Tagged: barack obama

The Only Constant (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Human needs, after all, remain relatively constant, but the mode, manner and media of satisfying those needs are at the mercy of many factors — climate, culture, fashion, technology. But change isn’t only linear. Sometimes we correct course.

Mark Darr Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2013 7:15 am

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he'll run for a south Arkansas congressional seat and takes a swipe at his likely rival for the Republican nomination.

Mark Pryor's Bid Different Than Blanche Lincoln's (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2013 3:34 pm

A two-term moderate Democrat in Arkansas faces an uphill re-election fight, battling an anti-Obama tide in a race that's turned into a key battleground for control of the U.S. Senate. The story sounds familiar, but the comparison may not go much further than that.

Barack Obama to Honor Bill Clinton with Freedom Medal

by Associated Press 8/8/2013 2:30 pm

Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be among 16 people that President Barack Obama will venerate later this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama Nominates Jay Moody as Federal Judge in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/26/2013 10:43 am

President Barack Obama has nominated Circuit Judge Jay Moody to serve as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

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.