12:05 PM, May 5, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 Republican candidate for president, announced Tuesday he is running for the GOP nomination again in 2016. At an event in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee hit on populist and social conservative themes, repeatedly entreating voters to join him on a "journey from hope to higher ground."
Huckabee's announcement was heavy on policy prescriptions. As president, Huckabee said, he would fight for veterans' health care, protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts, and "conquer" jihadism. On Iran, he said, "Hell will freeze over before they get a nuclear weapon." With regard to immigration, Huckabee said reform should start not with "amnesty" but "by taking control of our own borders." And he criticized those who would "tinker" with the tax code.
"As president, I'll work to pass the Fair Tax, which would no longer penalize people's work," Huckabee said. "We would finally rid ourselves of the biggest bully in America, the IRS."
Huckabee, who left office in 2007 and won the Iowa caucuses a year later, also focused on his 10-year tenure in Little Rock that he says helped "working-class" Arkansans, and his pitch at time seemed directed at blue-collar workers. "We need to be promoting the maximum wage," he said. "We will never break the cycle of poverty by pushing people to their minimum wage."
The former Fox News host also pointed to his outsider status. "I will never be the favored candidate of those in the Washington to Wall Street corridor," Huckabee said.
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8:26 PM, Mar 26, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee met with about 40 conservative scholars in California Thursday in preparation for a potential presidential run in 2016. The discussion and Q&A session occurred at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and included in attendance George Shultz, Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state. Huckabee later joined Lanhee Chen, a Hoover research fellow and the top policy adviser to Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, in a private, hour-long conversation.
5:38 PM, Nov 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator-elect Tom Cotton of Arkansas appeared this morning on NBC's Meet the Press:
8:34 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Tom Cotton has beaten incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas's U.S. Senate race, Fox News projects.
Cotton, a first-term member of the House of Representatives, is also an Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the first veteran of those wars to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
5:53 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By JAY COST
Chuck Todd of NBC News is traveling the country, talking to voters, and generally filing interesting reports.
1:15 PM, Oct 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas, is calling on President Obama to renounce the "vulgar" attack on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu which was expressed by an anonymous administration official in a recent Atlantic article.
9:01 AM, Oct 22, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Entering the final fortnight of the Senate races, something of a pattern has started to develop. Republicans are leading in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polling in all states that were to the right of the national average in the 2012 election (which President Obama won by 4 points), with two exceptions: Kansas, which is tied; and North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is clinging to a 2-point lead but has less than 46 percent support. These right-of-center states in which the GOP is leading include six where seats are currently held by Democrats: Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana, South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia.
8:14 AM, Oct 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat from Arkansas facing a tough reelection, can't give a straight answer when asked about President Obama's response to Ebola:
"Do you think that the Obama administration has done an appropriate job handling the Ebola crisis?" an MSNBC reporter asked.
3:33 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
All four members of Arkansas's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter to President Obama urging the federal government to restrict travel into the country from African nations affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.
"We urge you to consider and implement travel restrictions, up to and including a ban on flights from the affected countries," reads the letter. "Further, we urge you to enforce immigration policies under current law to protect our borders and the American people from the threat posed by this virulent disease."
10:40 AM, Oct 3, 2014 • By JAY COST
One of the most interesting aspects of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli was an ad sponsored by the Conservative War Chest tagging McAuliffe as part of the “Gang of Five.” According to the ad, this group -- De
12:41 PM, Sep 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Mark Pryor did not own a home in Arkansas, the state he represents in Washington, during his first four years in the U.S. Senate. And now it appears he lives part-time at the Washington, D.C. home of his brother, a top lobbyist for Microsoft.
3:41 PM, Sep 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Congressman Tom Cotton, the Republican running for Senate in Arkansas, blasts his Democratic opponent, Mark Pryor, for refusing to debate foreign policy issue.