U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, spend a quiet moment with their grandson Alexander in the Secretary’s outer office, before his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Department in State in Washington, D.C., February 6, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Congrats to Secretary of State Kerry!
President Barack Obama receives praise and hugs from his family after being sworn-in for his second term at the White House on Sunday.
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The 113th Congress, by the numbers
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Oklahoma State Representative Mark McCullough plans to file legislation that will turn educators into police officers. He believes that Oklahoma teachers should carry weapons at school.
“Does Janet Barresi support this legislation?” asked Oklahoma Democratic Party Vice-Chair and educator Dana Orwig.
As the head of the State Board of Education, Janet Barresi needs to show leadership by protecting our children and teachers that she was elected to represent.
“Barresi has an opportunity to be a leader and direct the conversation on school safety,” said Chairman Wallace Collins. “Where does she stand on this bill? Does she want to become the new sheriff in town?”
As the Obama administration gets set to offer gun control legislation, it’s said to be mulling a new strategy that could help it overcome opposition from gun rights supporters and their allies in Congress: Aiming to pass separate measures as individual bills, rather than wrapping everything together into one comprehensive bill.
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Donna Anderson, Superintendent of Bennington Public Schools, announced today that she will run to be Oklahoma’s Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014.
She has more than 19 years of education experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northwestern University, and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from East Central University.
It is exciting to see so many Oklahoma Democrats that are announcing their candidacies for 2014! Donna joins many other candidates that understand the importance of getting started early! If you are interested in running for office or would like to nominate someone, contact us!
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We’re just going to leave this here.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin continues to hide behind an “Executive Privilege” that does not exist in Oklahoma. She is using this tactic to hide emails that she received which helped guide her decision to not implement parts of the Affordable Care Act for Oklahomans. She has made the conscience choice to tell the people of Oklahoma to basically “not worry your pretty little head about grown-up stuff.”
Her secrecy reminded us of a famous scene from the movie “A Few Good Men”. Jack Nicholson plays the role of a government official who does not tell the public everything, and he has to own up to his mistake in the end.