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Mark Pryor Holding Nominee to Get Answers About ASU's ROTC Program

by Lance Turner 11/1/2013 11:30 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., says that he'll hold a U.S. Department of Defense nominee until "Arkansas State University receives the justification for the Army's abrupt decision to shutter its Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program.

Pryor, Boozman, Crawford Propose Hair Testing Legislation for Trucking Industry

by Lance Turner 10/31/2013 11:19 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., have proposed legislation that would instruct the U.S. Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an option when conducting drug and alcohol testing.

Arkansas Democrats Seek Ethics Probe of Tom Cotton

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/29/2013 03:54 pm

The Arkansas Democratic Party is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton illegally solicited contributions for his U.S. Senate bid during a radio interview in the U.S. Capitol.

Arkansas Poll Equally Grim for GOP, Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2013 07:37 am

A two-term Democratic senator sees a drop in his approval numbers as he gears up for re-election, an increasing number of voters say they're worried the state is headed in the wrong direction and more of them are blaming Democrats than Republicans for the federal government shutdown.

Amid Signup Glitches, Mark Pryor Says Extend Application Deadline for Health Insurance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/23/2013 04:57 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he supports extending the time to sign up for insurance under the federal health care law after computer problems have frustrated many trying to apply for coverage.

Arkansas Poll: Shutdown Blamed on Democrats, Approval Slips for Boozman, Pryor

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2013 08:22 am

Results from the 15th annual Arkansas Poll, conducted by the University of Arkansas, shows declining approval ratings for Arkansas' two Senators and pessimism about the future.

Mark Pryor's Senate War Chest Exceeds Tom Cotton's

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/15/2013 02:44 pm

Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton each raised more than $1 million over the last three months. But Pryor has more money in the bank for what's expected to be an expensive matchup.

Budget Battle Previews Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Fight for Senate (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2013 10:32 am

The stalemate over spending and the health care law that has left the federal government partially shut down could be resolved in a matter of days or weeks. But the rhetoric surrounding the debate is likely to live on much longer in Arkansas.

Democratic PAC Launches Ad Criticizing Tom Cotton

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2013 03:45 pm

A Democratic group on Friday began airing a television ad in Arkansas criticizing Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton over the federal government shutdown, the latest volley in a high-dollar air war underway more than a year before Election Day.

Mark Pryor Campaign Calls on Tom Cotton to Pull TV Ad

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/10/2013 12:32 pm

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign on Thursday called on Republican rival and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton to pull down a TV ad that accuses Pryor of backing a congressional exemption from the health care law, but Cotton's campaign said it was instead considering running the spot more.

Tom Cotton Blasts Mark Pryor on Health Law in 1st TV Ad

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/8/2013 08:37 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is using the first television ad of his bid against Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to accuse the two-term lawmaker of wanting to exempt Congress from the federal health care law — a spot that Pryor's campaign quickly derided Monday as "blatantly false."

Arkansas: Nearly 1,000 Workers Furloughed In Shutdown

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/2/2013 07:16 am

Arkansas agencies furloughed nearly 1,000 employees Tuesday after Congress failed to adopt a spending plan for a new fiscal year, resulting in a partial shutdown of the federal government, and state budget officials warned that the number of workers temporarily off the job could rise if the shutdown continues.

Mark Pryor Targets Rival Tom Cotton Over Syria Stance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/27/2013 08:09 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor criticized rival Rep. Tom Cotton for supporting military action in Syria, while a conservative group supporting Cotton launched radio ads criticizing the Arkansas senator as too closely allied with President Obama.

UA Transportation Researchers Get $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2013 11:18 am

The University of Arkansas says transportation researchers there will receive a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to create the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center.

Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Split on Government Shutdown Talk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/20/2013 07:48 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Thursday accused Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign of misleading Arkansas voters about whether he'd support shutting down the federal government if the GOP doesn't get its way on spending.

Syria Role Unclear in Arkansas Senate Race Between Pryor, Cotton (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/7/2013 03:48 pm

Obama's request for military action against Syria adds a foreign policy element to a Senate race that had been expected to hinge on domestic issues like health care and the federal budget.

Mark Pryor to Oppose Military Action Against Syria

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/7/2013 03:43 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Saturday said he's opposed to taking military action against Syria, splitting with the White House and his Republican challenger as a vote on the president's request to intervene heads to a skeptical Congress.

Syria Debate Injects Foreign Policy Into Arkansas Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/3/2013 07:21 am

Skepticism and concerns from war-weary voters in Republican-trending Arkansas say they're more worried about the debt and other concerns at home than Syria's conflict.

NPR: Pryor-Cotton Race Promises a Long 15 Months

by Mark Carter 8/26/2013 03:15 pm

The 2014 U.S. Senate race pitting Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor and Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton figures to be a doozie. It's already shaping up that way. NPR reports on the brewing battle that's already included some jabs

Arkansas GOP Grapples with Health Law Fight (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2013 03:04 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman won office both vowing to kill the president's signature health care law. Now the two rivals are clashing over who hates the health overhaul more.