Group urges GOP not to 'cut and run'

Group urges GOP not to 'cut and run'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The conservative Family Research Council's political arm Thursday criticized Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., for stopping ad spending for two Republican candidates.
GOP concerned about voters saying home

GOP concerned about voters saying home

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Republican voters say the party doesn't represent them, fueling concern that they'll stay home for the U.S. November election, observers said.

GOP seeks answers in House election losses

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- GOP leaders say they are searching for ways to stop the bleeding after three losses in special elections for U.S. House of Representatives seats.

U.S. South turning Democratic blue

SOUTHAVEN, Miss., May 14 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives own a 37-seat majority after a win in the Republican stronghold of northern Mississippi, election results show.

House GOP creates 'rapid response' panel

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader has created a special "rapid-response" advisory panel aimed at smoothing an expected hectic November.

GOP committee reports 'irregularities'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Republican Campaign Committee said Friday that irregularities have been found in its financial audit and law enforcement agencies notified.
'Post-partisan' talk divisive for Obama

'Post-partisan' talk divisive for Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The bipartisan candor of U.S. presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has been met with both admiration and skepticism.

Ethics issues haunt GOP House members

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- More ethics issues face Republican House members as the GOP tries to retake the U.S. Congress next year.

Democrats pushing the envelope

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats are pushing up against U.S. President Bush on several fronts as they try to reshape the nation's approach on a number of major issues.

Ethics panel mulls interim Foley report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The House ethics panel may issue an interim report before Nov. 7 on its investigation into the scandal surrounding former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, sources said. The panel isn't likely to complete its investigation into Foley's actions and the GOP leadership'

Republicans may lose U.S. House majority

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Republican and Democratic Party strategists say this November's U.S. congressional election could end the GOP's 12-year-old majority in the House. Two independent political analysts -- Stuart Rothenberg and Charles Cook - tell the New York Times they expe

Dems want GOPers booted from ethics panel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats want to see two Republicans with ties to U.S. Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texas, booted off the House ethics committee.

Hastings to chair House Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., was chosen Wednesday to lead the House Ethics Committee.

DeLay spends nearly $130,000 on legal fees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay spent $127,775 of the $185,300 he raised to fight legal problems in the third quarter of 2004.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
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Tom Cole
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)

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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