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Report: Veterans Affairs Drops $20 million on Art Collection

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs blew through at least $20 million during a decade when the veterans seeking care, including aging veterans of World War II and military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, were shunted aside and performance audits were altered and forged, so that VA employees qualified for performance bonuses.

Tom Coburn on Looming Fiscal Crisis: ‘a Hard Time Is Coming’

Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn discussed economic policy and the coming financial crisis with host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily Thursday morning. Coburn believes we have not passed the tipping point to disaster just yet, but warns that “a hard time is coming.”

Tom Coburn: Rubio ‘Trustworthy’ and Electable, Cruz Not ‘Effective’ Working with Others, Trump a ‘Carnival Barker’

Former Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma joined host Stephen K. Bannon on Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily to offer his assessment of the 2016 Republican primary field, and discuss his endorsement of Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. He said Rubio was the most “trustworthy” and electable of the candidates, while Cruz has difficulty getting things done and would have too much difficulty winning support from voters who didn’t wholeheartedly agree with his ideas, and he dismissed Trump as a “carnival barker.”

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Former Sen. Tom Coburn Joins Convention of States Project

Retired Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has signed on as a senior adviser to the Convention of States Project, a citizen-driven campaign that views the federal government as “increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive,” while endorsing a constitutionally legitimate process to correct America’s course.

Coburn Sounds Off on Being Obama Friend, Senate Contrarian

On Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) discussed his time in the U.S. Senate, oftentimes being a “maverick,” and about his friendship with President Barack Obama, who was a freshman senator the same time Coburn

Ferguson: From Amnesty to Anarchy

Ferguson: From Amnesty to Anarchy

The media were agog Thursday with feigned outrage at the suggestion, made by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), that President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty could lead to “anarchy” and “violence.” CNN host Brooke Baldwin was particularly aggrieved–oddly, since she kept

Coburn: It's Not GOP vs Dem, It's Career Politicians vs Non-

Coburn: It's Not GOP vs Dem, It's Career Politicians vs Non-

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) argued that the major political fight in the United States is not Republicans versus Democrats, but rather career politicians versus non-career politicians on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “It’s not Republicans and Democrats, it’s career politicians versus

Report: Over 6,000 on Student Visas Missing

Report: Over 6,000 on Student Visas Missing

ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross reported that the U.S. government is investigating the whereabouts of over 6,000 individuals with student visas who have disappeared on Monday’s “ABC World News Tonight.”  “As of today, U.S. authorities are investigating the

Lankford Wins GOP Nomination in US Senate Race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. James Lankford has won the Republican nomination for Oklahoma’s open U.S. Senate seat. By capturing more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday in the seven-man GOP primary field, Lankford avoids a runoff and

McCain Unable To Attend Cochran Rally

McCain Unable To Attend Cochran Rally

BILOXI, Mississippi — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was scheduled to appear at a campaign event at the airport here in south Mississippi for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Sunday evening, but wasn’t able to attend. But even though McCain wasn’t

Coburn Criticizes Ad Attacking T.W. Shannon

Coburn Criticizes Ad Attacking T.W. Shannon

Just days after he criticized ads by outside groups attacking Congressman James Lankford (R-OK), retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has criticized a new ad by a different outside group attacking T.W. Shannon, Lankford’s opponent in the June 24 Oklahoma U.S.

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