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  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Man Gets City’s Attention by Throwing ‘Birthday Party’ for Massive Pothole

    04/28/2016 1:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Oklahoma drivers know a thing or two about potholes, but one Mississippi man got so fed up with the nuisance that he decided to get the city’s attention in a unique way. “After 14 calls to 311, I thought it was time to do something different,” said Eddie Prosser. Prosser says a huge pothole in the middle of his residential street has been a nightmare for drivers. Prosser told WJTV that the pothole appeared about 16 months ago, which caused two smaller potholes to form about a year ago. When his calls for help went unanswered, Prosser decided to throw...
  • Oklahoma Governor Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Legislation

    04/28/2016 1:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 28, 2016
    Oklahomans whose assets are unjustly seized through the civil asset forfeiture process can recover their attorney fees under a new state law. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday signed legislation passed by the House and Senate that allows for the recovery of attorney fees in forfeiture cases. Republican Sen. David Holt of Oklahoma City authored the bill and says he believes it will encourage
  • Oklahoma Approves Bill to Suspend the Medical Licenses of Any Doctor Who Does Abortions

    04/25/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A bill headed to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk this week would strip abortionists of their medical licenses and basically outlaw abortions in the state. The bill describes an abortion as “unprofessional conduct” and prohibits Oklahoma medical licensure officials from renewing or granting licenses to doctors who do abortions, except to save the mother’s life, according to the Washington Post. The state House passed the bill on Thursday in a strong, bipartisan vote; and the Oklahoma Senate passed it in March, LifeNews reported. Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm, who sponsored the measure, said the purpose is to protect unborn babies’...
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via “a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee” for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments

    04/21/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 9:59 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds. The House voted 65-7 late Thursday for a resolution calling for a statewide vote on whether to remove a constitutional prohibition on the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that section of the constitution in June when it ordered a 6-foot-tall granite Ten Commandments monument moved from the Capitol grounds. The monument’s removal angered many Oklahomans, particularly Republican lawmakers who vowed to return the...
  • Oklahoma Senate passes gun bill opposed by troopers, business groups

    04/20/2016 7:12:20 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 26 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 4-20-16 | Rick Green
    The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms without a permit and without training. A total of 34 organizations — including the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association, universities, chambers of commerce and hospitals — sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman in opposition to House Bill 3098 and House Joint Resolution 1009, a proposed ballot measure intended to make it harder to regulate guns. House Bill 3098 was approved 37-9. The joint resolution was not considered. Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, said the bill won't expand...
  • OK: Oklahoma Senate Nears Vote on Strong Arms Amendment

    04/13/2016 7:12:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma Second Amendment Supporters, particularly OK2A, have been pushing for a reform of the state Constitution's weak protection of the right to keep and bear arms.  The reform has strong support, but has been bottled up in committees.  The reform is needed because current Section II-26 has been ruled by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to offer little serious protection.  Here is the current version: The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing...
  • Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed

    04/11/2016 5:56:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Investigators identified nearly 2,000 cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it’s still struggling to stop the payments. Only slightly more than 300 cases have been disqualified, and Social Security is still “in the process of effectuating those terminations,” the agency told The Washington Times just days after the accused ringleader and two lead accomplices were indicted on federal fraud charges. Despite three investigations into suspicions of massive fraud, Social Security officials say they are assuming all of the applications are...
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s...
  • Employees at Oklahoma Burger King bust out windows after prank call (15 an hour)

    04/09/2016 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | 4/9/2016 | Kristen Shanahan,
    SHAWNEE, Okla. - A bizarre prank call is costing an Oklahoma fast food restaurant thousands of dollars. Police said someone claiming to be with the fire department convinced employees to vandalize their own store.
  • No license needed to carry handguns in Oklahoma under bill

    04/07/2016 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    KOCO/AP ^ | 04-06-2016
    Oklahomans would be allowed to openly carry firearms without a license, training or background checks under a bill that has easily cleared a Senate committee. ~SNIP~ The bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a firearm openly, unless they have been convicted of a felony. A license would still be needed to carry a firearm concealed.
  • Wildfire burns 72,000 Acres in Oklahoma

    03/23/2016 4:58:15 PM PDT · by rey · 39 replies
    kake ^ | 23 March 2016
    Only link. Rapidly changing situation. 72,000 acres in less than one day, 4 mile front. 125 mile perimeter. 30 MPH winds with 60 MPH gusts
  • Fires in Oklahoma Kansas - Anyone up on this?

