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The Hill
Senators locked in negotiations over criminal justice reformSenators are searching for ways to win more Republican votes for a bipartisan c
Senators locked in negotiations over criminal justice reform
The Hill / Posted 21 minutes ago
Senators are searching for ways to win more Republican votes for a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that has stalled amid growing conservative opposition, including from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday said... Read more
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Salon.com
Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaulWASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition from a group of Senate Republicans is dealing a se
Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul
Salon.com / Posted 47 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition from a group of Senate Republicans is dealing a severe blow to a criminal justice overhaul in the Senate, with one lawmaker calling the legislation “a massive social experiment in criminal leniency.” The opposition from... Read more
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The Huffington Post
The World Is So Scary Because The Soviet Union Fell, Intelligence Boss SaysWASHINGTON -- Maybe count Director of National Intelligence James Clapper among
The World Is So Scary Because The Soviet Union Fell, Intelligence Boss Says
The Huffington Post / Posted 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON -- Maybe count Director of National Intelligence James Clapper among the aging spies who kinda miss the Cold War. That's after Clapper, the nation's top intelligence official, told senators on Tuesday that the main reason the world is so... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition from a group of Senate Republicans is dealing a
Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition from a group of Senate Republicans is dealing a severe blow to a criminal justice overhaul in the Senate, with one lawmaker calling the legislation "a massive... Read more
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Yahoo News
Bill Clinton pushes back against ‘establishment’ as a slur Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Manchester Comm
Bill Clinton pushes back against ‘establishment’ as a slur
Yahoo News / Posted 6 hours ago
Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2016. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. — The handbill on a... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Group Launches Ad Blitz in Arkansas Chief Justice RaceLITTLE ROCK - A Washington-based group launched television ads Monday portrayin
Group Launches Ad Blitz in Arkansas Chief Justice Race
Arkansas Business / Posted 11 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK - A Washington-based group launched television ads Monday portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing the chief justice hopeful over gifts and campaign contributions she's... Read more
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The Hill
Blue America and 'Greater Canada'Ready for the big constitutional convention? The call for a constitutional conv
Blue America and 'Greater Canada'
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Ready for the big constitutional convention? The call for a constitutional convention has been around for awhile, but has been heating up recently. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) supports a convention. So does Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). They signed on just... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Cotton's condemnation of federal sentencing reform earns two PinocchiosTom Cotton, never missing a chance to take a hard line policy stance, is leadin
Cotton's condemnation of federal sentencing reform earns two Pinocchios
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
Tom Cotton, never missing a chance to take a hard line policy stance, is leading the opposition to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a Senate bill that seeks to address mass incarceration at the federal level by reducing the length of... Read more
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Roll Call
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is PossibleCriminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip J
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is Possible
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks with reporters at the Capitol. (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Debate about a sweeping criminal justice overhaul bill favored by... Read more
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The Hill
The West Bank and Gaza Strip are not Israel, Sen. CottonQuick, somebody hand Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) an atlas, because he is in desper
The West Bank and Gaza Strip are not Israel, Sen. Cotton
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Quick, somebody hand Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) an atlas, because he is in desperate need of a geography lesson. Last year, the junior senator from Arkansas bumbled into the foreign policy arena by directly appealing in an open letter to Iran's... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Arkansas Up for Grabs After Huckabee Exit (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)LITTLE ROCK - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn
Arkansas Up for Grabs After Huckabee Exit (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
Arkansas Business / Posted 2 days ago
LITTLE ROCK - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn't just open up a new hunt for his home state's Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it... Read more
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Op-Ed News
If You Want to Win, Go ProgressiveThe big question right now is whether to call Hillary Clinton a progressive, or
If You Want to Win, Go Progressive
Op-Ed News / Posted 3 days ago
The big question right now is whether to call Hillary Clinton a progressive, or a "moderate." And then there's the question of who is more electable in a general election: an unabashedly progressive democrat, like Bernie Sanders, or a "centrist"... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas BlogTuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:04:00 The proposed Keystone XL pipeline brought tog
Arkansas Blog
Arkansas Times / Posted 4 days ago
