posted: 12/25/2012 5:06 a.m.
Some gifted young Little Rock artists are sharing handmade holiday ornaments and a brief Arkansas history lesson with the nation’s capital this month.
posted: 10/29/2012 1:49 a.m.
The 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were nail biters, but statisticians say there’s an outside chance the United States will have an even closer contest this year.
posted: 09/15/2012 3:04 a.m.
A minister who was defrocked long ago for performing same-sex union ceremonies will be honored by a Sherwood church on Friday. Open Door Community Church’s openly gay pastor, Randy McCain, said his congregation will recognize former United Methodist Church minister Jimmy Creech for being one of the leading “straight allies of gay and lesbian people who give love, support and a voice to the misunderstood children of God.”
posted: 09/08/2012 4:01 a.m.
When a nation’s debt gets too big, there are sometimes disastrous consequences.
posted: 08/31/2012 6:01 a.m.
Arkansas Republicans said Thursday they’ve nominated a presidential candidate who can unseat Barack Obama and unharness the struggling American economy.
posted: 08/31/2012 5:59 a.m.
Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation got a pep talk Thursday morning from U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and a self-described “recovering attorney.” A member of the Armed Services Committee, Forbes represents a southern Virginia congressional district that is a stone’s throw from Virginia Beach, Va., and includes several military installations.
posted: 08/30/2012 5:27 a.m.
Some Americans — particularly delegates — attend presidential nominating conventions because they genuinely enjoy listening to dozens and dozens and dozens of partisan political speeches.
posted: 08/29/2012 5:30 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — Arkansas Republican delegates unanimously endorsed Mitt Romney Tuesday afternoon, helping the former Massachusetts governor clinch the Republican presidential nomination and take a key step toward the White House.
posted: 08/29/2012 1:13 a.m.
They all signed sworn affidavits promising to cast their Republican National Convention ballots for the winner of the Arkansas presidential primary, and they all kept their word Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean they’re all crazy about former Gov. Mitt Romney or plan to vote for him in November.
posted: 08/28/2012 5:07 a.m.
When the world — or at least television — was more black and white, Republican and Democratic national conventions used to be sweaty, smoky, slow-paced, suspense-filled summer conclaves, with presidential and vice presidential nominations up for grabs and party platforms unresolved.
posted: 08/28/2012 1:18 a.m.
His wife stayed in the Florida panhandle weather-proofing the family’s $3 million oceanfront home and his jam session with Lynyrd Skynyrd was rained out — both because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
posted: 08/27/2012 1:47 a.m.
Arkansas delegates to the Republican National Convention are buying umbrellas and rain ponchos and bracing for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.
posted: 08/26/2012 4:22 a.m.
As a Republican-leaning lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jim Griffin, 66, is watching the rise of presidential candidate Mitt Romney with pride and wonder.
posted: 08/21/2012 4:36 a.m.
An Arkansas congressman will speak on the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday in Tampa, Fla.
posted: 08/12/2012 3:26 a.m.
Arkansas Republican leaders said U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will be a strong vice-presidential nominee and praised their party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, for adding Ryan to the ticket.
posted: 06/24/2012 5:40 a.m.
The Republican Party of Arkansas elected 21 at large delegates Saturday to attend the 2012 Republican National Convention, all but one of whom had been recommended as delegates or alternates by the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
posted: 06/21/2012 5:56 a.m.
Baptists who like the “Southern Baptist” message but not the “Southern Baptist” name should call themselves “Great Commission Baptists,” the nation’s largest Protestant body decided after vigorous debate.
posted: 06/20/2012 5:12 a.m.
Thousands of Southern Baptists, most of them whites from states of the old Confederacy, chose a black pastor Tuesday for the first time ever to serve as president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
posted: 06/17/2012 5:01 a.m.
Although he won just 58 percent of the vote in the state Democratic primary, President Barack Obama claimed 100 percent of the delegates chosen at Saturday’s special state convention of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.
posted: 06/16/2012 4:43 a.m.
The Southern Baptist Convention, Dixie’s predominant religious body for more than 150 years, is expected to make history Tuesday by electing a black Louisiana megachurch minister as its president.
posted: 03/24/2012 4:39 a.m.
Pope Benedict XVI is headed to Guanajuato, Mexico, this week, and at least one Roman Catholic from Arkansas has traveled there to see the pontiff.
posted: 03/10/2012 3:38 a.m.
Best-selling Christian recording artist Twila Paris, 53, says the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored prayer and Bible reading in the public schools in 1963, but that Northwest Arkansas didn’t necessarily rush to obey the court’s mandate.
posted: 03/05/2012 5:42 a.m.
A North Little Rock church celebrated its 100th birthday by giving away $100,000 Sunday to central Arkansas schools and charities. Then it collected $160,000 in offerings to build Assemblies of God churches across communist Vietnam.
posted: 03/03/2012 3:24 a.m.
Wideman’s old Methodist tabernacle closed years ago, its congregation scattered and its sanctuary silent.
posted: 02/25/2012 3:08 a.m.
