Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 15:07:00

Spy v. spy open line

It's yours.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:37:00

Trump picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State; John Bolton to join as deputy

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:01:00

CIA: Russians hacked into Republican National Committee but did not release

Another tidbit worth noting on the allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, from the New York Times story this morning.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 09:18:00

Rep. Karilyn Brown files bill to require vaccinating schoolchildren

Rep. Karilyn Brown (R-Sherwood) yesterday filed a bill to require all schoolchildren be vaccinated against highly contagious diseases like measles, removing the state's current exemption for religious or philosophical objections.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 21:55:00

But who's counting?

2.83 million.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 21:47:00

Washington Post: CIA concluded that Russia was trying to interfere in presidential election to help Trump

The Washington Post has the scoop that the CIA has concluded that Russia was trying to tilt the election to Donald Trump.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 18:47:00

The Pizzagate Chronometer Edition

The newly formed medical marijuana commission, a couple of controversial bills that’ve been filed and the state Supreme Court’s decision on the birth certificates of children of same-sex couples — all covered on the podcast.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:58:00

Rep. Joe Jett flips to the Republican party

Rep. Joe Jett of Success today announced that he was switching to the Republican party.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:35:00

Bill filed to address non-existent problem of Sharia law creeping into U.S.

As expected,  Rep. Brandt Smith (R-Jonesboro) has again introduced legislation to address the nonexistent problem of "foreign laws" creeping into American courts.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:32:00

Little Rock to New Orleans in 94 Minutes

The new GLO Airlines is flying nonstop from Little Rock to New Orleans in just 94 minutes nonstop. On a recent flight ($338 round trip,) it took us almost as long to get to the French Quarter on the van shuttle as it did to get from Little Rock to New Orleans. We’ve done our last eight hour drive or eternal layover in Dallas. There is a "New Years Eve in New Orleans" rate of $308.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:05:00

The early Friday line

It's an open line.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:34:00

Medical marijuana commission to hold first meeting Monday

The medical marijuana commission will hold its first meeting this Monday, December 12, in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Conference Room of the 1515 Building at 1515 West Seventh Street.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:10:00

Republicans aim to impose new restrictions on food stamps

A gaggle of right-wing Republicans has filed a bill imposing limits on what products food stamps can be used for.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:50:00

More anti-immigrant legislation: bill would defund colleges with 'sanctuary' policies

Smith's bill would render any state-supported institution of higher education ineligible for state funding if it adopts a "sanctuary policy ... whether formally enacted or informally adopted."

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:54:00

Rep. Kim Hendren files bill to ban cell phones in public school

Rep. Kim Hendren this week filed a bill to prohibits the use of cell phones, pagers, beepers, digital media players, digital cameras, digital game consoles, and digital video or audio recorders for public students during the school day.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:23:00

Trump aims to reverse climate change agenda at Department of Energy, targets staffers

A memo sent to the Energy Department suggests that the Trump team is trying to weed out staffers who have worked on President Barack Obama's agenda to combat climate change.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:30:00

Longtime KARK anchor Beth Ward dies

Longtime KARK anchor Beth Ward died last night from complications of heart surgery, according to a report from THV11.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:57:00

Arkansas Advocates pushes legislature for pre-k funding

Talk Business reports on a meeting in Jonesboro yesterday held by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families aiming to galvanize support for more pre-k funding in the upcoming legislative session.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:25:00

Little Rock plans to challenge ruling overturning city's taxicab permit rules

Little Rock plans to fight on taxi cab permit squabble after a judge yesterday ruled that its permit rules were a violation of the state constitution's anti-monopoly provision.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:02:00

Stonewall Democratic Caucus: decision in birth certificate case violates rights of same-sex couples

Tippi McCullough: "Judge Hart doesn't seem to understand the concept that we are not seeking additional rights, just merely the same rights as opposite-sex couples."

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