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  • Rothman: MSNBC’s Most Embarrassing Mockery of Romney’s Russia Warnings

    07/16/2018 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    MediaIte ^ | March 3rd, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    There were few who defended Romney’s comments. Even snake-bit Republicans, chastened by the swift backlash in the media, hedged when asked to back up Romney’s assessment of the challenges posed by Moscow. But MSNBC’s wagons circled particularly quickly in defense of the president. Volley after volley of snark was lobbed in the GOP nominee’s direction. ... “This is Mitt Romney’s severely conservative problem,” University of Georgia professor Cynthia Tucker opined on-the-air. “It made Romney look dumb. He’s not a dumb man, but he said something that was clearly dumb.” Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein agreed that Romney’s statement was evidence...
  • Emmett Till killing reopened by government over 'new information'

    07/12/2018 5:04:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2018
    The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal 1955 killing in Mississippi shocked the world. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating Till's slaying after receiving what it calls "new information." Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in the town of Money and killed after he wolf-whistled at Carolyn Donham, a shopkeeper. Three days later, his mutilated body was found in the muddy Tallahatchie River, weighted down with a cotton gin fan. His left eye was missing, and his right...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Mississippi: Judges have No Power to Ban Concealed Guns in Courthouse

    06/28/2018 4:31:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In November of 2011, the Mississippi legislature restored the right to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, including courthouses, but not courtrooms while a judicial proceeding was in process, to people with an enhanced concealed carry permit.  Some judges in Mississippi attempted to reverse the modest restoration of the right to bear arms. They banned the carry of concealed firearms within 200 feet of any door to any courtroom. In 2016, Rick Ward, a Second Amendment activist, filed a petition to the Supreme Court, complaining that the judges had overstepped their authority. On June 7, 2018, the Supreme...
  • Dem Nominee Forgets If He’s Running For The House Or Senate

    06/26/2018 3:31:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Randy Wadkins, the Democratic nominee for Mississippi’s first congressional district, is apparently having a hard time remembering exactly what seat he is running for. In a tracking video captured by America Rising PAC, Wadkins tries and fails twice to tell the camera who he is and whether he is running for Senate or the House of Representatives. “Hey, my name is Randy Wadkins, I am the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate,” he begins before realizing he is not actually running for Senate. “Er, sorry let’s back up.”
  • 90 gang members arrested in major South Mississippi crime bust

    06/12/2018 3:39:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.wlox.com/ ^ | 6/12/18 | Joyce Philippe
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A 5-day cooperative operation between various law enforcement divisions led to a massive crime bust in Gulfport. Forty people were arrested as a result of Operation Shark Tank, carried out by the Gulfport Police Narcotics Division, US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, MBN, ATF, HSI and MDOC. The arrests took place between April 16- April 20. Officials say several firearms and narcotics were seized during this operation. Operation Shark Tank is a sub-operation of Operation Triple Beam, a six-week-long violence reduction initiative for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • Will Victims of a Ponzi Scheme Now Pay for a Diversity Scheme?

    06/06/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Pay wall) ^ | 6/5/2018 | James Freeman
    A federal judge in Mississippi uses a fraud case as a vehicle for his social agenda. On Friday in Mississippi, federal District Judge Carlton Reeves surprised government lawyers by ordering that the appointment of a receiver to recover assets for fraud victims should serve as a vehicle to promote diversity in the legal profession. “It is indisputable that systematic oppression lies behind much of the judiciary’s lack of diversity,” wrote the Obama appointee in his order establishing a process to select a receiver to go after the money taken from investors. Judge Reeves added that “when given the opportunity, courts...
  • 2018 Primary Elections, June 5: Battle begins for both MS US Senate seats

    06/05/2018 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    This is an EXCERPT. Mississippi voters – a few of them anyway – will cast their ballots Tuesday, June 5, in the Democratic and Republican 2018 primary elections. The race for Wicker’s Senate seat ... Wicker faces a challenge from Richard Boyanton, a businessman from Diamondhead, Hancock County, on the Gulf Coast. ProPublica says Boyanton has raised $60,000 for his campaign. If Wicker is re-nominated as expected, the November general election will pit him against one of the six Democrats whose names will be on the ballot in this Tuesday’s primary. ... McDaniel dropped his Republican primary challenge to Wicker...
  • University of Memphis to offer free tuition to children, spouses of fallen service members

    05/28/2018 7:26:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The University of Memphis will not longer charge tuition to the children and spouses of fallen service members.The school becomes the first to offer the national Folds of Honor scholarship as a payment-in-full scholarship, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported on Monday, Memorial Day. The university already accepts the scholarship, which provides a $5,000-year-year payment to undergraduate students under the age of 24 who had a parent severely injured or killed while on active duty. Spouses of any age can also receive it if they have not remarried. Etc...
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 96 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...
  • Hobby Lobby lawyer who beat Obamacare wins seat on federal appeals court

    04/24/2018 2:05:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A lawyer who led the fight against Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate, eventually winning the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, won confirmation by the Senate Tuesday to a federal appeals court. Senators voted 50-47 to confirm Stuart Kyle Duncan to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, broke with his party to support Mr. Duncan. Other Democrats voiced opposition to Mr. Duncan as an “unfit ideologue” who fought women’s access to reproductive healthcare. They also said his defense of state laws requiring photo-ID to vote,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING: Mississippi enacts strongest pro-life law in the country

    03/19/2018 6:50:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Mississippi has become the first state in the U.S. to ban abortion at 15 weeks. Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law restricting abortions earlier than any other state in America. Bryant, a Republican, says that HB 1510 will help bring Mississippi closer to his goal of making the state “the safest place in America for an unborn child.” The law, which passed the State House of Representatives 80-31 on February 2 and the State Senate 35-14 on March 6, forbids abortions from being performed beyond fifteen weeks for any reason other than a “medical emergency,” defined as a...
  • A restaurant is charging white customers more to highlight racial wealth inequality

    03/12/2018 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    www.indy100.com ^ | 03-11-2018 | by Greg Evans
    A restaurant in New Orleans is hoping to raise awareness of racial wealth differences in the country by charging white customers more. SAARTJ is a pop-up restaurant in the Louisiana city run by local Nigerian chef Tunde Wey who will be charging white customers $18 (£13) extra for their meal. Much like the cafe in Melbourne, Australia which charged a 'man-tax' due to the gender pay gap, SAARTJ is charging an increase to highlight the racial pay gap in New Orleans. In 2013, a study found that the average household income of an African-American in the city was 54 per...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Senator Thad Cochran to resign April 1

    03/05/2018 2:05:37 PM PST · by Will88 · 27 replies
    Radio News WERC Birmingham | 03/05/2018 | Will88
    Mississippi Senator Cochran to resign April 1.