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  • Dems hold onto hope in Arkansas [“Everyone realizes this is our last stand here."]

    11/02/2014 2:27:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats may be making their last stand in Arkansas. At the beginning of the cycle, Democrats touted a dream ticket that could help rally the party back to relevance after a series of stinging losses in the state. They cheered Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D) centrist profile and strong family name. In the governor’s race, they hoped former Rep. Mike Ross’s long string of successes in conservative southwest Arkansas would boost him. But months later, Pryor has trailed freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for much of the summer in the Razorback State and former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has had a...
  • Arkansas: Female Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Files Two Complaints Against Her Own Party

    04/17/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Well, if this isn't a burgeoning political headache for the party of “tolerance” and “inclusiveness,” I don't know what is. An Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate has filed two complaints against state organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party. She claims Arkansas Democrats snubbed her at a dinner by refusing to let her speak, and on a separate occasion, referred to her primary opponent as “the next governor of Arkansas”…as she sat and listened. From ABC’s affiliate KATV: Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant has filed a complaint against the Democratic Party of Arkansas and the Saline County Democratic Party...
  • Candidate’s Complaint Called “Misguided”

    04/21/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant’s complaint against the Arkansas Democratic Party was rebuffed as “misguided” by Democratic National Committee Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla). Dr. Bryant took exception to her primary opponent, Mike Ross, being described by Democratic Party officials as “the next governor of Arkansas.” She also protested being barred from speaking at Saline County’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner. “I can understand how Dr. Bryant—an African-American woman—might feel frustrated and belittled by the way she’s been treated,” Wasserman Schultz offered. “However, we need to focus on the big picture. The message of the Democratic Party is that...
  • Asa Hutchinson up 8 in Conservative Intel Poll of AR governor's race

    08/07/2013 12:14:30 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 6 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 8/7/13 | David Freddoso
    Former Republican Congressman and Drug Czar Asa Hutchinson (at right) holds an eight-point lead over his Democratic rival for governor, former Democratic Rep. Mike Ross, D. The two men are vying to replace Gov. Mike Beebe, D, who defeated Hutchinson for the job in 2006 but cannot run again due to term limits. The Conservative Intel poll of Arkansas, whose Senate results were released yesterday, was conducted by Harper Polling and surveyed 587 likely voters in the state...
  • Did Radical Islamic Leadership in Boston Influence Marathon Bombers?

    04/29/2013 5:33:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov
    Reprinted from PeaceandTolerance.org. “This is alarming, but I’d need to see a smoking gun.” That’s what a Boston Rabbi said after we’d spent an hour in his office walking him through mounds of evidence that linked the leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to terrorism and hate speech against Jews and Christians. He wouldn’t speak publicly about the radical leadership of the ISB mosque, he explained, for fear of giving offense, for fear of breaking with a certain understanding about these things, for fear of being labeled a bigot. For 10 years, this reluctance to speak honestly about...
  • Robocall says Mike Ross running for Arkansas Governor

    04/15/2013 5:36:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    robocall
    Just received the call. He will announce his candidacy Wednesday in Prescott at 7:45 a.m.
  • House votes 240-182 to approve rule covering healthcare repeal

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved a rule governing debate for the Republicans' Repeal of Obamacare Act on Tuesday. Members voted 240-182 in favor of the rule, which sets up five hours of debate that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Democrats strongly oppose the bill, a sentiment reflected in the rule vote. Only four Democrats supported the rule, and every voting Republicans favored it. Democrats voting for the rule were Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.). The vote came after a debate that seemed to raise the question of why five hours of debate...
  • Cotton wins GOP nod for south Ark. US House seat

    05/22/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    WXVT Channel 15 ^ | May 22, 2012
    Army veteran and management consultant Tom Cotton has won the Republican nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat. Cotton defeated Beth Anne Rankin and John Cowart in Tuesday's primary for the 4th Congressional District. The 35-year-old from Dardanelle raised more than $1 million in his bid for the seat and had racked up endorsements from leading national Republicans and conservative groups. Rankin is a former Miss Arkansas who worked as an aide in former Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration. She was the party's 4th District nominee in 2010. The district is Arkansas' only U.S. House seat occupied by a Democrat. Congressman...
  • Is Blue Dog leader calling the Democrats' bluff on health care by suggesting Medicare for all?

