10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

The Week Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions, Arkansas high court blocks the state’s voter ID law, and more 1. Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions The news that the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola had been allowed to board a commercial flight despite a low fever triggered new precautions on Wednesday. Health officials… More 10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

10 things you need to know today: May 13, 2014

The Week Gay couples get marriage licenses in Arkansas, scientists say the Antarctic’s ice melt is unstoppable, and more 1. Gay couples marry in Arkansas More than 200 gay and lesbian couples married in Arkansas on Monday as the state Supreme Court considered an appeal of a Friday ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The… More 10 things you need to know today: May 13, 2014

10 things you need to know today: April 28, 2014

The Week Obama announces more sanctions on Russia, tornadoes kill 17 in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and more 1. West steps up pressure on Russia over Ukraine’s crisis President Obama on Monday announced more sanctions against Russia over its threats against Ukraine. The sanctions will target people linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, aiming to “encourage… More 10 things you need to know today: April 28, 2014

Meet Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13,000

I imagine this scene will play out all over the country with those folks who listened to the right-wing fear mongering machine. Think Progress Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring… More Meet Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13,000

In Just Three Months, States Proposed An Astonishing 694 Provisions About Reproduction

Think about that for a second.  A majority of male politicians across the country have proposed over 690 provisions about reproduction.  It’s amazing and horrifying all at once… Think Progress In the first quarter of 2013, states have proposed 694 provisions related to a woman’s body, how she gets pregnant, or how she chooses to end… More In Just Three Months, States Proposed An Astonishing 694 Provisions About Reproduction

Ark. campaign manager’s cat slaughtered

It doesn’t matter about one’s political affiliation, there are just some people (sociopaths) in this world who are simply depraved and despicable in their behavior. This is one such case… Politico The campaign manager for an Arkansas House Democratic candidate found his cat slaughtered with the word “liberal” painted on its corpse. Ken Aden’s congressional campaign said Monday that… More Ark. campaign manager’s cat slaughtered

Herman Cain: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should ‘Go Home And Get A Job And A Life’

I suggest that the very ignorant and narcissistic Mr. Cain do the same…go home. The Huffington Post Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain shot down the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street protesters Thursday, telling them to “go home and get a job and a life” while speaking to a crowd in Arkansas. The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza made… More Herman Cain: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should ‘Go Home And Get A Job And A Life’

ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL APPOINTS CO-VALEDICTORIAN BECAUSE TOP STUDENT WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN

Think Progress A high school student in Arkansas was blocked from receiving sole valedictorian honors this summer, despite earning the highest G.P.A. in her class and receiving only a single B in her four years at McGehee Secondary School. Kymberly Wimberly’s offense? She’s black. School administrators worried that Wimberly’s accomplishment would result in a “big mess” at… More ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL APPOINTS CO-VALEDICTORIAN BECAUSE TOP STUDENT WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN

Mike Huckabee Responds to Criticism Over Natalie Portman, Obama Comments

Daily Beast Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pulled back Tuesday a bit from his comments about President Obama’s childhood and Natalie Portman’s pregnancy, and blamed the criticism and backlash on the media’s portrayal of the events. On his comments regarding the president growing up in Kenya, Huckabee said they “ranged from—this guy is so dumb… More Mike Huckabee Responds to Criticism Over Natalie Portman, Obama Comments