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US: Mississippi (News/Activism)

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  • Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base

    12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST · by mac_truck · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec 5 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found. On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, AJC.com previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland. A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that...
  • Supreme Court deal unanimous welcome blow to administrative (trunc)

    12/02/2018 8:47:10 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/2/18 | George Will
    Uncertain of rules on NR, but had to post this
  • Sen. Jeff Flake's Nauseating Obstructionism Over Protect Mueller Bill

    11/29/2018 5:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI) won her runoff election last night over Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi, so Republicans have a solid 53-47 majority. No longer will we have to deal with the Murkowski-Collins question when it come sot tight votes of judicial and Supreme Court nominations. We can run the table on paper, but we have a Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) problem. Yeah, Mr. Flake, the perpetual pain in the rear end of the Senate GOP, isn’t budging from his position of blocking Trump’s judicial nominees until a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the...
  • {MSM loses its mind}Racism has triumphed once again in Mississippi

    11/28/2018 8:20:23 PM PST · by Cronos · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Ross Barkan
    Cindy Hyde-Smith won because shes run-of-the-mill: a white person ignorant of the blood in the soil and for most voters, thats forgivable The past is never dead, William Faulkner, the great American novelist, once wrote. Its not even past. Faulkners home state of Mississippi, more than a half-century after his death, proved his point again on Tuesday night. Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Republican senator, prevailed in a heated runoff over his African-American opponent, Democrat Mike Espy . Hyde-Smith cements the Republicans 53-47 hold on the Senate, an important bulwark for conservatives against what was otherwise a blue wave. Hyde-Smith won...
  • History Made: Mississippi Just Elected Its First Female Senator,

    11/28/2018 6:07:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Let's revisit this post from election week, in which I highlighted a number of notable Republican victors in the media's much-discussed "year of the woman." Since that piece went live, a number of the tentative outcomes have changed: Young Kim narrowly lost in California, Martha McSally narrowly lost in Arizona (though could end up in the Senate anyway), and despite winning comfortably, Cathy McMorris Rodgers stepped aside from leadership, with Liz Cheney taking her place as the top-ranking Republican woman in the House. A number of female incumbents from competitive districts also lost by a hair, such Mimi Walters and...
  • Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith overcomes public hanging comments to win runoff

    11/28/2018 11:20:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/28/2018 | Rob Tornoe
    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won her closely-watched runoff election Tuesday night in Mississippi, becoming the first woman elected to represent the state in the upper house of Congress. Despite having made a series of controversial statements, Hyde-Smith successfully fended off a serious challenge from Democrat Mike Espy in a deep-red state President Trump won by 18 points. The victory by Hyde-Smith also means there will be 24 women in the Senate next year, setting a new record. Twenty-three women now serve in the Senate. Hyde-Smith, a cattle farmer, had served as the state's senator for seven months after...
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessels return to Americas rivers The nations last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of Americas Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queens return to her home port. A remarkable piece of the nations maritime history is reborn, said Leah...
  • 'Morning Joe' Professor Explains Away Hyde-Smith Win: Voters Don't Know 'Their Interests'

    11/28/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After all the MSM hype about the Mississippi Senate run-off, liberals are faced with the troublesome task this morning of explaining away Cindy Hyde-Smith's comfortable victory. [snip] Glaude described Hyde-Smith as "the last breath of the inheritors of the plantation class." He then condescendingly accused poor Mississippians of being too benighted to realize what was good for them: "Given the demographics of the state, if poor people, poor people in Mississippi, acted in their interests, they are the majority. They are the majority . . . If poor people are acting in their interest, then they can change."Get the rest...
  • Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoff

    11/28/2018 7:39:12 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2018 | unknown
    Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippis Senate runoff, defeating Democrat Mike Espy despite controversy over recent comments. Hyde-Smith had 56 percent of the vote to Espys 44 percent when the Associated Press called the race with more than three-quarters of all precincts reporting. The result means Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate next year. The runoff for the remainder of Thad Cochrans term was held because neither candidate got a majority of the vote in a crowded race Nov. 6.
  • Republican Hyde-Smith beats Democrat Espy in Mississippi Senate race, NBC projects

    11/27/2018 7:32:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 27, 2018
    Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday night's special Senate election in Mississippi, a contest tainted by race-related controversies, NBC News projects.
  • MISSISSIPPI ELECTION NOV 27 LIVE THREAD

    11/27/2018 3:53:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 611 replies
    Final election tonight in Mississippi for the US Senate and a few House races.
  • Mike Espy Is Just Another DC Liberal Democrat

