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  • Will the National Republican Senatorial Committee Pledge to Support Chris McDaniel?

    04/11/2014 5:50:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 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, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Mississippi Tea Party Darling Bragged About His 'Mamacita' Outreach

    04/10/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Atlantic/Yahoo ^ | 4/10/14 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    In the spirit of fast-rising white Republicans who say dumb things about race, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel can now add his name to the list after Mother Jones uncovered a 2006 tape where the Tea Party darling bragged about not wanting to pay slavery reparations and only knowing how to hit on girls and find the bathroom in Spanish. (The Wall Street Journal reported on tape on Thursday.) McDaniel is challenging fellow Republican Thad Cochran for his U.S. Senate seat.
  • 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 doesn’t go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/SB/SB2681.xml) that lets the state’s 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 (http://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1062/id/912244) that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagan’s

    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 Bush’s recent comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love,” saying it’s 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 Library’s 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 Reagan’s administration described what the president used to call the “gates test” during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “Ronald Reagan...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • SENATE CANDIDATE CHRIS MCDANIEL FIRES UP CROWD AT FREEPAC

    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. “We’re 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. There’s too much at stake. Our country’s 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...
  • Tea Party challenger threatens to 'kill' O-Care

    04/05/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tim Devaney
    The Tea Party candidate who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) promised to "kill" ObamaCare, if he gets elected in November. "We are not going to stand with an eye toward trying to place a Band-Aid on ObamaCare," Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said at FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative gathering in Louisville on Saturday. "We're not going to fix it. We're going to kill it."The event featured a number of other Tea Party speakers, including two who are running against fellow Republicans in the November elections. Many in the Tea Party are upset that mainstream Republicans aren't doing more to fight the Obama...
  • Mississippi governor to sign bill banning abortion at 20 weeks

    04/05/2014 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | Published April 02, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. "This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi," Bryant said in a statement after House Bill 1400 passed the House 91-20 and the Senate 41-10. The bill has exceptions. Abortion would still be allowed at or after 20 weeks if the woman faces death or permanent injury because of the pregnancy. It would also be allowed in cases of severe fetal abnormality.
  • THAD COCHRAN ATTACKS TEA PARTY RIVAL CHRIS MCDANIEL FOR ATTENDING TEA PARTY EVENT

    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 · 26 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...
  • Tea Party Momentum Builds Around McDaniel in Mississippi GOP Senate Primary

    04/03/2014 8:36:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/3/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Momentum is building around the campaign of Tea Party backed state senator Chris McDaniel in his challenge to incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the June 3 Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate primary. A recent poll by Tea Party Express show the two in a close race, with a significant number of voters still undecided, a bad sign for the incumbent. Historically, undecided voters in most elections swing to the challenger. A Rasmussen Reports poll released on Monday did not provide results of a head-to-head primary matchup between Cochran and McDaniel, but shows that both Republicans beat the likely Democratic nominee...
  • Poll: Tea Party's Chris McDaniel Neck-and-Neck with 36-Year Incumbent Thad Cochran

    04/03/2014 5:26:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Matthew Boyle
    A new poll from the Tea Party Express shows that Tea Party primary challenger and state Sen. Chris McDaniel is locked in a tight race with 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) two months from the election. A poll of 400 likely primary voters conducted by NSON Opinion Strategy found that when asked if they would support McDaniel or Cochran in the primary, 37 percent said McDaniel, whereas 45 percent said Cochran. After being told that the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party groups back McDaniel, when asked which candidate they would support, 42 percent said they would vote...
  • Tax Free Second Amendment Holiday Becomes Law (for Mississippi)

    04/02/2014 7:59:27 PM PDT · by WKB · 6 replies
    NewsMS.com ^ | 04\02\14 | Chip Ward
    JACKSON, Miss. — You’ve got a new tax free holiday for firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, and certain hunting supplies. The bill providing that was signed into law by the Governor Phil Bryant Wednesday. The weekend start the first Friday of September and end the following Sunday at midnight. - See more at: http://www.newsms.fm/tax-free-second-amendment-weekend-becomes-law/#sthash.mNTr8zZj.dpuf
  • Top Political Forecaster Stuart Rothenberg: Thad Cochran in 'Deep Trouble'

    04/02/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment (who's surprised??)

