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  • Tom Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach,' offers first class seat home to every child

    07/09/2014 2:22:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/09/2014 | Sean Kennedy
    <p>Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.</p> <p>"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."</p>
  • With Coburn Boost, Lankford May Pull Off Outright Win over Shannon (Oklahoma Freeper Surge!)

    06/24/2014 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/14 | Tony Lee
    fter Ben Sasse's primary win in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary last month, it seemed like former conservative Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon was next. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), all of whom had backed Sasse, campaigned for Shannon, helping him erase a 35-point deficit in the GOP Oklahoma Senate primary against Rep. James Lankford (R-OK). Shannon had the wind at his back and Lankford, the 5th-ranking member of House GOP leadership, seemed vulnerable in a state that has not elected someone from Oklahoma City to the Senate since 1960. But Lankford's...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick (McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner)

    04/01/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | April 1st, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for services rendered to Medicare patients. The bill extends the payments through next March. It also continues some new programs created under Obamacare. They used a hodgepodge of tenuous offsets spread out mainly over the next...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn´s 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 aren´t covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law´s 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
  • Krugman calls senator’s 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 Coburn’s claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. “It’s 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 he’ll resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.
  • Outside Group’s 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 Coburn’s 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...
  • When Will America End Cash-for-Visas Racket?

    02/28/2014 4:03:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    This may be the first and last time I ever write these words: America, follow Canada. Our neighbors to the north finally have wised up to the international cash-for-visas scam. Last week, the country ended its foreign investor program that put residency up for sale to the highest bidder. We should have done the same a long time ago. Canada's Immigrant Investor Program granted permanent residency to wealthy foreigners who forked over 800,000 Canadian dollars for a five-year, zero-interest loan to one of the country's provinces. The scheme turned out to be a magnet for tens of thousands of millionaires...
  • 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 Obamacare’s 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...
  • Sen. Coburn's Loss of Coverage Confirms 'Obamacare Designed to Fail'

    01/29/2014 11:59:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Obamacare won't cover the cancer specialist treating ailing Sen. Tom Coburn, forcing the Oklahoma Republican to pay out of pocket to continue receiving care from his oncologist, Politico reported Tuesday. "I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs," Coburn told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "Fortunately, even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist, I’m going to have great care, and I have a great prognosis." While he is being treated for a recurrence of prostate cancer, Coburn's coverage under his Obamacare insurance plan has been reduced, Politico reported, and he lost coverage for the oncologist who'd...
  • The Proposed Republican Replacement For ObamaCare Is A Big Tax Hike (RINOcare?)

    01/28/2014 8:06:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/28/2014 @ 4:14PM | Matthew Herper
    Yesterday, three Republican Senators—Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah)—put forward a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. They call it the Patient CARE Act, and my colleague Avik Roy says it is “the most credible plan yet” offered by the GOP. Except the Coburn-Burr-Hatch plan (read it here) amounts, among other things, to a big tax increase. The main way that it remains budget neutral is by making employer-provided health insurance plans, which are currently not taxed, partially taxable as income. In fact, this income replaces income that, under...
  • Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

    01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-28-14 | Tal Kopan
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care. “I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health. “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.” The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for...
  • For Republicans, race to replace Coburn in Senate about more than protecting his seat

    01/25/2014 7:26:12 PM PST · by gooblah · 5 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 25, 2014
    The retirement of Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn poses a challenge for Republicans that extends beyond the party trying to preserve his Senate seat.
  • Frank Keating For United States Senate? I Don't Think So!

    01/25/2014 6:53:43 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 15 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/25/14 | LD Jackson
    Ah, the sweet and sour smell of a political race shaping up. Tom Coburn's announcement that he will be resigning his seat in the United States Senate has the GOP and conservatives (the two groups are not necessarily the same) scrambling to find the right candidate to take his place. James Lankford has already declared he will run. Jim Bridenstine and T.W. Shannon are both thinking about the race. I've already stated in a previous post that the timing may not be right for Shannon to make a run. But, that's for him to decide and I would consider supporting...
  • The Successor To Tom Coburn

    01/22/2014 3:46:05 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/22/14 | LD Jackson
    We knew Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn would be retiring after his 2nd term in the United States Senate, but we really didn't expect him to cut that term short. That is exactly what he has done, announcing his early retirement at the end of 2014. Several reasons played into that decision, including his health and his desire to spend more time with his family. I suspect he has also tired of playing the games that are required in the Senate. Regardless of his reasons, it is now time to find a successor to Tom Coburn. While that may sound easy...
  • Coburn's Principles

