Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn invited to dinner with President Barack Obama

Sen. Tom Coburn, among a group of Republican senators invited to dine with the president at a Washington hotel, says Obama is reaching out to them because he “overplayed his hand” on the automatic spending cuts that went into effect last week.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: March 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn, one of several Republican senators invited to have dinner with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, said the president was trying to divert attention from across-the-board spending cuts “because he totally overplayed his hand.”

Coburn, R-Muskogee,...

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