1 hr ago
National Public Radio
Senate Democrats Plan All-Night Session On Climate
At least 28 senators were expected to participate in the dusk-to-dawn talkathon, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
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2 hrs ago
State Education Department sidesteps complaint about creationism
The state Education Department won't act on a complaint of teaching of religion by a charter school operator with schools in Arkansas.
6 hrs ago
Minimum wage votes helped Democrats in 2006. Will 2014 be a repeat?
Republicans blocking a minimum wage increase might want to reflect on what happened in 2006 : Republicans might have overcome those hurdles [war in Iraq and the botched response to Hurricane Katrina] in Missouri and Montana had it not been for the minimum wage issues there.
7 hrs ago
1,000 jobs forecast in Peco Foods new chicken processing venture in Northeast Arkansas
Gov. Mike Beebe joined officials of Peco Foods today to announce a $165 million chicken processing venture in Randolph and Clay Counties , a project that is said to hold the potential of 1,000 jobs.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal
Mark Pryor gets blistered by hometown newspaper
If you are looking for a canary in the mineshaft for the 2014 mid-term elections, pay attention to Arkansas.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Log Cabin Democrat
Filing period highlights Arkansas shift
With contested primaries for five statewide offices, two congressional seats and about two dozen legislative posts, Arkansas Republicans ended the filing period last week with a clear sign of how much the political landscape has changed in the state.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Democrats' push for minimum wage hike stalls in Senate
Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections .
Little Rock Air Force Base in line for 10 C-130Js
Reports have emerged that Little Rock Air Force Base is in line for a major infusion of the Air Force's most advanced cargo plane.
Don't Cut Medicare! say Senators
Seeking to protect a program roughly 50 million Americans rely on, a group of senators introduced legislation on Thursday to stave off cuts to Medicare.
NPR's Liberal Geography: Our Taxes pay for an outfit having ...
Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee , Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.
On Native GroundHOW Katrina and Its Aftermath Swept Away the G.O.P.
AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DENVER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2008 -- On the southernmost fringes of Democratic convention territory here, in a nondescript hotel dining room in suburban Douglas County, Colo., 17 miles from the downtown Pepsi Center where the convention's business is being conducted, 47 Arkansas delegates seemed to have a little ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
NH Gop - Shaheen Votes for Radical Obama Nominee Who Defended Unrepentant Cop Killer
Debo Adgebile was rejected in a 47-52 vote to become the next United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
The City Wire
Timothy Brooks confirmed as U.S. Federal Judge
Fayetteville attorney Timothy Brooks has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
$1M in ads to target Dems on Medicare
Seizing on proposed Medicare Advantage cuts, the right-leaning American Action Network will unveil a $1 million ad campaign on Friday against three vulnerable Democratic senators and six House Democrats.
Cotton: Senate Run Motivated by Desire to Protect Freedom
Republican Rep. Tom Cotton said a desire to protect America's freedom motivated him to run for Congress in Arkansas, not a sense of entitlement, as Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor claimed.
Arkansas auditor has received no payments from Mark Darr
The state auditor's office said it has not yet received payments from former Lt.
Democrats Turn To Social Security For Political Momentum
Increasingly anxious about the prospect of a difficult election year, Democratic candidates are already starting to take refuge in one of the party's most tried and true issues: Social Security.
Arkansas judicial nomination creeps to completion against Republican obstructionism
The U.S. Senate broke filibuster and today confirmed the presidential appointment of Timothy Brooks, a Fayetteville lawyer, to a federal district judgeship .
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Washington Monthly
Arkansas Realignment: End-Game in 2014?
The headline of a NBC preview of the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas by Kasie Hunt and Ben Mayer asks the right question: "Can a Democrat Still Be Elected in Arkansas?" The piece goes on to spend a lot of time talking about the individual pros and cons of incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor and GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton.
Senator Hit for Saying Foe - a Decorated Vet - Has 'Sense of Entitlement'
Republicans and a veterans group have pounced on a comment by Arkansas Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor that his Republican opponent feels a "sense of entitlement" because he served in the military.