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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 16:47:57

Throwing out the lifeline

Grab hold.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 15:44:39

Boozman 55-36

So says the latest Rasmussen poll. 52 percent those poll thinks Boozman's views are mainstream.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 07:20:39

An apology for Arkansas

John Brummett this morning apologizes to the world for Clint McCance, the Midland School Board member who's anti-gay rant on Facebook became an international news story.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 07:14:55

Watching the storm surge

I feel this morning a little like we used to feel in South Louisiana tracking the hurricane eye coordinates across the Gulf of Mexico as they bore down on the coastal marshes. It looks like a Cat 5 Republican weather disaster.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 17:10:05

The line is open

Play ball or whatever.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 13:53:40

Beebe lead widens

New Rasmussen poll gives. Mike Beebe a 60-36 lead over Jim Keet.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 13:33:11

On the Border burns

Reader reports major fire at the On the Border restaurant on Chenal Parkway. Channel4 is reporting fire began about 4 a.m. and damage is at least $500,000.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 10:31:08

An issue in treasurer's race

Bobby Tullis, the former legislator from Mineral Springs who's the Green Party candidate for treasurer, pledged today if he was elected not to accept political contributions from bankers.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 07:09:52

Republicans: Still saying no

Dana Milbank scores again with me today in a column lamenting Republican talking points: 1) their highest priority is making President Obama a one-termer and 2) no compromise, on anything.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 06:58:50

Homecoming a 'Thriller'

Washington Post blogger sounds a little skeptical about the Razorback band's plan to lead all of Razorback Stadium fans in a Michael Jackson-style "Thriller" dance at halftime of today's homecoming football game with Vanderbilt.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 06:54:11

Bill Clinton's 'bank shot'

The possibility that Bill Clinton might have given some encouragement to Kendrick Meek to drop out of the Florida Senate race (both say it didn't happen, but ...)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 17:05:25

TGIF

Open line. Early voting. Voter intimidation. Game and Fish Commission. Teabaggers.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 16:52:56

UPDATE: No resignation yet from Clint McCance

Midland School District Superintendent Dean Stanley said that he hasn't heard from (apparently former) school board member Clint McCance today, and neither had school board president Bryson Wood when Stanley last spoke to him this morning.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 15:59:26

Explosive news

The story about explosives found in cargo flights to the U.S. has broadened to include a fighter escort for a flight from Yemen to New York.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 14:51:08

Voter caging: a view from the street

A Times reader sends along an interesting visualization of the addresses contained in the "caging" file that was attached to a 2004 email sent from Republican second congressional district candidate Tim Griffin, then national research director and deputy communications chief for the G.O.P., to a campaign chairman and other party officials.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 12:46:26

Tracking the stealth money

Independent expenditure committees have filed a few reports recently on their campaign activities. These are groups that spend money attacking candidates but, by avoiding so-called "express advocacy," or urging a yes or no vote, are able to dodge around rules that apply to PACs and candidate committees.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:24:34

Henderson president applies at ASU UPDATE

Dr. Charles L. Welch, president of Henderston State University, is the 20th person to apply to be president of Arkansas State University.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:53:07

Don't answer the phone

The final desperate hours are upon us. The robocalling has begun.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:38:24

Religious leaders speak on bullying, McCance resignation

The Arkansas Interfaith Alliance, a group of local religious leaders, spoke this morning on the steps of Christ Episcopal Church downtown in support for bullied gay and lesbian teens in the wake of the resignation of Midland School Board member Clint McCance.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:03:45

John Walker stirs up City Hall

Laywer/legislative candidate John Walker has filed a Freedom of Information Act request aiming to learn all the city-related business done by every member of a Little Rock board or commission.

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