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Colette Honorable Nominated to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 6:49 am

President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Armed and Dangerous in Ferguson (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 8/27/2014 1:19 pm

The tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri have raised important questions about the role of a militarized local police in our communities. The resources on display in that small Missouri town exist in many communities across the country, and shedding light on them is both necessary and justified.

Summer of Genocide (Blake Rutherford on Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 8/13/2014 9:19 am

As conflict escalates in Iraq, President Obama is faced with the difficult and unpopular decision to intervene. What does it mean for the future of Iraq and the fate of the Middle East?

Two Races and Our Political Future (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 7/30/2014 9:58 am

Political races for Senate and Governor in Arkansas have the potential to redefine the political landscape in Arkansas for many years to come, and the outcomes will have far-reaching implications for the state's economic, social and political future.

Burn, Baby, Burn (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 6/4/2014 1:00 pm

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled new carbon emission standards for power plants, giving Arkansas the unprecedented ability to determine its own plan for meeting those standards. The political and economic challenges in Arkansas are significant, and the outcomes will greatly influence our collective future.

Obama Carbon Rule Gives States More Time to Comply

by Associated Press 6/2/2014 9:59 am

In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

Arkansas GOP, Dems Learn From Past Elections (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2014 9:57 am

Republicans and Democrats won't agree on much in this year's election in Arkansas. But they both are on the same page when it comes to avoiding the mistakes that have plagued them in past campaigns.

Respecting The Presidency And What It Represents (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 5/14/2014 11:30 am

The world of politics is inspiring, engaging and sometimes all consuming. While being politically aware and active is fundamentally a good thing, there are times when we need to come together as Americans and put our political obsessions aside.

‘We Are Connected’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/12/2014 12:00 am

State politicians of both parties welcomed President Obama, realizing that sometimes — and this was surely one of those times — a unified front in the face of devastation trumps partisanship.

Vilonia Residents Pleased With Obama's Visit

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/8/2014 11:18 am

President Barack Obama has never fared well on Election Day in the central Arkansas community of Vilonia, however residents expressed gratitude Wednesday when Obama toured the damage and spoke to those affected by last week's deadly tornado.

Video: Obama Says US Will Help Arkansas Rebuild After Storms

by Associated Press 5/7/2014 3:56 pm

Surveying the remnants of nature's destructive power in the country's midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding.

Obama: FEMA Leader Craig Fugate Coming to Arkansas Amid Tornado Recovery Efforts

by Associated Press 4/28/2014 10:42 am

President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and has directed federal resources to the area.

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

by Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:34 pm

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

The Bearable Likeness of Bush and Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/26/2014 7:48 am

The U.S. faces a large federal budget deficit and a sizable public debt. With Republicans quick to lay blame on President Obama, the real history of our circumstance involves two presidencies operating in extraordinary times.

Hutchinson vs. Ross, er, Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/12/2014 1:55 pm

The 2014 governor's race will likely feature Republican Asa Hutchinson versus Democrat Mike Ross, and the GOP hopes low poll approval numbers for Barack Obama in Arkansas will be a factor.

Obama Signing Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

by Associated Press 2/7/2014 11:01 am

President Barack Obama is carrying out a presidential duty that he hasn't had a lot of opportunity to perform recently: signing into law a major piece of bipartisan legislation.

Obama Asks CEOs From Wal-Mart, Apple, Others for Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

by Associated Press 1/31/2014 11:00 am

President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Wal-Mart, Visa and Boeing are heading to the White House on Friday to deliver commitments to do their part.

Anti-Obama Mood Hurts Democrats in Arkansas Senate Race

by Associated Press 1/13/2014 7:19 am

Faced with a deeply unpopular president, Mark Pryor sidesteps Barack Obama rather than criticizes him, and asks voters to see him more as an Arkansan than a national Democrat.

Health Overhaul Benefits Take Effect With New Year

by Associated Press 1/2/2014 7:09 am

After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?

Study: Labor Violations Don't Stop Government Contracts

by Associated Press 12/12/2013 7:13 am

The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday.

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