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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:51:00

Out-of-state financing: Tom Cotton relies on it more than Mark Pryor

Paul Barton of Gannett News Service looked at campaign finance figures and found that Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is leading U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in the share of personal campaign money coming from out-of-state sources — 65 percent to 53 percent.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:59:00

Secretary of State Mark Martin claims sovereign immunity

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report continues to wrangle with the secretary of state's office over office records, including pertaining to its use of outside legal counsel without attorney general approvall (a practice Campbell successfully stopped).

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 13:36:29

Bugs in Arkansas

It's been a long, dreary week, but we're finally on the back slope of Friday and it's sunny outside to boot.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:16:21

THIS WEEK IN ARKTUBE: Shootin' ramen and surfin' rice.

Over on our Rock Candy entertainment blog, we've thrown the switch on the latest installment of Arktube, our weekly salute to the best, most interesting and most soul-searingly dumb Arkansas-related videos posted to Youtube.com in the past seven days.

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  • Cotton speech draws protest

    Protesters greeted Tom Cotton today at an event held by the Foreign Policy Initiative, the neocon think tank founded by Cotton cheerleaders Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan, called (of course) "Will Congress provide for the Common Defense? National Security priorities in an increasingly dangerous world."
  • Cruz and Cotton in the country of country

    Tea Partier than thou: When it comes to record collections, Ted Cruz can't keep up with Tom Cotton.
  • Nothing to show for making nice

    I'm at anchor on a ship lying off Grand Turk Island, and I should have known better than to pick up the digital Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, particularly given the painfully slow download time on the ship's satellite Internet. But I did and began a slow burn.
  • Stop presses: Clintons ambitious

    Here are a couple of earthshaking developments: It turns out that Hillary Clinton is obsessed with privacy and that across the years former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers detected ethical failings in other politicians, even friends like Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  • The loss of skepticism

    The manufacture and dissemination of didactic fables pleasing to the viewing audience is what many journalists do. And that's becoming almost as true at MSNBC as at Fox News. Particularly in stories involving race and sex, that is to say, a lot of them.

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  • Anti-gay legislation prompts Human Rights Campaign to run ad in Silicon Valley newspaper

    At a press conference today, Chad Griffin, Arkansas native and president of the Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest LGBT advocacy group, announced that his organization will run a full-page ad (see below) in the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's largest paper, suggesting that Arkansas is closed for business due to HB 1228, the discriminatory, anti-gay measure making its way through the legislature. It could be up for consideration by the Senate today.
  • Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson peddles fantasy of raping and torturing atheist family

    Oh dear. Paradigm of conservative cultural authenticity, Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," conjured up a gruesome fantasy of the rape and torture of an atheist family in a speech to the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast, later broadcast on the “Trunews” radio program by host Rick Wiles.
  • Stonewall Democrats condemn gay discrimination bill

    Tippi McCullough, president of the Arkansas Stonewall Democrats, sends along a statement excoriating Arkansas legislators for moving forward on Rep. Bob Ballinger's discriminatory HB 1228. She also notes that Ballinger, who previously said he would debate the merits of HB 1228 in a public forum, hasn't responded to a number of attempts to schedule the debate.
  • David Burnett flips, letting anti-gay and Ten Commandments bills out of committee

    Bring on the court challenges! Someone or another got to Democratic Sen. David Burnett and he flipped, caving and providing the needed fifth vote to pass a couple of Jerry Cox specials out of committee: HB1228, the so-called "conscience protection" bill from Bob Ballinger which would ensure protection for legal discrimination against gay people and SB939, the bill from Sen. Jason Rapert mandating that the Secretary of State build a monument commemorating the Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds.
  • House committee OKs bill to create pilot program to drug-test TANF recipients

    The House committee on Public Health this morning voted to pass a bill that would require the Department of Workforce Services to create a pilot program to drug test people who receive benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, or TANF.

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