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Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 08:57:00

Tom Cotton: Too extreme even for reddening Arkansas

New video from the Mark Pryor campaign underscores the potential local impact of Republican Rep. Tom Cotton's multiple votes against disaster aid funding,

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 08:44:00

Statewide alcohol vote and minimum wage petitions filed

Petitions for statewide votes on state alcohol sales and an increase in the minimum wage were filed Monday with the Arkansas secretary of state. Medical marijuana initiatives won't make the ballot, backers have said.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:43:00

Tom Cotton: "Mark Pryor thinks that faith is something that only happens on Sunday mornings."

In an interview with KNWA in Fayetteville, Rep. Tom Cotton commented on Sen. Mark Pryor's faith in response to a question about the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case: "Barack Obama and Mark Pryor think that faith is something that only happens at 11:00 on Sunday mornings. That's when we worship but faith is what we live every single day." Pryor called it a "deeply personal attack...for him to question my faith is out of bounds." The Pryor campaign called on Cotton to apologize.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:55:00

Tom Cotton declines to take stance on state minimum wage and private option

At a press conference today, Rep. Tom Cotton declined to take positions on two big issues likely to get a lot of political attention in Arkansas in the coming months. He wouldn't say where he stood on the state minimum wage hike, saying he was going to focus on "what I can accomplish in Washington for Arkansas families" and continued to dodge questions about his stance on the private option.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:13:00

Legislative Council passes Rapert resolution against same-sex marriage and for judge punishment

As expected, the Arkansas Legislative Council easily approved Sen. Jason Rapert's resolution endorsing Arkansas's constitutional discrimination against gay couples in marriage. It includes encouragement of legislative action to prevent judges from negating the "will of the people."

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:07:00

Marriage equality vote today; the real issue is separation of powers

Sen. Jason Rapert will get his Legislative Council vote today on a resolution endorsing discrimination against gay people in marriage and the resolution will pass overwhelmingly.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:13:00

Video: Key takeaways from the runoff elections

Does Leslie Rutledge's victory mean that stand your ground isn't a sellable commodity in Arkansas? Or that Arkansas voters don't approve of outside political spending? Does Scott Flippo's victory over Rep. John Burris mean the private option is finished? Max answers these questions and more.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 07:08:00

Democrats add 4th District to congressional wish list

James Lee Witt has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red to Blue list, a sign of optimism about his candidacy.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 07:01:00

Judge orders state to pay $69,000 as cost of abortion lawsuit

Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has ordered the state of Arkansas to pay more than $69,000 in the lawsuit striking down the state's ban on most abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 14:57:00

Runoff eve and the dark money rolls in

A mailer in the hot Republican primary runoff between John Burris and Scott Flippo in North Arkansas harkens back to the old days of Republican Senate influence peddling.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 06:38:00

Vote for my candidate or else

Need some guidance on the Republican runoff for attorney general? If gun nuts and extreme-right backbench legislators are your cup of tea, the choice is clear.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 08:33:00

Democratic group hits Asa in new TV ad

Jobs and Opportunity, a group affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association, is providing friendly fire for Mike Ross in his gubernatorial race against Republican Asa Hutchinson.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 07:18:00

GOP attorney general candidates spar on KUAR

Republican runoff candidates for attorney general — David Sterling and Leslie Rutledge — meet on KUAR and eventually get combative.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 06:57:00

Judge Griffen says Sen. Rapert's op-ed 'glaring evidence of his bigotry'

Sen. Jason Rapert's lengthy essay in the Democrat-Gazette Sunday was "glaring evidence of his bigotry," writes Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:12:00

Asa Hutchinson reads newspaper; finds crime a problem

Using a rise in homicides in Little Rock this year as a jumping off point (he quoted the daily newspaper), Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson called in the press to get some free media today for his ideas on crime.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:48:00

Dustin McDaniel continues to do Jason Rapert's dirty work

The state of Arkansas has filed its appeal of Judge Susan Webber Wright's finding that the 2013 law prohibiting most abortions after 12 weeks' gestation is unconstitutional. You wonder how McDaniel and his staff sleep at night filing this kind of balderdash.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:42:00

Your tax dollars at work: Lt. Gov. office

Taxpayers are still spending $200,000 a year to staff an office, lieutenant governor, without an officeholder. What are they doing to pass the time? Good question. And one that even an FOI request has been unable to dislodge answers for as yet.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 09:33:00

Meet Karen Sealy Garcia, Democratic candidate for state treasurer

Dennis Milligan's defeat of Duncan Baird in the Republican primary race merits a closer look at the Democratic candidate, Karen Sealy Garcia of Hot Springs. She has a sparkling resume.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:07:00

UPDATE: Ross nearly matches Hutchinson vote and the question now is who and how many vote in November

The pitifully low primary turnout raises the question of how many and who will vote in November. And where was that tsunami of Republican voters?

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 22:56:00

Primary roundup: An election for the ages awaits in November

With primary races done, a general election for the ages awaits Arkansas in November. Some high and low lights from Tuesday night's events.

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