James Lankford http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Congressmen Praise Hobby Lobby Ruling http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-congressmen-praise-hobby-lobby-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Members of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;Republican congressional delegation are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in a case involving&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City-based Hobby Lobby.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:33:42 +0000 Associated Press 32390 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Congressmen Praise Hobby Lobby Ruling Lankford Win Highlights Stunning Rise To Power http://kgou.org/post/lankford-win-highlights-stunning-rise-power <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Rep. James Lankford's victory over a well-funded tea party challenger highlights a stunning rise to power for a 46-year-old who was a church camp director and political unknown just four years ago.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:07:47 +0000 Associated Press 32045 at http://kgou.org Lankford Win Highlights Stunning Rise To Power Lankford Wins GOP Nod In U.S. Senate, Faces Dems Johnson Or Rogers, Independent Beard http://kgou.org/post/lankford-wins-gop-nod-us-senate-faces-dems-johnson-or-rogers-independent-beard <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Rep. James Lankford has won the Republican nomination for&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;open U.S. Senate seat.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">By capturing more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday in the seven-man GOP primary field, Lankford avoids a runoff and faces the Democratic nominee and an independent in November.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:53:04 +0000 Associated Press 32015 at http://kgou.org Lankford Wins GOP Nod In U.S. Senate, Faces Dems Johnson Or Rogers, Independent Beard In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-race-choice-between-two-deep-shades-red In Oklahoma, Republicans will vote Tuesday on a nominee to finish the term of current GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, who is retiring at year-end with two years left to spare. For the two front-runners, Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, immigration has suddenly become an issue in the race.<p>The winner of the GOP primary will all but certainly become Oklahoma's next U.S. senator — the state is among the reddest of red states, as red as the meat served at the Cattlemens' Steakhouse. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:30:31 +0000 Brian Naylor 31912 at http://kgou.org In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red Oklahoma Incumbents Look To Avoid A 'Cantor Redux' http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-incumbents-look-avoid-cantor-redux <p>Three incumbent Oklahoma congressmen are working to avoid upsets in the June 24 primary as their challengers take hope following an upset in Virginia.</p><p>Republican Reps. <a href="cole.house.gov">Tom Cole</a>, <a href="lucas.house.gov">Frank Lucas</a> and <a href="mullin.house.gov">Markwayne Mullin</a> each face challengers in the primary that comes two weeks after former House Majority Leader <a href="cantor.house.gov">Eric Cantor</a> lost in the Virginia primary to economics professor Dave Brat.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:21:04 +0000 Associated Press 31752 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Incumbents Look To Avoid A 'Cantor Redux' Coburn: Attack Ads Against Lankford Not Truthful http://kgou.org/post/coburn-attack-ads-against-lankford-not-truthful <p>U.S. Sen. <a href="coburn.senate.gov">Tom&nbsp;Coburn&nbsp;</a>hasn't officially endorsed any of the seven Republicans seeking to replace him, but he is criticizing an attack ad against <a href="lankford.house.gov">James Lankford</a>, one of the leading candidates.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 31254 at http://kgou.org Coburn: Attack Ads Against Lankford Not Truthful VIDEO: Lankford Criticizes Administration For Not Consulting Congress About Gitmo Release http://kgou.org/post/video-lankford-criticizes-administration-not-consulting-congress-about-gitmo-release <p>The prisoner exchange that won freedom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban hands is stirring a debate over whether the exchange will heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees will find their way back to the fight.</p><p>U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate <a href="lankford.house.gov">James Lankford</a> (R-Okla. 5) says he believes the Obama administration broke the law by not notifying Congress before releasing five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.</p><p>http://youtu.be/4kwFiMMca5Y</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:03:05 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 30499 at http://kgou.org Attorney General Eric Holder's Oklahoma City Police Cadet Graduation Speech Canceled http://kgou.org/post/attorney-general-eric-holders-oklahoma-city-police-cadet-graduation-speech-canceled <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><em><b>Updated April 24, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.</b></em></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Oklahoma City Police Department says a planned appearance and speech by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at graduation ceremony for cadets has been canceled.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:53:32 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 27832 at http://kgou.org Attorney General Eric Holder's Oklahoma City Police Cadet Graduation Speech Canceled Self-Funded Rep. Leads Money Race For Oklahoma's 5th District http://kgou.org/post/self-funded-rep-leads-money-race-oklahomas-5th-district <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A 27-year-old first-term state representative from&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City who put $500,000 of his own money into his campaign has amassed the biggest war chest in the race to replace Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the 5th Congressional District.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:23:56 +0000 Associated Press 27363 at http://kgou.org Self-Funded Rep. Leads Money Race For Oklahoma's 5th District Day 3: Lankford Expected To Sign Up On Last Candidate Filing Day http://kgou.org/post/day-3-lankford-expected-sign-last-candidate-filing-day <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond is among the candidates expected to file for political office on the final day of filing.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:13:49 +0000 Associated Press 27056 at http://kgou.org Day 3: Lankford Expected To Sign Up On Last Candidate Filing Day