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  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the “big one” shakes Oklahoma

    11/23/2015 3:52:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | November 23, 2015 | Leslie Rangel
    However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here. ... In 2011, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the state, becoming the largest quake in recent Oklahoma history. Now, research shows a bigger, stronger one could hit soon. ... "It's unclear exactly how high we might go, and the predictions are upper 5-6 range for most things that I've seen," Todd Halihan, a researcher from OSU, says. Halihan studies these quakes; his...
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.
  • 17 Oklahoma earthquakes of 2.6 magnitude or greater recorded since Thursday's 4.7

    11/21/2015 8:55:55 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 28 replies
    TulsaWorld.com ^ | 21NOV2015 | Althea Peterson
    Three earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater shook an area just northwest of Medford in Grant County within a 15-minute time period Thursday evening. The first and biggest of the three, a 4.1 magnitude temblor, hit at 4:40 p.m. and could be felt as far as the Tulsa area to the east and Wichita, Kansas, to the north, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The measurement initially went out as a 4.6 magnitude quake, but was quickly amended to 4.1 on the Geological Survey's website. Two more earthquakes followed from the same area between 8 to 9 miles northwest of...
  • Satanists seek to ally with U.S. Muslims after Paris terror

    11/19/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 19 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst
    The Satanic Temple has a message for alienated U.S. Muslims: Let’s be friends. American satanists who recently tried to install a bronze Baphomet statue near a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma now want to ally with alienated Muslims. The organization’s offer comes less than one week after Islamic terror attacks in Paris, France, killed 129 and injured more than 350. “If there is anyone in the San Jose region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort...
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Oklahoma, Kansas

    11/19/2015 3:11:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/15
    A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early on Thursday, with reports the temblor was felt in neighboring Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1:42 a.m. quake's epicenter was centered 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma. It had a depth of 3.8 miles (6.2 km). The early morning quake was felt as far away as Wichita, Kansas, about 107 miles (172 km) to the north, according to media reports. It was unclear if there was any damage or injuries. Kansas Emergency Management could not immediately be reached for comment.
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Trump, Clinton Remain Front-runners in Oklahoma [Trump 27% Cruz 18% Carson 17%]

    11/18/2015 10:33:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    newson6.com ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Xin Xin Liu
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain the top choices for president among Oklahoma voters, according to an exclusive News 9/News On 6 poll. If Oklahoma's March 1 primary elections were held today, 27.1 percent of state Republicans say they would vote for Trump. Clinton controls nearly half of the Democrat primary vote, 46.6 percent, according to the poll. Trump, who has remained the national GOP front-runner, leads Ted Cruz (18.3 percent), Ben Carson (17.5 percent) and Marco Rubio (16.3 percent) in the state. The rest of the Republican field -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and John...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Tom Coburn On 2016: Cruz And Walker Not Ready For Primetime, America Won�t Elect Another Bush

    06/05/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 06/05/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Tom Coburn, the former Republican senator from Oklahoma says that Rand Paul scares him to death, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are not ready for primetime, Rick Perry is not capable enough, and America will not elect another Bush to be president. Of all the candidates, he said Marco Rubio is his favorite. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn spoke candidly about the current crop of Republicans running for president on Sirius XM radio Thursday, sharing some critical thoughts about Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Governors Scott Walker and Rick Perry, while heaping praise on Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina,...
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • Series Of Earthquakes Rattles Oklahoma

    11/08/2015 3:09:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | November 7, 2015 | Richard Clark
    MEDFORD, Oklahoma - Two significant earthquakes and several smaller ones have been reported in Oklahoma Saturday. The USGS said the latest earthquake was at 12:29 p.m. The 4.2 magnitude quake was centered around 7.5 miles northwest of Medford. Another earthquake woke up many Oklahomans Saturday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit at 5:11:54 a.m., measuring 4.1 and was centered about 9 miles northwest of Medford. It was followed by five smaller quakes over the next 40 minutes with the strongest measuring 3.1. So far no one has reported any damage.
  • CAIR will have a float in the Tulsa Veterans Day parade

    11/04/2015 1:35:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 55 replies
    krmg.com ^ | Nov 2 2015 | Russell Mills
    TULSA — The Veterans Day parade in Tulsa is one of the largest in the country each year, but this year one float in particular is getting a lot of attention. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, applied for and was granted a spot in the 2015 parade. That doesn't sit well with some people, including Tulsan Larry Williamson. "The organization is anti-American," Williamson tells KRMG. "It's part of the Muslim Brotherhood, at least it's a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee. This is not according to me, it's according to the FBI." He said he doesn't object...
  • leishmaniasis: This Disfiguring Disease Has Crossed the US Border

