Tagged: barack obama

Mike Beebe Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration

by Associated Press 6/19/2013 8:14 am

Gov. Mike Beebe has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster declaration for 12 Arkansas counties that were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and floods beginning in late May.

Mark Pryor, Others Join Legislation for Keystone Pipeline Approval

by Lance Turner 3/14/2013 3:28 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., joins a bipartisan group of lawmakers supporting legislation he says would give Congress the authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama Nominates Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Budget Chief

by Associated Press 3/4/2013 8:12 am

President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles.

Medicaid Takes a Back Seat In the 89th General Assembly (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2013 5:08 pm

What happened to the Medicaid session? Despite all the talk before lawmakers gathered at the Arkansas Capitol that Medicaid's finances and future would overshadow just about every other issue, there's been scant attention paid to the $5 billion program and efforts to expand it under the federal health care law

Obama Attempting to Change Face of the Judiciary

by Associated Press 2/15/2013 7:48 am

President Barack Obama is trying to change the face of a federal judiciary that has a long tradition of white men passing judgment on parties from all walks of life - if he can get his nominees past the Senate.

The Economic Recovery: Are You Feeling It? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/4/2013 12:00 am

The announcement on an eerily warm Tuesday of a shiny new $1.1 billion steel plant to be built at Osceola feels like recovery.

Arkansas House Approves Resolution Supporting 2nd Amendment

by Associated Press 1/28/2013 1:57 pm

The Arkansas House of Representatives has endorsed a nonbinding resolution urging the federal government to not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.

Money Fears vs. Real Benefits in States' Medicaid Choice

by Associated Press 1/28/2013 11:04 am

Whether to expand Medicaid could be the most important decision facing legislatures this year. A major worry: that deficit-burdened Washington sooner or later will renege on the 90-percent deal. Here's a look at what the states are weighing.

Beebe Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Christmas Day Storm

by Associated Press 1/22/2013 4:42 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for damage from a winter storm that struck on Christmas Day in central Arkansas.

Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama's Gun Plan 'Distressing'

by Jeannie Nuss 1/18/2013 7:26 am

Democrat Dustin McDaniel's comments come nearly a month after the only announced Republican gubernatorial candidate, former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, was tapped to head a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools.

Jay Dickey on Obama's Order to Encourage Research on Gun Violence

by Lance Turner 1/17/2013 4:26 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey, R-Ark., responds to President Obama's order Wednesday to ease research restrictions pushed through Congress in the 1990s by the gun lobby.

Obama Unveils $500M Gun Violence Package

by Associated Press 1/16/2013 11:36 am

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveils sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Tom Cotton Does Not Want Chuck Hagel As Secretary of Defense

by Lance Turner 12/21/2012 8:17 am

Incoming U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., an Iraq war veteran, outlines his opposition to Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.

National Journal: Here Are the White House's Fiscal Cliff Talking Points for Business

by Lance Turner 12/19/2012 3:14 pm

The National Journal publishes the White House's talking points for business leaders in support of President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff budget plan.

Electoral College Vote affirms Obama Re-Election

by Associated Press 12/18/2012 7:40 am

Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term.

Video: Mark Pryor Optimistic About 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

by Lance Turner 12/5/2012 8:11 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Mike Beebe, Other Governors Meet with Obama on 'Fiscal Cliff'

by Associated Press 12/4/2012 3:59 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was part of a group from the National Governors Association to meet with President Obama to discuss fiscal issues.

GOP 'Fiscal Cliff' Plan Echoes Failed Budget Talks

by Associated Press 12/4/2012 11:38 am

Republicans are proposing a "fiscal cliff" plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue.

'Hey,' Businessweek Examines Those Obama Campaign Fundraising E-mails

by Lance Turner 11/29/2012 1:24 pm

Bloomberg Businessweek examines those strangely subject-lined Obama campaign fundraising emails, and finds how much one hauled in.

A Second Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/26/2012 12:00 am

The federal government has given the state of Arkansas, along with a number of other states, a second chance to establish its own state-run health insurance exchange. Legislators, harkening to Republican wishful thinking and anti-Obama sentiment, muffed the first chance for Arkansans to have greater control over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare.