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  • Long-Lost Moon Rock Turns Up In Clinton Papers

    09/22/2011 8:37:52 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 31 replies
    A long-lost, highly valuable Moon rock brought back from the Apollo 17 mission has turned up in the files of Bill Clinton. The rock was one of 50 presented to each state, and was given to Arkansas while the ex-president was governor. The rock, worth millions of dollars, had been missing since at least 1980 until an archivist found it in old gubernatorial papers. Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, told Reuters the archivist opened a box previously archived as "Arkansas flag plaque." The rock and a state flag were originally affixed to the plaque, but the...
  • Suspect in deadly robbery: “We were broke and needed money”

    10/23/2018 3:51:16 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 69 replies
    WTOL ^ | 22 OCT 18 | WTOL staff
    KAIT) - A woman whose boyfriend was shot and killed during Thursday's robbery of a Brookland vape shop told investigators she knew he was going to rob the store, but said they were "broke and needed money." Kory Taylor Kampmeyer, 25, of Bassett appeared in Craighead County District Court Friday where Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge her with aggravated robbery, a Class Y felony. According to the court documents, she said her boyfriend, 25-year-old Billy Carl Raines, had been talking about robbing places in Jonesboro because they were broke and needed money. On Thursday, the couple drove...
  • PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win

    10/19/2018 1:17:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 3:18 PM EDT | Andrew DeMillo
    A political action committee said Friday that it won’t pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month. Vernon Robinson with Black Americans for the President’s Agenda said Friday that the group won’t cancel the radio ad running in the Little Rock area in support of Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill. He said the group also won’t pull a similar ad he says is airing in Missouri. The ads in both states are scheduled to run through Friday, Robinson said. “There’s no plan to change the...
  • Arkansas' Medicaid work rule boots another 4,100 from program

    10/16/2018 3:53:22 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Becker's Hospital Reviee ^ | October 16, 2018 | Morgan Haefner
    Another 4,109 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas lost their health insurance in October after failing to comply with the program's work requirements for three months, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The health department said 4,353 Medicaid beneficiaries lost their health insurance in September after failing to comply with the regulation. This brings the total number of beneficiaries who have lost coverage to nearly 8,500, according to The Hill. More than 76,000 beneficiaries were subject to the requirement. Work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries between the ages of 30 and 49 took effect for an initial group of members June...
  • Hillary Clinton: Bill Clinton's extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of power

    10/14/2018 12:13:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 14, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Hillary Clinton doesn't believe former President Bill Clinton's 1990s extramarital affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky constituted an abuse of power. "No. No," Hillary Clinton said during an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" when asked directly whether her husband took advantage of his position in 1995 to instigate sexual relations with Lewinsky when she was 22 years old.
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...
  • The rape allegation against Bill Clinton, explained

    10/09/2018 10:57:22 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 22 replies
    Christin Ford The FBI found no corroborating evidence for Ford claims. All the people she said were at the party don't recall any party. Near the time shortly after the alleged event occurred Ford never told anyone about what she says had happened. Juanita Broaddrick Has five corroborating witness regarding Bill Clinton's allegedly raping her--This is from Vox.com-- Several friends of Broaddrick's backed up the story. Norma Rogers, who was director of nursing at Broaddrick's nursing home at the time, told reporters that she entered the hotel room shortly after the assault allegedly took place, and "found Mrs. Broaddrick crying...
  • GOP Senator: Feinstein Will Be Investigated for ‘Leaking’ Kavanaugh Accuser’s Letter

    09/30/2018 11:14:08 AM PDT · by kingattax · 126 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9-30-18
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office will be investigated to determine if it leaked a confidential letter from Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Sunday. Cotton—who announced the investigation shortly after President Trump suggested Feinstein may have released the letter at a rally—said lawyers who worked with Ford will also face an investigation by the Washington, D.C. Bar for allegedly misinforming her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers would not travel to California to speak with her about her alleged assault.
  • Debra Katz was wrong about the Paula Jones case

    09/25/2018 5:44:26 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2018 | Allan Favish
    If you are a woman with a sexual harassment claim against a man who is politically favored by Christine Blasey Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, don't hire Katz as your attorney. In 1998, Katz stated that Paula Jones did not have a viable case against President Bill Clinton.
  • Texan, Former State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme

    09/18/2018 1:29:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Texan, Former State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme Springdale, Ark. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 13, 2018 A consultant along with his co-conspirators, the President of an Arkansas college and a former Arkansas State Representative, were sentenced in the past week for their roles in a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Duane “DAK” Kees for the Western District of Arkansas. Randell G....
  • CEO of Tyson Foods to Step Down for Personal Reasons

    09/18/2018 6:40:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Sept. 17, 2018 5:41 p.m. ET | By Jacob Bunge
    Tom Hayes was in midst of overhauling strategy for the U.S.’s top meat company; Noel White is chosen by board as successor =========================================================================== yson Foods Inc. said Chief Executive Tom Hayes is leaving at the end of this month for personal reasons, a surprise leadership shift as the top U.S. meat company revamps its strategy to prioritize branded meat products. Tyson said Monday that Noel White, a longtime Tyson executive who has overseen chicken, beef and pork processing, will become its new chief executive. The abrupt change surprised Tyson employees and investors, coming less than two years into Mr. Hayes’s...
  • The 'forgotten' Supreme Court decision and its impact on our politics

