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  • $25,000 offered for chunk of meteor that flew over Missouri. Here’s where it might be

    11/14/2019 3:43:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/13/19 | CHACOUR KOOP
    A gem and mineral museum is offering $25,000 to the first person who can find a chunk of the meteor spotting streaking across Midwestern skies this week. Experts have an idea of where it might’ve landed. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum announced Tuesday that it will give the hefty payout to the first person who can find a kilogram of the meteor, according to a news release. The basketball-sized fireball blazed across the sky at 33,500 mph, McClatchy news group reported. Video showed it trailing across the Missouri sky on Monday night. People also reported seeing it in Kansas,...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi 'Worst of All Cover-ups'

    02/09/2014 12:30:58 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 52 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 09 Feb 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Obama administration insisted that the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans erupted from a protest over an anti-Muslim video because any hint of organized terrorism would have debunked President Barack Obama's assertions that his Mideast policy was working, Sen. Jim Inhofe said on Saturday. "They were pushing the video thing because it was just a matter of days before that he had made the American people think that his Middle East policy had stopped all terrorist activity," the Oklahoma Republican told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "This was a couple of months before the election. "Obviously, with...
  • Suspect in Okla. Beheading Had Ties to Radical Islam [shouted Arabic phrases before beheading]

    09/26/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Sep 2014 10:54 PM | Todd Beamon
    The 30-year-old Oklahoma man who police said beheaded a woman after he was fired from his job at a food-processing plant had ties to radical Islam, including a Facebook page with pictures of Osama bin Laden and phrases that praise Allah and forecast harm to the United States and Israel. Alton Nolen, who was shot and wounded by the owner of Vaughn Foods while stabbing a second woman, called himself "Jah'Keem Yisrael" on his Facebook page. His cover picture appears to be of several Taliban fighters, according to a Google reverse image search conducted by The Daily Caller. ... He...
  • Okla. Republicans Rip DHS Plans to House Illegal Minors at Army Base

    06/07/2014 6:52:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 06 Jun 2014 10:01 PM | Todd Beamon
    Top Oklahoma Republicans are outraged that the Obama administration will begin housing as many as 600 illegal immigrant minors at the Fort Sill Army Base as early as Tuesday—at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $252 per child per day. “Our nation has an immigration problem and a national security crisis, but I don’t believe the answer is for our military facilities to be transformed into a center that houses, feeds, and cares for illegal immigrants,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement on Friday. “This only encourages parents to...
  • Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress

    10/19/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 October 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" — saying Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's rhetoric and the Texas senator's inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans toward Congress. "I call it 'the Cruz effect,'" Coburn, a Republican who retired last year after 20 years in the Senate, told Sirius XM host Pete Dominick on Thursday. The interview was reported by BuzzFeed News. "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...
  • Oklahoma senators file bill to create President Donald J. Trump Highway on Route 66

    11/06/2019 11:20:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    KOCO News ^ | November 6, 2019 | KOCO Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Oklahoma senators announced Tuesday that they have filed a bill to create the President Donald J. Trump Highway on the world-famous Route 66. According to Senate Bill 1089, the renamed section of Route 66 will begin at the intersection of Highland Avenue near Miami and extend north and east through Commerce to the intersection of Industrial Parkway in Ottawa County. “President Trump has done an outstanding job on behalf of our nation and Oklahoma,” said state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow. “We feel like this is a perfect opportunity to commemorate the great impact his leadership...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily blocks law banning common abortion procedure

    11/04/2019 9:08:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a ban on a common abortion procedure. In a 6-2 decision, the court ruled that Oklahoma could not enforce a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, the most common method used in second trimester pregnancies. The preliminary injunction will remain in effect while the Supreme Court decides whether the ban is lawful. The Center for Reproductive Rights asked the court to block the ban from taking effect after an Oklahoma state trial court upheld it earlier this year. “Today’s decision means Oklahomans can continue receiving high-quality, evidence-based abortion...
  • 462 Oklahoma inmates will be released today in the largest commutation in US history

    11/04/2019 12:53:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/04/2019 | By Holly Yan,
    A total of 527 inmates had their sentences commuted Friday, but 65 of them have detainers and will be released later. In 2016, Oklahoma passed reforms that would turn some low-level felonies into misdemeanors. For example, possession of a small amount of drugs became a misdemeanor, and the threshold for a property crime becoming a felony increased from $500 in property value to $1,000 in value. Of the hundreds of inmates who had their sentences commuted: -- The average age is 39.7 years old -- 75% are men, and 25% are women -- They had been incarcerated for three years...
  • House Democrat Jeff Van Drew Signals He’s Not Voting for Pelosi’s Impeachment Bill

    10/29/2019 5:12:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) said Tuesday that he will likely vote against a resolution by House Democrats to formalize their secret impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, prompting more uncertainly around whether Thursday’s expected vote will go on as planned. Asked by NBC News reporter Alex Moe if he supports the measure, Van Drew replied: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it.” Van Drew, whose district President Trump won in 2016, is among roughly a dozen House Democrats who oppose the impeachment inquiry. “I have long maintained the position that the impeachment or potential impeachment would not...
  • NJ Dem Likely Won't Back Impeachment Resolution

    10/30/2019 9:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have moved forward with an impeachment resolution but not all House Democrats are on board.Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) said Tuesday he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment efforts.“I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Van Drew told a reporter from NBC News. NEW: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Dem @CongressmanJVD says about the impeachment process resolution the House will take up Thursday saying he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment all along.— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) October 29, 2019 Van Drew represents New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, which President Trump...
  • Oklahoma judge halts law requiring doctors to inform patients that medication abortions can...

