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State's 2 back Senate ax for Planned Parenthood

updated: 07/30/2015 4:07 a.m. Comments 19

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton have signed on to a Senate effort to ban federal funds from Planned Parenthood after the release of several videos showing the organization's employees talking about using fetal remains for research.

Won't apologize, Huckabee says

posted: 07/28/2015 5:10 a.m. Comments 12

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday said he will not apologize for alluding to Nazi death camps to describe the nuclear deal reached with Iran.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Clinton finesses invitation to sing

updated: 07/26/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Amid hundreds of questions about the economy and the presidential race during a nationwide Facebook question-and-answer session Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sidestepped an invitation to sing in Fayetteville.

Boozman's export step for Cuba clears panel

posted: 07/24/2015 5:37 a.m. Comment 1

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved language Thursday loosening restrictions on travel and trade between the United States and Cuba.

Prayer by Arkansan starts day for Senate

posted: 07/24/2015 4:37 a.m. Comment 1

The Rev. Ken Carney of Arkansas opened the U.S. Senate's session Thursday with a request for divine grace, wisdom and mercy.

Hill wants details on money flow to Iran

updated: 07/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

With as much as $150 billion flowing to Iran under a deal restricting the country's nuclear capabilities, U.S. Rep. French Hill said he wants more details about where the money can go and how it can be spent.

Sen. Boozman has $872,704 in '16 coffers

posted: 07/23/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman has almost $875,000 in his campaign war chest -- 15 months before Election Day and before any challengers have come forward.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Training set up for vets project

updated: 07/19/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has organized free training for people who want to help record veterans' life stories for the Library of Congress.

Huckabee's $8M pile only goes so far, observers say

updated: 07/17/2015 4:04 a.m. Comments 4

The $8 million raised for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2016 campaign is more than he raised in the early stages of his 2008 bid, but it's dwarfed by his competitor's hauls.

State wise to halt road projects, U.S. secretary says

posted: 07/16/2015 4:07 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday praised Arkansas' decision to stop reviewing $355 million in bids for highway construction projects in the state while Congress works on a long-term plan to fund roads.

Arkansas' U.S. House delegation pads coffers

posted: 07/16/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation are keeping their campaign coffers full, with a year and a half to go before the next general election, according to Federal Election Commission reports that were due Wednesday.

Skepticism high for Arkansas' 6

updated: 07/15/2015 4:19 a.m. Comments 16

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Tuesday that they're skeptical of the deal President Barack Obama's administration and other countries negotiated to restrict Iran's nuclear program, though several said they want to read it before passing judgment.

Push on to name building for Helena judge of 1900s

posted: 07/12/2015 5:02 a.m. Discuss

More than 60 years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal judge in Arkansas took on a white supremacy group and ruled that citizens couldn't be blocked from employment based on their race.

Washington News in Brief: LR pupil dines at White House

posted: 07/12/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Aspen Smith, 11, was among those recognized at the White House on Friday for creating a recipe for Arkansas baked almond catfish for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids.

Forestry bill gets approval of House

posted: 07/10/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman designed to increase timber harvests and reduce the chance of fires in the nation's forests.

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