    11/27/2018 11:44:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | John Parker
    Don't be fooled, Mississippi. Democrat Mike Espy is no southern Democrat — he’s a radical liberal with a track record of supporting tax hikes and stifling economic growth with job-killing policies.Espy, who is running in the runoff election for the U.S. Senate against Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, has been able to keep a low profile during the chaos of the 2018 midterms, and now has an outside chance of becoming the next senator from Mississippi. That would be a disaster for the entire country, just as it was the last time we sent him to Congress.Espy was a registered lobbyist for...
  • Race, Trump factors in final U.S. Senate race of 2018, in Mississippi

    11/27/2018 11:41:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 27, 2018 | by John Whitesides (D-Reuters)
    Voters in Mississippi on Tuesday will decide a U.S. Senate special election runoff marked by racial controversy and capped by a last-minute visit by President Donald Trump to shore up the beleaguered Republican incumbent. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a white former state lawmaker who was appointed to the seat in April, is still favored over black Democrat Mike Espy in the reliably Republican state, which has not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982. But she has been engulfed in a political storm since a video surfaced showing her praising a supporter at a Nov. 2 public event by...
  • CNN Says Espy Backers Hope to Turn Anger Over Nooses 'Into Turnout'

    11/27/2018 5:40:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's "cui bono?" in Latin. Francophones ask, " qui profite le crime?" Whatever your linguistic leanings, the point is the same. If you're trying to figure out who committed a crime, figure out who benefits from it. Let's apply the principle to the racially-charged Senate run-off race in Mississippi, in which the African-American Dem, Mike Espy, faces Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. One day before today's election, two nooses are found at the state capitol. So . . . who benefits? CNN's Joe Johns supplied the answer on this morning's New Day: "The President defending Hyde-Smith, and directly attacking her challenger, the...
  • Police investigating nooses hung at Mississippi Capitol to protest state's racial history

    11/26/2018 5:54:06 PM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    Nooses were found hanging outside the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday, along with signs that referenced the racially charged Senate runoff race on Tuesday. "On Tuesday Nov. 27, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator. We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims," one sign said, according to a Capitol Police spokesman who read it to NBC News.
  • Democrat Mississippi Senate hopeful misled about $750G lobbying contract with African despot

    11/26/2018 6:02:51 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Mike Espy who is seeking to unseat appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons ... A Democratic Senate hopeful in Mississippi cashed in $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot currently on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Mike Espy, a former lobbyist and U.S. agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton, is running against Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed as a temporary successor to longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran after his retirement in April....
  • Trump boosts Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi: 'Don't empower the radical Democrats'

    11/26/2018 4:50:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | James Varney
    Looking to bolster its Senate majority, the GOP wheeled out its biggest gun Monday in Mississippi as President Trump rallied to bolster Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesdays run-off election. In Tupelo, Mr. Trump said he needs Ms. Hyde-Smith in Washington and urged voters to keep her there. Im here to ask the people of Mississippi to send Cindy Hyde-Smith back so we can make America great again, Mr. Trump said, after some praise for Tupelos most famous son, Elvis Presley. Dont empower the radical Democrats to return us to the failure of the past. As expected, Mr. Trump basked...
  • Nooses found hanging at Mississippi Capitol

    11/26/2018 10:25:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 26, 2018 | By Jane C. Timm
    Two nooses were found hanging at the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday morning around 7:15, according to NBC affiliate WLBT. Hate signs also were found, although it unclear what they said or if the signs referenced the racially charged runoff Senate election taking place Tuesday between Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, and Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. State Capitol police did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment. Hyde-Smith has come under fire for her comment about attending a "public hanging" and voter suppression, which her campaign later said was a joke.
  • Trump MAGA Rallies (Tupelo MS 5:00 PM and Biloxi MS 7:00 PM)

    11/26/2018 6:22:20 AM PST · by goldstategop · 54 replies
    Not one but TWO MAGA rallies in Mississippi today in Tupelo and Biloxi for the GOP Senate candidate.
  • MLB seeks return of donation to GOP candidate (Hyde-Smith)

    11/25/2018 1:20:34 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 25, 2018 | ESPN
    Major League Baseball is requesting a return of a $5,000 donation to a Mississippi Republican candidate for U.S. Senate following her controversial comments and actions ahead of Tuesday's runoff election. Cindy Hyde-Smith has drawn scrutiny for saying at a Nov. 2 campaign event that she would attend a public hanging if invited. Further digging into Hyde-Smith's past has revealed a photo of her wearing a Confederate military-style hat in 2014 along with questions about the white private school she attended in the 1970s.