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Forget Arnold. Obama "seeking help" from Senator Coburn is more troublesome
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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama often says he will be a candidate that will bring both parties together and Saturday he named a few of the Republicans he would reach out to if elected.

There are some very capable Republicans who I have a great deal of respect for, Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. The opportunities are there to create a more effective relationship between parties.

Among the Republicans he would seek help from are Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana, John Warner of Virginia and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Obama said....

I would also seek out people like Tom Coburn, who is probably the most conservative member of the U.S. Senate. He has become a friend of mine.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=0...

COBURN:
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives.
Voted YES on banning 'partial-birth abortions'.
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion.
Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration.
Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions.
Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore.
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC.
Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning.
Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR.
Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas.
Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%).
Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol.
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D.
Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report.
Voted NO on preserving habeus corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (
Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods.
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision.
Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing.
Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25.
'We didn't go to Iraq for WMD's.'
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008.
Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007.
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