Politics and Government

The Two-Way
6:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

A local business is boarded up in anticipation of another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday. A day after people set fire to buildings in the city, President Obama said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
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In a speech in which he said he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also stated, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

The president had been scheduled to speak about immigration policy during his appearance at Chicago's Copernicus Community Center. But he began his remarks by calling for calm in Ferguson, Mo., responding to the fiery unrest that has followed a grand jury's decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown.

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Politics and Government
4:28 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

AG Scott Pruit Joins 16 Other Attorneys General To Comment On EPA Rules

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is among 17 attorneys general from across the U.S. that are commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations for power plants emissions.

The proposed guidelines would require coal and oil-fired power plants to reduce emissions of various toxic air pollutants. But the attorneys general's letter says rule picks winners and losers in the energy context by elevating renewable energy sources at the expense of fossil fuel-fired electric generation.

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More Republicans Than Democrats
1:49 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Oklahoma Now Truly Red State

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For the first time in Oklahoma history, Republicans have surpassed Democrats in voter registration, following a trend in state politics that has been taking place for decades.

Figures released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Election Board show Republicans with an 806-voter edge over Democrats in registration. Of the more than 2 million registered voters, Republicans and Democrats both top 43 percent, with about 13 percent registered as independents.

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It's All Politics
9:02 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., in August, where he met with elected and police officials and community members.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 4:55 pm

This post was updated at 5:30 p.m. ET

Attorney General Eric Holder says "far more must be done to create enduring trust" between police and communities they serve, even as his Justice Department continues to investigate possible discriminatory police actions in Ferguson, Mo.

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State Capitol
7:38 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Echols To Propose Legislation For Research Of Cannabinoid Extract

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In a joint interim study on Monday regarding the use of Cannabinoid (CBD) extract for the treatment of severe seizure disorders, Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, stated that he expects to propose legislation in the upcoming session to allow for medical trials of non-intoxicating CBD with low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. 

Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Amy Stauffer stated that there are no good human studies as of yet, though some animal models have shown a positive effect.

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National Security
5:17 am
Tue November 25, 2014

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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Around the Nation
4:52 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 1:47 pm

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Water
6:19 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Guthrie Declares Moratorium On New Building Permits

Logan Country Courthouse
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Guthrie city leaders have declared a moratorium on new building permits in some rural areas after losing a $1.27 million lawsuit brought by a rural water district.

The Rural Water District 1 of Logan County filed a lawsuit against Guthrie nine years ago, alleging the city was not allowed to install water lines and sell water outside city limits that were set in 1972. A jury on Nov. 14 agreed and awarded the water district $1.27 million to cover lost revenue.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

A guide for applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA program in 90 days.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 8:45 pm

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the first stop for people applying for a green card, citizenship or refugee status. The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, will be on the front line of President Obama's executive action last week, which could give legal status to an estimated 4 million undocumented people.

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Politics
5:36 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 9:15 am

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