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  • Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet

    07/15/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2019 | CNN
    Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President's comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "If he issues a statement on this we'll be sure to forward," said McConnell spokesman David Popp in response to a question from CNN. While many Republican leaders in Congress have thus far not spoken out, some GOP members...
  • Logan Co. man allegedly driving stolen vehicle filled with uranium, a rattlesnake

    07/11/2019 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | July 10, 2019 | Cassandra Sweetman
    GUTHRIE, Okla. - Two people were arrested after a traffic stop of a stolen car revealed the two had a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe. Stephen Jennings is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry security verification form. Rachael Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction. The traffic stop was made at 11 a.m. in a Guthrie neighborhood because the tag was expired. Jennings was in the driver's seat, Rivera in the...
  • Inside The Dangerous Rise Of ‘Abortion Reversal’ Bills (MEGA BARF)

    07/01/2019 3:32:36 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Huff PO ^ | June 29, 2019 | Melissa Jeltsen
    The rise of so-called “abortion reversal” bills has alarmed leading medical groups that say such legislation forces physicians to give misleading, unscientific and potentially dangerous advice to women, undermining the trusted doctor-patient relationship. So far this year, five states ― North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas — have passed legislation mandating that physicians counsel women that a medication abortion, a safe and common method for ending a pregnancy before 10 weeks, can be reversed. Similar laws are already on the books in South Dakota, Utah and Idaho. Arkansas expanded an existing law.
  • Oklahoma woman burned by own surveillance camera after setting fire to neighbor’s condemned home

    06/24/2019 12:41:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/19/2019 | David Boroff
    She burned herself. An Oklahoma woman was arrested for setting fire to her neighbor’s abandoned home after she was caught by her own surveillance camera in the act. Del City resident Annie Durham, 59, has been charged with second-degree arson in connection with the fire that was started on June 10. “She caught herself on camera setting the fire,” Del City Fire Chief Brandon Pursell told KFOR. Investigators set their sights on Durham after finding out about the feud that she had with her neighbor. They would notice the surveillance cameras that she had and received permission to look...
  • Did You Know Native Americans Owned Slaves?

    06/23/2019 8:46:28 AM PDT · by gaggs · 62 replies
    A fact that is conveniently overlooked by those calling for reparations. The 13th Amendment did not free all slaves in the boundaries of modern-day US. Members of five Native American nations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations (known as the Five Tribes), owned black slaves. Located outside the territorial boundaries of the US in a region known as Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma), these sovereign nations were not affected by proclamations or constitutional amendments. Instead, separate treaties had to be made between the US and these Native American nations not only to free slaves, but also to formally end...
  • The Moral Cowards of Twitter

    06/21/2019 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 21, 2019 | Erick Erickson
    Your government, the one your tax dollars fund, is systematically rounding up African Americans and placing them into forced labor. The government is reenslaving a people against their will and in violation of the 13th Amendment. Just hypothetically, what is your response? What would you do? Now presume the government is also rounding up other people and putting them in concentration camps. People are disappearing. What do you do? How do you respond? I assume your response is not to tweet angrily. Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joined by various members of the Democratic Party and journalists from MSNBC, The New York...
  • Oklahoma high school graduates fall ill during Dominican Republic trip, parent says

    06/18/2019 3:43:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | By Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    A graduation trip to the Dominican Republic for a group of Oklahoma teens took a turn earlier this month when part of the group became mysteriously ill during their stay in the Caribbean nation, where at least nine Americans have died while vacationing. About 40 seniors, who just graduated from Deer Creek High School in Edmond, traveled to the Dominican Republic on June 8 to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, a parent told KOTV. The all-inclusive resort is the same location where two Americans have died and others have gotten sick. The group ate...
  • National popular vote bill dies in Maine

    06/17/2019 11:28:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    Maine legislators on Monday killed a measure that would have awarded the state’s electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. A bill to enter Maine into the National Popular Vote Compact failed in a 68-79 vote on Monday in the state House. Twenty Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the measure. The bill had been introduced by state Senate President Troy Jackson (D), and it passed the upper chamber in May. It lost a test vote in the House last month, then won a vote last week before sputtering on Monday. Maine is the second state...
  • Delta saves 41 stranded students with a private flight after American Airlines cancels trip

    06/11/2019 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Janine Puhak
    A group of fifth graders from Oklahoma arrived at their Washington, D.C. field trip in style, touching down in the nation’s capital on a private Delta Air Lines flight after their American Airlines trip was canceled at the last minute. On June 2, 41 fifth-grade students from Tulsa and their chaperones received the disappointing news that their American flight departing Will Rogers World Airport to Richmond, Va. for their highly anticipated school trip – which has been in the works for almost a year – was canceled, Though the carrier issued the group a refund, there were no alternative flights...
  • Second GOP State Senator Found Discovered Shot To Death In 2 Days

    06/07/2019 1:41:19 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2019 | Henry Rodgers
    Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead Friday, making him the second GOP state senator to be shot to death in the last two days. Police reportedly found Nichols, 53, dead by a gunshot wound in Norman, Oklahoma, Wednesday night. His death comes two days after police reportedly discovered former Arkansas Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead from a gunshot wound and wrapped in some kind of blanket.
  • Another Former Republican State Senator Found Shot Dead at Home