    03/23/2016 4:54:04 PM PDT · by rey · 14 replies
    23 Mar 2016
    Is anybody up on this wildfire in Kansas/Oklahoma. Last I heard this thing hasd already consumed 71,000 acres in less than a day and had a head over 4 miles wide with 125 mile perimeter
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Anti-Abortion Petition Is Unconstitutional

    03/22/2016 4:35:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KOCO ^ | Mar 22, 2016
    An initiative petition calling for a statewide vote on whether to outlaw abortion is unconstitutional, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a two-page ruling, the state's highest court said the decision runs afoul of a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision involving abortion-related statutes in Pennsylvania and that the state Supreme Court "is not free to impose its own view of the law." The unanimous ruling says the petition is "facially unconstitutional" and that the state Supreme Court is duty bound by the United States and Oklahoma constitutions to 'follow the mandate of the United States Supreme Court on matters...
  • Mother, Daughter Arested in Broken Arrow After Woman Allegedly Stages Husband's Suicide

    03/22/2016 4:41:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KJRH ^ | Mar 22, 2016
    Two suspects have been identified after a woman allegedly shot her husband and made it look like a suicide. Police say they responded to the block of 18500 E 101st St. after receiving a report of a suicide. According to authorities, the man was found by his wife with a gunshot wound to the head. As police investigated, they say evidence began to suggest that the suicide was staged. As investigators spoke with family members about the day's events they found inconsistencies. Upon further investigation, police say they learned that 69-year-old Judith Nix allegedly shot her husband, 69-year-old Kenneth Nix....
  • [Warning] Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates

    03/21/2016 10:48:52 AM PDT · by windhover · 94 replies
    Anti Trump Infiltrators are moving into delegate positions in states Donald Trump has; either won by winner take all,or by proportionally awarded by percentage. This is being orchestrated by GOP County Chairmen, primarily in and out of County conventions. Rules differ by State and County with some delegates being appointed and others elected, so one size does not fit all cases. Here's the rub: Although all delegates are bound to vote for the delegates on the FIRST ballot. After that they can vote to change convention Rules and vote for any candidate you want. If you do not have a...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump (Coburn or Perry 3rd party candidate)

    03/19/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 190 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say,...
  • Kristol Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

    03/19/2016 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 128 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 March 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol, son of Irving, has been one of the leading forces trying to broker the convention to throw out the will of the people if Donald Trump fails to make it to 1,237 delegates before July. But even if Trump reaches 1,237, Kristol and the gang are considering running a third-party candidate against him to split the vote, ensure that Hillary Clinton wins, and keep control...
  • Oklahoma GOP leaders block bill that would define abortion as murder

    03/16/2016 4:57:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 16, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Republican leaders in the Oklahoma State Senate have blocked SB 1118, a bill to classify abortion as first-degree murder punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty, from coming up for a floor vote. Last week, Live Action News reported that the bill was introduced by Republican State Senator Joe Silk in response to a 30,000-signature petition drive calling for a more absolute and immediate stand against abortion than incremental pro-life legislation. Tactically, there are differing schools of thought in the pro-life movement regarding whether state legislatures should go as far as total criminalization before overturning Roe v. Wade. However,...
  • Oklahoma Bill Would Make Abortion Providers Guilty of Murder — but the Legislation Is Being...

    03/09/2016 12:59:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    blaze.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jon Street
    FULL TITLE: Oklahoma Bill Would Make Abortion Providers Guilty of Murder — but the Legislation Is Being Held Up by an Unlikely Group A bill making its way through the Oklahoma legislature would make anyone who performs an abortion guilt of first-degree murder — but the legislation is currently being held up by Democrats and Republicans alike, who say the proposed law goes too far. “It’s still being stopped, which is very very frustrating,” state Sen. Joseph Silk (R), who authored the bill told KFOR-TV.
  • Abortion Abolitionists Successfully Lobby Oklahoma Legislature to Treat Abortion as Murder

