Cotton responded, "I'm confident that with a Republican president and a Republican Congress, America will be safer and more prosperous." He reiterated his endorsement of Trump: "I still believe that Donald Trump with a Republican Congress would be best for America."
Cotton did say that Trump "would be well-advised to get back to the issues Americans actually care about, not going off on tangents and offending some of the people who have sacrificed the most for this country," adding, "Donald's an unconventional candidate in an unconventional year."
Brock asked Cotton whether he was proud that Trump was his party's nominee. Cotton laughed. Then he repeated his previous talking points ("of the candidates that we have, Donald Trump is the best choice...to keep this country safe and to make us prosperous").
Finally Cotton was asked a question we've suggested: is there anything that Trump could do that would cause Cotton to rescind his endorsement. Cotton replied that he had a lot of disagreements with Trump, but in the end, he was going to back the Republican nominee.
Widely criticized for steadfastly refusing during the final president debate to say he'd accept the outcome of the election, Donald Trump showed no remorse today. By the way: He lost another debate last night. Big. /more/
Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie has provided the monthly report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on enrollment in the Medicaid expansion program enabled by the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. /more/
Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced that she'll run for re-election in 2018 and told reporters at AP and the Democrat-Gazette that she'll file her first campaign finance report today. It's not on file yet. /more/
The Trump campaign, both the candidate himself and running mate Mike Pence, are endeavoring to make the Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign e-mail the dominant theme in the remaining days of the campaign. The Washington Post explains how they are doing so inaccurately (dishonestly). /more/
The Economist was among the publications encouraged to follow U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton around Iowa earlier this week as he campaigned for Iowa Republicans and himself as a 2020 presidential candidate. Precious little was said about this year's presidential nominee. /more/
Twenty-four hours after meddling in President Obama's talks with Iran, hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton scheduled an off-the-record meeting with defense contractors, who'd be happy to supply goods for U.S. armed incursions in the Middle East.
The National Education Policy Center, a Colorado-based institution that is frequently opposed to the so-called "reform" movement embodied by the Walton-financed Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, has issued its 2014 Bunkum Awards, which include a grand prize to the University of Arkansas for what it believes to be flawed research.
Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.
Glass artist Ed Pennebaker's 13-foot-tall sculpture of tall, multicolored glass panels was chosen for temporary installation in the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain in front of the Arkansas Arts Center.
Democratic Party Chair Vince Insalaco says Secretary of State Mark Martin should fire Deputy Secretary of State Joseph Wood because he's been using state time and office resources to run for county judge in Washington County.
Widely criticized for steadfastly refusing during the final president debate to say he'd accept the outcome of the election, Donald Trump showed no remorse today. By the way: He lost another debate last night. Big.
The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a DWI conviction in Sebastian County because the highway sobriety checkpoint was unconstitutionally operated. The decision set a standard for such checkpoints in the future.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.