Coburn's Platform:

Sources tell HUMAN EVENTS that newly elected Sen. Tom Coburn (R.-Okla.) will have the perfect platform for causing trouble in the 109th Congress. He will sit on the Judiciary and Governmental Affairs committees, chaired by moderates Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) and Susan Collins (R.-Maine), respectively. Sen. Sam Brownback (R.-Kan.) will join Coburn on Judiciary, replacing conservative Sen. Larry Craig (R.-Idaho), ensuring that all members besides Specter are strong social conservatives.