    01/21/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-20-14 | Editorial Board
    Congress is more unpopular than ever, but some Members are better than its reputation. One of them is Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who announced on Friday that he'll leave the Senate at the end of this year. Mr. Coburn's second term doesn't officially end until 2016, but he is battling a recurrence of prostate cancer and said he felt he could "best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere" than Congress. Mr. Coburn's tenure on Capitol Hill has been notable for his convictions on behalf of limited government combined with a determination to do more...
  • Conservative groups attack Lankford, back Bridenstine to replace Coburn

    01/20/2014 2:27:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Alexis Levinson
    The field to replace retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is only beginning to take shape, but some conservative groups are already backing Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who has yet to announce his intentions, and have come out swinging against announced candidate Rep. James Lankford. Coburn announced last week that he would cut his Senate term short. He is currently battling a recurrence of cancer. Lankford announced he would run for the seat on Monday; Bridenstine has not yet announced a decision. Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed Bridenstine for re-election to the House last year, calling him “the real deal,” and saying that...
  • Lankford to run for Coburn's Senate seat [Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon gets nods to run]

    01/20/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Just days after Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) announcement that he’ll retire at the end of the year, the race to replace him began to settle with Rep. James Lankford (R) expected to announce his decision to run at a Monday-afternoon press conference, sources tell The Hill. Rep. Tom Cole (R) announced in a Sunday-night press release that he will not run, citing his seniority in the House. The state’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt (R), also announced in a Sunday Facebook post he won’t run. The decisions of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) and Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon still remain unclear....
  • Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?

    01/19/2014 3:56:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 1/19/14 | Erick Erickson
    To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives should draft him, rally around him, and let the establishment be the side divided behind multiple candidates. When Coburn ran for the Senate in 2004, the establishment rallied behind his opponent in the primary. Coburn...
  • Republican Senators who voted for and against the budget

    01/18/2014 7:33:07 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 72-26 Thursday to pass a $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill to keep government operations funded until Sept. 30. All 26 “nay” votes came from Republicans. Two Republicans, Sens. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.), did not vote. Here are the 17 Republicans who voted to pass the bill:
  • Tom Coburn Announces 2014 Retirement (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    01/18/2014 7:18:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    senateconsevatives.com ^ | 1/18/14 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have some very sad news to report. Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK)U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has announced that he will resign from the Senate this year. Dr. Coburn is battling a serious recurrence of cancer. This is a big loss for Oklahoma and the country. Dr. Coburn has been a tireless fighter against wasteful Washington spending. No senator has done more to research and expose our government's gross abuse of American taxpayers. He is a true citizen legislator and we need more like him in Washington. Please take a moment to read Jim DeMint's statement about the...
  • Senator Tom Coburn Announces Retirement at End of 2014

    01/17/2014 5:29:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Mary Chastain
    Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R) will retire at the end of the current Congress. He has been battling a recurrence of prostate cancer. “Serving as Oklahoma’s senator has been, and continues to be, one of the great privileges and blessings of my life," said Coburn, 65. "But after much prayer and consideration, I have decided that I will leave my Senate seat at the end of this Congress." “As a citizen, I am now convinced that I can best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere," Coburn said in his statement. "In the meantime, I look...
  • The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits (Coburn retires)

    01/17/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by cotton1706
    redstate.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair share of critical things about Senator Coburn’s positions, but Senator Coburn has never let Washington change him from being a very fine soul. He is leaving the United States Senate early. His prostate cancer has...
  • Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire after current session

    01/16/2014 8:09:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2014 11:02 PM EST | Sean Murphy
    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will finish out the current congressional session and then resign from his seat nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end, he said in a statement released late Thursday. […] Coburn, a physician from Muskogee, recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but said his decision was not about his health. …
  • Tom Coburn to Congress: ‘The Problem Is Us’

    01/16/2014 7:02:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/16/2014 | Rodrigo Sermeno
    WASHINGTON – A push to eliminate waste across government programs has been hindered by Congress’s own failure to do its job, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told a congressional committee last week. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard testimony from Sens. Coburn and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and representatives from various think tanks about ways to reduce government waste. As part of the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, Congress must conduct oversight hearings and hold agencies accountable for meeting program goals. Under the law, agencies are to determine performance metrics for programs together with Congress and ensure those goals...
  • Coburn:The only way to fix Washington is to have a Convention of the States and limit their power

