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  • Video: How removing one regulation created hundreds of jobs in Mississippi

    04/18/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    So many businesses are just someone’s dream—to make an honest living, to serve the community something it’s missing, to use talents to their greatest potential. Every roadblock the government erects makes those dreams slightly less possible. And, those roadblocks aren’t tripping up the lavishly rich. In this case, an unnecessary regulation in Mississippi was keeping hundreds of working- and middle-class black women from making a living doing something their community wanted to pay them for— hairbraiding. One woman fought for seven years to change that. The result is pretty much the whole reason I believe what I believe.I’ve known this...
  • Thad Cochran Won't You Please Come Home by The Boomers and Conservative Desoto Co. Voters

    04/14/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by jdirt · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 13, 2014 | Thomas Jefferson
    Thad Cochran Music Video, check it out !!
  • Will the National Republican Senatorial Committee Pledge to Support Chris McDaniel?

    04/11/2014 5:50:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 4/11/14 | Erick Erickson
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out an email this morning, as it usually does. One link attacked Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Several attacked Democrats around the country. Thirteen links in the email attacked Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel. McDaniel is challenging the incumbent Republican Thad Cochran in Mississippi. The email, following other tweets and hits from the NRSC, accuse McDaniel of being racist, a bigot, gaffe prone, etc. McDaniel is neck and neck in the polling with Cochran. His candidacy has sent Haley Barbour & Company in to outright panic mode. Barbour has stopped letting murderers out of jail...
  • Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

    04/11/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruzs office confirms he hasnt endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

    04/09/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | John David Powell
    The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesnt go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act ( that lets the states citizens and businesses challenge laws they believe substantially conflict with their religious beliefs. If this sounds familiar, it should. Several states have considered similar bills recently. In February, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill ( that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagans

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bushs recent comments that some illegal immigration is an act of love, saying its very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. What people want you to do: Tell the truth, Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Librarys Civil Rights Summit. And if Jeb feels that way about it it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan. Barbour, who was an aide in Reagans administration described what the president used to call the gates test during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Ronald Reagan...
  • Why Thad Cochran will vote against us.

    06/25/2007 1:14:28 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 36 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Picayune Item ^ | June 23, 2007 | Unknown
    A company headed by the niece of Gov. Haley Barbour has won bidding for a country club once owned by imprisoned ex-WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers. The company, Alcatec, is owned by Rosemary Ramirez Barbour, who is married to Hinds County Supervisor Charles Barbour, the governors nephew. Rosemary Barbour said Thursday that her company bid $810,000 for the Brookhaven Country Club. I think its great for the community, she said. The country club formerly owned by Ebbers includes almost 130 acres with an 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, maintenance sheds and a home. Rosemary Barbour...
  • Mississippi's Cochran Endorses Romney for President

    01/23/2008 5:18:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 14,838+ views
    WREC Talk Radio ^ | January 23, 2008
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has endorsed Mitt Romney's bid for the White House and says he would welcome an opportunity to help the Republican "implement his conservative vision'' if elected. "It is an honor to join Governor Romney and his campaign for our nation's highest office,'' Cochran said in a statement released by the Romney campaign and confirmed by Cochran's office. "At this moment our nation faces unprecedented challenges, and Governor Romney has the experience, vision and values needed to strengthen our country for future generations,'' Cochran said in the statement. "Governor Romney is a man...
  • Cochran recounts McCain Dustup with the Sandinistas

    07/02/2008 11:49:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies · 144+ views ^ | 07/02/2008 | Michael Newsom
    GULFPORT -- Notably mild-mannered Republican Sen. Thad Cochran shocked many earlier this year with comments about John McCain's volatile temper. He has since mended fences with the GOP presidential nominee. But as first reported at, Cochran told the Sun Herald he witnessed a confrontation between McCain and a Sandinista rebel decades ago in which McCain "got mad at the guy and he just reached over there and snatched him." --------------------------------------- "McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerilla group here at this end of the table and I...
  • 41 senators vow to oppose Planned Parenthood rider

    04/04/2011 12:40:01 PM PDT · by Qbert · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Forty-one senators have pledged to filibuster any bipartisan spending bill that includes an amendment to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, threatening an impasse with House conservatives. The group, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), includes thirty-nine Democratic senators and two Independents, Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.). Its just large enough to sustain a filibuster to block any spending bill that cuts Planned Parenthood funding from passing the upper chamber. Congress is trying to reach an agreement on a spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. The current continuing resolution keeping the government...

