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Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:11:00

Obama makes first public remarks since leaving White House

Former President Barack Obama is  speaking at the University of Chicago, delivering his first public remarks since leaving the Oval Office. You can watch a livestream here.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 18:04:00

Federal court declines to reinstate Trump's travel ban in unanimous ruling

A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today  unanimously refused to reinstate President Trump's ban on refugees and certain visa holders from entering the country.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 08:04:00

Obama issues first statement since leaving White House

In his final press conference, President Barack Obama said that he might speak up after leaving office if he was concerned that "our core values may be at stake."

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 06:33:00

Trump will keep Obama's executive order protecting federal LGBT workers

The White House announced yesterday that President Donald Trump will continue to enforce his predecessor's 2014 executive order requiring all companies who contract with the federal government not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 13:53:00

Arkansas congressional delegation applauds Trump's approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

President Donald Trump yesterday issued executive orders and memorandums to clear the way for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 10:09:00

Donald Trump is unpopular but Republicans will try to enact a sweeping right-wing agenda anyways

Americans don't like his policies and plans, they don't like his cabinet picks, and they don't like him. But Donald Trump is nevertheless the president elect of the United States, and it's all systems go for his unpopular agenda.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:43:00

Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead now at 2.7 million and counting

Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has the latest numbers: Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote is now 2.7 million, giving her a 2 point advantage over Donald Trump (for all the good that does!).

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 17:41:00

Clinton campaign will participate in recounts pushed by Jill Stein; Trump calls it a scam

This is going nowhere, but here are the last, sad dregs of the 2016 campaign.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:26:00

Tom Cotton for the Cabinet; at least he'd leave Arkansas

Tom Cotton for a Trump cabinet job? Why not? What does Arkansas have to lose but a senator.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 14:48:00

Arkansas by the numbers: The victories for Trump and marijuana

Hendrix College professor and Times columnist Jay Barth has put together an analysis of the election Tuesday on the demographics that brought Donald Trump and medical marijuana victories in Arkansas.A familiar Republican coalition, plus the now famous less-educated white voter, gave Trump a big win. Marijuana is harder to pin down.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:20:00

Former Arkansan has a hit with Trump or Jesus? quiz

The Washington Post reports on an Internet hit — a parody devised by an Arkansas native and his girlfriend, now screenwriters in California.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:34:00

Hillary Clinton surging in polls over Donald Trump

Looks like trouble for Donald Trump and the Republicans.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 09:07:00

Donald Trump and nuclear weapons

Is this a normal election between Team R and Team D? Is Trump a normal candidate? Or does he represent something much darker, something historically unusual?

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:38:00

DNC Day 3: What the world needs now

The speech of Christine Leinonen, the mother of a victim of the Orlando shooting, captured the attention of the DNC Convention on night three.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 09:55:00

DNC Day 3: Where it all began

The Arkansas party highlighted the number of folks with Arkansas ties who are in Philadelphia for the convention.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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