    10/15/2009 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 10 replies · 617+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | October 15, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    But if people have a choice to keep their current policy or select Medicare, all other things being the same, nobody would take Medicare except those who have no insurance, and, voila, everybody is covered. The big caveat, of course, is whether all other things like taxes on employer benefits stays the same. While I would not favor a massive expansion of Medicare, it forces the Dems to explain why this proposal doesn't provide choice and competition, while insuring everybody.
  • Blue Dog: Town halls convinced me to oppose public option

    09/09/2009 1:07:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 756+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Did the August town hall protests have an effect on Congress? Enough so that at least one Blue Dog Democrat admitted it convinced him to oppose the public option in the health-care overhaul bill. Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) announced his opposition this morning, crediting his constituents for his moment of clarification: Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the Blue Dog congressman who battled with Democratic Party leaders for much of July before reaching an agreement on health-care reform legislation, said Tuesday that he could no longer back the government-insurance option included in the bill he voted for before the congressional recess. “I...
  • Leading Blue Dog: Covering uninsured not top priority of health reform (Rep. Mike Ross)

    08/20/2009 9:41:02 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 17 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Hill - Briefing Room Blog ^ | August 20, 2009 | by Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday that providing healthcare to uninsured Americans is "not what this healthcare reform debate is about."In making his comments, Ross, who is the centrist Blue Dogs' health reform point man, questioned one of the primary healthcare goals of the White House and Democratic leaders. "That is a side benefit to healthcare reform and an important one," Ross told the Arkansas Educational Television Network. Instead, the fifth-term congressman said the bill should focus on "cost containment."The Energy and Commerce Committee member reiterated that he wants to pass a health reform bill by the end of...
  • Health Bill Hinges On Blue Dogs' Vote But Few Bite So Far

    08/16/2009 1:16:51 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 1,080+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2009
    Health Bill Hinges On Blue Dogs' Vote But Few Bite So Far By DAVID HOGBERG AND SEAN HIGGINS August 14, 2009 Blue Dog Democrats are being chased by both sides in the health care debate. But the opposition may have the inside track, based on an IBD survey of these moderate-to-conservative House lawmakers. There are 256 Democrats in the House, 52 of whom are Blue Dogs. Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama, who's not a member of the pack, has said he won't support HR 3200 in its present form. That means Democrats need the support of at least 15 Blue...
  • Blue Dog Dem Tells Town Hall "I Stood Up to President Obama" on Health Care; Gets Ovation - Video

    08/15/2009 10:23:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 878+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Blue Dog Arkansas Democrat Mike Ross receiving a standing ovation at a Town Hall Meeting because he said he "stood up to President Obama and Nancy Pelosi" and won a delay on voting on the Health Care Reform legislation until at least Sepember. Ross was mostly applauded by the crowd for delaying action on the bill. He advocated letting people speak, even shout if they want to, because "this is America." This has to be a disturbing sign to President Obama and other Democrat leaders. Here is a Democrat touting his "standing up to Obama" when...
  • Arkansas Rep. Ross Faces Restive Crowd on Health Care[Blue Dog: NO to Abortions, Illegals, Rations]

    08/14/2009 5:12:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 936+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 14, 2009
    AUGUST 14, 2009 Arkansas Rep. Ross Faces Restive Crowd on Health Care STEPHANIE SIMON ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- Arkansas Democratic Rep. Mike Ross has been getting an earful on health care from his constituents for months – at the supermarket, at church, even when he's out deer hunting. More than 700 people crammed a university auditorium here Friday to continue that conversation. And it was a restive crowd, shouting at the congressman -- and often, at each other -- interrupting questions and drowning out speakers with jeers and boos. Mr. Ross, a former drugstore owner, has emerged as a key figure...
  • Blue Dog Democrat Caught Red-Handed

