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  • Republican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party'

    05/11/2021 12:36:52 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/2021 | Morgan Gstalter
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Tuesday warned that former President Trump is “dividing” the Republican Party. Hutchinson, who is barred from seeking a third term as governor in 2022, spoke to CNN’s John Berman about House Republicans attempting to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her position as the Republican Party's conference chair over her criticisms of the former president. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that he has officially scheduled a vote for Wednesday to remove Cheney from her post. "Whenever we do not have the president in power from our party, you have divided leadership...
  • GOP Governors Slash Unemployment Benefits as Businesses Plead for Workers

    05/10/2021 7:55:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 9, 2021 | Isabel van Brugen
    GOP Governors Slash Unemployment Benefits as Businesses Plead for Workers By Updated: May 10, 2021 biggersmaller Print Expanded federal unemployment benefits that were implemented during last year’s pandemic relief efforts are ending earlier than scheduled in Arkansas, Montana, and South Carolina—and Florida is expected to follow suit as Republican governors nationwide respond to pleas from businesses to encourage Americans to return to work. “We absolutely can put more people to work,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told reporters during a press conference Wednesday, announcing that Floridians receiving the $300 weekly extra payments will soon have to provide proof that they’re...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: From Bible Bill To Comrade Kenney Canada's Church Blockade, To Forgive

    04/10/2021 8:31:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/10/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend your host with his formerly stained fingers at the keyboard with another post looking in all kinds of directions. Lets go to conventional politics the kind backed by and controlled by Big Business. Mike Pence lining up his loyalists and among them Kellyanne Conway... Now the story of the "Alberta Wall" the three layers of fencing erected around Grace Life Church just outside the city limits of Edmonton in Canada. Its the coronavirus crackdown enforced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a private security company.... At one time the "Conservative Christian" Premier of Alberta William...
  • Republicans Who Can’t Oppose Child Mutilation Should Get Out Of Office

    04/08/2021 8:41:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/08/2021 | Joy Pullmann
    Protecting people from murder, assault, battery, and mutilation by criminals and predators is the first and most basic government function. A state that cannot do this has no moral legitimacy to do anything else.To explain his veto of a bill that would have protected children from transgender genital mutilation, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson claimed it would be “a vast government overreach.”Using language similar to North Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s in vetoing a bill to protect girls’ sports from unfair and irrational transgender male competition, Hutchinson further claimed:I don’t shy away from the battle when it is necessary and defensible. But...
  • It's on: How Tucker Carlson redrew the battle lines

    04/07/2021 1:00:08 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 39 replies
    Thoughts from the 42nd Parallel ^ | 04-07-2021 | Tom Shattuck
    The other night, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson arrived at Tucker Carlson’s house, Edible Arrangement in hand, looking forward to a friendly visit. Moments later, Carlson brutally murdered him. It was quite a scene. As bits of cantaloupe and Asa’s DNA dripped down the walls it was clear that the affable, Southern statesman was sacrificed for the edification of conservatives who wander as refugees in a dark and surreal 2021, so violently beset by bizarre and retrogressive messaging and actions that they’re not sure which way is up. Carlson set them straight.
  • Arkansas Republican Governor Goes On 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' After Vetoing SAFE Act, which restricts “gender affirming” chemical or surgical treatments for those under the age of 18. It Was Brutal

    04/07/2021 7:19:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/07/2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News's Tucker Carlson grilled Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for vetoing the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act, which restricts “gender affirming” chemical or surgical treatments for those under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.Though Hutchinson did sign recent legislation that protects women’s sports and allows doctors to refuse patients for moral or religious reasons, he criticized the SAFE Act as a "vast government overreach" and "a product of the cultural war in America." He was particularly concerned because it applies to patients currently in the middle of treatment.Proponents of the legislation challenged the notion that such practices are...
  • 'Kids can't drink beer but they can be chemically castrated?': Tucker Carlson rips into Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson for vetoing bill to ban hormone treatments for transgender children: State lawmakers vote to override his objections

    04/06/2021 11:14:57 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Tucker Carlson ripped into Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson over his decision to veto a bill that would ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, accusing him of supporting the 'chemical castration' of children. Carlson and Hutchinson engaged in a heated debate on Fox News on Tuesday night after Arkansas' Republican legislature voted to override the governor's veto and move forward with enacting the bill. The interview was rocky out of the gate as Hutchinson, a Republican, immediately took issue with Carlson's description of the bill.
  • Arkansas' anti-trans bill becomes law, banning treatment for transgendered youth, after the state legislature overrode Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto

    04/06/2021 8:20:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 04/06/2021 | More content below Paul Squire,Azmi Haroun,Canela López,Mia de Graaf
    The Arkansas House and Senate have overridden Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto of the anti-trans SAFE act. The bill is now law, making it the first anti-transgender law in the United States. It's now a felony in Arkansas to prescribe trans youth puberty blockers, hormone-replacement therapy, or gender-affirming surgeries. Arkansas on Tuesday passed the first anti-trans law in the United States, despite the governor's veto on Monday. The Arkansas House and Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who said the state's anti-trans bill, which bars minors from receiving life-saving medical care, was "extreme." The House voted 72-25 on Tuesday...
  • Tucker takes on Governor of Arkansas over puberty blocking drugs

    04/06/2021 6:07:56 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 6 | Tucker Carlson
    WATCH: Tucker Carlson and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson debate the governor's decision to veto a bill banning gender surgeries for minors that was later overridden by the Arkansas state legislature. Gov. Hutchinson says that the bill "invokes the state" in medical decision
  • Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

    04/05/2021 4:33:32 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 5 apr 21 | JACQUELINE FROELICH
    Little Rock, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections. The Republican governor rejected legislation that would have prohibited doctors from providing gender confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18 years old, or from referring them to other providers for the treatment. “If (the bill) becomes law, then we are creating new standards of legislative interference with physicians and parents as they deal with some of...
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, a Republican, vetoed an anti-transgender bill.

