Ethics

Sooner Politics: The Freshmen Of 2012: Leading The House Downward

The incoming freshman class of 2012 in the Oklahoma House are noted for their ascent to leadership. There are just 8 of them, in all. This past winter they took over the House leadership and consolidated much of the power within their small group. There are only 8 of them (one Democrat and seven Republicans). Until this past session they had a composite score of better than 54%, in the Conservative Index.  But then they got power and position to set […]

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  Kyle Loveless will accept a lifetime ban on any government employment or professional lobbying. The Oklahoman first carried the story of a settlement between the Oklahoma ethics Commission and former senator, Kyle Loveless.   On Friday, he signed a settlement agreement with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission acknowledging he misused more than $100,000 in donations to his 2012 and 2016 campaigns. &n […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Crime Search

The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller special counsel this week. His mission is to investigate suspected collusion between Team Trump and Russia.  And pretty much anything else that strikes his fancy once he gets going. Mueller’s a career creature of the Washington Swamp. But, as swamp creatures go, he’s one of the most respected. He served as

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Are They Really Out to Get Trump?

Sometimes paranoia is justified
PHILIP GIRALDI • MAY 16, 2017

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President Donald Trump is not exactly known for his self-restraint. The recent firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey was not handled with any delicacy and has unleashed a firestorm of criticism coming from across the political spectrum. And since Comey’s abrupt dismissal the backstabbing has become even worse, with many coming around to the view that Trump is actually crudely threatening Comey over the issue of what might or might not have been said at dinners and meetings between the two men.

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Sooner Politics: Pollard's Mistake Leads To Pruitt's Exit

  OKGOP Chair, Pam Pollard had scheduled EPA Director Scott Pruitt to be the keynote speaker at the State Republican Gala in Moore on May 5, according to an invitation sent out by the party. The event is meant to be a fundraiser for the OKGOP.    Pruitt said the event was approved by the EPA’s ethics counsel. But Pruitt said it was instead, an error on the part of the OKGOP and Chairman Pam Pollard, that violated the law.“Wha […]

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OKG:  Loveless Resigns Effective Immediately

It is with deep regret, we announce the resignation of Kyle Loveless effective immediately. The news broke today on multiple outlets. We sincerely hope that someone else will pick up the torch and continue the battle on civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. As we all know experientially, people make mistakes and we need to hold people accountable in ways that bring restoration to them and their families and our society. Our prayers are extended in the hope that this will occur in this situation as well as all the others facing us as a state this year.

via News9

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, has resigned his seat, effective immediately.
Loveless sent his letter of resignation to Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, Thursday morning.

Schulz said in a press release:

Today, I received and accepted the resignation of Senator Kyle Loveless, effective immediately. I wish Senator Loveless and his family best wishes moving forward.

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Jason Murphey: Why would you want to do that?

It was a question proffered to me by a wise Edmond resident: “Why would you want to do that?”The Edmond resident was responding to my visits to his home as I sought his vote during my initial effort to win election to the House of Representative. His…

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

How much do you think those elected to the State House respect their constituents? Not much according to all the legislative action to overturn the criminal justice reform ballot votes of the people from this past November. Apparently a great many legislators elected to represent believe their job is to go against the direct voice of the people. Their actions indicate a blatant disrespect for the voters. The excuses and reasoning given for these betrayals basically equate to we the voters being ignorant peasants too stupid to know what we were doing. Welcome to representative government that not only doesn’t represent but goes against the clear will of the people on enhancing justice. Be contacting your State Senators to tell them to respect your November votes and oppose this HB1482 and those like it.

Dr. Shannon Grimes

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