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Split Voter Syndrome

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In 2016, Vermont voters selected Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by more than 26 percentage points over Republican nominee Donald Trum...

South Carolina Could Owe Gay Groups $150,000 -- or Maybe Even More

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Even though South Carolina couples have been getting married since last month, Wilson has continued his losing battle to stop the weddings. But the longer he drags out his appeal, the more money he may wind up having to give to a coalition of gay rights groups.

Dear Governor Beebe: Please Bring Belynda Home for the Holidays

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

To the police, Belynda wasn't a victim. She wasn't a stunned and grieving widow with three children. She was a suspect. No, she was worse. In their eyes, she was the perpetrator.

Pardon Me, the Father of the Year Award Goes to...

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.19.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Arkansas? The state that gave us Walmart and the World Championship Duck Calling Contest? Correct on all fronts. But it's also home to Beebe, the outgoing governor who recently blew the lid off fatherly love through a promise he plans to deliver before leaving office in January.

Arkansas Senator Back At Work After Heart Surgery

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 9 (Reuters) - Arkansas Republican Senator John Boozman returned to work in Washington on Monda...

Mayflower: First, ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline Spill; Now, Deadly Tornado Destroys Arkansas Town

Steve Horn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil's Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, sending hundreds of thousand...

Republicans Working To Strip Health Coverage From 85,000 People In Arkansas

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Republicans in Arkansas are threatening to revoke health care coverage from some 85,000 state residents who have already signed up for benefits. U...

Governors, Lawmakers Return To Capitols With An Eye On November

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Dem Gov. Asks GOP Lt. Gov. To Resign

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (D) is calling on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) to resign, citing ethics commission findings that Darr likely violated campaign spen...

State's Big Medicaid Expansion Plan Gets Approved

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday that it had approved Arkansas' proposal to use federal money targeted for expanding the Medic...

On Supporting Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

As working women across the United States are finding jobs as the economy recovers from the Great Recession, it is more crucial than ever that they receive the same pay as their male counterparts.

Dem Gov Signs Law That Could Be Big Model For Other States

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 23 (Reuters) - Arkansas's Democratic governor signed into law on Tuesday a plan to extend hea...

Jeffrey Young

Big Deal In Little Rock: GOP Legislature Backs Major Obamacare Benefit | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

Arkansas is poised to move ahead with a plan to expand Medicaid to more poor people under President Barack Obama's health care reform law after key vo...

State Moves Forward On Unemployment Drug Testing Bill

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark, April 8 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday that would ...

Arkansas Gov Vetoes Voter ID BIll

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark, March 25 (Reuters) - Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on Monday vetoed a bill proposing citizens show pho...

State Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. March 19 (Reuters) - The Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Tuesday to require voters to sho...

State Republicans Seek An Acceptable Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Two Republican state senators from Arkansas may soon accomplish what seasoned Washin...

GOP-Controlled Legislature Advances Voter ID Measure

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 13 (Reuters) - Arkansas lawmakers, following the lead of other legislators across the country,...

Laura Bassett

State's 12-Week Abortion Ban Becomes Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 56-33 on Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's (D) veto of a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnanc...

State OKs Bill Allowing Guns On College Campuses

Reuters | Suzi Parker | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's...

Republican Accuses Democrat Of Practicing 'Nazi-Style Political Intimidation'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican Arkansas state legislator, who created a firestorm with past writings in which he says slavery may have been a "blessing," has accused ...

John Celock

Koch Group Backs Pro-Slavery Legislators | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by billionaires David and Charles Koch, has distributed mail praising votes cast by two members of...

Amazon Cuts Off Arkansas Affiliates

Connecticut Post | NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books said Friday that it would drop its online affiliates in Arkansas in response to a new state law that would have required the online retaile...

Mike Huckabee's Secrecy Problem

Mother Jones | Siddhartha Mahanta | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

There's a Mike Huckabee mystery that won't go away. Send a public records request seeking documents from his 12-year stint as Arkansas governor, as...

AR-Gov: 60% Beebe (D), 38% Keet (R) (Rasmussen 10/28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/28/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Arkansas 2010 Governor 60% Beebe (D), 38% Keet (...