Friday Apr 11
The Miami Herald
Sentencing date set in Miss. poisoned letters case
A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for a Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Wicker Grills Air Force Chief on Keesler...
Watch as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., questions Air Force Secretary Deborah James and the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, about the Pentagon's rationale for relocating ten C-130J aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base to Little Rock, Arkansas.
State politico, sister indicted for embezzling from American Legion
A well-known politicial figure in the state and his sister have been indicted on felony charges of embezzling more than $600,000 from Mississippi Delta American Legion Post 1776.
Bill Minor: None of Obamacare's detractors stand down
Those who were pronouncing Obamacare a virtual corpse on thin life support, waiting to be buried, are suddenly mighty quiet.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The New Yorker
Who's Afraid of an Active President?
President Obama took a pair of actions on Tuesday aimed at exposing pay discrimination and improving wages for women.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
The Town Talk
Company's plan to abandon gas pipeline would hit Central Louisiana
American Midstream Partners wants to abandon its Midla natural gas pipeline in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
The Miami Herald
Pipeline owner asks OK for pipeline abandonment
The company made application Wednesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Walden: ICANN bill a 'prudent idea' - Senate GOP-ers want to...
WALDEN: ICANN BILL A 'PRUDENT IDEA' - A GOP-backed measure to press pause on the NTIA's recent decision to relinquish oversight of ICANN is worthy of consideration, House telecom chairman Greg Walden says.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Overnight Tech: Rockefeller calls for video update
THE LEDE: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wants to overhaul the rules for video on television and over the Web.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
As Membership Dwindles, the GOP Class of '94 Assesses Its Legacy
Signers of the Contract With America, who gave their party control of the House for the first time in four decades, are contemplating a reunion this fall.
'Doc Fix' Heads to Obama: GOP Senators Switch Votes Within Minutes
Several Senate Republicans who backed a procedural motion to allow the measure known as the "doc fix" to get a final vote opposed the legislation - the very same day.
Sid Salter: Nunnelee coming into his own
It was, as dinner with a member of Congress goes, a pretty low-key affair. My wife and I met U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and his wife, Torie, for a hamburger after work on a Friday night.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Miss. politics change, US House map varies little
Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.
Lloyd Gray: History is on Cochran's side
With a little more than two months remaining in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, challenger Chris McDaniel has this to ponder: It's been 72 years since an incumbent Mississippi senator was voted out of office, and he'd been there only a year.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Cochran brings home the pork from Thailand
Sen. Thad Cochran's opponent in the June 3 GOP primary, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, has been hammering the longtime senator because Cochran brings federal projects to the home state.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Our Opinion: New flood plain law helps Mississippians
Mississippi's congressional delegation, especially Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, worked hard for the passage and enactment of a bill signed a week ago by President Obama rolling back sky-high rate increases on coastal properties and flood plains in the 2012 reform of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Mississippi Business Journal
Bill introduced requiring EPA to analyze economic impact of Clean Air Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. - " U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are cosponsoring legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any major Clean Air Act regulation without considering its economic impact.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Congress Is Forcing Team Obama to Withhold Funding From the South
The administration has a plan to give more money to Southern states for clean-air protection, but lawmakers block it every year.
Mississippi Business Journal
David Hampton: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there - those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times.
Mayors push to protect Mississippi River
Mississippi mayors from cities along the Mississippi River joined others Wednesday in calling for Congress to support $400 million in the administration's fiscal 2015 budget to help fund disaster prevention efforts.