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McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

McCain, Graham appear to support Obama on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two top Republicans emerged from a meeting with President Obama Monday and offered at least conditional support for the president's approach to Syria.
93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least 93 members of Congress signed a letter urging U.S. President Barack Obama to consult with Congress before taking any military action against Syria.
White House dismayed by House immigration approach

White House dismayed by House immigration approach

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The White House voiced dismay President Obama may not sign a broad U.S. immigration bill this year, as House Republicans united around a piecemeal approach.

Obama to Oklahoma: 'You are not alone'

MOORE, Okla., May 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told Oklahomans Sunday Washington will be "with you every step of the way" as the state recovers from last week's devastating tornado.
House approves Violence Against Women Act

House approves Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which protects same-sex couples, sending it to President Obama Thursday.

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Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

There's something unsettling about Newt Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Rep. Cole: Some in GOP vote no, hoped yes

Rep. Cole: Some in GOP vote no, hoped yes

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- About one-third of Republicans in the U.S. Congress vote against bills even though they privately hope the bills will pass, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., says.
Politics 2013: Will acrimony still rule in Congress? Stay tuned.

Politics 2013: Will acrimony still rule in Congress? Stay tuned.

After U.S. voters approved status quo government in November, can anything but the status quo be expected?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama touts fiscal cliff plan at plant

Obama touts fiscal cliff plan at plant

REDFORD, Mich., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama took his plan to avert the fiscal cliff of higher taxes and spending cuts to Michigan Monday, arguing his plan would be fair and responsible.
Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Who's willing to break Grover Norquist's no-tax-increase pledge?

Will they or won't they? Is it or isn't it? The answer to both of those questions may determine whether the United States falls off the fiscal cliff into a sea of tax rate hikes, an enlarged alternative minimum tax and draconian across-the-board spending cuts – none of which anyone says they want.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama begins campaign-like 'cliff' effort

Obama begins campaign-like 'cliff' effort

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday attempted to up the pressure on Congress to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff," saying immediate action is necessary.
New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York, with its 95 delegates, ranks only behind Texas and California in the number of delegates up for grabs in the Republican primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Stocking stuffer

Stocking stuffer

House Republicans said they would pull rank and vote down a two-month extension to a payroll tax holiday in Washington.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
House opposes aid to Libyan rebels

House opposes aid to Libyan rebels

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The House has voted to ban direct U.S. aid for the Libyan rebels while allowing funding for NATO's intervention.
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Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) speaks on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Thomas Jeffery Cole (born April 28, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a Deputy Minority Whip. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 2006 to 2008, he was, during his tenure, the fourth-ranking Republican leader in the House. As of 2010, Cole—a member of the Chickasaw Nation—is the only registered Native American in Congress.

Although born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cole is a fifth-generation Oklahoman, having been raised in Moore, Oklahoma. He graduated from Grinnell College in 1971 with a B.A. in history. His postgraduate degrees include an M.A. from Yale University (1974) and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma (1984), both in British history. Cole did research abroad as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and was a Fulbright Fellow (1977–78) at the University of London. He was a college professor in history and politics before becoming a politician.

Following his mother Helen, who served as a state representative and senator, Cole served in the Oklahoma Senate from 1988 to 1991, resigning mid-term to accept a job in Washington. From 1995 to 1999, he was Oklahoma's Secretary of State under Governor Frank Keating, and assisted with the recovery efforts following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He has also served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party.

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