    08/08/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 909+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | August 8, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    One of the so-called 'conservative, blue-dog' Democrats has been caught red-handed in a bare-faced lie concerning the healthcare bill a House committee approved just prior to the August recess. These guys must now be taking lessons from Nancy Pelosi, which is odd, given that Pelosi's approval numbers are dismal.
  • Mike Ross (D-Ark) PHONE Townhall Meeting (Telephone CODES to listen & ask questions)

    08/07/2009 7:22:47 AM PDT · by kcvl · 9 replies · 952+ views
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    The two telephone town halls will begin promptly at 7:10 p.m. CDT on August 13 and August 27. Any resident throughout Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District can connect into the telephone town hall by dialing the following toll free number and using the included PIN code: Phone: 1- 877-269-7289, PIN: 14573. Anyone may listen to the call and specific instructions will be given to callers if they would like to ask Congressman Ross a question.
  • Healthcare Townhall Video Footage (Arkansas Congressmen Vic Snyder and Mike Ross

    08/06/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 4 replies · 874+ views
    KeepArkansasLegal | 080609 | keeparkansaslegal
    Link to video footage of the Vic Snyder and Mike Ross poorly scheduled townhall meetinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpa5IoiF_g Another video link http://keeparkansaslegal.blogspot.com/2009/08/healthcare-townhall-meeting-httpping.html
  • VIDEO: Man At Ark. Town Hall: "You Need To Get The Government The Hell Out Of Our Way"

    08/05/2009 8:24:27 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 18 replies · 1,865+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 5, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    KTHV-TV reports: The forum was led by democratic congressmen Mike Ross and Vic Snyder. They say health care costs are growing at twice the rate of inflation and health insurance will reach a point in the next 10 years were employees and employers won't be able to afford it, they say doing nothing isn't an option. Audience members accused them of supporting a government-backed health plan that would take away Americans' personal choice and freedom.
  • Ark. crowd mocks lawmakers over Obama health plan

    08/05/2009 8:09:50 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 51 replies · 2,707+ views
    Brietbart/AP ^ | 8-5-2009 | Jill Bleed
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An unruly Little Rock crowd heckled and shouted at two Arkansas Democratic congressmen Wednesday, accusing them of supporting a government-backed health plan that would take away Americans' personal choice and freedom. At one point, U.S. Rep. Mike Ross sat with his head in his hands while the crowd shouted. He and fellow Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder told audience members at a forum at Arkansas Children's Hospital that they wouldn't support a completely government-run, single-payer health insurance plan.
  • Ark. crowd mocks lawmakers over Obama health plan

    08/05/2009 6:52:24 PM PDT · by GVnana · 66 replies · 2,356+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 8/5/2009 | JILL ZEMAN BLEED
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An unruly Little Rock crowd heckled and shouted at two Arkansas Democratic congressmen Wednesday, accusing them of supporting a government-backed health plan that would take away Americans' personal choice and freedom. At one point, U.S. Rep. Mike Ross sat with his head in his hands while the crowd shouted. He and fellow Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder told audience members at a forum at Arkansas Children's Hospital that they wouldn't support a completely government-run, single-payer health insurance plan. "But that's what Obama wants!" an audience member shouted, leading to more heckling. Ross, who represents south Arkansas,...
  • "Axis of Weasels" The Four Blue Dogs Who Voted with Henry Waxman

