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  • No, the Democratic Party isn’t ‘divided’ or in ‘disarray’

    04/05/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | By Paul Waldman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasn’t lost his ability to make Democrats mad, and once again, he has triggered an intraparty kerfuffle on social media. As we head towards the next presidential cycle, many people — on the right, the left and in the media — will be saying Democrats are in the throes of an identity crisis, a struggle for their party’s soul that will tear them apart. But they aren’t, and they won’t be. The Democratic Party screws up plenty and contains its share of idiots, but when it comes to its identity, it’s doing just fine. On Wednesday,...
  • Boys dig up Ice Age-era fossil while playing in backyard

    04/03/2018 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 35 replies
    Fox News Digital ^ | 04/03/2018 | Willie James Inman
    Three boys made a historic discovery in Mississippi after they dug up an intact mastodon fossil while playing in their backyard. The Ice Age-era beast went extinct about 11,000 years ago.
  • Abortion Activists Claim Mississippi Abortion Ban Would Hurt Blacks, Ignoring How Abortion Kills...

    03/27/2018 12:33:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Activists Claim Mississippi Abortion Ban Would Hurt Blacks, Ignoring How Abortion Kills Black Babies If they gave out prizes for projecting your own faults on others, abortion activists would win first place. An article at the liberal news site Vox cried racism in its attacks on pro-life Mississippi lawmakers’ efforts to save unborn babies and mothers from abortion – a disproportionately high number of whom are black. The law, signed Monday by Gov. Phil Bryant, creates the earliest ban on abortion in the U.S. by pushing back Mississippi’s current limit from 20 weeks to 15. Just a...
  • Mississippi governor to appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to Thad Cochran's seat, report says

    03/20/2018 1:57:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Mississippi’s Gov. Phil Bryant will reportedly appoint the state's first female member of Congress by picking the state’s agriculture commissioner to fill the vacancy to be left by Sen. Thad Cochran’s upcoming retirement. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has served as the state’s agriculture commissioner since 2011, will step into the veteran Republican’s seat. That announcement could come as soon as Wednesday. Should Hyde-Smith be appointed, she will hold the seat for the special election on Nov. 6, when she would be backed by the GOP establishment against both Democrats and a challenger from the right...
  • 13-year-old girl shot dead by 9-year-old brother in Mississippi: report (over video game)

    03/19/2018 4:33:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 3/19/18 | Emily Lane
    A 9-year-old boy fatally shot his 13-year-old sister Saturday (March 17) in northeast Mississippi after she refused to hand over a video game controller, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told the Jackson, Mississippi, newspaper the boy is accused of shooting his sister in the back of the head with a .25 caliber handgun. The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis where she died Sunday at 6:45 p.m.Authorities don't yet know how the child had access to the weapon they say he used to shoot his sister. It's also unclear how much knowledge the...
  • Parents Of 12-Year-Old Say Son Killed Himself After Being Bullied Over Sexuality

    03/15/2018 3:22:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ^ | 3/14/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    The parents of a 12-year-old Mississippi boy say he killed himself last week after being subjected to intense bullying. Andrew Leach of Southaven, Mississippi, was found dead at his family’s home March 6. Leach’s parents believe the sixth-grader had been struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, and killed himself after being bullied by fellow students at Southaven Middle School. “He finally came out with the information at school that he thought he may be bisexual,” Matt Leach told WREG. “I think that really amped up the bullying.” Leach said Southaven Middle School students had threatened his son with...
  • Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Will Depart April 1

    03/05/2018 9:24:41 PM PST · by lowbuck · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5 March 2018 | Matt Vespa
    While he survived a brutal and controversial Senate primary in 2014, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, citing his failing health, is resigning effective April 1. A special election will be held to finish the remainder of his term that ends in 2020. If no one gets above 50 percent, a runoff will be held. For now, Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint an interim senator to fill the vacancy until the election. Cochran’s colleague, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI), is up for re-election this year and is facing a challenge by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel challenged Cochran in 2014 (via NPR): I...
  • Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to Resign April 1

    03/05/2018 6:34:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 5, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) resigned from office on Monday, effective April 1. He has been in failing health for several months. “Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will resign April 1 because of health problems,” the wire service reported from Jackson, Mississippi late Monday afternoon: Cochran, who turned 80 in December, stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections, returning to Washington in October to give Republicans the majority they needed to pass a budget plan. “I regret my health has become...
  • Mike Espy to run for Thad Cochran's Senate seat

    03/05/2018 7:53:26 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    Mississippi News Now ^ | 3/5/2018 | Geoff Pender
    Espy became Assistant State Attorney General from 1984 to 1985, when he was elected as a Democrat to the 100th Congress in 1986 from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. He defeated two-term Republican Webb Franklin to become the first African-American to represent Mississippi at the federal level since Reconstruction. He was reelected three times. Just 20 days after taking office for his fourth term, Espy resigned after being appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton. He served as Secretary of Agriculture in 1993–94.
  • Cochran to resign from Senate next month

