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Poll: Pryor opens up lead on Cotton for Ark. Senate

Poll: Pryor opens up lead on Cotton for Ark. Senate

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Mark Pryor may be on track to keep his seat after all.
Gabrielle Levy
President Obama visits city in Arkansas hit by tornado

President Obama visits city in Arkansas hit by tornado

VILONIA, Ark., May 7 (UPI) -- President Obama visited the small city of Vilonia, Ark., on Wednesday to meet first responders and people who lost family members in last week's deadly tornado.
Frances Burns
President Obama accepts senator's invitation to visit tornado victims in Arkansas

President Obama accepts senator's invitation to visit tornado victims in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 3 (UPI) -- President Obama has accepted Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor's invitation to visit parts of the state destroyed by last weeks violent storms and tornados.
Matt Bradwell
New poll suggests opposition to Obamacare could hurt Democratic incumbents in South

New poll suggests opposition to Obamacare could hurt Democratic incumbents in South

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. senators representing southern states could be hurt in November by opposition to Obamacare, a poll released Wednesday suggested.
Frances Burns
Tom Cotton 'at ease' with drill sergeant in ad against Sen. Pryor

Tom Cotton 'at ease' with drill sergeant in ad against Sen. Pryor

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor may have touched a political third rail while fighting for his political life against freshman Rep. Tom Cotton.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama's civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer.
Reid: No Senate vote on minimum wage until after March recess

Reid: No Senate vote on minimum wage until after March recess

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he will delay action on raising the minimum wage until late March, accusing Republicans of "obstruction."

GOP: Healthcare law shows Obama policies 'fatally flawed'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama's policies are "fundamentally flawed," a Republican congressman said Saturday, targeting the president's healthcare law.
WH: Rule change due to GOP's 'historic obstructionism'

WH: Rule change due to GOP's 'historic obstructionism'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate confirmation votes on three of President Obama's nominees could come in December since the chamber changed its rules, the White House said.

Obama on filibuster end: 'Unprecedented pattern of obstruction'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama praised majority Democrats who killed the U.S. Senate's filibuster rule Thursday, citing "an unprecedented pattern of obstruction."

Exxon faces stiff penalty for Arkansas spill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. faces nearly $2.7 million in fines for a violations tied to a March oil spill from its Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas, federal regulators said.
Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama's meeting Monday with congressional leaders was postponed as Senate leaders work on opening government and the debt limit, the White House said.
White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House said if Congress passes legislation establishing a so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction, U.S. President Barack Obama will veto it.
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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (R) leaves a meeting with Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Arkansas, serving since 2003. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the same seat in the U.S. Senate once held by his father, David Pryor, from 1979 to 1997.

Pryor was born in Fayetteville, the seat of Washington County in Northwest Arkansas, to the former Barbara Lunsford and former Governor and U.S. Senator David Hampton Pryor. He is married to Jill Pryor, and has two children, Adams and Porter, as well as a dog named Nic. He received both his bachelor's and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Prior to entering politics, Pryor worked as a private practice attorney. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994. He was elected the state Attorney General in 1998 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000.

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