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Source: Washington Post

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-26 13:28:49 -0700 | political-news

Tens of millions of dollars will be spent this year in an effort to boost turnout in the November elections. But the longer-term trends suggest that any marginal increase in what is expected to be a low-turnout election won't have...
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Source: The Washington Times

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 18:21:47 -0700 | political-news

Roads and bridges in rural, suburban, and urban areas are in desperate need of maintenance and upgrades. Continuing to ignore the need for these improvements would seriously compromise America's public safety and economic competitiveness. The reauthorization of federal surface transportation...
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Source: Santa Barbara Independent

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 00:36:25 -0700 | political-news

From helping people prepare for literacy tests to facing angry mobs at voter registration offices, these volunteers encouraged citizens to navigate through a system steeped in racism to achieve their constitutional rights. During that summer, Mississippi citizens and volunteers were...
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Source: The Onion

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-22 11:16:19 -0700 | political-news

MSIn an effort to make certain that physicians who perform the procedure are fully qualified to do so, a new state law passed Tuesday will require Mississippi doctors to climb an 18-foot wall before entering any medical facility providing abortions....
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Source: Washington Post

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 10:34:12 -0700 | political-news

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday rejected state Sen. Chris McDaniel's request to review poll books containing voters' birth dates and other personal information, dealing a blow to his bid to gather evidence of voter fraud in the June 24...
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Breaking News: Pro-Cochran PAC funded black outreach in Mississippi GOP runoff, records show
 
Source: Fox

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-16 15:10:58 -0700 | political-news

Miss.   A super PAC backing six-term Sen. Thad Cochran funded an outside group that urged black voters to support the Republican's re-election bid, according to campaign finance reports. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a political giant in his state,...
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Source: Charlotte Observer Online

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-16 02:28:31 -0700 | political-news

Miss. State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce Wednesday whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff. State law specifies that McDaniel's first challenge would...
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Source: Reuters

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 17:12:48 -0700 | political-news

Shaun McCutcheon is shown in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on September 13, 2013. The prominent head of a political action committee has filed a complaint seeking a possible rerun of last month's Mississippi U.S....
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Source: Nashville Scene

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 09:12:29 -0700 | political-news

State Rep. Joe Carr in the Tennessee Republican Senate primary...In contrast to his incumbent opponent, Joe is willing to take the fight to both liberal Democrats and Establishment Republicans in defense of liberty...Pith isn't sure if they would rather Carr...
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Breaking News: Antares Blasts Off On ISS Supply Mission
 
Source: National Public Radio

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-13 23:01:44 -0700 | political-news

The Antares rocket, carrying an unmanned Cygnus resupply capsule packed with 3,293 lbs. of cargo, including food, science experiments and small satellites lifted off from Wallops at 12:52 ET. Wallops' mission control reports that "the Cygnus spacecraft is safely on...
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Source: Newsbusters

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-12 04:32:11 -0700 | political-news

Obamacare is succeeding, declared American Prospect blogger Paul Waldman on Thursday , and he predicts that ongoing development will bifurcate Republicans' approaches to their 2014 congressional campaigns. Waldman thinks that purple-state GOP candidates will refrain from bashing the Affordable...
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Source: Fox

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-12 00:01:37 -0700 | political-news

A prominent member of the Republican National Committee is calling for the national organization to investigate the racially divisive ads and robocalls that targeted conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican Senate run-off last month.
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Posted by: neelamnaz47

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-12 00:07:33 -0700 | political-news

The longer the results of the second round Mississippi GOP Senate remains in any doubt, the more public discussion of the relationship of the Republican party to African American voters, who seem to have played a key role in restoring...
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Breaking News: McDaniel prepares racist appeal to court to overturn Mississippi election
 
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-09 08:13:49 -0700 | political-news

"I'd like to know if the black people were harvesting cotton why do you think it's okay to harvest their votes? They're not animals, why're you treating the black people like they're just votes?" – Unidentified caller during conference call...
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Breaking News: Tea party candidate said the campaign did not write off the table
 
Posted by: faizanhaider

Jackson :: MS :: USA | updated 2014-07-04 18:23:53 -0700 | political-news

This year's most hotly contested Republican primary election entered a new round of disputes on Thursday morning when rival tea party attempting to overthrow the incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated the call results in runoff last week. The insurgent...
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