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 2015-10-16 23:59 

Washington Examiner

Coburn blames 'Cruz effect' for disappointment in Congress... +

Americans have little faith in Congress' ability to get anything done, and for that, people should thank lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, according to former Sen. Tom Coburn.I call it the 'Cruz effect,' the former Oklahoma senator said T...

 2015-10-16 22:01 


Tom Coburn on the Cruz effect: Conservatives are losing confidence in Congress because of unreasonable expectations... +

"What you do is you create greater disappointment in the hinterlands, because you gave them a false hope..."...

 2015-10-16 19:58 


Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress... +

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" saying Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's rhetoric and the Texas senator's inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans tow...

 2015-10-06 22:11 

Wall Street Journal

Tracking Government WasteTheres an App for That... +

In The Wall Street Journal, former Sen. Tom Coburn writes about tracking government waste onlinecitizen activists can now monitor how elected federal and state officials are spending their money....

 2015-09-15 18:52 


Sen. Tom Coburn: Nobody Addressing Nation's Real Issues... +

There is a lot of rhetoric floating around as the primaries near, but former GOP Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday that not much is being said about the real problem facing the United States: nearly all the nation's major benefit programs are in serious tr...

 2015-09-14 17:13

You Wouldn't Believe the Reason This Man Is About to be Executed in America... +

In a case that has drawn the attention of Sister Helen Prejean, Susan Sarandon and Senator Tom Coburn, attorney says Glossip was sentenced to death because hes poor.'...

 2015-09-14 17:13

You Wouldn't Believe the Reason This Man Is About to be Executed... +

In a case that has drawn the attention of Sister Helen Prejean, Susan Sarandon and Senator Tom Coburn, attorney says Glossip was sentenced to death because hes poor.'...

 2015-07-22 22:31 

Washington Free Beacon

Opportunity Lives Launches GOP Platform Hub... +

Opportunity Lives today debuted a new tool dubbed the Solutions Center to bring specifics to the Republican platform in the 2016 election cycle. John Hart, a former aide to Sen. Tom Coburn an...

 2015-07-14 17:37 

Washington Examiner

Coburn: Cures bill 'needs to do more'... +

A former senator urged his colleagues to perfect a massive healthcare bill that passed the House overwhelmingly.Tom Coburn asked his former colleagues during a Senate panel hearing Tuesday to refine and perfect the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill the House...

 2015-06-15 12:52 

Washington Examiner

Podcast --- Dialogue with Philip Klein: Tom Coburn... +

Former Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sat down with Washington Examiner Managing Editor Philip Klein to discuss amending the Constitution and the 2016 field of candidates....

 2015-06-12 12:01 

Washington Examiner

Tom Coburn: Amend the constitution to rein in Washington... +

During his time in the House and Senate, Tom Coburn developed a reputation fighting the excesses of Washington. Now retired from public office and back to living in Oklahoma, he has added his powerful voice to a growing movement urging states to force a c...

 2015-06-12 00:45 

Washington Examiner

WEX interview with former Senator Tom Coburn... +

Video of the Washington Examiner's full interview with former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn....

 2015-06-11 14:35 

Washington Examiner

Watch Tom Coburn critique the 2016 GOP presidential field... +

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn offered a blunt assessment of the 2016 Republican presidential field in an interview with the Washington Examiner.Though he had words of praise for Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee and Carly Fiorina, beyond that, he said, The oth...

 2015-06-11 11:35 


[ Politics ]

Coburn critiques 2016 GOP presidential field... +

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn offered a blunt assessment of the 2016 Republican presidential field in an interview with the Washington Examiner....

 2015-06-11 00:05 

Washington Examiner

Tom Coburn: 'Washington is hurting this country'... +

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn argued in a video interview with the Washington Examiner that the federal government was hurting the nation.Washington is not helping us a lot, he said. They're hurting us. Most of the time, Washington is hurting this c...

 2015-06-10 21:53 

Washington Examiner

Tom Coburn on New York Times Rubio hit piece: 'Give me a break'... +

Retired Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn praised his former colleague Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in an interview with the Washington Examiner and scoffed at The New York Times coverage of the Republican presidential candidate.I know Marco really well, Coburn said....

 2015-06-10 21:31 

Washington Examiner

Tom Coburn on Jeb Bush: 'His last name will kill 47 percent of the votes'... +

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn had a blunt assessment of Jeb Bush's chances of capturing the White House: I don't think another Bush can get elected.In an interview with the Washington Examiner Coburn said, I think there's Bush fatigue and I ...

 2015-06-09 00:28 

Washington Examiner

Tom Coburn freaking hates BuzzFeed and Upworthy... +

Upworthy and BuzzFeed are part of a progressive campaign to indoctrinate so-called millennials with the message of big government, or so says Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Ark.What you see is Upworthy and BuzzFeed all them are promoting the hard left progressive li...

 2015-06-07 11:07

10 Outrageous Ways the Government Spends Your Tax Dollars... +

Have you ever wondered how the government spends your tax dollars? According to Sen. Tom Coburn and his latest report, Wastebook, some of the spending is downright outrageous. - Sean Williams - Investment planning...

 2015-06-05 17:12 

Talking Points Memo

Tom Coburn Despises Every 2016 Candidate Except Marco Rubio... +

Former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Thursday ticked off the reasons not to vote for essentially the entire 2016 GOP field on Thursday with one exception: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)....

 2015-06-05 16:06 


Tom Coburn Hates All Yall 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates (Except Maybe Rubio)... +

In every election cycle, there must be one crotchety old man who surveys the entire field of candidates, pauses for a moment, and goes Bah, they're all garbage....

