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  • MSNBC Gives Tom Coburn Some Love for His Defense of Nancy Pelosi - Video

    04/16/2010 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 341+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Tom Coburn getting some love from MSNBC for his recent defense of Nancy Pelosi as a "good person," and for his attack on Fox News. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," they led into an interview with Coburn by playing audio of his remarks in which he defended Pelosi and warned the audience not to be biased by "Fox News." Joe Scarborough then praised Coburn, agreeing with him that Pelosi is a "good woman," and was followed by Donny Deutsch who told Coburn he "just gave Republicans the playbook" of how to go after Democrats. First,...
  • Bill O'Reilly Talks to Tom Coburn About His Attacks On Fox News - Video

    04/13/2010 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 1,180+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2010 | Michael
    Bill O'Reilly talks to Republican Sen. Tom Coburn about his criticism of Fox News during a town hall meeting. At the town hall Coburn said, "Don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody's no good." He made the statement while he was defending Nancy Pelosi as "a good person." O'Reilly told Coburn that he, "Used Fox News as a whipping boy when we didn't qualify there."
  • Inhofe to Tom Coburn: Actually, Pelosi’s not a “nice lady”

    04/11/2010 10:14:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 2,047+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/10/10 | Allahpundit
    It’s a sad commentary on our politics that he can’t show civility to a leader of a movement that routinely calls people like you and me teabagging racists. “There’s nothing nice about Nancy,” Inhofe said during an interview on KFAQ radio in Oklahoma this morning. “She disagrees with everything we believe.”… “She is nice – how many of you all have met her? She’s a nice person,” Coburn said. “Just because somebody disagrees with you don’t mean they’re not a good person.” Inhofe had a slightly different take. “She is a powerful person,” he said. “People wonder how she can...
  • Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi

    04/10/2010 3:51:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 55 replies · 1,590+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2010 | Greg Halvorson
    Perhaps it's the political zeitgeist these days, but statements made by Tom Coburn (R-OK) at a recent townhall are puzzling. Coburn, speaking before constituents, one of whom expressed concern over jail should she reject ObamaCare, turned into a mouthpiece of fawning progressivism. Coburn is conservative. According to his web-site: Dr. Coburn's priorities in the Senate include reducing wasteful spending, protecting your liberty, balancing the budget, improving health care access and affordability, protecting the sanctity of all human life - including the unborn - and representing traditional Oklahoma values. Seems clear. Not so clear, however, are his defense of Pelosi and...
  • Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks

    03/30/2010 3:09:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies · 1,755+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | FOXNEWS.com
    Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers' districts and states have been found inside the package. Earmark requests are made outside of the health care bill, making them a bit more difficult to link to any vote-trading. But it is precisely that kind of tricky-to-catch deal-making that Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said he and other GOP senators would be monitoring for months to come. "If you think you can cut a deal now and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen," Coburn...
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Coburn Takes Out the Guns: GOP Plans Series of Gun Amendments

    02/05/2010 9:17:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News Feb 5, 2010 Can't Get a Gun Here? No problem: Florida Will Issue Permit, and Local Police Must Honor It. Phila. Authorities Are Irate Imagine having your driver's license revoked in Pennsylvania but then being able to get one in Florida - through the mail - that must then be honored here. Now imagine it happens with guns. Because it does. Pennsylvania residents who are denied a license to carry a concealed weapon, or have theirs revoked, have found a loophole that allows them to get a license from another state that must be honored here. ...read...
  • Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract

    01/04/2010 11:20:48 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | 1-4-2010 | Michael Goldfarb
    Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract Michael Goldfarb January 4, 2010 Several months ago we warned that Tara O'Toole who recently became Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security would reward her friends resulting in millions of dollars in gifts to John Murtha cronies who supported her nomination. And it now appears the Murtha/O'Toole favor factory has begun production. In February 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a second-generation Anthrax vaccine. This RFP was issued to be a re-procurement for a contract that...
  • Congress says it’s Constitutional. Do you agree?

