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56 min ago | Washington Times

Roundup of Arkansas editorials

The Environmental Protection Agency, the arm of government that makes rules governing our actions in this arena, is trying to impose new restrictions on power companies that would cut carbon dioxide emission 30 percent by 2020. The goal is worthy.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US Politics, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Arkansas, Opinion

5 hrs ago | The Courier

Register to vote by Oct. 5

We are rapidly approaching an important deadline in Arkansas. Oct. 5 is the last day you can register to vote and still cast a ballot in the November general election.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Prison

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Mike Huckabee leads in Iowa, that shows what's wrong with Iowa caucuses

Polling presidential races more than two years before Election Day is, as I've noted several times in the past, usually not nearly as important as the media organizations that publicize the polls make them out to be. Nobody has actually entered the presidential race on either side of the ticket, many of the potential candidates are people that, notwithstanding their constant appearances on cable news networks, are largely unknown to voters on the ground, and there's been virtually no real campaigning of any kind.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida, Florida Government

Daily Record

Behind the News

Arkansas voters will apparently face five ballot issues in the Nov. 4 general election. That's apparently because a lawsuit has been filed questioning the legitimacy of one issue, and its outcome could affect another.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Times

Arkansas submits amendments to private option for federal approval

Arkansas today submitted proposed amendments to the private option for federal approval. In order to pursue the private option - the state's unique version of Medicaid expansion which uses Medicaid funds to purchased private health insurance for low-income Arkansans - the state first had to secure approval for what's known as an 1115 waiver, a waiver of federal Medicaid rules allowing the state to experiment with a new approach.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, US News

SFGate

Arkansas requests changes to 'private option'

Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services on Monday submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Science / Technology

National Review Online

Joel Gehrke: Huck: I'm Better than the Others

In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he's unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. "If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor prior to somebody having only had legislative experience, which I think is fundamentally different in the manner in which one serves," Huckabee said after describing what it takes to be a commander-in-chief.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Texas Government, Texas, Senator Marco Rubio

Salon

Mike Huckabee predicts "Sons of Ishmael" will lose battle for Middle East

Speaking at the far-right Christian group Focus on the Family's "Star Spangled Sunday" event this past weekend, former Arkansas governor and potential future presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tried to rally his fellow Christian conservatives to keep the faith and trust that God will ensure "the Sons of Isaac" defeat "the Sons of Ishmael" in the battle for control of the Middle East. Concluding his address before an audience that, if he were to run for president, would comprise much of his base, Huckabee compared the fate of the Middle East to that of his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks , whose rebroadcasts of men's basketball games he'd watch late at night despite already knowing the outcome.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

French Hill at last makes it clear: He is dodging minimum wage question

J. French Hill , the 9th-generation Arkansan and millionaire banker, made it clear over the weekend that he does not yet have a position on the ballot initiative to raise the Arkansas minimum wage , currently paying $13,000 a year for a full-time worker who takes no vacation. That's a little bit more than a quarter of the $46,000 it takes to join the Country Club of Little Rock, where French Hill plays golf and about double yearly club dues of $6,600 Hill's record on the minimum wage continues to evolve and devolve: June 8, he told KUAR he opposed both a state and federal minimum wage increase.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Tim Griffin

Arkansas Times

The big-dollar broadband battle

The heavyweight fight over delivery of broadband computer service continues. Late last week, FASTERArkansas , the Walton-financed lobby group, began the TV advertising above for its push to repeal a limiting state law so that public school districts could hook into the existing computer network that serves Arkansas colleges and universities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arkansas, Representative Tom Cotton, Little Rock, AR, Johnson, AR, University of Arkansas

Sun Sep 14, 2014

FOX16

Hundreds of Disabled Gather at Capitol Building

Hundreds of disabled Arkansans and members of nationwide organization called ADAPT marched up Broadway to the capitol steps Sunday afternoon. Supporters argue the plan will increase federal funding that in return decreases state funding.

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Townhall

Poll: Huckabee Clear Favorite in Iowa | Daniel Doherty

Two things are worth noting in the CNN/ORC survey released Friday vis-A -vis the 2016 presidential sweepstakes: Hillary Clinton, who is gearing up to head to the Hawkeye State as I write this , is leaps and bounds ahead of her fellow Democrats; and former Gov. Mike Huckabee is leading all of his presumed GOP rivals by double digits : According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, Joe Biden

Outside the Beltway

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What's Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

Polling Presidential races more than two years before Election Day is, as I've noted several times in the past, usually not nearly as important as the media organizations that publicize the polls make them out to be. Nobody has actually entered the Presidential race on either side of the ticket, many of the potential candidates are people that, notwithstanding their constant appearances on cable news networks, are largely unknown to voters on the ground, and there's been virtually no real campaigning of any kind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida, Florida Government, Chris Christie, US Governors

WLOS

Conservative leaders mark US anthem from NC church

National figures in politics and evangelical Christianity descend on Charlotte for an event linking churches around the country by streaming video. The Sunday evening event from the First Baptist Church of Charlotte is designed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the British attack on Baltimore that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Arkansas

Sat Sep 13, 2014

FOX16

Possible Virus Crossing into the Natural State

Doctors in Arkansas are on the look out for patients that may be presenting symptoms of the Enterovirus D 86. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, they recently sent three samples to the CDC to test for Enterovirus D86.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Washington Post

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

"You worked hard all your life. You paid into Social Security. You counted on it being there - for you.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas

Deltafarmpress

Arkansas soybeans headed for another good year

Arkansas' soybean farmers could be on their way to breaking the statewide yield record of 46 bushels an acre, the University of Arkansas' Jeremy Ross says. That's what USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service projected in the September Crop Production Report it released Thursday , and Dr. Ross, Extension soybean agronomist for Arkansas, isn't finding much room for argument.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, University of Arkansas, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Parmalee to Perform "Close Your Eyes" with Mike Huckabee During Saturday Nigh...

Parmalee is set to perform their latest hit, "Close Your Eyes," on FOX News's Huckabee Saturday night at 8 ET. The guys also will be joined by the host, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee , on bass for the performance.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Arkansas Times

Anti-abortion groups endorse Asa Hutchinson

It's hardly a surprise that the national and Arkansas "Right to Life" groups have endorsed Asa Hutchinson . He not only opposes abortion , he supports the unconstitutional 12- and 20-week abortion bans by the Arkansas legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Abortion, Mike Ross, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Arkansas

The Washington Post

The country is shifting right and looking for a strong commander in chief

A variety of data points suggest that while Republicans are riding a wave of anti-Obama opinion, the collapse of President Obama's foreign policy and international chaos are shifting the electorate toward pro-defense candidates who can reassure a nervous public. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 6. We have seen the data showing that the GOP now holds a double-digit lead over Democrats on national security, while the president's standing on national security has plunged to the low 30s.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Iowa

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