Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion law
May 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
1 year 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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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
Bill Clinton to head back on campaign trail
January 23rd, 2013
11:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton to head back on campaign trail

(CNN) - Bill Clinton was arguably the Democratic Party's biggest rock star on the campaign trail last year, and now the former president appears to be getting ready to hit the trail again.

CNN has confirmed that Clinton will be in his native state of Arkansas on March 16 to help Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor kick off his 2014 re-election bid. The fundraiser, in Little Rock, the state capital, will be headlined by Clinton, who served 12 years as Arkansas governor before being elected president in 1992.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Bill Clinton
Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.
October 20th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.

(CNN) – Hours ahead of the presidential debate on Monday, millions of voters across the country will have the chance to cast their ballots when early voting opens in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

Nevada began early voting on Saturday, a day after Washington state, bringing the early voting total to 29 states and the District of Columbia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Arkansas • Colorado • Nevada • Texas • Washington • Washington D.C.
Candidate withdraws from congressional race after military history is questioned
July 9th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidate withdraws from congressional race after military history is questioned

(CNN) - A Democratic congressional candidate in Arkansas ended his campaign Monday after facing questions over his military record.

Ken Aden, the challenger against incumbent Rep. Steve Womack in a heavily Republican district, made the announcement in a statement posted to his website.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arkansas
Arkansas, Kentucky primaries pose challenge for Obama
May 23rd, 2012
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Arkansas, Kentucky primaries pose challenge for Obama

(CNN) – President Barack Obama faced unlikely challenges in two Southern state primaries Tuesday, though the results won't pose any threat to his status as the Democratic presidential nominee, and both states are expected to vote solidly Republican in November's general election.

In Arkansas, Obama won the Democratic presidential primary with 58% of the vote, facing a challenge from lawyer and perpetual presidential candidate John Wolfe. Wolfe had 42% of the vote on Wednesday morning, with 53 of 75 counties reporting results.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arkansas • Kentucky • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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