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Rubio tweaks stance on abortion

posted: 11/26/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out his position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

Huckabee recuperating after surgery on knee

posted: 11/26/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is recovering after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, a spokesman said.

Bill Clinton opening fundraising spree for wife's campaign

posted: 11/25/2015 3:33 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife.

Order allows felons to vote in Kentucky

updated: 11/25/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky signed an executive order Tuesday to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of nonviolent felons who've served out their sentences.

Hill: U.S. needs broad strategy to fight ISIS

updated: 11/25/2015 3:38 a.m. Comments 2

The United States needs a multipronged strategy to carry out in concert with other countries to defeat the Islamic State, U.S. Rep. French Hill said Tuesday.

Guiding care for costliest backed

updated: 11/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A chairman of a legislative panel exploring changes to Arkansas' Medicaid program said Tuesday that he supports hiring managed-care companies to reduce the cost of services to the program's most expensive clients: the elderly, disabled and mentally ill.

Ethics panel fines, cautions former legislative candidate

posted: 11/25/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Ethics Commission fined an unsuccessful Libertarian legislative candidate $250 and issued the candidate a public letter of caution, according to commission records released Tuesday.

Legislators asked to give final review to Medicaid expansion reform

posted: 11/24/2015 11:44 a.m. Comment 1

Members of Arkansas' Health Reform Legislative Task Force were asked to begin the final scrutiny process Tuesday for a series of independent recommendations on reforming the state's Medicaid program.

Vitter's loss a twist in GOP Senate plans

updated: 11/24/2015 5:31 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 got a bit more complicated.

Democrats oppose changes in road-funding distribution

posted: 11/24/2015 4:50 a.m. Discuss

Several Democratic state lawmakers say they oppose any tinkering with the traditional formula used to distribute state dollars for road construction.

5 file for Pine Bluff mayoral race

posted: 11/23/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Five candidates, including incumbent Mayor Debe Hollingsworth, will vie for Pine Bluff's top political job in 2016.

Trump won't rule out independent run for president

posted: 11/22/2015 3:17 p.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump on Sunday refused to rule out an independent bid for president in 2016, and he dug in on creating a database to track Muslims in the U.S.

Clinton proposes tax break for caregivers

posted: 11/22/2015 3:04 p.m. Comment 1

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing a new tax break for people caring for aging parents and grandparents as part of a series of benefits she is says will help middle-class families.

Ryan's cot makes D.C. office home

posted: 11/22/2015 4:15 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The speaker has no house.

Hopefuls discuss faith, terror

updated: 11/22/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Seven of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates took on a cordial tone and mostly agreed about protection of religious liberty during a forum held an evangelical conservative group that drew more than 1,000 people.




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