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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 19:11:05

Children's Hospital in limelight

Arkansas Children's Hospital got a heckuva ride on NBC Dateline tonight, with filming by Little Rock's documentary filmmakers, the Renaud brothers.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 16:50:08

Sunday line

Nothing here. Take it away.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 10:06:39

Back at it

I rolled in from San Francisco this morning to find, as usual, that the Martin Street hill is the last stretch of road in town likely to thaw.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 09:55:18

Political PAC men

NY Times mentions fund-raising efforts of PACs tied to prominent Republican politicians: Former Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, raised $2.1 million in 2009, $1.4 million of which rolled in during the last six months of the year, after she resigned as governor on July 3.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 09:48:39

Blue Dog howls at Obama

John Brummett invited outgoing U.S. Rep. Marion Berry to amend/expand an unflattering comment about President Obama's role in the health care debate.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:06:24

A word from the coast

Leslie may check in tonight again or she may not. I'm going to be out of touch.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:29:23

Remembering George Bush

Five U.S. attorneys sacked by President George Bush to make way for political thugs appeared together in a program this week in Arizona.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 10:38:53

Another Democrat for Congress

Ginger Shiras reports in the Harrison Daily Times today that Sen. Randy Laverty may run for Third District Congress if, as expected, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, the Republican, gets in the race for U.S. Senate.

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Today's headlines: Tariffs, ethics, broken families

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 09:23:41

Nothing's too good for the Hogs

Blogger elwood points out an article in the Northwest Arkansas Times today (sub. reqd.)

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Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 08:43:29

Consider John Boozman

I know, the headline proposition doesn't make the heart sing. Except for the potential ire among the Tea Party that will be caused by John Boozman's candidacy for U.S. Senate, to be announced in Little Rock next week.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 08:15:14

A day without print

Here's the thing. I'm creaky and want to lie abed this a.m.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 17:25:39

How about an open line?

Stories about the weather?  Political speculation?  Did anybody see Obama knock it out of the park today?  What a slow, icy day...

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 15:16:37

Twisters no more

Well, in name only.  The Arkansas Twisters are moving to the Indoor Football League and, as a result, are being forced to change their name.  The team is asking for suggestions.  You can email suggestions to  What do you think?  Any bright ideas out there?    

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 14:54:36

Officially official

As we noted here yesterday, John Boozman is now in the senate race.  What does this mean for the rest of the Republican field?  Post your speculation here.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 14:03:45

Gilbert Baker cash report

Sen. Gilbert Baker raised almost $300,000 in the fourth quarter, bringing to almost $800,000 his haul for the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 13:56:20

Be careful out there

As Brian Chilson's video of imperiled cars on University Avenue shows, it's a good idea Little Rock shut down today.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 12:43:27

Question hour for Obama

Smart move for the president. It wasn't exactly the British parliament.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 12:34:53

Ross, Pryor back ATV use in forest

Speaking of Mike Ross: He and Sen. Mark Pryor are objecting to Agriculture Interior Department proposed restrictions on ATV use in the Ouachita National Forest.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 12:26:48

Murder still a crime in Kansas

Scott Roeder convicted in slaying of Dr. George Tiller. 37 minutes of jury deliberation.

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 12:20:51

Mike Ross staying put

Put the Democratic speculation -- or most of it -- to rest. U.S. Rep. Mike Ross said clearly and flatly today that he is running for re-election.

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