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Huckabee again seeks presidency

updated: 05/06/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday launched his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination by saying he wants to lead the nation to "higher ground" and stressing his blue-collar roots.

Far-flung fans find Hope

updated: 05/06/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas governor and now two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee began his 2016 bid by pointing out that "it's a long way" between his native Hope and the White House.

Immigrant citizenship path a must for Clinton

posted: 05/06/2015 4:02 a.m. Discuss

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a different legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.

GOP budget adopted by Senate

updated: 05/06/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a showdown over spending bills this fall.

Democrats plan 6 presidential debates

updated: 05/06/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences.

Experts: Support-base growth still challenges Huckabee

updated: 05/06/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has hurdles to overcome if he doesn't want his 2016 presidential bid to look like his 2008 race, two political scientists said Tuesday.

Governor names 4 to workforce panel

posted: 05/06/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed four people to serve on the Arkansas Workforce Task Force, a group that will look for ways to increase state employee retention.

Clinton to call for 'full and equal path to citizenship'

posted: 05/05/2015 11:20 a.m. Comments 3

LAS VEGAS — Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on illegal immigration, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.

Senate votes to move forward on GOP budget compromise

posted: 05/05/2015 10:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Senate marched ahead Tuesday on a compromise Republican budget that calls for future cuts in spending while immediately boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion.

Huckabee launches 2nd presidential campaign

updated: 05/05/2015 1:19 p.m. Comments 14

HOPE — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his second presidential bid Tuesday morning in his hometown of Hope.

State: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts

posted: 05/04/2015 2:05 p.m. Comments 11

WASHINGTON — The State Department said Monday that it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.

Fiorina, Carson launch GOP presidential bids

posted: 05/04/2015 11:04 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson launched his bid as well Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

posted: 05/04/2015 10:19 a.m. Comments 16

DETROIT — Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president.

Flags at half-staff for Hammerschmidt memorial

updated: 05/04/2015 10:57 a.m. Comment 1

Flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday to mark the memorial service of former U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, who died April 1 at age 92, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong

posted: 05/04/2015 8:36 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to help poor people in developing countries.

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