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  • Southern leg of Keystone pipeline a "priority," Obama says

    03/22/2012 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 22, 2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    Amid criticism he isn't doing enough to beat back rising gas prices, President Obama Thursday said he is calling on his administration "to cut through red tape, break through bureaucratic hurdles," and make the Southern leg of the controversial Keystone pipeline "a priority." In fact, "we're drilling all over the place right now," the president said, citing his administration's directive to open up millions of acres for oil and gas exploration in 23 states. Under his watch, Mr. Obama said, the number of operating oil rigs has reached a record high, he said, and the U.S. has added enough new...
  • Obama to fast track southern half of Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/20/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 47 replies
    CNN news blog ^ | 3/20/12 | Brianna Keilar
    President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN. In January, the Obama administration denied a permit for the 1,700 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada's tar sands development to the U.S. Gulf Coast. That decision was met by persistent Republican criticism that the president has not been doing everything possible to create jobs and combat high gas prices.
  • Obama to visit Cushing, OK on Thurs. morning, Protests planned

    03/21/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    CUSHING, Okla. -- The President is scheduled to speak in Payne County this Thursday morning. It may be rural Oklahoma, but when it comes to pipelines, it's the Capitol. The President is expected to talk about energy, though many in that industry are not impressed. They are even planning to protest his visit, calling it a political ploy more than a genuine interest. Mike Cantrell with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance says, "For the last three years he's been anti-fossil fuels." Mickey Thompson, an energy industry expert and political analyst, says, "He calls our industry an industry of the past...
  • Perhaps visit to Oklahoma will be instructive for President Obama

    03/21/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 23 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 03-21-12 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    Perhaps visit to Oklahoma will be instructive for President Obama The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: March 21, 2012 IS it just us or is there something disingenuous about using thousands of gallons of jet fuel for photo ops that involve Barack Obama's professed love of alternative energy and his expressed concern over high gasoline prices? The Obama campaign air show whistle-stops in Oklahoma Wednesday and Thursday, the first time the president has set foot in the state since becoming president. He'll visit Cushing to say how much he likes the idea of a new petroleum pipeline from there to the...
  • Obama to visit four states for damage control on energy issues

    03/21/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/21/2012 | By Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hits the road this week to try to shake off two persistent political liabilities — Keystone XL and Solyndra — and their ongoing damage to his re-election hopes. Instead of shying away from these two political hot potatoes, Mr. Obama seems determined to try to change the public’s mind about them — or at least explain how they fit into his stated “all of the above” approach to energy. It won’t be an easy task, especially with voters worried that rising gas prices could thwart the economic recovery and political opponents charging that Mr. Obama is more committed...
  • Alec Baldwin Calls Oklahoma Senator A “Whore”

    03/19/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | H. Scott English
    Actor Alec Baldwin took to his Twitter page this weekend to blast Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe as an “oil whore”. Like Rush Limbaugh before him there is no remorse at the prospect of calling someone a name like that. Senator Inhofe is a known climate change denier, and that is what caused Baldwin to call him a “Whore”. The two have been locked in a heavy debate about fossil fuels and the environment. Baldwin sent out the following Tweet, “Oil Whore Jim Inhofe has betrayed every man and woman who lost their livelihood on the Gulf due to BP’s overwhelming...
  • Dems deny anti-abortion activist Okla. delegates

    03/17/2012 7:41:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2012 | Rochelle Hones
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A president so unpopular in Oklahoma that he failed to win a single county during the 2008 election will visit the Sooner State next week — including the oil hub Barack Obama spurned by rejecting a transcontinental pipeline earlier this year. Cushing mayor Evert Rossiter says that, despite the president’s decision, he expects Obama will receive the “red carpet” treatment when he visits the oilfield community as part of a four-state tour on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • State Of Oklahoma Executes Tulsa Man Thursday Evening

    03/15/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT · by Category Four · 19 replies
    KOTV 6 ^ | 03/15/12 | NewsOn6.com & Associated Press
    McAlester, Oklahoma -- A man convicted of killing his wife in Tulsa in 1996 was put to death by lethal injection Thursday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Timothy Stemple has been on death row for 16 years. Stemple confessed to and was convicted of beating Trisha Stemple, 30, with a baseball bat, then running over her on the side of highway 75 near Jenks. The execution was carried out at the state prison in McAlester after Gov. Mary Fallin denied a request by the condemned man's family to stay the capital punishment. 3/13/2012 Related Story: Anti-Death Penalty...
  • Open carry bill flies through Oklahoma Senate, heads to House

