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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol following oral arguments at the Supreme Court on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Coburn Seat-Seeker Wears Constitution

Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma is getting some outside help for his campaign to succeed Sen. Tom Coburn. Lankford “fought President Obama’s intrusive government that risks our freedoms and way of life,” a narrator says in an ad from...

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Speaker of the Oklahoma House T.W. Shannon, right, greets Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, left, during a joint session of the legislature in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3, 2014.

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Speaker of the Oklahoma House T.W. Shannon, right, greets Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, left, during a joint session of the legislature in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3, 2014.

Shannon Senate Bid from Oklahoma Draws Outside Support

Oklahoma Republican T.W. Shannon is getting help for his Senate campaign in one of the nation’s most Republican states. Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, an Oklahoma City-based group, is paying for television ads and mail promoting Shannon, a former state...

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

Coburn’s Senate Seat: What’s Next

A special election to replace Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, who’s resigning at the end of the current 113th Congress, will be held this year to coincide with regularly scheduled elections. That means a candidate qualifying period from April 9-11,...

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An adult cicada emerges from its skin in Virginia on May 17, 2013.

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An adult cicada emerges from its skin in Virginia on May 17, 2013.

‘Republicans Are Like Cicadas:’ Cole

“I guess Republicans are like cicadas.” – Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, on the apparent need of his party to rise every 17 years and shut down the federal government. Cole, the only member of his state’s delegation who...

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Christie Power: Sooner, then Later?

Oklahoma may be the Sooner State, evoking the famous images of land-grabbing settlers in Conestoga wagons jumping the gun to stake their claim on free land. Chris Christie, a Republican who cruised to a convincing 22-percentage point lead in Blue...

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A woman covers her face with her sweater in the heavy smog in Haozhou, central China's Anhui province.

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A woman covers her face with her sweater in the heavy smog in Haozhou, central China's Anhui province.

Inhofe Can’t Budge an Admiral Who Says Climate Change Matters

North Korea’s threat to wage war was the No. 1 topic today when senators quizzed the head of the U.S. Pacific Command. Still, Sen. James Inhofe wouldn’t let the morning pass without a chance to attack those who think human...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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A supporter at a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2012.

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A supporter at a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2012.

Tulsa Coal Executive Invests $4.35 Million in Romney and Republicans

An Oklahoma millionaire coal executive has contributed at least $4.35 million to super-political action committees backing Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates, new Federal Election Commission reports show. Joseph Craft III wrote a $500,000 check last month to Restore Our Future,...

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T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital LLC.

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T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital LLC.

Pickens: Money Misspent on Senate

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens says he’s “fed up” with Washington.He recalls one of his greatest victories as once getting Republican Senator Tom Coburn to sign off on an energy proposal that included a natural gas user-fee. “He wouldn’t pay a...

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