Mark Pryor

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor is doing a delicate dance over congressional Democrats’ upcoming push to boost the federal minimum wage. The Democrat from Republican-leaning Arkansas says he’ll vote against the bill, but on […]

02/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is interviewed at his campaign office in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Key Senate races have a family factor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor likes to tell voters that he always puts Arkansas first, borrowing the campaign slogan associated with his family for decades. In Wyoming, Liz Cheney bets that her […]

08/19/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans to get through airport security screening. […]

08/10/2013

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Congressman Tom Cotton, left, speaks with state Rep. Alan Clark at an early morning gathering of supporters at the Embassy Suites in Hot Springs, Ark., Thursday, August 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Sentinel-Record, Richard Rasmussen)

Senate control hinges on fate of Southern Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are counting on some Southern comfort to win Senate control next year. The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, the ability of the 71-year-old GOP leader […]

08/08/2013

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Aid groups: US should send cash, not food, abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton apologized for long championing food aid policies that helped Arkansas rice growers but made it harder for the impoverished country to grow its own crop.

04/04/2013

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