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  • Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

    06/23/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma. When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through an incident in Oklahoma City.” And when Scarborough patronizingly instructed Cole to “read the Constitution,” Cole retorted “I think I’ve read the Constitution as often as you have.” Mike Barnicle waited until after the interview to take a cheap shot at Cole, claiming that he is “handcuffed to...
  • In Jordan, Boehner Delegation Discussions Focus on Iranian-Backed Violence, Growing Terrorist Threat

    03/30/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    AMMAN, JORDAN – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior lawmakers met with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday during a visit to Jordan where talks focused on Iranian-backed violence in the region and the growing terrorist threat. King Abdullah hosted the delegation for a luncheon at Beit al-Urdun Palace. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells, Nasser Judeh, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, as well as senior embassy officials. Discussions focused on two major trends in the region: the violence caused by Iran’s allies and proxies, and the spreading of the terrorist threat. There was also...
  • U.S. Rep. Tom Cole: While President Barack Obama talks to Iran, Congress will listen to Israel

    02/15/2015 7:00:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Sunday, February 15, 2015 | U.S. Rep. Tom Cole
    In the global war on terror, the United States has no better ally and friend than the state of Israel. Surrounded by enemies intent on destroying it, Israel has more at stake in this war than any other nation in the world. Moreover, our two nations share a commitment to living peaceably, fighting terrorism, defending freedom and protecting democracy. As terrorist activities in the Middle East become more barbaric, we must continue to value, nurture and respect our relationship with Israel, still our most reliable ally in the region. In the interest of showing support for the state of Israel,...
  • Boehner ally: GOP challenges to Speaker 'unprofessional' (Rep. Tom Cole, Okla.)

    01/05/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called GOP challenges to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “pretty unprofessional and very disappointing” on Monday. Cole, a close ally to Boehner, said the challenges aren’t serious and blasted Republicans trying to unseat the Speaker for not trying to do so when the GOP held its internal discussions late last year. “Well, I don’t think they’re very serious,” he said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" of the bids by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) to challenge Boehner for speakership. “And frankly, they’re pretty disappointing in the sense that anyone who wanted to...
  • GOP seeks creative ways to avert a shutdown (Even if Obama uses executive action on immigration

    11/18/2014 9:29:25 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/2014 (8:04 PM EST) | Jake Sherman and Manu Raju
    Republican leaders have intensified their planning to prevent a government funding shutdown, weighing legislative options that would redirect GOP anger at Barack Obama's expected action on immigration and stave off a political disaster, according to sources involved with the sessions. Obama plans to use his executive authority to change the enforcement of immigration laws by the end of the year, a move that top Republicans warn could derail efforts to pass a long-term spending bill by a Dec. 11 deadline. Increasingly, some top Republicans believe that it will be difficult to pass the year-long spending package that they originally envisioned,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Oklahoma Congressman(R): Washington Redskins On 'Wrong Side Of History'

    02/11/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 2/11/14
    ASHBURN, Virginia - The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new "community voices" campaign from the team. A letter sent Monday from Congressman Tom Cole [R-Oklahoma] and Senator Maria Cantwell [D-Washington], tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the league is on "the wrong side of history" and mentions the league's tax-exempt status. Cantwell chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. The lawmakers specifically objected to Goodell's Super Bowl week news conference, when he said the Redskins name has been "presented in a...
  • Lankford to run for Coburn's Senate seat [Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon gets nods to run]

    01/20/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Just days after Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) announcement that he’ll retire at the end of the year, the race to replace him began to settle with Rep. James Lankford (R) expected to announce his decision to run at a Monday-afternoon press conference, sources tell The Hill. Rep. Tom Cole (R) announced in a Sunday-night press release that he will not run, citing his seniority in the House. The state’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt (R), also announced in a Sunday Facebook post he won’t run. The decisions of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) and Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon still remain unclear....
  • Rep. Cole: Boehner Not Planning to Delay Immigration Vote

    12/04/2013 7:41:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 10:04 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is denying reports that House Speaker John Boehner will delay a vote on immigration reform until after candidates can register to run for House seats. Some see Boehner as trying to trick people who think he’ll be tough on immigration. When tea party candidates fail to register against incumbents, he’ll push reform through, according to one report. …
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ

    07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could. “I know that investigation’s going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re going to have to make that decision. It’ll be a tough one.” (snip) On “This Week,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict “devastating.” “I just...
  • [Rep. Tom] Cole: Join with Obama on quick deal (RINO wants higher taxes on rich)

    11/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican Rep. Tom Cole urged colleagues in a private session Tuesday to vote to extend the Bush tax rates for all but the highest earners before the end of the year — and to battle over the rest later. The Oklahoma Republican said in an interview with POLITICO that he believes such a vote would not violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and that he’s not alone within Republican circles. Read more:
  • Some in GOP grow tired of right wing

