Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 17:29:00

The No Good Nine Edition

The no-good nine and Nate Bell who’re working to destroy the private option, Gilbert Baker’s fundraising for Republicans, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin’s entrance into the lieutenant governor's race and the growing support for marriage equality across the country

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:55:00

The Valentine's Day open line: Tom Cotton on love; Dumas on a way around the private option impasse

The week is over and the line is open. Some final notes include a college esssay on love by Rep. Tom Cotton and more on the historical case that a 75 percent vote for appropriation bills isn't necessary.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:44:00

Writers argue that the battle for marriage equality has been won

Here's an interesting though from writers in Slate: It's just a matter of time.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:32:00

Judge grants separate trials for charges facing former treasurer Martha Shoffner

Federal Judge Leon Holmes today granted a defense motion to separate two groups of charges filed against former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:04:00

Mark Pryor rips opponent Tom Cotton on Medicare record

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor gathered 12 Arkansas older people around him today to blast Republican Rep. Tom Cotton's record on Medicare.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 13:36:00

Judge strikes down state's new effort to make execution method legal

David Goins of Fox 16 Tweets the breaking news that a Pulaski circuit judge has struck down the state's new lethal injection law because it gives too much to discretion to the Correction Department in application.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:55:14

Ethics and the Tea Party 9: Missy Irvin rakes in lobby cash during session

Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View, one of the Tea Party 9 intent on undoing Medicaid expansion and throwing 100,000 Arkansans off their new health insurance, lives a comfortable life on her own time.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 09:54:00

Republican to announce for Pulaski County judge

Steve Teske, a Lutheran pastor in Alexander and an archive assistant at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, dropped boy today to deliver a news release that he'll announce next week as a Republican candidate for Pulaski County judge.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 07:08:00

Washington D.C. comes to Little Rock in minority blockade of Medicaid spending

That's not the Potomac you can view rolling by from upper floor windows (and the rooftop, if you're a favored Republican) of the Arkansas State Capitol.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 06:38:00

Morning report: Marriage equality, jobless benefits, climate change, police shooting

A federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, a ban the attorney general there declined to defend.

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