Wednesday Jul 9
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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Wednesday Jul 9
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
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)
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
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.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
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.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
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.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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.
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.