Crisis at the NLRB
If left to the Republican Party, there'd be no National Labor Relations Board to look after employee rights in the workplace.
Fri May 17, 2013
Ark. senators host online chat on the economy
Arkansas' two U.S. senators are participating in an online discussion with small business owners about the Internet and economic development.
'Stand your ground' laws increase homicides
In a new study, an economics professor and a PhD student at Texas A&M University take a broader look at the laws' effect.
Thu May 16, 2013
James Lee Witt endorses Mike Ross for governor
Does the endorsement of James Lee Witt, Bill Clinton's FEMA director, now a bigtime lobbyist/consultant, help Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross? Surely it will in Wildcat Holler.
Four Republicans say they'll show at McCarthy vote - Moniz set for...
McCARTHY VOTE TODAY : At least four Republican senators plan to attend today's second attempt at a committee vote on Gina McCarthy's nomination to lead the EPA - including boycott ringleader David Vitter.
Tue May 14, 2013
Insurance Journal West
Farm Bill to Expand Crop Insurance Passes Senate Committee
The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill on Tuesday, costing $500 billion over a decade, that would expand the scope of the federally subsidized crop insurance program and modestly trim spending on food stamps for the poor.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Island Packet
Republican boycott stalls vote on EPA nominee Gina McCarthy
At least one Republican senator, Roy Blunt of Missouri, placed a hold on Gina McCarthy's nomination to lead the EPA over questions about a levee project in his state.
Two-year-old dies from handgun shot to head
Kind of a nicely written narrative from Rep. Nate Bell of Mena on what he says was a formative episode of his youth, when, he says, a 30-30 rifle gave him the backing he needed to scare a would-be intruder away from his Alabama home.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Huffington Post
Steve Stockman AR-15 Giveaway Prods Twitter Followers: 'Grab This Gun Before Obama Does!'
Stockman informed the social media community that he is giving away a free Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle , pointing readers to a form on his website.
See Whether Your Senators Voted for the Internet Sales Tax Here
Last night, the Senate voted to pass the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act and send it to the House.
Tue May 07, 2013
Fellow Senate Democrats peeved that gun safety groups are attacking Dem. Mark Pryor
Oh, yay, now for the part where prominent Democrats get all irritated and cranky that other Democrats are, gasp, facing consequences for doing terrible no-good things.
Could More Base Closures Be on the Way?
Senate Armed Services Chairman Levin said, 'At a time when the Pentagon and the entire federal government face enormous fiscal challenges, the questionable projects and lack of oversight identified in this review are simply unacceptable.' When the Pentagon last year asked Congress to initiate a base closure process, powerful lawmakers such as ... (more)
'RIDIN WITH YOUR REP': U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin's website features a photo of him in motocross gear and an invitation to ride with him to learn about the 'important policy issues affecting this sport.' Any pipelines needed for motocross? * THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS DESIGNS ON ARKANSAS : Church and State magazine reports on plans by the American Renewal ... (more)
The Huffington Post
Republican Senator Says He May Support Background Checks
Sen. Jeff Flake said Tuesday that he could support tighter background checks on gun sales -- something he declined to do last month -- if the senators pushing the proposal change its provision dealing with Internet sales.
Churches choose on guns
Now that the Arkansas legislature has opened the sanctuary doors to guns in churches - if the churches choose - decisions are being made.
Fri May 03, 2013
Bill and Hillary Clinton headline airport expansion, renaming
The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport put on a big show today to herald an expansion project and the formal renaming of the airport in honor of the former president and former secretary of state, both on hand for the ceremony.
The Baxter Bulletin
Steve Barnes: Halter convinced Democrats will have to warm up to him
The fastest, surest way to get a laugh from Bill Halter is to observe that establishment Democrats don't merely dislike him, don't simply disdain him -- they revile him.
Thu May 02, 2013
Boozman to visit Russellville, Morrilton
At Russellville, Boozman is to tour a Veterans Affairs medical clinic. Arkansas' junior senator is a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee .
Wed May 01, 2013
4 gubernatorial hopefuls to address Delta Caucus
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The four announced candidates for next year's governor's race are scheduled to participate in events this week at the Delta Caucus Conference in Little Rock.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Southern Democratic senators fighting conservative tide Southern...
And in 2014, three of the six Senate seats in the South still in Democratic hands - in North Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana - will be on the line, political analysts say, as all signs suggest those incumbents will be buffeted by significant political headwinds.