Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, touts today a web video that illustrates a key difference with Republican incumbent Sen. John Boozman: Money in politics.
* The $3 million in PAC contributions Boozman has received as a candidate.
* Boozman's vote against the Disclose Act, which would require disclosure of sources of money spent by independent political groups.
* Boozman's refusal to join efforts to repeal Citizens United, which opened the floodgates on corporate spending in political races.
Eldridge said he'd vote to overturn Citizens United and to end secret dark money spending in political races. "No one is going to buy me," he says.
Money in politics? Republicans think it's more important to shut down the Clinton Foundation, lest money spent by corporate interests finds its way to charitable use. For Boozman, dark money charity begins at home. And he wants to keep it that way.
The U.S. Senate voted early this morning on a resolution aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but did so without providing a clue about what type of replacement, if any, the Republican Congress plans to the millions who've received benefits under the law. /more/
It is a habit one must stop, opening the papers and online journals each morning looking desperately for solace from a whole year's unrelieved manifestations of hate arising from religious, racial, ethnic or simple cultural differences. /more/
Sen. John Boozman is our hypocrite of the week (month, maybe) for saying it's time for Democrats to unite behind Donald Trump. A Republican senator. Who joined the Republican junta that vowed for eight years to make sure President Obama achieved nothing. /more/
Republican members of Congress from Arkansas tell unaccompanied immigrant children to go to hell, or at least to California, rather than being sheltered temporarily in Arkansas. Talk about a war on the Christmas spirit. /more/
Conner Eldridge, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today announced his support for Issue 6, the constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for treatment of certain medical conditions. /more/
Democrat Conner Eldridge finally got his one debate with Republican U.S. Senator John Boozman today on AETN (along with Libertarian Frank Gilbert) and it was mostly an hour of well-worn talking points. /more/
Enough with the men — particularly Arkansans in Congress — who invoke their female relatives when they deplore Donald Trump's sexist remarks. Consider it in context of their votes on women's issues and the paternalism implicit in such responses. /more/
Donald Trump Friday night signed an executive order directing government to scale back Obamacare to the extent possible. Though the signing was mostly symbolic, it likely has implications for Arkansas.
They've had a forum in Fayetteville today on Rep. Charlie Collins' fervent desire to force more pistol-packing people onto the campus at the University of Arkansas (and every other college in Arkansas.) He got an earful from opponents.
Check out the trailer for "Shelter," the Renaud Bros. new feature-length documentary about homeless teens navigating life on the streets of New Orleans with the help of Covenant House, the longstanding French Quarter shelter for homeless kids.
"Why do you guys not care about your community? You’re tearing it down, not building it up, especially in the black community … It’s just a simple question — do you care?" one mother asked the superintendent. "Ma’am, I do care deeply about this district, and I do believe wholeheartedly we are making a better district every day," Poore replied.
Treasurer Dennis Milligan today announced he has accepted the resignation of Hunter Hatcher, an Outreach Coordinator for the Treasurer's office. Hatcher publicly stated on social media that because Donald Trump was taking office, "Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos," and also made derogatory comments (in the form of lame jokes) regarding the role of women.
Rep. Andy Mayberry's bill to ban dilation and evacuation, the safest abortion procedure in the second trimester (used in 95 percent of all second-trimester abortions in the United States), easily passed in the House today 78-10, with 10 not voting and 2 voting present.