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  • Kerry and Johnson tell Fallin: Screening process works

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ Top administration officials are hoping to convince Gov. Mary Fallin to drop her opposition to accepting more Syrian refugees, telling her the screening process is "extremely thorough and comprehensive." In a letter obtained by The Oklahoman, Secretary of State John Kerry and...

  • Markwayne Mullin endorses Rubio

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, the Republican who represents much of eastern Oklahoma, said Friday that he will support U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, of Florida, for the GOP presidential nomination. “One of the most important jobs of our next president will be keeping this country safe," Mullin, of...

  • Truck driver smoked synthetic pot before crash that killed four

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The truck driver who slammed into a college softball team's bus on I-35 near Davis last year, killing four young women, had a history of smoking synthetic marijuana and had a pipe with residue from the drug in his vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The...

  • Five things to know about Saturday's Democratic debate

    Chris Casteel,Adam Kemp | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    How far left will Sanders pull Clinton? Sanders is the novelty candidate on the Democratic side and continues to draw large and enthusiastic crowds. Clinton can’t insult him and his supporters, but she also has to be mindful that clips from these debates could be in next year’s attack ads....

  • Eight things you need to know about Tuesday's GOP debate

    Phillip OConnor,Chris Casteel | Updated: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    GOP presidential candidates will square off Tuesday in Milwaukee for their fourth debate. Be sure to follow NewsOK.com for live coverage.  Here's some things you might want to know about Tuesday's tilts.  Who faces the most scrutiny? It could be the moderators. GOP candidates and...

  • 4th GOP debate stage lineup set

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    The numbers are in and the staging is set for Tuesday's Republican presidential debates from Milwaukee hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal. Here's how the candidates will line up.  The main debate stage from left to right: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida...

  • President Obama's full statement on Keystone XL rejection

    Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE Roosevelt Room 11:58 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Several years ago, the State Department began a review process for the proposed construction of a pipeline that would carry Canadian crude oil through our...

  • Past-due taxes rolling in

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Oklahoman business reporter Brianna Bailey took a look at a state amnesty program for those owing past-due taxes and found the money flowing in. To get the full story right now, subscribers can log in to Oklahoman.com here.

  • Stage lineup for tonight's GOP debate

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Billionaire business mogul Donald Trump will again command center stage during tonight's GOP debate being hosted by CNBC. To Trump's right will be Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. To Trump's left will...

  • Fallin, lawmakers mourn death of Oklahoma soldier in Iraq

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Fri, Oct 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ Gov. Mary Fallin and members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation on Friday mourned the death of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, of Roland, who was killed in Iraq during a hostage rescue mission. Fallin said, "Joshua Wheeler serves as a reminder that there are heroes...

  • Paul Ryan noodled and married in Oklahoma

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Fri, Oct 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who will likely become House speaker next week, may be the only member of Congress who has caught catfish with his hands in Oklahoma. Ryan, R-Wisc., an avid outdoorsman, talked about it at a State Chamber gathering in Washington two years ago. Members of the...

  • Five photos from the Oct. 21 Honor Flight to DC

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Wed, Oct 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ Many Oklahomans have come to know Gary Banz, the Midwest City veteran and state lawmaker who, with his wife, Linda, have dedicated a huge part of the last five years to ensuring World War II vets in Oklahoma got to see their memorial on the National Mall. Banz was back in...


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