    06/07/2019 3:22:01 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 20 replies
    NN ^ | 06-07-19 | Jay Greenberg
    A second former Republican state senator has been found dead at home from a gunshot within a span of two days.53-year-old Former Oklahoma GOP state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead inside his home in Norman on Wednesday night from an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.Investigators are working with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
  • ANOTHER Former Republican State Senator Found Dead at Home with Gunshot Wound

    06/06/2019 8:27:15 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 32 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | June 6, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Nichols was found dead in his home. A gun was on a table across the room. Former Republican lawmaker Linda Collins-Smith was found dead earlier this week in Arkansas. The Oklahoman reported: Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former state senator. Jonathan Nichols’ body was found in his Norman home, and a gun was on a table across the room, law enforcement sources told The Oklahoman. Norman police responded to a report of an individual with a gunshot wound at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday to the 3900 block of Annalane Drive, according to Norman police. Once inside the residence,...
  • Here Are The Republicans In Congress Standing With Trump Over Mexico Tariff Threat

    06/05/2019 3:39:33 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2019 | Henry Rodgers
    A number of Republicans in the Senate are standing with President Donald Trump over his threat to apply tariffs to Mexico on Tuesday after several party members spoke out against it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that “there is not much support in my conference for tariffs” and he is hoping that the tariffs are not implemented. Other Senators also decided to speak out against Trump’s threat. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he will not support applying a tariff to Mexico, saying he “would not be inclined to vote [for] a tariff against a friend,” Politico reported...
  • A Phoenician Fortress in Oklahoma?

    06/02/2019 12:11:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies ^ | Unspecified | David Campbell
    A Phoenician Fortress in Oklahoma? The following pages of this website are the photographic documentation of various unusual phenomena my wife, Sue, and I have found in southern Oklahoma and north Texas. What you see is what we saw and with the exception of some graphic arrows in one of the photos, no manipulation of the visual facts has been done. The original seven pages of photos began back on September 10, 2000. My wife publishes a community newspaper called TGIF, the weekend bandit. Most simply refer to it as the Bandit. It is distributed in six counties in Oklahoma...
  • At trial, Oklahoma says Johnson & Johnson's 'greed' fuelled U.S. opioid crisis

    05/28/2019 9:29:14 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28-05-19 | Ben Fenwick
    NORMAN, Okla. (Reuters) - Oklahoma’s attorney general on Tuesday argued at the start of the first trial in lawsuits around the United States over the opioid epidemic that “greed” by Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the drug crisis.Attorney General Mike Hunter made the claim in his opening statement in a state court in Norman, Oklahoma, at the start of the first trial to result from around 2,000 similar lawsuits against opioid manufacturers nationally.
  • Look! Up In the Sky! It’s a Virtue Signal!

    05/28/2019 6:35:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-28-19 | MOTUS
    If you’re out driving around in your car and a tornado suddenly appears your best bet is to seek refuge in a church. Your second best option? A Chick-fil-A, a temple of another sort. They’ll even let you in through the drive-up window if you need shelter from a storm. Then again, they are known for their service. But can you believe it? The staff encouraged them to come in without even asking what their birth-gender was, or how they felt about gay marriage! This actually happened to a couple in Oklahoma City as a tornado touched down last Friday...
  • Submarine takes to the water again after flash flooding in OK refloats the historic vessel (TR)

    05/24/2019 10:35:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/24/2019 | Rod Ardehali
    A historic Second World War submarine took to the waters for the first time in nearly 50 years when heavy rains flooded its military museum home - causing it to refloat. The USS Batfish, a 77-year-old Balao-class submarine, was placed on display at the Muskogee's War Memorial Park in Oklahoma - a region that has experienced flash flooding and tornadoes this week - causing rivers to flood and banks to spill over. Dry docked in a park alongside the Arkansas River since 1973, flooded water brought the USS Batfish - best known for sinking three Japanese Imperial Warships during a...
  • Wagoner police sued by watchdog group for withholding public records

    05/20/2019 7:55:52 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    MuskogeeNow ^ | Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:37 AM | Leif M. Wright
    Warning: This story contains terms considered to be offensive. A group called Transparency for Oklahomans has sued the City of Wagoner over the police department’s alleged refusal to release public documents regarding a wide range of subjects, including its failure to arrest one of its officers who was allegedly caught driving drunk. The group is looking for call logs, Facebook browsing and posting history, email server searches, dash cam video, anti-racial profiling policy, emails between the Wagoner County District Attorney and officer Travis Ponds, the city’s arrest policy, the city’s policy on arresting intoxicated drivers and more. The group also...
  • Republicans Focusing on Women, Minorities for 2020 House Challengers

    05/14/2019 12:44:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 13, 2019 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits are a Republican woman in the Oklahoma state Senate and a black political novice from Houston with Iraq combat experience and three Ivy League degrees on his resume. They are part of the GOP drive to gain at least 18 seats in the 2020 elections to win the majority — historically a...
  • Trump pardons ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner

    05/06/2019 5:47:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2019 | Brandon Conradis, Zack Budryk
    President Trump on Monday signed an executive clemency granting a full pardon to a former Army first lieutenant convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner. The White House released a statement announcing Trump's decision to pardon Michael Behenna, who was sentenced in 2009 to 15 years for shooting and killing Ali Mansur Mohamed. The move comes after repeated requests from Oklahoma's attorney general for Trump to pardon Behenna. "Mr. Behenna’s case has attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public," the White House said, noting that more than two-dozen generals and admirals, as well as numerous Oklahoma...