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Senate gives final approval to farm bill

Senate gives final approval to farm bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the farm bill Tuesday, following House approval last week.

Oklahoma House speaker to run for Senate seat

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The field of Oklahoma Republicans vying for a soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat in a special election appears to have solidified, political observers said.
Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

Coburn says he's doing great, despite Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Tuesday he isn't allowed specialists under the Affordable Care Act, but is still getting "great care."

GOP senators offer plan that would repeal Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a program of their own.
Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to seek GOP nod for Coburn's Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Lankford, R-Okla., announced Monday he will seek the Republican nomination for retiring Sen. Tom Coburn's seat.
OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and outspoken fiscal conservative, said he would retire two years early at the end of the current congressional session.

Force feed fed constitutional compliance

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- After the American Revolutionary War, the new country's leaders labored to create a government structure optimizing citizens' self-governance.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Coburn: Republicans should take more positive approach to healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Republicans should talk about how they would change the U.S. healthcare system instead of demanding the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday.

Senator says Nevada brothel write-offs cost IRS $17.5 million yearly

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nevada's legal brothels shouldn't be able to deduct such items as breast implants and prostitutes' wages from their U.S. income taxes, an Oklahoma senator says.
Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

Lawmakers seek to cap spending on oil paintings

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would cap excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials.
Senate-House conferees approve $632.8B defense authorization bill

Senate-House conferees approve $632.8B defense authorization bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan deal on a $632.8 billion National Defense Authorization Act has been reached, top U.S. defense lawmakers in the Senate and House said.
Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Janet Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee Thursday as President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, sending her confirmation to a full Senate vote.
Gabrielle Levy
Oklahoma senator undergoing new treatment for prostate cancer

Oklahoma senator undergoing new treatment for prostate cancer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is undergoing evaluation and treatment after a recurrence of prostate cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Sen. Reid says he has moved on from Coburn's latest attack

Sen. Reid says he has moved on from Coburn's latest attack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he has put Sen. Tom Coburn's latest remark, one involving an obscenity, behind him.

Lew: Shutdown damaged the nation's economy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Sunday the government shutdown did damage to the nation's economy.
House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore Defense Department death benefits for the families of fallen service members.

Sen. Coburn poo-poos 'rumor' of government defaulting on debt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Bucking warnings from the Obama administration, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Monday the country would not default if no deal on the debt ceiling materializes.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

Let's see if we've got this straight: The U.S. government runs out of money in little more than a week and will breach the debt ceiling within a few weeks, Congress is nowhere near approving a fiscal 2014 budget and defunding/repealing healthcare reform remains House Republicans' top priority.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Suspicious substance sent in letters to 10 U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Mail with a suspicious granular substance sent to 10 U.S. senators was intercepted at a screening facility, the Senate sergeant at arms said Wednesday.
Republicans divided on plan to defund Obamacare

Republicans divided on plan to defund Obamacare

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A pledge to use a U.S. government shutdown to deny funding for healthcare reform has split Senate Republicans, with Bob Corker of Tennessee calling it "silly."
Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Despite public resistance the push to convert to a $1 coin from a $1 bill is returning in the United States, proponents of the measure said.

Coburn, Burr oppose government shutdown to fight ACA

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Friday attempts by congressional Republicans to defund the Affordable Care Act are "dishonest" and cannot succeed.
Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security probed

Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security probed

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- President Obama's pick to be Homeland Security's No. 2 chief is being probed for allegedly helping foreign investors get U.S. visas, congressional aides said.

U.S. military realm extends to cyberspace

BALTIMORE, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department said it was starting to consider cyberspace one of the new frontiers for the military's focus.
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