posted: 06/19/2013 9:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON — After three decades of fighting the culture wars from within the Washington establishment, the conservative Family Research Council decided that it needed a fresh, new face to reach outside and cultivate the grass roots.
posted: 06/19/2013 7:15 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel is reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification at the polls before they can cast a ballot.
posted: 06/19/2013 4:36 a.m.
State Rep. Andrea Lea, R-Russellville, said Tuesday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for state auditor, and she wants to run the office in a fair, efficient and transparent manner.
posted: 06/18/2013 9:03 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.
posted: 06/18/2013 7:46 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that lawmakers are worried about the possibility of further disclosures about the government's sweeping electronic surveillance and the impact that could have on efforts to combat terrorism.
posted: 06/18/2013 7:42 a.m.
WALDRON — The widow of Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter will serve out the remainder of her husband's term in office.
posted: 06/18/2013 7:14 a.m.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Republican leaders from 10 Southern states are meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:23 a.m.
State Rep. Debra Hobbs officially announced Monday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Arkansas.
posted: 06/17/2013 5:25 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, 5-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
posted: 06/16/2013 4:45 a.m.
Lobbyists reported spending about $1 million this spring on Arkansas lawmakers amid the longest legislative session since the Great Depression.
posted: 06/13/2013 10:14 a.m.
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller is defending the government's collection of millions of U.S. phone records, e-mails and other information that people transmit online as vital to the nation's national security.
posted: 06/13/2013 10:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate rejected a Republican proposal to the immigration measure that would prohibit illegal aliens from gaining legal status until the Department of Homeland Security could show it had "effective control" of the borders for six months.
posted: 06/13/2013 5:05 a.m.
Mayor Tab Townsell said Wednesday that he does not plan to seek re-election and even envisions a scenario in which he would not finish his term, which runs through 2016.
posted: 06/11/2013 10:12 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the agency charged with enforcing national gun laws said Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was "in distress" when he it took over on an interim basis in 2011.
posted: 06/11/2013 9:55 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon is reviewing all private contractors as the department deals with budget cuts and the lucrative payment to an NSA leaker casts a spotlight on the outside work.