    03/15/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Rick Couri
    Oklahoma has been on the verge of an open carry law for firearms for several years. Then Governor Brad Henry vetoed the last measure to make it that far in 2010 but Governor Mary Fallin may have a chance to sign one of her own. Senate bill 1733 was passed by a 34-9 vote on Wednesday and now heads to the House for further consideration. 1733 would allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to also carry the gun openly if they choose. The bill was written by Senator Anthony Sykes a Republican from Moore and would require those applying...
  • House passes bill allowing licensed Oklahomans to 'open carry' holstered firearms

    03/12/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 8 March, 2012 | WAYNE GREENE
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Licensed Oklahomans would be able to carry holstered firearms openly under a bill passed Wednesday by the Oklahoma House. The proposal would essentially extend the state's current concealed weapon permit law to include guns carried visibly in belt or shoulder holsters. To qualify for a license under the law, a person must be a U.S. citizen, live in the state, be at least 21, complete a firearms safety and training course, pass a criminal records check, be fingerprinted and pay fees. The measure, written by Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville, passed on a 85-9 vote. It goes on...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • Pro-life activist Randall Terry defeats Barack Obama in Democratic primary – in 14 Oklahoma counties

    03/09/2012 1:18:14 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ben JOHNSON
    TULSA, OKLAHOMA, March 8, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – He probably isn’t losing much sleep at night about the possibility of losing his party’s presidential nomination, but President Barack Obama did lose 14 counties in Tuesday’s Oklahoma Democratic primary to Randall Terry. The pro-life activist, who founded Operation Rescue, won 12 Oklahoma counties and won more votes than Barack Obama in 14. In three counties, Obama was bested by Jim Rogers, the state Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate candidate in 2010. Statewide, Obama won 57 percent of the Democratic vote. Initial reports said Terry won 18 percent, but other estimates indicate Terry won...
  • Oklahoma House Advances Open-Carry Bill

    03/09/2012 6:54:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    koco.com ^ | 8 March, 2012 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahomans who obtain a concealed carry permit would be allowed to carry their firearms openly under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House.
  • Seaway Pipeline Fully Booked Once Reversal Begins

    03/09/2012 4:44:33 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 9, 2012 | Dow Jones Newswire Staff
    A pipeline that is set to begin transporting crude oil from the Midwest to refiners on the Gulf Coast later this year is already fully booked through its initial phase, a company spokesman said, the latest sign of the intense interest in moving crude trapped in the central U.S. The Seaway pipeline is set to begin transporting 150,000 barrels a day of crude from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast starting June 1, expanding to 400,000 barrels a day starting in the first quarter of 2013. Currently, the pipeline moves crude in the opposite direction toward Cushing. The pipeline is...
  • Randall Terry gets 18 percent in Okla.; possibly qualifies for 2 delegates

    03/07/2012 9:55:04 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 6 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 7, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Talking to Red Dirt Report from his campaign RV, now parked in Tulsa, anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, who was on Oklahoma’s Democratic primary ballot, was excited about getting 18 percent of the vote and likely qualifying for as many as two delegates. “I beat (Obama) in 12 counties. They were in the west and the south and I took the entire Panhandle,” Terry said. In all, Obama lost 15 out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, according to the Associated Press. Terry was among three other lesser-known Democratic presidential candidates to qualify and appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot. By...
  • Randall Terry wins enough votes for a Democratic delegate (Okla. Primary)

    03/07/2012 4:54:34 AM PST · by tellw · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/7/12 | Associated Press
    Excerpt: "According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in western Oklahoma. Terry acknowledges he can't win the presidency but says he hopes to cause Obama's defeat in the fall."
  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Oklahoma counties (Most ignored story of the night alert)

    03/06/2012 10:08:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 57 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 43 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist and Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry who received 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote.
  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Okla. counties (What the MSM won't tell us tomorrow in the newspapers)

