Tagged: barack obama

Feds: 250 Arkansans Get Coverage Through HealthCare.gov

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 4:11 pm

Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Mark Pryor Signs on to Bill to Grandfather Health Insurance Plans

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/8/2013 7:52 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he will support legislation that would grandfather thousands of Americans' health care plans.

House GOP Unveils Bill to Counter Senate Debt Plan

by Associated Press 10/15/2013 9:28 am

House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid Near Deal to Reopen Government

by Associated Press 10/15/2013 7:06 am

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

Tim Griffin Deletes 'Violent Rhetoric' Tweet After Capitol Shooting

by Associated Press 10/4/2013 7:59 am

A Republican congressman from Arkansas posted, then deleted, a tweet criticizing President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers for "violent rhetoric" during a U.S. Capitol lockdown following a shooting.

Health Care Law Reunites Obama, Bill Clinton

by Associated Press 9/24/2013 8:02 am

Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama's health care law at a session sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president's foundation.

Windstream's Jeff Gardner Meets With Obama, Urges Tax Reform

by Lance Turner 9/18/2013 4:30 pm

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as part of a group of CEOs meeting with the president and members of Congress about the nation's economy.

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.