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  • Trump's down to three in Supreme Court search

    01/24/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/24/2017 | By ELIANA JOHNSON and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as front-runners while 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor remains in the running but fading, according to people familiar with the search process. Trump interviewed at least those three finalists in New York during the transition, according to a person familiar with the search. Trump himself said Tuesday he would make a selection for the court’s empty seat next week and summoned top Senate leaders to the White House to discuss his impending choice to...
  • Conservative Opposition to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Growing

    01/24/2017 9:24:05 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 1/24/17 | CHQ Staff
    During the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump released a list of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees that was met with reaction from conservatives ranging from general approval to ecstasy depending on who you defined as a “conservative.” Until Donald Trump won the election and President Trump made it clear he intended to move expeditiously on nominating a replacement for the great Antonin Scalia cultural conservatives were content to take the word of Supreme Court the Federalist Society and others in the legal profession that all the potential nominees were “conservatives.” However, when President Trump said that he planned to forward a...
  • Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

    01/17/2017 2:44:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 5:18 PM EST | Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire
    President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation’s highest court. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met with Trump in New York on Saturday, said two people familiar with the meeting. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not been publicly announced. […] The likely confirmation of Trump’s choice by a Republican-controlled Senate would restore a fifth vote for conservative outcomes in cases...
  • McConnell wins in Ky., Pryor loses in Ark., as GOP pushes for first Senate majority in 8 years

    11/04/2014 6:04:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Newser ^ | 11/4/2014 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    Veteran Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas lost his seat Tuesday to a freshman House Republican, putting the GOP a step closer to its goal of controlling the Senate for the first time in eight years. Rep. Tom Cotton's win brightened an already happy night for Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who won a sixth term of his own and was poised to become the Senate majority leader if his party could gain six new seats overall. Cotton, an Iraq combat veteran and Harvard Law School graduate, joined virtually every other Republican nationwide in relentlessly linking his opponent to President...
  • Oh My, Left Leaning poll show Cotton up Nearly Double-digits on Pryor (Cotton +8 - poll D+7)

    11/03/2014 7:19:43 PM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    “The trend line in Arkansas looks gruesome for Mark Pryor,” Guy wrote in his preview post this morning surveying a handful of closely-watched Senate contests around the country. And who among us could disagree? Consider, for instance, this left leaning (D+7) PPP poll, which dropped over the weekend. Despite the fact that the D/R/I sample breakdown is 39/32/29, Sen. Pryor still finds himself on the losing end:
  • Dems hold onto hope in Arkansas [“Everyone realizes this is our last stand here."]

    11/02/2014 2:27:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats may be making their last stand in Arkansas. At the beginning of the cycle, Democrats touted a dream ticket that could help rally the party back to relevance after a series of stinging losses in the state. They cheered Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D) centrist profile and strong family name. In the governor’s race, they hoped former Rep. Mike Ross’s long string of successes in conservative southwest Arkansas would boost him. But months later, Pryor has trailed freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for much of the summer in the Razorback State and former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has had a...
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/30/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2014
    The clock is running out for Democrat Mark Pryor to keep from losing his U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas to Republican Congressman Tom Cotton. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 51% of the vote to Pryor’s 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) remain undecided.
  • New poll shows Cotton 8 points ahead

    10/22/2014 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Power Line blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    A new poll, this one by Talk Business and Politics/Hendrix College, puts Tom Cotton’s lead over Mark Pryor at 48-41. The survey included more than 2,000 likely voters and was taken after the last week’s Cotton-Pryor debate (as I understand it, there will be no more debates between the two). The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percent. According to Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College, the survey shows that both Cotton and Pryor have locked up the support of their respective Party faithful. However, “Cotton has a strong advantage among the state’s voters who term themselves Independents...
  • Watch: What This Dem Insider Just Revealed Is So Explosive That It Came With A Death Threat

