Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is back in the middle of the fight over taxes

As bipartisan talks continue behind the scenes on a long-range deficit plan, Sen. Tom Coburn says Republicans have proved they’re willing to accept higher taxes.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: July 22, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn has again put himself in the middle of the debate over cutting the deficit, strongly rejecting the notion that his fellow Republicans won’t go along with a broad plan that raises more revenue because they’re too afraid of a man unknown to most people outside Washington.

In an interview last...

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