 2015-06-05 15:21 


Audio: Tom Coburn unhappy with nearly everyone in GOP field except Rubio... +


 2015-05-19 04:00 

Orange County Register

Waste not, want not: A lesson for government... +

Government is inherently rife with inefficiency and the various abusive ways in which it spends other peoples money. Few in Congress illustrated this better than former senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who became renowned for his annual Wastebook report of ex...

 2015-05-08 09:00 

Washington Free Beacon

McCain Identifies $1.1 Billion in Wasteful Spending... +

Following in the footsteps of retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released the first edition of Americas Most Wasted, an oversight report that seeks to expose wasteful...

 2015-04-23 04:00 

Orange County Register

Chronicling a wide world of government waste... +

We were saddened to see the consummate government watchdog Tom Coburn, R-Okla., resign his Senate seat in December due to a recurrence of prostate cancer. Sen. Coburn was famed for his annual Wastebook report, the final version of which, in 2014, containe...

 2015-04-08 16:29 


Top conservative praises Hillary Clinton... +

Former Sen. Tom Coburn tells msnbc that Hillary Clinton did a good job as senator and secretary of state and would make a good president....

 2015-04-08 10:15 

Yahoo News

Government Waste Gets a New Warrior... +

Before he retired and left Washington in January, former Sen. Tom Coburn released an annual Wastebook report highlighting what he deemed to be the most egregious examples of government waste each year. When it came to government agencies, Coburns Wasteboo...

 2015-04-08 00:00 

National Journal

Deficit Hawks Plot Senate Fight Over Medicare Reform Bill... +

Fiscal hawks aren't happy that the bill isn't fully paid for and could even bring back a five-year-old plan from Tom Coburn and Joe Lieberman...

 2015-04-07 21:14 

Washington Free Beacon

Congressman Announces Waste Watch to Fight Frivolous Govt Spending... +

Rep. Steve Russell(R., Okla.) unveiled Tuesday the first edition of Waste Watcha compilation of frivolous government spending that seeks to carry on the work of retired Sen. Tom Coburn of exposing w...

 2015-04-07 14:49 

Washington Times

Oklahoma congressman releases 'Waste Watch' report... +

New U.S. Rep. Steve Russell of Oklahoma City is taking a page out of former Sen. Tom Coburn's book when it comes to highlighting government spending....

 2015-02-10 16:24

[ SC ]

Senator Tom Coburn Joins The Convention of States Project as Senior Advisor, as National Reach Expands... +

Find local, South Carolina, national and world news from Rock Hill and York, Chester and Lancaster counties about crime, communities, people, politics, education, and more from The Herald and

 2015-02-10 14:49 

Washington Examiner

Drive to limit Washington's power wins support of Tom Coburn... +

The national drive to encourage states to hold a convention to pass constitutional amendments to shut down Washingtons overreach and President Obamas executive actions picked up the support of another leading conservative Tuesday, retired Sen. Tom Coburn....

 2015-01-30 02:55 


Obama whets veto pen on Keystone passage... +

Rachel Maddow reports on the passage in the Senate of a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, a bill President Obama has promised to veto. Completion of the Keystone vote allows the Senate to take up the Clay Hunt Act, previously blocked by Tom Coburn....

 2015-01-24 02:45 


Coburn can't stop veteran suicide help now... +

Rachel Maddow reports that the Clay Hunt Act, designed to help reduce the number of military veteran suicides, is likely to pass through Congress now that former Senator Tom Coburn is not longer able to stand as the single obstacle to its passage....

 2015-01-21 11:00 


NASA Spends $392,000 on A Communications Book Should We Encounter Aliens... +

NASA Spends $392,000 on A Communications Book Should We Encounter Aliens In his latest report on government waste, outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn found that the federal government spent an eye-popping $50 million on paid administration leave. Worse, about 40% o...

 2015-01-13 04:24 


Veteran suicide bill gets second chance... +

Rachel Maddow reports that the Cay Hunt Act, designed to help reduce the number of veteran suicides, has again passed the House and is heading to the Senate, where is will no longer face the obstruction of former Senator Tom Coburn....

 2015-01-13 00:02 

The Hill

House passes bill to help prevent veterans' suicides... +

The now-retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked it in the last Congress....

 2015-01-09 03:42 

Washington Times

Terrorism insurance bill passes quickly after Tom Coburn's exit... +

It took just two days for the new Senate to leave former Sen. Tom Coburn's legacy behind, quickly passing a terrorism insurance bill that the Oklahoma Republican had single-handedly blocked late last year....

 2015-01-08 20:41 

The Hill

Senators aim to move quickly on veterans suicide prevention bill... +

The bill passed the House last year but was blocked by then-Sen. Tom Coburn....

 2015-01-07 16:51 

The Hill

VA chairman: House could take up veterans suicide bill in February ... +

It passed the House last year but was blocked by then-Sen. Tom Coburn....

 2015-01-05 15:12 

Personal Liberty Digest

Parting gift from Congressional budget hawk: A scathing report on DHS failures... +

Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma spared no criticism with the weekend release of his final oversight report, a harsh assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's failures in meeting its five main missions....

 2015-01-03 06:37 


[ Politics ]

Oversight report finds major problems with DHS... +

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn released his final oversight report on the Department of Homeland Security, which has found major problems in the branch....

 2015-01-01 01:43 

Washington Times

FEMA disaster relief process outdated, biased: Report... +

States have figured out how to game the federal disaster relief situation, costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Tom Coburn....

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