    10/15/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 32 replies
    Fit News ^ | 10/15/13
    Weve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the neoconservative fiscally liberal wing of the party led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn. In fact according to the website Mississippi PEP, theyve censured him. For those of you unfamiliar with this aging RINO, Cochran is one of several Southern Republicans who habitually caves to U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats (along with Graham, North Carolinas Richard Burr, Tennessees Lamar Alexander and Georgias Johnny Isakson). When any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates...
  • New Poll Shows Conservative Surging (McDaniel - Mississippi)

    11/19/2013 12:27:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Senate Conservatives fund ^ | 11/19/13 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have some good news regarding the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi. A new poll shows conservative Chris McDaniel (R-MS) surging. This seat is currently held by Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), a 34-year incumbent Republican with a record of supporting bailouts, more debt, tax increases, and funding for Obamacare. Chris McDaniel (R-MS)We have endorsed Chris McDaniel because he's a constitutional conservative who will stand up to the big spenders in both parties. The new poll shows McDaniel trailing Cochran by only 6 points, which means he has closed the gap by more than 30 points since we polled...
  • Fact Check: Thad Cochran Hasn't Always Voted Against Amnesty

    02/25/2014 5:06:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) spokesman says he's voted against amnesty in every chance he's gotten. However, a review of his voting record shows that's not true. Cochran voted against an amendment to strip amnesty provisions from a 2006 bill, as well as against several amendments to strengthen border enforcement.In 2006, an immigration bill offered by Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, included amnesty for certain types of illegal immigrants. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) offered an amendment to remove the amnesty language from the bill.The Vitter amendment would remove provisions authorizing the earned legalization and agricultural worker amnesty schemes that would...
  • Barbour-Backed Super Lobbyists Circle the Wagons to Protect Big Spender Thad Cochran

    03/21/2014 10:37:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 3/20/14 | Jacqueline Bodnar
    Washington, DC- A Politico story revealed the real efforts to keep Senator Thad Cochran in office are not coming from grassroots activists across Mississippi, but rather the offices of lobbyist and political operative brothers Henry and Austin Barbour. Additional fundraising and campaign support is coming from their uncle and former Governor Haley Barbour. In fact, the Cochran campaign headquarters is already stacked with former Barbour campaign and administration staff, including the pollster, TV ad maker, and finance chairman. The battle lines are clearly drawn in this race, commented Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks for America. This is Cochran and his...
  • Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party

    02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him. Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that hes not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. "The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the...
  • Tea Party Targets Thad Cochran's Mississippi Senate Seat

    11/19/2013 1:17:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 11/19/13 | Matthew Boyle
    State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a conservative endorsed by a litany of conservative groups like the Club For Growth, Tea Party Express, Senate Conservatives Fund, FreedomWorks, and Madison Project, is the tip of the spear in the latest Tea Party vs. Republican establishment fight, DeWayne Wickham wrote in USA Today on Tuesday. McDaniel has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate and is running for the seat that establishment-minded incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) currently holds. Cochran has yet to announce whether he will seek a seventh term in the Senate, but if he does, it could shape up to be...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Cochran Opponent Right Out Of The Gate

    10/17/2013 9:06:13 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 15 replies
    Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance the budget, and get America working again. Chris McDaniel is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties. He's a principled leader who will make Mississippi proud.

