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DNC's leader heeds requests to step down

posted: 07/25/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that she's resigning as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, announcing the leadership shake-up as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for president.

For Arkansans, convention on bucket list

updated: 07/25/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA -- For Arkansans supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, this week's Democratic National Convention is a chance to see barriers removed and a glass ceiling shattered.

Error flags voters on state list

updated: 07/25/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Flawed data sent out by the Arkansas secretary of state's office in conjunction with the Arkansas Crime Information Center incorrectly flagged thousands of people to be removed from voter registration lists, meaning several Arkansas voters will have to prove their status before this year's presidential election if the issue isn't fixed.

Trump: Vet French visitors

updated: 07/25/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."

Democrats sue as Republicans look for county judge candidate

posted: 07/25/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Democrats filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop Republican plans to nominate a replacement candidate for county judge in Washington County.

DNC chair to resign after convention

updated: 07/24/2016 3:50 p.m. Comments 7

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton.

State Rep. Lampkin dies Saturday at age 70

updated: 07/24/2016 12:52 p.m. Discuss

State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin, D-Monticello, died Saturday night, House Minority Leader Michael John Gray said Sunday morning. She was 70.

Sanders, DNC rift palpable in emails

posted: 07/24/2016 4:37 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic Party officials, leaked in advance of the party’s convention this week in Philadelphia, details acrimony between the Democratic National Committee and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during his run for the presidential nomination. He has since endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Clinton-Kaine debuts in Florida

updated: 07/24/2016 4:35 a.m. Comment 1

MIAMI -- Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Tim Kaine as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality -- "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" -- during a rally Saturday ahead of this week's Democratic National Convention.

Pay raise boosts carry-over cash

updated: 07/24/2016 4:13 a.m. Discuss

State Sen. John Cooper, R-Jonesboro, has the largest campaign war chest among unopposed legislative candidates, according to the latest campaign-finance reports.

Philadelphia, activists get ready for Democrats

posted: 07/24/2016 4:09 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA -- Protesters, party leaders and city officials were making final plans as Philadelphia prepared to host the four-day Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday.

Hungary's premier champions Trump

updated: 07/24/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A Donald Trump presidency in the U.S. would likely be the best outcome for Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, going further than any leader in the European Union to back the Republican nominee.

Three claim interest in Democratic nod for House District 9

posted: 07/24/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Teacher Candace Jeffress of Crossett said Thursday that she wants to be the Democratic nominee in House District 9 in the Nov. 8 general election, and former state Rep. Johnnie Bolin of Crossett said he is leaning toward seeking the nomination.

Governor's appointments

posted: 07/24/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the following appointments July 15:

Clinton introduces Kaine as VP choice in Florida

posted: 07/23/2016 1:48 p.m. Comment 1

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.

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