    10/15/2014 7:39:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | october 15, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released his latest startling video this week, offering evidence that Arkansas Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has been lying to his constituents about his position on marriage. Ahead of next month’s election, the lawmaker has reiterated his ostensible support of traditional marriage as he battles a tough conservative Republican opponent. According to the footage published by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, however, Pryor’s true feelings on the matter are much different. Speaking to the chairperson of a pro-gay Arkansas Young Democrats organization, an undercover investigator posing as a homosexual potential campaign donor expressed his “misgivings” about Pryor regarding his stated...
  • Arkansas gay rights leader caught on hidden-camera saying Democratic senator who publicly opposes

    10/15/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Martosko
    A bombshell hidden-camera video released Wednesday airs a claim that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has privately told gay rights activists he supports a redefinition of marriage to include gay and lesbians unions. Pryor, who is in a tight reelection battle, has publicly maintained an anti-gay-marriage stance in the red state in order to stay electable. 'I support traditional marriage, and I've been pretty clear on that for a long time,' Sen. Mark Pryor said in a May 31 news broadcast on KHBS-TV40 in the city of Fort Smith. But one of the state's prominent gay rights leaders told an undercover...
  • Should Nationalizing Elections With Either The Koch Brothers Or Obama Be Eschewed?

    10/08/2014 7:13:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    10/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Should election campaigns and the candidates themselves - be it in Iowa with Bruce Braley (D) saying his rival Joni Ernst (R) is tied to the hip of the Koch Brothers or be it Tom Cotton in Arkansas (R) saying his rival Mark Pryor (D) is tied to the hip of Obama - eschew such tactics? In summation... Should both sides (be it the candidates and PACs on the Republican and Democrat side) eschew this political tactic, or should both sides continue to employ this tactic - and how is the MSM figuring into the dissemination of this political tactic?
  • In Arkansas, Bill Clinton tries to save Democrats from Barack Obama

    10/06/2014 5:51:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 6, 2014 | Byron York
    what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but begged voters here in Arkansas not to use their vote as an expression of disapproval for Barack Obama. The president is playing an outsized role in the race between Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Obama is seriously unpopular here; a recent survey by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling put his job approval rating at 31 percent, versus 62 percent disapproval. ... The Democratic effort to free Pryor and...
  • NRA launches $1.3M ad buy for Cotton

    09/18/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns. The NRA said the 30-second spot will begin running in Little Rock and Jonesboro starting Wednesday and will run for at least four weeks. The ad touts the group's endorsement of Cotton and doesn't mention Pryor. The group is also spending six figures to run radio ads in the state and has been sending direct...
  • This red-state Democrat just released an ad touting health care reform

    08/20/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    washington examiner ^ | august 20, 2014 | rebecca berg
    Late last year, vulnerable Democratic candidates worried that deep problems with the health care law could sink their chances of keeping a majority in the Senate. Now, suddenly, one red-state Democrat is praising the law in a new television ad — an indicator that public opinion of health care reform might have turned a corner. In the ad, Sen. Mark Pryor and his father, former Sen. David Pryor, recount Mark Pryor's own bout with cancer and his struggle finding health insurance that would cover it. "Mark's insurance company didn't want to pay for the treatment that ultimately saved his life," David Pryor says in the ad. "No one should be fighting...
  • Arkansas Dem uses McCain to aid reelection bid

    08/11/2014 2:23:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    When a far left Democrat such as Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor uses his campaign advertising to offer quotes from John McCain to distinguish himself from U.S. Rep Tom Cotton, his conservative Republican opponent, it’s clear there is a trouble in Liberalville. Pryor ‘s latest ad features McCain’s quote that “anyone who calls it amnesty is not being intellectually honest,” fires back at a recent Cotton campaign ad, saying Pryor “voted for amnesty and citizenship for illegals.” “Mark Pryor voted the same way as John McCain and many other Republican senators,” Pryor’s ad defends. “Secure the border first.” Very McCainesque, indeed.
  • Arkansas Senate race still a toss up

