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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

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Piggybacking online-sales-tax bill gains traction

posted: 08/31/2014 5:53 a.m. Comments 4

Some members of the Arkansas delegation said last week that attaching a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases to a more popular measure may be enough to get it approved this year after a decade of trying.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Capitol Hill Arkansans take on the ice buckets

posted: 08/31/2014 5:24 a.m. Discuss

Most members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have willingly had ice water poured over themselves to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.

12,000 veterans shorted by glitch

posted: 08/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More than 12,000 veterans nationwide didn't receive their full disability benefit check heading into the holiday weekend because of a computer glitch, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Friday.

Arkansan nominated for U.S. energy post

posted: 08/29/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday.

Washington News in Brief: State 2 to serve as Senate pages

posted: 08/24/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Two Arkansas high school students were selected to serve as U.S. Senate pages beginning in September.

Capitol sweets, 2-party treats

posted: 08/24/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- There's supposedly no such thing as a free lunch. But on Capitol Hill, there's an assortment of free snacks and drinks and, occasionally, dog food.

Candidates buy ad time before campaign season

posted: 08/18/2014 4:09 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Political candidates and interest groups have spent at least $13.56 million reserving time for nearly 25,886 television ads in the past three months of the campaign season, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette review of thousands of advertising contracts filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Malvern college aim: Readiness

posted: 08/17/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

College of the Ouachitas is one of 14 community colleges that has committed to strengthen college readiness since January, the White House announced last week.

Washington News in Brief: Griffin pushes for help at border after tour

posted: 08/10/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials need help to address the number of children coming into the country illegally, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday during a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday.

Pryor ads hit first in on-air battling

posted: 08/06/2014 5:38 a.m. Comments 5

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee began a $3.6 million ad campaign Tuesday aimed at boosting the re-election chances of two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

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