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Wednesday | National Journal

Chemical Security Bill Passes House; Democrats Eye Changes in Senate

An April 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in Texas destroyed this playground across the street, along with many homes.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat

Wednesday | Final Call

Minority voters flexing muscle after Cochran win?

Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to Black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be forced to learn as this country's voting population slowly changes complexion.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Kos

Fantasy Redistricting: Gran Mississippi

So we had an interesting discussion on the Live Digest about a fantasy scenario in which the part of Louisiana that is east of Baton Rouge and north of Lake Ponchartrain were part of neighboring Mississippi.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gregg Harper, US News, Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Democrat, Gene Taylor, Mississippi

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Final Call

Still here, still struggling, still fighting

After trudging for 50 years along arguably the most dangerous, yet most productive trail of the Civil Rights Movement's long road toward freedom, 1,500 veterans of Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer reunited on the campus of Tougaloo College here in late June, to formally plot the movement's progress and-with 700 delegates to a simultaneous Youth ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Tougaloo College

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Breitbart.com

Obama Official Claimed Border 'Adaquately Staffed' 6 Days Before WH Requested $2 Billion

Six days before President Obama called for more funding to address the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the southern U.S. border, a top Obama administration official said the border patrol was "adequately staffed" and had the "resources available" to deal with the problem.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Jason Chaffetz, US News, Democrat

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Minority voters flexing muscle after Cochran win

In this June 24, 2014 file photo, supporters of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., break into cheer as he is declared the winner in his primary runoff for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate at his victory party at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Mississippi, Jackson, MS

KVII-TV Amarillo

LIVE: Texas Congressmen news conference regarding immigration crisis

Congressman Ruben Hinojosa will be joined by Congressman Filemon Vela , a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Bennie G. Thompson , Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, for a tour of McAllen Border Patrol detention facilities and briefing from Border Patrol agents regarding unaccompanied children at 9 a.m. June ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ruben Hinojosa, Democrat, Representative Filemon Vela, McAllen, TX

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Island Packet

GOP establishment hails Cochran, unusual alliance

McDaniel, meanwhile, complained that a number of Democrats -most of whom are black in Mississippi- apparently cast ballots in the GOP runoff and boosted Cochran's numbers.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Mississippi, Mississippi Government

National Review Online

Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters

Senator Thad Cochran needs to reward the black voters who crossed party lines to support him in his runoff against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by backing some concrete policy initiatives, according the the state's only member of "We have historically-black colleges in our state who do the best job they can trying to educate our citizens," ... (more)

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Washington Examiner

Administration: Bush-era law requires us to slow-walk deportations

There's no doubt the Obama administration is already far, far behind in the job of processing and returning the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who have illegally crossed the border into the United States in recent months.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, George Bush, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond

Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Cochran vs. McDaniel: Five Things to Watch in Mississippi

A young supporter of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran waves American flags during a campaign rally at Mississippi War Memorial Building on June 23, 2014 in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mississippi, Jackson, MS

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Breitbart.com

Cochran Enjoys Long and Profitable Relationship with Trustmark Bank

When a super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran came under scrutiny for receiving what appeared to be an unsecured loan for $250,000, the bank that issued the loan came to Cochran's rescue, publishing a high-profile letter clearing the super PAC, Mississippi Conservatives.

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Related Topix: Banking, Trustmark, Financial Services, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Politics, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Greenville gets $3M for airport work

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says in a news release the funds will be used to acquire aircraft rescue and a fire fighting vehicle, along with rehabilitating a taxiway, and to conduct wildlife hazard assessments.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Fri Jun 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Cochran seeks primary bailout from Mississippi's African-American voters

File this under headlines you never expected to see about Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, at least not until the past few election cycles: Cochran's problem is that he's trailing tea party candidate Chris McDaniel in Tuesday's runoff for the Mississippi GOP's Senate nomination.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, African-American, Liberal Political News

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Cochran seeking union and black support

Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense TEA Party challenge by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Democrat

Fri Jun 13, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

UMMC to name research program for Evers-Williams

Ever-Williams will attend the announcement at 10 a.m. Friday along with Dr. James Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs; Dr. Bettina Beech, UMMC associate vice chancellor for population health; U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.; and others.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

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