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  • Tom Cotton's 'Brilliant' Speech Defending Filibuster Was Written by Chuck Schumer

    01/13/2022 12:48:07 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 13, 2022 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday delivered a brilliant speech defending the filibuster as Democrats plot to change Senate rules to pass voting legislation. What made his remarks so powerful? He used the top Senate Democrat’s own words. “Right now, we are on the precipice of a constitutional crisis. We are about to step into the abyss. I want to talk for a few minutes why we are on that precipice and why we are looking into that abyss,” Cotton said Wednesday, quoting Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. In fact, the rest of the Arkansas Republican’s speech was a reading of...
  • Arkansas governor says it’s ‘ironic’ Biden believes feds can’t solve COVID crisis

    01/02/2022 11:39:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/02/2022 | Mark Moore
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said it was “ironic” that President Biden said there is “no federal solution” to the coronavirus pandemic and pointed to the administration’s efforts to establish vaccine mandates. “It’s a little bit ironic. I mean, whenever you see the federal mandates on vaccinations, they have in this administration utilized federal power rather extensively, and that’s one of the things we’re in litigation about, so it’s a little bit inconsistent,” Hutchinson, a Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Scientists Predict Omicron Will Peak in the U.S. in Mid-January (the 9th)

    01/01/2022 10:07:02 AM PST · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    NY Times via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2022 | Azeen Ghorayshi
    On Thursday, the United States surpassed 580,000 cases, beating the record set only a day before. That is believed to be a vast undercount because of testing shortages, the popularity of at-home tests and reporting delays over the holidays. What's more, scientists say, a significant number of people may have asymptomatic infections and never know it. New estimates from researchers at Columbia University suggest that the United States illnesses could peak by Jan. 9... In New York City, the first U.S. metropolis to see a major surge of omicron, the researchers estimated that cases will peak by the first week...
  • GOP governor thanks Biden for efforts to 'depoliticize' pandemic response

    12/27/2021 9:21:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/27/2021 | Brett Samuels
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Monday thanked President Biden for his efforts to "depoliticize" the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic as the omicron variant surges across the country. Biden held a call with numerous governors to discuss the response to the latest COVID-19 variant, which is highly contagious and has led to a sharp increase in cases and triggered long waits for testing.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors in 10 States

    12/20/2021 9:31:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/20/2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    A federal judge in Missouri has issued a temporary hold on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 10 U.S. states while litigation plays out.“We just beat the Biden Administration in court again,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Twitter late Monday. “This afternoon, we obtained a preliminary injunction against the vaccine mandate on federal contractors, halting enforcement of that mandate in Missouri and the other states in our coalition.”The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce, applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Schmitt...
  • 15 States Threaten To Pull $600 Billion From Banks That Won’t Give Equal Service To Energy Industry (from November 30)

    12/20/2021 12:10:29 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/30/2021 | tristan justice
    Fifteen state financial officers sent a letter to U.S. banks last week noting $600 billion in assets they pledge to take elsewhere if the financial institutions embrace corporate wokeism and prohibit financing to the fossil fuel industry. Led by West Virginia Republican Treasurer Riley Moore, the group promised “collective action” in the form of an “economic boycott.” “Just as each state represented in this letter is unique in its governing laws and economy, our actions will take different forms,” they wrote in the letter obtained by The Federalist. “However, the overarching objective of our actions will be the same –...
  • Colby Fulfer beats Jim Bob Duggar in Arkansas state senate primary

    12/15/2021 8:42:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WGN9 ^ | December 15, 2021 | ap
    <p>SPRINGDALE, Ark. — A former city councilor won the Republican nomination for an Arkansas state senate seat in a special primary election, beating out candidates that included “19 Kids and Counting” father Jim Bob Duggar.</p><p>The poll results from Tuesday’s election show that candidate Colby Fulfer, who is chief of staff for the city of Springdale, won over 46% of the vote. Duggar drew roughly 15% of the vote.</p>
  • Tornado/severe weather outbreak underway

    12/10/2021 4:04:05 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 329 replies
    Many discrete supercell storms are trying to develop from S IL south into MS..many are starting to rotate another area back more NW in MO and yet a third from central AR to NE TX wide moist warm sector and cooling temps aloft will increase instability over night as storm dynamics and low levels winds increase models showed this happening and a moderate risk was issued however it now appears those models are correct at this early stage
  • Multiple people trapped after roof collapse at Amazon warehouse near St. Louis - media

    12/11/2021 12:07:34 AM PST · by blueplum · 44 replies
    Reuters via ms ^ | 12 December 2021 | Radhika Anilkumar and Njuwa Maina
    (Reuters) -Multiple people were trapped after a roof partially collapsed at an Amazon.com Inc facility near St. Louis on Friday night, after tornadoes and strong storms blew through the area, media reported. The warehouse in Edwardsville in southern Illinois was damaged after a severe weather event occurred around 8:33 p.m. (0233 GMT on Saturday), the authorities said, adding that local police and fire departments have a search and rescue operations in place...
  • ANTI-GUNNERS ATTEMPT STUNT TO PASS UBCS WITHOUT A VOTE (US Senate -> TODAY 12/2/21

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • GOP governor says McCarthy should condemn Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks

