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Whitaker Didn’t Want Iowa to Buy American Steel

By Chad Smith on December 5, 2018.

President Donald Trump’s hand-picked choice to lead the Justice Department once lobbied against a bill requiring state and local contractors in Iowa to use U.S.-manufactured steel, iron and other building materials, according to state records.

Economy | Arkansas

French Hill Supports Medicare Cuts, Opposes Minimum Wage Hike in Debate

By Chad Smith on October 9, 2018.

A Republican congressman said Monday he supports cuts to Medicare and Social Security in order to balance the federal budget while declaring opposition to a ballot measure to raise Arkansas’ minimum wage. There was a marked contrast on economic issues between Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Clarke Tucker, during Monday’s debate.