    04/06/2014 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel laid out the national case for grassroots conservatism in a speech that fired up the crowd at the FreedomWorks-sponsored FreePAC Kentucky event on Saturday. Were fighting, and so it begins again, McDaniel opened his ten-minute speech. One last great stand for liberty. One last great stand for our Constitution. We dare not disappoint. Theres too much at stake. Our countrys too great to lose and I will not tell my children one day about a once-great Republic that we were unable to save. We will not witness the managed decline of this Republic. We will...
  • Alabama passes new pro-life bills

    04/05/2014 3:31:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Published: April 5, 2014 5:26 pm | Claire Chretien
    The Alabama state legislature approved two bills this week that increase the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 48 hours and require more documentation of parental involvement in minors abortions. The waiting period bill, HB 489, passed on Wednesday and is headed to Governor Bentleys desk. Abortion waiting periods allow mothers more time to consider the facts of abortion, a life-changing decision that quite a few women report feeling pressured to make. These waiting periods are a small step to protect women from rushing into an irreversible decision. Public support for waiting periods is at an all-time high....

    04/04/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Friday morning, Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign sent out a press release criticizing his GOP primary challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, for planning to attend a major Tea Party rally this weekend. "This Saturday, Kentucky will focus on the Final Four in Texas, Thad Cochran's campaign will focus on Mississippi...and Chris McDaniel will focus on...Kentucky?" the release began. "I love how Orwellian they get," FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told Breitbart News as part of an exclusive interview. Kibbe's group is hosting the event, titled "Free PAC Kentucky," which will feature remarks by Glenn Beck and is taking place Senate Majority...
  • Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Religious Freedom Bill SB 2681, Gov. Phil Bryant Will Sign

    04/03/2014 1:45:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Mississippi lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature passed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 2681) Tuesday. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has said he will sign the bill. When it becomes law it will prohibit the state from taking action that "burden" a citizen's right to religious exercise. LGBT activists have attacked the bill as discriminatory. The legislation was approved in the Mississippi House with a 78-43 vote and was approved in the Senate with a wide majority, according to BuzzFeed. A copy of the bill defines "burden" as "any action that directly or indirectly constrains, inhibits, curtails or...
  • Top Political Forecaster Stuart Rothenberg: Thad Cochran in 'Deep Trouble'

    04/02/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 4/1/14 | Tony Lee
    One of the nation's top political forecasters declared Tuesday that six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is in "deep trouble" against conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel in this year's Mississippi GOP senate primary on June 3. Stuart Rothenberg wrote in Roll Call that McDaniel actually has "the best chance of any anti-establishment Senate hopeful to knock off an incumbent, and the defeat of six-term Senate veteran Thad Cochran would send shock waves through both the national media and the Republican Party." "Cochran, 76, is in trouble in deep trouble primarily because of changes in the Republican Party,"...
  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    04/01/2014 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Mississippi legislature has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and now the bill heads to the governor for his signature. The measure is similar to legislation pending in Congress and in other states that points to the pain babies feel in abortions as a reason to ban them. The bill, which bans abortions after five months of pregnancy passed in both the state House and Senate, by a 41-10 margin, today and now goes to pro-life Governor Phil Bryant. Late term abortions are deadly for both mother and child, noted Dr. Yoest. A...
  • Court Delays Mississippi's First Execution of Female Inmate in 70 Years

    03/31/2014 11:32:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 27, 2014 | Emily Le Coz
    A Mississippi woman convicted of murdering her husband was granted at least a brief reprieve on Thursday but could still become the first female prisoner executed in the state in 70 years. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood had asked the state Supreme Court to set the execution of Michelle Byrom, 57, for Thursday night for the fatal shooting of her husband, Edward Byrom Sr. in 1999. But the court denied Hood's motion to carry out the execution, giving her attorneys hope the court will take up their motion to seek permission to file additional appeals.
  • Harrah's Casino in Tunica closing costs 1,300 jobs (Mississippi)