    10/31/2015 6:05:12 AM PDT · by disclaimer · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 21, 2015 7:21 AM CDT | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
    A sometimes lethal parasitic disease that can leave its victims with crater-like ulcers and grayish skin tones has never much bothered those within the confines of the US-until now. Between 2000 and 2007, 13 autochthonous cases-meaning victims contracted it here, as opposed to while traveling elsewhere-of leishmaniasis cropped up in Texas and Oklahoma, compared to just 29 cases spanning almost the entire 20th century,... In South Sudan, visceral leishmaniasis killed 10 times as many people as died in the Ebola outbreak of 2014-15
  • Doctor Says Accused Killer Wants to Die

    10/27/2015 10:36:16 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 28 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | DAVID LEE
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - The Muslim convert accused of beheading a coworker and nearly beheading a second wants to plead guilty and be executed, a psychologist testified Monday at his competency trial.Jeanne Russell testified Monday that Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, of Norman, wishes to accept the death penalty because of his religious beliefs.She cited a "major deficit" in his "intellectual functioning" that she noticed in seven hours of interviews and tests conducted on May 28 and June 30.Nolen scored 62 and 69 on IQ tests and is mentally retarded, Russell testified.Nolen is charged with first-degree murder, four counts of assault...
  • Billionaire Hobby Lobby owners probed in looting of artifacts for Bible museum

    10/27/2015 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 27, 2015 | 9:13am | Emily Saul
    The billionaire owners of craft giant Hobby Lobby are under federal investigation for allegedly looting hundreds of ancient artifacts from the Middle East for use in their personal Museum of the Bible, according to a report. The Green family has been under investigation since 2011, the Daily Beast reports, when Memphis customs seized nearly 300 clay tablets en route to the Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma City.
  • Average premiums to rise 7.5 percent on key ObamaCare plan

    10/27/2015 8:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The price of the benchmark ObamaCare plan will jump by 7.5 percent on average next year, according to data released Monday. The premium increase is far more than last years 2 percent jump among benchmark silver plans. Those plans, the second-lowest cost option among silver plans, are important because they determine healthcare subsidies for people living in that area, even if they pick a different tiered plan. ... The increase for next year does not take into account the billions of dollars in government subsidies that are given to people on the exchanges. It also doesnt include the dozen state...
  • Family of OSU Parade Crash Suspect Adacia Chambers Speaks as Bond Set at $1 Million

    10/26/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 226 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/26/15 | NBC
    The woman who crashed into a crowd at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens more, was held on $1 million bond Monday as her father acknowledged that "she might have underlying [mental health] problems."
  • Newspaper Blames "Designer Error" For Calling OSU Homecoming Parade Deaths "Shootings"

    10/26/2015 5:52:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Twitter post and newspaper photo at link. On Saturday, a car plowed through a crowded intersection during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. Four people were killed and dozens were injured, and the driver of the car, Adacia Chambers, is being charged with four counts second-degree murder. But according to one newspaper, the Traverse City Record-Eagle, this incident was... a shooting. For the record: A car is not a gun. Here's their correction excuse: Because of a page designer's error, a misleading headline appeared on page 3A in Sunday's Record-Eagle accompanying a story about a driver who struck and killed...
  • Driver in OSU homecoming crash being held on manslaughter complaint, DA says. Drug use alleged

    10/25/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 65 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 10/25/15 | Matt Dinger
    The driver of the car that crashed into a crowd killing four and injuring dozens at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade Saturday is being held on manslaughter charges at the district attorneys request. Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence after the crash Saturday morning. Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said that Chambers is now being held on four manslaughter charges, and will likely be charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Alcohol is not thought to have been involved. Bail has not been set, Thomas said, and Chambers...
  • 4 killed, 44 hurt when car hits crowd at Oklahoma State parade

    10/24/2015 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jason Hanna and Kevin Conlon
    (CNN)A woman suspected of drunken driving crashed a car into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, killing four people -- including a 2-year-old -- authorities in Stillwater said Saturday. Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, the young boy, died from his injuries at OU Medical Center Children's Hospital, according to a Stillwater police statement. Spokesman Capt. Kyle Gibbs said Saturday night that 44 people had been injured, an uptick from previous reports. Four children and three adults were hospitalized at OU Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Vallery Brown. While...
  • Oologah band mom is injured, O-T grad accused in OSU parade disaster

