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  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • Suspect accused of burning Mississippi woman charged in Monroe murder

    07/10/2016 5:51:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/10/16 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    MONROE, La. — A man awaiting trial for murder in the burning death of a woman in Mississippi now faces another trial, in the stabbing death of a woman in Louisiana. KNOE-TV reports that Quinton Tellis is charged with the murder of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who had been stabbed more than 30 times.
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Miss. Lawmaker Suggests Woman Buy Daughter's Diabetes Meds After She Writes for Help

    06/30/2016 8:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Julia Jacobo
    A Mississippi state representative suggested that a woman buy her family's diabetes medication after she wrote to him to ask for help with increasing difficulties obtaining Medicaid assistance. Richland resident Nicole Nichols wrote to the Mississippi House of Representatives Monday morning to voice her concern that children with Type 1 diabetes "aren't getting the necessary diabetes supplies and meds they need to stay healthy." "We have recently begun having a lot of problems with Medicaid/CHIPS coverage of the essential diabetes supplies needed, not only to keep our kids healthy, but to literally keep them alive," Nichols wrote to Mississippi lawmakers....
  • Mississippi clerks cannot claim religious exception to gay marriage

    06/27/2016 8:53:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Federal officials: GreenTech's missed targets damaged company's credibility (McAuliffee boondoggle)

    06/02/2016 5:37:32 AM PDT · by randita · 7 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/1/16 | Jeff Sturgeon
    Federal officials: GreenTech's missed targets damaged company's credibility By Jeff Sturgeon The Roanoke Times | Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30 pm Terry McAuliffe, then-chairman of GreenTech Automotive,and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour took a spin inGreenTech’s new electric car in July 2012 at the company’s plant in Horn Lake, Miss. ROANOKE — Tens of thousands of electric cars were to be rolling off assembly lines by now at a Mississippi factory funded by millions of dollars in foreign money. But last year, GreenTech Automotive, the company Terry McAuliffe co-founded and described as “part of a rebirth for American manufacturing,”...
  • Mississippi governor: 'Secular' world angry over LGBT law

    05/31/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 4:56 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the “secular, progressive world” vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. […] Two legal challenges seek to block the religious-objections measure, House Bill 1523, from becoming law July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union filed one of the lawsuits May 9 on behalf of a gay couple from Meridian. …
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • Mississippi superintendent backtracks on transgender policy

    05/19/2016 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jeff Amy
    Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.... State Superintendent Carey Wright made the announcement, ... saying the department would "follow the lead of state leadership" and take no action until the state Board of Education discusses the situation. Mississippi education officials had said they would follow the guidance by federal authorities calling for transgender students to be treated consistently with their gender identity. They cited a need for a "safe and caring school environment." The...
  • Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Its Schools

    05/17/2016 9:17:37 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/17/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    federal court has ordered a town in Mississippi to desegregate its high schools and middle schools, ending a five-decade-long legal battle over integrating black and white students. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ordered the Cleveland School District to consolidate the schools after rejecting two alternatives proposed by the school district, saying they were unconstitutional.
  • Mississippi Governor Signs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    05/12/2016 6:39:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Mississippi is the latest state to revoke taxpayer funds from the planned Parenthood abortion business since it was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood is losing money left and right as states, outraged by its trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts, move to defund the abortion giant. Mississippi legislators sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would prohibit tax dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions. Late Tuesday, Governor Bryan signed the measure into law. Modeled after Texas legislation, the bill was introduced after pro-life legislators witnessed the shocking revelations in...
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • The 'Never Trump' Movement Admits Its Job Just Got A Lot Harder

    05/03/2016 6:23:16 PM PDT · by Milhous · 33 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 3, 2016, 7:57 PM EDT | Lauren Fox
    Advocates working to stop Donald Trump admitted Tuesday that Trump's victory in Indiana makes it harder for them to take him down now. Yet, they vowed to keep fighting. In a statement to reporters Tuesday, Never Trump PAC's senior adviser Rory Cooper said "obviously Trump's victory in Indiana makes the road ahead more challenging." "We will continue to seek opportunities to oppose his nomination and draw a clear line between him and the values of the conservative cause," Cooper said in the statement. "If nominated, he will lose in historic fashion, threatens down ballot campaigns and likely usher in a...
  • Man Gets City’s Attention by Throwing ‘Birthday Party’ for Massive Pothole

    04/28/2016 1:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Oklahoma drivers know a thing or two about potholes, but one Mississippi man got so fed up with the nuisance that he decided to get the city’s attention in a unique way. “After 14 calls to 311, I thought it was time to do something different,” said Eddie Prosser. Prosser says a huge pothole in the middle of his residential street has been a nightmare for drivers. Prosser told WJTV that the pothole appeared about 16 months ago, which caused two smaller potholes to form about a year ago. When his calls for help went unanswered, Prosser decided to throw...
  • SF could ban business with firms in states hostile to LGBT rights

