American Airlines bill becomes law

AmericanAirlinesU.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), co-chair of the Senate Pilot’s Caucus, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy, today released the following statements regarding H.R. 2591 being signed into law on Thursday.

H.R. 2591 is the companion bill to S. 2614, legislation authored by Inhofe and Brown that extends to American Airline employees the option to contribute recently received bankruptcy settlements into retirement accounts without incurring a tax penalty.

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Dems falter, GOP gains

GOPGainsAccording to a recently released ABC/Washington Post poll, the Democrat Party is falling out of favor with voters in the aftermath of the midterm election slaughter.

The poll indicates that the number of Americans who self-identify as Democrats has reached a 34-year low at 26%, down from 32% just a few weeks ago.
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Dr. Ben Carson confirmed for OKC conference

BenCarson1Dr. Ben Carson, one of the conservative movements most compelling speakers, has confirmed today for the GOP’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City in May 2015.

Dr. Ben Carson is the fourth national Republican leader and potential 2016 presidential candidate to announce for the conference behind former-Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina.

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Lankford announces staff

Sen. James Lankford

Sen. James Lankford

Washington, DC—Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.) today announced the appointment of senior staff to his Senate office: Greg Slavonic as Chief-of-Staff, Michelle Altman as Legislative Director, D.J. Jordan as Communications Director, Linda Good as Administrative Director, and Mona Taylor as State Director.

“These staff hires will help me advance conservative ideas in the Senate, on behalf of the Oklahomans who sent me here,” said Lankford. “We will assemble a staff that is committed to the values that make this nation great. Each of them have a unique skill-set that will greatly benefit Oklahomans, and I’m honored they’re part of our team.”
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Rush blanks Tulsa

Photo by Kevin Pyle

Photo by Kevin Pyle

TULSA, OK—It was fitting that the Tulsa Oilers decided to retire the number of former head coach Garry Unger on Friday night because it was he who rendered a quote earlier in the day,  eerily prophetic of what was to happen in the game following the ceremony.

Unger said, “There’s no easy games, it doesn’t matter if you have the best team in the league, there’s nobody who can’t come in here and beat you.”
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