    10/24/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 59 replies
    Oologah Lake Leader ^ | 10/24/15 | John Wylie
    STILLWATERSheri Bates, mother of an Oologah High School Band member, was one of seven people officials listed as gravely injured Saturday when a car plowed into the OSU Homecoming Parade. She was airlifted from the parade site to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a 2014 Hyundai Elantra plowed into the parade at its termination, killing three and injuring at least 34. One of the injured, a 2-year old child, died at The Childrens Hospital at OU Medical Center Saturday afternoon, bringing the death toll to four. Bates condition and the extent of her injuries were not immediately released...
  • Father Of OSU Crash Suspect Speaks Out

    10/24/2015 2:54:40 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 128 replies
    news9 ^ | 10-24-2015 | kyle schwab
    The father of the 25-year-old Stillwater woman accused of plowing her car into a homecoming parade crowd Saturday morning in Stillwater told The Oklahoman by telephone that he first found out about the accident through social media. Everyone across the country is talking about it, said an emotional Floyd Chambers, 47, of Oologah, who said he couldnt believe that his daughter could have done something like this. I cant figure this out. This is not the person thats my daughter ... I cant imagine alcohol being involved. She is not an alcoholic that Im aware of, he said. This is...
  • Three Dead At OSU Homecoming Parade In Stillwater

    10/24/2015 10:45:17 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 67 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | 10/24/2015 | NewsOn6.com
    TILLWATER, Oklahoma - We're told three people are dead and several others are hurt at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade Saturday. A vehicle ran into the crowd causing the deaths and multiple injuries. The Stillwater mayor has confirmed the three fatalities. The mayor reports two people are in critical condition and 27 have been taken to the hospital. Eight helicopters in all responded to the scene. Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Main before crashing into...
  • Four Dead After Car Runs Into A Crowd At Oklahoma State's Homecoming Parade [UPDATING]

    10/24/2015 9:43:35 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 138 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 10/24/15 | Patrick Redford
    <p>Witnesses say the car went through baricade and accelerated. It was going around 50 when hit crowd. Possibly intentional.</p>
  • Oklahoma State University Parade Car Crash: Homecoming Festivity Ends With At Least 1 Dead

    10/24/2015 9:41:22 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 46 replies
    IBD Times ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Bruce Wright
    At least two people died Saturday morning after a car careened into a crowd attending a college homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma, according to reports. Local police responding to reports of multiple injuries after the vehicle smashed into parade bystanders as part of Oklahoma State University’s homecoming festivities received reports of a fatality, but had not confirmed it. "There was a major accident and we don't have any further information at this time," a spokesperson at the Stillwater Police Department told International Business Times. This is the car. pic.twitter.com/nvrj2gwA5R — Geoff Haxton (@GeoffHaxton) October 24, 2015 The incident that also...
  • Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat

    10/24/2015 12:47:14 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 18 replies
    Bloomberg News | 10/23/2015 | Matthew Philips
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-23/oklahoma-earthquakes-are-a-national-security-threat : Link Only, per outdated copyright law.
  • Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, U.S. Commando Killed in ISIS Raid, Ran to Gunfight

    10/23/2015 4:01:56 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 23 Oct 2014 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler of Roland, Oklahoma, a highly-decorated soldier and father of four, rushed into action when he heard sounds of gunfire coming from a prison in Iraq where dozens of ISIS-held hostage were being held on Thursday. Those actions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters on Friday, weren't part of the original rescue mission plan, but were critical to its success. "I am immensely proud of this young man," Carter said adding that his thoughts and prayers go out to Wheeler's family. Earlier Friday, Defense officials confirmed to NBC News Wheeler, 39, as the American Delta Force commando...
  • Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress

    10/16/2015 2:23:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/16/15 | Todd Beamon
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" saying ... Cruz's rhetoric and [his] inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans toward Congress. "I call it 'the Cruz effect,'" Coburn [said]. "When you tell people you can accomplish something that you can't for example, shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act," Coburn said. "When, in fact, you promise people in your speeches and your talk that we can do this, and by dinghy we're gonna get rid of the Affordable Care Act, and all...
  • A Black House Speaker? Former Congressman J.C. Watts Is Interested In John Boehner's Job

    10/14/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 96 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Aaron Morrison
    The U.S. Congress hasnt elected an African-American as speaker of the House of Representatives since 1874, when South Carolina lawmaker Joseph Rainey became the first black speaker. More than 140 years later, the next person to be third in the line of succession to the Oval Office could be Washington lobbyist J.C. Watts, an African-American. A former college football star and former Republican representative from Oklahoma, Watts told current House members who approached him about running for speaker that he was interested . . .
  • Ten Commandments monument removed from outside Oklahoma state Capitol after controversy