    04/26/2016 7:07:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2016 | Emily Green
    San Francisco would have to stop entering into contracts with companies based in states that bar civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. The proposed ordinance, by Supervisor Scott Wiener, is another effort to increase pressure on North Carolina and Mississippi to rescind recently enacted laws to limit transgender rights.
  • Religious leaders object to religious objections law [MS]

    04/25/2016 8:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 7:26 PM EDT
    Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles. More than 30 ministers from around the state and nation published an open letter Monday saying the so-called “religious freedom” law goes against Christian teachings to love and respect all people. The group joins major businesses, human rights groups and legal experts in opposing the incoming law, which they say discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. […] Pastor Bruce Case of Madison, Mississippi, was among those who signed the letter opposing the law. He said the law creates a...
  • North Carolina and Mississippi See Tourist Backlash After L.G.B.T. Laws

    04/24/2016 1:39:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 115 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | Shivani Vora
    The reaction has been swift. The singer Bryan Adams canceled his concert in Mississippi in protest against what he called an “anti-L.G.B.T.” law, and the actress Sharon Stone decided not to film a movie there. In North Carolina, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco have canceled shows in response to a law regulating transgender bathroom access. While the celebrity response is drawing considerable attention, the travel industry in each state is more concerned about lower-profile visitors: the everyday tourists who have already begun canceling trips or planning vacations elsewhere. Both states have been hit by hotel cancellations...
  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    04/22/2016 11:32:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood is losing money left and right as states, outraged by its trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts, move to defund the abortion giant. This week, Mississippi legislators sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would prohibit tax dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions, according to the Associated Press. Mississippi Senate Bill 2238 passed the state House on Saturday, and the state Senate gave it the final OK on Wednesday, the report states. Gov. Bryant is expected to sign it. Modeled after Texas legislation, the bill was introduced after pro-life legislators witnessed the...
  • Obama: Mississippi and North Carolina anti-LGBT laws 'should be overturned'

    04/22/2016 11:13:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 22, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Mississippi and North Carolina ought to rethink their laws affecting the rights of its LGBT citizens, President Barack Obama said Friday, while inviting all Britons to visit the states nonetheless. Before ending a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama fielded a question about the United Kingdom issuing travel advice to its citizens on Friday about the new laws in Mississippi and North Carolina that affect the rights of British LGBT travelers. Attempting to assuage concerns and not offend the citizens of those states, Obama told the British people that they should come visit North Carolina and Mississippi,...
  • UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

    04/20/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:38 PM EDT
    The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. […] The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect LGBT travelers and directs those seeking more detail to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. The advisory adds that attitudes toward LGBT people differ widely across the United States. …
  • Mississippi Governor Signs Law Allowing Constitutional Carry in Church

    04/15/2016 6:13:11 PM PDT · by writer33 · 5 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    There is no shortage of conservative legislation being signed in Mississippi. Last week, Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill protecting religious individuals from being forced to violate their conscience. This week, the Mississippi governor signed a law reaffirming the 2nd Amendment by permitting church members to carry firearms in church. The Church Protection Act, Politico reports, allows trained members of a church congregation to carry weapons into their house of worship for protection. It does not require those individuals to hold a permit to carry holstered weapons.
  • Mississippi Becomes 10th “Constitutional” Carry State; Governor Bryant Signs HB 786

    04/15/2016 3:25:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mississippi became the 9th state to restore permitless carry today, the 15th of April, 2016.  It seems poetic that Governor Bryant chose to sign HB 786 into law a few days before most citizens were required to file their federal taxes. The easing of one burden helps reduce the pain of another, in this case.  HB 786 is titled the “Church Protection Act”, which is a correct description.  The bill provides that churches can create volunteer church security that will have the same protections that private security guards now have in Mississippi.  The program will require training and the...
  • Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

    04/15/2016 11:52:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/16
    JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings. It also allows people to carry holstered weapons without a permit. Republican state Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton says the law gives small congregations an option to defend themselves against attack. He proposed the bill as a response to the slayings last year of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Mississippi...
  • Sharon Stone Cancels Mississippi Movie Shoot Over Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