    03/26/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 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 Mourdock’s 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
    thehill.com ^ | 3/25/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A duo of conservative candidates will descend on Kentucky to appear with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) challenger, Matt Bevin, just two months out from his primary. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) primary challenger, and California Republican House candidate Igor Birman, running for Rep. Ami Bera’s (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
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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...
  • 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
    freedomworks.org ^ | 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...
  • 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
    Mississippi’s 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 Party’s future. The state’s former governor Haley Barbour’s 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...
  • Schlafly Endorses McDaniel in Mississippi U.S. Senate Primary

    03/19/2014 5:36:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Washington, D.C. – Eagle Forum PAC, a conservative public policy organization founded by pro-family leader Phyllis Schlafly, is proud to endorse Chris McDaniel in the race to represent Mississippi in the United States Senate. “Chris McDaniel has a solid record when it comes to defending family values and our Constitutional liberties,” said Schlafly. “We need more legislators like him, who are not just Republicans but true conservative champions.” “He has proven that he is not afraid to stand against the bureaucratic establishment and the Obama Adminstration’s unprecedented overreach into our healthcare and the education of our children through Obamacare and...
  • Finally: Mississippi to Start Drug Testing Those Receiving Financial Aid Benefits

    03/17/2014 3:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16 | Heather Ginsberg
    It looks like Mississippi is taking the right steps to reducing fraud when it comes to government assistance. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will now require new applicants to submit a questionnaire that will evaluate the likelihood of substance abuse. Residents who apply for this temporary assistance from the state will have to submit to drug testing if the state deems they are likely substance abusers from this questionnaire. Testing positive once would require a TANF recipient to undergo treatment for substance abuse. For testing positive a second time, the recipient would be kicked out of the program for...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel for Senate in Mississippi

    03/15/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    Briebart ^ | March 13, 2014 | 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...
  • 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...
  • Miss. lawmakers feel pressure over religion bill

    03/07/2014 4:57:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2014 7:34 PM EST | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona’s Republican governor. A group that lobbies for the state’s influential Southern Baptist Convention is urging lawmakers to pass the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Others say that Mississippi, with its history of racial oppression, should avoid any law that could lead to discrimination against gay people and other groups. …
  • Sensenbrenner on Camera Denies Text of Own Voter Law (Good read)

    03/05/2014 1:17:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wisconsin Republican seeks to restore racial categories, empower Holder DOJ Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wisc.) told constituents at Wisconsin town halls that voting-rights legislation he is sponsoring does not exclude white voters from the protection of the Voting Rights Act. Sensenbrenner also says he is proud to work with the ACLU and far-left groups to pass the legislation that would resurrect Attorney General Eric Holder’s powers to block state election laws such as voter ID or citizenship verification. In a video from Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, Sensenbrenner also accused Texas and Georgia Republicans of trying to stop minorities from...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station, Meridian, Mississippi ~ 04 MARCH 2014

    03/03/2014 5:59:48 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi Just 15 miles northeast of downtown Meridian lies Naval Air Station Meridian jet training facility. NAS Meridian hosts Training Wing One and training squadrons VT-7 and VT-9. VT-7 operates the T-45 (Goshawk) while VT-9 flies the venerable T2-C Buckeye. The main base of NAS Meridian occupies more than 8,000 acres, with an additional 4,000 acres at Joe Williams Field and the target facility SEARAY. The size of NAS Meridian may be compared to that of other major naval air stations such as NAS Pensacola, Fla., which...
  • (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.
  • 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.).
  • Madison Police respond to JPD charges involving high speed chase(MISSISSIPPI)

    02/28/2014 8:22:06 AM PST · by WKB · 3 replies
    MSNEWSNOW ^ | 02/28/14 | C.J. LeMaster
    Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on gmail Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 12 Madison Police respond to JPD charges involving high speed chase Posted: Feb 27, 2014 2:33 PM CST Updated: Feb 28, 2014 12:45 AM CST Posted by C.J. LeMaster - bio | email MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Last weekend's high-speed pursuit by Madison Police into Jackson is still turning heads, namely those in the Jackson Police Department. They say it never should have happened, and now JPD has asked for an independent investigation, one Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop said...
  • Georgia, Mississippi Follow Arizona by Blocking Bills Seen as Anti-Gay

