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President Obama’s Iran Deal Falls Woefully Short

Aug 5, 2015

“This deal is not built on trust. It is built on verification.” — President Barack Obama

This is how the president characterized and defended his recent agreement with Iran to delay the country’s nuclear development program. The deal today looks much different than the president’s originally stated mission to outright prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately this latest agreement is nothing more than a speed bump in Iran’s long march toward an atomic bomb.

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Never Forget

Sep 11, 2014

Thirteen years ago, our nation suffered one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in modern history. The lives of thousands of innocent Americans were suddenly taken by an evil we did not yet fully understand.

September 11th was a sobering moment for the entire country. When it finally hit home, it came as a complete shock.

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One Step Closer to the Truth on Benghazi

May 9, 2014

It has been almost two years since the horrific Benghazi terrorist attack occurred, taking the lives of four innocent, brave Americans; however we continue to seek answers from the Administration on what took place that day.

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Inviting Third District Students to Apply for U.S. Service Academies

Apr 25, 2014

As the Congressman representing Oklahoma’s Third District, it is always a privilege to invite young men and women to apply for the United States service academies. Each year, I have the honor of nominating students from the district to attend the academies, and I am very pleased to announce this year’s application process has begun.

Filed under: Constituent Services, Economy, Foreign Affairs, General

Crisis in Ukraine

Mar 27, 2014

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia signed a treaty that delineated its borders with former soviet states and defined the terms of their future relationship with Russia. Last February, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a longtime dictator with pro-Russian opinions, fled the country due to mass protests regarding citizen disagreements about the direction of the country. Shortly thereafter, a new president was designated to restore a sense of democracy and represent their interests on the international level.

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President Obama is Demonstrating Poor Leadership on Syria

Sep 20, 2013

In early September, President Obama announced that he would seek Congressional approval for the United States to use military force in Syria in retaliation to the chemical attack the Assad regime inflicted on hundreds of thousands of Syrians.

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Americans Deserve the Truth on Benghazi

May 17, 2013

By: Congressman Frank Lucas

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Strategy Shift in Iraq Shows Significant Progress in War on Terror

Aug 20, 2010

Due to the great progress made by our brave men and women on the front lines, President Obama has announced the US mission in Iraq will shift from a combat role to an advisory and assistance mission for the Iraqi government and its security forces beginning August 31, 2010 and continuing for the next 17 months.

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President Obama Must Not Waive Iran Sanctions

Jun 24, 2010

The extremist regime in Iran oppresses their people, supports terrorists and terror organizations, and poses a daily threat to the safety and security of the American people.  For these reasons, and many more, the United States cannot stand idly by and allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. 

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Remembering Tiananmen Square

Jun 4, 2009

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, known in China as The June Fourth Incident.  Following seven weeks of protests by Chinese citizens in Beijing who opposed the authoritarian rule of their government, the Chinese Liberation Army rolled in to Tiananmen Square with tanks and armed soldiers and began an assault on the protestors.  The complete death toll is unknown.  The Chinese government claims only 241 people, including soldiers, were killed; however the Red Cross estimates a number closer to 2,600.  While some media coverage of the protests were initially al

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