Tag Archives: Arkansas

AR Gov Shrugs Off 13 Year-Olds Having Rape Babies

The Independent reports: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson defended his state’s controversial law that makes all abortions illegal in all cases except to save the life of the patient in a medical emergency on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning. Asked by host Chuck Todd whether he is comfortable if a “13 year old in Arkansas is raped by a …

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Arkansas “Moms For Liberty” Activist Caught On Tape Musing About “Plowing Down” Local Librarians With Gun

The Arkansas Times reports: An audio recording from a recent Moms for Liberty meeting in Cabot captures a group member musing about gunning down a school librarian over tension about what books are appropriate for young readers. The person who captured that audio at a June 9 meeting at Crossroads Cafe in Cabot asked to remain anonymous. The person said …

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Arkansas Gov Is “Laying The Foundation” For WH Bid

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued to hint at a presidential run as he told a group of attorneys Wednesday that he was starting to “lay the foundation” for a 2024 campaign. Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Bar Association annual meeting in Hot Springs, talked about a range of topics, including his plans for the future. “I …

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Arkansas Gov: “After 9/11 We Armed The Cockpits, We Could Do The Same Thing With Our Schools” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson expressed his willingness for a “conversation” on raising the minimum age to purchase a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21 and “AR-15-style weapons” amid fresh talks on gun reform following a deadly mass shooting in Texas last week. Hutchinson told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday that he supported an ongoing bipartisan dialogue …

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Arkansas Gov Pushes For Better Door Control [VIDEO]

“You have to have multiple layers of security to protect the children. And there’s also the factor of human error. And that’s the reason that you’ve got to have different layers, you can’t rely upon just one technique. “School Safety is something that we all have to focus on coming out of the incredible tragedy that we see in Uvalde, …

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Sarah Sanders Wins Arkansas GOP Gov Primary

NPR reports: Primaries across the country this year are being seen as a test of former President Donald Trump’s influence on voters and the Republican Party, but in solidly red Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ victory in the GOP primary for governor was no surprise. At 39, Sanders ran an unprecedented campaign for the job once held by her father, former …

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Arkansas Gov: I Might Run In 2024 Even If Trump Does

The Hill reports: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that a Trump reelection campaign in 2024 wouldn’t affect his decision on launching his own presidential campaign. Hutchinson said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is considering a White House bid in 2024. “Even if President Trump runs, you will want to consider running?” host …

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Arkansas US House Candidate: “Sodomite Predators Are Grooming And Brainwashing Your Vulnerable Children”

The Insider reports: US House hopeful Neil Kumar of Arkansas leaned into the nation’s culture wars hard on Thursday, seeding a fundraising appeal with homophobic attacks and apocalyptic imagery. The “LBGT Groomers Want Your Kids” email blast is straight from the MAGA culture wars playbook, portraying public schools as “psychological torture camps,” pedophilia as the greatest threat humanity has ever …

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Rioter Who Pissed On Column In Capitol Pleads Guilty

Law & Crime reports: An Arkansas man who told federal investigators that he urinated on a column inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Robert “Bob” Snow, 78, admitted to parading, demonstrating, or picketing inside the Capitol building. The charge is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Snow, who …

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Anti-Vax AR Libertarian Candidate Dies Of Something

From a January 23rd report by the Arkansas Democrat: A month before the filing period for state offices begins, more Arkansans are jumping into races for state House and Senate seats. Perennial candidate and consultant Drew Pritt said he will seek the Democratic nomination in House District 94, which covers parts of Bradley, Drew and Desha counties. The incumbent in …

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Leader Of GOP Govs Group: Trump Shouldn’t Run Again

The Insider reports: The Republican chairman of the National Governors Association said on Saturday that Donald Trump should not lead Republicans or the country again. “I do not believe Trump is the one to lead our party and our country again, as president,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told Insider on the sidelines of the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. …

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AR Inmates Sue After Being Secretly Given Ivermectin

CBS News reports: A group of men detained at Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas say that the jail’s medical staff gave them the anti-parasite drug ivermectin last year, without their consent, to treat COVID-19, while telling them the pills were “vitamins.” The ACLU, on behalf of the inmates, filed a federal lawsuit against the jail and its doctor. The …

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Arkansas Gov Urges Businesses To Defy OSHA Mandate

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday said large businesses should not comply with the Biden administration’s “oppressive” vaccine or testing mandate. “This mandate of [the Occupational safety and Health Administration], the federal government, needs to be struck down. And that’s why we’re fighting against it. And I expect the Supreme Court, hopefully, to rule against the …

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Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Ban On Mask Mandates

The Associated Press reports: An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down a state law that prevents schools and other governmental entities from requiring face masks. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox had already temporarily blocked the law in August. On Wednesday, he ruled the law unconstitutional on multiple grounds, including that it discriminates between children in public and private schools. …

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Jim Bob Duggar Loses Bid For Arkansas State Senate

The Associated Press reports: A former city council member and a retired U.S. Navy captain are headed toward a runoff for the Republican nomination for an Arkansas state Senate seat, beating out candidates in a special primary that included “19 Kids and Counting” father Jim Bob Duggar. The poll results from Tuesday’s election show that Colby Fulfer, who is chief …

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Tornadoes Kill Dozens In Kentucky And Arkansas

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Andy Beshear told WLKY during a live interview that at least 50 people were likely killed in western Kentucky after a long and significant tornado ripped through the area overnight. “This is going to be some of the worst tornado damage that we’ve seen in a long time,” Beshear said early Saturday. “This is …

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Arkansas Gov Endorses Famous Liar As His Successor

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Friday endorsed former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his successor, saying that his state “will be in good hands” under her leadership. “I’ve known Sarah Huckabee Sanders most of her life and know firsthand her love for our state and her heart for public service,” Hutchinson said in …

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Jim Bob Duggar Launches Bid For AR State Senate

Little Rock’s CBS News affiliate reports: According to a Facebook post on Duggar Family Official, Jim Bob Duggar announced he will be a candidate for Arkansas State Senate District 7, which includes Springdale, Johnson, Goshen and Elkins in eastern Washington County. He previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for four years (1999-2002). “I am honored to announce my …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Backs Employer Vaccine Mandates

The Hill reports: “I am a defender of the employer’s right to provide a healthy workplace. You would have just as many workers say, ‘I don’t want to work there because it’s not a healthy workplace, because not everybody’s going to be vaccinated.’ The employers are in a tough position. They would have the prerogative to make those decisions and …

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Cultist Megadonor Gives $1M To Unseat GOP Senator

Politico reports: One of the Republican Party’s biggest donors is working to defeat Arkansas Sen. John Boozman [photo] in next year’s GOP primary. Dick Uihlein, a prominent conservative megadonor, is giving $1 million to a newly formed super PAC aligned with Republican Jake Bequette, according to a person familiar with the contribution. Bequette is an Iraq war veteran and retired …

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