The color red evokes images, thoughts and feelings.
We live in a red state. Red lipstick on the rim of a glass. Danger is red. Wine that goes great with a medium rare prime rib. Blood is red. In the late 1950s, red was also associated with the work of the artist, Mark Rothko.
Starting Friday night, Oklahomans can get a glimpse of the artist, his passion and struggles as he created some of the most well-known modern art pieces of his time.
Tyson Foods says it's ending a contract with a centra Oklahoma farm after an animal rights group says it videotaped workers at the farm abusing hogs.
Mercy For Animals distributed images of workers striking pigs and slamming piglets onto a concrete floor. In one portion of the tape, a worker is shown throwing a bowling ball at a pig, striking it in the head.
The animal rights group and Tyson have identified the farm as West Coast Farms in Henryetta, Okla. Phone calls to the farm have gone unanswered.
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has cast one of the three Republican votes that helped advance Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve.
Coburn, a conservative lawmaker from Muskogee, says in a statement that he cast a vote in favor of Yellen's nomination Thursday because she is "unquestionably qualified" to serve as the next chair of the agency.
Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Mark Kirk of Illinois cast the other two votes in support of Yellen's nomination.
A federal judge in Oklahoma City is siding with the Comanche Nation in a dispute with the governor's office over the state's tobacco compact with the southwest Oklahoma tribe.
U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron issued a temporary restraining order on Thursday that allows the Comanche Nation to enjoy the same tobacco compact the state has with the Chickasaw Nation. Under that deal, the $1.03 state tax rate per pack of cigarettes is distributed with 70 percent of the revenue to the tribe and 30 percent to the state.
Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 1:09 pm
(We added to the top of this post at 2:08 p.m. ET.)
There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.
In what Republicans cast as a "power grab" but Democrats defended as a way to break gridlock, the Senate's rules were changed to make it much more difficult for a minority of the members to hold up action on key presidential nominees.