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14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Do feds have a problem with a runawaya document classification?

Two House Democrats this week introduced legislation to rein in "runaway over-classification" of official documents and revamp the federal government's security-clearance system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Education

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Statement by Secretary Johnson on the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act

"I am pleased that on Monday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection Act.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Town Talk

Analysis: Political fireworks sparking in Louisiana, Mississippi

The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Louisiana, Thad Cochran

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Advocate

Louisiana Spotlight: Political fireworks in Louisiana, Mississippi

In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Louisiana, Thad Cochran, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Hill

Clyburn open to changing border law

Rep. James Clyburn , the third-ranking House Democrat, on Thursday signaled that he's open to changing a 2008 trafficking law that would make it easier for officials to send back migrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, Henry Cuellar, Michael McCaul, Republican

Vicksburg Post

Airport lands tenant, looks to expand

An aircraft rental service is expected to occupy the largest hangar at Vicksburg Municipal Airport in the coming months, the facility's director said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Vicksburg, MS, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Federal Aviation Administration

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sunherald.com

The Delta gains national recognition

It officially has been federally designated the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, one of fewer than 50 such treasures spread across the United States, from frigid Alaska to sunny Florida.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Delta State University, us Travel, Travel

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Analysis: Neshoba Fair could shape Senate race

One of the state's largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov 4 general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Neshoba County, MS, Prison

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

LaForge hosts summit with Delta mayors

Delta State University President Bill LaForge hosted the first Mayors' Summit at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni House Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Delta State University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marketing, Bolivar County, MS, Cleveland, MS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

News Max

Ruddy: Embrace Obama's Border Security Bill

With an estimated 51,000 undocumented children having entered our border states, and another 40,000 expected by September, congressional Republicans should join with President Obama in embracing a strong border security bill.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Henry Cuellar

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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

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

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