Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,604
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: arkansas

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Book Club's Mary Steenburgen Recalls How She Consoled Hillary Clinton After Election Night 2016

    11/08/2018 9:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    People Magazine ^ | November 8, 2018 | Sam Gillette
    On the two-year anniversary of Election 2016, Mary Steenburgen recalls the poignant solace she tried to offer her longtime friend Hillary Clinton after she lost that year’s bruising presidential race. “As long as we’re privileged to draw breath, life is a grace and none of us know what’s around the bend,” Steenburgen, 65, told Clinton, according to an essay the Book Club actress wrote for #StillWithHer by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney. (The book, out Nov. 1, was produced in collaboration with PEOPLE’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall.) Steenburgen, a close personal friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton dating back to...
  • Former Ark. Political Party Spokesman Arrested for Child Porn

    11/06/2018 12:30:12 PM PST · by gasport · 32 replies
    KARK.com ^ | 11/6/18
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A former spokesperson for the Arkansas Democratic Party is behind bars this morning on a charge of child pornography possession and distribution.
  • No One Wants to Campaign With Bill Clinton Anymore

    11/02/2018 12:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Lisa Lerer
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When a Republican state legislator in Arkansas pushed last year to rename the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Clarke Tucker stood up for the former president. “The argument was that the people of Arkansas don’t support the Clintons,” said Mr. Tucker, a Democratic member of the state House of Representatives. “My thought at the time was, well, the people of Arkansas voted for Clinton eight times.” But now, as the Democratic nominee in the tightest congressional race in this state, Mr. Tucker is happy for the former president and his wife to...
  • Long-Lost Moon Rock Turns Up In Clinton Papers

    09/22/2011 8:37:52 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 31 replies
    A long-lost, highly valuable Moon rock brought back from the Apollo 17 mission has turned up in the files of Bill Clinton. The rock was one of 50 presented to each state, and was given to Arkansas while the ex-president was governor. The rock, worth millions of dollars, had been missing since at least 1980 until an archivist found it in old gubernatorial papers. Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, told Reuters the archivist opened a box previously archived as "Arkansas flag plaque." The rock and a state flag were originally affixed to the plaque, but the...
  • Suspect in deadly robbery: “We were broke and needed money”

    10/23/2018 3:51:16 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 69 replies
    WTOL ^ | 22 OCT 18 | WTOL staff
    KAIT) - A woman whose boyfriend was shot and killed during Thursday's robbery of a Brookland vape shop told investigators she knew he was going to rob the store, but said they were "broke and needed money." Kory Taylor Kampmeyer, 25, of Bassett appeared in Craighead County District Court Friday where Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge her with aggravated robbery, a Class Y felony. According to the court documents, she said her boyfriend, 25-year-old Billy Carl Raines, had been talking about robbing places in Jonesboro because they were broke and needed money. On Thursday, the couple drove...
  • Sucker-Punching the People

    10/21/2018 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    We have a choice: Govern ourselves or allow legislators and judges in our federal and state capitals to rule over us. I much prefer the former. Give me a republic in which important individual rights have been constitutionally secured and democratic elections established. In reality, that democracy part is as imperiled as our rights. Those fair elections, whereby we staff government and correct its course, too often prove hard to come by. On Friday, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck Issue 3, a citizen-initiated measure to restore legislative term limits, from Arkansas’ November ballot. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared...
  • Arkansas' Medicaid work rule boots another 4,100 from program

    10/16/2018 3:53:22 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Becker's Hospital Reviee ^ | October 16, 2018 | Morgan Haefner
    Another 4,109 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas lost their health insurance in October after failing to comply with the program's work requirements for three months, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The health department said 4,353 Medicaid beneficiaries lost their health insurance in September after failing to comply with the regulation. This brings the total number of beneficiaries who have lost coverage to nearly 8,500, according to The Hill. More than 76,000 beneficiaries were subject to the requirement. Work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries between the ages of 30 and 49 took effect for an initial group of members June...
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...
  • Bill Clinton’s Sexual Assault Allegations Are ‘Different’, Hillary Says

