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From Trump to governor: Sanders prepares to take on new role

Jan. 08, 2023 10:02 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After running a campaign heavily focused on national politics and her time as President Donald Trump's spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she wants to keep her attention on Arkansas as she takes charge as the state's 47th governor. Sanders will be...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's official portrait unveiled

Jan. 03, 2023 17:46 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's official portrait was unveiled on Tuesday as the Republican prepares to leave office and is considering a run for president. Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson looked on as their daughter Sarah Wengel and granddaughter...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 30, 2022 15:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Rep.-elect Maxwell Frost, D-Fla. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. __ ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 16, 2022 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas; Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif.; Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator; Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Sherrod Brown,...

The AP Interview: Hutchinson says Trump worst choice for GOP

Dec. 13, 2022 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is considering running for president, on Tuesday called a third Donald Trump White House bid the “worst scenario" for Republicans and said his call for terminating parts of the Constitution hurts the country. In an interview...

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders names public safety picks

Dec. 05, 2022 18:08 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday named a 26-year veteran of the State Police as her pick to lead the law enforcement agency and the Department of Public Safety. Sanders, who was elected in November, named Capt. Mike Hagar as her nominee...

Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody,...

Pence calls on Trump to apologize for dinner with antisemite

Nov. 28, 2022 21:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West days after launching his third campaign for the White House. ...

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

Nov. 28, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 25, 2022 18:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Mike Turner, R-Ohio; Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Rep. James Comer, R-Ky.; Dr. Anthony...