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

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 Governor Defends Plan To Pardon His Son For Drug Charge

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is defending his plans to pardon his son for a 2003 marijuana conviction, saying he's receiving th...

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...

Judge Strikes Down State's Voter ID Law

AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Arkansas' 12-Week Abortion Ban

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, say...

Opponents Of State's Medicaid Plan Hit Pause On Fight

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Ending a budget standoff reminiscent of the fight that shuttered the federal government last year, Arkansas lawmakers have ...

State Votes To Keep Alternative Medicaid Expansion Plan Alive

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has voted to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, sending the governor legislation that w...

Midterm Elections Threaten State's Medicaid Expansion

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' plan for expanding Medicaid by buying private insurance policies for the poor instead of adding them to the rolls...

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...

Bill Clinton Defends Health Care Law

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bill Clinton urged opponents of the federal health care law Wednesday to stop trying to repeal it and instead work to improv...

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...

Another State Approves Medicaid Expansion Alternative

AP | MICHAEL STRATFORD | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas legislators have approved using federal money to buy private insurance for low-income residents, endorsing a plan e...

Jeffrey Young

Big Deal In Little Rock: GOP Legislature Backs Major Obamacare Benefit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

State Republicans Clear Path For Controversial Voter ID Measure

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas legislators passed a law Monday requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, overriding Democratic G...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...