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Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008 - 22:12:08

In review: Huck and Hughley

The NY Times Alessandra Stanley reviews Mike Huckabee's new show on Fox and D.J. Hughley's on CNN, both generally light-hearted efforts to capitalize on current interest in politics.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 20:48:26

Show us the money

I had an informal chat with Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today. He mentioned to men what he had mentioned at an earlier public appearance.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 17:11:19

Let's open the line

Take it away all. PS TO B: Medical story won't happen today.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 16:40:04

Caution: Idiot at work

Too rich. Sarah Palin says her First Amendment rights have been abridged by press criticism.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 15:49:03

Adios, Acxiom

Jeffrey Ubben, who once led a $3 billion buyout of Acxiom and wound up with a seat on the company's Board and a huge paper loss in his stock for his troubles, has resigned from the LR-based company's board, Arkansas Business reports.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 15:06:45

OK, let's party

It's on. The first ever official Arkansas Blog Election Watch Party will commence at 6 p.m.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 14:49:05

On 'rainy days' and lottery

On the jump, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families applauds the idea Mike Beebe mentioned on the radio today -- that he supports creation of a state "rainy day fund" to guard against economic downturns.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 13:41:37

And we were hoping for a stimulus check ...

Gov. Beebe says the state should save SOME of its $259.5 million surplus for a rainy day, rather than letting the legislators dole out presents.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:46:08

Layoffs hit Arkansas

More on the continuing saga of job loss in the media world. The Stephens Media layoffs,which began with news of payroll cutbacks at the company's Las Vegas newspaper, include Arkansas jobs.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:46:08

Layoffs hit Arkansas

More on the continuing saga of job loss in the media world. The Stephens Media layoffs,which began with news of payroll cutbacks at the company's Las Vegas newspaper, include Arkansas jobs.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:40:21

Schools need improvement

Pretty much as expected, the number of schools on the school improvement list is growing.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:38:45

It shoulda been Huck

David Yepsen of the Des Moines Register says John McCain made the wrong choice for running mate.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:10:37

Is this news any more?

Another leading Republican says Sarah Palin is a joke.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 09:54:57

Election party?

I'm superstitious about elections and this sort of thing gives me the willies, but ....

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 08:46:37

Bloviating Baptists

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention this week urged Baptists to cast their ballots in accordance with "Christian principles and our nation's Christian heritage."

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 08:46:37

Bloviating Baptists

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention this week urged Baptists to cast their ballots in accordance with "Christian principles and our nation's Christian heritage."

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 06:51:34

Who will vote?

Here's an analysis of the latest NYT poll numbers, favorable to Obama, that gets down to the question I raised yesterday about the early vote.

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Friday, October 31, 2008 - 06:18:10

Where are the scholars

An interesting angle developed in yesterday's budget hearing for the Higher Education Department. The state has been reporting big surpluses in its college scholarship account -- more money than students.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 20:25:11

An albatross named Sarah Palin

New poll: 59 percent say Caribou Barbie is unqualified. A third say she'll be a factor in their presidential vote, to McCain's detriment.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 18:15:52

Open line

Your turn. CONFIDENTIAL TO SOMEONE WHO ASKED: Tomorrow on that medical-related tip you passed along.

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