Arkansas Health Independence Accounts to Cost Taxpayers Millions
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Nic Horton to discuss the latest Medicaid expansion debacle in Arkansas, how people can game the system to cost taxpayers millions and what you can do to keep Obamacare expansion out of your state.
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When Your Base Becomes Your Enemy
Throughout primary season, the National Republican Senatorial Committee in alliance with groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partnership have treated the Republican base as their enemy. Running scorched earth campaigns, they have attacked conservative groups, they have attacked conservative activists, and they have funded third party campaigns to paint the tea party and its candidates as racists. They have been able to | Read More »
Mark Pryor’s (D-INC, Arkansas-SEN) attempt to squeeze votes from the turnout turnip.
Note that this is not about spirit, not about organization, and not about wanting it more. This is about math.
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The Daily Beast interviews rape victim from 1975 court case involving Hillary Clinton as defense attorney.
Hillary Clinton apparently is remarkably lacking shame for doing something that would probably have kept me up at night for a decade.
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Leslie Rutledge Thinks Hiring Conservatives is Discrimination
Leslie Rutledge has worked for the RNC and the NRCC. She has worked for Mike Huckabee. She’s a Republican. But a lot of conservative lawyers are skittish about her being the Republican nominee for Attorney General in Arkansas. Rutledge has, five times, voted in Democratic primaries in Arkansas. She’s running against David Sterling, who never left Arkansas for the greener pastures of the RNC, and | Read More »
Arkansas Republican Primary Endorsements
When it comes to Arkansas politics, the state is considered red and that is true as concerns federal offices. All four House members are Republican as is one of their senators. However, when it comes to state politics, the GOP has had difficulty winning the legislature and has had a Democratic governor of late.In the Republican primary, there are three somewhat able and formidable candidates | Read More »
I Gave $100 to Thom Tillis’s Campaign
Whether he wins his nomination or not, I won’t send even a penny to Tom Cotton in Arkansas unless he fires his campaign manager Justin Brasell. Brasell used Ben Sasse’s children in a television commercial to attack Ben Sasse. Then, after producing and placing the ads, Brasell quit his PAC that placed the ads. What a cowardly thing to do. You’d think a guy like | Read More »
Does Tom Cotton Want Democrats to Win?
Some inquiring media needs to ask Tom Cotton this question. With Shane Osborn out of the running, Sid Dinsdale trailing, and Ben Sasse in the lead in Nebraska with little time left, Tom Cotton’s campaign manager is running an ad campaign against Ben Sasse. Cotton is, himself, running for the Republican nomination for the Senate in Arkansas. Sasse is supporting by conservatives as diverse as | Read More »
Cotton’s not gaining on Pryor, Why?
This is one of the most important Senate races in 2014. Mark Pryor, the leader of the “we voted for it, but we didn’t really like it,” group of panicked Democratic Senate candidates running from ObamaCare is worried. This race is one where the Red State Strategy demands a victory. Returning Pryor as Arkansas’ lone Democrat senator could mean that the Republicans would not take | Read More »
The Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion Will Cost Taxpayers Millions
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss his Forbes piece today on the Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid expansion, why it could leave the state’s taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars and how states should be fixing their broken Medicaid programs.
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Sen. Mark Pryor (D, Arkansas) takes a long step towards DOOM.
We do not minimize the service of combat veterans in this country. MSNBC: Pryor’s Attacks On Military Service “Misstep” and “Unbelievable” https://t.co/rfjr6IaLpV — Kirsten Kukowski (@kakukowski) March 5, 2014
RS Interview: Rep. Tom Cotton (R CAND, Arkansas Senate).
Arkansas, of course, is prime pickup territory for the GOP these days: incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor is considered to be in serious trouble by… well, pretty much everybody and it’s just not a good cycle for Democrats in general. We talked to increasingly-likely Republican candidate Rep. Tom Cotton earlier today about the race, and what he plans to do to win it: Rep. Cotton’s site | Read More »
Jesus Saves. Senator Pryor Tries To Score On The Rebound.
I’m remembering the 2007/2008 GOP Primary Season. It works well for those seeking a suitable method to self-castigate that leaves fewer marks than flagellation in a penitent’s closet. There was a long-shot candidate, Governor Huckabee from Arkansas, who had the vile audacity to mention his faith in an advertisement. There was a partial shot of a window in the spot that was designed to make us think of a cross. The Stephanopoulos Set reacted to this in the manner in which Gothic Fiction suggests any self-respecting Nosferatu would and reminded us all of how fascism would come to America wrapped in a cross and a flag.
If Senator Pryor were to occasionally open that Bible he holds up as a talisman athwart impending electoral doom, he would have to be struck by the verity of Ecclesiastes 1. Given the background story of Mike Huckabee’s rise in the Iowa Caucuses, it reminds me that indeed there is nothing new under the sun. Pryor reaches out to Jesus, in his moment of greatest need, as he comes to the existential realization that Media Matters just isn’t going to save him in his reelection race in Arkansas.
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Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 2: The Northeast and South
Starting in the Northeast, let’s dispatch with the easy states. Democratic incumbent Jack Reed is safe for reelection in Rhode Island. In polling against hypothetical opponents, he comes in with no less than 60% of the vote. This will be a cakewalk for Reed. Prediction: Democratic retention. Every so often, we hear of the possibility of a challenge from the right against the likes of | Read More »
I Support Tommy Moll for Congress
In Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District, there is only one candidate conservatives can support with a clear conscience. That would be Tommy Moll.Tommy Moll has a degree from William & Mary, a law degree from Columbia, and co-founded Law Students for Life. He’s worked hard in the pro-life movement and the greater conservative movement.To be honest though, the race in Arkansas’s 4th is more about Tommy’s | Read More »