Tagged: barack obama

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Gliders were important to independent drivers or small companies because they cost $100,000 compared with $140,000 for a new tractor. Also, because it is a “used” tractor, there was no 12 percent federal excise tax imposed.

Tax Law Good For Businesses (Jerry Jackson Feedback)

by Jerry B. Jackson 1/29/2018 12:00 am

It is interesting indeed that so many anti-Trumpers are suddenly concerned about the deficit. When Obama almost doubled our national debt, that was ignored because he was doing it for the benefit of his fellow man and to bring us all together for a group hug.

A Cynical World (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The cynicism of our world was on full display last week when President Trump announced a six-month limit on former President Obama’s executive order known as DACA.

Obama was Unpopular in Arkansas, but Legacy Hazy (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/22/2017 12:09 pm

Barack Obama left the White House on Friday with a low approval rating in Arkansas. His legacy, after eight years in office, is hazy as Donald Trump begins serving as the nation's 45th president.

Paul Ryan: GOP Will Work on Repealing, Replacing Health Law

by Associated Press 1/10/2017 11:15 am

At least six GOP senators — including Arkansas' Tom Cotton — have expressed qualms about repeal without having a substitute - something Republicans have failed for years to produce.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it’s too early to predict an outcome.

Truckers’ Rest Time Worries Put to Bed

by Marty Cook 12/19/2016 12:00 am

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until April 28. Included in the resolution was language to fix the ambiguity of hours of service regulations for the industry.

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do.

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

by Mark Friedman 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee.

In Congress, Tom Cotton at Center of Dispute Over Water Buys From Iran

by Associated Press 4/28/2016 6:51 am

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans to buy Iranian "heavy water."

Obama Nominates Garland to Supreme Court, Challenging GOP

by Associated Press 3/16/2016 11:25 am

President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Republicans to drop their adamant refusal to even consider his choice in an election year.

Opposition Led by Tom Cotton Takes Aim at Criminal Justice Overhaul

by Associated Press 2/10/2016 7:06 am

A handful of Senate Republicans dealt a severe blow to an overhaul of the criminal justice system in Congress, with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling the legislation "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency."

Obama Administration Loosens Cuba Embargo to Allow Sales on Credit

by Arshad Mohammed and Daniel Trotta, Reuters 1/26/2016 11:45 am

The U.S. approved a wider range of commerce with Cuba on Tuesday, making it easier for U.S. companies to finance exports and do business with the Communist government on public infrastructure projects.

Arkansas and the Federal College Scorecard

by Jan Cottingham 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The White House last month unveiled its College Scorecard, a database that allows users to evaluate and compare colleges and universities in the United States based on factors such as cost, graduation rate and salary after attending.

Get 11-Year-Old Aspen Smith's Award-Winning Catfish Recipe (as Served in the White House!)

by Blair Neel 8/10/2015 12:00 am

This summer, local 11-year-old Aspen Smith was one of 55 aspiring young chefs from across the country to be recognized as a winner in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

Who Wins, Loses Under Obama's Stricter Power Plant Limits

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 7:50 am

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Obama Orders Steeper Cuts from Power Plants

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 7:49 am

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

Mike Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to Holocaust

by Associated Press 7/27/2015 7:11 am

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Appeals Panel Won't Lift Hold on Obama Immigration Action

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 7:03 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.