    03/28/2014 5:41:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Sun-Herald ^ | March 26, 2014 | Mary Perez
    Caesars Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that it will close Harrah's Tunica on June 2. This is one of three casinos Harrah's operates in Tunica in northern Mississippi. The 1,300 jobs that will be lost makes this one of the biggest layoffs ever in Mississippi, said Richard Bennett, chairman of the House Gaming Committee. The layoffs come at a time when Tunica County had the highest unemployment in state in February at 17.3 percent. Bennett said 75 percent of the jobs are held by Mississippi residents, with the remaining 25 percent of the employees from Tennessee and Arkansas....
  • Miss. Anchor Says He's Sick Of LGBT News, Tells Activists To Go On 'Gaycation'

    03/28/2014 6:54:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 65 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | MARCH 27, 2014 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Mississippi news station WLOX-TV anchor Dave Elliott on Thursday said that there has been too much coverage of LGBT issues in the news recently, according to Romanesko."I'm all for the LGBT community's ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But, it seems they've been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation,.. [sic] just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!" Elliott wrote on his Facebook page, according to a screenshot published by Romanesko. WLOX-TV condemned Elliott's comments on the station's Facebook page. "We are not happy at all with...
  • Five same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Mississippi

    03/27/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Equality On Trial ^ | March 27, 2014 | Scottie Thomaston
    In Mississippi, five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses on Tuesday, despite the fact that Mississippi has a constitutional ban. The Campaign for Southern Equality led the protest: However, waving signs saying We do, the crowd on Tuesday joined hands for a prayer led by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of LGBT rights group Southern Equality. Then, the couples filed through metal detectors and into the courthouse. Once inside, the five couples lined up to apply for their licenses two-by-two at the office of the county clerk. The clerk noted that the forms did not have blanks for two males and...
  • MELANIE SOJOURNER: Chris McDaniel personifies conservatism and practicality

    03/27/2014 5:30:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Melanie Sojourner
    There has been some back and forth recently in the Sun Herald about the nature of the U.S. Senate primary in Mississippi. Wyatt Emmerich's recent column looked at the race dispassionately -- he did not endorse either candidate -- prescribing how he sees each candidate's view for Mississippi, ultimately judging the race to be one between practicality and ideology. While practicality has won the day in his experience, he noted we may be nearing a tipping point. Brian Perry's response to Wyatt Emmerich's column asserted that with Thad Cochran, Mississippi can avail itself of a "both/and candidate," meaning someone who...
  • Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment (who's surprised??)

    03/26/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Drew Mackenzie
    The conservative group Club for Growth has changed gears and is supporting establishment GOP candidates in primaries. Launched a decade before the tea party made life difficult for moderate Republicans, the club quickly rose to the political forefront while supporting challengers to incumbent Republicans who it felt were not conservative enough, according to the National Journal. In 2012, the fiscally conservative organization backed tea party candidate Richard Mourdocks challenge to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar and vilified veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch for his voting record. The group also targeted 10 moderate House Republicans. But the political action committee has suddenly...
  • Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"

    11/19/2013 9:16:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    RCP ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Fox News Special Report
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Senator, when Obamacare was at issue, a month ago, when it came to a continuing resolution to funding the government you supported a filibuster of other Senators, who demanded that you had to have a change or the abolition of Obamacare as a condition for funding the government. In retrospect do you think that was a good strategy? But even more importantly --looking ahead, the deadlines are coming up, the resolution's going to run out, we're going to hit the debt ceiling soon -- would you be prepared to use same tactic as we approach the new deadlines?...
  • HALEY BARBOUR: Cochran's foes don't know Pascagoula from Pontotoc

    03/26/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 26 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 3/25/2014 | HALEY BARBOUR
    Mississippians appreciate Sen. Thad Cochran because he has been so effective for our state and our people. He recognized the federal disaster assistance laws that were in place before Hurricane Katrina were grossly insufficient to deal with the worst natural disaster in American history. Because of the respect he enjoys and the influence he wields on behalf of our state, he led the effort that passed new emergency disaster assistance laws that not only helped the Coast rebuild bigger and better after the storm, but his legislation became the model for future disaster assistance. This is but one obvious reason...
  • Clarksdale man's home torched and tagged