    11/28/2021 10:28:22 AM PST · by RandFan · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/21 12:53 PM EST | BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said on Sunday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) should condemn Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) anti-Muslim remarks. “I do. I think whenever, even in our own caucus, our own members, if they go the wrong direction, I mean, it has to be called out. It has to be dealt with, particularly whenever it is breaching the civility, whenever it is crossing the line in terms of violence or increasing the divide in our country,” Hutchinson told host Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" after she played a clip of Boebert's comments. “So,...
  • Missouri earthquake shakes the Mid-South

    11/17/2021 10:00:28 PM PST · by ping jockey · 46 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | Nov 17, 2021 / 09:33 PM CST | Autumn Scott
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An earthquake near Williamsville, Missouri shook up the Mid-South Wednesday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, it was a 3.7 magnitude quake hit near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Williamsville is located approximately 160 miles north of Memphis. The earthquake happened at 8:53 p.m. It was felt in some parts of west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas including Shelby, Tipton, and Crittenden counties. There are no damages to report. More top stories on WREG.com
  • Republicans demand that Joe Biden apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse following not guilty verdict – which Psaki learns learns about in the middle of the White House briefing, promising to get a statement from the president 'as soon as we can'

    11/19/2021 11:45:34 AM PST · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19 2021 | GEOFF EARLE
    Republican lawmakers are demanding that President Joe Biden apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse for linking him to white supremacism following a Wisconsin jury's not-guilty verdict Friday. 'Joe Biden needs to publicly apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse,' said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson championed the verdict. 'I believe justice has been served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. I hope everyone can accept the verdict, remain peaceful, and let the community of Kenosha heal and rebuild,' he tweeted.
  • Arkansas governor backs Sarah Huckabee Sanders to replace him

    11/12/2021 9:02:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2021 | Max Greenwood
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Friday endorsed former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his successor, saying that his state “will be in good hands” under her leadership. “I’ve known Sarah Huckabee Sanders most of her life and know firsthand her love for our state and her heart for public service,” Hutchinson said in a statement. “Sarah has earned the Republican nomination and I’m delighted today to endorse her for Governor.”
  • 10 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine mandate

    10/29/2021 7:01:50 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2021 | AP
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ten states filed a lawsuit Friday to stop President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, arguing that the requirement violates federal law. Attorneys general from Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming signed on to the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal district court in Missouri. The states asked a federal judge to block Biden’s requirement that all employees of federal contractors be vaccinated against the coronavirus, arguing that the mandate violates federal procurement law and is an overreach of federal power. “If the federal government attempts...
  • GOP Sen. Tom Cotton erupts at Attorney General Merrick Garland: 'Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court'

    10/27/2021 9:02:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 October 2021 | Oma Seddiq
    Sen. Tom Cotton sparred with Attorney General Merrick Garland and called for his resignation during an intense exchange at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. The back-and-forth concerned a memo that Garland issued on October 4... ..."This is shameful. This testimony, your directive, your performance is shameful. Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court," Cotton said, referring to Garland's 2016 nomination for the bench by former President Barack Obama....
  • ‘Recipe for disaster’: Arkansas governor says Trump’s voter fraud allegations could hurt GOP in 2022

    10/17/2021 11:01:50 AM PDT · by RandFan · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 17 | By Haris Alic
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson argued on Sunday that former President Donald Trump’s allegations of voter fraud during the 2020 election could spell disaster for Republicans in the upcoming midterms. Mr. Hutchinson, who has not ruled out a run for the GOP nomination in 2024, made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Re-litigating 2020 is a recipe for disaster in 2022,” he said. “The election is passed, it’s been certified, the states have made decisions on the integrity of each of their elections and made improvements where need be.” Mr. Hutchinson urged Republicans to focus on the...
  • GOP megadonor pours $1M into primary against Arkansas Senator Boozman

    10/15/2021 3:11:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Sports.yahoo.com ^ | 10/14/21 | Alex Isenstadt
    One of the Republican Party’s biggest donors is working to defeat Arkansas Sen. John Boozman in next year’s GOP primary. Dick Uihlein, a prominent conservative megadonor, is giving $1 million to a newly formed super PAC aligned with Republican Jake Bequette, according to a person familiar with the contribution. Bequette is an Iraq war veteran and retired NFL player who is challenging Boozman. Uihlein, an Illinois shipping and supply company executive, has a long history of giving to anti-establishment causes. Earlier this year, he cut a $2.5 million check to a super PAC bolstering Missouri Senate hopeful Eric Greitens, a...
  • Sarah Sanders announces she has shattered a fundraising record for Arkansas Governor's Race

    10/14/2021 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    newsthud ^ | October 14, 2021 | Paul Goldberg
    Sarah Sanders has announced she has shattered a fundraising record for her Arkansas Governor campaign.Sanders announced she has raised over $11 million and the campaign has $7 million cash on hand.Sarah Sanders announces she has shattered a fundraising record for Arkansas Governor's Race.
  • Arkansas Governor Allows Bill Requiring Vaccine Opt-Outs to Become Law

    10/13/2021 9:33:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/13/2021 | Ivan Pantchoukov
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Oct. 13 allowed a new law to go into effect that will allow employees to opt-out of vaccine mandates by proving they have acquired immunity to the CCP virus or by submitting a negative COVID-19 test.The bill became law without Hutchinson’s signature under a provision in Arkansas law which makes bills awaiting a governor’s signature to become law after five days. Governors have previously used this legal mechanism to express their disapproval of certain legislation, according to The Associated Press.“I am opposed to the current mandate by the Biden administration, but the solution is not...