Tom Coburn

Type: Person
Name: Tom Coburn
Title: Senator
Organization: Oklahoma
Date of Birth: 14/03/1948
Place of Birth: Casper, Wyoming
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Tom Coburn
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Loophole: Suspected Nazis Still Collecting Social Security

There’s Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual “waste book,” which evinces all the ridiculous ways taxpayers are hosed every year, and then there’s this.... ... [Published Townhall's Featured Blog - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Candidate to have dinner with voters

Friends of Connie Johnson will sponsor its “Sunday Dinner with Connie” this weekend at the Martin Luther King Center, one of several campaign stop leading up to the Nov. 4 election.Johnson is the Democratic nominee competing in a three-way race for the ... [Published Muskogee Phoenix - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Notable & Quotable: Your Tax Dollars at Work - WSJ

From Sen. Tom Coburn’s “Wastebook 2014,” entry No. 12, “NIH Asks If Moms Love Dogs as Much as Kids”: Mothers have the same reaction when looking at photos of their dogs as they do to those of their own kids, according to recent government-funded research ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 15 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

EDITORIAL: Washington 'Wastebook' refutes 'cut to the bone' narrative

“Government has been cut to the bone.” How many times have we heard that? Republicans and Democrats alike don their sackcloth and ashes, bemoaning the “sacrifices” and “tough choices” they’ve made. All the while, actual expenditures continue to rise. ... [Published Washington Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Government Gold-Plating

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government’s gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase of an unused ... [Published Cato Institute - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Why we should stop paying fed employees not to work

Here we go again, taxpayers. Get your mad on.A new report from the Government Accountability Office reinforces a popular idea: We’re paying tens of thousands of federal employees not to work.It gets worse. The workers are staying home for months and even ... [Published Times Dispatch - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

"Wasteful spending" report highlights odd places gov't money goes

OKLAHOMA (WAAY) - It's called "Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn't want you to read."Every year, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn puts together a report on what he considers to be wasteful government spending. This is the fifth and final year for Coburn's ... [Published WAAY-TV - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 10 reports

A friend on Wastebook

He’s also a senator and neighborPosted: October 24, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.They kept saying that Tom Coburn was retiring from the U.S. Senate, but some of us didn't want to believe it. Not even after he said so himself.Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 24 2014]
Entities: Tom Coburn, US Senate
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

What do the missile defense system, mountain lions on treadmills, and Baroque dancing lessons have in common?

Sen. Tom Coburn released his 2014 Wastebook this month, revealing 100 instances of what he believes to be cases of wasteful government spending.[embedded content]“While I have offered hundreds of amendments to stop stupid spending, most have been soundly ... [Published Government Technology US - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 3 reports

Culture of Corruption: When an Inspector General loves his agency too much

The  Washington Post   has a little slice of corruption from the U.S. Agency for International Development, in which we learn how “government of, by, and for the government” means well-connected people get some very special considerations, and also learn ... [Published Human Events Online - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

New report highlights government pork projects

at 12:27 PM CDTA new report from Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is highlighting the large amount of government pork projects.The National Institutes of Health spent $387,000 dollars to give Swedish massages to rabbits with a mechanical machine. $200,000 ... [Published Central illinois News Center - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 2 reports

He’ll be missed

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is leaving public office after this year. . He’s long been a leading voice against government waste. But he doesn’t just talk about waste. He actually tries to do something about it. His annual “Wastebook” has been required reading ... [Published Waterbury Republican American - Oct 23 2014]

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...a Democrat or a Republican administration — when you have this much money going out and this much stupidity on just 100 projects," Coburn said. "we need to make some major changes, and it's not happening."

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Loophole: Suspected Nazis Still Collecting Soci... [Published Townhall's Featured Blog - 7 hours ago]
Candidate to have dinner with voters [Published Muskogee Phoenix - 14 hours ago]
Notable & Quotable: Your Tax Dollars at Work - WSJ [Published DailyMe.Com - 15 hours ago]
EDITORIAL: Washington 'Wastebook' refutes 'cut ... [Published Washington Times - 17 hours ago]
Government Gold-Plating [Published Cato Institute - 18 hours ago]
Why we should stop paying fed employees not to ... [Published Times Dispatch - 19 hours ago]
Sen. Tom Coburn Releases 5th Annual 'Wastebook' [Published News 9 - 20 hours ago]
"Wasteful spending" report highlights odd place... [Published WAAY-TV - 22 hours ago]
Government Gold-Plating [Published Cato @ Liberty - 22 hours ago]
New report urges sweeping change to end-of-life... [Published Managed Healthcare Executive - 23 hours ago]
Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want yo... [Published Full Text Reports... - Oct 24 2014]
Report: Fox News Is Too Negative For Jeb Bush [Published Talking Points Memo - Oct 24 2014]
Tom Coburn highlights ridiculous government spe... [Published MuskegonPundit - Oct 24 2014]
Congress Says NIH Should Have Spent Money on Eb... [Published National Journal - Oct 24 2014]
KEVIN WILSON: Practicing what they preach [Published Neosho Daily News - Oct 24 2014]
UPDATE: 'Pragmatic' Shelby seen helming Senate ... [Published Morningstar.com - Oct 24 2014]
A friend on Wastebook [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 24 2014]
Hondo’s big on Giants [Published New York Post - Oct 24 2014]
Kass: Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes [Published Chicago Tribune - Oct 24 2014]
What do the missile defense system, mountain li... [Published Government Technology US - Oct 24 2014]
Fix the U.S. postal service: Column [Published USA Today - Oct 23 2014]
Fiscal Warrior Coburn’s Parting Shots at Washin... [Published The Fiscal Times - Oct 23 2014]
Culture of Corruption: When an Inspector Genera... [Published Human Events Online - Oct 23 2014]
Wastebook 2014: The government spent how much..... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Oct 23 2014]
Late Night Funny: Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Government... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Oct 23 2014]
Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn’t Want Yo... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Oct 23 2014]
Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want Yo... [Published SWJ Blog - Oct 23 2014]
Sen. Coburn’s Final 2014 Wastebook is Funny, Sa... [Published New American - Oct 23 2014]
USAID Accused of Doctoring Audits Before Releas... [Published NewsMax.com - Oct 23 2014]
Do Stoners Come Up With Government-Funded Resea... [Published Government Executive - Oct 23 2014]
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Loophole: Suspected Nazis Still Collecting Soci... [Published Townhall's Featured Blog - 7 hours ago]
There’s Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual “waste book,” which evinces all the ridiculous ways taxpayers are hosed every year, and then there’s this.... ...
Government Gold-Plating [Published Cato @ Liberty - 22 hours ago]
Steve H. Hanke Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government’s gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase ...
Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want yo... [Published Full Text Reports... - Oct 24 2014]
Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read. Source: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s ...
Tom Coburn highlights ridiculous government spe... [Published MuskegonPundit - Oct 24 2014]
Tom Coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in final Wastebook - Washington Times This year’s Wastebook does not show the $5,210 that the State Department tried to spend on a blowup, human-size foosball field for an embassy in Belize. ...Leading ...
Late Night Funny: Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Government... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Oct 23 2014]
On Wednesday night, comedian Jimmy Kimmel used Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) annual Wastebook as an opportunity to mock the federal government’s continued waste of taxpayer dollars. The ABC late night host hilariously asked his audience if they could “tell ...
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Don’t Bring a Tank to Pumpkin Fest [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 15 2014]
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