    03/25/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Early Saturday morning John King's Clarksdale home was tagged, torched and set on fire. He's calling for the FBI to get involved in the investigation saying that his house was torched because of the color of his skin. King is disabled. His body is wracked with arthritis and gout. He has trouble getting up the steps of what is left of the only house he has ever owned. **** "Everything is destroyed and they took the time to write get out 'cracker' on the wall," King said. "They also sprayed a star on the wall. If you are willing to...
  • FreedomWorks to fete conservative challengers in McConnell's backyard

    03/25/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 3/25/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A duo of conservative candidates will descend on Kentucky to appear with Sen. Mitch McConnells (R-Ky.) challenger, Matt Bevin, just two months out from his primary. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Sen. Thad Cochrans (R-Miss.) primary challenger, and California Republican House candidate Igor Birman, running for Rep. Ami Beras (D) seat, will both appear at FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event FreedomWorks is hosting in Louisville on April 5. The group has endorsed all three candidates. Glenn Beck and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe will also appear at the event. According to a release, it will bring together grassroots activists from across...
  • Mississippi Senate challenger heading to Kentucky to boost Matt Bevin

    03/24/2014 9:12:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 3/24/14 | David Drucker
    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5, McDaniel plans to take a brief detour from the campaign trail in the Magnolia State and travel to Louisville, Ky., to speak at FreePAC Kentucky. The event, sponsored by FreedomWorks, is a political rally being staged to boost Bevin, the wealthy businessman running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's May...
  • Mississippi Bloodbath: Open Warfare Breaks out in Tea Party vs. Barbour, Cochran

    03/20/2014 2:54:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Mississippis GOP senate primary is quickly becoming ground zero in 2014 for the fight between the establishment and the conservative grassroots for control of the Republican Partys future. The states former governor Haley Barbours establishment political machine is in full swing running defense for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. Cochran is facing the fight of his political life from surging primary challenger two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The battle lines are clearly drawn in this race, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News. This is Cochran and his band of super lobbyists vs. Chris McDaniel and...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel for Senate in Mississippi

    03/13/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 3/13/14 | Tony Lee
    Framing the Mississippi Senate primary as a "clear fight for the future of the Republican Party against the entrenched interests of the permanent political class in D.C.," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed conservative Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel on Thursday in his upstart bid against six-term incumbent Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who admitted that he was unfamiliar with the Tea Party movement that has put the Washington establishment on alert. "The Mississippi Senate race is a clear fight for the future of the Republican Party against the entrenched interests of the permanent political class in D.C. We desperately need...
  • Governor Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate in Mississippi

    03/13/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 17 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 04/13/2014 | Steve Flesher
    CHRIS McDANIEL FOR U.S. SENATE FROM MISSISSIPPI Chris McDaniel has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles in the Mississippi State Senate. He has been a champion of limited government, free enterprise, civic participation, reduced tax rates, a strong national defense, and a return to the original checks and balances of the Constitution.
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Ex-Rep. switches parties to run again (Gene Taylor MS)

    03/01/2014 11:01:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2014
    Former Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor (Miss.) is switching to the Republican Party and launching a bid against the man who beat him in 2010, Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.).
  • (RAT) Taylor to challenge Palazzo as Republican; Childers enters U.S. Senate race

    03/01/2014 1:04:34 PM PST · by Islander7 · 15 replies
    Watchinga ^ | March 1, 2014 | Staff
    Video at the link.This should be interesting. Palazzo is an establishment GOP goober. The TEA Party candidate, Joe Tegerdine, lost the primary to him. Palazzo's dad is big buds with Halley Barbour. Rumor has it his crooked a snake.
  • Miss. man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

    02/28/2014 11:46:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 118 replies
    WFLA ^ | 02-28-2014 | AP
    LEXINGTON, Miss. - Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive. The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died. Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.
  • Mississippi legislature votes to give attorney general his own strike forces

