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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 21:21:22

Working in Iowa

Des Moines Register reports on a couple of Huckabee campaign hires in Iowa. They may be fine fellows and bellcows in the GOP primary.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 18:41:59

President's stepfather dies

UPDATE TO EARLIER: We just got word that Dick Kelley of Hot Springs, Bill Clinton's stepfather, died today.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 18:41:59

President's stepfather dies

UPDATE TO EARLIER: We just got word that Dick Kelley of Hot Springs, Bill Clinton's stepfather, died today.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 17:45:27

Halter's lottery proposal

The Arkansas Video Blog has a piece about the lottery proposal Lt. Gov. Bill Halter unveiled at a press conference earlier today.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 17:33:54

Grounded

The new Arkansas Times is now on the web. Check the Insider for another asset used up by Mike Huckabee just as he hit the door -- the State Police King Air, which has only a handful of hours of flying time left before it must be grounded under FAA rules for up to $750,000 in engine overhaul.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 16:00:23

Am I blue?

Not about these numbers. Thanks to Daily Kos for an item on new Gallup polling that shows a growth in the percentage of people nationally who self-identify as Democrats, now 34-30 over Republicans.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 15:38:14

Cluck, cluck

Delphi tried, but the skids were greased. A couple of tax bills routed by Speaker Petrus away from the Revenue and Taxation Committee to the agri committee zipped through that august body like you-know-what-through a goose.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 12:27:16

Dancing in the streets

Given the interest in the recent post about the first dance at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, I think readers will enjoy a further post on the potential perils of dancing.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 11:56:16

To cheese dip or not cheese dip

They're closing schools in NW Ark. but that doesn't mean ice and snow will reach those of us in balmy Central Arkansas.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 11:34:46

The new economic development leader

In a room packed with familiar faces from the Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker eras -- including Tucker himself -- Gov. Mike Beebe introduced Maria Haley today as the new director of economic development.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 11:15:52

Hmmmmm

And speaking of the final days: We got a tip that Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was looking into items Mike Huckabee took with him when he vacated the Governor's office and Mansion, as well the question of what legal justification exists for destruction of state property (computer hard drives) by the governor.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 11:15:52

Hmmmmm

And speaking of the final days: We got a tip that Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was looking into items Mike Huckabee took with him when he vacated the Governor's office and Mansion, as well the question of what legal justification exists for destruction of state property (computer hard drives) by the governor.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 10:26:03

The rest of the story -- UPDATE II

By the time it was published in today's Democrat-Gazette, some 45 newsroom staffers signed the letter briefly posted here earlier objecting to the editorial department's publication of Mike Huckabee's op-ed critical of reporting by Seth Blomeley on the governor's destruction of computer hard drives and other final-hour actions as governor.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 10:26:03

The rest of the story -- UPDATE II

By the time it was published in today's Democrat-Gazette, some 45 newsroom staffers signed the letter briefly posted here earlier objecting to the editorial department's publication of Mike Huckabee's op-ed critical of reporting by Seth Blomeley on the governor's destruction of computer hard drives and other final-hour actions as governor.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 08:40:01

Coming soon

To our blog family, Delphi's People's Tribune. But until then, follow this link for Jimmie Higgins' opinionated rundown of today's legislative agenda.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 05:42:09

Higher and higher

Arkansas pops up in disparate references in the Washington Post today, both turning, you might say, on higher aspirations.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 05:28:59

On the trail

Zow. Stephens Media has already packed Aaron Sadler off to Iowa to observe Mike Huckabee's first campaign stop.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 20:53:51

Open line?

We put the paper out Tuesday, among other things that interfere with blogging. Your turn.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 20:53:51

Open line?

We put the paper out Tuesday, among other things that interfere with blogging. Your turn.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 16:07:39

Powerball!

Backed by 15 members of the House, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter will announce Wednesday the details of a proposal for a constitutional amendment to authorize a lottery for education.

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