Arkansas

Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion

Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion
Medicaid saved Arkansas State Senator Josh Miller's life, yet the Republican congressman is fighting tooth and nail against a Medicaid expansion that would save the lives of many others in his state.
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Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs

Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor had intended to use an appearance at a Labor Day picnic to tout his record on worker's rights issues such as the minimum wage as he faces a 14-month battle to keep his seat in Arkansas. But as the two-term Democratic senator moved from table to table at a fairgrounds hall, he also quizzed constituents about whether Congress should authorize military action against Syria.
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Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath

Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath
Residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, the site of the recent Pegasus tar sands pipeline rupture, have filed suit against its operator Exxon for health issues and property damage that have arisen since the spill on Easter Weekend. The short term effects are piling up, as long term harm looms large.
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Residents Sue Exxon Over AR Oil Spill, Citing Negligence

Residents Sue Exxon Over AR Oil Spill, Citing Negligence
Dozens of residents and property owners are suing ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. two months after a pipeline ruptured and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the central Arkansas city of Mayflower.
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The Choice Between Life-Saving Abortion Care and Prison

The Choice Between Life-Saving Abortion Care and Prison
What would you do if you had to choose between a life-saving abortion and prison?
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Crazy Right Wingers Want Their States to Secede

Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York. North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida. Those are the states whom, so far, have had someone file a "We the People" petition to secede from the United States of America in response to Obama winning the 2012 Presidential election. Texas is the only one to reach the 28,000 signatures needed to warrant a response from the Obama administration and Governor Rick Perry has weighed in.
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Slavery 'A Blessing In Disguise' - Republican AK State Representative

"Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims. The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday...".
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