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  1. Social Security Ain't BrokeRead the original story

    Sunday | Dissident Voice

    ... trillion in surplus Social Security revenue, but none of it ended up in the trust fund. In the words of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), in a Senate Speech on March 16, 2011: Congresses under both Republican and Democrat control, both Republican and ...

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  2. EDITORIAL: Customized SnuggiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    ... handed it out every month until 1988 to highlight a particularly egregious waste of public funds. In 2008, Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, resuscitated the concept with an annual report titled "The Wastebook." Sen. Coburn didn't run for ...

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  3. On Trump and Science: Preparing for the UnknownRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | Common Dreams

    ... and earthquakes, and then sued someone over a Facebook post that criticized his actions. Former US Senator Tom Coburn is rumored to be a candidate for head of the White House Office of Management and Budget-a powerful position for someone who ...

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  4. November 29: Snuggies, Silent Shakespeare top annual government wasteful-spending listRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 29 | KSFO AM 560

    The National Endowment for the Arts has committed $10,000 of taxpayers' money to test that question - one of dozens of projects to make the wasteful spending list of Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who's continuing the tradition of former Sen. Tom Coburn's annual Wastebook.

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  5. My 2 Cents: Lankford Exposes Wasteful SpendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | News9 Oklahoma City

    U.S. Sen. James Lankford has picked up where his predecessor Tom Coburn left off, exposing wasteful spending by the federal government. The State Department gave Hollywood $1 million to bring in a dozen filmmakers from other countries to educate them on how to make movies.

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  6. Lankford releases report on federal government spendingRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | KSWO

    ... in Tanzania. The report mirrors a similar project put out each year by Lankford's predecessor, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who had a reputation as a watchdog for wasteful government spending. Lankford's report highlights grants or federal ...

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  7. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Lucianne.com

    ... spending list of Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who's continuing the tradition of former Sen. Tom Coburn's annual Wastebook. The National Science Foundation again comes in for an outsized share of criticism for its research spending, ...

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  8. Senator's 'Wastebook' Mocks Duck Counting, Study of Medieval SmellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | Government Executive

    In his second annual football-season installment of "Federal Fumbles," Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford detailed and ridiculed what he views as wasteful agency spending on foibles ranging from a study of medieval smells to more substantive problems such as $19.1 billion in improper Medicaid payments. The annual compilation, which Lankford inherited from his predecessor Sen. Tom Coburn, is subtitled "100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball."

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  9. Snuggies, Shakespeare top annualgovernment wasteful-spending listRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Lucianne.com

    If Shakespeare is performed without the bard's immortal words, is it really Shakespeare? The National Education Association has committed $10,000 of taxpayers' money to test that question - one of dozens of projects to make the wasteful spending list of Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who's continuing the tradition of former Sen. Tom Coburn's annual Wastebook.

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  10. Snuggies, Silent Shakespeare top annual government wasteful-spending listRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Washington Times

    The National Education Association has committed $10,000 of taxpayers' money to test that question - one of dozens of projects to make the wasteful spending list of Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who's continuing the tradition of former Sen. Tom Coburn's annual Wastebook. The National Science Foundation again comes in for an outsized share of criticism for its research spending, including a $1.8 million grant to a university that spent some of the money on embroidered Snuggies, the robe-style blankets that are a staple of As-Seen-On-TV trinket advertising.

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  11. Close One Ryan saved Gop from earmarks trapRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... the city of Ketchikan to Gravina Island, home to only a few dozen people. Critics including former Iowa Sen. Tom Coburn derided the project as classic "pork." He and a group of Republican senators attempted unsuccessfully to redirect the money to ...

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  12. Scott PruittRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... - Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford announced his candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Sen. Tom Coburn who said last week he would resign the post at the end of this congressional session. Lankford said Monday that... Oklahoma ...

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  13. Oklahomans Being Considered For Trump AdministrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 22 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... I'm going to be doing," Hamm said in a previous satellite interview from New York. Then there's former Senator Tom Coburn. He's been named an outside pick for the office of management and budget, the largest office in the executive branch. There may ...

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  14. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin meets with Trump about cabinet post; no job offeredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | NewsOK.com

    ... in Tulsa, was defeated in 2014 by now-Sen. James Lankford in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Tom Coburn. Former Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell, another Tulsan, has been under consideration to take over the ...

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  15. Coburn: Enemy of Freedom is Congress & Courts, Not President-ElectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | Cybercast News Service

    "The enemy of freedom right now is Congress and the courts. It's not the president-elect," former Sen. Tom Coburn said after criticizing efforts by some Republican members of Congress to end the current ban on earmarks .

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  16. Coburn rails against potential return of 'earmarks'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    "Earmarks," or federal funding directed to specific projects by legislators, could make a comeback. Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn says the system is corrupt.

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  17. Coburn: The Only Tool America Has Thata s Big Enough to Fix the Problem Is Article VRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | Glenn Beck

    ... is a Convention of States, brilliantly added as Article V in the U.S. Constitution. Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, who spearheaded the effort to stop earmarks and currently serves as a senior advisor to the Convention of States, talked with ...

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  18. Will House Republicans Revive Earmarks?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 15 | RedState

    ... of Congress in 2006, several Republican lawmakers were calling for earmarking to end. They included then-Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Jim DeMint of South Carolina. (DeMint is currently president of The Heritage Foundation.) Sen. John McCain, ...

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  19. Senate rejects bill on veterans benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | USA Today

    ... benefits and care they've earned as they have worked for our nation?" "Before we expand that system," argued Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., "what is needed is rigorous oversight and debate about how we're doing what we're doing now...When access is ...

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  20. Oklahoma Senator Lankford gets record number of votesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 9 | NewsOK.com

    ... But he still bested other Oklahoma senators who were on the ballot in a presidential year. Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican, got 763,433 votes in 2004. And U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, got 763,375 votes in 2008. McCain, Trump, Bush, ...

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