    01/15/2014 10:05:43 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | January 15, 2014
    It turns out that Senator Tom Coburn is a big supporter of Mark Levin’s new book The Liberty Amendments. When asked last night about this new 1000 plus page spending bill and the fact that the Senate will vote on it before anyone gets a chance to read it, Sen. Tom Coburn told Mark Levin that you can’t prevent this stuff from happening because all we have is a bunch of career politicians who only care about getting reelected. He says the only way to fix Washington is for the states to convene a Convention of the States and limit...
  • Battling cancer again, Sen. Tom Coburn may cut short his term

    01/09/2014 7:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/09/2014 | Manu Raju
    Sen. Tom Coburn doesn’t seem like a typical cancer patient. The Oklahoma Republican often arrives in his office two hours before his aides, sometimes as early as 4 a.m. He attends virtually all of his committee hearings. And in the evenings, he either dines with his senator buddies at Capitol Hill establishments or attends his weekly meetings of Christians, conservatives and others at his well-known C Street house. But for the past several months, the 65-year-old Coburn has privately been undergoing intensive treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, a battle that could end up cutting short his second Senate...
  • Tom Coburn Slams Ryan/Murray Budget Deal

    12/12/2013 3:43:02 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 12 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/12/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is one person I respect in Congress, it is Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK. Yes, he is one of my Senators and I voted for him gladly. That's not saying I haven't disagreed with him on issues before, but most of the time, I find myself in complete agreement. He is now being very vocal in his opposition to the budget deal worked out between Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. And unlike a lot of his colleagues in Washington, Tom Coburn is willing to highlight how government spending really works. He has consistently fought against wasteful government spending and...
  • Wallace: I'm A Coburn/Axelrod 'Groupie'; Coburn: Budget Deal 'Sells Out'

    12/11/2013 6:46:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace played the quintessential DC insider on today's Morning Joe, proclaiming herself a "groupie" of both conservative Senator Tom Coburn and liberal partisan David Axelrod, while also saying she was "inspired" by Paul Ryan's leadership in forging a budget compromise deal. But the Sooner senator wasn't letting the inside-the-Beltway bonhomie blunt his criticism, saying the budget deal "sells out" what needs to be done, and gives up "core values." View the video here.
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Coburn: National Park Service for wasteful spending while parks themselves fall into disrepair

    11/01/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2013 | Doug McKelway
    Taxpayers shell out $52,000 a year to maintain the home of Black History Month founder Carter Woodson. Yet the tiny, dilapidated row house in northwest Washington D.C., with a "No Trespassing" sign and iron bars blocking the front door and windows hasn’t seen a visitor in the seven years since the National Park Service bought it for $2.1 million and designated it a National Historic Site. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla.,points to the house as one tiny symbol in a sea of dysfunction in the National Park Service. The Service, with its comparatively small budget, is, he says, a microcosm for...
  • 5 Political Fallacies Too Many Americans Embrace

    10/26/2013 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) The more democracy we have, the better. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." This is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the will of a simple majority. Ultimately, that's the only way that the wolves and the lambs can happily co-exist over the long haul. Unfortunately, we've moved so far away from the plain reading of...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Tom Coburn: Wait, I’m a RINO now because I disagree with Ted Cruz on tactics?

    09/26/2013 4:51:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “RINO surprised to discover he’s a RINO.” No, no, kidding. It’s a testament to how much goodwill Coburn has earned with grassroots righties that he remains a minor player in the RINO/true conservative squabble over defunding despite having been one of the first big-name Republicans to publicly criticize Cruz’s tactics. Or maybe I’m wrong and he’s simply being ignored because a more attractive target for right-wing wrath has inserted himself into this. Coburn gets a pass vis-a-vis McCain, I think, not just because of differences in their record but because Coburn takes no obvious personal pleasure in rebuking...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Chris Matthews: Ted Cruz and Tom Coburn hate Obama because he’s black

    08/28/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Chris Matthews marked the 50th anniversary of the speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington today by suggesting that Republicans were racist for blocking President Obama’s agenda. “You’ve got people talking impeachment like [Tom] Coburn, you’ve got Ted Cruz out there – they never say their problem with Obama is that he is black but look at the pattern,” Matthews said. “The pattern is rejection of his legitimacy at the first point saying he is not really here legally.”
  • Axelrod: Talk of Impeachment ‘Virus that Needs to be Curbed’

    08/23/2013 11:45:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    national review online ^ | August 23, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.” “He speaks to a kind of virus that has infected our politics that really has to be curbed,” Axelrod said, mockingly referring to Coburn’s suggestion as “his considered legal opinion as an obstetrician.” video at link
  • Axelrod: Talk Of Impeachment "Virus That Needs To Be Curbed"

