Tom Cole

Congresswoman Kendra Horn and Congressman Tom Cole are going under self-quarantine.

In a press release, Horn says she is moving forward with this two-week precaution after contact with Utah Representative Ben McAdams who tested positive for COVID-19. Cole says in his press release that he had contact with Florida Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, who has also tested postivie for COVID-19.

Horn and Cole both say they are not showing any symptoms of illness, but are self-quarantining on the advice of the House of Representatives Attending Physician.


Cherokee Nation announced its intention to send a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 17, 2019. Since then, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says he has met with a handful of lawmakers in Washington D.C., including Oklahoma Representatives Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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David Greene talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the House vote Tuesday on a resolution to end the president's national emergency declaration. NPR's Tamara Keith weighs in on the issue.

This question came up again and again Tuesday during an at-times heated hearing of the Senate's education committee: Does the law allow schools to use federal money to arm teachers?

The federal money in question comes from Title IV of the big, k-12 federal education law known as The Every Student Succeeds Act. It's a billion-dollar pot intended for what the law calls "student support and academic enrichment."

The Life And Legacy Of John McCain

Aug 27, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Tributes from around the country and the world are pouring in for Sen. John McCain. We’ll look at his remarkable life, courage and message for America.


McKay Coppins, staff writer for The Atlantic. (@mckaycoppins)

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Tuesday's primary election in New Mexico moved the country one step closer to putting the first Native-American woman in Congress.

Deb Haaland won the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's heavily Democratic 1st district. The former state party chair beat two other candidates. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe.

In her victory speech Tuesday night, Haaland said "New Mexico made history," adding that hers was a "victory for working people, a victory for women and a victory for everyone who has been sidelined by the billionaire class."

Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma talks with Scott Simon about the recent U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.