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State farms, firms support fast-track

updated: 02/01/2015 3:03 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas agriculture and business interests are among the groups pushing for Congress to give President Barack Obama authority to fast-track foreign trade deals.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 1 neutral on big question

posted: 02/01/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas' delegation was split last week on who would win tonight's Super Bowl.

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

updated: 01/30/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Americans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman.

State's 4 file bill on insurance ads

updated: 01/26/2015 8:20 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Advertisements encouraging people to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law would have to specify that taxpayers paid for the ad under legislation filed by Arkansas' entire U.S. House delegation Monday.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Cotton 1 of 3 set for GOP position

posted: 01/25/2015 3:57 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee named U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton as one of three vice chairmen for the 2016 cycle, according to a news release.

State's 4 back ban on abortion funding

updated: 01/22/2015 11:49 p.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas' entire U.S. House delegation voted Tuesday for legislation to prohibit use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortion, as thousands of abortion protesters marched on the nation's capital.

Justices toss ban on beards in prison

updated: 01/21/2015 4:21 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas prison system cannot prohibit an inmate from growing a half-inch beard if it's grown for religious reasons, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

State delegation less than excited at Obama vision

updated: 01/21/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Several members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Tuesday that President Barack Obama promised a vision for the country in his State of the Union speech that they had heard before.

Book 12 called an explainer of values

updated: 01/18/2015 3:08 a.m. Comments 3

In his soon-to-be-released book, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee explores cultural divisions between those who live on the coasts and those living in the middle of the country where God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy are normal parts of life.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: For Bill Clinton, a salute at Atlanta's King Center

posted: 01/18/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton received The King Center's 2015 Salute to Greatness Award on Saturday night at a black-tie gala in Atlanta.

Counties in state recover unevenly

updated: 01/15/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The economies of many Arkansas counties continue to struggle years after the last recession, according to a study by the National Association of Counties.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 2 high schoolers on delegates list

updated: 01/11/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas high school students were picked as delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program and will travel to the capital in March.

State's 4 like 40-hour jobs for coverage

posted: 01/09/2015 2:27 a.m. Comments 26

Arkansas' all-Republican U.S. House delegation supported legislation Thursday that would increase how many hours an employee must work before his employer is responsible for providing him health insurance.

Cotton to head subcommittee

posted: 01/09/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton will serve as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Airland, committee staff members announced Thursday.

Bid to protect American flag again in wind

posted: 01/08/2015 3:42 a.m. Comments 11

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., proposed a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the United States flag, his office announced Wednesday.

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