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:04:00 The proposed Keystone XL pipeline brought together campaign rivals Sen. Mark Pryor and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton this morning at a press conference hosted at Welspun Tubular LLC, the east Little Rock pipe plant, along... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas BlogMonday, September 29, 2014 - 17:01:00 Sen. Mark Pryor, along with Republicans
Arkansas Blog
Arkansas Times / Posted 4 days ago
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:01:00 Sen. Mark Pryor, along with Republicans Sen. John Boozman, Rep. Steve Womack and Rep. Tim Griffin, were on hand today in Rogers to announce a $600,000 federal grant for the World Trade Center Arkansas, an... Read more
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Roll Call
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is PossibleCriminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip J
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is Possible
Roll Call / Posted 4 days ago
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks with reporters at the Capitol. (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Debate about a sweeping criminal justice overhaul bill favored by... Read more
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Newsmax
GOP Rips Obama's Oil Tax Plan: 'Dead on Arrival'Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to kill President Barack Obama's plan
GOP Rips Obama's Oil Tax Plan: 'Dead on Arrival'
Newsmax / Posted 4 days ago
Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to kill President Barack Obama's plan to add a $10-per-barrel tax on oil production to pay for "green" transportation projects, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling it "dead on arrival" and "an election-year... Read more
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Breitbart
The 5 Basic Questions Megyn Kelly Forgot to Ask Marco RubioHowever, throughout the interview, Kelly failed to ask the candidate a single s
The 5 Basic Questions Megyn Kelly Forgot to Ask Marco Rubio
Breitbart / Posted 4 days ago
However, throughout the interview, Kelly failed to ask the candidate a single substantive question about his desire to enact the open-borders trade and immigration policies endorsed by Fox News’s founder Rupert Murdoch. Instead, Kelly began her... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Here’s an Easy Way to Find Out if Your Congress Member is Actually Pro-IsraelUnless legislators support the boycott of Israel, it's hard to understand why t
Here’s an Easy Way to Find Out if Your Congress Member is Actually Pro-Israel
The Jewish Press / Posted 4 days ago
Unless legislators support the boycott of Israel, it's hard to understand why they aren't supporting Sen. Tom Cotton's proposed law. Last spring and summer, many pro-Israel Americans were shocked to find out that their own congressional... Read more
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Arkansas Times
An early open line and news headlinesDidn't Tom Cotton recently give a speech on "heroine" addicyion? Maybe Tommy an
An early open line and news headlines
Arkansas Times / Posted 5 days ago
Didn't Tom Cotton recently give a speech on "heroine" addicyion? Maybe Tommy and Teddy should… I think we need to give the ad designers a break. 99% of the effort… I think I heard on the internet that Trump drew 100,000 to Little Rock last…... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Bernie Sanders still has giant lead on Hillary Clinton in New HampshireDidn't Tom Cotton recently give a speech on "heroine" addicyion? Maybe Tommy an
Bernie Sanders still has giant lead on Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire
Arkansas Times / Posted 5 days ago
Didn't Tom Cotton recently give a speech on "heroine" addicyion? Maybe Tommy and Teddy should… I think we need to give the ad designers a break. 99% of the effort… I think I heard on the internet that Trump drew 100,000 to Little Rock last…... Read more
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Roll Call
Democrats Had a Lot of GOP Help Stalling Energy Bill Cornyn, right, blamed Democrats for the impasse, but several of his GOP colle
Democrats Had a Lot of GOP Help Stalling Energy Bill
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
Cornyn, right, blamed Democrats for the impasse, but several of his GOP colleagues, such as Lee, left, voted to sustain a filibuster on the energy bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Dissecting IowaEditor's note: This is an updated version of a column first appearing online-on
Dissecting Iowa
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Editor's note: This is an updated version of a column first appearing online-only on Wednesday. Republicans won Monday night. They emerged from Iowa with, in Marco Rubio, a viable establishment alternative and solid general-election prospect. The... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Politics stymies prison reform"Prison scandal" and "Arkansas" enjoy so much historical equivalence that you w
Politics stymies prison reform
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
"Prison scandal" and "Arkansas" enjoy so much historical equivalence that you would expect the state to be on the cutting edge of the prison- and sentencing-reform movement that is sweeping the country from Washington to state capitals and cheered... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Five from Arkansas congressional delegation sign anti-abortion amicus briefBoth Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. John Boozman, along with three out of four Arkans
Five from Arkansas congressional delegation sign anti-abortion amicus brief
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
Both Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. John Boozman, along with three out of four Arkansas members of the House of Representatives, signed an amicus brief backing the anti-abortion law passed in Texas in 2013, and now being challenged in Whole Woman's Health... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Arkansas delegation asks White House for disaster declarationArkansas’ congressional delegation is asking the White House for help. U.S. Se
Arkansas delegation asks White House for disaster declaration
KY3 Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
Arkansas’ congressional delegation is asking the White House for help. U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3) and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) on Wednesday urged... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Arkansas delegation asks White House for disaster declarationArkansas’ congressional delegation is asking the White House for help. U.S. Se
