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Mark Pryor

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  • Paul Greenberg: A name to remember

    It is painful, with a heavily contested race for the U.S. Senate here in Arkansas entering its last days, to review some of the lowlights of the long-time incumbent's years on the public payroll. It is hard to decide which has been the lowest in Mark...
  • Raising minimum wage may be more popular than its proponents

    When an initiative to raise the minimum wage qualified for the Arkansas ballot, it was widely expected to be just the kind of bump Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor needed to win reelection. Arkansas is a Southern red state, and tough terrain for Democrats...
  • Arkansas Senate: Republican Tom Cotton defeats incumbent Mark Pryor

    Arkansas Senate: Republican Tom Cotton defeats incumbent Mark Pryor
    Republican Tom Cotton, a conservative tea party congressman, Army veteran and Harvard Law School graduate, ousted two-term Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday as Arkansas joined its Southern neighbors in becoming an all-red state. Cotton capitalized on voter...
  • Reflections on an election, and here comes next year

     Reflections on an election,  and here comes next year
    And so it ends. The negative ads. The robo-calls from famous people. The nail-biting crawl of Election Night returns. Nationwide, Democrats got shellacked in the 2014 mid-term election. Republicans now control both houses of Congress. In Florida, the...
  • The morning after, Or: Notes on another swing of the pendulum

    Maybe our current president won't prove one of the great ones -- and there was no maybe about it the morning after Tuesday's midterm elections -- but that doesn't prevent him from seeing signs of greatness in others. One of the first congratulatory...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats
    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Team Clinton paints election in rosy colors

    In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking. The closest we have to that in America is...
  • Brown bucks trend nationally with Obama invitation

    Brown bucks trend nationally with Obama invitation
    They may not speak his name in Kentucky or think much of his policies in Arkansas. But in Maryland, at least, Democrats are still big fans of President Barack Obama. That's the calculation Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor is making as...
  • Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

    Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election
    President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which...
  • Some Senate candidates seize on terrorism as campaign issue

    Some Senate candidates seize on terrorism as campaign issue
    Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
  • Can nudity help a candidate win a House election?

    Can nudity help a candidate win a House election?
    In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...