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OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters
In Oklahoma, a “paycheck protection” bill aimed at teachers unions narrowly passed the Senate General Government Committee on a 4-3 vote last week. HB 1749, written by Rep. Tom Newell, would prohibit automatic deduction of dues for groups engaged in collective bargaining with the state. It would go into action November 1st.
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Judge Sides with OK Attorney General, Denies Health Care to Tens of Thousands

Judge Sides with OK Attorney General, Denies Health Care to Tens of Thousands
The denial machine keeps trucking. Even with all the evidence mounting that Obamacare is working, neigh, excelling, an Oklahoma federal appeals judge thinks it's okay to spend taxpayers' money to deny the state's citizens health care.
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Earthquake Task Force Proposed – In Oklahoma! – As Fracking Cracks the Crust

Earthquake Task Force Proposed – In Oklahoma! – As Fracking Cracks the Crust
An Oklahoma state senator, along with a Tulsa geologist, have called for establishing a federal task force to study the dramatic increase of earthquakes here that scientists argue is related to oil and gas drilling processes.
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Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies

Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies
It's been one year since Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' historic 13-hour filibuster to stop politicians from pushing through a draconian anti-choice bill during a special legislative session. Ever since Wendy's epic stand, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has been working with allies on the ground to make sure women can continue to access abortion and reproductive-health care in the Lone Star state. But the energy we saw in Texas from activists standing up to join Wendy one year ago has spread far beyond Texas.
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Blog for Choice
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Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage

Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge ruled that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. It sets the stage for a battle in yet another very red state over marriage equality.
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Paul Michel
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After Children Die, Oklahoma GOP Tax Cuts Kill Much-Needed Tornado Shelters

After Children Die, Oklahoma GOP Tax Cuts Kill Much-Needed Tornado Shelters
Oklahoma Republicans cut the very taxes that were needed to provide a school district with tornado shelters - the same district that saw seven children die from a tornado for lack of a shelter in 2013.
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Glass Houses File: OK Rep Who Received Stimulus Money Condemns Those on Food Stamps

Glass Houses File: OK Rep Who Received Stimulus Money Condemns Those on Food Stamps
Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma last caught the attention of the public eye when he spoke about ending food stamps and complaining about a "physically fit" couple who he saw using food stamps. Turns out, he took $370k in stimulus money for his plumbing business.
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Oy Vey: GOP State Rep. Says Customers Try to 'Jew Me Down'

Oy Vey: GOP State Rep. Says Customers Try to 'Jew Me Down'
Oklahoma GOP state Rep. Dennis Johnson, when speaking about small business, mentioned how some of his customers at his business try haggle for a lower price. How does he convey this? By saying that they try to "Jew me down." Oy vey.
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Steve Cooper
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Perfect Storm: Why Oklahoma Is the Capitol of Federal Disaster Aid

Perfect Storm: Why Oklahoma Is the Capitol of Federal Disaster Aid
Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central. The twister that devastated Moore, Okla., was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the Sooner state in the past 60 years.
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Seth Borenstein
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Did Alex Jones Just Claim the OK Tornado Was Created by a Govt.-run Weather Weapon?

Did Alex Jones Just Claim the OK Tornado Was Created by a Govt.-run Weather Weapon?
We know nutjob radio host Alex Jones is always good for one or two harebrained conspiracy theories involving the government coming up with ways to kill us. But he's outdone himself with his latest rant about a deadly tornado that devastated an Oklahoma City suburb.
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