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Sen. Tom Coburn to step down at end of current Congress, two years before term expires

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Sen. Tom Coburn, an outspoken Oklahoma Republican who on occasion bucked his party leaders, announced late Thursday he will step down from office when the 113th Congress ends in early January 2015 — two years before his term expires. Coburn, 65, who has been battling cancer, said he's not quitting for health reasons but rather to uphold a promise he made when first elected to the Senate that he...

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