    03/06/2012 9:08:27 PM PST · by BAW · 8 replies
    NECN.com ^ | Mar 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 55 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 45 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry who had more than 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all of the Democratic delegates awarded so far. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in...
  • Santorum wins Oklahoma Republican primary: Fox projects

    03/06/2012 5:32:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/06/2012
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primary in Oklahoma on Tuesday, Fox News projected shortly after polls closed. It was the first victory of the night for Santorum, a staunch conservative who has been trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to the more moderate front-runner Mitt Romney. Ten states are voting in nominating contests on Super Tuesday
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • Super Tuesday Vote Santorum in Ohio & Oklahoma, Gingrich in Georgia, Ron Paul in Virginia & Alaska

    03/05/2012 9:13:33 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 42 replies
    vanity | March 5, 2012 | Steelers6
    Tennessee looks like Santorum and Gingrich are fairly even with the 2 of them, Santorum has been in the lead but Newt has been coming on. Everyone in Virginia who is not a Romney supporter should vote for Ron Paul, 1st head to head matchup anyone has had with Romney.
  • Former Okla. lawmaker convicted of bribery

    03/05/2012 7:06:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/5/12 | TIM TALLEY, Associated Press
    Oklahoma City (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted a former leader of the Oklahoma Senate on a single bribery count and cleared him on 32 other charges. A co-defendant was cleared of all wrongdoing. Former Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan was convicted of bribery for his actions involving a nursing home bill. Jurors couldn't reach a decision on 28 other counts — one of extortion and 27 of mail fraud.
  • Video: Demonstrators interrupt Rick Santorum speech in Oklahoma City

    03/04/2012 8:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/12 | Chris Moody
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling "racist" and "fascist" at the Republican presidential candidate. The anti-Santorum faction began chanting "Get your hate out of our state" when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps, Santorum ignored them and continued speaking. The demonstration lasted about 15 minutes. Santorum supporters standing near the front of the crowd tried to come to his aid by holding signs
  • Video: Santorum receives an unexpectedly unfriendly welcome from protesters in OK

    03/05/2012 1:37:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It wasn’t exactly what you’d expect to happen in the reddest state in the country. This weekend, liberal demonstrators loudly interrupted Rick Santorum as he delivered his standard stump speech on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol building: About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling “racist” and “fascist” at the Republican presidential candidate.The anti-Santorum faction began chanting “Get your hate out of our state” when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps,...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters attempt to shut down Santorum rally in Oklahoma

    03/05/2012 10:29:29 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Joe Newby
    This is the left's idea of free speech. On Sunday, about 20 Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a speech given by former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum as he spoke on the steps of the Oklahoma state Capitol. Showing the liberal idea of tolerance, the protesters began to disrupt the event as soon as Santorum began to speak. Acting like fascists, they yelled "racist" and "fascist" and chanted "Get your hate out of our state." Supporters responded by shouting back "We pick Rick!" while holding signs in front of the demonstrators who escalated the situation by ripping the signs out of...
  • Santorum supporters argue with Occupy Oklahoma activists at rally

    03/04/2012 9:28:21 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Republic ^ | March 4, 2012 | KATIE FRETLAND
    OKLAHOMA CITY — GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was drowned out Sunday by yelling between his supporters and Occupy Oklahoma activists in Oklahoma City during a return visit to the state two days before the Super Tuesday primary. About 200 supporters gathered Sunday afternoon as Santorum spoke on the steps of the state Capitol. But about 25 activists from Occupy Oklahoma were also there, and shouting between the two groups erupted soon after he began to speak. When Santorum asked supporters for a "big win" at the polls Tuesday in Oklahoma, Occupy Oklahoma activists screamed "Get your hate out of...
  • Occupy OKC 'mic checks' Santorum; melee ensues

    03/04/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 30 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 4, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was right after the words “mic check” were uttered by Occupy OKC ringleader Jay Fox, that things got really interesting in the crowd listening to a campaign speech by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, zealot, fascist, go away!” “Get your hate, out of my state!” “Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fighting for?” This and other chants aimed at Santorum were yelled at the candidate as he tried to speak over the din. It didn’t take long for both male and female Santorum supporters to get in the faces of Fox and other Occupiers...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn: Mitt Romney best equipped to solve problems facing our nation (Barf Alert)