    03/17/2011 3:55:44 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/16/11 4:33 AM EDT | MARIN COGAN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Some veteran Republican House members are pushing back against conservative deficit hawks who are pushing for endlessly deep spending cuts, saying the right wing of the party is creating unnecessary divisions for the GOP majority. While the 54 Republicans who voted against the most recent stopgap spending bill didn’t derail the legislation, some GOP lawmakers are becoming increasingly wary of a faction that rejects substantial spending cuts because they want deeper ones or the inclusion of divisive social policy riders. Many of the critics are close to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who struggles more each day to keep his majority...
  • My Town Hall Meeting (Cong Tom Cole,R-OK-4)

    08/06/2009 3:32:48 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 13 replies · 872+ views
    Tom Cole for Congress ^ | August 6, 2009 | Cole for Congress
    Dear Sharon, I know a great deal has been written recently about the large crowds at town hall meetings across the country. My Duncan town hall on Tuesday was a great success with more than 100 in attendance. The folks there made it absolutely clear: they do not want a government health care takeover! I thought you might enjoy this newspaper article about my town hall meeting. Please read the article here (see below)! Thanks. Sincerely, Tom Cole Article from Duncan Visit: COLE VISITS CITIZENS IN DUNCAN DUNCAN — If the 100 or so people who turned out for a...
  • Watts, Cole endorse Humphreys in Senate race

    11/30/2003 5:53:10 PM PST · by rmmcdaniell · 9 replies · 1,472+ views
    Two powerful Oklahoma Republicans endorsed former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys in the U.S. Senate race Tuesday but denied that their support was intended to anoint a Republican candidate. "I would expect there's going to be a primary on each side," said U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Norman. "There certainly ought to be one on the Democratic side. There certainly ought to be one on the Republican side." Cole and former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Norman, announced their support Tuesday for Humphreys in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, R-Ponca City. Other prominent Oklahoma Republicans who have endorsed...
  • Pete Sessions(TX) wins leadership role in GOP campaign efforts (New NRCC Chairman)

    11/19/2008 3:11:36 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 859+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 19, 2008 | Todd Gillman
    House Republicans installed Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions at the helm of their campaign arm (National Republican Congressional Committee) this afternoon, betting he can round up the cash and candidates they’ll need to climb out of a deepening hole in the next elections. That makes a pair of Texans responsible for GOP efforts to boost their ranks in both the House and Senate. On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn won the chairmanship of the Senate GOP campaign committee (National Republican Senatorial Committee - FR Thread) a coincidence that reflects Texas’ status as a mother lode of Republican votes and donors, an increasing...
  • Pete Sessions Takes a Swipe at Cole's NRCC Fundraising (Sessions making his case for NRCC)

    11/11/2008 4:41:18 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 184+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2008 | Jackie Kucinich
    Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas) is promising to bolster House GOP fundraising efforts if he is chosen to replace Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.) as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In a letter sent to House members on Monday, Sessions wrote that the NRCC needs improvements in various areas, including fundraising, recruiting, messaging, organizational strength and long-term strategies and tactics. Sessions acknowledged that the NRCC would be again at a disadvantage on fundraising in the 2010 cycle, but is vowing to close the cash gap with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “We may not be able to overcome the other...
  • The spanking they deserve: NRCC gets an earful (Conservatives BLAST McCain, RINOs, etc.!)

    05/16/2008 9:24:13 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 201 replies · 386+ views
    Michelle ^ | 05/16/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    All week long, you and I have been blasting the bereft Beltway GOP leadership for their empty sloganeering and Obama-esque change obsession. Now, the NRCC is hearing it directly on its website. Reader Fritz e-mails that the comments section in the NRCC blog post by chairman Tom Cole is sizzling hot with aggravated grass-roots conservative feedback. Go check it out. A sample: This is not the message I am looking to support. The message of the Replican Part should be fundumentally different than the Democrats. We don’t need to “fix” the government. We need the Federal Government to do wnat...
  • George Will: The Road to a GOP House

    05/03/2007 10:44:25 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,083+ views
    Washington Post Writers Group ^ | May 3, 2007 | George F. Will
    Tom Cole earned a Ph.D. in British history from the University of Oklahoma, intending to become a college professor, but he came to his senses and to a zest for politics and now, in just his third term in the House of Representatives, he is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. As such, he is charged with recruiting the candidates and honing the tactics that will transform Speaker Nancy Pelosi back to House minority leader. "We are looking," says Cole, speaking unminced words about the Republican Party, "like a beaten down stock." Nevertheless, he is sanguine regarding 2008: "The...
  • New Congress to Look More Like Real America

    11/05/2004 11:38:16 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 6 replies · 402+ views
    AP ^ | 11/5/04 | JIM ABRAMS
    The next Congress will look slightly more like the real America, with more women, Hispanics and blacks, including the first black man to enter the Senate in a quarter century. In addition to senator-elect Barack Obama, D-Ill., only the third black ever to be elected by popular vote to the Senate, newly elected senators Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Mel Martinez, R-Fla., will become the only Hispanic-Americans in the Senate. The House will see the arrival of Bobby Jindal, R-La., the son of immigrants from India and only the second Indian-American to serve in Congress. There will be 65 women in...
  • Cole optimistic about long road to recovery in Iraq