    04/05/2021 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | April 5, 2021 | Maggie Astor
    Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas vetoed a bill on Monday that would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive gender-affirming medication or surgery — a rare Republican rejection of the growing conservative effort to restrict transgender people’s health care and participation in society. The Arkansas State Legislature could override Mr. Hutchinson’s veto of the bill, known as H.B. 1570. Republicans hold large majorities in both chambers and passed the bill last month with mostly party-line votes: 70-22 in the House and 28-7 in the Senate. “I was told this week that the nation is looking at Arkansas because I...
  • BREAKING: Arkansas governor signs transgender sports ban into law

    03/25/2021 3:17:57 PM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    AP ^ | March 25 | By ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed a law banning transgender women and girls from competing in school sports teams consistent with their gender identity. The Republican governor made the state the second so far this year to enact such a restriction, despite objections from medical and child-welfare groups that it would have devastating impacts on transgender youth. “This will help promote and maintain fairness in women’s sporting events,” Hutchinson said in a statement released by his office.
  • Republican Arkansas governor says he would not support Trump 2024 bid

    02/21/2021 8:33:37 PM PST · by RandFan · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/21 01:22 PM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday that he would not support former President Trump if he ran for the White House again in 2024, pointing to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," the Republican governor was asked by host Dana Bash if he would vote for Trump should the former president run in 2024. “No, I wouldn't. It's time," Hutchinson responded. "He's going to have a voice ... as former presidents do. But there's many voices in the party," the governor added. "He should not define our future....
  • Arkansas (Governor) limits hours at restaurants, bars to slow virus

    11/19/2020 8:30:53 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 27 replies
    KATV7 ^ | Thursday, November 19th 2020 | Scott Carroll
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday ordered restaurants, bars, and other businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to close by 11 p.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The directive takes effect Friday and continues through Jan 3. It comes amid a surge in new cases and hospitalizations. Hutchinson said in a news released that a panel of physicians, healthcare executives, and elected officials recommended the directive. “This is a balanced approach that is limited and targeted as we work to reduce new COVID cases in our state," Hutchinson said. More here...!
  • Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol (Cankles hardest hit)

    07/23/2020 3:51:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 7/07/20 | Catherine Thorbecke
    Walmart has donated $100,000 towards efforts to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the U.S. Capitol with new statues of singer Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates. The private sector donation comes as the nation is facing a racial reckoning in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody that has led to the toppling of many Civil War-era statues across the country. "We support the effort by the state legislature and Governor Hutchinson to honor two prominent Arkansans, civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates and music legend Johnny Cash, with statues in National Statuary...
  • State Department of Health employee on leave after arrest (drunk Arkansas Obamacare Bureaucrat)

    03/16/2020 10:34:27 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 5 replies
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette (link not available due to system) | 3/14/20 | by Joseph Flaherty
    An Arkansas Department of Health employee faces a felony charge of first-degree battery after North Little Rock police said he ran over a man with his car during a dispute, leaving the man injured. A Department of Health spokeswoman, Danyelle McNeill, said in an email Thursday that Aldo Reyes, 39, has been placed on leave amid a department investigation into his arrest. Reyes was arrested about 8:40 p.m. Saturday after police responded to 5501 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock, according to an arrest report. At the scene, an officer reported seeing a victim lying in the road with severe...
  • Sarah Sanders Says She’s ‘Been Called’ To Run For Office, Considering 2022 Run For Governor

    11/27/2019 3:17:32 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies
    NTD News ^ | Novvember 26, 2019 | Shelby Talcott
    Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that she’s “been called” to run for office and has indicated that she is considering a run for governor of Arkansas in 2022. Sanders, who left the White House less than six months ago, is eyeing a run for governor after current Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s term is up in 2023, The New York Times reported. Sanders is currently a contributor for Fox News. “There are two types of people who run for office,” Sanders said last week, according to The New York Times. “People that are called and people that...
  • Firearms manufacturer choosing Little Rock for headquarters; 565 jobs coming in 6 years

    04/23/2019 11:56:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Fox 16 Little Rock ^ | 23 APR 19 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) – CZ-USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of Czech firearms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), announced today plans to locate their North American Headquarters and build a new manufacturing facility on approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock. CZ-USA plans to implement a two-phase approach with an investment of up to $90 million and create some 565 jobs over a six-year period. CZ products are considered some of the highest-quality firearms in defense, competition and sport shooting around the world. “As CZ looked to increase our presence in North America, it engaged in...
  • Gun range owner who declared a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ will run for Arkansas governor

    01/02/2018 1:03:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies ^ | 01/01/2017 | Max Londberg
    Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, made the announcement in a video posted to YouTube on Dec. 30. In the Republican primary, she’ll challenge incumbent Asa Hutchinson, who was elected in 2014. ... Morgan calls herself “genetically conservative” and has said, “I ride my own Harley.” On Monday, Morgan announced she would hold a meet-and-greet event later this month at the Perry County Fairgrounds. “Are Muslims invited?” asked a commenter on Facebook. Morgan’s official page responded: “This is a public event not a private business that has to adhere to federal law. Therefore...
  • Arkansas governor: Remove Robert E. Lee from King holiday

    01/06/2016 3:32:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016, 6:11 PM EST | Andrew DeMillo
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day. Speaking to reporters, Hutchinson said the Legislature should give King his own holiday when they meet for their next regular session next year. Arkansas is one of three states to jointly celebrate the black civil rights icon and the white leader of the Confederate Army on the third Monday in January, and a proposal to end that practice failed repeatedly before a House committee last year. ...