Takeaways: Trump’s Big Defeat; Election Denial Backfiring
2022 Elections
Takeaways: Trump's Big Defeat; Election Denial Backfiring

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign for... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Georgia, Texas, Elsewhere

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor... Read More

Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

White House
President to Governors: ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ When it Comes to Omicron
2021-12-27 21:28:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden assured a bipartisan meeting of governors Monday that when it comes to responding to outbreaks of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the federal government will do everything it can to support state and local... Read More

In The States
Arkansas Judge Puts State Ban on Mask Mandates on Hold
2021-08-08 12:34:31
by Dan McCue

The state of Arkansas cannot enforce a planned ban on face masks pending further court action, a county circuit judge has ruled. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the law in April banning government entities from imposing mask requirements. The ban was... Read More

House Watch
AR-02: French Hill (R)
2020-10-31 16:19:16
by TWN Staff

About Hill: A ninth generation Arkansan, French Hill is the 22nd member of Congress to represent central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected on November 4, 2014, and began his first congressional term on January 3,... Read More

House Watch
AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
2020-10-31 16:16:30
by TWN Staff

About Elliott: Joyce Elliott grew up in the tiny community of Willisville, Ark., where she graduated from high school in a class of nine students.   Elliott was only the second person of color to graduate from the newly integrated school.... Read More

State News
Four Takeaways from Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Meeting with Meridian Ambassadors
2020-10-28 20:06:40
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was the special guest this week at the Meridian International Center, a non-partisan center for diplomacy and global leadership. While sharing his perspective on the upcoming election and U.S. leadership in 2021, Hutchinson also... Read More

Political News
Lawsuit in Arkansas Seeks Order Allowing Safe Signature Collection During Pandemic
2020-04-23 14:59:40
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Arkansas on Wednesday claims the state's election laws make it virtually impossible to collect the requisite signatures for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot. At issue in the lawsuit, which was filed in the... Read More

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