Thursday Dec 5
CLEC Association Taps Ex-Congressman as CEO
COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry, today announced that former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering has been named as its CEO, effective January 2, 2014.
Thursday Dec 5
Mississippi Business Journal
Pickering named CEO at COMPTEL
JACKSON, Mississippi - Capitol Resources LLC announces former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering moves in-house to manage Capitol Resources' client COMPTEL "We are excited about Chip moving in-house to lead the team at COMPTEL as CEO," commented Capitol Resources managing partner Clare Hester.
Bill Allain beat big names, bigger lies in Mississippi politics
Former Gov. Bill Allain was a fiery competitor in the public arena, and his campaigns for attorney general and governor include some of the biggest names -- and possibly the biggest lie -- in Mississippi political history.
Casualties From Dem's Nuclear Filibuster Fallout Will Depend On Future Wind Direction
Harry Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats exercised a very dangerous risk when they detonated the nuclear option to kill time-honored filibuster rights afforded to protect minority representation from total dominant-party rule.
The Mississippi Press
Senate Democrats do away with filibuster, a move they once scoffed
Longstanding U.S. Senate rules were changed by the Democratic majority, on a straight party line vote.
National Review Online
Jonathan H. Adler: The Road to Nuclear Winter
Despite the fact that Estrada was a widely respected appellate lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk with a compelling personal story who enjoyed bipartisan support, a majority of Senate Democrats would not allow an up-or-down vote on his confirmation.