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  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Could we see Senator Sarah Huckabee Sanders?

    12/01/2017 10:27:03 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 1, 2017
    Arkansas political observers were surprised to read Thursday that Republican Sen. Tom Cotton may become CIA director in a Trump administration shakeup, but names already are circulating for potential appointees to replace him in the Senate. Among those under discussion is White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “I would support Sarah in a New York minute!” former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, an Arkansas Democrat turned Republican, told the Washington Examiner.
  • Dan Rather On Clinton Rape Allegations: Even If They Turn Out To Be True, It Was A Long Time Ago

    11/15/2017 6:19:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’re not excusing what Roy Moore is accused of—it’s ghastly. The man is accused of being inappropriate with multiple women; with another, a Trump voter, claiming he sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old. The Republican Party had abandoned Moore; the optics of this is just too terrible to maintain support. It gets worse; Guy wrote today about how this man was banned from a Gadsden mall because he was trolling for high school dates and badgering teenage girls in the process. All of the accusers were teenagers at the time. Yet, one thing the Media Research Center...
  • CNN Analyst: Unlike Roy Moore, Bill Clinton Had “Affair” that Might Have Been “Consensual”

    11/17/2017 4:09:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Juanita Broaddrick, hello? Or does the name Paula Jones perhaps ring a bell? CNN political analyst Karoun Demirjian tried this morning to downplay the seriousness of Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct compared to that alleged of Roy Moore. In Moore’s case, said Demirjian, “those were children.” [To her credit, host Alisyn Camerota jumped in and suggested “underage” instead of “children.”] As for Clinton, the only specific case Demirjian mentioned was that of Monica Lewinsky. Demirjian described it as an “affair” that “might have been consensual.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...
  • Return Of The Semen Stained Dress! Bill’s ‘Secret Son’ Begs Lewinsky For DNA Sample

    11/01/2016 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 64 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 11-1-16 | Radar Staff
    Bill Clinton‘s alleged lovechild is asking Monica Lewinsky to allow him to conduct DNA testing on the notorious stain on her blue Gap dress! Arkansas construction worker Danney Lee Williams Jr., 30, told Radar in an exclusive interview that he believes the dress is the vital clue to his bombshell claim that he’s Clinton’s son by an Africa-American prostitute! Lewinsky, now 43, testified the stain resulted from a sex act that she performed on Clinton at the White House on February 28, 1997 and FBI documents confirmed it was a perfect match for the Cheater-in-Chief’s DNA. Father-of-five Williams told Radar:...
  • Bill Clinton's 'Secret Love Child' Appeals to Monica Lewinsky to Lend Him Dress for DNA Testing

    11/02/2016 5:12:23 AM PDT · by drewh · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | : 17:07 EDT, 1 November 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Bill Clinton self-proclaimed secret love child is appealing to borrow Monica Lewinsky's notorious stained dress to conduct DNA testing. Danney Lee Williams Jr., 30, believes that the former White House intern's famous blue dress contains the key to proving that he is the former president's illegitimate son. Williams has long claimed that he is the son of Clinton who met his prostitute mother while she was working on the streets of Little Rock, he claims. The 30-year-old's claims garnered international attention in 1992, as then-Arkansas Gov Clinton was gearing up to run for president. Just last month, Williams had threatened...
  • Tom Cotton won't speculate about expelling Roy Moore if he's elected:

    11/19/2017 1:16:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton refused to speculate about what the Senate should do if Roy Moore wins his Senate race in Alabama after being accused of sexually harassing and assaulting multiple women. Cotton, a Republican, said it’s up to the people of Alabama to decide if that’s the kind of man they want representing them in the Senate. “As far as Roy Moore goes, I'm not going to speculate about what may happen should he win. We're three weeks out from the election, he made it pretty clear this week that he's not going to step aside … it’s up...
  • Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/19/2017 5:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening. The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election. Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United...
  • Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

    11/16/2017 4:54:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Arkansas Business ^ | November 13, 2017 | Marty Cook
    One of Arkansas’ top priorities is finishing Interstate 49 in the western part of the state. A key component of that massive project, which is also massively expensive, is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River to connect Interstate 40 with Interstate 49, which would then run from south Fort Smith to northwest Arkansas and up through the midsection of the nation. The project’s completion would connect with a 6.5-mile stretch of Interstate 549 that opened in 2015 and hooks up U.S. 71 with Highway 22 in south Fort Smith. The proposed 13.7-mile...
  • Liberal NY Times Columnist: “I Believe Juanita” Broaddrick

    11/14/2017 5:44:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A liberal New York Times columnist has written that she believes Juanita Broaddrick’s allegation that Bill Clinton raped her. The headline of Michelle Goldberg’s current New York Times column is “I believe Juanita.” Goldberg explains: “Of the Clinton accusers, the one who haunts me is Broaddrick . . . Put simply, I believe her.” Adds Goldberg, “it’s fair to conclude that because of Broaddrick’s allegations, Bill Clinton no longer has a place in decent society.” Get the rest of the story here.
  • New Alabama Poll Shows Democrat Doug Jones with 4% Lead Over Roy Moore (still dead heat 4.1 MOE)

