Memphis Commercial Appeal
Poisoned letter suspect tried to evade authorities in Mississippi, documents say
J. Everett Dutschke heads to speak with the media as Federal Authorities search his Tupelo home in connection with the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, Senator Roger Wicker, and Mississippi Judge Sadie Holland.
Friday May 17
Al Franken: Prevent fiscal meltdown
Editor's note: Al Franken, a Democrat, is a U.S. senator from Minnesota. Roger Wicker, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Mississippi.
Thu May 16, 2013
Documents: Ricin letters suspect evaded police
The man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials appears to have attempted to evade law enforcement just days before his arrest, according to FBI documents made public Thursday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Duo of senators plead with SEC to take action on credit raters
A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators urged federal securities regulators to move quickly on fundamental changes to how credit-rating agencies are compensated, a step they said will reduce the type of conflicts that helped fuel the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
IRS Accused of Targeting Conservative Groups
"This is something that should never have happened. They've got to be neutral in their views and they made political decisions." Both Democrat and Republican government officials agree with Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper in the fact that the IRS overstepped its bounds when reviewing non-profit status applications from conservative groups.
Mississippi Business Journal
Legislation aims to preserve Civil War battlefields
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi.
Mon May 13, 2013
SEC should simplify ratings
Since I left the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2007, many important steps have been taken to improve the quality of credit ratings and to increase the accountability, transparency and oversight of rating firms, which play an important role in the financial system.
Sat May 11, 2013
Celebration will mark Natchez Trace's 75th
Mississippi congressional leaders and officials of the National Park Service will help start the 75th anniversary celebration of the Natchez Trace Parkway at 10 a.m. May 18 at the parkway's administrative headquarters near Tupelo.
Fri May 10, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
Big businesses and localities win online sales tax [Examiner, The (Wash., DC)]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) When do 21 Republican senators vote for higher taxes Answer: When the biggest businesses and local politicians hire top K Street lobbyists to push for the tax-hike legislation.
Thu May 09, 2013
Who Wants a Nondeployable Helicopter?
Not the Army, which views its fleet of Lakota choppers as operational only in "permissive" environments such as the United States, according to Lt.
Sen. Boxer's meltdown: Did someone call her ma'am again?
Sen. Barbara Boxer , D-Calif., let loose at Thursday morning's Environmental and Public Works Committee meeting that the eight Republican members boycotted .
The Science Laureate of the United States
Bipartisan agreement is hard to come by in today's political environment. But one thing both parties seem to agree on is the importance of science and math education as a driver of future innovation and economic progress.
Wed May 08, 2013
Tim Carney: Big businesses and localities win online sales tax
When do 21 Republican senators vote for higher taxes? Answer: When the biggest businesses and local politicians hire top K Street lobbyists to push for the tax-hike legislation.
Ricin: Characterization of a Biological Threat
On April 16th, 2013 a suspicious letter mailed to Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, a highly toxic poison derived from the castor bean plant.
Bryant: Let states decide on Net tax
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant supports giving states the authority to force collection of sales taxes on Internet transactions, his spokesman, Mick Bullock, said Tuesday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Honeymoon from Hell: Top 10 Most Obnoxious Anti-Ted Cruz Quotes
Tuesday marks the six month anniversary of Republican Ted Cruz's election to the United States Senate, but rather than the traditional honeymoon, the liberal media have gone on the attack against the Tea Party hero and emerging 2016 presidential candidate and his conservative beliefs.
Mon May 06, 2013
GE Aviation opens composites facility in Mississippi
GE Aviation's new composites plant in Ellisville, Miss., USA, will eventually employ 250 people and produce carbon fiber composite parts for the LEAP jet engine and the Passport jet engine.
Sun May 05, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Police no longer shadowing Wicker due to ricin letter
TUPELO - The security team of Capitol Police assigned U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is no longer keeping tabs on him outside his Tupelo home or when he travels.
Leslie Criss: Goodness of people more prevalent than stupidity
"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." - Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird" "It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean." - Jon J. Muth "As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward.
Sat May 04, 2013
Senator Roger Wicker
Residents of Magnolia Drive will soon see fewer black cars with Washington, D.C., license plates and stoic-faced men in black suits lining the street.