    01/04/2010 5:50:32 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies · 1,048+ views
    Liberty Maven ^ | December 29th | Mike Miller
    The Enumerated Powers Act (EPA) requires that every bill must specify its source of Constitutional authority. This would prove very embarrassing to Congress, because there is no Constitutional authority for most of what they pass.
  • Voting Against Government-Run Health Care

    12/24/2009 1:56:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. This bill will ration care, cut Medicare, increase premiums, fund abortion and bury our children in debt. This process was not compromise....
  • Voting Against Government-Run Health Care

    12/24/2009 3:05:53 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 3 replies · 479+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Senator Tom Coburn
    This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. This bill will ration care, cut Medicare, increase premiums, fund abortion and bury our children in debt. This process was not compromise....
  • Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn suggests Americans pray against Democratic health care vote

    12/21/2009 8:07:09 PM PST · by RGirard · 33 replies · 1,012+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2009 | Réne Girard
    On December 20, 2009 Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said before Congress: "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight. That's what they ought to pray. So that we can ... get the middle of America and the middle of the Senate a bill that can run through this country and actually do what we say we all want to do." Although no particular individual was named, it was an attempt to express disapproval for the overwhelmingly Democrat-supported H.R. 3590 Health Care Bill our Government wants to push through Congress before Christmas....
  • Sanders withdraws single-payer healthcare bill amendment

    12/16/2009 1:45:30 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 49 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/09 02:55 PM ET | By Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday withdrew his single-payer healthcare amendment after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) initiated a procedural maneuver to shipwreck the measure. Coburn earlier in the day forced the Senate clerk to read aloud Sanders’s 767-page amendment to the Senate healthcare bill in an effort to halt the healthcare debate.
  • Senate Amendment Lottery: Guess the Time that the Senate Clerk Finishes Reading Sanders Amendment

    12/16/2009 11:06:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Self | December 16, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a FUn contest. Guess the time that the Senate clerk finishes reading Bernie Sanders' entire 767 page single payer amendment to the health care bill. Whoever guesses closest to the actual time of completion wins. My own guess is 2:35 A.M. tomorrow morning. What are your guesses as to the time of completion?
  • 10 Amazingly Wasteful Stimulus Projects

    12/01/2009 9:34:31 AM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/1/09 | Bianca Male
    How would you spend $787 billion in government money? Probably not like this. Unfortunately, the details of the stimulus package had many states' hands tied - their funds had to be allotted to certain types of projects, or they wouldn't get any of it. On those terms, these states did what any of us would do: they took the money and ran with it. Yes, any form of stimulus spending helps by creating jobs and injecting money into the economy... but some of these are pretty ridiculous. Senator Tom Coburn outlined the worst offenders in his report, "100 Stimulus Projects:...
  • Tom Coburn: “Health Care Reform is malpractice!” (video)

    11/23/2009 4:44:15 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 5 replies · 402+ views
    DarkSkiesBlog.com ^ | 11/23/2009
    We received this embed by email this morning. Coburn nails it… Video Link
  • The Republican Party Wonders Why?

    11/22/2009 7:08:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies · 2,267+ views
    Germantown (WI) Now ^ | 11/21/2009 | Al Campbell
    The Republican party wonders why conservatives are so disappointed with it?Another glowing example of the problems confronting the Republican party occurred yesterday.  The Senate Republicans had the opportunity to force a full reading of the Senate's proposed health care bill so that every bit of the 2,200 pages would be made public by the reading, and so the people could become much better informed about its contents before it is passed...if it is passed.  It had the opportunity to really hold the Democrats' feet to the fire over this abominable excuse for legislation that is being crammed down the throats...
  • Msg from Senator Coburn - Senate regularly passes major legislation without even voting on it.

    11/22/2009 5:46:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 20 replies · 1,211+ views
    Resistnet.com ^ | November 22, 2009
    got this in an email....representative gooberment my butt....this is just more ammo for the We The People vs. Congress law suit.... The United States Senate regularly passes major legislation without even voting on it. That disturbing fact caught my attention when I first arrived in the Senate, and frankly, it still bothers me. The legislative process as it taught in eight grade civics class is logical, consistent, and most of all, transparent. The legislative process as it is practiced in the Senate today is nothing like that ideal. Every week, the Senate routinely passes legislation that is never voted on,...
  • Coburn threatening to have Healthcare bill read on the Senate floor

    11/09/2009 2:35:54 PM PST · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 39 replies · 1,936+ views
    Young Gun Conservative ^ | Rudolph Carrera
    Good for Tom Coburn, but this should go for ANY bill, no matter what size. These monster bills that nobody reads in their entirety have to go. Cross-posted at RudyCarrera.com.
  • What I Learned From the 'Mob' (Coburn on ObamaCare)

    09/01/2009 7:47:00 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies · 900+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2009 | Tom Coburn, M.D.
    I spoke with thousands of voters at town-hall meetings this summer. What I gathered from them is that it's not just the proposed overhaul of health care that has them upset. Many also expressed a sense of betrayal. In spite of their hope for change, it still appears that the government in Washington is run for its own benefit and the benefit of special interests—not for the benefit of the American people. The folks I met with also don't trust politicians in Washington to address mounting long-term challenges to our economy. It's not just the attendees of town-halls meetings in...