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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, in a file photo from 2019
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House Votes to Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal on Unions

The bill lawmakers are considering would impose a compromise labor agreement brokered by the Biden administration that was ultimately voted down by four of 12 labor unions. read more >
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Biden Calls on Congress to Head Off Potential Rail Strike

"Let me be clear: a rail shutdown would devastate our economy," the president said in a statement. read more >
Joe Biden discusses foreign policy during a presidential campaign speech in New York on Jan. 7, 2020. The president on Sept. 9, 2021 announced sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine requirements, including a mandate for employers with more 100 workers that requires them to be vaccinated or test weekly for the virus.
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Biden Signs $1T Infrastructure Deal With Bipartisan Crowd

Historians, economists and engineers welcomed Biden’s efforts but stressed that it's not nearly enough to overcome the government’s failure for decades to maintain and upgrade the country’s infrastructure. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

EXPLAINER: What’s a ‘Wealth Tax’ And How Would it Work?

A breakdown of President Biden's proposed rate increases. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
Government & Politics

COVID Relief Deal Bolsters Sun Power; Ozarks Electric Announces ‘Solar Park’

Solar power contractors in Arkansas are calling tax incentives and other provisions of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief plan a boost for the renewable power industry. read more >

Update: Shutdown Deadline Looms Over COVID-19 Relief Talks

Bearing down on a midnight shutdown deadline, top negotiators on a must-pass, almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package are committed to sealing an agreement Friday as they resolve remaining differences in hopes of passing the legislation this weekend. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Election Observations (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

The genius of our elections is their decentralization. They are conducted at the county level, by local officials answerable to local voters and depended upon by local candidates. Systemic corruption would require the kind of vast conspiracy that makes a conspiracy exceptionally unlikely to succeed. read more >
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill faces Democratic State Sen. Joyce Elliott in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.
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French Hill, Joyce Elliott Spar Over Tax Cuts, Health Care

Republican Rep. French Hill and Democratic challenger Joyce Elliott clashed over President Donald's Trump's tax cuts and the federal health overhaul Monday as the two met up for their only debate in a tight Arkansas congressional race. read more >
Donald Trump speaks to a 2014 luncheon at the National Press Club.

Trump Signs $484B Measure to Aid Employers, Hospitals

President Donald Trump signs a $484 billion bill to aid employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was in Little Rock Monday to sign waivers for Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program.
Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas, Oklahoma Governors Welcome Trump’s Medicaid Offer

Republican governors in Oklahoma and Arkansas welcomed the Trump administration's offer of more control over Medicaid spending for some of their poorest residents, but it's unclear how many states will take it up. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Trump: New Trade Deal with Canada, Mexico to Boost US Growth

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare" of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. read more >
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech at Sun Center Studios in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Government & Politics

House Heads Toward Trump Impeachment; Arkansas Members to Vote ‘No’

President Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. read more >
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Pelosi Announces Agreement on North American Trade

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces an agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Trump a win the same day that Democrats announced impeachment charges. 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 >

Midterm Elections Reveal Shifting Patterns in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

After Election Day, Arkansas' congressional delegation secured re-election and the state government trifecta remained intact. But Democrats also made gains, suggesting shifting voting patterns that could make the party competitive in suburban areas of the state. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Trumpcare? Why Not? (Editorial)

There was one undisputed winner of Tuesday’s election: the Affordable Care Act. read more >
Government & Politics

What’s Likely to Mobilize Voter Turnout in Arkansas? (Heather Yates On Politics)

Elections are hard to predict, and voter turnout can be even harder. But a few variables can offer insight. Ahead of the election, I'm looking at how these factors could play out in Arkansas. read more >
Democrat Clarke Tucker, a state representative from Little Rock, is challenging Rep. French Hill, the GOP incumbent in Arkansas' 2nd District.

Clarke Tucker Calls Attack Mailers ‘Racist’

An Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate on Thursday denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by a Republican senator's political action committee as "racist" and "fearmongering." read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Trump to Issue Stop-payment Order on Health Care Subsidies

In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months. read more >
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Government & Politics

Still Shocking, Always Wrong (Editorial)

Maybe it’s a good sign that we can still be shocked by a mass shooting in America. read more >