As many of you know, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is retiring at the end of the year. Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) decided not to run for the seat, but T.W. Shannon has stepped forward for conservatives. T.W. Shannon is the former Speaker of the House in the Oklahoma legislature. He was elected by his Republican colleagues as the youngest and first African American House...
  • U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines

    03/26/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://www.judicialwatch.org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Staff
    Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipmentalso used to train American troopseven after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine. The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say....
  • Crude oil inventories at Cushing down 29% over the past seven weeks

    03/26/2014 11:34:07 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | March 19, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, the primary crude oil storage location in the United States and the delivery location for the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract, declined 12 million barrels (29%) over the past seven weeks. On March 14, 2014, Cushing inventories were 30 million barrels, 19 million barrels lower than a year ago and the lowest level since early 2012. The recent drawdown of stocks at Cushing resulted from (1) the startup of TransCanada's Cushing Marketlink pipeline, which is now moving crude from Cushing to the U.S. Gulf Coast; (2)...
  • Krugman calls senators cancer story garbage

    01/29/2014 3:41:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-29-14 | Chuck Ross
    New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman is questioning Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburns claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. Its a garbage story, it really is, said Krugman in a back-and-forth with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on CNN after the State of the Union on Tuesday. Coburn, who announced earlier this month that hell resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBCs Morning Joe that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.
  • TEXAS SEES GREATER DECLINES IN WELFARE THAN NATION, CALIFORNIA NUMBERS RISE

    03/25/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | March 25,2014 | by CHUCK DEVORE
    The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. Californias SNAP caseload bucked the national trend, increasing 4.1 percent to 4.3 million recipients, the second-largest percentage increase in the nation behind Maryland. Eleven states saw an increase in their SNAP rolls, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska and Rhode Island , while...
  • Mark Levin Joins Sarah Palin in Endorsing T.W. Shannon

    03/25/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin endorsed Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon Monday. Shannon, arguably the most conservative House Speaker in Oklahoma's history, has been surging in the polls, propelled in part by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's endorsement. Shannon trailed Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) by 35 points but has closed the gap to single digits in a poll taken four days after Palin's endorsement. "I've taken a very close look at this race and have talked to a number of folks who know Shannon," Levin wrote on his Facebook page. "I want to join great conservatives, like my friend...
  • Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

    03/24/2014 10:29:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | NBC News
    "Lawyers for two men on death row in Oklahoma say the state has informed them it has a new execution protocol that would allow it to choose from any of five lethal injections. The change comes days after the state revealed that it had been unable to obtain the chemicals for its existing protocol: pentobarbital and vecuronium prompting a court to delay the executions of convicted murderers Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett for a month. In the revised protocol given to the men's defense team, prison officials outline five possible one-drug and three-drug injections it could use to kill...
  • 14 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday

    03/22/2014 8:43:05 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 79 replies
    Fox 25 Oklahoma City ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | John Miller
    <p>LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 14 earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0.</p> <p>The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. Three other quakes of magnitude 2.9, 3.0 and 3.3 were recorded Saturday afternoon in the Medford area.</p>
  • T.W. Shannon For U.S. Senate From Oklahoma [Sarah Palin's Official Endorsement]

    03/20/2014 7:20:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    SarahPAC.com ^ | 3/12/14 | Sarah Palin
    Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 65 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but thats not a position hes unfamiliar with. Hes had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his districts seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn't be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win....
  • Outside Groups Poll Shows Tightening Oklahoma Senate Primary

    03/19/2014 9:52:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 3/18/14 | Kyle Trygstad
    The special-election primary to replace resigning Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is tightening after an advertising blitz benefiting Republican state Speaker T.W. Shannon. A poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, an outside group backing Shannon, found the state speaker cutting into the early GOP primary lead of Rep. James Lankford. Lankford, who is the favorite to fill the remaining two years of Coburns term, led with 37 percent, followed by Shannon with 28 percent and former state Sen. Randy Brogdon with 7 percent. A half dozen candidates are running to replace Coburn, a...
  • Palin Endorsement Helps T.W.Shannon Close Deficit In OK Senate Primary

    03/19/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19th, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's endorsement last week has helped conservative Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon shave 26 points from his deficit to close within nine points of Rep. James Lankford. This was revealed in a newly released Public Opinion Strategy poll of Oklahoma GOP primary voters that was conducted four days after her endorsement. In a February poll of likely GOP primary voters in Oklahoma, Shannon trailed Lankford by 35 points (16%-51%). A month later, Shannon trails Lankford by nine points (28%-37%), knocking 26 points from Lankford's lead. The survey, which was commissioned by Oklahomans for a Conservative Future,...
  • Oklahoma court resets executions amid drug search

