How to get proper authorization for streaming API?


I am writing some python code where I want access the streaming API. I have been able to access the RESTful API. I have my OAUTH_TOKEN and OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET, which I used for the RESTful API access. For the streaming API, I am not sure if I need to pass additional OAUTH parameters as when I try right now I get error 401, which means unauthorized. I tried:

x = requests.get(url=“”, auth=oauth)

I’ve defined oauth as:
oauth = OAuth1(CONSUMER_KEY,

I did see a page on the dev site for authorizing a request and it passes several parameters. Any help/pointers for how I can proceed is greatly appreciated. I am not a full-time programmer, but I am learning python as much as I can on the fly by reading various web pages online.