July 7th, 2014
02:49 PM ET
3 months ago

Clinton explains defense in controversial rape case

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton pushed back at ongoing criticism of her providing legal defense decades ago to an accused rapist, explaining that she had asked not to be assigned to the case but ultimately had a responsibility to represent her client.

In 1975, Clinton, a 27-year-old attorney, was appointed by a judge to represent Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old man accused of raping a young girl, for free while working at the legal aid clinic at the University of Arkansas.

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Filed under: 2016 • Arkansas • Hillary Clinton
Prosecutor in controversial case says Clinton had no choice but to defend rapist
June 25th, 2014
02:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Prosecutor in controversial case says Clinton had no choice but to defend rapist

Washington (CNN) - The prosecuting attorney in a nearly four-decade-old criminal case, where Hillary Clinton represented a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, is backing the potential 2016 candidate on the issue.

Mahlon Gibson told CNN on Wednesday the then 27-year-old Hillary Rodham (now Clinton) was "appointed" by the judge in the case, even though she voiced reservations.

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Filed under: 2016 • Arkansas • Hillary Clinton
American Crossroads back in the game
May 19th, 2014
03:02 PM ET
4 months ago

American Crossroads back in the game

(CNN) - It was the poster child for outside spending the last two elections cycles, but so far in the 2014 midterms, American Crossroads has been relatively quiet.

That apparently ends now.

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Filed under: Alaska • American Crossroads • Arkansas • Colorado • Jeanne Shaheen • Kay Hagan • Mark Udall • New Hampshire • North Carolina • Sen. Mark Pryor
Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns
May 12th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns

(CNN) - New polls in three southern states with crucial Senate contests this year indicate that Democrats remain very competitive as they try to keep control of the chamber.

But another new survey suggests that Republicans nationwide have a ten point advantage over Democrats when it comes to voter enthusiasm.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Georgia • Kentucky • Mark Pryor • Matt Bevin • Michelle Nunn • Mitch McConnell • Poll • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage struck down by state judge
May 9th, 2014
06:57 PM ET
5 months ago

Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage struck down by state judge

(CNN) - Arkansas became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage overturned, after a state judge Friday declared the voter-approved measure to be unconstitutional.

Twenty-one gay and lesbian couples were part of a group of plaintiffs challenging Amendment 83 to the Arkansas constitution, saying it violated their federal and state rights of equal protection and privacy.

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Filed under: Arkansas • Same-sex marriage
New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states
April 23rd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
5 months ago

New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states

(CNN) - New polls in four southern states that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections indicate close contests.

And according to the New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys, released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are in the low 30's in two of those states and hovering at or just above the 40% mark in the other two states. Republicans are trying to frame the midterm contests as a referendum on the President and on his federal health care law, better known as Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Kay Hagan • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mark Pryor • Mary Landrieu • Mitch McConnell • North Carolina • Senate • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle
April 10th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
6 months ago

New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle

(CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.

According to a non-partisan, live operator survey by the Little Rock-based Opinion Research Associates, Pryor has a 48%-38% lead over Rep. Tom Cotton, his Republican challenger, among registered voters statewide.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate • Tom Cotton
House candidate legally changes name before primary
March 3rd, 2014
05:08 PM ET
7 months ago

House candidate legally changes name before primary

(CNN) – An Arkansas congressional candidate who served in the Army for 29 years says voters know him simply as "Colonel." So when he wasn't able to run using his military title on the ballot, he decided to legally change his name.

Conrad Reynolds is now Colonel Conrad Reynolds, and his name will be listed that way on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District GOP primary in May.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • House
Previously secret Clinton White House documents released
February 27th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
7 months ago

Previously secret Clinton White House documents released

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Updated 1:35 p.m. ET, 2/28/2014

(CNN) – A new look at the inner workings of the Clinton White House emerged Friday, with the National Archives and Records Administration releasing a first batch of confidential memos and papers.

Some 4,000 to 5,000 pages of documents came out shortly after 1 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration
February 16th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
8 months ago

Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration

(CNN) – Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was presented with a framed #42 jersey on Saturday from the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team as a part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the NCAA Championship team.

Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and 42nd governor of Arkansas, attended the championship game 20 years ago in 1994 when the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team defeated Duke in the NCAA Championship game.

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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton
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