Sen. Tom Coburn

Red States Still Grasping at OCare Medicaid Cash

Jason Hart, Watchdog.org

Several GOPs governors are still pursuing the OCare Medicaid expansion to bring billions in new fed. spending to their states. But a 2013 bill may burst their bubbles. Don’t count on the enhanced fed. funding for Medicaid expansions, because Congress has overpromised what it can't deliver.

GOP Leaders Complicit In Other Bad Stuff Going On In Washington

"These measures have no place in a defense authorization bill and serve only to politicize and muddle the debate over the most important constitutional role that the federal government has: providing for the common defense."

Coburn: Congress, Boehner Lied To America About Spending

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Coburn said that lawmakers from both parties, including GOP Speaker John Boehner, lied about the amount of spending in the recently-passed continuing resolution because it far exceeds the amount promised in the two-year federal budget bill passed at the end of 2013.

Sen. Coburn: Let’s Change Constitution

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is pushing for a national convention to amend the Constitution.

Obamacare Forces Coburn to Lose Cancer Doctor

Tal Kopan, Politico

Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.

GOP Alternative for Obamacare to Be Released Mon.

Andrew Johnson, National Review Online

Sens. Richard Burr, Tom Coburn, and Orrin Hatch will outline their plans for a conservative alternative to Obamacare.

Gov Waste: $2.5 Bill. in Back Pay for Shutdown Employees

Penny Starr, CNS News

“The White House estimates it cost $2 billion to provide back pay to federal employees ‘for services that could not be performed’ during the shutdown, is roughly $2.0 billion,” the Waste Book 2013 says. “Total compensation costs, including benefits, are about 30% larger, in the range of $2.5 billion.”

The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli

The betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli by the Republican establishment and many of Virginia’s nominally Republican business community leaders is reflective of the precedent the Republican establishment set in their treatment of Barry Goldwater. When an establishment Republican gains a nomination for office the Republican leadership demands that conservatives close ranks with establishment Republicans and support the nominee. However, when a conservative gains a nomination, establishment Republicans are, without consequence, free to criticize the nominee and to do everything they can to undercut the conservative’s campaign.

Did Your Congressman Exempt His Staff?

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

David Vitter, who fought to put all staff on the OCare exchanges, introduced legislation Thursday requiring members to publicize which staffers they opted to keep on the current fed. employee health plan, and which staffers were going on the exchanges.

Coburn Calls Cruz OCare Plan Dishonest

John Hayward, Human Events

Tom Coburn whined on MSNBC about how those who used to support him are now seeing him as less conservative for not backing Cruz on OCare. He called Cruz's plan "intellectually dishonest." That’s unhelpful and unfair.

Cruz: Estab-GOP Is Surrender Caucus

Manu Raju and Burgess Everett, Politico

Cruz has gone further than other conservatives, calling out Coburn, McConnell and others for not helping defund Obamacare.

200 IRS Employees Work for Unions

Eliana Johnson, National Review Online

Two GOP Sens. point out that it's nonsense to use taxpayer resources to pay for union work.

Coburn Goes After IRS on Spending

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Sen. Tom Coburn wants to know why the Treasury Dept. omitted lavish IRS conference spending.