Government & Politics

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

Tuesday night was one for the record books in Arkansas, from the federal races at the top of the ballot all the way down to local contests. On Tuesday, the GOP took total control of the Arkansas congressional delegation by winning the remaining U.S. Senate seat (Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor) and all four House seats, which according to the Washington Post, was the first time they'd held every congressional seat in 141 years.
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Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.
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Change-of-Plea Hearing Set for Martha Shoffner

A change-of-plea hearing has been scheduled for a former Arkansas state treasurer accused of misspending campaign funds on personal items.
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