Politics

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

Arkansas court blocks ‘tort reform’ measure, keeps wage hike

Arkansas' highest court has ordered election officials to not count votes for a proposal to limit damages awarded in civil lawsuits and rejected an effort to block an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Voters confused after inaccurate information sent out

Some inaccurate information left voters confused.

Senator Blunt in Poplar Bluff, MO discussed opioid epidemic

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Tuesday, October 16 to speak with several officials on the opioid epidemic.

Arkansas lawmakers begin hearings to craft budget

Arkansas lawmakers have kicked off a series of hearings to craft the state's budget for the coming fiscal year

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

Donald Trump's rallies were once the cornerstone of his unconventional presidential campaign, but now they're being deployed with gusto as Trump and his team work to defy polls and precedent and save the GOP majority in Congress on Election Day.

November election to decide hundreds of area political races

Voters will head to the polls Nov. 6 to decide federal, state, county and city races throughout Northeast Arkansas with several major races on the ballot.

Missouri voters must decide among 3 medical marijuana plans

Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November election. The only question: Do they cast a yes vote once, twice or three times?

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds revised voter ID law

Arkansas' highest court has upheld a voter ID law that is nearly identical to a restriction struck down by the court four years ago.

Arkansas rejects bid to disqualify casino amendment

Arkansas' Supreme Court has rejected efforts to disqualify a proposed casino legalization initiative, dismissing two lawsuits which claimed the ballot's wording was misleading and ambiguous on several issues

Voter registration deadlines approaching for Arkansas, Missouri

Deadline is approaching for Arkansas, Missouri residents to vote.

McCaskill says she would never consider impeaching Kavanaugh

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill opposed Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, but she says she would "never consider" impeaching him

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising a "big fight" over border wall funding after next month's midterm elections

The Latest: Pompeo sees 'significant progress' with NKorea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have made "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons

Kavanaugh sworn in as newest associate justice, concluding deeply bitter Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh was sworn in just hours after his confirmation. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath.

In Iowa debut, Booker tells Dems to turn despair into action

Sen. Cory Booker is urging Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court to turn their despair into action

Correction: Melania Trump story

Correction: Melania Trump story

Kavanaugh confirmation all but assured; Collins will vote yes on Supreme Court nomination

Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Republicans find no misconduct in FBI’s Kavanaugh report; Democrats see incomplete probe

The FBI has turned over the results of its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Issues that will appear on the AR ballot

There are a handful of issues that will appear in the November ballot in Arkansas, but some votes won’t count.

Arkansas governor details plan to shuffle state agencies; opponent responds

Arkansas governor details plan to shuffle state agencies; opponent responds.

President Trump talks Kavanaugh, election at Southaven rally

The 2018 election is just over a month away, and the Mid-South was in the spotlight Tuesday night for state and national politics.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

Arkansas congressman’s son arrested on gun, drug charges

The son of an Arkansas congressman has been arrested on multiple drug and gun charges.

Trial of ex-state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson delayed to July

The trial of Republican former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on charges of using campaign funds for personal expenses is being delayed until next year.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Watch Live: Confirmation hearing of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Confirmation hearing of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

Ex-Arkansas state senator due to report for prison sentence

Former Arkansas state Sen. Jon Woods is due to report to federal prison to begin a more than 18-year prison sentence for his role in a bribery scheme.

  Minimum wage campaign continues ahead of November ballot

A group hoping to increase the minimum wage by $2.50 an hour by 2021 kicked off an awareness campaign Tuesday.

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

California Republicans have proposed a 2020 ballot measure to eliminate the state's controversial high-speed rail project

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here’s why.

Republicans lean into Kavanaugh fight despite new accusations and political risks

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

Grassley gives Ford more time to consider testifying before Senate

Sen. Chuck Grassley has given Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide if she will testify at a planned Senate hearing Monday.

Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

An Arkansas attorney says the state's highest court should strike down a law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

Democratic House candidate calls attack mailers ‘racist’

Clarke Tucker, who is running against 2nd District Republican Rep. French Hill, said Thursday that the mailers are misleading and racist because they depict brown-skinned men with tattoos holding guns.

Arkansas governor names special justice for casino cases

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Arkansas governor’s nephew pleads not guilty to charges

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is a nephew of the state's governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.

Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.