    03/04/2012 8:45:11 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 4, 2012 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Elections are about choices. This November, the most important choice facing the American people will be whether we will demand a solution and avert a debt crisis or whether we will continue to accept the status quo and hope for the best. I'm confident the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle want a solution. The next choice, then, is deciding who is best qualified to enact a solution. In life, and especially politics, our choices are seldom perfect and often difficult. But it is critically important to make a choice and support the person who is...
  • Watts, Cain to appear in Tulsa for Gingrich (Newt Coming to Oklahoma )

    03/03/2012 11:28:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 3/3/2012 7:59 AM | RANDY KREHBIEL
    They are coming Monday on behalf of the presidential hopeful. mer Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts and former presidential candidate Herman Cain will appear Monday in Tulsa on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. Watts and Cain will be at Joe Momma's Pizza, 112 S. Elgin Ave., at 11 a.m. The restaurant is owned by Republican City Councilor Blake Ewing, but Ewing said he had no role in scheduling the event and does not endorse Gingrich. Ewing said the event was scheduled by the state Republican Party, which wanted Cain - the former head of Godfather's Pizza - to appear...
  • Another burglar killed breaking into home(OK)

    03/03/2012 7:34:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Ed Doney
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police have identified an Oklahoma City man who was fatally shot Wednesday night by a woman who said he was trying to break into her house. Jose Hernandez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 600 block of SW 51st St. just after 10 p.m. Thursday. James Arnette lives across the street and heard the gun shots. "So I run back outside and she's on the porch and she said 'I just shot somebody, James.' I said, 'What?' I said, 'Well call 9-1-1.' She said, 'I am, I am," he said. Police say the homeowner...
  • Randall Terry seeks to attract pro-life Dems in Oklahoma

    03/02/2012 3:54:41 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 2, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s just before dawn on a Wednesday and parked at the far end of a Wal-Mart parking lot is an RV, it appears to be a model from the early-to-mid 1990’s. It’s been driven, that’s for sure, and inside the vehicle, the driver is stirring. The driver happens to be one of the best-known anti-abortion activists in the past quarter century. It’s Randall Terry, the uncompromising pro-life guy who has been arrested dozens of times and served time at the height of the 1990's abortion wars. A few days earlier, I had conducted a phone interview with...
  • State House committee says yes to open carry(OK)

    03/01/2012 4:08:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 8+ views
    kjrh.com ^ | 29 February, 2012 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite some concern that Oklahoma is returning to what a lawmaker calls "lawless days of yesteryear," a state House panel has approved a bill to allow gun permit holders to openly carry firearms.
  • Man is shot and killed during apparent burglary in Oklahoma City

    03/01/2012 3:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    newsok.com ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Staff
    A man is dead after being shot by an Oklahoma City homeowner during an apparent burglary Wednesday night, police said. About 10:15 p.m., a woman called 911 and said she had shot a man trying to break into her home in the 600 block of SW 51, Oklahoma City police Lt. Jason Samuel said. The man died at the scene, Samuel said. His name was not released. The homeowner told officers she did not know the man, Samuel said.
  • "No. Never." Ron Paul assures media he is not colluding with Romney campaign

    02/27/2012 10:19:48 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 26, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was short, emphatic and to the point. “No. Never.” That was the straightforward answer Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gave Red Dirt Report Saturday afternoon, following his well-attended Oklahoma City campaign stop, when he was asked by this reporter if he was somehow working behind the scenes with the Mitt Romney campaign. The few members of the Oklahoma media that bothered to cover the Ron Paul press conference on the first floor of the State Capitol did not ask the one question many national media people are talking about – collusion between Paul and Romney to...
  • Fallin applauds decision to begin construction of southern portion of Keystone pipeline

    02/27/2012 10:15:19 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 8 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 27, 2012 | Alex Weintz
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today applauded TransCanada’s decision to proceed with the construction of an oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The pipeline represents the southern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline project that would transport oil from Canada and various U.S. markets to the Gulf Coast. “Connecting Cushing to oil markets in the Gulf Coast will provide both an immediate economic jolt to the state of Oklahoma as well as a long term boost to our energy sector,” Fallin said. “Construction of the pipeline alone will create 1,200 jobs, while increasing access...
  • Inhofe writes book on 'hoax' of global warming