    08/02/2009 12:17:39 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 14 replies · 1,003+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 08/02/2009 | Scott Michaels
    Here they are, boys and girls. The four "moderate-conservative" House Dems on Henry Waxman's Energy and Commerce Committee who had their choker chains pulled by Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the lefty leadership in the lower chamber and ended up voting to approve a version of Obamacare that promises higher costs, lower quality and restricted access: Mike Ross (Arkansas), 4th District (202) 454-5262 Baron Hill (Indiana), 9th District (202) 285-0966 Zack Space (Ohio), 18th District (202) 347-3042 Bart Gordon (Tennessee), 6th District 1-800-444-BART I did some checking, and one of the reasons why a few of the above probably...
  • Blue Dogs Roll Over

    07/30/2009 5:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies · 2,806+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 30, 2009 | INVESTOR BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Congress: In exchange for a vague promise of cuts in the cost of health care "reform," a few fiscally conservative Democrats agree to release the bill to a September floor vote. Have the pit bulls become Chihuahuas?Apparently even a Blue Dog Democrat will stop growling if you toss him a big enough bone. Four of the seven who helped keep the House bill bottled up in the Energy and Commerce Committee — Mike Ross of Arkansas, Baron Hill of Indiana, Zack Space of Ohio and Bart Gordon of Tennessee — agreed to vote the bill out of committee in exchange...
  • Good Dog? Conservatives Within Obama's Own Party Snarling Health Plan ("Blue Dog" Democrats)

    07/25/2009 5:21:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 853+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2009 | John Hendren
    Rep. Mike Ross's phone won't stop ringing. Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh has fans calling to thank the Democrat for stalling health care reform. Angry liberals -- some prompted by MSNBC's Ed Schultz -- call to berate him for the same reason. So how did an Arkansas pharmacy owner become a major power broker? He's a member of a rare breed -- a "Blue Dog" Democrat. "We're a group of conservative, common-sense Democrats that feel like we have been choked blue by the extremes of both parties," Ross, D-Ark., chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition's Health Care Task Force, told ABC...
  • Waxman, Blue Dogs brush aside healthcare discord

    07/24/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies · 2,752+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2009 | Jared Allen and Mike Soraghan
    Hours after calling their chairman a liar, Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stood by that chairman’s side and announced together that the once-collapsed healthcare negotiations are back on track. “The chairman and I would like to retract some of the things that we said earlier today,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the chairman of the Blue Dog healthcare task force said while standing beside Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) after the two emerged from an emergency meeting of the Democrats on the committee. “Our group of seven has always believed that we want to be a constructive part of...
  • ROGERS: Obama’s Blue Dog Blues

    07/21/2009 9:33:19 AM PDT · by FMoran · 21 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Politicizer ^ | July, 20, 2009 | Conor J Rogers
    Cap and Trade has stalled in the Senate, and limped out of the House by only a seven-vote margin. Universal Healthcare may not even make it out of committee in Congress. The stimulus package was held up for days, and cut by billions of dollars thanks to moderate Republicans and Democrats. On this information alone, one could say that the Republicans have been doing a good job at stalling the Obama agenda…except for the fact that it’s Conservative Democrats – otherwise known as Blue Dogs– that have been stopping, or at the very least delaying, the President’s agenda. It is...
  • Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care Bills (Stick a fork in it - STAT!)

    07/19/2009 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,830+ views
    NPR ^ | 7/18/09
    Rep. Ross: 'Blue Dogs' Can't Back Health Care BillsListen Now [5 min 28 sec] All Things Considered, July 18, 2009 · As President Obama's health plan hits resistance in Congress, the key may be the "Blue Dog" Democrats in the House. Guy Raz speaks with one of the leading Blue Dogs, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, about his recent statement: "We cannot support the current bill." Ross said the Blue Dogs' health care task force would need to see more protections for small businesses and rural health care providers before he could sign on.
  • Arkansas blue dogs: No timetable for health care reform legislation

