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January 21, 2014

Margaret Carlson: Coburn leaves a lonely place lonelier

You knew what might be coming when Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., announced in November that he had a recurrence of cancer. He managed for a long time with a triple threat – colon and prostate cancer and a benign brain tumor. He announced last week that he will leave at the end of this congressional session to spend the time he has left with his three children and seven grandchildren. It may be one of the only times when a politician says he wants to spend more time with his family and we know it is utterly the truth.

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