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Trump: Illegals treated better than U.S. vets

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that illegal aliens receive better care than the nation's veterans, electrifying the crowd at the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to the armed forces.

Libertarians see chances in '16 election improving

updated: 05/30/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Libertarian Party, which is trying to emerge from a fringe movement into a viable alternative to the Republican and Democrats seeking the presidency, held its annual convention over the weekend, only this year it grappled with nominating two former Republican governors to its presidential ticket.

House again favors Westerman's forest-management bill

posted: 05/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- An Arkansas lawmaker's legislation that would overhaul national forest management passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the second time in less than a year that the measure has received congressional approval.

Highways plan tied to earnings down the road

posted: 05/29/2016 3:51 a.m. Comments 6

The Legislature and Gov. Asa Hutchinson are relying on the state treasurer’s improved earnings on roughly $3 billion in investments to help generate more money for the state’s highway program and to help pay for a long-term reserve fund for use in economic downturns.

Sanders' bid to oust Clinton allies denied

updated: 05/29/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Democratic officials have rejected presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

Cleveland stresses GOP event security

posted: 05/29/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

City officials plan to present on Tuesday an overview of security preparation for this summer’s Republican National Convention, seeking to counter concerns about Cleveland’s readiness to host an event that’s expected to draw 50,000 visitors.

Washington news in brief

updated: 05/29/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

In San Diego visit, Hill tours border Second District U.S. Rep. French Hill toured the nation's southern border last weekend, traveling to San Diego and observing the frontier between California and Mexico.

House again favors Westerman's forest-management bill

posted: 05/29/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas lawmaker's legislation that would overhaul national forest management passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the second time in less than a year that the measure has received congressional approval.

Trump says no to Sanders debate

updated: 05/28/2016 3:09 a.m. Comments 2

Donald Trump put an end to proposals for a debate between him and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, calling it "inappropriate" to spar with a second-place candidate.

Delegate count puts Trump over the top

posted: 05/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday.

Energy bill dies over LGBT item

updated: 05/27/2016 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday.

Democrats' dinner to shed Jefferson, Jackson

posted: 05/27/2016 2:35 a.m. Comments 11

The state Democratic Party announced Thursday that it will change the name of its annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, saying it wants a title that is more reflective of today's statewide political body.

Arkansas Democrats dropping Jefferson, Jackson names from dinner

posted: 05/26/2016 1:11 p.m. Comments 8

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Democratic Party is joining a list of states dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson's names from their biggest annual fundraiser and has formed a committee to come up with a new name.

Emails report faults Clinton

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The State Department's inspector general criticized Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had.

Trump event again draws protest, but peace prevails

updated: 05/26/2016 4:01 a.m. Comment 1

A day after protesters outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico clashed with police and toppled barricades, the New York businessman railed against Hillary Clinton during a less heated rally Wednesday.

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