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Mark Pryor

Midterm Roundup: Things Are Getting Weird In New Hampshire

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 30, 2014

For Mark Pryor, This Is Not His Father’s Arkansas

Can Pryor survive Arkansas’ new right-wing reality?

October 17, 2014
Tom Cotton

Upside-Down Tea Party Dogma in Arkansas

What electing Tom Cotton means for Arkansas’ agricultural economy.

October 1, 2014
Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton’s Bumbling Campaign Just Might Win

Tom Cotton has one saving grace in his bumbling Senate campaign: The cult of Fox News.

September 24, 2014

Obamacare, Beyond The Label

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam-dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.” So how’s that Obamacare thing working out for the GOP? The most significant bit of election […]

August 25, 2014

Poll Roundup: Can Arkansas Stay Blue?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

May 16, 2014

GOP Senators Block Minimum-Wage Hike But Democrats Vow To Try Again

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Barack Obama has turned the plight of the nation’s low-wage workers into […]

April 30, 2014

Senate Democrats Prepare To Bring Doomed Minimum Wage Bill To The Floor

Despite firm GOP opposition, the Senate is expected to vote on Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Fair Minimum Wage Act bill on Wednesday. While the vote will bring greater attention to an issue that Democrats hope to highlight ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, the bill appears to have little hope of passing. Democrats concede that the legislation […]

April 29, 2014

Rescuers Seek Survivors From Devastating Tornado In Arkansas; 16 Dead

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times VILONIA, Ark. — Rescuers continued to move through parts of Arkansas on Monday seeking survivors of a deadly tornado that tore through the region, killing at least 16 and injuring dozens. The hardest-hit area was in Vilonia, outside of Little Rock, where officials said 10 people […]

April 28, 2014

New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had believed. By 47 percent to 38 percent, registered voters […]

April 23, 2014

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 13: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) […]

April 18, 2014

Poll Roundup: Shaheen Is In The Driver’s Seat

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 6: New Hampshire Former Massachusetts senator […]

April 11, 2014

6 States That Will Swing The Senate In 2014

Photo: AFP/Mark Wilson With less than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are feeling bullish about their chances of winning a majority in the U.S. Senate. The GOP needs to gain a net of six seats in order to claim the majority, and with 21 Democratic seats in play — including […]

January 16, 2014