    03/18/2014 2:16:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/18/14 | Bailey Elise McBride - ap
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma court on Tuesday rescheduled a pair of executions set for this week and next so state prison officials will have more time to find a supply of drugs for the lethal injections. The decision came in a lawsuit in which two inmates had sought more information about the drugs that would be used to execute them later this month. The inmates had sought a stay of their executions, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals said that request was moot because the state Department of Corrections doesn't have enough drugs on hand to carry...
  • Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'

    03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Meredith Blake
    On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right? Well, it just so happens that host Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the theory of evolution just as the accidental preemption occurred. As first reported by the left-leaning website Raw Story, in the omitted portion, Tyson explained how "three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."
  • Several Sheriff's Asked to Disarm at Oklahoma State Capitol

    03/15/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://www.ktul.com ^ | march 14, 2014 | Burt Mummolo
    It's a building of dignity and honor, but what happened at the state capitol recently has law enforcement crying shame. "Everybody in that building knew who we were," said Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert, who, along with 40 other sheriffs from around the state, converged on the capitol as they do every year to meet and greet and lobby. Until... "One of the senators, who they wouldn't tell us, complained because we were armed in the building," he said. They were then given a choice, disarm or there's the door. "So we all packed up and left," he said. Colbert...
  • Oklahoma Won't Apply for Constitutional Convention, Votes Not There | Article V

    03/13/2014 5:42:36 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Oklahoma state House of Representatives decided not to apply for a constitutional convention. Oklahoma Won't Apply for Con-Con, Votes Not There 13 March 2014 After a close battle that featured several late nights, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives has decided not to vote to apply for a constitutional convention (con-con) under the authority of Article V of the Constitution. Put simply, the votes needed to approve the con-con application were not there, and it's now dead for this year's legislative session in Oklahoma. This is a crucial victory in the struggle to protect the Constitution and the...
  • Pro-life measures move forward in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and West Virginia

    03/09/2014 11:41:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) As the media debate the reason abortions declined over the last few years, pro-life voices say the record number of new laws restricting abortion played a role. The year 2014 is already shaping up to follow the trend of substantial pro-life legislation. Arizona Abortion facilities will no longer receive advance notice of state inspections, if the governor signs a proposed law. The state House of Representatives passed the measure, allowing unannounced health inspections of abortion facilities, by a vote of 34-22. Florida A woman tricked into ingesting an abortion-inducing drug that killed her child wants...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Oklahoma Death Row Inmate's Clemency Request Denied

    03/04/2014 7:04:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NewsOK ^ | March 4, 2014 | Graham Lee Brewer
    By Graham Lee Brewer Modified: March 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm Published: March 4, 2014 By a vote of 4 to 1, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board denied convicted murderer Charles Frederick Warner's request his execution be commuted to a life sentence at a Tuesday hearing. Warner, 46, is scheduled for lethal injection March 27 for raping and killing 11-month-old Adriana Waller in 1997. The infant was the child of his girlfriend. Warner was given the death penalty for the killing and 75 years for the rape.
  • Lawyers: Gay marriage a detriment to children

    02/24/2014 10:56:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 11:48 PM EST | Kristi Eaton
    Lawyers who are appealing a federal judges ruling that overturned Oklahomas ban on same-sex marriage said in a court filing Monday that legalizing gay marriage would harm children, undermine society and make traditional marriages unstable. The Alliance Defending Freedom cited courts and anthropologists, saying children are better off in a home with a mother and a father. It said traditional couples would be less likely to marry, or stay together, if marriage became a genderless institution not focused on procreation. U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled last month against Tulsa County Court Clerk Sally Howe Smith, whose office refused to...
  • Moore police respond to Norman man's death outside Warren Theatre

    02/19/2014 1:21:12 AM PST · by YankeeinOkieville · 9 replies
    NewsOK ^ | February 18, 2014 | Jennifer Palmer
    MOORE The citys police chief Tuesday defended the actions of officers being investigated after the death of a Norman man who was tackled and handcuffed early Saturday in the Warren Theatre parking lot.I know these officers, and I dont believe there was any ill will, Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings said in a news conference.Three Moore police officers and two off-duty game wardens were involved in the scuffle with Luis Rodriguez, 44. One of the officers and the game wardens were working security for the theater.Rodriguezs wife, Nair, caught some of the incident on video on her cellphone, which...
  • Scientists mystified as 20 earthquakes hit Oklahoma in one day

