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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On electric rate hikes and smart meters

SmartMeterOKLAHOMA CITY — Electric bills for some residential customers would increase more than 20 percent if a Tulsa-based utility company’s proposed rate hike is approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

The panel heard arguments Thursday from attorneys representing American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma and opposition groups such as AARP who advocated for its members and the public at large. The commissioners agreed to take the case under advisement, offering no timetable when a decision would be made in the $24 million rate increase case.
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Cuba deal makes Obama ‘worst negotiator’ since Carter

CubaCastroThe Hill is reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has harshly criticized President Obama for agreeing to exchange Cuban spies for an American imprisoned in Cuba, calling his foreign policy “naïve” and “truly counterproductive for the future of democracy in the region.”

“All of these tyrants around the world know that the U.S. can be had, that it’s a pretty easy deal,” he said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.”

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