More Tom Coburn Articles

  • Examiner Editorial: Congress should heed GAO and stop duplicative spending

    The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...

  • Federal agency sells reports on government waste that are available online for free

    A federal agency loses money trying to sell reports on government waste that are available online for free, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out as he offered a bipartisan bill to eliminate the Commerce Department program. “This is the ‘let me Google that for you' office of the federal...

  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern

    When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds." Coburn, a...

  • GOP finds unwinding Obamacare vexing now that it's taken root

    Republicans are still determined to repeal Obamacare, even though they have famously failed to unite behind an alternative. Now, it is dawning on some in the GOP that even if they succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, and even if they pass an alternative, they will still have to come up...

  • Millionaires lose unemployment benefits in new Senate deal

    Millionaires will no longer qualify for unemployment benefits under the bipartisan Senate deal unveiled Thursday afternoon, ending a subsidy that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attacked as a "reverse Robin Hood" provision designed to increase support for government programs. "Notwithstanding any...

  • Sarah Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lent her Tea Party credibility to former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, endorsing his effort to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn as the next Republican senator from the state. "T.W.'s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion...

  • Senate votes to divert political convention subsidies to pediatric research

    Politicians will no longer party on the taxpayer dime after the Senate voted Tuesday to divert taxpayer subsidies of the Democratic and Republican national conventions to instead fund to fund a new pediatric research fund at the National Institutes of Health. The Gabriella Miller Kids First...

  • Senate hopeful in Oklahoma: African-American voters are ready to support Republicans

    Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon, a Republican candidate to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his party, describing that community as "fertile ground" for a conservative message. Shannon, who is black and native American,...



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