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McCain gives thumbs down to health bill

posted: 09/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just three months after the Arizona Republican helped scuttle another effort by his party to repeal the health law and fulfill a signature promise to voters.

Wal-Mart director picked for U.S. attorney in Western District of Arkansas

posted: 09/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump has nominated an ethics and compliance director at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to be the next U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Trump says latest heat will test 'madman' Kim

posted: 09/23/2017 4:03 a.m. Comments 2

President Donald Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea's leader, calling Kim Jong Un a "madman" whose regime will be "tested like never before" with the implementation of new U.S.-imposed financial sanctions.

Travel ban expiring, Trump pursues fill-in

posted: 09/23/2017 3:36 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump is weighing replacing his ban on travelers entering the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim nations with a set of more specific and tailored restrictions based, in part, on how much information countries share with the U.S., officials said.

Elect swamp drainer, Trump tells Alabama

posted: 09/23/2017 3:32 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp."

Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax'

posted: 09/23/2017 3:29 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump on Friday called allegations of Russian election meddling a "hoax" and insisted that the media were the "greatest influence" on the 2016 campaign.

Watchdog to probe Price's travel costs

posted: 09/23/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The Health and Human Services Department inspector general is investigating Secretary Tom Price's reported use of chartered planes for at least two-dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense, a spokesman said Friday.

Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

posted: 09/22/2017 4:11 p.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.

Trump nominates Wal-Mart employee to serve as U.S. attorney for Western District of Arkansas

posted: 09/22/2017 4:06 p.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump announced four U.S. attorney nominations Friday, including a Wal-Mart employee for the Western District of Arkansas post, according to a White House news release.

Sen. John McCain declares opposition to GOP health care bill

posted: 09/22/2017 1:51 p.m. Comments 17

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation.

North Korean leader fires off insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

posted: 09/22/2017 11:24 a.m. Comments 4

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

Trump steps up sanctions on N. Korea

posted: 09/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a widening of U.S. sanctions on North Korea to further constrict its trade with the outside world, as he presented a united front with South Korea and Japan and sought to forge a common strategy for confronting the isolated, nuclear-armed state.

Arkansas lawmaker exits race for speaker

posted: 09/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Rep. Michelle Gray, R-Melbourne, said Thursday that she has withdrawn from the House speaker's race for the 2019-21 term and she's backing Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, for the position.

NLR's Pritt in legislative race

posted: 09/22/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock Democrat Drew Pritt said he's running next year for the House seat held by Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock.

Richardson challenges Douglas

posted: 09/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Scott Richardson of Bentonville, an Arkansas National Guard veteran of the Gulf War, is challenging Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, in next year's Republican primary, Richardson announced Thursday.

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