    04/13/2016 8:19:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    Towleroad ^ | 4/13/16
    Sharon Stone has cancelled filming of an upcoming project in Mississippi as a result of the state’s newly passed anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom on steroids’ bill, HB 1523. The film’s producers informed Mississippi Film Studios president Rick Moore that the law was a deal-breaker for Stone. The unnamed film project reportedly tackles the consequences of cyberbullying. James Cromwell is slated to direct. “Unfortunately, Sharon Stone feels strongly that shooting in Mississippi is not an option while the law exists,” Moore said. “The other producers have chosen to regroup and find another location.” Moore said he has heard of projects on the...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Navy ceremony moved over Mississippi anti-gay law objection

    04/12/2016 10:08:42 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/12/16
    PORTLAND - The city of Pascagoula in Mississippi has a world-famous shipyard, building vessels for the U.S. military and private companies alike. When the ships are launched, dignitaries of all kinds normally flock for the commissioning ceremonies, but the state's harsh new anti-gay laws may change that.
  • New Anti-Gay Law Proves Mississippi Don’t Know How to Read (the Bible) [BARF ALERT]

    04/11/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/11/16 | Kurt Eichenwald
    From wailing that forbidding discrimination impedes their religious freedom to declaring the Bible their official state book, Christian politicians and their supporters—many of whom seem to know more about the Kardashians than their faith—have recently been engaged in some of the most embarrassing and anti-Christian behavior in years.The latest politicians to join the rogues’ parade of Bible-thumpers who know nothing about what the Bible actually says are from Mississippi. The hypocrites of the Hospitality State—joining their like-minded brethren from North Carolina—just passed a law allowing businesses and even some health care providers to refuse services to gay couples on the...
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    04/11/2016 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies
    ....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..
  • Kasich Criticizes Religious Liberty Laws: "Chill Out, Get Over It"

    04/11/2016 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said religious liberty laws that allow refusal of services based on sexual orientation like the ones vetoed in Georgia and passed in North Carolina and Mississippi are unnecessary.
  • Stop The Steal

    04/10/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    As we previously reported Ted Cruz is trying to steal the election using delegates to over ride the will of the people. This is something he claimed he wouldn’t do and something the majority of people disagree with. The majority wants the party to unite behind Trump even if he doesn’t reach 1,237 delegates. The majority does not want Cruz and his establishment allies subverting the will of the people by way of delegates. The Colorado GOP tweeted this after the big steal. They have since deleted it and now claim they were hacked. It should be noted however that...
  • MS: Permitless or “Constitutional” Carry goes to Governor Bryant

    04/09/2016 5:08:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 786 is now headed to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.  The bill passed the House on a final concurrence vote of 85 to 35.  The Governor has five days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law.  From state.ms.us: Once a bill passes both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature it is sent to the governor for signature or veto. The governor has five days to either approve a bill by signing it into law, or to return it to the House of Representatives or the Senate with objections. If the governor does not take either action, the...
  • CBS Applauds Businesses Trying to Intimidate Mississippi Over Religious Freedom Law

    04/08/2016 2:36:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/7/16 | Kyle Drennan
    After the network spent days attacking both North Carolina and Mississippi for passing religious freedom laws it labeled “discriminatory,” on Thursday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King touted “a major corporate backlash” against Mississippi as “executives from GE, Pepsi, Levi Strauss, and other companies sent a letter yesterday to the Governor Phil Bryant condemning the new law...” In the report that followed, correspondent Mark Strassman promoted one small business owner blasting the measure: “In Jackson, Mississippi, Mitchell Moore owns Campbell's bakery. This Republican says the state's religious freedom law is bad for business.” Moore worried: “...we now have a target...
  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    04/06/2016 6:51:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Mississippi state legislature has given final approval to a bill to ban dismemberment abortions tearing babies limb from limb. Today the House concurred with the Senate version on a vote of 85-32. House Bill 519 is authored by Rep. Sam Mims, R-McComb and now heads to pro-life Governor Phil Bryant to become law. Mississippi Right to Life President Barbara Whitehead commended the legislature for passing this legislation to protect unborn children in comments to LifeNews.com “Dismemberment abortion is unimaginably cruel and has no place in Mississippi. The Mississippi Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act will end such dangerous...
  • NY gov bans state-funded travel to Mississippi

    04/05/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Latest on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill law that allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs (all times local): New York's governor has banned nonessential state-funded travel to Mississippi after that state's governor signed a law allowing religious groups and some businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday, the same day Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the measure, which supporters say will protect those who have religious objections to same-sex marriage. . . . Last week Cuomo,...
  • Mississippi governor signs law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples

    04/05/2016 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jenny Jarvie
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial bill into law on Tuesday that could allow businesses and government workers to deny services to lesbian and gay couples. Bryant said in a statement that he was signing HB 1523 “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions.”
  • Thousands of MS SNAP recipients no longer qualify under new gov't requirements