Arkansas delegation asks White House for disaster declaration
KSPR Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
Arkansas’ congressional delegation is asking the White House for help. U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3) and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) on Wednesday urged... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Brummett online: Dissecting IowaA social media pal crystallized caucus night in Iowa precisely, calling it bett
Brummett online: Dissecting Iowa
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
A social media pal crystallized caucus night in Iowa precisely, calling it better for Republicans than Democrats. Republicans emerge from Iowa with a viable establishment alternative and solid general-election prospect in Marco Rubio. The... Read more
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Air Force Times
Senators scold Mabus for causing drama with Marine CorpsNavy Secretary Ray Mabus explained what persuaded him to allow men and women to
Senators scold Mabus for causing drama with Marine Corps
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus explained what persuaded him to allow men and women to continue training separately at Marine boot camp a month after he ordered Corps leaders to develop a plan to make its entry-level training coed. “The Marines did a very... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Womack sets record in CongressWASHINGTON — It’s an attendance record few lawmakers can match. Since joining
Womack sets record in Congress
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — It’s an attendance record few lawmakers can match. Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2011, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers has been summoned for 3,558 votes, and he’s shown up every time. He’s one... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Bill Introduced to Undo US Ban on Label ‘Made in Israel’ if Beyond Green LineSen. Tom Cotton introduced legislation to rescind Obama administration's regula
Bill Introduced to Undo US Ban on Label ‘Made in Israel’ if Beyond Green Line
The Jewish Press / Posted 7 days ago
Sen. Tom Cotton introduced legislation to rescind Obama administration's regulation forbidding labeling any goods produced beyond the "Green Line" as made in Israel. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Israel.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Womack's House career: 5 years, no missed votesWASHINGTON -- It's an attendance record few lawmakers can match. Since joining
Womack's House career: 5 years, no missed votes
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON -- It's an attendance record few lawmakers can match. Since joining the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2011, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers has been summoned for 3,558 votes, and he's shown up every time. He's... Read more
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The Atlantic
The New Republican Fault LineDES MOINES, Iowa—Like a previously undiscovered earthquake fault, Donald Trump’
The New Republican Fault Line
The Atlantic / Posted 9 days ago
DES MOINES, Iowa—Like a previously undiscovered earthquake fault, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is threatening to fracture the Republican electoral coalition along new lines. In the process he could disrupt both the demographic and geographic... Read more
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Arkansas Times
The caucuses comethQuote of the Week "Lawmakers ... have no right forcing physicians to provide m
The caucuses cometh
Arkansas Times / Posted 9 days ago
Quote of the Week "Lawmakers ... have no right forcing physicians to provide medically inaccurate information. Abortion providers in Arkansas are forced to tell their patients that there may be a way to reverse the effects of the [medical] abortion... Read more
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FOX News
Clinton email headaches grow as State Dept. confirms ‘top secret’ files, delays final releaseHillary Clinton’s email headaches grew Friday as the State Department confirmed
Clinton email headaches grow as State Dept. confirms ‘top secret’ files, delays final release
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
Hillary Clinton’s email headaches grew Friday as the State Department confirmed several emails under review contain information too “top secret” to release in any form – while at the same time delaying the release of thousands of other pages. The... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
US to withhold some Hillary emails with top secret information Published: 30 January 2016 7:48 AM The US State Department says seven privat
US to withhold some Hillary emails with top secret information
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 10 days ago
Published: 30 January 2016 7:48 AM The US State Department says seven private email chains of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be withheld from the public in their... Read more
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FOX News
Clinton email headaches grow as State Dept. confirms ‘top secret’ files, delays final releaseHillary Clinton’s email headaches grew Friday as the State Department confirmed
Clinton email headaches grow as State Dept. confirms ‘top secret’ files, delays final release
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
Hillary Clinton’s email headaches grew Friday as the State Department confirmed several emails under review contain information too “top secret” to release in any form – while at the same time delaying the release of thousands of other pages. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US to withhold some Clinton emails with top secret informationWASHINGTON: Seven private email chains of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillar
US to withhold some Clinton emails with top secret information
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON: Seven private email chains of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be withheld from the public in their entirety because they contain top secret information, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The material,... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.S. to withhold some Clinton emails with top secret informationBy Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven private ema