    08/09/2014 2:33:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 5, 2014
    PPP's newest Arkansas poll continues to find an incredibly tight race for the Senate. Republican Tom Cotton is at 41% to 39% for Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor, 4% for Green Party candidate Mark Swaney, and 3% for Libertarian Nathan LaFrance. All four PPP surveys of this race in the last year have found the candidates within 3 points of each other one way or another. When supporters of the third party hopefuls are asked who they would choose between the two major party candidates, Cotton's lead remains 2 points at 43/41, suggesting this may be a race where their presence...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/16/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15,2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." The Arkansas target is Sen. Mark Pryor thoroughly embraced by his state six years ago...
  • Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

    07/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 11, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority. The two-term Democrat, who faces the fight of his political life against GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, has so far reserved several hundred thousand dollars worth of TV time for the closing six weeks of the race, according to a media-buying source. The Pryor campaign would not comment on its media strategy, but that’s just an opening salvo in a state already seeing a plethora of spending from outside groups and both campaigns. Amid a vigorous on-air...
  • What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?

    07/10/2014 9:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 8, 2014 | Lauren Fox and David Catanese
    Republicans from Washington to Little Rock are privately distressed that Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., – a candidate once hailed as their most talented U.S. Senate recruit of the cycle – has lost his luster in his challenge to second-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. The overarching problem: While Cotton’s resume is sparkling, his persona is flat. He speaks with authority, but lacks warmth. His wooden delivery is more often academic, lacking an everyday, common touch that’s still essential in a place with slightly less than 3 million people, the smallest state in the south. His slender frame and boyish haircut makes...
  • Pryor Turns to Seniors in Ark. Senate Resurgence

    05/14/2014 8:15:44 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 6 replies
    At the start of the 2014 election cycle, Mark Pryor's future in the Senate was widely considered as dead as the raccoons at the Gillett Coon Supper, an annual fundraiser and gathering spot for Arkansas pols. ....... A series of Pryor television ads focus on Medicare and Social Security, hitting his opponent for supporting Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which would alter the structure of the programs and increase the eligibility age. It’s a well-worn strategy used by Democrats in states and districts across the country and designed to portray their adversaries as extreme. But there are a couple of particular...
  • Poll: Tom Cotton Takes Lead in Arkansas

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is trailing Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race according to a poll released Monday. Forty-eight percent of respondents support Cotton compared to 41 percent behind the incumbent Pryor, according to the poll. The poll shows that the race has taken a turn due to Pryor’s support for Obamacare, according to Politico. The last published numbers from this marquee match-up came in the midst of October’s government shutdown and before the national focus turned to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, which Pryor voted for. Four polls taken that month showed the race within...
  • Mark Pryor Turns to the Bible in New Campaign Ad

    12/04/2013 6:45:21 AM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    KATV TV ^ | December 4, 2013 | Elicia Dover
    KATV) Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new TV ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 Senate race in Arkansas. Pryor's campaign said the ad will begin airing on Wednesday. In the 30 second ad, Pryor speaks directly to the camera about his faith in the Bible. The ad is a substantial purchase for the campaign and will run statewide. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God, and I believe in His word. The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. And neither political party is always right,"...
  • Embattled Pryor Invokes God, Bible in New Ad

    12/04/2013 5:28:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/4/2013 | Michael Warren
    Mark Pryor, the incumbent Democratic senator from Arkansas up for reelection next year, is releasing a new TV ad Wednesday in which he invokes his belief in God. The ad first aired on the news broadcast on ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock Tuesday evening. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God and I believe in His word," says a bespectacled Pryor, who is holding an open Bible. "The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers--only God does. And neither political party's always right." Watch the ad and news report on it below:video at link...
  • Watch Out, Red-State Democrats (exempt RATS Landrieu, Begich, Pryor & Hagan)

