Sen. Tom Coburn
Jan 17, 2014 — The Oklahoma senator, a leading conservative, will retire two years early. He's battling cancer but says his decision is based on serving his family by "shifting my focus elsewhere."
May 21, 2013 — 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.
Mar 22, 2013 — There's disagreement in Washington, D.C., this week on whether the USPS has the freedom to end Saturday mail delivery in August, as planned. The passage of a bill funding the federal government through September re-ignited the debate.
May 18, 2011 — Senate gangs rarely work out. So Sen. Tom Coburn's exit from the bipartisan Gang of Six trying to reach a grand bargain that would reduce the nation's deficits and debt just continue a long pattern.
Dec 22, 2010 — According to New York's Daily News: "To win GOP support, the proposal was trimmed down to 5 years at $4.3 billion."
Dec 21, 2010 — The $6.2 billion measure aims to pay the health care costs of police officers, firefighters and others who became ill from working at ground zero. Coburn wants it to be paid for with cuts in other spending, not a fee on some imports.
Dec 2, 2010 — Senators Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mike Crapo of Idaho said they will vote for the deficit plan. The plan still appears to lack the 14 votes needed to forward it on to the Senate for a vote. But it now should be harder to ignore.
Aug 3, 2010 — Sens. McCain and Coburn release their latest list of what they consider wasteful stimulus projects.