    03/05/2018 2:05:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Monday said he will resign from the Senate next month, saying his "health has become an ongoing challenge." "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate," Cochran said in a statement. He is set to resign from his seat on April 1, according to his office. Cochran is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. His announcement comes as Congress aims to pass a mammoth government funding bill by...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • New Poll Shows Establishment Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker Vulnerable To Primary Challenge

    02/20/2018 2:27:29 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    A new poll shows some bad news for Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and his low approval numbers could mean he will face a primary fight. According to the latest poll from JMC, only 43% of respondents have a favorable view of Wicker, and it only gets worse: just 38% of those polled would vote for Wicker in the primary.
  • Trump Admin Announces Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In U.S. History

    02/16/2018 8:28:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Zainab Calcuttawala -Scott Angelle
    The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development //snipp// This will be the largest such lease sale in the country's history, it will include almost 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf. The lease sale will be live streamed online from New Orleans.
  • Escaped Inmate Captured After Being Shot by Concealed Permit Holder

    02/10/2018 3:07:50 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 02/10/2018 | Awr Gawkins
    An inmate who escaped in George County, Mississippi, was captured after being shot after allegedly carjacking a vehicle from a concealed carry permit holder. The Clarion Ledger reports that the inmate, 37-year-old Eugene Robinson, escaped George County Regional Correctional Facility on Saturday “after tying up an officer and stealing the officer’s truck.” WCBI indicates Robinson allegedly carjacked a vehicle from a concealed permit holder on Wednesday at North Lake Circle and Highway 9 and was shot while trying to drive away. He was struck at least once and was later located and taken to a hospital in Starkville. Robinson was...
  • Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Arrested For Gun At Airport

    01/30/2018 6:04:27 PM PST · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    Former Mississippi Republican governor Haley Barbour was arrested last week for trying to bring a loaded gun through the airport in Jackson, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg Patriot broke the story Tuesday, confirming that Barbour was caught by airport police but still boarded his flight after he posted bond for his crime. The former governor was arrested by airport police, posted bond, and was able to catch his flight. ".38 caliber revolver loaded with five bullets"
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Miss. LGBT law

    01/08/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by fwdude · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear two cases challenging a Mississippi law that allows businesses and government employees to deny services to LGBT people based on their religious beliefs. The court’s refusal to hear the case leaves intact the law, known as H.B. 1523, that says the state government will not take any discriminatory action against persons who don’t believe in same-sex marriage, homosexuality and transgenderism. LGBT rights groups called the law the “worst in the nation” and the Supreme Court’s decision a “missed opportunity.” “The Court’s inaction today means that LGBTQ Mississippians will continue to face harassment...
  • Watch Relativity Space test fire its 3D printed Aeon 1 rocket engine, it's amazing!

    01/07/2018 4:22:58 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 12 replies
    www.3ders.org ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Tess
    Relativity Space, a Los Angeles orbital launch startup, has just released a short video showing its innovative Aeon 1 3D printed rocket engine in action. The impressive piece of equipment consists of just three 3D printed parts and is capable of reaching full thrust force in milliseconds. We’ve known for awhile that Relativity Space was working on some pretty cool stuff. This past October, for instance, the company announced the development of the Stargate 3D printer, which it says it the largest metal 3D printing system in the world. The machine, which consists of multiple laser-equipped Kuka robotic arms and...
  • Mother Allegedly Texted Photos of Herself Choking Her Baby with a Phone Charger

    12/21/2017 6:55:07 PM PST · by bkopto · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2017 | katherine rodriguez
    A Mississippi mother of two has been arrested for allegedly sending text messages claiming that she choked her baby with a phone charger and left her in a wooded area. Deputies arrested Santangela Turner, 26, of Laurel, after she allegedly sent photos of herself using a white cord to strangle her three-month-old daughter’s neck and of the infant with a knife aimed at her neck, the Daily Mail reported. The woman threatened to harm the infant in one of the text messages and added a photo of the baby with a cord wrapped around her neck, according to the Jones...
  • How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington

    12/17/2017 9:05:55 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2017 | Pauk Kane
    Back in November, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, the 83-year-old Republican from Utah, was at the helm when the Senate's massive tax bill came through the Finance Committee. But Hatch also deputized four younger Republicans on the panel to serve as de facto co-chairmen over various parts of the legislation. This week, with a compromise bill marching toward final passage in both chambers, the House will take the unusual step of voting first - because a pair of senators, Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., are recuperating from, respectively, non-melanoma skin surgery and the side effects of cancer treatments. Hatch's...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the child’s conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were “married” chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mother’s “ex-spouse,” who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...