Representative Mark McBride, today, posted a public report on his social media page where he is quoted as excoriating the Capitol Restoration Project Manager, Trait Thompson;
“This decision to move the State Auditor from the Capitol was made, to my knowledge, by the project manager for the Capitol Restoration Project. The Capitol Repair Oversight Committee has never discussed moving the State Auditor from the Capitol. Neither has the Oklahoma House of Representatives ever held any discussions on moving the State Auditor from the Capitol.
Of all the Oklahoma Libertarian party nominees campaigning in the 2016 general election, none have more broad respect and support that what Dr. Shannon Grimes of Tahlequah has earned. Grimes has been a respected professional in his community and has previously been a leader in the Republican Party of Oklahoma. He is running in a staunchly Democrat district where the Republican Party has no serious candidate to offer. Grimes remains a dear friend to many respected Republican leaders and activists.
Grimes recently posted this message to his fellow Libertarians.
Private corrections and their supporters hand out a lot of campaign donations in Oklahoma politics. Since 2004, private corrections interests and those who represent them have spent more than $400,000 to fund various elected officials’ campaigns and political causes, a Tulsa World analysis of Ethics Commission disclosure reports shows.
A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was pronounced dead after he shot himself outside Building 92, the nursing home at the medical center.
The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment at a V.A. hospital in Phoenix. Officials there had tried to cover up long waiting times for 1,700 veterans seeking medical care. A study released by the Government Accountability Office in April indicated that the system had yet to fix its scheduling problems.
"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues," - Donald Trump, August 18, 2016, Charlotte, NC