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1 hr ago | Lucianne.com

Poll: Just 18% of conservativeswant Jeb Bush to run in 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a 2016 presidential bid, does not have the support of his partyA s base, with just one in four Republicans eager for him to run and an even worse 18 percent of self-identified conservatives backing his bid.

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Related Topix: Jeb Bush, Florida, Florida Government, Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Poll shows Pryor leading Cotton; McConnell and Hagan in tight races

A new round of polling in four states central to the battle for the Senate majority shows Sen. Mark Pryor with a clear lead over Rep. Tom Cotton and a trio of other incumbents in competitive contests.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitch McConnell

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Arkansas Times

Injunction sought in voter ID lawsuit

A request for a preliminary injunction was filed today in the lawsuit challenging the state's new voter ID law as an unconstitutional impairment on the right to vote in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US News, Prison, ACLU, US Supreme Court

Daily Kos

Arkansas' Medicaid enrolled almost 70 percent of eligible residents

About 225,000 Arkansans are too poor to qualify for a subsidy to buy health insurance on the exchange, and too "wealthy" to qualify for the state's traditional Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Star Tribune

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Arkansas, Barack Obama

Arkansas Times

Enrollment in Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace at 44,665

Through yesterday, almost 45,000 Arkansans have selected plans on the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace , the new marketplace created by Obamacare , according to information released today by the Arkansas Insurance Department .

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

Arkansas Times

UAMS names new head of myeloma center

UAMS announced today tha t Dr. Gareth Morgan , a British researcher, had been named director of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy .

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, Genetics, Medicine, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

Common Core: Republicans again use a reviled president to work polarization magic

Times columnist Ernest Dumas this week explains roots of the growing controversy over Common Core school curriculum standards, yet another conservative Republican idea - like the Affordable Care Act - that Republicans have attacked by attaching President Obama's name to it.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, Barack Obama, George Bush

Hispanic Business

3 Best Credit Consolidation Loan Companies in Arkansas As Reported By BestDebtConsolidationLoans.org.

The website BestDebtConsolidationLoans.org recently did an independent review of the debt consolidation loan programs available to the residents of .

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Ark. workers to help wire rural Guatemala villages

A group of 15 linemen from electric cooperatives across Arkansas have returned home after spending nearly a month in Guatemala where they helped bring electricity to remote villages in the Central American country.

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The City Wire

Hodges, Wallace compete to carry GOP flag for House District 96

One of the few races garnering attention in the run up to the May 20 primary is the race for House District 96. The race pits Republicans Grant Hodges and Damon Wallace against each other in the largely rural Benton County District.

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Related Topix: Tax, Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law

Arkansas Times

More than 150,000 have gained coverage under private option; DHS releases demographic information

Through March 31, 155,567 Arkansans have been deemed eligible and gained coverage under the private option , the state's unique plan which uses Medicaid funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income Arkansans .

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Daily Kos

A portrait of a Republican Senate candidate in Obamacare denial

House Republicans have been busy trying to prove that Obamacare isn't really working and that all those enrollments can't possibly real.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Liberal Political News

Arkansas Times

Legal challenge planned on frackers' tax break

While I was away, the Arkansas Public Law Center. on whose board I sit, moved forward with plans for a legal challenge of the legislature's recent passage of a special tax break for a company that sells a chemical used in drilling for natural gas.

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

Daily Record

Behind the News

Most of the interesting races will be in November. Nevertheless, one historic change will take place on May 20, which is also when the state's judicial elections will be held.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Arkansas Times

The open line: Perils of deregulation and religious roots of a new charter school leader

The line is open on a glorious Easter Sunday. Some more recommended reading: * A LESSON FOR ARKANSAS : The rising Republican majority in Arkansas draws its talking points straight from the national playbook.

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

FOX16

Interstate 530 Improvements Starts Monday

Improvements to Interstate 530 will require a lane closure in Pine Bluff, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

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NWAonline

Commission To Arkansans: Feed Me

Addiction can be a horrible thing. Once one gets used to a certain level of whatever the addictive substance is, the appetite becomes insatiable.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate

The two men seeking the GOP nomination in the May 20th primary clashed over several issues at the debate held by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, US National Guard, US Military, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Arkansas Times

Mark Pryor campaign going after Tom Cotton on Medicare cuts

David Catanese has a story up today in U.S. News and World Report looking at Democratic candidates going after their Republican opponents for their support of the Ryan budget , accusing them of seeking to voucherize Medicare and cut benefits for seniors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Medicare, Health, Arkansas

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