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A Born Entrepreneur Atop LSW Strategic Communications

Lucy Speed Whiteside is one of many in her family to start her own business. read more >
Mark Pryor
Government & Politics / Legal

Mark Pryor Joins Denver Law Firm as Shareholder

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP of Denver announced this week that Mark L. Pryor, a former two-term Democratic U.S. senator and Arkansas attorney general, has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Government Relations Department in its Washington, D.C. office. read more >
David Pryor in 2012.

David Pryor Hospitalized with COVID-19

Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday at this daily briefing on the state’s response to the pandemic. read more >
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., joins President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Aug. 2 to announce a plan to cut the number of visas given to foreign professionals.

Lauding ‘Force’ Against Protests, Tom Cotton Raises Profile

Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. By lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law-and-order recipe for controlling civic unrest, he’s making even more. read more >
David Pryor in 2012.

Former Sens. David and Mark Pryor Back Biden for President

David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, and his son, former Sen. Mark Pryor, are supporting Joe Biden's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden's campaign said Tuesday. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Nancy, Mark and Blanche (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

In addition to a left tilt to most partisan elections nationally, liberal policies and Obamacare specifically triumphed in several statewide initiatives in the conservative heartland. read more >
Clarke Tucker

2nd District Race Shows Democrats’ Hope for Red State Wins

Running for a congressional seat in a red state that went for Donald Trump two years ago, Clarke Tucker talks often about his bout with cancer and the federal care health law that expanded coverage for those without insurance. But Tucker doesn't talk much about being a Democrat. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas’ Deep Red Shift Poses New Questions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

If it wasn't already clear, Tuesday night sealed it: Arkansas is no longer Clinton country. read more >
Government & Politics

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democratic Party Can Rebound in Arkansas

Focusing on issues important to working families will help Democrats in Arkansas as they try to rebound from a Republican sweep in last year's midterm election, the party's national chairwoman said Thursday night. read more >
Government & Politics

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

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.” read more >
Lucy Speed
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Lucy Speed, Former Pryor Aide, Joins The Peacock Group

Lucy Speed, former press secretary to U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, has joined The Peacock Group, the Little Rock strategic communications firm announced Tuesday. read more >
Mark Pryor
Government & Politics / Legal

Mark Pryor Takes Job with Venable

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is taking a job with a Washington law firm's government affairs practice, months after the Democrat lost his bid for a third term representing Arkansas. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

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

Mark Pryor Delivers Farewell on Senate Floor

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. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

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

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

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. read more >
Government & Politics

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

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. read more >
The Arkansas Poll shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton and Asa Hutchinson with significant leads in their respective races for U.S. Senate and Arkansas governor.

Arkansas Poll Gets it Right in Governor, U.S. Senate Race

Most polls correctly placed Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Tom Cotton ahead of their Democratic foes for governor and U.S. Senate. What most did not do is predict the large margin of victory each would enjoy on Election Day. read more >
Tom Cotton
Government & Politics

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

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. read more >
Government & Politics

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

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. read more >