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  • Governor Slams California for Banning Travel to Pro-Life Oklahoma: “We’re Proud to Fight for the Unborn”

    01/23/2020 11:15:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 23, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt took a stand against California’s radical pro-abortion agenda Thursday after politicians banned government employees from traveling to pro-life Oklahoma. Oklahoma News 4 reports Stitt responded to the California travel ban with one of his own, an executive order prohibiting state-funded employee travel to California. “California and its elected officials over the past few years have banned travel to the State of Oklahoma in an effort to politically threaten and intimidate Oklahomans for their personal values,” Stitt said. “Enough is enough. If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return...
  • Oklahoma governor bans state-funded travel to California after being put on Golden State's blacklist

    01/23/2020 11:12:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23 2020 | Brooke Singman
    The governor of Oklahoma has banned all state-funded travel to California after officials there placed a similar ban on travel to his state. Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is in his first term, announced the ban in an executive order on Thursday, barring all non-essential travel by state employees to the Golden State, with exceptions for business recruiting trips, college sports games and trips by schools to participate in out-of-state programs. “Enough is enough,” Stitt said. “If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life...
  • Trump impeachment: How the Senate trial's first day may proceed, hour by hour

    01/20/2020 6:16:50 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies ^ | 1/20/2020 | chad pergram
    Here is how things are expected go down Tuesday in the Senate for President Trump’s impeachment trial. By rule, the trial session begins at 1 p.m. ET. Expect to see Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger reprising his role from last week, bringing order to the Senate. Stenger may appear at other points along the way, too. The first order of business for the Senate will be to swear-in Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. Inhofe wasn’t present last week when all other senators were sworn in. He was attending to a family emergency. Then, there will be some short, administrative activity for documents,...
  • Trump Administration to Soon Issue Guidance on Medicaid Block Grants

    01/19/2020 10:11:35 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 19, 2020 | Stephanie Armour
    The Trump administration plans to release guidance as soon as this month for granting states waivers to convert Medicaid funding to block grants, according to two people familiar with the matter, paving the way for a transformation of the 55-year-old program that is likely to reignite a partisan feud. The impending release comes as a surprise after the Office of Management and Budget, which reviews regulatory actions, indicated in November that block-grant instructions had been withdrawn. Lawmakers and legal advisers speculated that the guidance may have been shelved or significantly delayed. Approving state waivers to change Medicaid funding to block...
  • OK state senator proposes ‘MAGA’ license plate

    01/15/2020 9:00:13 PM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KFOR Oklahoma News 4 ^ | 01/15/2020 | Taylor Adams
    Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm proposed a new license plate that would feature President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” and the slogan he’s now using, “Keep America Great.” The plates would be unique to Oklahoma. “This is a great way that people can support America and support those ideas of keeping America great,” Dahm said.Dahm says the beauty of the plate is that it’s a specialty. If you don’t want it, you don’t have to buy it.
  • GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles

    01/06/2020 1:28:53 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2019 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Roughly a dozen GOP senators want to change the Senate’s rules and allow for lawmakers to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump before the House sends them over. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the resolution on Monday, arguing the Senate's impeachment rules do not envision a scenario where the House would delay transmitting articles against a president, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has done. "The Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House. If Speaker Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress...
  • Israelis: Soleimani Intercept Sparked Drone Strike; US Reinforces Region

    01/04/2020 12:28:32 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 95 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 3 January, 2020 | Arie Egozi and Colin Clark
    TEL AVIV: Five days ago, an undisclosed intelligence agency intercepted a telephone call made by the head of Iran’s Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in which he was heard ordering his proxies in Iraq to attack the U.S embassy in Baghdad, as well as other Israeli and American targets, with the aim of taking hostages, Israeli sources say. It’s unclear whether this was a lapse in tradecraft on the part of the usually savvy Soleimani or whether the notorious Iranian military leader’s phone calls were being routinely intercepted. Nor is it clear whether it was the US or another...
  • This Cherokee Congressman Is for Trump – and Indian Country

    01/03/2020 9:44:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    High Country News ^ | Dec. 9, 2019 | Graham Lee Brewer
    Markwayne Mullin, who is hard-right and white-passing, may not seem like an Indigenous lawmaker, but he’s no anomaly.Last April, on the day the country was eagerly anticipating the release of the Mueller report, a small group of seniors in rural southeast Oklahoma woke up early to go have coffee with their congressman. There was concern for a nefarious plot underway. “The Green New Deal has nothing to do with climate change. It has to do with a federal takeover,” Rep. Markwayne Mullin said as he slowly paced between the lectern and the half-dozen rows of folding metal chairs. “Federal takeover...
  • River Oaks Man Identified as Gunman in White Settlement Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 11:44:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    nbcfw ^ | Dec, 30, 2019, | Scott Gordon
    The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, when he stood up, pulled a shotgun from his clothing and opened fire inside the church, killing 64-year-old Anton Wallace, a church deacon from Fort Worth, and 67-year-old Richard White, of River Oaks.
  • Activist: Elizabeth Warren’s ‘White Squatter’ Ancestors Were ‘Complicit in Cherokee Dispossession’

    08/23/2019 6:14:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    A Native American activist and citizen of Cherokee Nation slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in a Huffington Post op-ed Friday, calling on her to “tell the truth” about her ancestors’ interactions with indigenous tribes — alleging that her maiden family, the Crawfords, were “white squatters” on Cherokee land. Author Rebecca Nagle penned a post titled “Elizabeth Warren Has Spent Her Adult Life Repeating A Lie.” I Want Her To Tell The Truth.” Nagle said she was unmoved by the apology Warren issued at the Native American Presidential Forum Monday, where the Massachusetts senator admitted she made a “mistake” but did...
  • Trump: Will Elizabeth Warren run as our first Native American presidential candidate?

