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  1. Navy Floats Idea of Atheist ChaplainsIf there arena t atheists in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 15 | Family Research Council

    If there aren't atheists in foxholes, why should we put them in the Chaplain Corps? Senator Roger Wicker can't imagine. Like most leaders, he's astounded that the Navy is even considering letting someone who doesn't believe in God join the chaplaincy.


  2. Lawmaker who nearly beat Cochran to run for his seat againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 15 | The Republican

    A Mississippi state lawmaker who came close to defeating U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran now says he'll run for the retiring senator's open seat. Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Wednesday that he will drop his primary challenge to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and instead seek the Magnolia State's other Senate seat.


  3. News Briefs - " March 12, 2018Read the original story

    Monday Mar 12 | Aerotech News And Review

    Turkey's president has criticized NATO for not supporting his country's ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to reporters March 10, asked, "Hey NATO, where are you?" and accused the military alliance of double standards.


  4. Airbus gets $273M deal to make helicopters in MississippiRead the original story

    Monday Mar 12 | Commercial Dispatch

    The Army says Airbus was the only bidder, and the work is projected to be completed in March 2021. The Army is paying $136.6 million for work in the 2017 and 2018 budget years.


  5. Safety discussions could delay Amtrak's returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 12 | Washington County News

    A U.S. Senator is calling on rail officials to get on track with the implementation of positive train control on passenger rail lines. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker warned officials during a March 1 U.S. Senate hearing that without rapid placement of the railroad safety technologies on lines servicing the Gulf Coast, long-planned restoration of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, and later between New Orleans and Orlando, may be delayed.


  6. McDaniel considers options after Cochran announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Second-time U.S. senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel slammed the record of incumbent Roger Wicker at a campaign rally in Gulfport. Because the retirement of Sen. Thad Cochran, McDaniel, who lost to Thad Cochran four years ago in a bizarre primary battle, has some decisions to make.


  7. An MSNBC political analyst is advising a GOP candidate with ties to white supremacistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 11 | Media Matters for America

    MSNBC political analyst Rick Tyler, formerly a presidential campaign spokesperson for Ted Cruz who was fired for promoting a fake story, is currently "helping" Chris McDaniel, a Mississippi Republican waging his second attempted primary challenge for a Senate seat. McDaniel has a record of associating with extremists, neo-Confederates, and radio hosts with anti-Semitic views.


  8. Army contract secures Airbus jobsRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 11 | Daily Times Leader

    As expected, the U.S. Army has awarded $273.2 million contract to Airbus Helicopters to purchase 35 UH-72A helicopters to be made at the company's Lowndes County plant. The contract and potential future contracts being negotiated in budgets now, add security to the jobs of many of the plant's 200 employees.


  9. Airbus lands big Army contract for Columbus, MS plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 10 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Governor Phil Bryant is calling it a big economic boost for Mississippi's economy. Friday Senators Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker and Congressman Trent Kelly announced a $273.2 million dollar Army contract to build helicopters at a Columbus plant in Lowndes County.


  10. Club for Growth holding off on Chris McDaniel endorsementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 9 | Washington Examiner

    State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Mississippi, announced his candidacy to the Senate on Feb. 28, challenging current Republican Sen. Roger Wicker. The Club for Growth announced Friday that it is holding off on a potential Chris McDaniel endorsement after being an early supporter of his Senate campaign back in 2014.


  11. At the Races: Here We Go - 5 Days Until PA-18Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 8 | Roll Call

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  12. MSU gets $7 million grant for transportation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 8 | Commercial Dispatch

    Pictured is a map of the approximately two-mile, multimodal transportation corridor on the eastern perimeter of Mississippi State University. The university has been awarded a $7 million federal grant to complete the project.


  13. Mississippi GOP governor won't appoint himself to US SenateRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 8 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi's Republican governor took himself out of the mix Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran, saying he'll find another strong contender to keep the seat firmly in GOP hands for decades, as Cochran did. "There's something nefarious about the idea of a governor appointing himself.


  14. Top general in Europe: US and NATO ground forces could be outgunned by RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 8 | Washington Examiner

    Russia could outmatch and outgun American and other NATO military forces on the ground if war broke out in Eastern Europe, said Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of U.S. European Command and the supreme allied commander of the alliance.


  15. Senate Advances Rural Broadband Data BillRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 8 | CED

    Legislation to establish a new standard for measuring mobile speed and performance in underserved areas moved a step closer to reality following a vote in the U.S. Senate. The chamber unanimously passed the Rural Wireless Access Act , which would establish a "consistent methodology" for the Federal Communications Commission to collect data for the Universal Service Fund or similar programs.


  16. Republicans fear Roy Moore, Todd Akinrepeat in Chris McDanielRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 8 |

    Republican senators are worried about State Sen. Chris McDanielA s, R-Ellsberg, Mississippi Senate campaign and are prepared to once again block him from ousting one of their own incumbents. As Republicans hold onto a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, they have prioritized getting Republican Party incumbents and their top recruits across the finish line, especially after losing a seat to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., last year.


  17. Republicans fear Roy Moore, Todd Akin repeat in Chris McDanielRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 7 | Washington Examiner

    Some in the Republican Party see State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, as a candidate in the mold of Roy Moore, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock. Republican senators are worried about State Sen. Chris McDaniel's, R-Ellsberg, Mississippi Senate campaign and are prepared to once again block him from ousting one of their own incumbents.


  18. GOP Hopeful Chris McDaniel's Old Radio Site Mocked Women and MinoritiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 7 |

    A website for Mississippi Republican senate hopeful Chris McDaniel 's former talk radio show prominently featured inflammatory commentary about women and minorities, telling liberal women to "shavea your face" and disparaging residents of Detroit as looters of "bling bling." The remarks were on a since-deleted Squarespace website for "conservative articles and commentary" from The Right Side Radio Show, a talk-radio show McDaniel co-hosted in the mid-2000s along with Jack Fairchilds, according to a copy of the website preserved by The Internet Archive.


  19. Could Mississippi elect a Democratic senator?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 6 | CBS News

    That means that there will be one more U.S. Senate election this November -- and one more chance for Democrats to pick up a seat. Democrats currently control 49 seats in the chamber against the Republicans 51, meaning that this new special election could tie the Senate, though Republicans would still have a one-vote advantage because the vice president, a Republican, breaks any 50-50 tie.


  20. AP NewsBreak: Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran resigning April 1Read the original story

    Monday Mar 5 | Yahoo!

    Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Monday he will resign because of health problems - triggering what could be a chaotic special election to fill the seat he has held for a generation. Cochran, who turned 80 in December and has been in poor health, has been a sporadic presence on Capitol Hill in recent months.