This week, while the 2012 Republican presidential candidates are trudging across Michigan, 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is enjoying the view from Mount Zion.
posted: 02/16/2012 6:13 a.m.
Four years after his own long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mike Huckabee told the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening that there’s too much partisanship and not enough problem solving in American politics.
posted: 02/04/2012 4:07 a.m.
The state’s top Roman Catholic official is denouncing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for requiring the church’s schools, hospitals, adoption agencies and other charities to begin offering free contraceptive services as part of their health-care plans.
posted: 01/21/2012 3:55 a.m.
Longtime Little Rock eye doctor Bert Miller, 79, has shifted his focus from eye charts to evangelism. On Sunday, as friends and family look on, he’ll bow his head, make his vows and become an ordained minister at the Little Rock Community Church.
posted: 12/17/2011 4:20 a.m.
This year, Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday, and most Protestant churches will be opening their doors that day to mark the holiday, a survey shows.
posted: 11/29/2011 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor took to the floor of the U.S. Senate today to argue for congressional relief for the family of a dead Arkansas serviceman. Samson T. Luke, a captain in the Arkansas Army National Guard and a father of four, was undergoing military training at Fort Chaffee the weekend he died in early 2010.
posted: 10/30/2011 5:25 a.m.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ choice for president, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, dropped out of the 2012 contest in August, but Sanders is still at work in key primary and caucus states.
posted: 10/22/2011 5:06 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said he cleared the way early Friday morning for two Treasury Department nominees to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, after the department made “good-faith efforts” to help a couple of Arkansas flood victims who erroneously received about $27,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds.
posted: 10/21/2011 5:19 a.m.
Former dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s death is a victory for the Libyan people and a warning sign for Syrian President Bashar Assad, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark said.
posted: 10/20/2011 4:30 a.m.
Unhappy with penalties the federal government is trying to impose on two Stone County flood victims, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor stood Wednesday on the floor of the Senate and said he would block confirmation of all Treasury Department officials until the dispute is resolved.
posted: 10/19/2011 5:16 a.m.
Former Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Jason Willett faces second-degree theft and unlawful entry charges after he allegedly failed to pay a $71.50 bar tab at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill during a 2010 lobbying trip.
posted: 10/18/2011 5:30 a.m.
A prominent economist and former member of President Ronald Reagan’s Economic Advisory Board has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s “9-9-9 ” tax plan, saying it will help revive the nation’s economy, encouraging investment, creating jobs and eliminating the need for most tax lawyers and accountants.
posted: 10/17/2011 5:53 a.m.
When President Barack Obama dedicated the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial Sunday, paying tribute to the slain civil-rights martyr, a busload of Arkansans joined in the celebration.
posted: 10/16/2011 6:03 a.m.
Herman Cain’s surge from a blip in the presidential primary polls of August to leader of the Republican pack has made him the hottest ticket in the history of the Washington County GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner.
posted: 10/16/2011 5:59 a.m.
They crushed the Nazis, liberated Europe and saved the world.
posted: 10/16/2011 5:33 a.m.
Roll Call, a leading Capitol Hill newspaper, says Arkansas was the first state in the nation to wrap up the congressional redistricting process in 2011 — and the new map is good for Republicans. According to Roll Call: “All of the seats will be an uphill climb for Democrats to win.” Arkansas voters didn’t send him to Congress in 2010, but Patrick Kennedy has discovered another route to the nation’s capital.
posted: 10/14/2011 4:46 a.m.
The U.S. Senate voted 83-8 Thursday to confirm the nomination of Susan Owens Hickey to serve as a federal district judge for the Western District of Arkansas, despite objections by an Iowa senator that she lacked sufficient experience to merit approval.
posted: 10/13/2011 3:45 a.m.
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack would empower all 50 states to collect sales taxes from Amazon. com Inc. and other major online retailers.
posted: 10/09/2011 3:47 a.m.
Voters in a leading Christian conservative straw poll overwhelmingly rejected the Republican establishment’s presidential front-runners Saturday, despite receiving personal appeals from former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
posted: 10/09/2011 3:45 a.m.
The USO paid tribute to U.S. Army Cpl. David Bixler on Thursday, naming him its Soldier of the Year during its $1,000-a-plate gala fundraiser in downtown Washington.
posted: 10/06/2011 4:45 a.m.
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, saying the former Massachusetts governor can beat Barack Obama and help America’s economy recover.
updated: 10/05/2011 12:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin will formally announce later today that he's endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
posted: 10/01/2011 4:57 a.m.
The death in Yemen of an American-born imamturned-al-Qaida terrorist means “we are all safer,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Little Rock audience Friday.
posted: 09/25/2011 5:06 a.m.
Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, introduced a Senate resolution calling for Nov. 1, 2011, to be designated National Jobs Day.
posted: 09/23/2011 4:28 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor introduced legislation Thursday aimed at making the federal regulatory process “better, cheaper and faster,” and immediately drew fire from critics who said the measure would favor corporations over consumers.
posted: 09/22/2011 5:02 a.m.
President Barack Obama and members of the Arkansas congressional delegation were on the same page this week, vigorously opposing any move by the United Nations to recognize Palestinian statehood.