Joe Newhouse is seeking to become the next state senator from District 25(Southeast Tulsa metro). He is facing a tough challenge from Republican Lisa Kramer for that open seat. Kramer touts strong support from the public education lobby and teachers unions. Both Newhouse & Kramer are in their first legislative race. Newhouse was a former staffer for Congressman Bridenstine and is a reserve Naval officer. Kramer serves on a public school board.
Newhouse is assumed to hold similar political views to those of Jim Bridenstine; but on the Newhouse campaign website, there is no noticeable statement about the abortion issue. Oklahomans For Life sent Newhouse a candidate questionnaire on the issue, which Newhouse decided not to complete and return. Almost every pro life candidate completes this questionnaire and almost every pro abortion candidate ignores it.
If this isn't grounds for a special prosecutor and Impeachment, what ever will be?
The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.
Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.
In one stunning finding, the subcommittee said OneVoice even told the State Department’s top diplomat in Jerusalem of its plans in an email, but the official, Consul General Michael Ratney, claims never to have seen them. He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.
This could be a game changer in next week's convention. Even this weekend's rules committee could propose rules citing this federal ruling as justification for striking down party rules which bind delegates.
Gretchen Carlson has released a scathing list of charges against Roger Ailes and his Fox News media giant. Her charges of sexual harassment will, in the end; either take down Ailes or herself. She claims a brutal and sexist double standard of how women are managed, compared to men.
She claims Ailes recommended that the two of them might perhaps commence a sexual affair to sorta sweeten the contract she was negotiating.
Yes, Gretchen was a Miss America several years ago. She has, no doubt; benefitted in her journalism career from having a visual appeal. She doesn't apologize for taking good care of her body and she doesn't apologize for having better success than many others.
Conservatives are aware that sexual harassment is real and really damaging to all it's victims. We are also aware that people are also wrongly accused and that they are sometimes maliciously destroyed by malicious lies. Therefor, we will withhold premature speculation on the claims of Carlson. But we will equally note that the on-air talent of Fox News may be publicly critical of Carlson only because they draw their wealth and career opportunities from the man who is accused.
Part 2, of a 3 part series on COS, by SoonerPolitics and collaborative sources.
Originally posted on July 10, 2016, at Oklahomans For Constitutional Government
By Steve Montgomery, of the Convention Of States - Oklahoma
This year, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a resolution that calls for an Article 5 Convention of States to propose amendments to the US Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government (e.g. a balanced budget amendment), limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and impose term limits on elected and appointed officials of the federal government.
Every single one of these goals is consistent with conservative principles.
But while the goals of this call for an Article 5 Convention are consistent with Conservative principles, the act of calling for the convention is not necessarily “conservative”; it is actually quite bi-partisan. Many Democrats are also frustrated with federal overreach and want to see limitations and restrictions placed on the federal government as well. They might want to fix different things, but they agree that it is constitutional to use an Article 5 convention to push for those changes.
I was actually very involved in the Article 5 effort here in Oklahoma and so I was there for the entire, bloody 2-year battle.
From American Enterprise Institute’s Panel Discussion on Article V with Panelist Antonin Scalia
May 23, 1979
MR. JOHN DALY: All right. Professor Scalia, Richard Rovere in the New Yorker, suggested that the convention method of amendment might;
KFOR Reports: Monday was a major step in the fight to help those who are mentally ill. Governor Mary Fallin signed 'The Labor Commissioner Mark Costello Act' into law.
"I think, today, Mark Costello has done something great for Oklahoma," said Cathy Costello, his widow.
Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was stabbed to death in a Braum's parking lot in August of 2015. His son, Christian Costello, who suffers from mental illness, is the accused killer.
"I think that my son, I call him the poster child for the AOT bill, because I know that he met the criteria of this bill, and he would have been put on medication," Cathy said. She said her son was hospitalized at least five times before killing his father.
With the new legislation, help will be easier to get. Now, court orders can be handed down to require patients to take their medication. "Most importantly, the consequence is, when someone doesn't seek treatment, instead of going to jail, they are involved back in the mental health system, either through going to the community mental health center and receiving their medication or potentially ultimately ending back into the psychiatric hospital," said Terri White with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.