    03/07/2016 7:26:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    christiannewswire.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | T. Russell Hunter,
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hundreds of supporters of a recently filed Petition Initiative to Abolish Human Abortion in Oklahoma have been lobbying the Oklahoma Legislature to put forward a bill criminalizing abortion as murder. The original plan was to put a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting abortion on the November ballot. The question would have allowed the people of Oklahoma to vote to end the practice of abortion or to retain it. But, the ACLU of Oklahoma filed a protest, halting the collection of signatures and forcing the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow or deny the abolitionists...
  • Oklahoma Family Finds Dog Bleeding on Front Porch, Note Left by Deputy

    03/04/2016 10:40:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | MARCH 4, 2016
    An Oklahoma mother is furious after she says a deputy shot her family dog while she was away and left him on the porch with a note. “The deputy came on to my property when nobody was home,” Angie Laymon told KJRH. “When my German Shepherd did his job and approached the officer barking, the officer shot him.” Laymon says she and her children were at church when the shooting occurred. Three hours later, they arrived home to find their dog, Bruno, bleeding on the porch from a gunshot wound. In addition to finding their dog, Laymon also found a...
  • A Big Night for Cruz

    03/02/2016 12:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 2, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    In winning Texas by 16 points, winning Oklahoma, winning (as of this writing) Alaska, and finishing second in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Tennessee, Ted Cruz has now solidified his grip on second place in the ‎GOP presidential race. He increased his lead over Marco Rubio in states won, votes won, and delegates won--and unless Rubio can win in Florida in two weeks (or John Kasich can win in Ohio), Cruz may soon be battling Donald Trump one-on-one (more or less) for the Republican nomination. But how can Cruz beat Trump? The number-one thing that needs to be undone from the...
  • Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment

    03/02/2016 12:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/2/16 | tyler durden
    Just one day after the DOJ unveiled its had indicted Chesapeake Founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon on federal charges of conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases, moments ago the Oklahoma Police announced that he was found dead in a car accident, when while traveling in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed he crashed while driving on a two-lane highway and was engulfed in flames. FORMER CHESAPEAKE CEO MCCLENDON DEAD AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: CNBCOKLAHOMA CITY POLICE SAY AUBREY MCCLENDON DEADMCCLENDON WAS GOING FASTER THAN SPEED LIMIT: POLICEMCCLENDON WAS ALONE IN 2013 CHEVY...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruz’s Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick O’Connor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • CRUZ WINS Oklahoma and Texas!

    03/01/2016 6:18:24 PM PST · by for-q-clinton · 559 replies
    fox news ^ | 1Mar | fox news
    Cruz wins two more! GOPe loses again!!!
  • Fox News calls Texas and Oklahoma for Cruz

    03/01/2016 6:16:36 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 16 replies
    Fox News | March 1, 2016
    Texas and Oklahoma called for Cruz in the last 20 minutes.
  • *Live Super Tuesday Election Thread 3/1/16*

    03/01/2016 9:42:49 AM PST · by tatown · 3,042 replies
    3/1/2016 | tatown
    Well the big day is here, enjoy!
  • The U.S. Still Dominates World Oil Prices

    02/29/2016 11:55:34 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 29-02-2016 | Art
    World oil prices are controlled by the amount of crude oil stored at Cushing, Oklahoma. That’s because Cushing is the pricing point for WTI (West Texas Intermediate) oil prices, the most-traded oil futures contract in the world. Cushing Storage Rules World Oil Prices WTI and Brent oil prices have good negative correlation with the volume of crude oil stored at Cushing. Comparative inventory, the present volume of oil compared with the 5-year average, and oil-price volatility, the rate at which the price of oil moves up and down
  • Coburn endorses Rubio. slams Trump

    02/29/2016 7:39:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 70 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 2/29/2016 | Chris Casteel
    Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn on Monday endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for the GOP presidential nomination and said Donald Trump was 'perpetuating a fraud'. Coburn, a Republican who was Oklahoma's most popular political figure when he resigned in early 2015......
  • Polls: Trump winning in Alabama, Oklahoma

    02/29/2016 8:55:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/29/2016 | Nick Gass
    Ahead of Super Tuesday, Donald Trump holds strong double-digit leads in the solidly Republican-majority states of Alabama and Oklahoma, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University polls from both states released Monday. Among likely Democratic primary voters, Hillary Clinton is head and shoulders above Bernie Sanders, but in Oklahoma, the race is within the margin of error, with Sanders holding an advantage. In Alabama, where Trump on Sunday held a rally to announce the endorsement of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the real estate magnate has the support of 42 percent of likely primary voters. In second place is Florida...
  • LIVE THREAD: Lawton, OK - Cruz To Victory Rally with Ted Cruz and Special Guest Glenn Beck!