    02/25/2012 8:06:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | Jim Myers
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe years ago declared man-made global warming a hoax and more recently declared victory over his opponents in that long-running debate. Still, the Oklahoma Republican believes his work is not done. Next week, the senator said his plans for the book's introduction include interviews with several broadcast personalities known for being on the other side of the debate. Published by WND Books, which described it as a coup de grace to the global-warming movement, the book is titled "The Greatest Hoax," with the subtitle "How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future." Next week, the senator said,...
  • Oklahoma Senate panel approves open-carry bill

    02/25/2012 6:20:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 24 February, 2012 | BARBARA HOBEROCK
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Senate panel approved a measure Thursday that would allow for the open carrying of firearms. Senate Bill 1733 by Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a vote of 8-1. Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, cast the lone vote against it. She could not be reached for comment after the meeting. The measure heads to the Senate floor. Sykes said the measure passed a few years ago and was vetoed by former Gov. Brad Henry. "It is basically open carry in Oklahoma except this version of open carry you have to have...
  • Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry

    02/23/2012 9:43:17 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 2-22-2012 | Christian News Wire
    Ann Coulter to Speak at Rally for Pres. Candidate Randall Terry February 22, 2012 TULSA, OK -- Best Selling author and political pundit Ann Coulter will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising rally for Randall Terry for President in the Tulsa Oklahoma area on March 3rd. Event Details Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012. Time: 6:00 P.M. private fundraising reception; 7:00 P.M. Rally. Location: Arrow Heights Baptist Church, 3201 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow (just outside Tulsa), Oklahoma. Mr. Terry and his campaign team are in Oklahoma campaigning full time until the March 6 primary. They have opened an office...
  • Gingrich Draws A Crowd At ORU

    02/21/2012 7:32:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    ktul.com ^ | 20 Feb 2012 | Yvonne Lewis
    Over 3,000 people crowded the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, Monday Afternoon to hear from the Republican Presidential contender. Many were in attendance to make sure President Obama doesn't get a second term in Washington. And Newt Gingrich wants to be the man who replaces him. He took several shots at the presidents energy policies. "Let me start with a simple premise that most Oklahomans will understand. you cannot put a gun rack in a volt..." Gingrich said. To most in the audience, Gingrich was a crowd pleaser. Some expressed concern about rising gas prices at the pumps. One...
  • Gingrich: I will abolish the death tax

    02/21/2012 4:50:56 PM PST · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Tulsa Today ^ | Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:20 | Kai Vincent & Turley Good
    In an energetic appeal for support, Newt Gingrich stood before 4000 onlookers at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center and proclaimed a message reminiscent of his 1994 “Contract with America” campaign. He progressed through issues including energy, healthcare, the economy, foreign policy, and declared Obama the “most dangerous president in modern American history.” While explaining his plan to rebuild the shattered economy, he announced that, if elected, he would abolish the “death tax.” Meaning, he would offer legislation repealing the estate tax. The logic is that heavily taxing estates, eviscerates family wealth and forces more people into the public welfare...
  • Gingrich tells OK lawmakers he'll reel in feds ('Get the Feds Out of Your Hair')

    02/21/2012 11:18:48 AM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Brian Bakst
    OKLAHOMA CITY—A once-powerful Washington figure himself, Newt Gingrich says he'd shrink the role of the nation's capital if sent back as president. The Republican presidential candidate wrapped two days of Oklahoma campaigning Tuesday by addressing the state Legislature. He asked lawmakers for input on regulations to roll back and other steps to, in his words, "get the federal government out of your hair." The former House speaker says he'd focus most on regulations he thinks are hindering energy development and on giving states greater flexibility
  • Newt speaks to Oklahoma legislature

    02/21/2012 10:05:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    KRMG- News Talk Radio ^ | February 21, 2012 | Dan Potter
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A special guest speaker adressed today's joint session of Oklahoma Legislature. Newt Gingrich only spoke to lawmakers for just over 10 minutes, but his message was focused. He said, "I want to talk about three examples of the change we need." At the top of the list, he touted a movement started by Gingrich and managed by Texas Givernor Rick Perry to strengthen the 10th amendment and return power and tax money to the states. It's something Ronald Reagan tried to do 30 years ago and failed. Gingrich says times have changed. "And there's a lot deeper...
  • Oklahoma lawmakers draw up gun bills