    10/09/2018 11:09:02 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    The numerous allegations of sexual harassment levied against him mean President Trump is a reprehensible monster, according to Hillary Clinton, but when it comes to similar claims made about her husband, former President Bill Clinton, it’s a different story. That’s what Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during an interview Tuesday when Amanpour prodded her about the allegations facing her husband and how she squares supporting him with her criticisms of men like Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The difference-maker, according to Clinton, is the fact that the allegations facing her husband were thoroughly investigated by a federal...
  • Voters in most Southern states expected to back GOP in midterms: poll

    10/02/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Voters in most Southern states are expected to back Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. The poll found that voters in most Southern states are more likely to support a Republican for Congress than the nation as a whole, with 48 percent of Southerners saying they would vote for a GOP candidate if the midterms were held today compared to 43 percent that would back Democrats. Forty-nine percent of voters nationally would vote for a Democratic candidate if the elections were held right now while 42 percent would vote for a Republican,...
  • Colorado woman uncovers nearly 3-carat diamond at Arkansas state park, in ‘find of a lifetime’

    09/29/2018 10:56:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNew.com/Science ^ | Sept 27, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    <p>A woman visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas earlier this month made the “find of a lifetime,” uncovering a nearly 3-carat diamond, which she initially thought was a piece of glass.</p> <p>The woman, who was only identified as a 71-year-old tourist from Aurora, Colorado, was visiting the park with her husband, son and two grandchildren when she noticed the diamond just 10 minutes after the family began to search for precious stones.</p>
  • Survivors of the tainted blood scandal (truncated title)

    09/23/2018 11:24:15 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 14 replies
    MSN com au ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer
    full title: Survivors of the tainted blood scandal are given as little as five seconds to explain the devastation it caused them Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo Hundreds of survivors of the tainted blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s are being denied a chance to tell...
  • UNT pulls off epic trick fake play

    09/15/2018 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/15/2018 | Chris thompson
    Only the referees and Brewer aware that he hadn’t signaled for a fair catch
  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....
  • The 'forgotten' Supreme Court decision and its impact on our politics

    09/10/2018 3:16:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Bill Mears
    Amid the current national debate over immigration policies, racial discrimination, LGBTQ rights, and executive power, the anniversary of an important legal and political dispute that has directly shaped that debate will pass quietly, its legacy all but forgotten. In September 1958, sixty years ago next week, the United States Supreme Court finally earned its hard-fought reputation as a co-equal branch of the federal government, in a courtroom drama filled with urgency and uncertainty. For perhaps the first time, the high court put muscle behind its mandate, asserting in unequivocal terms that its interpretation of the Constitution was the "supreme law...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • Congressman & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Visits Little Rock, Endorses Clarke Tucker

    08/20/2018 7:43:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | By: Nathan Treece &#61664;
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis visited Little Rock Sunday to speak with members of the community at a rally in support of Second Congressional Seat candidate Clarke Tucker, who is running against incumbent Congressman French Hill. Lewis spoke alongside Tucker during a rally held at Philander Smith College, saying, "It doesn't matter if you're Black, White, Latino, Asian American, or Native American - we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters." Congressman Hill released the following statement in response to the Little Rock visit, and to Lewis' endorsement of the Clarke...
  • Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol

    08/17/2018 7:49:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    KATV.com ^ | 8/16/2018 | Katie Clement
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday. The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. During the Satanic Temple's Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. Those against the rally also attended, telling KATV they had hoped to spread God's love. Following the installation of the Ten Commandments monument, the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit to have its statue placed on the same grounds in the name of religious pluralism...
  • Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol....(photo)

    08/17/2018 7:00:55 AM PDT · by caww · 89 replies
    nbc25news ^ | 8/17/2018 | KATIE CLEMENT, KATV, Marine Glisovic
    A more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. Following the installation of the Ten Commandments monument, the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit to have its statue placed on the same grounds in the name of religious pluralism and the First Amendment. During the 2017 legislative session, the Satanic Temple sent a letter to Arkansas legislators asking for lawmakers to sponsor a bill that would allow a Baphomet statue on Capitol grounds, but not one lawmaker responded.
  • Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol

    08/16/2018 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/16/18 | Hannah Grabenstein
    The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds. With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally,...