ISIS widow charged in Kayla Mueller death

Kayla Mueller

Kayla Mueller

Analysis: Most media are ignoring a story that should, by all standards, enrage every American. It should be on every front page in every city in America.

Kayla Mueller’s capture, imprisonment, slavery and repeated rape must be remembered. Will there be justice for Kayla? Will media ask any if not all presidential candidates about the evil this case represents?

There is some hope.

Monday the wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American citizen Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death.

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Tulsa DA requests Sheriff Office audit

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

Late Tuesday afternoon, Tulsa District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler confirmed by email to local media that he asked the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to perform a special audit and investigation into irregularities found in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account.

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Bartmann pleads for Sanders/Clinton alternative

Bill Bartmann

Bill Bartmann

Analysis:  Reuters reports, “A prominent Democratic donor worried about the party’s chances of winning the presidency emailed dozens of fans of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, urging them to remain prepared to donate if Biden jumps into the race.”

Yes, Tulsan Bill Bartmann, never known to shy from hubris, apparently understands enough history to warn fellow Democrats that proud Socialist Bernie Sanders and closet Socialist Hillary Clinton cannot win the next presidential election in the United States of America.

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Rep. Inman introduces pro-family measures

Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City

Rep. Scott Inman, D-Del City

House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City) is promoting expensive benefit expansions he calls “pro-family” in a trio of measures that propose paid maternity leave, a boost in child care reimbursement rates, and greater accommodations for pregnant workers.

“Wealthy Oklahomans have benefited handsomely from policies enacted the past few years by the majority party,” said Inman. “This state’s middle-class and working families deserve some relief” he declared.

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Overstock.com accepts $20 million in market case

OverstockTulsaOverstock.com, Inc. announced today that Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation (“Merrill Pro”), the last defendant standing after Goldman Sachs, in the company’s longstanding market manipulation case, has settled claims by paying $20 million to Overstock.com and its co-plaintiffs.

The suit, first filed in 2007, alleged that certain prime brokerage firms had engaged in illegal market manipulation (“naked short selling,” or selling phantom shares of stock) in a deliberate effort to manipulate Overstock.com’s share prices. Over many years and millions of dollars of discovery generating millions of documents, Overstock.com chased the conduct of several of these firms, settled with many, and eventually winnowed its case down to two principal defendants: Goldman Sachs and Merrill Pro. 

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