On today's news wrapup: Sen. Jason Rapert's resolution to endorse discrimination, Mike Huckabee's insane comparison of the drive to same-sex marriage to Nazi Germany, Mike Maggio in front of the the Ethics Commission and more.
Alice Stewart, the former Little Rock TV reporter who went on to a career as spokesperson
for a string of Republican politicians, announced on Twitter yesterday that she'd taken a job as a political commentator in Washington for CNN. /more/
Mike Huckabee, the former governor, won't be speaking at the Republican National Convention after all. He opted instead for his paid gig as a commentator for Fox News, which said he couldn't be a convention speaker and paid commentator at the same time. /more/
OK, Sen. Tom Cotton, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and former Gov. Mike Huckabee aren't afraid of damaging their reputations unduly by appearing as speakers at the Republican National Convention to affirm Donald Trump's nomination for president. But will they be afraid to avail themselves of restroom facilities in Cleveland? /more/
Former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio of Conway today filed his argument for overturning his bribery conviction for reducing a $5.2 million verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million in return for campaign contributions. /more/
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
Even the anti-gay Duggar family has a gay relative. Though they may not be touched, it's an example of why attitudes are changing so rapidly. It's hard to fear and loathe people you know, as opposed to those you don't know.