    04/04/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    NewsChannel10 ^ | April 3, 2016 | Shderia Thompson
    MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Thousands of Mississippians receiving food stamp benefits no longer qualify for them under new government requirements. The new policy requires that single people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are able to work put in at least 20 or more hours on the job, volunteer, or enroll in a job-training program. While many folks admit they are not happy about this change, Food banks are bracing for the large number of low income families in need. "I thought it was rude and mean," said Mary Riley Walker. "You say if we...
  • In Surprise Move, State's Abortion Clinic Added to Bill Restricting Planned Parenthood Funding

    04/02/2016 1:35:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    jacksonfreepress.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Arielle Dreher
    JACKSON — In a surprise move Tuesday, the Mississippi House targeted Medicaid funding for the state’s only abortion clinic in addition to the state’s sole Planned Parenthood clinic. The bill would prohibit the Mississippi Division of Medicaid from paying any entity that performs non-therapeutic abortions even for non-abortion services. The original Senate Bill 2238 was drafted with language that would prohibit the state’s only Planned Parenthood clinic, which does not offer abortions, from receiving Medicaid reimbursements for “family planning services.” Rep. Joey Hood, R-Ackerman, authored an amendment that struck all of the Senate bill’s language and replaced it with language...
  • Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

    03/31/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    AP.org ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 | JEFF AMY
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, in a preliminary injunction issued Thursday, ruled for the couples who had sued, saying the ban is unconstitutional after recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage and benefits for gay couples. He ordered John Davis, executive director of the Department of Human Services to stop enforcing it.
  • 20-year-old American pleads guilty to joining ISIS

    03/29/2016 7:27:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/30/2016 | Ben Ariel
    In latest case of radicalization, 20-year-old Mississippi woman pleads guilty to conspiracy charges after attempting to join ISIS. A 20-year-old Mississippi woman accused of attempting to leave the United States and join the Islamic State (ISIS) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with her arrest, WTVA-TV reported on Tuesday. Jaelyn Young, of Vicksburg, entered a guilty plea during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. She was accused of attempting to board a flight at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in August with Muhammed Dakhlalla and fly to Turkey with the intent to cross into Syria and...
  • MS State Rep to Constituent Opposed to Tax Cuts: Move back to Illinois

    03/21/2016 6:45:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 3-21-2016 | Fuzzy Slippers
    It seems that everyday residents of red states aren’t the only ones fed up with people moving to our states from their failed progressive fantasylands and bringing those failed policies with them.One Mississippi State Representative echoed the sentiments of many of us; while I live in Florida, not Mississippi, Florida is being inundated with blue staters fleeing the results of their policies . . . only to try to force them on us.The Clarion-Ledger reports: When Becky Guidry of Gulfport emailed freshman Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, expressing her concerns about the tax breaks being considered by the Legislature, she was...
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Tax Records Show George Soros Funded the Ferguson Riots With 33 Million

    03/14/2016 10:15:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    DailyHeadlines.net ^ | Steven H Ahle
    During the Ferguson riots, Soros hired buses to take activists from his various organizations into Ferguson to try to keep and expand the ongoing riots. Soros funded groups making the trip include but not limited to Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in Chicago; from the Drug Policy Alliance, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA from New York; from Sojourners, the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington; and networks from the Gamaliel Foundation.
  • The Dam Bursts for Rubio

    03/09/2016 1:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432553/dam-bursts-rubio
    It’s not that last night’s contests in Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississsippi doomed Marco Rubio’s campaign; it’s that the four bad performances atop Rubio’s previous disappointments — New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and just about everywhere else not called Minnesota and Puerto Rico – have now created what feels like an insurmountable perception of defeat. Three Rubio-friendly conservative writers — Jen Rubin of the Washington Post, Dan McLaughlin of Red State, and Guy Benson of Townhall.com — contend it’s time for Rubio to quit the race and endorse Ted Cruz. Jen and Dan urge Rubio to strike the deal now...
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must “get over” hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    In last June’s Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • Key Presidential Primaries Results by State [March 8, 2016 MI; HI; ID; MS]

    03/09/2016 7:47:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | March 8, 2016 | Politico
    Detailed Results...
  • Live poll results

    03/08/2016 8:39:43 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | NYT
    Trump wins Mississippi and Michigan. Cruz winning Idaho.
  • Donald Trump Full Press Conference After Winning MI and MS Primaries (VIDEO)

    03/08/2016 8:39:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Mar 8, 2016
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference in Jupiter, FL at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter. The event took place right after Mr. Trump was declared the winner of the Republican Primaries in Michigan and Mississippi.