Latest James Lankford News

Inhofe, Lankford urge Biden to keep Hinton prison open

Apr. 15, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation are urging President Joe Biden to suspend his executive order shutting down private federal prisons, saying they expect the move to mean a privately operated prison in Hinton would close. U.S....

Oklahoman charged with threatening federal officials

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with 10 counts of threatening former President George W. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and and six members of Congress. Court documents dated Thursday allege Michael Brandon Houck made the...

Lawmakers frustrated over delay in Census redistricting data

Mar. 23, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

Republican senators expressed frustration Tuesday that data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts won't be available until August at the earliest, but the U.S. Census Bureau's acting director told them the schedule was driven by a goal of releasing complete and accurate...

Tulsa pastor to challenge Oklahoma's Lankford in GOP primary

Mar. 09, 2021 15:37 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 29-year-old pastor from Tulsa confirmed Tuesday he plans to launch a Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. James Lankford in 2022. Sheridan Christian Center pastor Jackson Lahmeyer said former President Donald Trump’s former national security...

Today in History

Mar. 04, 2021 14:09 PM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2021. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. ...

Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill

Mar. 03, 2021 18:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks Wednesday, bowing to party moderates as leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate. At the same time, the White House...