Leak blamed for canceled Occupy-Dem confab

Leak blamed for canceled Occupy-Dem confab

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus axed a meeting with Occupy activists, a move observers say shows growing tension between Democrats and the movement.

Beebe wins second term as Arkansas gov.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe easily won a second term Tuesday, but it was all bad news for other Democrats running in the state.

Lincoln wins Arkansas Dem. Senate runoff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 8 (UPI) -- Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, bucking a national anti-incumbent trend, claimed victory Tuesday in a runoff election she said was "not about special interests."

Lincoln, Halter in Arkansas runoff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 18 (UPI) -- Incumbent Blanche Lincoln and challenger Bill Halter were neck-and-neck in Arkansas' Democratic Senate primary Tuesday night and headed to a June runoff.

Weekend healthcare debate, votes on tap

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Predictions of weekend work on the healthcare reform bill came true Friday, as Majority Leader Harry Reid said amendments would be considered this weekend.
Senate women provide checklist for change

Senate women provide checklist for change

DENVER, D.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Eight female U.S. senators offered a to-do list Tuesday, ranging from disaster preparedness to protecting the checkbook, for the next president to tackle.

Protesters disrupt Senate floor debate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Anti-war protesters temporarily halted proceedings on the U.S. Senate floor Wednesday by yelling slogans that interrupted budget resolution debate.

New defense bill boosts MRAP funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate passed a defense authorization bill Monday that included a boost in funding for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Reid announces Dems' Senate leadership

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, who is set to become U.S. Senate majority leader, announced Tuesday the Senate Democratic leadership for the 110th U.S. Congress.

Stevens demands online porn rating system

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- In a week in which the Child Online Protection Act is back in the news, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, used a committee hearing Thursday to fire a warning toward t

Texas case tests conservation credit plans

LIBERTY HILL, Texas, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A clash between property rights and government ecology plans has been avoided by programs that compensate landowners for conservation.

Lincoln praises Americans' helping spirit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., said the devastation wreaked by U.S. Gulf Coast hurricanes has shown the true strength of the people of the United States.

Medicaid solutions start with the states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Medicaid spending has doubled in 10 years to more than $300 billion annually and analysts predict total program spending, which now goes to provide healthcare services to 46 million of America's poorest people, will continue to outpace the economy in the

Analysis: A week of focus on the uninsured

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Proposals to help the nation's 43.6 million people without health coverage popped up throughout Washington during Cover the Uninsured Week, and while ideas offered by Republicans and Democrats were consistent with party ideology they were hardly groundbre
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Medicare bill heads toward House debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The House rules committee Friday afternoon sent the $395 billion Medicare prescription drug bill to the House floor.
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Blanche Lincoln
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) speaks at the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on August 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is the former senior U.S. Senator from Arkansas and is a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1998, she was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Hattie Caraway in 1932 and, at age 38, was the youngest woman elected to the Senate. She previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Arkansas's 1st congressional district from 1993 to 1997.

Lincoln is the first woman and the first Arkansan to serve as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She also serves as the Chair of Rural Outreach for the Senate Democratic Caucus. In 2010 she lost to Rep. John Boozman, in her attempt for a third term.

A seventh-generation Arkansan, Blanche Lambert was born in Helena, Phillips County, to Martha (née Kelly) and Jordan Bennett Lambert. Her father was a rice and cotton farmer. Her older sister, Mary Lambert, is a film director. She received her early education at the local public schools in Helena, and was the student council president at Central High School from 1977 to 1978.

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