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U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) viewed an authentic Butterfield stagecoach, a piece of the trail’s history earlier this year. A Boozman-authored bill to designate the Butterfield Overland Mail route a National Historic Trail is headed to President Biden to be signed into law. (Photo courtesy of Boozman's office)

Butterfield Overland Trail historic designation headed to Biden’s desk

BY: - December 22, 2022

Legislation designating a stage coach route that ran through Arkansas from 1858-1861 as a National Historic Trail is headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The bill, authored by Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, passed the House on Thursday, according to a press release from the senator’s office. The law […]

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Former President Donald Trump announced on Nov. 15, 2022, that he was seeking another term in office and officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How the news media – long in thrall to Trump – can cover his new run for president responsibly

BY: - November 18, 2022

Now that he’s in the 2024 presidential race, the media circus that is Donald Trump is returning for a new season. Trump is still newsworthy. He’s been weakened by his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, his attempt to overthrow its result and the underperformance of Republican candidates in the 2022 midterms. Nevertheless, Trump is […]

Student loan borrowers stage a rally Aug. 25, 2022, in front of The White House to celebrate President Biden's plan to cancel student debt and to begin the fight to cancel any remaining debt. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)

Biden student debt relief plan thrown out by Texas judge; new applications halted

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Late Thursday a federal judge in Texas struck down the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan, ruling that the program is unlawful, in a blow to 16 million student debt borrowers already approved for relief. The U.S. Department of Education now is no longer accepting applications for the program, according to the student […]

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) confirmed Thursday that he plans to resign. He's being considered for the presidency of the University of Florida. He's seen here questioning U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in March 2022.(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse is expected to announce resignation from Senate

BY: - October 6, 2022

OMAHA – U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who made his name nationally by disagreeing publicly with former President Donald Trump and voting with his party, plans to resign his post, the Nebraska Examiner has confirmed. Four people familiar with Sasse’s decision making told the Examiner early Thursday afternoon that Sasse informed Senate staffers […]

Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half

BY: - September 12, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Hoping to channel the momentum that led scientists to land Americans on the moon more than 50 years ago, President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths as part of his revamped “cancer moonshot” initiative.  Speaking from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum […]

In Pennsylvania, Trump calls Mastriano and Oz vital to a Republican takeover in 2022 and 2024

BY: - September 6, 2022

WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. –  Campaigning for Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate nominees on Saturday, former President Donald Trump cast Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz as vital leaders in a fight to take back the state and country starting with this year’s midterm election. Trump spoke for nearly two hours at the rally outside […]

Federal judge sides with Texas, blocks HHS guidance on emergency abortions

BY: - August 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal district judge has granted the Texas attorney general’s request to temporarily block guidance from the federal government that says federal law protects health care providers who perform abortions to save the life or health of pregnant patients in emergency situations.  Judge James Wesley Hendrix wrote the U.S. Department of Health and […]