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State's Hill to shake out old 'Golden Fleece'

posted: 05/21/2015 3:46 a.m. Comments 5

U.S. Rep. French Hill will call out federal agencies or employees that misuse or waste federal money through a "Golden Fleece" award, he announced Wednesday on the House floor.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Bentonville students show art

posted: 05/17/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Artwork by Bentonville High School students is on display at the U.S. Department of Education until June 30.

Bill asks reason for out-of-state C-130s

updated: 05/16/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Air Force must explain why it decided to leave 10 C-130J aircraft in Mississippi instead of moving them to Little Rock Air Force Base, under an amendment added to the National Defense Authorization Act before it passed Friday.

Hope GI killed in '68 laid to rest

updated: 05/15/2015 4:08 a.m. Comment 1

Staccato raps on a snare drum led the procession that took Army Master Sgt. James "Jim" Holt to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, 47 years after he disappeared during battle in Vietnam.

Springdale youth finishes 3rd in U.S. geography bee

posted: 05/14/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Sojas Wagle of Springdale knows that Bangor, Maine, is the largest city on the Penobscot River, and that french fries purportedly originated along the Meuse River in the Belgian city of Liege.

Hutchinson calling for special session

updated: 05/12/2015 3:39 a.m. Comments 6

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling the Arkansas Legislature back for a special session aimed at creating incentives to lure a defense contract to the state, he announced Monday.

Washington News in Brief: 2 senators honor state WWII vets

updated: 05/09/2015 3:27 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joined World War II veteran Floyd Brantley of Arkadelphia at a WWII victory gala Thursday at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. The program featured was "A Conversation with Heroes," with firsthand accounts of the conflict. Ninety-year-old former President George H.W. Bush, a pilot who fought the Japanese, was the keynote speaker.

Huckabee names 25 to campaign staff

posted: 05/08/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Thursday the names of 25 people who will lead his 2016 presidential campaign.

After failing to alter Iran bill, Cotton casts sole no

posted: 05/08/2015 2:29 a.m. Comment 1

After a failed attempt to force a vote on amendments he supported, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton was the lone no vote Thursday on legislation giving Congress a say in negotiations over the future of Iran's nuclear program.

Huckabee in sprint to fill '16 war chest

updated: 05/07/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

A day after announcing his 2016 presidential bid, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday announced 17 fundraisers across the country in the next month, including stops in five Arkansas cities.

Experts: Support-base growth still challenges Huckabee

updated: 05/06/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has hurdles to overcome if he doesn't want his 2016 presidential bid to look like his 2008 race, two political scientists said Tuesday.

Washington News in Brief: Obama jab earns Huckabee poke

updated: 05/02/2015 3:27 p.m. Comments 6

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joked about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last week.

Huckabee video talks up past win

posted: 05/02/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released what he called an “announcement video” Friday, describing his plans for America as he prepares to reveal his 2016 campaign decision.

Cotton challenges Iranian to debate, calls him cowardly

posted: 05/01/2015 2:43 a.m. Comments 36

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton drew attention Thursday after he again sparred with Iran's foreign minister on Twitter, calling the minister "cowardly" for not participating in Iran's war with Iraq in the 1980s.

Eldridge chosen for Justice panel

updated: 04/30/2015 11:41 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge and five others will join an advisory panel for Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

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