    11/12/2017 11:09:03 AM PST · by drewh · 68 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:24 am, November 12th, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    ollowing the explosive allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32, a poll found that the race between him and Democrat Doug Jones in the deep red state was now a dead heat. Well, we now have another poll out, and this one shows Jones in the lead for the first time. ALSO ON MEDIAITE Wnbc 11-11-2017 23.56.30 In the new JMC Analytics survey, which was conducted between November 9th and 11th, 46% of respondents said they would vote for Jones compared to 42% of those who support...
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful’s Jerry Yester Arrested for 30 Counts of Child Pornography

    10/21/2017 9:42:40 PM PDT · by Fedora · 44 replies
    People ^ | 10/09/2017 | Stephanie Petit
    Jerry Yester — of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Lovin’ Spoonful, known for their hits “Do You Believe in Magic” and “Summer in the City” — was arrested in Arkansas for child pornography, PEOPLE confirms.The 74-year-old musician was arrested by the Attorney General’s office Cyber Crimes Unit on Thursday. He faces 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. . .According to the Attorney General’s office, special agents began investigating Yester after they determined that someone using a computer at Yester’s address downloaded child pornography. The investigation...
  • Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election (tr)

    10/09/2017 4:21:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election next year except Cruz - as Trump's former strategist hatches plan to boot McConnell from majority leader job Ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is planning a political assault on six Republican Senate incumbents, running for re-election next year Previously, Bannon had looked to oust Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss Now he's expanded that list to take on every Republican running in 2018, except Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas With Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., retiring, Bannon is already looking at Tea Party favorite,...
  • Arkansas: Muslim ex-cop threatens to blow up Law Enforcement Training Academy

    10/05/2017 6:17:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2017 | ROBERT SPENCER
    “Wisam Algburi was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening on Friday. He was a training academy student but was dismissed from the school on Friday.” No doubt many training academy students are dismissed for various reasons, but how many then resort to “terroristic threatening”? College beefs up security following threat from former cop,” KAIT, October 2, 2017POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Black River Technical College in Pocahontas is on high alert after a former cop threatened to blow up the Law Enforcement Training Academy. Lieutenant Tony Saylors with the BRTC Police Department said they are beefing up security on campus. “We...
  • Waste, Fraud and Abuse

    10/03/2017 8:19:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It appeared to be the latest federal giveaway here in Arkansas -- but turned out to be more of a takeaway. File it under WFA for Waste, Fraud and Abuse, and there's no telling how long it might have gone on if a snap inspection hadn't revealed the extent of this scandal. It all happened in Pine Bluff, where a local food-distribution program that was supposedly helping to feed the poor was wasting the food instead. It hurts just to read about all the staples that were left to spoil under the auspices of Neighbor to Neighbor, which might better...
  • 'People will say they have an arrangement. Yeah, it's called a marriage': Hillary publicly [tr]

    09/13/2017 6:22:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    'People will say, "they have an arrangement,"' Clinton told the co-hosts of the gossip often whispered about her relationship with the ex-president. 'Yeah, it's called a marriage,' she shot back, being awarded with laughs. . . . I am very proud and grateful that I am married to my best friend, that he has been my biggest source of encouragement and support over all the years,' Clinton said. 'Many more than some of you have been alive, that we've been together.'
  • I-49 bridge toll feasibility study up in the air

    08/23/2017 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Fort Smith Times Record ^ | August 20, 2017 | John Lovett
    A toll feasibility study is up in the air for the future Interstate 49 bridge over the Arkansas River with extensions connecting Arkansas 22 to Interstate 40 at Alma. Following approval last year of $10 million in I-49 project development, the Arkansas Department of Transportation solicited bids for a consultant to conduct an I-49 toll feasibility study. They are currently in a negotiation phase, according to ArDOT District 4 Construction Engineer Jason Hughey. ArDOT selected HNTB on June 23 to conduct the “I-49 Alternative Delivery Study.” The negotiations are over the scope of work and process has been “fluid,” ArDOT...
  • Republican Senator Lobbied for Mexican Foreign Workers on Friend’s Behalf

    08/23/2017 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Sen. John Boozman (R-AK) lobbied for Mexican foreign workers on a friend’s behalf, according to a report disclosing emails from one of Boozman’s staffers obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute through an open records request. The report includes emails from Rebecca Caldwell, a staffer for Boozman’s office, to the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, asking for 80 farm hands to work on an Arkansas farm. Caldwell wrote in an email May 28, 2015, that she is reaching out to the consulate “on behalf of my constituent Doug Gillam of Gillam Farms of Arkansas, INC.” “The senator has asked that...
  • Americans are buying more food at Walmart

    08/17/2017 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    Competition is heating up among U.S. grocery chains, but Americans are increasingly buying their food at Walmart. The retailer on Thursday said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business both in stores and online by adding more organic produce. The company is also testing grocery delivery in New York, and has taken aggressive steps to compete with Amazon.com. “We’ve seen strong results from the rollout of online grocery, which is now in more than 900 U.S. locations,” Doug McMillon, president and chief executive of Walmart, said in a Thursday call...