R3publicans/LA Times:  Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.

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[Editor’s note: With Sessions gone, this article takes on renewed relevance!/sc]

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MuskogeePolitico:  Election Results Maps -- Oklahoma Legislature

I’ve had a busy week since election day, so I’m pretty far behind on posting about the results. Here are two maps illustrating the election results and new partisan makeup in the Oklahoma Legislature.First up, the Oklahoma State House:On a night when m…

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Sooner Politics:  The 'Wizards' Behind The OKGOP Curtain

  As the identity of the massive Republican presence dominates Oklahoma government for another election cycle, the core organization of the OKGOP is finding a sharp disconnect between the party structure and tenants; and the elected officials who are tapped by the voters to carry out those principles in office.  The biggest reason for that is because the party no longer manages the campaigns or the candidates, themselves. Rather; the candidates hire their o […]

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Democrat’s Suburban Shift

David Montgomery at CityLab has a killer map showing suburban congressional districts represented by Democrats. They’re a big chunk of the country. And he says almost all of the 33 seats Democrats picked up on Tuesday were in suburban districts: Democrats retook the House of Representatives on the back of a suburban surge Tuesday, remaking

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Gov-elect Stitt announces Oklahoma's Turnaround transition team

GOVERNOR-ELECT KEVIN STITT ANNOUNCES TRANSITION TEAM

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Nov. 13, 2018) – Governor-elect Kevin Stitt today announced formation of Oklahoma’s Turnaround, the transition team for the Stitt administration.The transition team will work with G…

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Sooner Politics:  Kevin Hern Sworn In To Congress For Immediate Votes

  Early Tuesday evening, Tulsa’s Kevin Hern was brought to the House of Representatives to be sworn in to fill the vacancy left when former congressman Jim Bridenstine became NASA’s administrator. He was introduced by Rep. Frank Lucas and joined two other newly elected congress members who also filled vacancies in east coast states.  Hern has already cast his first vote. the topic has to do with Gulf Coast federal properties and the transfer of management. […]

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Oklahoma Watchman:  The Best Justice you Can Buy

CAN YOU EXPECT A FAIR TRIAL IN OKLAHOMA, IT ACTUALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR ATTORNEYTHE WATCHMAN

Your chances off getting a fair trial in Oklahoma are only about 40%. That is a conclusion drawn by this Newsletter when you appear in front of any district j…

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R3publicans on VETERANS DAY:  What Have We Learned?   Iraq and Afghanistan Vets on What It All Meant

Possibly the most poignant line of the 1984 breakout hit “19” by electronic musician Paul Hardcastle was the one it deliberately drove home with synthesized drumbeat repetition: “In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam he was nineteen…nineteen.”

What have we learned? Five combat veterans put the Forever War and American civilian life into perspective…

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