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Sen Coburn continues fight to practice

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Freshman Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is defending his attempts to regularly practice medicine for profit, despite it being in violation of Senate ethics rules.

Coburn wants to continue medical practice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Senator-elect Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he will challenge a congressional rule requiring him to stop practicing medicine when he is sworn into office Tuesday.

Anti-abortion lawmakers to join Senate panel

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Looking to exert stronger control over the body next year, conservative Senate GOP leaders are adding two anti-abortion lawmakers to the Judiciary Committee, a sign of the importance Republicans are placing on the potential fight over nominees to the Supr

GOP strengthens control of Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republicans extended their power over the Senate in national elections Tuesday, adding at least one additional seat in the upper house of Congress.

Close Senate races around the country

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Many of the competitive Senate races across the country remain tight as votes continue to come in. In South Dakota, Senate minority leader Tom Daschle is neck and neck with Republican challenger John Thune. Both candidates had 50 percent of votes with 37

Poll: Coburn has edge in Okla. Senate race

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Republican Tom Coburn held a 3-point lead over Democratic Rep. Brad Carson in the tight race for Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seat in a poll released Tuesday.

Ex-President Bush on campaign trail again

DALLAS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is flying from state to state in the last days of campaigning to do what he calls "my part" for Republican candidates.

Bush campaigns for Sessions in Texas

DALLAS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush campaigned Tuesday in Dallas for Republican Rep. Pete Sessions in one of the nation's hottest congressional races.

Coburn over Carson by a hair in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- While the race for the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma remains a statistical dead heat, Tom Coburn appears to have taken a slight lead over U.S. Rep. Brad Carson.

Okla. poll has Coburn ahead by 5 points

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A poll of likely Oklahoma voters released Thursday says Republican Tom Coburn is ahead by 5 points over Democrat Brad Carson in the race for U.S. Senate.

Bush numbers slip a bit in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Another poll of Oklahoma voters shows the race for U.S. Senate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Carson and Republican Tom Coburn continues to be a dead heat.

Coburn again ahead in Oklahoma Senate race

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A poll released Wednesday by the GOP showed ex-GOP U.S. Rep. Tom Coburn narrowly retaking the lead from Democrat Brad Carson in the Oklahoma Senate race.

Carson takes lead in Oklahoma Senate race

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Democrat Rep. Brad Carson has taken a 5-point lead over Republican Tom Coburn in the race for the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma, the latest poll reveals. Carson's lead is larger than the margin of error for the first time in any of the polls conducted so far by

Poll: Okla. Senate race inside margin

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Brad Carson has a narrow lead, within the margin of error, over ex-Rep. Tom Coburn, a poll for Oklahoma City's KWTV News9 said Tuesday.

Senate Rrpublicans make $8 million ad buy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to spend $8 million in September on advertising in three key states to support GOP candidates.
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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) delivers his opening statement during Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948), is an American politician, medical doctor, and Southern Baptist deacon. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the junior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. In the Senate, he is known as "Dr. No" for his tendency to place holds on and vote against bills he views as unconstitutional.

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