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April 06, 2011 5:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Says House Republicans Should Drop Contentious Riders

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January 31, 2011 2:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn, M.D. Mocks Breastfeeding And Obesity

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January 18, 2011 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 16, 2011

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January 18, 2011 10:06 am ET filed under

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - January 16, 2011

With the multiple murders in Tucson still casting a long shadow over the political landscape, much of the Sunday talk shows were given over to discussions of gun control policy and political rhetoric. On NBC, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) pointed out that the Tucson shooter would not have been able to get a gun if he had been "taken under [psychiatric] care." Indeed, that is what the law says — but in reality, weak cooperation between states and the FBI on mental health records means the database used by gun sellers includes just half the mental health information it should. Despite the focus on political violence, Coburn was also asked about health care reform, and he falsely claimed that the Affordable Care Act eschews "market forces" in favor of a 'takeover' of health care. Meanwhile, on Fox News, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) claimed a voucher system would do a better job of expanding access to insurance than the Affordable Care Act. Pawlenty and Coburn each said the landmark bill will not drive down insurance costs, but they are wrong.

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January 06, 2011 5:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Selectively Touts CBO Report On Repeal, Mocks Deficit Estimate

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December 22, 2010 11:33 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Peter King Urges Senate GOP To Lift Blockade On 9/11 Health Bill: 'People Are Dying'

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December 21, 2010 11:29 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Promises To Obstruct 9/11 First Responders Bill

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December 09, 2010 12:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Decides Dems Should Figure Out How To Pay For GOP Tax Cuts

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December 07, 2010 11:51 am ET filed under Blog

Top Conservatives Turned Off By Tax Deal's Inclusion Of Unemployment Benefits

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November 23, 2010 4:28 pm ET filed under

Sen. Coburn's Op-Ed Misleads On Content Of Food Safety Bill

In an op-ed published in USA Today, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) suggests "leverag[ing] the free market" as an alternative to the food safety bill pending in the Senate. Coburn uses ridiculous logic to argue that the bill, which would empower the Food and Drug Administration to prevent future outbreaks of food-borne illness and strengthen inspection of imported food, will double down on ineffective bureaucracy that stifles food safety. In the process, Coburn minimizes legitimate concerns over food safety, misrepresents a report from the Government Accountability Office, and ignores provisions of the bill that address the very problems that Coburn claims the bill fails to take on. 

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November 23, 2010 3:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn: Weak Regulation Is Proof That We Need No Regulation

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September 30, 2010 5:13 pm ET filed under

Sen. Coburn Objects To Bill Aimed At Protecting Sharks

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September 29, 2010 4:09 pm ET filed under Blog

More Obstruction From GOP: Sen. Coburn Objects To Shark Protection Bill

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September 27, 2010 5:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Sens. DeMint And Coburn Block Women's Museum Because There's Already A "Quilters Hall Of Fame"

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June 30, 2010 6:15 pm ET filed under

Sen. Coburn Presses Kagan On "Natural" Law

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June 10, 2010 6:34 pm ET filed under

Sen. Coburn's Bogus Attacks On Sotomayor, Kagan And International Law

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May 10, 2010 5:24 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Will Treat Solicitor General Kagan Like Justice Sotomayor

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March 24, 2010 2:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn's Own Health Care Bill Doesn't Include Viagra Provision

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March 24, 2010 1:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Reconciliation Games Exposed

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March 18, 2010 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Says Democrats "Concocted" A Procedure To Pass The Cornhusker Kickback

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March 04, 2010 3:14 pm ET filed under

Sen. Coburn Hypocritically Claims Reconciliation Is For "Significantly Bipartisan" Bills

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March 03, 2010 10:14 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Repeats New GOP Talking Point That Reconciliation Is For "Significantly Bipartisan" Bills

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February 25, 2010 10:38 am ET filed under

Health Care Reform Summit: The GOP "Away Team"

The GOP Summit "Away Team" will have a rocky landing at President Obama's bipartisan summit on health care reform.  These 18 members of Congress have made no secret of their staunch opposition to health care reform - no matter how much their constituents support it or how it would benefit their districts.

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February 11, 2010 1:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Conservatives Again Demonstrate Their Disdain For Workers

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December 21, 2009 11:19 am ET filed under

Sen. Tom Coburn Says High Deficit & High Unemployment Are NOT Obama's Fault

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December 21, 2009 10:38 am ET filed under Blog

Dr. Coburn Immunizes Obama From GOP Attacks

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December 18, 2009 2:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Agrees That Dems Could Deny Republicans Health Care

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December 17, 2009 11:00 am ET filed under

Sen. Coburn Sends GOP-Approved Lies To The Wall Street Journal

The evening of December 16, 2009 - the same day he tried to force a lengthy delay of a vote to fund our troops - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  As usual, Sen. Coburn relied on GOP-approved talking points instead of anything resembling factual information.

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December 17, 2009 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

Furious That Coburn's Stall Tactic Failed, GOP Cries Foul

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December 16, 2009 1:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Delay And Stonewall: Sen. Coburn Forces Reading Of 767-Page Amendment

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