• By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language. Our language allows us to pass along traditional Cherokee knowledge and values to our children and grandchildren. That is why I am so proud that Cherokee …

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The United States was built on the right to life. Our founding fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights: the Right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

  • By Dalton Dean For CNHI News Service

I am in a darkened movie theatre in Washington D. C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It’s a long way from the Ioka in Exeter, New Hampshire, where the upholstery had seen better days and the screen was little more than a mottled suggestion. Everything here is plush: fully reclining assigned seats…

WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized a rule allowing patients’ substance abuse records to be shared for billing and operational purposes:

Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin placing SQ 788 regarding medical cannabis on the primary election ballot: "I am gratified to know that SQ 788 will be put before the people of…

  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoreprogress.com

Any conscious efforts to spread peace and joy and land on Santa's Nice List seems to wear off the day after Christmas.

  • Dave Ruthenberg Enid News & Eagle

Hey, did you hear the news about the many accomplishments turned in by the Trump administration in its first year in office? You know, from a booming national economy to respect globally, the signs are everywhere. You couldn't have missed it right? Unless, of course, you have been relying up…

  • Submitted by Verdigris Public Schools

Over the past twenty years, Verdigris Schools has experienced significant growth in both population and needs. Our community has been very supportive with the passage of three large series bonds: $7.5 million in 1997, $6.3 million in 2006, and $7.9 million in 2014. The 2014 bond issue passed…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

If you’ve been watching cable news in the past few weeks, it’s likely you have heard about what networks are calling Congress’ settlement ‘slush fund.’ Misleading reports are spreading false information that a taxpayer funded $17.1 million has been paid out to settle cases of sexual harassme…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The holiday of Thanksgiving is most often associated with the delicious meal that comes along with a day of family and friends gathered together in late fall. But somewhere between the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie is the true story of Thanksgiving. It is a story of peace amidst conflict…

  • Tom Fink

Whether you like white meat or dark meat, drumsticks, breast, or thigh, whether you call it stuffing or dressing (although if you call it dressing, you’re probably wrong -- I’ve never seen a box of “Stove Top Dressing”), Thanksgiving is a time for and friends and family to come together over dinner for a time of togetherness and thankfulness.

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Veterans Day is a time to remember, honor, and celebrate the men and women who have served in our military. When I think of veterans who set an example for me, I always think of my papa, Kenneth ‘Cowboy’ Morris. My papa used to tell me about his stories, the friends he made, and what it was …

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  • Tom Fink

Spring forward, fall back, spring forward, fall back, spring forward fall back.

In addition to it being my daily workout regime, it’s also is the rule of thumb with regards to daylight savings time.

House Speaker Charles McCall said today he was pleased the House of Representatives voted to increase the gross production tax rate on over 6,600 oil and gas wells, providing much needed funding to help fill the budget hole and increase teacher pay.

  • Tom Fink

Once upon a Tuesday coolish, while I pondered, bored and foolish,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —

While I nodded, nearly sleeping, suddenly there came a beeping,

As of some one gently creeping, creeping at my Facebook’s messenger inbox door,

“’Tis some spam,” I muttered, “creeping at my inbox door —

Only this and nothing more.”

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

The Cherokee Nation’s Indian Child Welfare team has launched a new initiative to recruit foster and adoptive parents, as well as collect some of the vital items needed for children in need. “Chosen One” is a contest featuring Cherokee Nation citizens the ICW staff has selected. These "chosen…

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  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoreprogress.com

I logged on to Facebook this morning to see a trend among the women on my friend's list.

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  • By ARA GREGOIRE agregoire@claremoreprogress.com

My family isn’t the greatest about expressing things. We are a family of ‘fixers’ and ‘doers’, not ‘feelers’ and ‘talkers’. Given this fact, it was no surprise that when my mother, Sally McCurry, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, the call I received was short and to the point. I was …

WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after Republicans rolled out their unified framework for tax reform. The framework provides a concrete path forward to relieve American families and businesses from the enormous tax burden they currently shoulder.

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

With such a large population across the globe, it is important we keep all Cherokees as informed and up to date as we can. The value of staying connected is especially important when the Cherokee Nation is involved in high-profile national efforts like the hurricane relief efforts in south Texas.

  • With Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor

For the past 3 years the Cherokee Nation has offered Cherokee citizens age 60 and older the opportunity to gather and learn more about how the Cherokee Nation can help keep their golden years golden.

  • Tom Fink

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

In the wake of one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the United States, Oklahoma’s neighbor to the south is facing tragic flooding, property damage, and trying times. Although facing a catastrophe of a different kind, the Oklahoma Standard is the promise we made years ago to take ca…

  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoredailyprogress.com

When it comes to self-improvement, there's something people don't seem to talk about—it's not just about you.

  • BY CYDNEY BARON

Careful the things you say, children will listen.

State Senator Micheal Bergstrom joined Congressman Markwayne Mullin and Representative Josh West as panelists for the Northeast Board of Realtors’ meeting held Tuesday, August 22 in Grove.  They were invited by ReMax Grand Lake owner and broker, Chuck Perry to weigh in on state and federal i…

  • By Senator James Lankford

Last weekend’s events in Virginia continue to reverberate across the nation and Oklahoma. In 2017, it’s hard for many Americans to believe there could be a rally involving white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klansmen. As a nation, we have made so much progress on race since the days o…

  • By Congressman Markwayne Mullin

The conversation happening in our nation in light of recent events is more about political correctness than the issue at hand. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and terrorists are bad people. The ideals of these groups are in opposition to everything our nation stands for and everything that ho…

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2), praised President Trump’s signing of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation includes an Inhofe and…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

If you’ve ever been to the Cherokee National Holiday, I don’t need to convince you that it’s one of the most energetic and spirited weekends to spend in Tahlequah, the capital city of the Cherokee Nation. Every Labor Day weekend, the community bustles with more than 100,000 visitors moving b…

  • By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Cherokees have long had origin stories to explain natural phenomena that happen in the world, including in the water, the earth and the sky. As we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, we are teaming with NASA for an exceptional opportunity to revive a Cherokee story that explains why the …

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