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Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 19:01:11

Mike Huckabee is through politically

That's the conclusion of NY Times columnist Tim Egan: If this case does not sink the presidential aspirations of Huckabee, a leading Republican candidate, it should.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 18:56:56

Loose talk

For the second time today I've received a tip about an expansion of the FBI's announced investigation of aspects of North Little Rock city government related to the indictment of a Cabot bookmaker who allegedly tried to set up a kickback scheme on city contracts.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 17:02:30

Over to you

The Monday line is open.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 16:56:16

In memory

In a few minutes, volunteers at the Clinton Library will begin reading names of lives lost to AIDS.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 15:25:03

Sen. Lincoln fires back

Sen. Blanche Lincoln scores a rare political point. She notes Republicans have blocked her effort to have all health legislation amendments posted on-line before they can be offered and put to a vote.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 14:58:37

Huckabee insider on commutations

This is a must read by anyone with more than a passing interest in the Maurice Clemmons/Huckabee commutation case.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 14:39:29

Don't Tase her, bro

Ozark cop who Tased 10-year-old is fired. Not, strictly speaking, for the jolt.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:32:13

Inmate to Huckabee: Turned life around

The Seattle Times has posted documents from the state parole board that bear on the decision by Gov. Mike Huckabee to commute murder suspect Maurice Clemmons' 108-year-prison sentence to immediate parole eligiblity.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:12:19

Here comes the Mike Huckabee spin

Mike Huckabee tweets that he'll be on O'Reilly's show tonight. What you think the chances are of a Fox host asking tough questions of another Fox host?

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:38:43

Red ink at UAMS

Arkansas Business' Mark Friedman pores over the UAMS books and finds they've papered over operating losses with capital gifts to show a positive outcome for the big medical sciences campus' last fiscal year.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:18:02

Save the alert centers

The Hillcrest Residents Association plans a rally Tuesday at LR City Hall to protest closure of neighborhood alert centers.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 09:57:29

Maurice Clemmons' record UPDATE

To clarify matters, here's what state Correction Department spokesman Dina Tyler says the state record shows for a criminal past for Maurice Clemmons (shown in LRPD mugshot), who's being sought for questioning in the slaying of four Washington police officers.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 09:32:52

Chelsea Clinton engaged

Chelsea Clinton and Mark Mezvinsky told friends they are looking toward a wedding next summer.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 08:57:28

Comments: Mike Huckabee/cop killings

The Atlantic rounds up what no doubt will be a growing list of commentaries on Mike Huckabee's role in commuting the lengthy prison sentence of Maurice Clemmons, a suspect in four police slayings Sunday in Washington.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 06:36:49

Mike Huckabee's Willie Horton?

(UPDATE: The subject of this item, wanted for questioning in four police slayings, is reportedly cornered by police.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 06:28:40

Call to action in LR schools

The Little Rock School District will have a strategic planning committee Tuesday, part of process that might or might not lead to some new ways to target underachieving students.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 06:21:39

Jobs, now

Paul Krugman criticizes the Obama administration for a "strange passivity" about addressing high unemployment. The country needs an emergency jobs program, now.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 19:44:51

Ark. ex-con of interest in slayings

The tip I gave you earlier is panning out. Washington autthorities are seeking Maurice Clemmons, 37, (pictured) for questioning in the slaying of four Washington police officers.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 17:45:19

The line is open UPDATE

Your thoughts here. News dominated today by execution-style slaying of four police officers on coffee break in surburban Tacoma, Wash. At this moment, motive unknown.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 16:04:29

Tiger talks

The golfter doesn't say much, however. He won't meet with cops.

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