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Oklahoma man arrested in O'Hare gun incident
A 44-year-old Fort Gibson, Oklahoma man was arrested and charged Tuesday for carrying a loaded handgun in his carry-on while going through security at O'Hare International Airport, officials said.
Supreme Court Decision on AZ Immigration Law
A U.S. Supreme Court decision today that upheld an Arizona law also supports a key provision of House Bill 1804, Oklahoma’s landmark anti-illegal immigration law.
17 rescued from tornado rubble; 116 found dead
The death toll from Sunday's tornado has risen to 116 as rescue crews pulled bodies from a debris field three-quarters of a mile wide and six miles long.
Coburn, Levin to Hold Hearing on Tax Cheating Stimulus Contractors
More than $24 billion in stimulus funds went to contractors and grantees who owed the government hundreds of millions of dollars in tax debts, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO identified 3,700 contractors and grantees who received stimulus funds, despite collectively owing the government $757 million in back taxes. The investigative report, which came at the request of Senators Tom Coburn, Carl Levin, Charles Grassley, Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch, will be released at a hearing tomorrow of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Tornado leaves much of Joplin unrecognizable
A tornado, which at its zenith was three-quarters of a mile wide, roared across the heart of Joplin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds.
Bill Introduced to Limit Printing Costs at the Department of Defense
Today, U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced S.1021, a bill that would limit the amount expended by the Department of Defense for printing and reproduction costs, resulting in potential savings of $20 million.
Oil companies face losing subsidies
The measure targets Exxon, Mobil, BP, Conoco Phillips, Shell and Chevron. Collectively, said McCaskill, they made profits of $32.2 billion the first three months of this year.
Group of 6 senators hones plan to cut US deficits
A bipartisan group of six senators is closing in on what could represent the best chance for tackling a deficit crisis that has forced the government to borrow more than 40 cents of every dollar it spends.