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  • Huckabee rips Ocasio-Cortez over 'astonishing' remarks about uptick in NYC crime

    07/13/2020 12:15:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 13 2020 | Joe Concha
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday for her "astonishing" remarks on New York City's increased crime rates. Huckabee, speaking on Fox News, criticized the first-term Democratic lawmaker for saying at a recent virtual town hall meeting that factors contributing to the increased crime could include high unemployment and people who "need to feed their child" because "they don't have any money." “There’s a big difference between shoplifting and cold-blooded murder, and for her not to know the difference is frankly astonishing,” Huckabee said on “America's Newsroom." Shootings in New York are up 46...
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Disaster Declarations for Arkansas (storms, straight line winds) and Alabama (storms, straight line winds and tornadoes)

    07/11/2020 2:30:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies | July 10, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Statements & ReleasesPresident Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration Land & Agriculture Jul 10, 2020  Statements & ReleasesPresident Donald J. Trump Approves Arkansas Disaster Declaration Land & Agriculture Jul 10, 2020
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • WATCH: Black Lives Matter protesters shut down two Walmart locations in Arkansas

    07/05/2020 5:43:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 5, 2020
    SHERWOOD, Ark. — Protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement blocked the entrances and exits of two Arkansas Walmart locations Sunday afternoon, forcing the stores to close. Dozens of demonstrators, chanting “Black lives matter,” “Defund the police” and “Defund Walmart,” marched in front of Walmart locations in Jacksonville and Sherwood, KARK reported. A few protesters at each site carried signs that read, “Walmart is destroying public education,” among other messages. The retail giant is based in Bentonville, Arkansas, but it was not immediately clear if proximity to the corporate headquarters had any bearing on Sunday’s protests. According to the Arkansas...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • The Corporate Media Finally Have A Working Plan To Beat Trump

    06/30/2020 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Despite their roots in reality, there is no doubt that these crises -- and the White House and Senate's attempts to tackle them -- would be reported differently if Hillary Clinton were president. It took more than five years, but the corporate media finally have the tools and strategy to successfully defeat President Donald Trump.The corporate media have these, mind you, despite the Democratic Party, whose foibles, stumbles, and misfires over those same five years have only complicated efforts, kicking off with a disastrous 2016 defeat and eventually culminating in a near-invisible and increasingly senile presidential candidate stumbling through a...
  • Mena Uncovered: Judicial Watch Discloses Secret CIA Report

    06/29/2020 11:42:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 76 replies
    Judicial Watch recently obtained new documents related to mysterious Mena Airfield in Arkansas...Responding to Freedom of Information pressure from Judicial Watch, the CIA released a highly redacted version of the full Mena Report...The report also considers whether the international drug smuggler Barry Seal was involved with the CIA [huge redactions]...We [Judicial Watch] have asked the CIA to conduct an official declassification review of the Mena Report. We want the full, unredacted report.
  • Judge to finally unseal documents in murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith

    06/16/2020 8:19:01 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Kate Holland and Josh Margolin
    The case against the politician's friend has been shrouded in secrecy. After a year of secrecy and mystery, the public is about to start seeing records connected with the investigation into the killing of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. During a lengthy pretrial hearing Friday in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Judge John Fogleman said in the coming days he would be unsealing at least 51 documents filed by investigators and prosecutors under one of the strictest gag orders ever seen by legal observers in Arkansas history. Fogleman did not say when he would be releasing the documents or how many pages....
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • Washington Post columnist: It's 'acceptable' for journalists to be activists, 'they should stand up for civil rights' (Media Propagandists Exposing themselves.)

    06/08/2020 8:20:51 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan suggested that on Sunday that it's "acceptable" for journalists to be activists for civil rights. Sullivan addressed the inner turmoil that took place at The New York Times last week involving the uproar over an op-ed penned by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., as well as obstacles journalists have faced in recent weeks like sustaining injuries from the George Floyd protests and the massive layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic by insisting that journalists "could come out of stronger and better" if they "grapple with some difficult questions." "The core question is this: In this...
  • GOP Ends Democrats’ Illegal Funneling Of Stimulus Aid

    05/31/2020 8:44:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    National Insiders ^ | May 30, 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    [snip] The legislation put forward Thursday serves as a companion bill to the legislation Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced in the Senate earlier this month. “I am working with Sen. Cotton on this effort to make sure COVID-19 resources go to taxpaying Americans, not non-citizens who broke our immigration laws,” Buck told Fox News. The No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act is a direct response to states providing coronavirus funding to undocumented migrants who did not receive stimulus checks from the CARES Act, which Congress passed in March to provide economic relief to Americans struggling from the coronavirus shutdowns.
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Governor Hutchinson of Arkansas and Governor Kelly of Kansas