    02/28/2014 7:19:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 77 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/28/2014 | David Winograd
    Less than 24 hours after Arizona’s governor vetoed a bill that had been criticized as anti-gay, similar legislation in Georgia and Mississippi are hitting new roadblocks. Georgia state senator Josh McKoon conceded on Thursday that support for his religious-freedom bill is evaporating, 11Alive Atlanta reports. He told the Huffington Post that a committee vote on his legislation, previously scheduled for next Monday, has been taken off the calendar. McKoon said his bill merely protects religious rights of Georgia residents, but critics argued it would allow business owners to refuse services to gays based on religious beliefs. In Mississippi, the state...
  • 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 Mississippi’s 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...
  • Univ. of Mississippi seeks to question students about noose on statue

    02/22/2014 2:30:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/21/14 | Emily Le Coz
    JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - The University of Mississippi wants to question three white male students who may have been involved in draping a noose and a Confederate flag over a statue of James Meredith, the African-American student who braved segregationist mobs to integrate the school in 1962, campus police said on Friday.
  • Mississippi's Flag: The Issue May Be Coming to a Head Again

    02/21/2014 1:05:47 AM PST · by WKB · 53 replies
    NewsMS.com ^ | 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. Sunday’s 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 state’s 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. “It’s 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:
  • 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 he’s 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...
  • United Auto Workers Find Death in Tennessee

    02/17/2014 3:31:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | John Ransom
    In a close vote, yet one that was widely expected to be favorable to the union, workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected an offer by the United Auto Workers to unionize the Volkswagen operations in the state by a 712-626 vote against union. “Last week's vote at the plant - which was 53 percent to 47 percent against the UAW,” writes Reuters, “dealt a body blow to the union, which has been unable to expand into auto plants in the U.S. South, even as its ranks have declined elsewhere.” The election is seen as a major rebuff in the...
  • Shot fired at press conference about gun violence in Jackson (MS)

    02/12/2014 9:19:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    WJTV, CBS 12, Jackson MS ^ | Feb 11, 2014 10:08 AM EST | (WJTV Staff)
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes held a press conference Sunday afternoon to discuss gun violence in Jackson. During the question-and-answer, a vehicle drove by, and someone fired a shot. No one was injured, but it startled reporters on-the-scene. …
  • Train Carrying Fuel Oil Derails, Spills In Mississippi

    02/01/2014 6:36:58 PM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | January 31, 2014 | Therese Apel
    A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said. No one was injured in the incident which involved the derailment of 21 railcars, eight of which have spilled their contents, a Canadian National Railway spokesman said. Several of the cars were carrying hazardous materials including fertilizer and methanol, but there was no fire, he said. The accident, the latest in a string of North American train derailments over the past year, occurred in the city limits of New Augusta...
  • Proactive v Reactive: A Comparison of MS and OK Open Carry Planning

    01/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mississippigunnews.com ^ | 23 January, 2014 | RICK WARD
    The State of Oklahoma passed its Open Carry Law in early 2012, one year prior to the Mississippi law. By all appearances it would seem that Oklahoma did an outstanding job in looking ahead with a proactive plan to limit challenges for the future. Sadly, Mississippi’s approach has been more reactive than proactive. Shortly after the Oklahoma legislative session ended, law enforcement authorities began to develop plans to deal with their new open carry law. Stories began to surface as early as a month or so following the end of the session and up to the effective date of the...
  • 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 [Cochran’s] 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...
  • Chris McDaniel’s Quest (to Unseat Cochran MS)

    01/20/2014 8:12:15 AM PST · by onyx · 57 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 4:00 AM | By Jonathan Strong
    Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel may be running for the Republican nomination for one of his state’s U.S. Senate seats, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he puts his conservative principles ahead of his allegiance to party. McDaniel’s proudest moment back home came when he tried to override a veto from Republican governor Haley Barbour — one of the GOP establishment’s eminent figures — to rein in the state’s aggressive use of eminent domain for redevelopment purposes. “Private property is one of the cornerstones of our Constitution. And if the government can take it arbitrarily for...