8 hrs ago
Family Research Council
Guilty As (Sur)charged...
Today, the Government Accountability Office , a nonpartisan government agency, released a report confirming what FRC's said repeatedly about ObamaCare: It subsidizes abortion. The exchange plans lack transparency, do not comply with the law on the abortion surcharge, and fund elective abortion with taxpayer funds.
9 hrs ago
Overnight Healthcare: Activists sharpen abortion attacks after O-Care report
Anti-abortion rights groups are deploying new attacks on some of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats, after a watchdog report that more than 1,000 ObamaCare plans have covered abortions. Senate Democrats in states like Louisiana, Arkansas and North Carolina will face a double-challenge over abortion and ObamaCare on the campaign trail after the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that healthcare plans in dozens of states have not followed federal rules that separate abortion charges from other health payments.
19 hrs ago
Mississippi Business Journal
Cochran, Wicker petition for more time to mull EPA regulations
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have endorsed an effort to give the public and stakeholders more time to comment on carbon emissions regulations being promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Gingrich, DeLay and Republicans of '94 to Reunite on Capitol Hill
Gingrich is part of a Wednesday panel looking back on 1994's "Contract With America." Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay had a rocky relationship when they served together in House GOP leadership nearly two decades ago.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Mississippi Press
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee looks more than capable of continuing his service
One bright spot during the visitation and funeral of Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jack Cristil was the opportunity to see and talk with my old college classmate and friend, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo. Nunnelee, the Republican former state legislator who is seeking his third term in Congress, has traveled a hard road since our last visit back in March, when my wife and I met Alan and his wife, Torie, for a hamburger after work on a Friday night.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Childers talks health care, minimum wage
If he unseats Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate, Travis Childers said he would focus on three objectives: Expanding health care, raising the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Childers, a Democrat, said those are the key tenets of his platform that set him apart from the Republican incumbent.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
GOP Targets Reid in Senate Campaigns
There are 36 U.S. Senate seats up for election in November but Republicans are focused on just one man - who isn't even on the ballot - to toss from his Capitol Hill perch: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, The Washington Times reports. In races around the country, Reid is "the boogeyman" for the fall campaign and his name is conspicuously peppered into every debate, according to the Times.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
HOH: Lobbyists, Lawmakers Aim to Crush Crippling Disease
Anti-Duchenne muscular dystrophy crusader Joel Wood can't force all of Congress to come around to his way of thinking regarding the need for more funding and research to wipe the life-threatening illness off the face of the planet. But he can keep chipping away at the problem - as he has for the past 14 years - one spectacular gathering at a time.
Juan Williams: Johnson ready for clash over powers
The big news of the moment is President Obama's decision, revealed Saturday, to delay executive action on immigration reform until after November's midterm elections. But, make no mistake, such action is coming sooner or later.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Wicker: Foreign policy crises require U.S. leadership
Faced with two separate international crises, America's foreign policy is "in a shambles," U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Friday. Defeating - not just containing - Islamic State militants who have taken over major portions of Iraq is essential, Wicker told the Tupelo Kiwanis Club, and standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionism will put the NATO alliance to the test.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Our Opinion: Unfulfilled promises on national service
AmeriCorps, the nationwide voluntary service program, turns 20 this month, and it has benefited many communities and given 900,000 Americans a chance to help other people.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Alabama I-22 interchange delayed by issues
Completion of the largest and most expensive construction project in the I-22 corridor from Memphis to Birmingham has been delayed for a year because of design issues with bridges over I-65 in Birmingham, Alabama Department of Transportation employees confirmed this week.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
How Putin's Media Czar May Have Funded Brad Pitt's New Movie
Their lavish Hollywood lifestyle, which has provided an entrA© into the movie business and has brought them into the orbit of the Industry's biggest A-list stars, has some wondering where the family's money came from.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Bill Cassidy packing in the campaign dough with curious PACS
Because The Hayride political blog that tilts slightly to the right of Attila the Hun appears to be fixated on Edwin Edwards and those who contribute to his congressional campaign, we thought it only fair to offer the identities of a few contributors to the U.S. senatorial campaign of Congressman Bill Cassidy, the man Edwards is trying to succeed.