U.S. to withhold some Clinton emails with top secret information
Swissinfo / Posted 11 days ago
By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven private email chains of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be withheld from the public in their entirety because they contain top secret information, the U.S. State... Read more
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Arkansas Times
As the Donald turns: Trump's debate shenanigans have the GOP and Fox News in chaosWill Donald Trump be at tonight's debate? Who knows, but he seems to be driving
As the Donald turns: Trump's debate shenanigans have the GOP and Fox News in chaos
Arkansas Times / Posted 12 days ago
Will Donald Trump be at tonight's debate? Who knows, but he seems to be driving full speed ahead in his game of chicken with Fox News. You'll recall that Trump repeatedly insulted Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, often with an apparently misogynist or... Read more
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The News & Observer
Rep. Mike Pompeo wants to revive mass surveillance program | News & Observer January 27, 2016 4:11 PM Kansas lawmaker’s stance shows
Rep. Mike Pompeo wants to revive mass surveillance program
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
| News & Observer January 27, 2016 4:11 PM Kansas lawmaker’s stance shows divide within GOP Some colleagues favor limiting... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
LETTERSLearn to use language I want to say something that may rile some readers, and
LETTERS
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Learn to use language I want to say something that may rile some readers, and it has nothing to do with politics, race, religion, or same-sex marriage. It is about the use or misuse of the English language. Texting is probably the worst use I have... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Boozman touts record on military, veterans with first TV adLITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday
Boozman touts record on military, veterans with first TV ad
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday in the first television ad of his re-election bid, prompting his Democratic rival's campaign to accuse the Republican lawmaker of having a "lackluster" record on... Read more
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New York Magazine
Tom Cotton Leads the Right-Wing Charge to Kill Criminal-Justice Reform, the One Bipartisan Initiative Still PossibleThe grim young conservative superstar Tom Cotton wants to slam the door on fede
Tom Cotton Leads the Right-Wing Charge to Kill Criminal-Justice Reform, the One Bipartisan Initiative Still Possible
New York Magazine / Posted 14 days ago
The grim young conservative superstar Tom Cotton wants to slam the door on federal sentencing reform. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images You could just feel this coming during the Baltimore disturbances, the talk about an anti-police "Ferguson effect"... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Ron Paul: Tom Cotton wrong on criminal justice reform, country is "moving in the other direction"MSNBC's Chris Hayes sat down for an interview with Sen. Rand Paul yesterday and
Ron Paul: Tom Cotton wrong on criminal justice reform, country is "moving in the other direction"
Arkansas Times / Posted 14 days ago
MSNBC's Chris Hayes sat down for an interview with Sen. Rand Paul yesterday and asked him about his efforts on criminal justice reform. Paul co-sponsored a bill with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker reforming sentencing and incarceration practices; many... Read more
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Arkansas Times
If Ted Cruz falls short, will Tom Cotton try to take his mantle?CRUZ 2.0? If Tom Cotton could equal Ted Cruz's Tea Party cred without Cruz's ba
If Ted Cruz falls short, will Tom Cotton try to take his mantle?
Arkansas Times / Posted 15 days ago
CRUZ 2.0? If Tom Cotton could equal Ted Cruz's Tea Party cred without Cruz's baggage, he could be a formidable candidate in the GOP primaries come 2020 or 2024. Recommended reading: this long piece on Sen. Ted Cruz from the Atlantic's Molly Ball... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Hewitt: Why Iowa's evangelical voters matterEvery four or eight years, evangelicals and Mass-attending Catholics are handed
Hewitt: Why Iowa's evangelical voters matter
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 15 days ago
Every four or eight years, evangelicals and Mass-attending Catholics are handed a moment in which they uniquely impact American presidential politics: the Iowa caucuses. When I say "evangelicals and Mass-attending Catholics," I have a very specific... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son arrested for DWISound, have ya seen all the goat videos on Facebook and the like? I like… I've
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son arrested for DWI
Arkansas Times / Posted 15 days ago
Sound, have ya seen all the goat videos on Facebook and the like? I like… I've been saying since the Dirty Thirty Double-Crossing first came to light that folks are… Tom Cotton favorite (and only!) motivator is FEAR. Beware Violent Felons! Must... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Washington news in briefTwo oppose Obama on new water rules U.S. Sens. John Boozman of Rogers and Tom
Washington news in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
Two oppose Obama on new water rules U.S. Sens. John Boozman of Rogers and Tom Cotton of Dardanelle voted to override the president's veto of a joint resolution that would have blocked new water regulations. The Congressional Review Act, passed... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Fright nightThe second-best question I got all week was whether Sean Penn is a journalist.
Fright night
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
The second-best question I got all week was whether Sean Penn is a journalist. Actually the answer was easy. In a nation with a Constitution granting a free press, anybody who sets out to learn something for the benefit of the public and then... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
TOM COTTON: To protect lifeToday marks the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade
TOM COTTON: To protect life
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Like many of you, the cost of that decision still weighs heavily on my mind. This year's anniversary is particularly... Read more
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