Arkansas is a state, notable for being the home state of United States President Bill Clinton, but also unsuccessful republican nominee and religious nut Mike Huckabee.
Arkansas was a Confederate State during the American Civil War.
Currently the senate of Arkansas is controlled by democrats Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln, although the latter might as well be a Republican, see DINO AND Blue Dog Democrats. In the 2008 Presidential Election the state voted John McCain.
Arkansas is one of the poorest states,  one quarter of Children in Arkansas live in poverty. 
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- ↑ Poorest State in America Revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau
- ↑ Child Poverty Rate in Arkansas is Second-Highest in the Nation