Senate Health Plan Revealed

The most intersting story today coming out of our nation's Capital.

Watergate Deja Vu

By Dr. Jill Edy 

Forty five years ago last week, five burglars broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office building in Washington, DC.

Georgia Congressional Battle Turns Beyond Nasty




By Andrew Tevington
Attorney at Law
Former Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Gov. Henry Bellmon


Rip or Drip?

By Dr. Pat Meirick May 24, 2017

Director of the OU Political Communication Center and Associate Professor of Communications


When it comes to taking off a Band-Aid, there are two types of people. Some painstakingly tease the bandage off millimeter by millimeter, follicle by follicle, over the course of an evening. Others simply rip the Band-Aid off all at once.

Legislature will avoid special session, lawmaker says, as cigarette fee proposed to close budget hole

From The Tulsa World, May 23, 2017


OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers will attempt to pass a $1.50 fee on cigarettes in lieu of a tax in an effort to close the state's budget hole, a well-placed source told Tulsa World on Tuesday.

House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, said lawmakers expect to be adjourned by Friday. He said lawmakers will avoid a special session.

The cigarette fee is expected to generate $215 million.

OCPA Plans to Challenge Revenue Measures

From The McCarville Report, May 23, 2017


The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs is heading to court to challenge the constitutionality of revenue bills past and present. Right now, OCPA has House Bill 2403 in its sights. The measure would restrict itemized deductions and is estimated to bring in an additional $101 million to the state coffers. It was passed by the House on Monday.

OCPA will challenge HB 2403 if it becomes law.

Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence

Courtesty of The Chronicle For Higher Education

To fight campus liberalism, a right-wing group is funneling thousands of dollars to student-government campaigns

By Michael Vasquez  MAY 07, 2017


André Chung for The Chronicle 

A slate on the ballot for student government at the U. of Maryland at College Park withdrew after its outside funding — against campus rules — was discovered. 

The New York Times and The Washington Post are at war, and everyone’s winning

By Benjamin Mullin, Poynter • March 14, 2017

This weekend, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet took a shot at his rival, Washington Post boss Marty Baron.

Michael Flynn Stalls Senate Intelligence Committee

From Huffington Post

He so far hasn’t complied with a subpoena for documents related to his contacts with Russia.

By Laura Barrón-López, Amanda Terkel


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