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Chicken-Fried News: The eagle has landed!

Trump might be naming U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine from Tulsa as head of NASA, a decision backed by Oklahoma senators.


The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma reports that “more than 675,000 Oklahomans [more than the population of Oklahoma City] are at risk of going hungry every day” and that “one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.” That’s why continued funding of food stamps is critical for Oklahomans. The majority of food stamp recipients

Say you’re sorry

Credit: Brad Gregg On June 11, freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, took to the House floor to demand — nay, to demand! — that President Barack Obama apologize to Oklahomans for not spending more on weather research. “This president spends 30 times as much money on global warming research as he does on weather

Payback politics?

Credit: Brad Gregg Even as recovery operations began May 20, Roll Call quoted Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, as saying disaster spending should be offset with spending cuts elsewhere, dredging up ugly memories of the earlier struggle to pass disaster relief spending for Hurricane Sandy victims. The GOP was accused of cold-heartedness after House Speaker John


Credit: Brad Gregg Or not. Oklahoma freshmen congressmen Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, and Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, voted last week against a bill to provide $10 billion in emergency relief for flood victims of Hurricane Sandy, which caused an estimated $70 billion in damage in New York and New Jersey. Fortunately for the victims of Sandy, the

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