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Washington news in brief

posted: 02/14/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Cotton attending security meeting U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton was scheduled to spend this weekend in Germany attending the annual Munich Security Conference, which began Friday and is to end today.

Pledges heard to open up Cuba

posted: 02/11/2016 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

Several lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, told the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba on Wednesday that they'll work to pass legislation removing barriers to trade with Havana.

Arkansas' 6 in D.C. slam plan as reckless

posted: 02/10/2016 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

The six Republicans who make up Arkansas' congressional delegation blasted Democratic President Barack Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget, portraying it as fiscally irresponsible.

87-strong 'Arkansas Travelers' crew hoofing N.H. for Clinton

posted: 02/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Scores of Hillary Clinton supporters from Arkansas are trudging through snowy southern New Hampshire hoping to help push the Granite State into the win column today for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Hill visits midshipmen at U.S. Naval Academy

updated: 02/08/2016 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

A short walk from the tomb of American maritime hero John Paul Jones, more than two dozen U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from Arkansas gathered Thursday evening to eat pizza and hear praise from one of their home state's elected officials, 2nd District U.S. Rep. French Hill.

Washington news in brief

posted: 02/07/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

UALR team in D.C., 3rd in competition

Arkansans pray with Obama, colleagues at annual breakfast

updated: 02/05/2016 4:12 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation joined President Barack Obama on Thursday to pray for the nation and celebrate its religious heritage.

Arkansas native Jennings Clinton press aide in state

updated: 02/04/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock native with longtime ties to the Clinton family has been named as Arkansas press secretary for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Huckabee ends his bid

posted: 02/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 16

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suspended his presidential campaign late Monday after enduring a defeat in the Iowa Republican caucuses.

Womack sets record in Congress

posted: 02/02/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — It’s an attendance record few lawmakers can match.

Huckabee slams rumor, denies he might endorse Trump

posted: 02/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- One day before the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said speculation that he will endorse Donald Trump later this week may be coming from opponents hoping to undermine his campaign.

Huckabee parody video of Adele's 'Hello' grabs attention

posted: 02/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Battling a TV-savvy billionaire, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has struggled to grab his share of "free media" -- airtime that doesn't come with a bill attached.

Womack's House career: 5 years, no missed votes

posted: 02/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- It's an attendance record few lawmakers can match.

Hopefuls wooing faithful

updated: 01/31/2016 3:46 a.m. Comments 4

The last time Mike Huckabee ran for president, he polled poorly among non-evangelicals, but he won the Iowa Republican caucuses anyway, propelled by solid support from born-again Christians.

Washington news in brief

updated: 01/31/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Cotton's new beard covers chin injury U.S. Sen Tom Cotton is sporting facial hair, but not because it's increasingly trendy on Capitol Hill.

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