    02/28/2016 11:28:32 AM PST · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 133 replies
    See link to register for tickets. And Glenn Back never disappoints (<-- note some irony in this statement).
  • Super Tuesday Scorecard: Big night possible for Donald Trump (State by State Forecast)

    02/28/2016 7:33:34 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Feb 16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump is poised to grow his delegate lead over the Republican field with a strong showing on Super Tuesday. The long-time GOP front-runner leads in the latest polls in eight of the 11 states that will vote on March 1, and heÂ’s the only candidate who is competitive across-the-board. Even worse for TrumpÂ’s rivals is that you must win at least 20 percent of the vote to get any delegates in the four states with the largest prizes. The latest polls show Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson are below the threshold in all four of those states,...
  • Glenn Beck to appear with Ted Cruz in Oklahoma City on Sunday

    02/28/2016 8:13:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    KOCO ^ | 2/26/16 | KOCO
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is coming to Oklahoma for three campaign stops. Cruz will appear in Tulsa and Oklahoma City on Sunday. Cruz is scheduled to be in Tulsa at 12:30 p.m. and Oklahoma City at 4 p.m. Cruz will also appear in Lawton at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Tulsa event will be at Expo Square. Cruz will appear with Glenn Beck at the Chevy Bricktown Event Center. He will be at the Comanche Fairgrounds in Lawton.
  • NY Daily News targets Gov. Chris Christie over Donald Trump support with KKK cover

    02/27/2016 9:33:28 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    A major New York newspaper critical of Donald Trump is turning its fire on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for endorsing Trump for president. Saturday's New York Daily News front page calls Christie "MAN WITH A KLAN," displaying the governor alongside hooded Ku Klux Klan members. Below the headline, the newspaper says: "Just days after ex-KKK leader urges haters to vote for Donald, Christie endorses him."
  • Man dressed in 'KKK endorses Trump' shirt thrown out of Trump rally

    02/27/2016 2:12:14 PM PST · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/27/2016
    A man was thrown out of a Donald Trump rally in Oklahoma City after being spotted wearing a shirt with the slogan "KKK endorses Trump". The man wore a white shirt with the slogan crudely written on it, prompting chants and booing from the crowd.
  • Donald Trump Makes Another Campaign Stop In OKC

    02/27/2016 9:23:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    News 9 ^ | 2/26/16 | GRANT HERMES
    Speaking to crowd of thousands in Oklahoma City on Friday night, Donald Trump received huge applause while going through a list of his greatest campaign hits on his third formal visit to Oklahoma. The entrepreneur and real estate mogul turned GOP front runner reiterated his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the country of Mexico pay for the building costs. Trump doubled-down on his stance to bring back waterboarding and even said he was “fine” with “going two or three steps above it.” Trumps call to bring back “extraordinary rendition” and torture to U.S. war...
  • Live Stream: 2 Trump Rallies Today! Fort Worth, TX @ 12 pm & Oklahoma City, OK @ 6 pm (CST)

    02/26/2016 2:41:55 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,133 replies
    Fort Worth, Texas Friday, February 26, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Fort Worth, TX at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm (CST). According to Wikipedia: Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) in Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise counties-serving as the seat for Tarrant County. According to the 2014 census estimates, Fort Worth has a population of...
  • Extra security planned after threats made towards Muslim Day at the Capitol

    02/25/2016 11:20:50 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Fox25 ^ | 2/21/16 | Kylen Mills
    Leaders with CAIR-Oklahoma say they're worried about participants safety. Organizers say it's supposed to be a special day for Muslims to take part in their local government, but instead they're fighting hate speech and threats. . . "...And I want our fellow Oklahomans to know that our religion is one of peace, and love, of mercy and compassion," said Soltani.
  • Poll: Trump leads in Oklahoma days before Super Tuesday (Trump 29%, Rubio 21%, Cruz 20%)