    08/27/2004 6:56:45 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 6 replies · 379+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | August 27, 2004 | James S. Tyree
    Cole optimistic about long road to recovery in Iraq By James S. Tyree Transcript Staff Writer August 27, 2004U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, returned Wednesday from Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations with good news and bad news. "I do think we will have to be there for a long time," Cole said of Iraq, "partly helping people in difficult circumstances, but also to make our country secure. We're going to have setbacks, bad days and genuine debates in our country, but that doesn't change the reality. We will be engaged in a long struggle with terror." However,...
  • Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole Wants John Kerry Vietnam Debate Ended

    08/26/2004 11:12:12 PM PDT · by ambrose · 33 replies · 1,040+ views
    KTOK News ^ | 8-26-04
    Cole Wants John Kerry Vietnam Debate Ended Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 11:42am Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole says it's time to end the political debate over John Kerry's Vietnam ilitary service and worry about the war going on in Iraq. Fresh from his second visit to Iraq and Afghanistan, Republican U-S Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma says the nation would worry more about American soldiers in those two countries than spending time debating John Kerry's military record in Vietnam. Interviewed by Newsradio 1000 KTOK, Congressman Cole said he also sees progress in the two countries. About the flap over...
  • Oklahoma congressman denies comparing vote against Bush to support for Hitler

    03/04/2004 4:40:31 PM PST · by Jean S · 7 replies · 130+ views
    AP ^ | 3/4/04
    <p>Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole said Thursday he did not intend to equate a vote against President Bush to a vote for Adolf Hitler, but stuck by recent comments that a Bush loss would be a win for Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Oklahoman Editorial: For Tom Cole (Oklahoma 4th District seat of J.C. Watts, Jr.)

    10/28/2002 5:19:45 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 11 replies · 332+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 28 October 2002 | Oklahoman Editorial Board
    Oklahoman Editorial: For Tom Cole (Oklahoma 4th District seat of J.C. Watts, Jr.) 2002-10-28 Seldom has Oklahoma had a chance to send a more ready-made congressman to Washington than Tom Cole. With a wealth of political experience and contacts, Cole would hardly be a neophyte in the House if voters in the 4th Congressional District elect him. We hope they do, not just for the district that encompasses much of south central Oklahoma, but for all of the state. Cole would have an immediate impact in Congress, as a well-respected successor to the retiring Rep. J.C. Watts. Cole's resume is...
  • Vice president speaks in Midwest City (Tom Cole, 4th District Republican Candidate)

    10/16/2002 7:21:25 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 14 replies · 264+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | 16 October 2002 | Sean Murphy
    Vice president speaks in Midwest City 10/15/02 By Sean Murphy MIDWEST CITY — A bomb attack that killed more than 180 people in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday is likely the work of al-Qaida, which is operating in as many as 60 countries, Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday. “(Al-Qaida) will do absolutely anything they can to impose additional casualties on the United States, both here and overseas,” Cheney said in Midwest City. “And that means we’re probably closer to the front end of this conflict than we are to the back end of it.” Cheney visited Oklahoma Tuesday to help raise...
  • Cheney visits state, calls on Americans to ready for war

    10/15/2002 9:23:41 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 26 replies · 206+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 15 October 2002 | Carmel Perez Snyder
    Cheney visits state, calls on Americans to ready for war 2002-10-15 By Carmel Perez Snyder The Oklahoman During a visit to Midwest City Tuesday, Vice President Dick Cheney called on GOP supporters to vote and Americans to ready for war. Cheney said the killing of a U.S. Marine in Kuwait and attacks in Yemen and Bali show that Al-Qaida will stop at nothing to attack Americans at home and abroad. "We're closer to the front end of this conflict than we are the back of it," Cheney said to the crowd of civilians and servicemen and women on a runway...
  • Remarks by the President at Steve Largent for Governor and James Inhofe for Senate Luncheon

    08/29/2002 3:18:35 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 25 replies · 301+ views
    The White House Website ^ | 29 August 2002 | President Bush
    Remarks by the President at Steve Largent for Governor and James Inhofe for Senate Luncheon Cox Convention Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 29 August 2002 11:25 A.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. It's nice to be here in Oklahoma. Thanks. I appreciate so very much the invitation to come and throw my support behind a fine United States Senator, and a person this state is surely going to reelect, and that's Jim Inhofe. (Applause.) And I'm also honored to be here with Governor Largent. (Applause.) It's got a nice ring to it. Thanks for inviting me. There's not much that...
  • Cole Mining Support From Inside the Beltway (OK-4th Distirct)

    08/20/2002 4:13:39 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 9 replies · 801+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 19 August 2002 | Chris Cillizza
    Cole Mining Support Inside Beltway By Chris Cillizza August 19, 2002 A who's who of the Republican political consulting world have opened their checkbooks to help fund the House candidacy of former Oklahoma Secretary of State Tom Cole (R), according to new reports filed with the FederalElection Commission. Cole, a longtime Republican operative, received more than $30,000 from a bevy of media consultants, pollsters and direct-mail firms in the past five weeks. The infusion of cash is critical for Cole in his battle against attorney Marc Nuttle in the Aug. 27 GOPprimary. Both candidates are hoping to replace retiring Rep...