    10/24/2019 3:27:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 23, 2019 | Morgan Phillips | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Oklahoma judge halts law requiring doctors to inform patients that medication abortions can be counteracted An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a new law requiring doctors who administer medication abortions to inform women that the process may be reversed. The Oklahoma County District Court had been asked to block the law by the Center for Reproductive Rights just before it was to take effect on Nov. 1. Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews issued a temporary injunction, which will remain in place while the case is fully litigated before the judge. The state’s Republican-led Legislature approved the...
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Alorica looking to hire 675 more at Tulsa location (Oklahoma)

    10/20/2019 3:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Staff
    Alorica is looking to hire 675 more full-time employees at its Tulsa call center. The center is located at the Eastgate Metroplex, 14002 E. 21st St. The announcement comes following a similar announcement last year in which the company said it was hiring an additional 300 full-time employees at its Tulsa office. ---snip--- Alorica, based in Irvine, California, has more than 100,000 employees in about 130 locations worldwide.
  • Rally against Trump impeachment escalates to physical confrontations w/ Antifa counterprotesters

    10/17/2019 7:24:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | October 17, 2019 | Harrison Grimwood
    A rally attended by about 5 or 6 dozen people in support of President Donald Trump as he faces an impeachment inquiry quickly escalated to physical confrontations and violence when counterprotesters unfurled Anti-Fascist flags. There were fewer than a dozen counter protestors flying green "Antifa International" flags. The physical violence amounted to pushing, grabbing, body blocking and, at one point, a tug-of-war over a flag. Blame for the escalation to physical violence was mutual. Tulsa police arrived to separate the protesters and counterprotesters. "I think that a lot of people hate America and hate freedom, which is why they protest...
  • An Early Crowd is Building Outside the AAC for Thursday’s Trump Rally [Dallas, Texas]

    10/16/2019 7:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 16, 2019
    Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The crowd is already gathering outside the American Airlines Center for the Trump campaign rally tomorrow evening. Among those in the small crowd that is slowly building, this group of women talked to us about why they came out so early. “Mr Trump, President Trump. [What are some of the things that you support that he’s done?] Oooh so much, (the wall), the wall for sure… security … he brought faith back out in the community … all of the above and being able to say God again.” The women, mostly strangers before today are from Des...
  • Oklahoma Representative Files Lawsuit Against Constitutional Carry

    10/14/2019 5:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry Coming Soon U.S.A. –-( On 7 October, 2019, Representative Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. The law is scheduled to go into effect on 1 November, 2019.  He and four other plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop the law from going into effect while their case is litigated. From The law will allow most people in Oklahoma 21 and older to carry a gun without a permit.On Monday, state Rep. Jason Lowe filed a lawsuit at the Oklahoma County District Court, asking for a judge...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Sanctuary county releases rape suspect who immediately targets victim again: ICE

    10/10/2019 10:28:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    An Oklahoma sheriff’s department defied ICE and released an accused rapist from jail this week — and within hours he was back at the door of his alleged victim, the agency said Thursday, saying the county’s sanctuary policy put the woman at risk. Antonio Ulises Perez was charged with first-degree rape on Sept. 30, and made bond early Wednesday morning. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had asked that he be transferred to the custody of deportation officers, but the sheriff’s department refused, and released him instead. “Within a few hours of being released, this illegal alien was back at the...
  • Nick Bosa trolls Baker Mayfield by mimicking Mayfield's famous Ohio State flag plant

    10/08/2019 6:27:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    No college football fan will forget Baker Mayfield leading Oklahoma to a win at Ohio State, then planting an OU flag on the Buckeyes’ field. Nick Bosa surely hasn’t forgotten. Bosa was a star at Ohio State. He was the second overall pick of the NFL draft this year by the San Francisco 49ers. And he was fantastic against the Browns and Mayfield on Monday night, when the Niners blew out the Browns, 31-3. Late in the second quarter, Bosa pressured Mayfield again, hit him and forced an incompletion. Bosa got up and did a celebration that Ohio State fans...
  • Al Gore Receives Award for 'Top Climate Hypocrite'

    09/30/2019 3:06:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/29/2019 | Rick Moran
    It was close, but in the end, Al Gore edged out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the top Climate Hypocrite Award. The award is the brainchild of Senator Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, who has led pushback against climate hysterics in the Senate. The top five climate hypocrites: Marc Morano @ClimateDepot Sen. Inhofe’s Top 5 Winners of ‘Climate Hypocrite Awards’ Announced – #5: Mann #4: Obama #3: Climate summit Attendees #2: AOC #1: Al Gore … Climate Week 1 Sen. Inhofe’s Top 5 Winners of ‘Climate Hypocrite Awards’ Announced – #5: Mann #4: Obama #3:... Inhofe Announces Climate Hypocrite Awards...