    02/28/2014 10:20:29 AM PST · by Altariel · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Radley Balko
    A troubling bill (PDF) that passed the Mississippi legislature last month would give the states attorney general three paramilitary-style strike forces to use around the state at his discretion. The bill is being pushed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who told the Associated Press, These elite forces will respond to a specific high-crime area and hit gangs and drug dealers where they live. Give law enforcement the authority and the resources they need, and they will get the job done. But its far from clear that the state really needs more strike forces with which to hit people. Mississippi already...
  • Mississippi Senate Committee OKs Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/27/2014 4:08:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Mississippi state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Thee measure is similar to legislation pending in Congress and in other states that points to the pain babies feel in abortions as a reason to ban them. Diane Derzis, who owns Mississippis only abortion clinic, promised someone would file a legal challenge to the bill if it becomes law. From a report: ultrasound4d23A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee passed House...
  • In Mississippi, 72% of the Babies Aborted Are Black

    02/26/2014 8:33:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | Michael W. Chapman
    ( Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white. Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010. During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State. The total number of abortions between 1995 and 2010 in Mississippi was 54,484. In addition to blacks and whites, that number also includes abortions among Hispanics, "Other" (meaning Asian and Native American), and "Unknown," as published...
  • Mississippi's Flag: The Issue May Be Coming to a Head Again

    02/21/2014 1:05:47 AM PST · by WKB · 53 replies ^ | 02\20\2014 | Chris Davis
    JACKSON, Miss.Thirteen years ago Mississippians voted to keep the state flag with the Confederate Stars and Bars. Lately there has been a new wave of calls for the legislature to take it off the pole. Sundays incident at Ole Miss, where a Georgia flag, pre-2003, with the Stars and Bars, was draped over the statue of James Meredith, has sparked some discussion from the states NAACP president, Derrick Johnson, who says he was part of a lawsuit in the 1990s to get the flag removed. He said Tuesday that he is still resolute about taking the flag down. Its a...
  • Mark Levin endorses Chris McDaniel for US Senate

    02/20/2014 3:50:19 AM PST · by Islander7 · 4 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Chris McDaniel
    Posted on McDaniel's FaceBook page:
  • Thad Cochran, In Trouble and Not Making It Any Better

    02/18/2014 4:58:15 PM PST · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | By Rich Lowry
    --------- snip Comments like this wont help his cause. From USA Today: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., made a surprising admission to a local Mississippi news outlet during a Monday campaign swing: The Tea Party is something I dont really know a lot about, he told WLOX.
  • US Congress revisits military pension cuts amid outcry from veterans' groups

    01/28/2014 3:10:56 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    The Guardian and AP ^ | 28 Jan 14 | Staff
    Congress is revisiting its decision to cut annual cost-of-living adjustments (Cola) to pensions for most working-age military retirees after talk of the cuts drew outrage from veterans' groups and others. The budget agreement approved this month reduced those adjustments by 1% annually once a service member retires until that retiree reaches 62. Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee, back from a week-long break in their home states, said they were interested in repealing the Cola change scheduled to take effect on 1 December 2015. But Pentagon officials asked them to hold off on making any more changes until a...
  • Plant Explosion in Union County [MS]

    01/22/2014 2:25:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 8 replies
    MS Emergency Management Agency ^ | January 22, 2014 | MEMA
    PEARL The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and several state agencies are assisting Union County officials with an explosion and subsequent fire at a biodiesel facility on Highway 15 just north of New Albany. The fire is still burning. Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton says two workers escaped without injuries at the time of the explosion around 6 a.m. One home and two industrial businesses near the plant have been evacuated as a precaution. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has air monitoring teams in the area to test for hazardous materials that may leave the site, but...
  • GOP Insurgent Threatens Mississippi's Sen. Cochran in Primary

    01/20/2014 10:40:47 AM PST · by onyx · 59 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 11:45 AM | By John Gizzi
    GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is facing a spirited challenge from the tea party wing of the party as he seeks a seventh term, with his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, citing the senator's voting record as his reason for running. "I am running primarily because of [Cochrans] inability to follow constitutional constraints on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," McDaniel told Newsmax, citing the senator's vote last year to re-open the government with a resolution that included funding Obamacare. Although more Republican senators supported the measure than opposed it, McDaniel said that he "would have...