Sen. Jim Inhofe
Updated: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation.”
The quotes have gained national attention with many noting that Inhofe said ISIS is “Rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city.” A video of the interview with notes from the National Journal and others follow with an update of ISIS threat on American cities.
Mariah Harnish writing for Red Dirt Report is covering the Jenks Public Schools verdict on a controversial piece of curriculum, deeming it will no longer be a part of the school’s educational arsenal.
The video in question, “Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy,” is a product of The History Channel and until the current school year has been an optional part of the Oklahoma History curriculum at Jenks.
Russian Convoy enters Ukraine (BBC)
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a “flagrant violation of international law” after Russian humanitarian aid lorries entered Ukraine without permission according to the BBC.
More than 100 Russian lorries had entered on Friday without any customs clearance or Red Cross escort, he said.
Obama with Bowe Bergdah’s parents at White House
President Obama violated a “clear and unambiguous” law when he released five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.
“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.”
Red Dirt Report has posted a well researched story on U.S. congressional candidate Patrice Douglas accepting more than $117,000 in campaign contributions from employees and executives connected to utility and oil companies that she regulates as a state corporation commissioner. Red Dirt Reporter Tim Farley examined federal election records in this significant election revelation.
Douglas, appointed to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 2011 by Gov. Mary Fallin, will face retired Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell in the Aug. 26 Fifth District Republican runoff. Russell was the top vote-getter in the June primary election that featured six GOP candidates.