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January 5, 2016 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Chris Casteel

President Barack Obama, fighting back tears over lives lost in mass shootings, said Tuesday he will require more gun sellers to conduct background checks.

Obama's move to "clarify" current law on background checks is the centerpiece of the executive efforts he announced at the White House to reduce gun violence.

January 5, 2016 News Stories

NewsOK Blog - Chris Casteel

Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama's proposals to increase background checks for gun buyers by expanding those who would be defined as gun dealers under federal law.

January 4, 2016 News Stories

National Journal - Rachel Roubein

Wristbands that track your daily activity. Kits that can purportedly analyze your genetics. Smartphone apps that track your daily intake of protein, sugar, and carbs.

January 4, 2016 News Stories

The Oklahoman - Stephen Prescott, M.D. 

For the sake of Oklahoma's energy sector, let's hope the New Year brings a bump in oil and gas prices. But even if that doesn't happen, there are still plenty of economic silver linings to be found in the state.

January 3, 2016 News Stories

Norman Transcript - Joy Hampton

January 1, 2016 News Stories

U.S. News & World Report - Kimberly Leonard

Scientists have long lamented that inadequate funding prevents the kind of research that leads to treatments and cures for some of the most devastating illnesses. Washington appears to finally be listening.

December 28, 2015 News Stories

Tulsa World Editorial 

Sixty-thousand Oklahomans live with Alzheimer’s disease and thousands of other relatives and professionals care for those afflicted with this terrifying and incurable condition.

December 26, 2015 News Stories

Washington Post - Amber Phillips

Let's start with what we already knew when the 114th Congress gaveled in this January: Republicans were cheering their control of both chambers for the first time in eight years, including a historic majority in the House of Representatives.

December 23, 2015 News Stories

Washington Post - Amber Phillips

If you had told House Republican leaders in January that by December, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) would be replaced by Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) -- oh, and they'd be celebrating passing a spending and tax break deal instead of facing a government shutdown -- they probably wouldn't have believed you.

December 18, 2015 News Stories

Washington Post - Juliet Eilperin

President Obama used his year-end press briefing Friday to outline a dogged strategy to advance his domestic and international agenda in 2016, including criminal justice reform and expanded free trade, even in the face of sharp Republican criticism and rising public concern about terrorist strikes on American soil.