Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Analysis: Iran nuclear deal puts US in bind amid criticism As it seeks to implement, preserve and strengthen the landmark nuclear deal it negotiated with Iran, the administration is being buffeted by criticism from all sides: Iran, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, not to mention members of Congress, including some ... 04/10/2016 - 11:13 pm | View Link
EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (April 4-8) The coming week will see the 10th European Organic Congress take place in the Netherlands (April 4-6), with talks between the EU institutions and a likely deal in the near future at the top of the agenda. The event will likely amount to stakeholder’s ... 04/1/2016 - 12:47 am | View Link
Analysis: Trump candidacy could cost GOP seats in Congress “We’ve got a long history in the 10th of people looking at the House race differently ... in a district that President Obama carried by 17 points. Dold came back to Congress after the 2014 midterms, joining a House GOP majority that bickered over ... 02/21/2016 - 9:39 pm | View Link
BJP now promoting MGNREGA with new names: Congress He was speaking at the party office here on the occasion of the 10th anniversary ... addressing a function here, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Prakash criticised the Modi-led government saying it talks of Smart India ... 02/2/2016 - 4:11 am | View Link
Army Commission’s Landmark Report Will Shape Budget Battle For starters, the commissioners’ first Capitol Hill hearing has already been tentatively scheduled (although not publicly announced) for 2pm on February 10th, before the House ... much-needed ammunition to those in Congress who want to increase the ... 01/29/2016 - 2:01 am | View Link
By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Reports firstname.lastname@example.orgNORMAN — Organizers of the annual '89er Day Parade say they will unveil a new name for the parade at the conclusion of this year's event.
The new name will more accurately reflect the spirit of the parade and is in response to concerns expressed by indigenous people that its current name implies celebration of the Land Run, said parade co-chairman Stefanie Brickman.
The parade begins at 10 a.m.
By K. S. McNutt Staff Writer email@example.comStudents can expect to pay more next fall to attend Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities following $112 million in cuts to higher education this fiscal year and expected future cuts.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has made college affordability its top priority, Chancellor Glen Johnson said at a recent public hearing on tuition and fees.
“Whether a student going to college is right out of high school or an adult learner who is returning to college, if they demonstrate that they have the ability to achieve in college," Johnson said, "we feel we have a responsibility as a state regent body to give them the opportunity — or the access — to go to college, and certainly an additional responsibility to keep college affordable for our students.
From Staff reportsThe Oklahoma Safety Council is pushing for the state to print new license plates.
Dave Koeneke, director of the nonprofit council, said he wants the state to issue new license plates to improve safety and increase compliance of insurance and vehicle registration laws.
The manufacturers of the reflective material on license plates suggest they be replaced every five years, Koeneke wrote in a news release, and Oklahoma plates are currently in their seventh year.
Koeneke said replacing the 7-year-old plates will increase their visibility, helping law enforcement identify vehicles, and will require motorists to pay registration fees, creating more public funds for roads and bridges and public education.
In 2008, the state Legislature passed a law giving the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety the authority to reissue license plates for safety reasons.
Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U. S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday.