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Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics returns from the summer hiatus as KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the call by Governor Fallin for a Special Session on September 25th after the unconstitutional ruling against the $1.50 fee per pack of cigarettes left a $215M hole in the budget, Oklahoma's junior Senator shows support for DACA after an announcement from President Trump to end the program and Congressman Jim Bridenstine gets bipartisan criticism over his appointment to head NASA.

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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.

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Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he's disappointed that the health care vote failed. His state has only one insurer available to Oklahomans on the exchange, and premiums have increased an average of 76 percent.

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In light of Friday's meeting between President Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford on the state of U.S.-Russian diplomacy.

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Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford chastised Donald Trump today, after the President took to Twitter this morning to call two TV hosts names and hurl personal insults at them.

Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for criticizing him on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." Among other things, Trump called her “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and him “Psycho Joe.”

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With a vote scheduled for Thursday in the U.S. House, it's down to the wire for the American Health Care Act, the Republican-authored bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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