    02/24/2016 12:07:53 PM PST · by No Dems 2016 · 12 replies
    With less than a week before election day, Donald Trump is widening his lead in Oklahoma's Republican primary race, according to a poll released Wednesday. The real estate mogul is holding an eight-point lead over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 29 percent to Rubio's 21 percent, according to the poll. That lead has widened from just 5 percent two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Rubio has overtaken Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was in second place two weeks ago with 25 percent. Cruz polled at 20 percent in this week's poll. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson came in fourth, with 6 percent, and...
  • Donald Trump to make second Oklahoma City campaign appearance (This Friday)

    02/24/2016 6:51:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 2/22/16 | Staff Reports
    Donald Trump will make the second Oklahoma City appearance of his presidential campaign on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Trump will be having an event Friday at the Cox Convention Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the 6 p.m. event, according to Trump's website.
  • Cruz outraises Rubio in Super Tuesday states

    02/23/2016 10:35:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KENS-TV | February 23, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2016/02/23/ted-cruz-marco-rubio-super-tuesday-states-fundraising/80802330/
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds abortion drug restriction

    02/23/2016 6:25:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 23, 2016 | Danny David
    On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding House Bill 2684, which restricts the use of abortion-inducing drugs. The legislation requires that doctors administer abortion-inducing drugs only while following Food and Drug Administration protocols. The bill was signed in 2014 by Governor Mary Fallin, but last year, an abortion chain sued, claiming the FDA’s rules are outdated, and an Oklahoma judge overturned the bill, claiming it was unconstitutional. The state’s highest court disagreed, finding that House Bill 2684 does not violate constitutional provisions. However, the court also strangely took a dig at abortion safety laws, saying, “We...
  • Historic Hotel’s Bedbugs Sideline Kyrie Irving

    02/23/2016 8:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 23 Feb 2016
    Kyrie Irving did not sleep tight because the team hotel did let the bed bugs bite Saturday night. "Our team said I was out with flu-like symptoms," Irving confessed to the media Monday night about his absence from Sunday's game against the Oklahoma. "It was honestly from the bed bugs from the frickin' Hilton that we stayed at." The Cavaliers stayed at the oldest hotel in Oklahoma City over the weekend ... Just imagine how freaked out you'd be if you saw friggin' five, big-ass bed bugs just sitting on your pillow," Irving told the media after Monday's loss to...
  • Action Alert: Calls Needed for Second / Fourth Amendment Bill [OK]

    02/22/2016 3:56:01 PM PST · by aragorn
    OK2A-Action ^ | February 22, 2016 | Tim Gillespie
    SB1142 by Senator Dahm will be heard in the Senate Tourism and Wildlife Committee this week. SB1142 is an OK2A requested bill that mirrors HB2859, which would restrict Game Wardens from entering private property without a warrant or probable cause. We have already discussed some of the misinformation about the issue last week (click here to read more). Those opposed to the bill have tried to make the discussion about poaching. This bill will not keep Game Wardens from catching poachers. They've tried to play the class warfare card. Never mind the fact this will apply to far more middle...
  • Action Alert: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Tuesday Afternoon [OK]

    02/22/2016 3:41:48 PM PST · by aragorn · 7 replies
    OK2A-Action ^ | February 22, 2016 | Tim Gillespie
    Republican State Representative Randy Grau, at the request of the District Attorney's Council, has authored a bill that would greatly weaken Oklahoma's "Stand Your Ground" law. Currently, when a judge rules that the protections of the Stand Your Ground law apply in a case, the prosecutors cannot appeal that ruling. Rep. Grau's bill, HB2521, would allow prosecutors to appeal that ruling. After heated opposition from Rep. Kevin Calvey (the original author of the Stand Your Ground law) and OK2A-Action during last week's Judiciary Committee meeting, Rep. Grau laid the bill over in order to keep it from being voted down....
  • Muslim man sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service

    02/17/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2016 6:43 PM EST | Sean Murphy
    A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim sued the owners Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases across the nation alleging anti-Islamic discrimination. The lawsuit on behalf of 29-year-old Raja'ee Fatihah, an employee with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, was filed in U.S. District Court in Muskogee against the owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in the small town of Oktaha. A sign posted on the business declared the range a "Muslim-free" establishment, and is similar to signs that have been...
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    02/16/2016 8:30:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Medium.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | David Shor
    Conventional wisdom among many of my peers in the "pro-Israel" community is that Rubio & Cruz are indistinguishable as it relates to support for Israel, and on Foreign Policy as a whole. Is that indeed true?...