    02/09/2019 8:36:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 9, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
  • Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test

    02/01/2019 2:20:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2019 | 2:11pm | Updated | Yaron Steinbuch
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her decision to take a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry, according to reports. “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard said in a statement Friday. “We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to...
  • Cherokee nation rains on Elizabeth Warren's parade

    10/16/2018 4:26:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies ^ | Monica Showalter
    The Cherokee nation is likely inundated by white wannabees who keep claiming membership in their much-admired tribe. There's a reason the Stanford professor friend of hers, who did the DNA test, was unable to compare Warren's genome to a genuine Cherokee genome, and had to use a Latin American one instead as an approximation: The Native Americans don't want that out there. They don't like whites to manipulate it to claim membership, because they already know who their members are. If they did, they'd have every idiot out there claiming to have Cherokee blood and a claim on Cherokee tribal...
  • Cherokee Nation: Warren's use of DNA test 'inappropriate,' 'wrong'

    10/15/2018 3:00:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    The Cherokee Nation on Monday afternoon called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for attempting to claim Native American heritage by releasing the results of a DNA test. The test, conducted by a Stanford University Professor Carlos Bustamante, showed that Warren has a Native American ancestor going back six to 10 generations ago, making her somewhere between 1/32ndand 1/1024thAmerican Indian. The Cherokee Nation in a statement said using a DNA test to claim connection with a tribal nation is “inappropriate” and “wrong.” “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even...
  • Elizabeth Warren's story of racist grandparents disputed by Cherokee genealogist (mad squaw alert)

    03/13/2018 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought Sunday to bolster her shaky claims of Cherokee ancestry with the story of how her racist grandparents drove her parents to elope. But Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes says that account has its own credibility issues. Ms. Barnes, who said her research into Ms. Warren's family found "no evidence" of Native American ancestry, has challenged key elements of the senator's tale of how her parents, Pauline Reed and Donald Herring, defied his parents by running off to marry. [Snip] After Ms. Warren said in the Globe that her mother told her "nobody came to her wedding at...
  • Trump: ‘I’ll Apologize to Pocahontas’ for Comparing Her to Elizabeth Warren

    06/13/2016 10:27:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 79 replies ^ | Jun 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The mainstream media seems to be unaware that Warren has been the subject of ridicule for more than four years, when she first advanced the false claims of Native American heritage publicly while on the campaign trail in her race for the U.S. Senate seat then held by Sen. Scot Brown. GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump has no regrets for calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” and intends to keep using the term, along with “Goofy Elizabeth,” to describe the far-left senator from Massachusetts. Trump offered an apology on Saturday at a Tampa campaign rally attended by 7,000. “I’ll apologize to...
  • Elizabeth Warren to meet with Native American groups in Oklahoma as DNA controversy lingers

    12/24/2019 9:05:29 AM PST · by powermill · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will return to Oklahoma City on Sunday, where she will meet with Native American groups as part of a reported effort to blunt continuing criticism over her past claims to have Native American heritage. The 2020 hopeful, who was born in the city, will meet privately with tribal leaders -- where representatives from all of the approximately 40 federally recognized tribes in the state have been invited for the Sunday morning meeting. Later in the day she will hold a town hall meeting. The meeting will reportedly focus on Warren’s agenda for the community and is...
  • Elizabeth Warren to Meet with Tribal Leaders to 'Make Amends' for False Native American Heritage Claims

    12/20/2019 7:57:14 AM PST · by powermill · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Dec 2019 | by Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is expected to meet with tribal leaders in Oklahoma this weekend as part of her effort to make amends for falsely claiming Native American heritage. Warren, who falsely claimed Native American heritage for years without proof, will meet with representatives from the federally recognized tribes in the state in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the Washington Post. While they extended an invitation to all of the federally recognized tribes within the state, “about a dozen had indicated they will attend,” the Post reported. The effort is reportedly part of Warren’s continued effort to make amends for her...
  • Rep. Kendra Horn says she will vote for impeachment of President Trump

    12/18/2019 5:25:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 75 replies
    KOCO News (ABC) ^ | December 17, 2019 | KOCO Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Rep. Kendra Horn, of Oklahoma, announced Tuesday morning that she has made the decision to vote for impeachment of President Donald Trump. Horn (OK-5) released the following statement regarding the articles of impeachment under consideration in the House of Representatives: “I came to Congress to fight for Oklahomans and to find common ground by uniting lawmakers around bipartisan solutions – this is exactly what I’ve done and will continue to do. I did not come to Congress seeking impeachment, nor do I agree with the extreme voices on either side. I am disappointed in lawmakers on the...
  • Gillibrand demands hearing following release of 'Afghanistan Papers'

    12/09/2019 3:22:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 09 2019 | Ellen Mitchell
    Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday called for the panel to hold a hearing to investigate U.S. strategy in the 18-year Afghanistan War following a damning report that senior U.S. officials knowingly lied to the public for years about the country's progress in the conflict. “We all read today, the striking reporting by The Washington Post, suggesting that administration officials, potentially including military officials, have misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan. I am writing to request hearings to address these deeply concerning revelations about the Afghan war,” Gillibrand wrote in a letter to...