    08/23/2013 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 23, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.”
  • Tom Coburn calls for a national Constitutional Convention

    08/22/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 247 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 22, 2013 AT 1:20 PM | By CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., explained to a town hall of his constituents that he wanted to call a national Constitutional Convention after reading Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments. “I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions,” Coburn said according to the Tulsa World. “I have a great fear now of not having one.” As the Tulsa World notes, a national convention is called by two-thirds of the state legislatures and is one of two ways the U.S. Constitution can be amended. Coburn made his remarks in Muskogee, Okla.
  • Coburn: Not a ‘Smart Strategy’ to Shut Down Gov’t for Obamacare

    08/23/2013 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 12:51 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Thursday it would not be “smart” to shut down the government over Obamacare, but it would make sense to do it over the debt limit. … Coburn was asked what the GOP would do in the next 12 months to “correct the course” and whether Coburn would go on the Mark Levin show to talk about Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.” “I would if I was invited. Right now, I’m kind of out of favor with the Levin show,” Coburn said, explaining that he and Levin disagree on shutting down the...
  • SENATOR: OBAMA 'PERILOUSLY CLOSE' TO IMPEACHMENT (w/Video)

    08/22/2013 9:32:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 8-22-2013 | Garth Kant
    August 22, 2013 SENATOR: OBAMA 'PERILOUSLY CLOSE' TO IMPEACHMENT Garth Kane WASHINGTON – The momentum to remove the president is growing rapidly, as almost every day another lawmaker raises the possibility of impeaching President Obama. Now, it’s Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, who said Wednesday the president is getting “perilously close” to qualifying for impeachment. (Video at link below)
  • Coburn: Obama a 'Friend,' But His Actions Nearing Grounds for Impeachment

    08/22/2013 4:26:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, August 22, 2013 | Bryan Koenig, CNN Political Unit
    Sen. Tom Coburn became the latest Republican lawmaker to link President Barack Obama to potential grounds for impeachment during a town hall Wednesday. The Oklahoma Republican – who also said Obama was a "personal friend" – responded to a question from a constituent by asserting that the president's policies were approaching a legal standard for impeachment. Without using specifics, Coburn cited "intended violation of the law" by Obama's administration, as well as general incompetence of some of his appointees. "I don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors – but I think they're...
  • Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven’t announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators. Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also...
  • Is There a Republican Alternative to Obamacare?

    08/10/2013 6:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    Republicans are virtually unanimous about one thing: They want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). But what would they replace it with? Actually, there is a serious GOP proposal. It's called the Patients' Choice Act, sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). This is essentially the health reform plan that John McCain proposed when he ran for president in 2008. The GOP proposal is actually more "progressive" than ObamaCare. And, unlike the Democratic approach, it solves problems rather than creating new ones. Yet Republican politicians almost never mention it. How does it work?...
  • Coburn: Shutdown won't stop ObamaCare

    07/30/2013 4:29:48 PM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/13 02:24 PM ET | By Sam Baker
    Shutting down the federal government would not stop the Obama administration from implementing its signature healthcare law, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Tuesday. Coburn has been sharply critical of the effort to force a government shutdown over ObamaCare funding. He released a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report Tuesday that said such a move would not actually stop the administration from implementing the healthcare law."The memo reveals that if government were shut down, funding for Obamacare would still continue," Coburn's office said in a summary. "In other words, shutting down the federal government does not shut down Obamacare." The CRS report...
  • Senator Tom Coburn - Obamacare Defunding Effort Dishonest

    07/28/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 37 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/28/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is anyone here who really believes the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is a good idea, please feel free to raise your hand in the comments. This monstrous piece of legislation is despised by conservatives, and rightfully so. It was forced down our throats and we have been told we need to learn to like the new normal it is producing. That hasn't sat well with many members of the GOP, thus the many efforts to repeal Obamacare. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) recognizes that the efforts to disable or repeal Obamacare are useless. In fact, he...
  • Coburn thinks defunding Obamacare is a horrible idea

    07/27/2013 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff
    Sarah Kliff: What do you think of the effort underway to defund Obamacare? Tom Coburn: I don’t think it’s achievable. A good portion of the health-care law is mandatory spending and repealing that would require two-thirds of the House and 67 votes in the Senate. I don’t see that happening. SK: An argument I’ve heard from some of your colleagues in the Senate is that, if you oppose Obamacare, then the only thing you can do is cut off the law’s funding. TC: How many people are going to close down the government over ‘I want to get rid of...