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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Billy Joel books Tulsa BOK Center

Billy Joel in Tulsa

Billy Joel in Tulsa

Legendary musician Billy Joel announced today he will perform at BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday, November 11, 2016. Tulsa will be Billy Joel’s only Oklahoma concert in 2016 and his first solo date in over three decades. For the past two years, Joel has performed in residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City where he has sold that arena out a record 71 times.

In 2016 his residency will continue at Madison Square Garden and the BOK Center will be one of only four arenas he plays outside of Manhattan. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center, all ticket outlets or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.

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Tulsa Republicans hold debate watch party

ElectionDebateThe Republican Party of Tulsa County will be hosting a watch party for the next televised presidential debate tonight, Thursday, January 28th to be aired on FOX News Channel. 

Local voters are invited to come out and support their favorite candidate (if they have one), or check out all of them and become more informed about the many candidates they have to choose from. This is the last debate before Iowa votes on Monday, and is expected to be a lively one. Everyone is welcome and the event is free, featuring padded theater seating and freshly popped, complimentary popcorn and bottled water. (Soft drinks available for purchase.)

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