It's a fact. Republican Rep. Tom Cotton voted repeatedly against funding disaster aid accounts — not just the one vote for Hurricane Sandy aid to the Northeast for which he offered as an alibi other items in the appropriation measure.
John Lyon of the Arkansas News Bureau highlights Sen. Tom Cotton's ability to be malleable on principle when circumstances suit — this time on the $87 million in Arkansas corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin to subsidize its bid to build a military vehicle in Camden. /more/
Gov. Asa Hutchinson was joined by U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman at a Capitol news conference this morning to tout his legislation to issue $87 million in bonds for corporate welfare to lower Lockheed Martin's bid for a new generation of armored vehicles for the U.S. military. /more/
Democrats in the Senate today blocked a bill to give President Obama trade promotional authority — also called "fast track" authority — despite pressure from the White House. The failure of the bill complicates Obama's push to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership. /more/
This week's Congressional vote on a big trade deal has created bizarre alliances: Ted Cruz plans to vote for giving the President greater authority, while Mike Huckabee and Elizabeth Warren both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership as currently written. /more/
Open line. Video news roundup. Tom Cotton reverts to childhood, calls out Iranian foreign minister. Religious freedom law brings argument against anti-abortion law. And how about that new prohibition on local ordinances that favor classes not covered by law. Could be trouble for the North Little Rock senior center. /more/
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton continues his bellicose ways with an interview in which he said bombing Iran's nuclear facilties would take only a few days and resemble President Clinton's order for strikes in Iraq in 1998. /more/
By the end of August, the 7,000 solar panels being installed in the parking lot of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock will be supplying enough sunny day energy to cut the hospital’s energy use by 30 to 40 percent.
Sen. Jason Rapert is the bogeyman Arkansas Democrats love to hate. Can political newcomer Tyler Pearson take down the incumbent? Pearson discussed pre-k and raising the state minimum wage at a campaign event today featuring Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
A legal expert says the statute of limitations had NOT expired when Springdale police dropped an investigation of child molestation in the Jim Bob Duggar home. And evidence emerges that the Duggars will get protective treatment from Fox News in Megyn Kelly's interview tomorrow. Surprise.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported over the weekend, though the Little Rock edition did not, that it had interviewed an unnamed church elder about Jim Bob and Josh Duggar's meeting with then-State Trooper Joseph Hutchens to report Josh Duggar's improper contact with girls in the Duggar household.