    11/19/2013 3:58:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/19/13 | Alex Roarty
    Red-state Democrats always knew Obamacare would be a problem during next year's midterm election. But a new poll released Tuesday shows just how daunting a threat it is. **SNIP** Those numbers draw a bull's-eye on the back of the four red-state Democratic incumbents who voted for the health care reform in 2010 and are up for reelection in 2014: Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Mark Begich in Alaska, Mark Pryor in Arkansas, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Each already faces a slim path to victory in their respective conservative-leaning states, one narrowed further by the law's increasing unpopularity. There's little...
  • Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )

    11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare — and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act... With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the president”s promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under...
  • Arkansas Voters Still Blame President Obama for Government Shutdown

    10/23/2013 11:47:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies ^ | October 23, 2013 5:48 PM | By Patrick Brennan
    Senator Mark Pryor has tried to tar his likely opponent in next fall’s Senate election, Tom Cotton, as part of an intransigent group of Republican party that shut the federal government down and nearly forced the nation into default. Meanwhile, Arkansas voters disapprove of Senator Pryor more strongly than they ever did Democrat Blanche Lincoln, whom they voted out of the world’s greatest deliberative body in 2010. Cotton has avoided taking a strong stand on the issue, but regardless, the strategy doesn’t look like it will work for Pryor anyway: 39 percent of Arkansas likely voters, according to a new...
  • Why Is Obama Obsessed With Keeping Autocratic Control Over ObamaCare?

    10/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    10/3/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    So Obama can delay at will - at whim even - the Big Business mandate and other parts of ObamaCare, and then either he or Sen. Harry Reid (D-DEM-e) can follow that up (when people cry foul) by saying "It's the law." So others, in due course, namely Republicans, can push for a delay in the individual mandate, as well as an end to subsidies for federal employee fat-cats, and then here comes Obama and Reid in all of their regal splendor saying basically "No, you can do cannot delay this..." and "It's the law!" It now appears that...
  • Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

    09/08/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/8/2013 | Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond
    ... President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders against opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported, citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. ...
  • Democratic Gun Politics In Arkansas Senate Race Are Already Confusing

    08/10/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Sen. Mark Pryor gets an assist from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to save him from Bloomberg’s money, then cuts the ribbon at an ammunition factory. Gun control advocates are fine with the factory thing, but not Gillibrand’s money. Welcome to Arkansas 2014. WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor broke ground at an expanded Remington ammunition factory in his home state of Arkansas Thursday — a gun-friendly move by a gun-friendly Democrat. That’s not normally something that would make much news: Even ardent Democrats in Arkansas are firmly supportive of gun rights. But with pro-gun control Democrats coming to his aid, Pryor’s 2014...
  • Vanity: Arkansas Ping List

    06/28/2013 5:49:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 20 replies
    Hey guys and gals, I've just recently moved to Arkansas within the past 2 years from Oklahoma. So, being from Oklahoma, I'm VERY used to having my voice heard when I call my Senator or Congressman. I'm definitely not used to seeing a Senator or Congressman vote for something as awful as Obamacare or Immigration. With the election coming up, Senator Mark Pryor is the most vulnerable Democrat candidate in the entire United States. For all intents and purposes this guy has already lost his job BUT it never hurts to put a group of like minded people together to...
  • Vanity: Senator Pryor Votes FOR Amnesty

    06/25/2013 11:23:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 70 replies
    Haven't heard much mentioned about this. Senator Mark Pryor from Arkansas is in what is considered a fairly Conservative state. Not near as solid as Oklahoma to the west, but still a fairly decent state. He is VERY vulnerable. He just voted FOR the first part of the amnesty bill. I called his office and chewed them good!! They will ask for your zip code to make sure you are from Arkansas. But I think if enough people called we could make this guy REAL nervous about his job! Washington, D.C. Office 255 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510...
  • Rubio Down In Poll: Rassmussen Has Him Down 15 Since Feb., 10 From May. Next Stop PrimaryVille?

