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Mississippi Business Journal
CARTER: Add Cochran, Wicker to list of breakers of promises to veterans
If you think America should stand up for its veterans, please take a moment to read this email blast below.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Bobby Harrison: Childers' success partly depends on home region
Travis Childers will be dependent on his neighbors in Northeast Mississippi to have any chance of accomplishing what would be the nation's biggest upset of the November general elections.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Griffin announces candidacy for county commissioner in District 7
Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commission position on the Rutherford County Commission.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
LEO "CHIPPER" McDERMOTT: Kudos to Cochran
Iagree with John Harral that the Coast would not exist today without the efforts of the Big Three following Hurricane Katrina, and that Sen. Cochran was the greatest of them all.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Nunnelee is lone Miss. incumbent without primary
Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4. Longtime Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford is challenged in the Republican primary by two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville and Thomas Carey of Hernando.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Mississippi Business Journal
Cochran, Wicker join GOP vote to kill far-reaching veterans' benefits bill
Mississippi's Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker joined Senate Republican in derailing a bill that would have expended $21 billion to enhance health care, education and job benefits for veterans.
Childers running for Senate
Travis Childers of Booneville, the former 1st District U.S. representative, announced Friday he is running for the Senate seat held since 1978 by Republican Thad Cochran.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Washington Post
Priscilla Presley heads to the Hill
Presley meets with Senator Roger Wicker on Capitol Hill. Hey isn't that It was a busy day on the Hill in terms of star-gazing.
Around South Mississippi
U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker on Wednesday said they are optimistic $10.9 million in disaster aid awarded to Mississippi will help the state's commercial oyster and blue crab industries recover from setbacks caused by flooding in 2011.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Rockefeller, Thune, Pryor, Wicker Letter on STELA
Today, Commerce Committee Chairman John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV and Ranking Member John Thune, and Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee Chairman and Ranking Member Roger Wicker sent the following letter seeking input on the scope and impact of the STELA reauthorization from a diverse array of stakeholders, including satellite TV, ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Mississippi politicians question Hagel's proposal; Mississippi military takes wait-and-see approach
The reaction of Mississippians to Defense Secretary's Chuck Hagel's preview of the president's fiscal-year 2015 defense budget plan has been pretty uniform.
Sen. John Thune's Bill: No Taxes on Olympic Winnings
Republican Sen. John Thune has offered a measure that would protect Olympians from being taxed on their medals and awards as they make their way home from Sochi, Russia.
Treaty Cheating: The New START Precedent
Whether President Obama can be trusted to compel Iranian compliance with the naive nuclear deal struck in November is a recurring question.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Flood insurance fight intensifies
Efforts in the House to delay increases in federal flood insurance premiums face determined opposition from watchdog groups that say taxpayers shouldn't have to subsidize coverage for homeowners who build or buy in high-risk areas.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Senate Slams Obama on Putin Nukes
Before a confirmation hearing for a top Pentagon official, two GOP senators are pressing the Obama administration for answers about Russia's violations of an arms control treaty.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Farm bill wins vote of state delegation
Mississippi's congressional delegation -- one Democrat and five Republicans -- all voted for passage of the new Farm Bill, a huge piece of legislation ensuring program direction and the federal government's policy role with virtually every crop, plus federal nutrition assistance, where most of the money will be spent.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Coats loses communications director
Tara DiJulio, communications director for Coats since he rejoined the Senate in 2011, recently announced she has accepted the dual positions of communications director for the House Foreign Relations Committee and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the committee.
Sen. Roger Wicker says GOP colleague John Cornyn of Texas will win his primary
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn 's bid for re-election got a boost this week from a GOP colleague and one of the top newspapers in his state.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Our Opinion: Benefits restoration was right by veterans
Military retirees everywhere can thank Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker for their work and votes leading restoration of a retirement benefit level in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that otherwise would have reduced a cost-of-living adjustment for the retirement pay of members of the armed services.
Mississippi Senate race attracting big money
Sen. Thad Cochran raised $500,000 for his re-election over the last month during a statewide tour that included stops in Jackson, Oxford and Gulfport, his campaign said.