    09/10/2018 3:16:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Bill Mears
    Amid the current national debate over immigration policies, racial discrimination, LGBTQ rights, and executive power, the anniversary of an important legal and political dispute that has directly shaped that debate will pass quietly, its legacy all but forgotten. In September 1958, sixty years ago next week, the United States Supreme Court finally earned its hard-fought reputation as a co-equal branch of the federal government, in a courtroom drama filled with urgency and uncertainty. For perhaps the first time, the high court put muscle behind its mandate, asserting in unequivocal terms that its interpretation of the Constitution was the "supreme law...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • Pregnant Woman Who Shot and Killed Intruder Charged for Illegal Possession

    09/03/2018 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 74 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 09/03/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    In December of 2017, Dylan Stancoff forced his way into a home in Ft. Smith Arkansas where Krissy Tran lived with her husband. Tran struggled with the attacker, grabbed one of her husband’s guns and shot Stancoff, killing him. She was pregnant at the time and the shooting was eventually ruled to be justified self-defense by prosecutors. But Tran had a previous run-in with the law. She had a felony conviction on her record from earlier that year. In 2017, (Tran) pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. (She...
  • Planning a Trip to SW Missouri and NW Arkansas - Travel Tips Needed VANITY POST

    08/29/2018 2:51:51 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 53 replies
    8/29/18 | MplsSteve
    The wife and I are planning a trip down to southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas in late September/early October. We're planning on hitting some national parks along the way - Fort Scott NHS, George Washington Carver NM, Wilson's Creek NB, etc. It's gonna be a leisurely "We'll leave from Kansas City and start driving and see where we end up" kind of trip. There's no set itinerary other than we'll be down that way for about 5 days or so. I've requested the usual travel guides - state of Arkansas, state of Missouri, Springfield Mo CVB, etc. But I'm looking...
  • Andrea Mitchell Hails McCain for “Giving Cover” to “Accused Draft Dodger” Bill Clinton

    08/27/2018 3:58:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Among the endless encomiums for John McCain on today’s Morning Joe, one stood out: Andrea Mitchell lavishing praise on McCain for, together with John Kerry, giving political “cover” to “accused draft dodger” Bill Clinton. Mitchell: “One of the most sterling parts of his character is the way he grew and changed and reached not just across the aisle but across huge gulfs. And I am really struck by what I was covering back in the ’90s, which was the growing relationship when I was covering the Senate between John Kerry and John McCain, not likely partners on anything when they...
  • Congressman & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Visits Little Rock, Endorses Clarke Tucker

    08/20/2018 7:43:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | By: Nathan Treece 
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis visited Little Rock Sunday to speak with members of the community at a rally in support of Second Congressional Seat candidate Clarke Tucker, who is running against incumbent Congressman French Hill. Lewis spoke alongside Tucker during a rally held at Philander Smith College, saying, "It doesn't matter if you're Black, White, Latino, Asian American, or Native American - we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters." Congressman Hill released the following statement in response to the Little Rock visit, and to Lewis' endorsement of the Clarke...
  • Missouri couple sentenced for illegal ginseng operation (another Sessions priority)

    08/07/2018 4:27:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    4029TV News ^ | 8/7/2018 | staff
    A southwest Missouri couple who illegally bought ginseng from Arkansas has been sentenced to a year of probation. The Springfield News-Leader reports 77-year-old Kermit Schofield and his wife, 73-year-old Sandy Schofield were sentenced Tuesday in a courtroom packed with supporters from their hometown. The couple farms and sells herbs in Theodosia, a town of about 250 people near the Missouri-Arkansas border. Federal prosecutors say that between June 2013 and August 2015 the Schofields illegally bought more than 100 pounds of ginseng in Arkansas. Prosecutors say the couple bought the ginseng outside the permitted time frame for purchasing ginseng in Missouri,...
  • Judge Allows Arkansas to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    08/01/2018 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 31, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Arkansas taxpayers won another victory in court Monday when a federal judge rejected Planned Parenthood’s argument against defunding it of Medicaid dollars. Arkansas moved to strip the abortion chain of taxpayer dollars in 2015 after undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade. The abortion chain sued, but in November, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a victory to the state. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker also ruled against the abortion group by rejecting its new request for a preliminary injunction against the state, Arkansas Online reports. Baker is the same judge who initially sided with...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History

    07/29/2018 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 July 2018 | John Hawkins
    Like every presidential election that liberals lose, years later we’re still hearing about how unfair it all was. Of course, the favorite complaint of liberals this time around is “Russia did it!” Even if you accept for the sake of argument that Russia wanted Trump to win and hacked John Podesta’s email (and neither of those assertions may be true), buying some inconsequential Facebook ads for both sides and revealing the contents of John Podesta’s emails (none of which turned into truly major stories) wasn’t exactly a game changer. Liberals also noted that Hillary would have won had the election...