    05/21/2020 10:12:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | May 20, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
      Cabinet Room4:32 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. It’s an honor to have Asa Hutchinson, the Governor of Arkansas — we all know Asa, and he’s been doing a tremendous job — and likewise, Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas, a terrific state, terrific people, hard workers. That’s for sure, right? Hard workers.And we’re going to be discussing various things. I guess everything you can imagine. And we’ve been doing some of these meetings with governors. Our relationship with the governors has been very strong. We’ve sent them everything they’ve needed, and we’ll continue.I just spoke with Gretchen...
  • NASA researcher did not disclose ties to China, DOJ says

    05/13/2020 7:07:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 13 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The FBI arrested an Arkansas professor who failed to disclose ties to the Chinese government and Chinese companies before securing funding for a NASA research project, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, was arrested Friday and charged with wire fraud. The Justice Department alleges that the electrical engineering professor and researcher at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (UA) has committed fraud against NASA and the university since 1988 "by failing to disclose that he held other positions at a Chinese university and Chinese companies.” Ang faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. His ties came to...
  • University Of Arkansas Professor Arrested For Concealing Ties To China, The Fifth Case In The Past Year

    05/12/2020 9:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Last Friday an engineering professor at the University of Arkansas was arrested for concealing his connections with China even as he was receiving grant money from NASA. Dr. Simon Ang was part of a Chinese effort to pay American academics to share their research in China known as the Thousand Talents program. Dr. Ang is at least the fifth professor who has been arrested in connection with the Thousand Talents program in the past year: Simon Ang of the University of Arkansas, was arrested on Friday and charged on Monday with wire fraud. He worked for and received funding...
  • Hillary Never Married Bill [What if Hillary and Bill hadn’t married? What if her professional arc had been entirely her own?]

    05/12/2020 5:03:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/9/2020 | Frank Bruni
    Curtis Sittenfeld likes to imagine the sex lives of presidents.(snip) She does it again in “Rodham,” her new novel, to be published on May 19. I won’t soon forget the scene in which Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham distract themselves while driving through Arkansas in a way that redefines “joy ride.” “Please don’t get pulled over,” Hillary cautions him. Did this happen? Who knows? The fascination of the first third of “Rodham” is its weave of history and hypothesis as it chronicles the initial meeting of Bill and Hillary at Yale Law School, their courtship and her migration to Arkansas...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version...Some Chose Jesus Others Adolf..."National Emergency" On Syria

    05/09/2020 8:24:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/9/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Well here we are in the Year of our Lord Anthony Fauci.....OK......well a set of songs ending with Noel Paul Stookey "wherever two or more are gathered...there is love" and we need "love" right now that reaches out to help others be free..... In Iowa yesterday a Republican photo op with VP Pence and GOP Governor Kim Reynolds, the GOP Senators Grassley and Ernst. They were with religious leaders and Iowa will allow regulated worship services that comply with social distancing and sanitary rules. The government regulating churches. That is so like China... And it was so like the USSR...the...
  • 2020 Arkansas Derby: Odds, how to watch, post positions as a field of 22 horses heads to Oaklawn

    05/02/2020 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 5/02/20 | Chris Bengel
    The coronavirus pandemic has altered the horse racing schedule in a big way. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until Sept. 5, but horse racing does return for live action this weekend in the form of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Arkansas Derby is usually a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, but was moved to the first Saturday in May after the Run for the Roses was moved to Saturday, Sept. 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race offers 170 total Kentucky Derby qualifying points for each division. The winner...
  • Arkansas Derby Divisions Scratch Down to Fields of Nine (double-header)

    04/30/2020 5:09:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Bloodhorse ^ | 4/30/20
    The two divisions of the May 2 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park continue to lose starters. Originally drawn with 11 horses apiece, they have nine-horse fields as of April 30. The connections of four horses - Shooters Shoot and Wrecking Crew (first division) and Saratogian and Fast Enough (second division) - have informed the Oaklawn racing department they will be scratched. According to a news release issued by Oaklawn Park publicity, official scratch cards for Shooters Shoot and Wrecking Crew had already been submitted. Cards for Saratogian and Fast Enough are expected to be submitted Friday. **SNIP** If the...
  • Appeals Court Rules Arkansas Can Ban Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies

    04/22/2020 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling and allowed the state of Arkansas to ban abortions under an order to stop medically unnecessary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas is one of several states that included elective abortions in its restrictions on non-essential medical procedures during the pandemic. Earlier this spring, the state Department of Health ordered a halt to procedures “that can be safely postponed” except for instances to prevent the death, permanent physical damage or disease advancement of a patient. State leaders included the killing of unborn babies in abortions in their order. However, the Little...