Two infants — 4 and 7 months old — were the youngest victims of the tornado that ravaged the Oklahoma City suburbs earlier this week, the state said Wednesday. The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said that 10 children, up from a previous estimate of nine, we …
Market wisdom rules: Mike Gilles, a former president of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, said that he built safe rooms in all his custom homes, and that even many builders who build speculatively now make them standard.Show More Summary
Kicking off The Voice results show last night was a tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims, as resident coach Blake Shelton hails from that very state. He and his wife Miranda Lambert live just 100 miles from Moore, the city devastated...Show More Summary
With Oklahoma residents still looking for loved ones and picking up the pieces after tornadoes ravaged part of the state, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton paid tribute to the state they call home on Tuesday's (May 21) episode of "The...Show More Summary
Like, hurricanes are wet and stuff. And they don’t strike Oklahoma. Joan Walsh: Inhofe, of course, believes his state deserves those resources, even though he voted down aid to Hurricane Sandy victims. On MSNBC, Chris Jansing confronted Inhofe about his calling the Sandy aid bill a “slush fund,” and the brazen right-winger insisted the two [...]
Republican Sen. Tom Colburn from Oklahoma issued a statement assuring victims in his state “that any and all available aid will be delivered without delay.” Coburn’s statement came after his spokesman said that the senator “will ask his colleagues to sacrifice lower priority areas of the budget to help Oklahoma.” Read more here.
Earlier today, word got out that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant had donated $1 million to the United States Red Cross in the wake of yesterday's tornado, which leveled entire neighborhoods and killed at least two dozen in the OKC suburb of Moore, Oklahoma. Read more...
Twister Logic: After the deadly and destructive tornado that struck his state Monday, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe attempted to make the argument that aid for his constituents and a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package he voted against are two “totally different” things. Show More Summary
Westboro Baptist Church has said the Oklahoma tornado blame lies with the state's basketball team's open support for gay NBA player, Jason Collins.
A brief reminder: Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane in decades. It caused 285 total fatalities and was the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. During the immediate aftermath of this act of Nature, these 2 dimwits were among many who decided to use the disaster as a political platform. They voted...Read More
It's as predictable as it is disheartening: A red state gets hit hard by a tornado outbreak -- in this case killing at least 24 people, many of them children attending school -- and the first batch of letters from readers (most of them from Southern California) use the tragedy to score political points. Show More Summary
On Monday, Bill Nye discussed tornadoes, stating “it’s going to happen again.” Nye was referring to the deadly tornado that ripped through Oklahoma, leaving a path of widespread destruction early this week. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Nye made it clear that more devastating tornadoes can, and should, be expected. As this is just [...]Show More Summary
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 21, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle LATEST FROM OKLAHOMA: Stephen Eddy, city manager for Moore, told CNN's Jake Tapper that “everyone has been found” who was believed missing because of the devastating twister. He […]
Senator James Inhofe says everyone was “exploiting” Hurricane Sandy, but that won’t happen in his state. “They had things in the Virgin Islands. They were fixing roads there, they were putting roofs on houses in Washington, D.C. Everybody was getting in and exploiting the tragedy that took place. That won’t happen in Oklahoma,” Inhofe said [...]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday sent a host of personnel to Oklahoma in response to the massive tornado that ravaged parts of the state the previous day. FEMA spokesman Daniel Watson did not have a number for boots … Continue reading ?
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) will insist that any federal aid to deal with the tornado in his home state must be offset by budget cuts. “He will ask his colleagues to sacrifice lower priority areas of the budget to help Oklahoma,” spokesman John Hart said. Should other Republicans join Coburn, it could set up a fight [...]
Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe have become the faces of pushback on federal emergency spending. Now the deadly and devastating tornado in their home state has put them in an awkward position.
As frantic rescue missions continued in Oklahoma following the catastrophic tornadoes that ripped through the state, residents who lost homes and businesses will likely turn to the federal government for emergency disaster aid. The state's...Show More Summary
Reba McEntire has physically been in Cape Town, South Africa, but her heart has been with those suffering in her home state of Oklahoma. On Monday night, "we were watching CNN's coverage of the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas," McEntire said in a statement. "My heart, my prayers and my thoughts are […]
On Monday afternoon, high school football players in the Moore, Okla., area were about to do what athletes do in the football-mad state: take to the field for a spring practice. But the skies and forecast turned threatening, so at … Continue reading ?