Daily Oklahoman: Politics

  • House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
    Friday - 03/24/2017 - 04:17 PM

    APWASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

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  • Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'
    Friday - 03/24/2017 - 12:46 PM

    BY JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters.Read more on NewsOK.com

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  • Task force to tackle Oklahoma higher education overhaul
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 07:06 PM

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.comA new task force will review the status of Oklahoma's higher education system and make recommendations to improve and modernize it.
    "The task force will be looking at the fiscal viability of each institution within the system, particularly in relationship to the budget cuts that have occurred the past several years," Chancellor Glen Johnson said Thursday.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Oklahoma Medicaid agency discusses potential provider rate cuts
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 05:40 PM

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.comWithout additional funding from the Legislature, the state Medicaid agency likely will have to consider paying less money to medical professionals who serve low-income Oklahomans.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Oklahoma Senate lets local anti-discrimination laws stand
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 07:55 PM

    By Dale Denwalt Capitol Bureau ddenwalt@oklahoman.comThe Oklahoma Senate rejected a bill that would have stripped some anti-discrimination language from city charters.
    After that vote, another bill that would let business owners refuse goods and services based on religious beliefs was pulled from the agenda.

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  • The Latest: PAC pulls support from health bill opponent
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 06:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local):
    6:05 p.m.
    Opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan's health care bill is costing an Iowa congressman some valuable campaign support.

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  • Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 04:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal.Read more on NewsOK.com

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  • Oklahoma DHS director warns of potential 'unthinkable' cuts
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 05:54 PM

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Department of Human Services would be forced to close 11 county offices and slash funding to a dozen programs that support poor, disabled and elderly Oklahomans under a 14 percent budget reduction being discussed by the Legislature.

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  • House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 03:49 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president's transition team in the final days of the Obama administration.

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  • Justice Department probes Calif. Republican Rep. Hunter
    Thursday - 03/23/2017 - 02:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for possible campaign finance violations, an allegation the lawmaker dismisses as inadvertent mistakes.
    The House Ethics Committee has been investigating allegations that Hunter improperly used campaign funds to pay for tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses, such as trips to Hawaii and Italy and tuition for Hunter's school-age children.

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