Booze, boats and DMR: New details revealed at Scott Walker's sentencing
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Scott Walker, a private consultant and former congressional staffer, to 18 months in prison, saying beforehand how Walker and his father abused the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Wicker, Feinstein Seek to Revive 'Seersucker Thursday'
Senators gathered in the Senate reception room for a "Seersucker Thursday" back in 2011.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Panic? Cochran Replaces Campaign Manager
Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign manager, Kirk Sims, has been replaced by his state director Brad Davis, according to a GOP source close to the campaign.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm
GOP hopes of corralling Sen. Ted Cruz during the 2014 primary season are officially dead.
USDA: Salmonella announcement wasn't delayed - Pape to lead food section at Squire Patton Boggs
FSIS: SALMONELLA ANNOUNCEMENT WASN'T DELAYED: USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is rejecting accusations by two Democratic lawmakers that it deliberately delayed informing the public about a Salmonella -related recall by Foster Farms until the evening before the July 4 weekend to bury the news.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Declaration of Independence sets example for how to disagree: Editorial sketchbook
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby: What's At Stake?
BURWELL v. HOBBY LOBBY EXPLAINED: Lawyers for two closely held for profit corporations are seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraception provision.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Fear of voting grips Senate Democratic chiefs
Police in Mississippi say a tea party official arrested after photos were taken of U.S. Sen Thad Cochran's ill wife has been found dead.
Fifteen Things You Probably Do Not Know about Psychopaths
Psychopaths want to control your soft drinks, your ability to defend yourself, your health care, and your life.
Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped
The hidden message of Thad Cochran's big win is that politicians can always get reelected by bringing home the bacon.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
The News Tribune
Mississippi goes for the money
Big election night! As you no doubt have heard, Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who specializes in sending billions of dollars in federal pork back into his state, defeated a tea party challenger who ran against government spending.
The Washington Post
A fix for Washington: More Washington
Three former senators, two of them former majority leaders, a former Clinton Cabinet secretary and a former governor worked a year and a half on a 120-page report explaining why U.S. politics is so polarized and Congress is so gridlocked.
Mississippi tea party loss
Today, Michael Sean Winters gives his reaction to the Tea Party loss in Mississippi .
Wed Jun 25, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Will elections in Mississippi shift to the outside spending model?
We just witnessed a Republican U.S. Senate primary in Mississippi between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel that ran up a tab north of $17 million.
GOP still faces war with tea party
But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday over Sen. Thad Cochran's narrow win Tuesday over Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff election.
The Colin Powell GOP
You've heard me mention this before, but if you call yourself a Republican and then vote for Democrats - or in the case of Thad Cochran , actively recruit liberal Democrats with race-baiting, anti-TEA Party literature and robocalls - you aren't really a Republican.