Cotton announces Senate bid in Arkansas
August 6th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
9 months ago

Cotton announces Senate bid in Arkansas

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas announced Tuesday he will challenge Mark Pryor, the senior senator from his state and one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year.

"No one will outwork me in this campaign. I will always defend our shared principles when they are attacked by anyone. I will do the right thing, even when it's the hard thing. And I will never, ever forget how I was raised or where I come from," the freshman congressman told a crowd at his campaign launch in Dardanelle Tuesday.
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GOP rising star to make 2014 Senate bid
July 31st, 2013
01:34 PM ET
9 months ago

GOP rising star to make 2014 Senate bid

Washington (CNN) – Get ready for what could be another crucial and bruising 2014 Senate battle, this time in Arkansas, which could ultimately decide whether the Democrats keep control of the chamber.

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton plans next week to announce a 2014 bid for the U.S. Senate, according to a GOP operative in Arkansas, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Congress • Senate • Tom Cotton
Hillary Clinton's library
July 8th, 2013
04:16 PM ET
9 months ago

Hillary Clinton's library

Updated 7/8/2013 at 5:43 pm

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting a library.

Well, kind of.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Hillary Clinton
Dem. Pryor: No one tells me what to do
May 31st, 2013
08:15 AM ET
11 months ago

Dem. Pryor: No one tells me what to do

(CNN) – After a barrage of television ads hit Arkansas airwaves criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor, the Democrat is going up with his own spot defending himself as an independent mind beholden to no special interests.

"The mayor of New York City is running ads against me because I oppose President Obama's gun control legislation," Pryor says in the spot. "Nothing in the Obama plan would have prevented tragedies like Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, or even Jonesboro. I'm committed to finding real solutions to gun violence while protecting our second amendment rights."
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Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion law
May 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
11 months ago

Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion law

(CNN) - A federal judge on Friday ordered a preliminary injunction blocking an Arkansas law that would ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, a court official told CNN on Friday.

The official spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

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Filed under: Abortion • Arkansas
NRA school safety chief makes governor bid official
April 10th, 2013
12:55 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA school safety chief makes governor bid official

(CNN) – Asa Hutchinson, the former Republican congressman who helmed the National Rifle Association's task force on school safety, said Wednesday he was formally jumping into the race for Arkansas governor.

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Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure
March 25th, 2013
07:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Arkansas governor rejects voter ID measure

(CNN) - A bill that would have required voters in Arkansas to produce photo identification before being allowed a ballot was rejected on Monday by the state's Democratic governor, who said the measure was too expensive and could disenfranchise legal voters.

Gov. Mike Beebe wrote that he thought the bill "unnecessarily restricts and impairs our citizens' right to vote," adding the implementation costs would have risen to $300,000.

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Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe vetoed the bill, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court," but his veto was overridden by the legislature.
March 7th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - Overriding a veto by Arkansas' Democratic governor, the state's Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy - the most restrictive such law in the country.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the bill Monday, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court."

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Arkansas governor vetoes bill to ban abortions past 12 weeks
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March 4th, 2013
06:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Arkansas governor vetoes bill to ban abortions past 12 weeks

(CNN) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a bill Monday afternoon that would have prohibited abortions if a fetus's heartbeat could be detected 12 or more weeks into a pregnancy.

Called the "Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act," the bill would have required testing to determine "whether the fetus that the pregnant woman is carrying possesses a detectible heartbeat."


Filed under: Abortion • Arkansas
Arkansas to allow concealed guns in churches
February 5th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Arkansas to allow concealed guns in churches

(CNN) - The Arkansas House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a measure that would allow concealed guns to be carried in churches and houses of worship, and the governor's office says it plans to sign the bill.

The measure, which passed 85-8 on Monday, gives houses of worship the option of allowing concealed weapons.

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Filed under: Arkansas • Gun rights
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