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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 10:37:00

DNC Day 2: Searching for "the Original Hillary Clinton"

While breakfasts for other delegations across Philadelphia have turned into fairly loud affairs that indicate some of the lingering unrest among Sanders delegates, things have been peaceful at the combined Arkansas/New Mexico breakfasts.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 21:04:00

Disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza on Trump: "I honestly feel bad for anyone with that much hate in their heart"

One of the more memorable speeches tonight came from disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza, who was diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:16:00

Bauxite teacher will speak at the Democratic National Convention

Former President Bill Clinton will soak up most of the attention Tuesday night but there will be another Arkansan taking the stage: Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher from Pine Haven Elementary in Bauxite.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 10:33:00

Recommended Sunday read: Donald Trump's history on race

"Is Donald Trump a racists?" asks Nicholas Kristof in a Sunday Review op-ed in the New York Times this morning.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:07:00

RNC wraps up: Donald Trump yells at America

I watched last night's Republican Convention so you don't have to.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:08:00

Gov. Asa Hutchinson now backs Donald Trump for president

Asa Hutchinson is on board the Donald Trump train.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 08:19:00

Leftward go the Democrats, a boon to Bernie

Matt Yglesias at Vox deems Bernie Sanders the winner and Hillary Clinton the loser of last night's Univision debate.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 07:14:00

Election notes: Failed polling, slavery and the GOP vote, lobbyists for Bernie, Marco who?

Some election night odds and ends, from the failure of opinion polling in Michigan, to race-based voting in the South to the lobby money Bernie Sanders is receiving. Also: Marco Rubio's disappearing act as an alternative to Donald Trump.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 16:20:00

Current leader of KKK: Donald Trump is "the pick of the litter"

Despite Donald Trump's disavowal of the Ku Klux Klan at last night's Republican debate, the current national director of the Knights of the KKK, Thomas Robb, said that Trump is the best choice for president.  "As far as I’m concerned, Donald Trump is the pick of the litter," Robb told me by telephone today.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 16:11:00

Talking Trump with Arkansas Republicans

Last night, I went to the Republican watch party at the Embassy Suites to gauge the mood of the room.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:01:00

It's all over but the goose steppin': Donald Trump racks up huge delegate lead on Super Tuesday

The Donald dominates and sets up a path as the overwhelming favorite for the Republican nomination for president.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 18:04:00

Super Tuesday results

Super Tuesday results thread. Heeeeere we go.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 15:21:00

State Sen. Jon Woods endorses Donald Trump (UPDATE: INTERVIEW WITH WOODS)

Today Donald J. Trump was endorsed by state Sen. Jon Woods.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 14:32:00

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump on David Duke and the KKK

Hillary Clinton: "very disappointed" in the Donald.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:06:00

Clinton campaign looks ahead to how to take on Donald Trump

On the Clinton campaign beginning to strategize about how to combat Donald Trump, nearing inevitability as the GOP nominee.

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