    10/08/2015 9:46:46 PM PDT · by jonatron · 9 replies
    A.P. ^ | October 6, 2015 | The AP Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday. The work comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Courts June decision that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support any sect, church, denomination or system of religion. The state is paying the contractor about $4,700 to remove the monument and take it...
  • Governor: Oklahoma may have used wrong drug in execution

    10/08/2015 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/08/2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    Story highlights The Oklahoma Department of Corrections may have used the wrong drug for the execution of Charles Warner that occurred last January "I was not aware nor was anyone in my office aware of the possibility until the day of Richard Glossip's scheduled execution," Fallin said ~snip~ Oklahoma's difficulties began in April 2014, when Clayton Lockett died gasping for air, writhing on the table. After the botched execution, Fallin ordered a full review of the state's procedures, which took five months to complete. The state adopted a new protocol in September 2014. ~snip~ The Associated Press reported that Warner...
  • 1 Suspect in Custody, 2 Others on the Loose After Burglary at Oklahoma City Gun Range

    10/07/2015 12:22:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    One suspect is in custody and two others are still on the loose after a burglary at an Oklahoma City gun range. Early Wednesday morning, police say three juveniles burglarized the H&H Gun Range near I-40 and Meridian. Oklahoma City police were called to the scene after the alarm at H&H Gun Range started going off. When officers arrived, they say they saw the suspects get into a car and drive away. Officers then started chasing the vehicle. A short time later, police say the suspects vehicle crashed near I-40 and MacArthur and two of the suspects got away. One...
  • Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Local Tea Party Leader Who Was Found Guilty of Blackmail

    10/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a local Tea Party leader who was found guilty of blackmail. In May 2014, Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart was found guilty of blackmailing a state senator and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Prosecutors claimed Gerhart sent an email to Oklahoma Sen. Cliff Branan, allegedly promising to make the senator a laughing stock unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill that would block a United Nations plan. In an e-mail to Senator Cliff Branan, Gerhart allegedly wrote: Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you...
  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • Cruz Basks in News of Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning. As Cruz spoke at an annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, the speaker was at the Capitol, making official what had surfaced earlier Friday: that he was stepping down at the end of next month amid GOP infighting on the Hill. By the time Cruz took the stage at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, he barely had to mention the Ohio Republican's name before drawing loud applause. You want to know...
  • Donald Trump To Speak At Oklahoma State Fair Tonight 7:30 Eastern LIVE STREAM

    09/25/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 220 replies
    NEWS9 ^ | September 25, 2015 | true believer forever
    Trump is set to arrive in Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. CDT Friday. An hour later, he's scheduled to take the stage. Thousands of people have registered to attend the speech, which is open to the public with a ticket to the fair.
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Streets Closed At Tulsa's Federal Courthouse For Suspicious Backpack

    09/24/2015 8:11:55 AM PDT · by william clark · 53 replies
    KOTV ^ | 9/24/2015 | Russell Hulstine
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police closed streets around the federal courthouse in downtown Tulsa Thursday morning. Tulsa Police told News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright, three Middle Eastern men parked a car near the federal courthouse at 3rd and Denver and ran off. Police said they found a backpack in the car and are treating it as a possible bomb. Police say the backpack is in the backseat of a gold BMW. The department's bomb squad is on scene and bomb techs are not examining the backpack. Police tell Lori Fullbright the men who ran have been located and are...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • Richard Glossip Execution Halted by Oklahoma Court

    09/16/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/16/2015 | AP
    A state appeals court agreed to halt the execution of an Oklahoma man with hours to spare on Wednesday after his lawyers asked for time to review new evidence, including a fellow inmates claim that he overheard the other man convicted in the case say that he acted alone. The inmate, Richard E. Glossip, 52, was twice convicted of ordering the killing of Barry Van Treese, who owned the Oklahoma City motel where he worked. Mr. Glossips co-worker, Justin Sneed, was convicted of fatally beating Mr. Van Treese and was a crucial prosecution witness. Mr. Glossip was scheduled to be...
  • Drone shot down at Inhofe fundraiser

