3 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Earlier today, the Senate voted on three amendments to the immigration bill. In a rare show of non-awful bipartisanship, on Tester 's amendment, which would modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials, passed unanimously 94 to 0. To require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing ... (more)
11 hrs ago | Arkansas Times
We noted yesterday that, as Republicans lob attacks on Planned Parenthood , Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford met with an official from the group on Friday to discuss their application to participate in the Affordable Care Act 's "guides" program.
The handful of Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014 in tough states have decided to embrace Obamacare, taking the opportunity of its implementation coinciding with the midterm elections to remind constituents of its benefits and to make sure they understand and can use them.
An effort to repeal Arkansas' plan to provide private insurance to thousands of low-income workers could complicate campaigns for both Republicans and Democrats next year, but the repeal proposal faces long odds and a tight deadline to even make it onto the 2014 ballot.
Sen. Mark Pryor met privately Wednesday with members of Sandy Hook Promise six months after 20 Connecticut school children were slaughtered in a five-minute burst of bullets.
Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are reinforcing their support for the overhaul even as Republicans intensify their criticism.
With the exception of Fort Smith, five of the six metro areas covered in the Little Rock Zone of the Federal Reserve's St. Louis District showed improvement or flatline stability in the first quarter of 2013.
The Arkansas Keeping Families Together Campaign , a coalition of groups in favor of immigration reform, will hold a vigil tonight at First United Methodist downtown at 7 p.m. Organizers hope to demonstrate local support for the Senate immigration reform bill to Sen. Mark Pryor , who is in town this weekend.
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday fired back at Sen. Charles Schumer for knocking his campaign to oust even Democrats who vote against new gun-control laws.
Michael Bloomberg has to ask himself that question every day, people. He has a dual identity, like an action hero.
Gun violence survivors, faith leaders, veterans, gun-owners and concerned citizens will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action at events in 10 states June 14 to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School.
A key centrist Democrat said Thursday he was leaning toward voting for the Senate immigration bill, suggesting the legislation could carry the support of nearly the entire Democratic caucus.
Territorial Gov. John Pope characterized it as "a terrified truculence toward new ideas from outside."