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Arkansas Politics

GOP House Candidate Touts His Frugal Ways, Fails To Mention BMW, Mercedes

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Republican banking executive and House candidate French Hill wants Arkansas' 2nd District voters to know that he'll be fiscally conservative in Washin...

GOP State Senator Asks Why America Can't Be More Like Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican state legislator miffed about an Arkansas judge's ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban suggested on a conservative r...

Third Way's Attacks On Elizabeth Warren Resurface In Close Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The feud between Third Way and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has surfaced in a way the corporate-backed think tank probably didn't intend. After ...

Judge Tosses Ruling Striking Down Arkansas Voter ID Law

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has tossed out a judge's ruling striking down the state's voter ID law, but stopped short of rul...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Senate Candidate Removes Posts On Votes Against Sandy Relief From Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate from Arkansas voted against billions of dollars in assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims in January 2013 and then proce...

Covering The Clintons, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, lit up when we asked her to replay the details of some of her favorite moments as a young journ...

Samantha Lachman

Obamacare Timing Becomes An Issue In Competitive Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

A new ad in a competitive Senate race in Arkansas takes aim at the Affordable Care Act -- but it doesn't tell the whole story. Americans for Prospe...

Bill Clinton Repays His Former Campaign Driver, Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton, who served nearly 12 years as the governor of Arkansas before heading to the White House, sent a fundraising email Wedn...

GOP Lawmaker Claims Lieutenant Governor's Impeachment Is 'Inevitable'

AP | ANDREW DEMILLO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr refused Tuesday to resign over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending despi...

'How Many Of You Have Ever Attended A Klan Rally. I Did.'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A Democratic state legislator in Arkansas recently announced in a Facebook post that he had attended a Ku Klux Klan rally as a 19-year-old a half-cent...

Dem Senator Faces Fire From Both Sides

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama's "closest ally" in the state. New Yor...

John Celock

Tony Orlando, Yakov Smirnoff Wade Into State Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Singer Tony Orlando and comedian Yakov Smirnoff have both endorsed a candidate for Arkansas state treasurer in next year's election. As first repo...

State Treasurer Faces Extortion Accusations

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' state treasurer was accused Monday of taking at least $36,000 in cash – sometimes stashed in a pie box &ndas...

No Criminal Charges For Man Who Suggested Shooting GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Arkansas state police have cleared the husband of a Republican official who used a county GOP newsletter to suggest that Republican state legislators ...

GOP Newsletter Floats Idea Of Shooting Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Chris Nogy, the husband of a Republican Party official in Arkansas, suggested it was a shame that voters couldn't just threaten to shoot GOP state leg...

John Celock

Arkansas GOP-Controlled House Passes Anti-Rapist Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation which would strip convicted rapists of parental ...

Abortion Ban Supporter's Anti-Obama Comments

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

New video has surfaced of the Arkansas Republican state senator who sponsored the state's new abortion-ban bill making racially charged remarks about ...

John Celock

Lawmaker Targets Rapists' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

A Democratic legislator in Arkansas wants to strip convicted rapists of their rights to children conceived during the rape. State Rep. John Charles...

John Celock

Dems Celebrate Statehouse Gains Over Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrats are celebrating gains in state legislatures around the country -- including capturing control of eight chambers -- two years after a Republi...

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 ...

Republican Calls For Parental Sterilization

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

The Arkansas Republican who has called for deporting all Muslims and for instituting the death penalty for rebellious children is also calling for the...

GOP Legislator Doubles Down On Pro-Slavery Position

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican Arkansas state legislator whose writing in favor of slavery has embroiled the state GOP in controversy is now defending his viewpoints...

John Celock

Koch Group Backs Pro-Slavery Legislators

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

John Celock

Republicans Run From Slavery, Child Death Penalty Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Arkansas Republicans are distancing themselves from two state legislators and one legislative candidate who have written in favor of slavery, the depo...

Another Republican Endorses Slavery

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

A Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has a history of writing in support of slavery and the Confederacy, along with comparing ...