    06/24/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    6/24/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    PrimaryVille, or so severely weakened that his actions could elicit a Democratic challenger? Rubio is going down in the polls among Republicans, according to Rasmussen. He now sits at 58%, but is down 15 points from February and 10 from May. Palin has now ripped into Rubio, and he isn't gaining any friends fast that will help him stave off a primary challenge. He may be joining McConnell and Graham in in primary fight, and certainly could be dashing any chances at a presidential run. Senators Grahamnesty and McConnell are ripe for being primaried (as is Democrat Mark Pryor from...
  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Schadenfreude, wingnuts: Anti-gun purge of the Democratic Party?

    04/24/2013 7:41:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies ^ | 4/24/13 | David Freddoso
    Mayors Against Illegal guns — a group of nearly 1,000 mayors, the vast majority of whom are Democrats — lacks any obvious Republican target to lash out at over last week’s gun control defeat in the Senate. So the group is now mulling over how to express its rage, and the likely victim appears to be two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. President Obama’s post-campaign campaign just scared Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., into retirement after his “no” vote last week. The mayors’ group now wants Pryor’s scalp on their wall — even if there’s no other Democrat in line to...
  • Dem senator says impostor asking Arkansas families about their guns

    03/23/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 23 March, 2013 | NA
    A Democratic senator claims impostors pretending to work for his office are calling people in his state to ask how many guns they own. Sen. Mark Pryor, of Arkansas, took to Twitter Friday to clarify that he is not the one behind those calls.
  • Conservative group sees Pryor as top 2014 target

    03/03/2013 3:47:26 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2013, 11:08AM | Seth McLaughlin
    The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Wednesday that it has made defeating Sen. Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas Democrat, its No. 1 priority in the 2014 election. “Mark Pryor pretends to be a moderate in Arkansas but votes like a liberal in Washington,” said Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the group -snip- Mr. Obama lost Arkansas by a 23.7 percentage point margin to GOP rival Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
  • Democrats may stand in Obama's way on gun measures

    01/26/2013 12:26:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    DaIly News Miner ^ | Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:14 am
    WASHINGTON — As the Senate prepares to begin debating new gun control measures, some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades. These Democrats from largely rural states with strong gun cultures view Obama's proposals warily and have not committed to supporting them. The lawmakers' concerns could stand in the way of strong legislation before a single Republican gets a chance to vote "no." There's a core group of Democratic senators, most but not all from the West, who represent states with a higher-than-average rate of...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor Will Not Actively Campaign For Obama

    04/10/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 15 replies
    The City Wire ^ | 4/9/12 | The City Wire Staff
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said he will not actively campaign in Arkansas for President Barack Obama during the 2012 general election cycle. Pryor noted his unwillingness to support the Obama, the titular head of the Democratic Party, during the second edition of the The City Wire show, presented by 5News. “Not very active,” Pryor said when asked about his level of support for Obama. “As much as I may love all of our presidents, ... I just don’t really get involved in those races. My view is, Democrat, Republican, it doesn’t matter, my view is I’m in Washington to...
  • Sitting Bucks: Pryor, 3 OSU starters docked first five games of 2011

    12/23/2010 11:27:07 AM PST · by edpc · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 23 Dec 2010 | Matt Hinton
    Wednesday's news that Ohio State players were under investigation for exchanging autographs for free tattoos was good for a laugh, and for Vegas to nix the gambling lines on the Buckeyes' upcoming Sugar Bowl date with Arkansas. But tattoos and point spreads are the least of OSU's concerns today. Five players – four of them starters, including mega-hyped 2008 classmates Terrelle Pryor, Mike Adams and DeVier Posey – will miss the first five games of next season for selling jerseys, rings and other memorabilia, putting them on ice for almost half the schedule and potentially sinking another run at the...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • A Case of Selective Outrage

    05/03/2010 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 414+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | Paul Greenberg
    Arkansas' junior senator, Mark Pryor, never seems so junior, or so transparent, as when he when he goes after his GOP colleagues for -- gasp! -- playing politics with judicial nominations. This time Republican senators are holding up the confirmation of a perfectly good, indeed outstanding, Arkansas judge for the federal bench: Denzil Price Marshall. Among some 80 other nominations to the federal bench. But two months after the judge's nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously, it still languishes. How come? Low partisan politics, says Sen. Pryor. With indignation. As if it were something novel and shocking to...
  • Pryor: "I Like the Opt-Out Provision"