    02/21/2012 5:04:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    edmondsun.com ^ | 21 February, 2012 | Mark Schlachtenhaufen
    EDMOND — Dozens of firearm-related bills filed by Oklahoma lawmakers seek to, among other things, expand the state’s open carry laws, expand where guns may be legally kept and expand the scope of the self-defense law. On Feb. 14 the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2988 by Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. The bill gives legal authority to use deadly force against dangerous individuals at a place of worship. Ritze said the bill was inspired by several recent cases in which violence or threats involved places of worship in the state. In November, Edmond’s Fairview Baptist Church and pastor...
  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall at ORU, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    02/20/2012 8:16:02 PM PST · by James Thomas · 31 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | February 20, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    A woman who called in to Levin tonight tipped me off to this speech Newt gave today. He reportedly drew 4,000 people, as many as Santorum did in the same venue. The video runs 67 minutes, with the Speaker starting around 6:30. As usual, he does a superb job, blending his stump speech with new ideas and commentary on recent news. Students asked questions for the last 20 or so minutes. There are many standing ovations, but the biggest concerns a Chevy Volt and a gun rack. Go Newt.
  • Santorum crushing the field in Texas; Update: Also Oklahoma

    02/20/2012 6:18:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If Texas had already settled its legislative redistricting issues, it would play an important part in the Republican presidential primary process. With their redistricting tied up in court, however, Texas has had to move its primary from Super Tuesday in March to late May or early June. That’s bad news for Rick Santorum, who has a crushing lead at the moment in a new statewide poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune: Santorum would get the votes of 45 percent of the respondents if the election were held today, according to the survey. The other three candidates...
  • Gingrich woos with prospect of $2 gallon gas

    02/20/2012 5:52:44 PM PST · by Red Steel · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Money.com ^ | February 20, 2012 6:05 PM ET | BRIAN BAKST
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is dangling the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he's elected. The former House speaker has spoken in the past of gas dropping to $2.50 a gallon under a Gingrich administration. Monday's prediction, coming as Gingrich campaigned in Oklahoma, contrasts sharply with rival Rick Santorum, who told an Ohio audience that big-city Americans should brace themselves for $5-a-gallon gas. Both candidates are citing new sensitivity over rising pump prices to push for relaxed regulation on domestic oil production. According to AAA's daily fuel gauge, the national average...
  • Newt speaks at Oral Roberts University (Live Stream)

    02/20/2012 11:24:35 AM PST · by red flanker · 96 replies
    http://www.newt.org/events ^ | February 20, 2012 | Newt Org
    Newt speaks at Oral Roberts University Monday February 20, 2012 - 2:00pm CT The Mabee Center 7777 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK Note: This event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live here.
  • Three Midwest City Shootings Test Oklahoma "Make My Day" Law

    02/20/2012 7:36:28 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2/20/2012 | Juliana Keeping
    It's a place known for the long, symbiotic relationship it shares with nearby Tinker Air Force Base. For the third time in just more than a year and half, the Oklahoma County district attorney has ruled a resident was within his rights to shoot and kill an intruder under the state's “Make My Day” law.
  • Fist Fights In The State of Oklahoma House Chamber?

    02/18/2012 11:02:23 AM PST · by Downinthedixie · 6 replies
    This article is going to be much shorter than my normal writing because I really am nearly speechless on this one. It seems there was a “disagreement” on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives this morning over rules that say lobbyists are not allowed to speak on the House floor in favor of bills they are paying for, or supporting.
  • Newt Gingrich Plans Oklahoma Visit; Presidential Candidate Will Come To Oklahoma City, Tulsa

    02/17/2012 10:52:13 AM PST · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    KOCO ^ | POSTED: 11:17 am CST February 17, 2012 UPDATED: 12:13 pm CST February 17, 2012
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Republican party said Friday, that Newt Gingrich will make a campaign stop in Oklahoma. The former House speaker will visit the Sooner State on Monday. He is scheduled to make two stops. The first stop is in Tulsa, the second stop is in Oklahoma City. Gingrich should arrive in Tulsa for a 2 p.m. visit to the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University. He's then scheduled to visit the Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m.