First District Candidate Tim Harris

Tim Harris

Edit Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District now held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who is appointed by President Donald J. Trump to head the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) pending confirmation

Tim Harris started in the Tulsa District Attorney’s (DA) office right out of law school, eventually working his way up to First Assistant. He served on the first specialized prosecution team fighting child abuse in 1988 and served as the District Attorney’s first Director of Crimes Against Children. Harris was elected DA in 1998, and was the longest serving District Attorney in Tulsa County history.

Question: Why, after such a long distinguished career as Tulsa County District Attorney, would you want to run for Congress?   Continue reading

Jason Aldean resumes tour in Tulsa

Jason Aldean, Tulsa BOK Show

Country music star Jason Aldean resumed his “They Don’t Know” tour at Tulsa’s BOK Center last week, his first on stage since a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas where Aldean was performing, killing 58 and injuring nearly 500 others.

After the tragedy, Aldean postponed his next three tour stops out of respect for the victims and their families, saying his tour would resume in Tulsa. It did more.  Continue reading

Senate probes Obama/Clinton Russian deal

The Hill.com reported Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding federal agencies disclose if they knew the FBI had uncovered corruption before 2010 when the Obama administration approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.  Continue reading

Venezuela collapsing

Venezuelan food shortages – photo: www.ecuadortimes.net

Socialism fails and kills people always. It is happening now in Venezuela where there is no food. A refugee crisis exists at all borders as the starving flee for their lives and military or police kill those who oppose the most ignorant, mentally ill violent tyrant outside of North Korea. It will soon be worse.

We should send Hollywood and the NFL’s foolish socialists south to  experience the evil all despots deliver when they attempt to own everything while providing only lies and empty promises.   Continue reading

Com. Doak applauds order on health plans

Trump signs an executive order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with Rand Paul, Mike Pence, Rep. Virginia Foxx, and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is applauding President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order that could expand the health insurance options for millions of Americans.

Specifically, President Trump has directed federal agencies to amend rules to expand access to association health plans by allowing employers to form groups across state lines and to return oversight of short-term limited duration plans to the states.      Continue reading