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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.

Washington News in Brief: White House salutes helpful Arkansas rancher

posted: 08/03/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The White House recognized an Arkansas cattleman Tuesday as a "Champion of Change."

Boozman tours Texas alien-holding units

posted: 08/02/2014 4:04 a.m. Comments 8

WASHINGTON -- As Congress debated how to address the number of children flowing across the country's southern border, U.S. Sen. John Boozman and six other senators Friday visited one of the main processing centers for those entering illegally.

State's delegates split on funds to ease border influx

posted: 08/01/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

The six members of Arkansas' delegation were split Thursday on congressional bills to provide extra funding to help with the thousands of children crossing into the United States from Central America.

Senator builds ties with African fellows

posted: 07/29/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- At a meeting of young African leaders Monday, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said the United States and Arkansas need to build a stronger relationship with countries in Africa.

Pryor, Boozman say politics aside, they are good friends

posted: 07/27/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 3

On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 4 Arkansas teens digest D.C. ways

posted: 07/27/2014 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama.

Freed Sudanese drew Cotton, Pryor focus

posted: 07/25/2014 3:57 a.m. Comment 1

After more than a year in prison, a woman on death row in Sudan for refusing to convert from Christianity was blessed by Pope Francis on Thursday hours after leaving her home country.

Coin designs honoring U.S. marshals unveiled

posted: 07/24/2014 3:42 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- A nod to Fort Smith's history with the U.S. Marshals Service is included in the design for three commemorative coins unveiled Wednesday.

Baptists' chief goes on border-kid visit

posted: 07/23/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said he's heard stories about children flooding across the country's southern border, fleeing violence and abuse. But during a trip to south Texas on Tuesday, he was able to put a face to the stories.

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