    07/17/2009 1:10:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 692+ views
    Pulaski News ^ | 7/16/09 | John Lyon
    Arkansas blue dogs: No timetable for health care reform legislationBy John Lyon / Arkansas News Bureau Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:22 PM CDT LITTLE ROCK — Two members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation who helped put the breaks on legislation to reform the nation’s health care system said Friday they don’t believe the reform effort should follow a timetable. U.S. Reps. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, and Marion Berry, D-Gillett, were among 40 members of the Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats who wrote to Democrat Party leaders Thursday demanding changes in health care legislation the leadership was drafting. Party leaders had said...
  • Blue Dogs threaten to bring down Pelosi’s healthcare bill

    07/16/2009 4:45:11 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2009 | Mike Soraghan
    Centrist Democrats are threatening to oppose their party’s healthcare legislation unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accepts changes that make the bill more to their liking. Seven Blue Dogs on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have banded together to draft amendments that they’ll co-sponsor in the committee markup, which starts Thursday. Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the Blue Dogs’ point man on healthcare, says if those changes aren’t accepted, they’ll vote down the bill. “We cannot support the current bill,” Ross said. “Last time I checked, it took seven Democrats to stop a bill in Energy and Commerce.” Ross knows...
  • Centrist Dem Leader: Has Committee Votes To Block Health Bill

    07/16/2009 2:33:24 PM PDT · by ak267 · 14 replies · 523+ views
    nasdaq ^ | 07/16/2009 | ak267
    By Martin Vaughan, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a leader of fiscally conservative House Democrats, said Wednesday a House plan to overhaul the U.S. health-care system is losing support and will be stuck in committee without changes. "Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee," Ross told reporters after a House vote. "We had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today."
  • Blue Dog: 'No way' House bill could pass

    07/16/2009 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 2,027+ views
    Blue Dog: 'No way' House bill could pass By: Patrick O'Connor July 16, 2009 01:58 PM EST Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross, a key negotiator on health care for moderate Blue Dog Democrats, has warned that "there's no way they can pass the current bill on the House floor. Not even close." Ross doesn't believe the bill unveiled Tuesday comes close to curtailing the ever-escalating costs of health care spending, particularly for Medicare. The conservative Arkansas Democrat also objects to the surtaxes included in the bill, saying, "I don't like the idea of raising taxes in the worst economic crisis since...
  • Centrist Dem Leader: Has Committee Votes To Block Health Bill

    07/16/2009 5:09:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1,245+ views
    Nasdaq.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Martin Vaughan
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a leader of fiscally conservative House Democrats, said Wednesday a House plan to overhaul the U.S. health-care system is losing support and will be stuck in committee without changes. "Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee," Ross told reporters after a House vote. "We had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today." Three House committees are slated to begin considering the $1 trillion-plus bill this week, but the Energy and Commerce looms as the biggest challenge. That's because it...
  • Centrist Dem Leader: Has Committee Votes To Block Health Bill

    07/15/2009 2:39:11 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 12 replies · 958+ views
    NASDAQ ^ | July 15, 2009 | Martin Vaughn
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a leader of fiscally conservative House Democrats, said Wednesday a House plan to overhaul the U.S. health-care system is losing support and will be stuck in committee without changes. "Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee," Ross told reporters after a House vote. "We had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today." Three House committees are slated to begin considering the $1 trillion-plus bill this week, but the Energy and Commerce looms as the biggest challenge. That's because it...
  • Not All Democrats Are Stupid About Oil and Energy

    02/15/2008 8:05:21 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 102+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/15/08 | Purple Mountains
    A plan introduced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Mike Ross to encourage alternative and renewable energy relies on oil drilling in Arctic wildlife lands and the Gulf of Mexico to meet its goals. Ross' bill, the "American-Made Energy Act of 2008," also would create tax credits to build new nuclear power plants throughout the United States, with an aim of having 40 percent of the nation's power come from nuclear sources.
  • The Pol and The Pendulum

    07/08/2002 2:41:26 AM PDT · by kcvl · 7 replies · 513+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/08/02 | Howard Kurtz
    Former congressman Jay Dickey wasn't happy with the coverage he was getting from an Arkansas newspaper in the race to reclaim his old House seat. More...