    10/28/2009 1:18:25 PM PDT · by Dysart · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Sen. Mark Pryor told reporters Wednesday morning that he is not "philosophically opposed to a public option." In a conference call, Pryor said he is waiting to see the full text of Sen. Harry Reid's bill. Pryor said he is inclined to get the bill to the floor, but says he will wait before making a decision on a vote. "I like the opt out provision.
  • Mark Pryor tosses staff under bus/makes up story on gun flip-flop

    07/28/2009 6:27:38 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 2 replies · 333+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 28 July 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    John Anderson at the Arkansas Concealed Carry blog has an interesting explanation as to Mark Pryor's opposition-turned-support of the concealed carry amendment to the defense appropriations bill. He blames the staff: Call returned from Senator Pryor's office. Micheal Teague, his Comunications Director tells me the "no" vote was because they initially saw this as a "states rights" issue and blamed a lot of the confusion over his changed vote on a lapse in initial understanding of the amendment and his staffs recent developments in their understanding of the bill. According to him Pryor was not getting some important updates, after...
  • Gun-Shy

    07/24/2009 7:02:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,942+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    How do you outgun the NRA? Very, very carefully. Mark Pryor knows all about that. The Democratic senator from pro-gun Arkansas was nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor during Wednesday's showdown over a proposal, championed by the National Rifle Association, that would have gutted state gun-control laws across the nation. Toward the end of the vote, Pryor entered the chamber through the back door, took a few steps inside, flashed a thumbs-down to the clerk, and retreated as fast and furtively as somebody dodging gunfire. Several minutes later, the Democrats had racked up more than enough votes to...
  • Arkansas’s Pryor votes against concealed carry before voting for it

    07/22/2009 9:51:24 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 3 replies · 552+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 22 Jul 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    Just minutes ago, the Senate held a roll call vote on the concealed carry amendment to the 2010 defense funding bill. Arkansas two Democrat Senators, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, split their vote with Lincoln - up for re-election in 2010 - casting an "aye" vote. But, right before the president pro temp announced the result, Mr. Pryor went back to the clerk and changed off "no" to "aye". The Thune amendment ended up with 58 votes for and 39 opposed, meaning it failed. Failed with 58 votes? Yes. How?
  • Former lightweight champion, Managua mayor Alexis Arguello found dead at his home

    07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, considered one of the best lightweights to step in the ring, has been found dead. Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello's death early Wednesday.
  • Great: Mark Pryor to run unopposed for Senate after Republicans fail to field challenger

    03/10/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT · by jdm · 29 replies · 1,020+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | Allahpundit
    That would be Mark Pryor, first-term Democratic incumbent, running in a reliably red state. [T]he Republicans’ inability to field any Senate candidate in a Southern state that twice favored Republican George W. Bush for president this decade is yet another blow for a party that lost six seats and its Senate majority in 2006, and is mainly playing defense against further Democratic gains this year.Having missed the filing deadline, any Republican who might belatedly decide to run against Pryor would have to do so as a write-in candidate…Pryor becomes the first senator to draw no opponent from the other major...
  • Democrat Proposes Making Withdrawal Date Secret

    03/27/2007 9:22:53 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 79 replies · 1,298+ views
    WP ^ | March 27, 2007
    In one of the more unusual proposals to emerge in the Senate debate on Iraq withdrawal, Sen. Mark Pryor wants to keep any plans for bringing troops home a secret. The Arkansas Democrat is a key holdout on his party's proposal to approve $122 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while setting a goal of March 31, 2008, for winding up military operations in Iraq. Unlike the plan's Republican opponents, Pryor wants a withdrawal deadline of some kind. He just doesn't want anyone outside the White House, Congress and the Iraqi government to know what it is. "My...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 53 replies · 2,316+ views ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...