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Bill Clinton, AG chat draws flak

posted: 07/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

Ryan offers GOP bill on gun sales for vote

updated: 07/01/2016 3:21 a.m. Comment 1

With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the House will vote next week on a GOP proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.

Gingrich, Christie on Trump vet list

posted: 07/01/2016 3:20 a.m. Comments 7

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective running mates, according to sources who have direct knowledge of vetting process.

Neal drops Washington County judge bid

posted: 07/01/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, the Republican nominee for Washington County Judge, is dropping out of the race for family and business reasons, he said Thursday night.

Trump: Would've kept abortion rules

updated: 07/01/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump weighed in Thursday on abortion rights for the first time since the Supreme Court struck down abortion-clinic restrictions in Texas, breaking a three-day silence on the issue that drew the attention of political observers and his socially conservative supporters.

Senate passes aid bill for Puerto Rico

updated: 06/30/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday night approved a financial-aid package for Puerto Rico, sending the measure to President Barack Obama's desk.

GOP faction steps up campaign to free delegates, stop Trump

updated: 06/30/2016 3:44 a.m. Comments 9

As Republicans move closer to their convention in Cleveland next month, a growing faction of delegates is campaigning to block Donald Trump from securing the presidential nomination.

Ohio ACLU praises new rules on marches during Republican convention

updated: 06/30/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

A civil-rights group said Wednesday that the relaxation of rules on marches during the Republican National Convention and the shrinking of a designated event zone downtown are an "important victory" for free-speech rights.

Bill adds to indigent vets' funeral aid

posted: 06/30/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton urged the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday to pass legislation that would offer federal burial assistance to indigent veterans laid to rest in state or tribal veterans cemeteries.

Womack: House seats at risk

posted: 06/30/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Expect congressional Republicans to lose a dozen U.S. House seats in the upcoming election -- more if the party embraces a radical ideology, 3rd District Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., told a forum Wednesday morning.

Ryan, Cotton call for trade talks with U.K.

updated: 06/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to start talking to the United Kingdom about a new trade agreement to ensure "a smooth" relationship after the country parts ways with the European Union.

Though touted for VP spot, Cotton says nothing going on

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Dismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New York billionaire's running mate.

Huckabee paying $25,000 for 'Eye of the Tiger'

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit for using a 1980s rock anthem, "Eye of the Tiger," without the permission of the music's owner, CNN Money said this week.

Trump trade speech draws swift rebuttals

updated: 06/29/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Tuesday for a new era of economic "Americanism," promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations.

In Senate split, $1 billion for Zika falls by wayside

updated: 06/29/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

The Senate split along party lines Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo.

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