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Washington News in Brief: D.C. delegation home on break

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

The six Republicans in Arkansas' congressional delegation were in Arkansas last week continuing their August recess. Lawmakers are to return to Washington on Sept. 8.

Arkansans laud water-rule injunction

posted: 08/29/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas lawmakers and businesses on Friday praised a North Dakota federal judge's decision to temporarily block a controversial clean water rule from taking effect in the state.

Huckabee picks chief for Iowa campaign

posted: 08/28/2015 5:03 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Thursday that he has hired someone to lead his Iowa campaign.

SPACE FOR 600, NO WAITING: Tickets to see pope in D.C. go begging

posted: 08/26/2015 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Want to see Pope Francis at the U.S. Capitol next month? If so, it's time to call your congressman.

Eldridge weighs bid for Senate

posted: 08/25/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge is considering a run for U.S. Senate against incumbent John Boozman, he said in a statement Monday.

Washington News in Brief: D.C. break leads to state travels

updated: 08/22/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., crossed the state visiting farms and agricultural businesses last week for his fifth annual "Ag Tour" during the congressional August recess.

Iran self-inspect deal worries Congress' Arkansans

posted: 08/21/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Several members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Thursday that reports that the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency would allow Iran to self-inspect one of its potential nuclear sites should be reason enough to block the broader nuclear agreement with Iran.

Huckabee visits Israelis; website recalls pardons

updated: 08/20/2015 4:16 a.m. Comments 2

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee met in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a break from the 2016 presidential campaign.

Cotton talks up travels in Asia

updated: 08/20/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday that meetings with foreign leaders during his recent trip to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan gave him "invaluable" information about the countries' economies and security.

Israel trip hardens Iran-deal opposition, Westerman says

posted: 08/19/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said Tuesday that a recent trip to Israel crystallized his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran that Congress is set to vote on next month.

Cotton to donate books to school

posted: 08/18/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is scheduled to present more than 30 excess books from the Library of Congress on Thursday to Little Rock Central High School.

U.S. parks going with the flow in H2O sales

updated: 08/16/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

Thirsty visitors to most national parks in Arkansas can either buy refillable bottles of water or stick to slurping from the drinking fountains. Only one of seven national park sites in the state sells bottled water.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Iowa State Fair a draw

updated: 08/16/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Arkansas first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had the Iowa State Fair on their calendars last week.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Boozman favors a memorial wall

updated: 08/09/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced legislation last week to add at the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall a "remembrance wall" listing the names of U.S. service members who died in that conflict.

Acxiom looks like a winner in '16 election

posted: 08/09/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

As the 2016 presidential campaign begins to take shape, candidates are looking to target and influence specific voters, and some will turn to consumer data gathered by Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

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