    02/18/2014 11:50:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter and Ap ^ | 11:50 EST, 18 February 2014
    Residents of Oklahoma were left feeling rattled over the weekend after a strong of some 20 earthquakes as powerful as 3.5 magnitude rocked the central part of the state on Saturday alone. Areas north of Oklahoma City felt the brunt of the temblors, which some say were accompanied by startling booms like the sound of an explosion. The mystery earthquake wave now has residents fearing for their personal safety and the security of their property. Meanwhile, scientists have been left scratching their heads over the quakes, which are becoming more frequent each day.
  • Family Says Moore Police Beat Father To Death

    02/16/2014 11:22:31 AM PST · by Altariel · 28 replies
    News 9 ^ | February 15, 2014 | Chris McKinnon
    MOORE, Oklahoma - Three Moore Police officers were put on administrative leave while detective investigate an in-custody death from overnight. The family of the man who died said police beat him badly and they recorded it with a cell phone camera. Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at the Warren Theater around midnight. Nair said she slapped her daughter then stormed away. Her husband, Luis, chased after her. That was when the family said officers confronted Luis Rodriguez and asked to see his identification. According to Lunahi and Nair, he tried to...
  • Oklahoma State Senate Votes To Bind State's Electoral Votes To National Popular Vote

    02/15/2014 6:14:40 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 155 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/15/14 | LD Jackson
    Here in Oklahoma, we like to call ourselves the reddest of red states. But even here, the insanity is encroaching and hard to keep at bay. That is why it is ever so important to keep a watchful eye over those who represent us, both on the national and state level.The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by a process known as the Electoral College. I'm not going to bore you with a long and complicated explanation of why that is the case, so here is my simple and condensed version. The United States is made...
  • Oklahoma Congressman(R): Washington Redskins On 'Wrong Side Of History'

    02/11/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 2/11/14
    ASHBURN, Virginia - The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new "community voices" campaign from the team. A letter sent Monday from Congressman Tom Cole [R-Oklahoma] and Senator Maria Cantwell [D-Washington], tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the league is on "the wrong side of history" and mentions the league's tax-exempt status. Cantwell chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. The lawmakers specifically objected to Goodell's Super Bowl week news conference, when he said the Redskins name has been "presented in a...
  • Obama launches 'climate hubs' to help farmers, communities

    02/05/2014 1:59:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Obama administration will announce the establishment of regional hubs focused on mitigating climate change on Wednesday. The hubs are the first-ever regional centers that will focus solely on risk adaptation and climate change solutions at seven locations across the country. "On the heels of passage of the farm bill, the administration will take executive action to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather and other damage it causes," a White House official said in an email ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Dubbed "climate hubs," the new centers will address issues like increasing risks...
  • Old Mexico Lives On (In The USA)

    02/01/2014 1:34:36 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    The Economist ^ | 2-1-2014
    Old Mexico Lives On Feb 1st 2014 On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders. (snip)
  • Anger rising: Obama's an 'enemy combatant'

    01/31/2014 6:54:18 PM PST · by Errant · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 31 January 2014 | WND Exclusive
    Voters in Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstines Oklahoma district may look meek and mild, maybe even sweet, but their opinions of President Obama reveal nothing but a battleground take-no-prisoners attitude. One lady, for example, said there needs to be changes in the Senate so we can impeach the S-O-B. Said another: Hes not president as far as Im concerned. Should be executed. Hes an enemy combatant. She complained that Congress is doing nothing, and that allows this moron to make decisions. He has no authority. None.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the deciders as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Oklahoma Considers Pro-Growth Tax Reform

    01/31/2014 1:58:54 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 1-31-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Last year, Oklahoma legislators voted on a tax reduction package to the states personal income tax. The measure passed the legislature and was signed by Governor Fallin. Ultimately, however, Oklahomas State Supreme Court struck down the tax cut measure. This is a topic that we have discussed in more detail previously. Pro-growth tax reform is again being considered in Oklahoma and the new measure, being considered in both houses, is even bolder than the tax cut package from last session. The 2013 tax cut package would have reduced the states personal income tax from 5.25 percent to 5 percent starting...
  • George Will - Four Words In ObamaCare

    <p>Oklahoma is at the center of one of the major lawsuits being brought against the Affordable Care Act, other wise known as the ACA or better still, ObamaCare. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is waging a war against the law, with good reason and cause. It is based on four words that were carefully considered and included in the language of the bill. George Will has a good description of what is going on.</p>
  • Much Better than Obamacare: The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Plan

    01/30/2014 1:37:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2014 | James Capretta
    The introduction of an Obamacare replacement plan by Republican senators Richard Burr (N.C.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) has given Obamacares apologists who admittedly have had very tough duty over the past four years a rare opportunity to get out of their defensive crouches and go on the attack. Not surprisingly, fast out of the gate has been Ezekiel Emanuel, who has a piece up at the New York Times website claiming that the fatal flaw of the Republican senators plan is that it would raise taxes on millions of American households. There are a couple...