Monday Dec 2
Arraignment set in Miss. ricin letters case
James Everett Dutschke has been jailed since April on charges of sending ricin-tainted letters to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland.
Monday Dec 2
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Children's Hospitals Celebrate Enactment of National Pediatric Research Network Act
Capping a more than six year advocacy effort, President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing the National Institutes of Health to establish the National Pediatric Research Network to strengthen and enhance the nation's commitment to pediatric biomedical research.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
GOP Senator warns: Obama to enhance Russia's capacity to spy on U.S.
In an op-ed published Tuesday at USA Today , Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., warns the Obama administration is considering a proposal that could enhance Russia 's capability to spy on the U.S. using technology installed within the nation's borders.
Employee Rights Act takes shot at unions
The Employee Rights Act would give workers "more of a say on whether to join a labor union while also offering them stronger protections from union tactics regarding dues, votes and forms of intimidation," according to a joint statement from Cochran and Wicker.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Cochran introduces bill to preserve nationa s 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.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Geoff Pender: Cochran analysis? Have fun
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran spoke on the Senate floor a couple of times last week, a sure sign he's not going to run for a seventh term.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
New indictment filed in Miss. ricin case
A Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and other officials has been charged with trying for a second time to frame the man first arrested in the case.
WNYC-AM New York
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker On Senate Filibuster Rules Change
The Senate passed a major change to its filibuster rules Thursday. Now, the minority party can no longer easily block nominees, except for those to the Supreme Court.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Scott County defense plant has weathered 3 decades
Last week Raytheon Co. announced a 150-job expansion at their plant in Forest, Mississippi.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Louisiana lawmakers push for delay in flood insurance premium hikes
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana led a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday in a colloquy on the Senate floor urging colleagues to support legislation to delay increases in federal flood insurance premiums.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Budget committee says it can't fail
Sure, the bicameral panel could throw its hands up at any point before the Dec. 13 deadline to reach agreement on new spending levels for the government and declare itself unable to compromise.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Miss. senators should back disability pact
This year, Americans celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits the discrimination of individuals with disabilities, granting them equal rights.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Pediatric research gets boost from new bills passed this week by U.S. Congress
Congress recently passed legislation that would provide more resources for pediatric research.
The Washington Post
Ex-Rep. Childers (D) considering run for Mississippi Senate seat
Former congressman Travis Childers says he is considering entering the Mississippi Senate race next year - particularly if longtime Sen. Thad Cochran opts not to seek another term.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Senate GOPs attack ObamaCare with constituent stories
Senate Republicans Thursday bashed ObamaCare on the Senate floor, citing constituent stories on how the law has had a negative effect on their home states.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Cochran to announce intentions for 2014 senate run by end of November
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is expected to decide by then end of the month whether he will again run for the Senate.
High-tech Scott Co. defense plant weathers 3 decades
This week Raytheon Co. announced a 150-job expansion at its plant in Forest. Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority played a central role in making that happen, along with city of Forest and Scott County officials and the state's congressional delegation.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Why Aren't There More Black Federal Judges in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?
Why isn't the White House doing more to nominate judges of color to sit in states like Georgia, Alabama and Florida, where minorities are severely underrepresented? The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals building in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
How Should Georgia Pay for Indigent Healthcare?
The New York Times on Saturday published a page A-1 story about how uninsured Georgians will have more difficulty getting healthcare after the Affordable Care Act kicks in in January.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
ROTC program at USM to survive at least 2 years
HATTIESBURG -- The ROTC program at the University of Southern Mississippi will survive at least another two years.