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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 19:39:00

Walmart asks for return of donation to controversial Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith

Politico reports that Walmart has requested its campaign contribution to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith (R-Mississippi) be returned because of a recent quip about "public hangings."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 09:00:00

Forecasting the House

Polls! Forecasts! Predictions! Oh My!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 13:57:00

Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Jennifer Palmieri to speak at Clinton School

Jennifer Palmieri, who served as communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, will speak at the Clinton Presidential Center next week, May 10, at 6 p.m.

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Flake & Kelley

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 07:03:00

Trump administration moves forward with effort to sabotage the census

The Trump administration announced last night that the 2020 census will include a question on citizenship for the first time in 70 years. Experts warn that the move could depress participation by immigrants who worry that the information could be used against them. This may be a feature rather than a bug for Team Trump.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 16:16:00

Trump: Why are there so many immigrants from 'shithole countries'? UPDATE

Washington Post and other outlets are reporting that during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers today, President of the United States Donald John Trump grew tired with lawmakers discussing restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and war-torn countries in Africa and said: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:09:00

Guardian UK reports on the failing state next door

Guardian UK recently published a deep and enlightening dive into the fortunes of Oklahoma, the Republican-dominated state where the petroleum industry largely holds sway over environmental regulations, fracking-driven earthquakes rattle the land, school teachers make less than convenience store clerks, 1-in-12 residents has a felony conviction, and Gov. Mary Fallin's best idea to help stave off an ongoing budget meltdown was to proclaim Oilfield Prayer Day, asking Oklahoma residents to use the power of prayer to halt falling global oil prices.

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Flake & Kelley

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 15:02:00

Cotton talks Trump's first 100 days at Clinton School

Appearing with Clinton School for Public Service Dean Skip Rutherford, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton spoke today at a Clinton School event focused on Cotton's assessment of Donald Trump's First 100 days in office. While there were some moments of applause and isolated jeering, the event was much less raucous than the town hall meetings Cotton has been attending of late, though Rutherford's questions pulled no punches in questioning Trump's temperament and agenda.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 07:43:00

Constituents go Cotton pickin' at Springdale town hall

Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:12:00

Senate Democrats plan another all-nighter, this time to protest Sessions

The Hill reports that Senate Democrats are planning an overnight debate to protest President Trumps nomination for attorney general, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:18:00

Federal judge halts Trump's travel ban

A federal judge yesterday issued a nationwide temporary injunction blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, issued a week ago.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 07:18:00

DeVos big contributor to senators taking up her confirmation

Following the DeVos money trail.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:02:00

The Hill: Arkansas native Tolliver booted from DNC chairman race for criticizing Rep. Ellison's Muslim faith

The Hill is reporting that the Democratic National Committee has booted Arkansas native Vincent Tolliver out of the race for DNC chair after he wrote an email criticizing the Muslim faith of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota). Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is a leading contender in the DNC chairman's race.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 09:48:00

Political ad in NWA features picturesque views of Fayetteville... North Carolina

Eagle-eyed politicos in Northwest Arkansas have noticed that a banner that, until recently, had been front and center on the campaign website of Republican Tracy K. Hoskins, a business developer who hopes to win the Ward 3 seat on the Fayetteville (Arkansas) City Council today in a run-off election,  featured two lovely views of the Old Market House in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 09:15:00

Donald Trump's policy agenda is not popular

A national poll released this week from Quinnipiac suggests that Americans may be in disappointed with the actual policy agenda of Trump and the Republican Congress.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12:18:00

Transgender Arkansas vet heading to NYC for 'Commander in Chief' forum with Clinton and Trump

A transgender veteran from Arkansas will be one of the current and former service members quizzing the candidates tonight at a forum in New York City with presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:29:00

Donald Trump's speech will aim to terrify Americans with tales of murder and mayhem

The text for Donald Trump's speech tonight has just been released by Politico (though of course the Donald may go off script). It's dark. Trump's message is basically that America has turned into the bleakest bits of a "Mad Max" movie and only Trump can save us.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 07:47:00

The stakes for the planet in the 2016 election

Paul Krugman in this morning's New York Times argues that "the choice in 2016 is starker than ever before." Okay, people say that every year, but Krugman argues that the chasm between the parties on climate change — and the potential for the next president to determine whether "the ongoing revolution in renewable energy" continues — means that the stakes for the planet in the 2016 election are "deadly serious."

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:44:00

GOP senators in battleground states take polling hit from Supreme Court obstructionism

Public Policy Polling finds that the strategy of total obstruction on filling the Supreme Court vacancy may hurt a number of Republican incumbent senators in tight races in blue or purple states.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 18:19:00

Reid slams GOP obstruction; McConnell may never consider a Democratic nominee

Mitch McConnell says stuff. The results are ugly.

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