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  • 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...
  • Arkansas man gets life in prison for mutilation, rape

    07/13/2018 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    Chron ^ | 07/13/18
    An Arkansas man who beat and raped a 69-year-old woman leaving her so badly injured that parts of her arms and legs had to be amputated has been sentenced to life in prison. A jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Charles Allen Rickman of Gentry guilty of aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping, battery and two counts of rape. A judge sentenced Rickman to four life sentences plus 20 years, to run consecutively. Testimony showed Rickman pretended to have car trouble and forced his way into the woman's home last October. She had met Rickman when he helped a painter she hired....
  • Arkansas teens taunt toddler with a Taser in Snapchat video

    07/11/2018 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    Daily News ^ | 07/11/18 | Jessica Schladebeck
    Three teen baby-sitters heard laughing in the background of a Snapchat video that allegedly shows them terrorizing a 1-year-old with a Taser have all been arrested. Elyssia Watkins brought her toddler to Conway Regional Medical Center after the troubling video surfaced online Monday. Her daughter was not injured, but she still reported the alleged abuse, sharing the clip with officer Brittani Little the same day. The video “appeared to depict three female teens laughing hysterically while taunting the baby girl with a taser, which caused the child to scream and sob in uncontrollable fear,” according to a press release from...
  • Conservative leader on Huckabee tweet: Where did my friend go?

    06/24/2018 1:19:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Morgan Gstalter - 06/24/18 | By Morgan Gstalter - 06/24/18
    A top conservative leader criticized former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) for tweeting out a picture of gang members, saying they were House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee.” Bob Vander Plaats, the president and CEO of Iowan conservative group The Family Leader, chastised the former governor on Saturday. “Where did my friend and pastor @GovMikeHuckabee go?” Vander Plaats tweeted. “I want him back. I’ll assume someone hijacked his twitter account.” “He’s way better than this!” He added. Vander Plaats was responding to a tweet from Huckabee on Saturday appearing to link Pelosi with gang members. “Nancy Pelosi introduces...
  • On Father’s Day Danney Williams Calls on Bill Clinton to Take Paternity Test

    06/17/2018 2:53:45 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The 27-year-old black man from Arkansas put new pressure on the former President and his wife Hillary.
  • Rose McGowan Indicted on Charges of Felony Possession

    06/13/2018 3:43:49 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 36 replies
    IBT on MSN.com ^ | 6/12/18 | Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan
    Actress and activist Rose McGowan was indicted on felony possession of cocaine by a grand jury in Virginia on Monday. She could face up to 10 years behind bars if convicted. The investigation began in January 2017, after cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind on a plane that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport. An arrest warrant was issued the following month, charging her with possession of a controlled substance. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/rose-mcgowan-indicted-on-charges-of-felony-possession-of-cocaine/ar-AAyxf0Z?OCID=ansmsnnews11
  • Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce anti-abortion pill law

    05/29/2018 12:19:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 29, 2018
    . The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Arkansas to enforce a law restricting medication abortions, rejecting an appeal from the Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state. Planned Parenthood had asked the high court to review an appeals court ruling on the abortion pill rules and reinstate a lower court order that had blocked them from taking effect. The law in question says doctors who provide abortion pills must hold a contract with another physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital, and would agree to handle and treat complications. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had reversed a court...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • New Hampshire Becomes Fourth State to Require Work for Medicaid

    05/07/2018 4:00:32 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    The Donald Trump administration approved New Hampshire’s waiver, becoming the fourth state to implement work requirements for Medicaid. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement on Monday: Work requirements help lift able-bodied individuals out of poverty by empowering them with the dignity of work and self-reliability while also allowing states to control the costs of their Medicaid programs. They help people gain the skills necessary for long-term independence and success. Sununu added, “Today’s announcement by CMS authorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid work requirements is a transformative step towards a more thriving workforce.” New Hampshire became the fourth state...
  • Texas sues to stop DACA [updated: there’s a world more info in the article now]

    05/01/2018 2:47:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Lawsuit could undercut 2012 amnesty, end ongoing legal battles over Trump phaseoutTexas and a half-dozen other states filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the legality of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, opening up a new legal front in the increasingly messy battle over illegal immigration. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in southern Texas, asks judges to rule against the 2012 program that’s granted tentative legal status to more than 800,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • Arkansas sailor killed aboard USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor attack identified

    04/10/2018 1:53:56 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | Posted 3:35 pm, April 10, 2018 | by Associated Press
    <p>WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – An Arkansas sailor who died during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored after his remains are brought home this summer.</p> <p>Glenn Tipton was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, a battleship that capsized in the attack by Japanese aircraft.</p>
  • Over a dozen states join Trump’s lawsuit against “Sanctuary State” California

    03/28/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    LegalInsurrection.com ^ | 3-28-2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Earlier this month, we noted that California faced a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over its new status as a “Sanctuary State“. Several red and purple states have now boarded this particular “Trump Train”. Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement but the state does not have that authority, the other states said in a court filing in the U.S....
  • What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

    03/22/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    The Verge ^ | 21 March 2018 | Colin Lecher
    ....Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all. Even if the details of the algorithms are accessible, which isn’t always the case, they’re often beyond the understanding even of the people using them, raising questions about what transparency means in an automated age, and concerns about people’s ability to contest decisions made by machines. {snip} ...Arkansas has said the previous, human-based system was ripe for favoritism and arbitrary decisions. “We knew there...
  • Alaskan spaceport to host secretive commercial launch

    03/21/2018 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    Space News ^ | 3/20/2018 | Jeff Foust
    An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20. Alaska Aerospace Corp., which operates Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island, said the launch period for the flight of the unidentified vehicle runs from March 27 to April 6. It did not specify when during the day the launch would take place. A “Local Notice to Mariners” issued by the U.S. Coast Guard March 14 included a notice about a rocket launch planned from PSCA, giving a window of March 26...
  • FBI Interviewed Uranium One Informant in Clinton Foundation Investigation

    03/14/2018 6:30:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/13/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    William D. Campbell fights back against The Hill and Democratic accusations Informant William D. Campbell was recently interviewed by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas field office former FBI informant who spent more than six years undercover gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market was recently interviewed by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas field office as part of an ongoing bureau investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to Victoria Toensing, the attorney representing the informant. Toensing disclosed the information in a letter asking for a retraction to The Hill’s article published Thursday, which was based...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas that’s maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • Mike Huckabee Says ‘Hate Wins,’ Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation

    03/02/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 102 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/1/18 | Shirley Halerin and Chris Willman
    To the CMA Foundation Board From Mike Huckabee March 1, 2018 Dear Board Members: I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students. Since I will not be able to continue in what I had hoped to be useful service in this endeavor, I wanted to at least put some things on the record. I have no expectation that it will change the irrational vitriol directed...