    09/13/2015 2:09:31 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 01:04pm, September 13, 2015 | Nadia Judith Enchassi
    OKLAHOMA CITY An infamous fundraiser that involves shooting pigeons has taken down another flying object. A drone that was being used to film Senator Inhofes pigeon fundraiser was grounded Saturday. The annual fundraiser earns money for the senator as guests shoot at tame, banded pigeons as theyre thrown into the air. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness is an animal rights group that secretly filmed the fundraiser for Senator Jim Inhofe last year. This year, the group said they tried to use a drone to record the event Friday night in Greer County, but they reported the drone was shot...
  • OK Judge Orders Removal of Ten Commandments Monument on Grounds at State Capitol [OKC]

    09/12/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 57 replies
    NewsOK ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma judge on Friday ordered that a monument to the Ten Commandments be removed from state Capitol grounds within 30 days, citing a state Supreme Court ruling that deemed the statues location unconstitutional. Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince handed down the ruling after rejecting an attempt by Attorney General Scott Pruitts office to prolong the legal fight. Prince noted that the states highest court ordered that the 6-foot-tall granite monument be removed.
  • Democrat Makes History in House Seat for District 85

    09/09/2015 3:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    democrats are celebrating an upset from Tuesday night. For the first time ever, democrats hold a seat for House District 85, which includes part of The Village, Nichols Hills, and Quail Creek. Cyndi Munson beat republican challenger Chip Carter with 54% of the voteeven though Carter raised nearly twice as much money. Munson is a first generation college student with a Political Science degree, and recently worked as a community programs manager with the Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. Her seat was previously held by David Bank, who passed away in April. His wife, Odelia, and current Governor Mary Fallin were...
  • Widow of Oklahoma labor commissioner wants husband's job

    09/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by jonascord · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jennifer Palmer
    The wife of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello wants to carry on her husband's legacy by becoming the next labor commissioner. Cathy Costello announced Tuesday she has asked Gov. Mary Fallin to appoint her to serve the remainder of her husband's term.
  • Its More Than Heritage. Its our Freedom, Oklahomans Gather to Support Confederate Flag

    08/31/2015 2:46:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    It has been a season of controversy over the Confederate flag. Supporters rallied from an Oklahoma City Walmart to the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday. Supporters say they are upset about the removal of Confederate flags and monuments across the country. This is our heritage and its more than heritage. Its our freedom, Allen Branch said. What is also known as the rebel flag, has been at the center of debate for years. At a rally held in July, a woman told supporters why she is against it. Im letting you know that this flag right here represents hate, Kiana...
  • Update: Driver accused in crash that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr.

    08/24/2015 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    KFOR Okla. City ^ | 8/24/15 | SARAH STEWART
    The man blamed for causing the wreck that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. was charged Tuesday with causing an accident while operating a vehicle without a state drivers license. Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was also charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine. The driving offense carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The drug possession carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charges could be amended at a later date. OKLAHOMA CITY Were getting our first in-person look at...
  • Oklahoma labor commissioner killed in restaurant stabbing: local media

    08/23/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/2015 | Heide Brandes
    The Commissioner of Labor for Oklahoma, Mark Costello, was killed in a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Oklahoma City on Sunday, local broadcasters reported, citing unnamed sources. Police declined to confirm that Costello was the victim but said one family member stabbed another family member at least four times with a knife after the pair agreed to meet at the restaurant following a fight earlier in the day. "So sorry to hear the tragic news about Mark Costello," Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said in a Tweet. Local broadcaster News 9, citing unnamed sources, reported that Costello was...
  • Cruz Laughs at Reporter on Iran Deal

    08/17/2015 5:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/17/15 | Brian Lilley
    As Texas Senator Ted Cruz continued to campaign in the South and Midwest, one local reporter thought he would take a run at Cruz's opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. News 9 reporter Justin Dougherty from Oklahoma pointed to Cruz's past statements about listening to military leaders and their advice. "Several times you have mentioned that in international crisis you would seek the advice of military personnel. Now recently there were three dozen former generals and admirals who would say this Iran deal is our only option to keep nuclear weapons. Are you going to listen to that letter...
  • Erick Erickson: Trumps momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehners victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight tooth and nail against President Obamas executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Bartlesville, Tulsa Crowds Show Support For Senator Ted Cruz

    08/14/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    News on 6 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Emory Bryan
    BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned all day in Oklahoma.The Texas senator made stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa, where he wrapped up his finial speech of the day at Union High School.Cruz had overflow crowds at all three stops Thursday, where he told Oklahoma voters they were going to be essential in his run for the White House.The room was packed, with people outside too late to get a seat.Representative Jim Bridenstine said Cruz is their best hope at electing someone to change things in Washington.Cruz met receptive crowds in Tulsa and Bartlesville, where supporters...