15 hrs ago
Nikki Haley's "Good Ol' Boy"
A Democratic memo obtained exclusively by FITS alleges that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has a white supremacist on her 2014 gubernatorial steering committee.
15 hrs ago
McCaul: Benghazi will haunt Clinton
Rep. Michael McCaul , the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, predicted Monday night that the fallout from Benghazi will haunt Hillary Clinton if she runs for president.
Sun May 19, 2013
Mississippi rethinks solitary confinement
PARCHMAN, Miss. - In 1990, when former prison guard Christopher Epps was the deputy superintendent at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in rural Parchman, he oversaw the construction of a maximum security wing to keep troublesome inmates in solitary confinement.
Thu May 16, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Budget writer: Medicaid taking away from education funding
Funding for education is falling short because Medicaid is devouring a larger share of state money than it did a few years ago, a top Mississippi budget writer says in a letter to teachers and school administrators.
Real World Economics: Legalizing immigrants will cost us - but unfairly?
Legalizing the status of several million immigrants now here illegally may well increase annual budget deficits at least somewhat over the next several decades.
Wed May 15, 2013
Shelton's conservatism attacked; candidates gain endorsements
The same day a Republican Tupelo city councilman endorsed Democrat Jason Shelton for mayor, the state GOP chairman accused him of being a "bait and switch conservative." Shelton, a Tupelo native and attorney, has tried to position himself as the fiscal conservative in the mayor's race against City Council President Fred Pitts, a longtime business ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Rep. Mo Brooks vows to oppose any immigration amnesty plan
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, shown here speaking at an event in Huntsville in March, said today at a press conference in Washington that he would oppose any amnesty plan tied to immigration reform.
Analysis: Bryant's Medicaid remarks change tone
Sometimes, someone veers from the script. That seemed to be the case last week when Gov.
Sat May 11, 2013
Mississippi governor's Medicaid remarks change tone
That seemed to be the case last week when Gov. Phil Bryant said he would try to run Medicaid even if the Legislature failed to pass bills reauthorizing or funding the program.
Fri May 10, 2013
The time has come for immigration reform
Comprehensive immigration reform will get 75 votes in the Senate, making it harder for conservatives to kill it in the House.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
New Director Named for FEMA's Louisiana Recovery Office
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson has selected Thomas "Mike" Womack as the new Director for FEMA's Louisiana Recovery Office .
Thu May 09, 2013
Crooks and Liars
Heritage Foundation Promotes Immigration Study Even GOP Hates
On Monday, the Heritage Foundation rolled out their study of immigration reform , at least with regard to the effect that granting a pathway to citizenship might have on the country.
St. Petersburg Times
Column: Feeling the weight of office
Chris Christie underwent lap band surgery over President's Day weekend because the three-day weekend gave him time to recuperate, and because no decision he makes can be free of some connection to the presidency.
Wed May 08, 2013
Mississippi governor says he could run Medicaid program
Gov. Phil Bryant says he thinks he can run Medicaid even if lawmakers don't reauthorize the program or set its budget by the time the state's new fiscal year starts July 1. "As head of the Governor's Division of Medicaid, I will do all I can to continue and to provide Medicaid to the citizens who qualify in the state of Mississippi," Bryant said ... (more)
Heritage Foundation Immigration Study Is Light on Substance, Heavy on Flaws
If you believe that, then you'll believe the results of a new Heritage Foundation study which claims that immigration reform would cost American taxpayers $6.3 trillion.
Sentencing Law and Policy
"The Exchange of Inmate Organs for Liberty: Diminishing the 'Yuck...
The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Jamila Jefferson-Jones now available via SSRN.
Tue May 07, 2013
Zuckerberg Group Launches $1M Pro-Immigration Bill Ad Buy
On Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's political action group, FWD.us, launched a new ad backing the immigration bill pushed by the so-called Senate "Gang of 8." FWD.us is utilizing an offshoot to push the ad - an offshoot disarmingly titled Americans for a Conservative Direction.
Gov. Chris Christie had secret weight loss surgery
Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent gastric band surgery in February to try to lose weight at the urging of his family, spokesman Michael Drewniak told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
NC Republicans to hear from national GOP lineup
The state party says former presidential adviser Karl Rove, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Mississippi Gov.
Mon May 06, 2013
Study on immigration bill's cost sparks fight
A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow conservatives who attacked the study as flawed and political.