Tagged: tom cotton

$3.2M for Early Childhood Education in South Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 6:53 am

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Bruce Westerman have announced a $3.2 million grant to an early childhood education program in south Arkansas.

Middle-Class Values (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/30/2015 12:00 am

In their second debate last fall, Mark Pryor fumbled the question of how to define the middle class, saying that it would include income up to $200,000 a year. Tom Cotton picked it up and scored, accusing Pryor of “hanging out with out-of-state billionaires if he thinks $200,000 in Arkansas is the middle class.”

Bill Advances That Would Enable Congressional Candidates to Run for Re-election, White House in 2020

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 2:26 pm

Arkansas' freshman senator who wrote a letter to Iran's leaders during nuclear negotiations could seek re-election and the White House in 2020 under a bill endorsed by a state House committee.

Arkansas Lawmakers Clearing 2020 Path for Sen. Tom Cotton

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/12/2015 4:47 pm

Lawmakers in U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton home state of Arkansas are clearing the path for a 2020 White House bid that the freshman Republican hasn't even floated as a possibility.

Arkansas Bill Would Pave Way for Tom Cotton White House Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/10/2015 4:05 pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is barely into his third month in office, but a lawmaker in his home state of Arkansas wants to let the freshman Republican run for re-election and the White House in 2020.

GOP Senator Behind Iran letter: Hard-Charging Rookie

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 2:31 pm

The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:11 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.

Obama's Speech Draws Unsparing Reviews from Republicans

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 1:28 pm

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 7:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

2014 Highlighted by GOP Sweep in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/28/2014 1:22 pm

For the past three election campaigns, Republicans warned Democrats the days of Arkansas being the holdout in a solidly GOP south were numbered. Those days came to an end in 2014, and on a scale that surprised even some GOP figures.

Tom Cotton Serving on House Banking, Armed Services Panels

by Associated Press 12/15/2014 6:01 pm

Incoming Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton will be serving on the Banking and Armed Services committees when he takes office next year.

Mark Pryor Delivers Farewell on Senate Floor

by Associated Press 12/8/2014 5:00 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is warning about the dangers of "hyper-partisanship" and urging Washington lawmakers to find ways to work together as he prepares to leave office after 12 years.

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 4:02 pm

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.

Tom Cotton: Order Would Hurt Bipartisanship Chances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 7:15 am

Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said Monday that the president's anticipated move to protect millions of immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation would be a setback for chances at bipartisan cooperation in Washington.

Midterm Shows Long-Term Arkansas Shift (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:50 pm

Angry with a president who will be out of office in a little over two years, voters resoundingly ended Arkansas' tradition as a Democratic holdout in the South and handed Republicans control of the state.

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 11/7/2014 8:08 am

Tuesday night was one for the record books in Arkansas, from the federal races at the top of the ballot all the way down to local contests. On Tuesday, the GOP took total control of the Arkansas congressional delegation by winning the remaining U.S. Senate seat (Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor) and all four House seats, which according to the Washington Post, was the first time they’d held every congressional seat in 141 years.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

Tom Cotton Unseats Mark Pryor in Senate, Part of GOP Wave

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 7:02 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the Senate and highlighted a GOP wave in Arkansas. Republicans made gains in the U.S. Senate, and Cotton, 37, was projected the winner early Tuesday night.

AP Analysis: Anti-Obama Mood Sinks Pryor, Other Arkansas Democrats

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 6:36 am

As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas' congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried to talk about the health overhaul in personal terms rather than run away from his vote for it.

Your #ARPX Election Day Podcast With Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford & Lance Turner

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 8:39 am

The day is finally here. On this (rainy) Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford join me for a special podcast wrapping up the 2014 midterm elections.