Shutdown Could Soon Exceed Cost Of Border WallThe government shutdown -- the longest in U.S. history -- is estimated in 31 days to have cost the American economy almost as much as the $5.7 billion President Trump has demanded for his proposed southern border wall. Average weekly direct and indirect c
Democrats Cautiously Optimistic About Working With Governor StittGovernor Stitt’s inauguration speech mirrored many of his campaign speeches. He talked about the importance of creating efficiencies in government, criminal justice reform, and properly funding education to make Oklahoma one of the top 10 states in
Oklahoma House Votes To Ban Members From Live-Streaming VideoYour Facebook friends might be live-streaming videos, but your Oklahoma state representatives won't be - at least not on the job. The Journal-Records reports that the Oklahoma House voted along party lines to ban its own members from making videos on the
Oklahoma House Leader Outlines Legislative Priorities For 2019The state legislature gaveled in Tuesday to elect its leadership and discuss priorities. Representative Charles McCall (R) was re-elected as Speaker of the House. He says his top priority, “First and foremost is to continue our investment in public
Appropriations Committee Chairman Says Shutdown Could Last"A Long, Long Time"Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the Republican chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, says discussions about ending the stalemate over government funding are "getting nowhere," warning that the shutdown "could last a long, long time." "
Shutdown Expected To Stretch Into 2019 As Sides Are Still 'Very Far Apart'Members of the House of Representatives were notified that no votes are expected to take place this week, a congressional aide told CBS News, which virtually guarantees that the partial government shutdown will drag on into the new year. Both the Senate a
President Trump Says Shutdown Will Continue Until His Border Wall Demand Is MetAs the government remains partially closed through the holidays, President Trump said the impasse in budget negotiations will continue until his $5 billion demand for border wall funding is met. He spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Christmas mornin
Government Set To Shut Down, As House And Senate Leave For The NightThe federal government is headed for a partial shutdown at midnight, after the House adjourned for the night and senators were told to go home. President Trump has demanded funding for his border wall, which Democrats say they won't give him. It's unclear
Trump Says Chief Of Staff John Kelly Will Leave His Job At End Of YearPresident Trump announced Saturday that John Kelly will be leaving his post as White House chief of staff at the end of the year, marking the end of a tenuous, sometimes tumultuous tenure that many believed would conclude months ago.
Report: Beto O'Rourke, Obama Meet Amid 2020 Presidential Run SpeculationBeto O'Rourke, the outgoing El Paso Congressman who mounted a strong but unsuccessful insurgent campaign to oust Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, reportedly met with former President Barack Obama amid speculation he is mulling a presidential bid in 2020. Accordi
State Lawmakers Giving Constitutional Carry Another ShotLawmakers are planning to give constitutional carry another shot. It would allow anyone 21 and over, without a felony record, to carry a gun without training or a license. Backers hope a new governor improves their chances of getting the bill passed. Last
Pres. Trump Says 'No Reason' For Him To Hear Khashoggi Death Tape
President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally.