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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.

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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.”

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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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At The Last Hour, Marco Rubio Backs Off Personal Donald Trump Attacks

Sen. Marco Rubio is making headlines by exchanging personal blows with Donald Trump, as he mocked his hands, his hair, his face, his spray tan, and his makeup, and even alluded to the size of his anatomy. But on Super Tuesday, he appears ready to stop the childish insults.

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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.

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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

IL Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner Faces First Test of Leadership

IL Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner Faces First Test of Leadership

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, a Republican, will soon face the first real test of his reform agenda. Next month, he’ll name a successor to fill the term of the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.  Topinka, who for a long

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 'Wastebook': Five Ways NIH Wasted Taxpayer Dollars

Coburn 'Wastebook': Five Ways NIH Wasted Taxpayer Dollars

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) took particular offense after the director of the National Institute of Health complained that if only the government agency had more money, they would probably have a cure for Ebola. In response, Coburn revealed five ways

The 'OR-man': Kansas Republicans Work To Define Independent Challenger

The 'OR-man': Kansas Republicans Work To Define Independent Challenger

WICHITA, Kansas– Kansas Independent candidate Greg Orman remains notoriously lose on important issues and Kansas Republicans are wasting no time to define their opponent. Wichita local radio host Joseph Ashby kicked off a political rally here with a play on

$50 Billion Porkapolooza on Last Day of Federal Budget Year

$50 Billion Porkapolooza on Last Day of Federal Budget Year

With September 30th as the end of the U.S. government’s budget year, bureaucrats facing use-it-or-lose-it rules swept up over $50 billion in leftover cash and went on the biggest one-day Porkapolooza shopping spree of the year.  The “system typically creates panic

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

The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted

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

NRSC Warns Unsuspecting U.S. Senators: Attack of the Killer Boyle

NRSC Warns Unsuspecting U.S. Senators: Attack of the Killer Boyle

There did seem to be something off as the senators left the headquarters of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Tuesday. An unidentified NRSC staffer had come out of the building and jokingly referred to me as a “tracker”–a term

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.

GOP Weekly Address with Tom Coburn: Cleaning Up Failures at the VA

GOP Weekly Address with Tom Coburn: Cleaning Up Failures at the VA

In the wake of the VA scandal, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) calls on President Barack Obama to nominate a new Veterans Affairs Secretary who has the management skills, leadership ability and determination to correct the myriad failings at the agency.

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

The VA problem is not Shinseki, it’s socialism. The Veterans Affairs health-care system is completely government run. It is a pure single-payer program. National Review editor Rich Lowry calls it “an island of socialism in American health care.” He is

Sasse Leads Osborn, Dinsdale as Polls Set to Open

OMAHA, Nebraska–Hours before polls open in the Cornhusker state, Midland University President Ben Sasse held a lead against former State Treasurer Shane Osborn and bank president Sid Dinsdale. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), former

After Doomsday Predictions, Sequester Cuts Result in One Layoff

After Doomsday Predictions, Sequester Cuts Result in One Layoff

Democrats spent weeks before and months after the sequester last year claiming that Republicans were somehow laying waste to the federal government with the budget cuts contained in the deal. But despite the doomsday scenarios, it is now reported that