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Clinton sought GOP support for health care

updated: 04/18/2014 2:01 p.m. Comments 2

President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated in 1993 that they would need at least eight moderate Republicans in the Senate and more than 15 moderate Republicans in the House to pass their ill-fated health care reform bill.

81 judges since ’06 on suspension list

posted: 04/17/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 4

Nearly one-third of the state’s sitting judges since 2006 have been suspended from practicing law a combined 157 times for nonpayment of annual law-license dues, according to a review of information provided by the clerk of the courts.

Interim judge also ruled ballot-eligible

posted: 04/16/2014 5:08 a.m. Discuss

Interim Judge H.G. Foster of Conway is a bona fide judicial candidate, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled Tuesday in a decision that repeated his earlier finding that an Arkansas court rule that suspends lawyers for paying dues late is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

Cotton, Pryor campaigns file finance data

posted: 04/16/2014 4:45 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton edged out U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in campaign donations in the first three months of the year, according to federal campaign-finance reports released Tuesday.

Cotton, Pryor spar on taxes, Medicare

posted: 04/16/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

The two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Arkansas traveled to the northwest corner of the state on Tuesday and talked about taxes and Medicare.

Ross outraises Hutchinson in gubernatorial race

posted: 04/16/2014 4:21 a.m. Discuss

Leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross raised more money than his leading Republican challenger, the first month that’s happened this year, according to March campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

Private-option law focus in GOP race

posted: 04/13/2014 4:39 a.m. Comments 2

State Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, who voted for Medicaid expansion in 2013 and then voted against it this year, will have to defeat a foe of the expansion in the May 20 primary to return to the Legislature in 2015.

Outside cash tilts Senate contests

posted: 04/12/2014 4:01 a.m. Comments 6

Democrats in races that will help determine control of the U.S. Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash, whittling away their financial advantage over Republican opponents as they fend off attacks from conservative groups, according to figures released through Friday.

Obama: GOP endangers voting rights

posted: 04/12/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama on Friday said the GOP is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of the historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and members of other minorities.

Arkansas to appeal decision striking 12-week abortion ban

updated: 04/11/2014 12:56 p.m. Comments 30

The state of Arkansas will appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down part of a law that banned most abortions after 12 weeks, one of the law's primary sponsors said Friday.

Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

posted: 04/11/2014 11:10 a.m. Comments 10

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.

Ready for Hillary reveals funds

posted: 04/11/2014 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

A super political action committee urging former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 said it raised more than $1.7 million in the first three months of this year.

House adopts budget plan favoring U.S. security

posted: 04/11/2014 3:14 a.m. Comments 2

The U.S. House adopted a budget plan Thursday providing a contrast between Democrats and Republicans for the November election that will decide control of Congress.

Agency not forthcoming, legislator says

posted: 04/11/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Sen. Bryan King said Thursday that he believes the Department of Human Services is withholding information about the state’s private-option Medicaid expansion plan, which uses federal funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income Arkansans.

Sebelius resigning after rocky health-care law rollout

posted: 04/10/2014 5:44 p.m. Comments 4

A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.


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