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Entries by Jon Ward from 06/2014

Veteran GOP Senator Makes Final Push To Avoid Embarrassing Primary Defeat In Mississippi

Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

MERIDIAN, Miss. -– Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and his supporters argued Monday that his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, w...

Incumbent GOP Senator On The Ropes In Mississippi Primary As Runoff Looms

Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The nastiest campaign in the country likely will go on for three more weeks. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran trailed tea party...

Mississippi Runoff Tests Veteran Senator's Value To His State

Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The man wearing an orange polo shirt frowned just slightly when I asked if he had a few moments to talk. Arnold Jackson, a 6...

Mississippi Senator Faces Uphill Battle To Turn Out Voters In Runoff

Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As election returns came in Tuesday night in Mississippi and it became clear that the Republican Senate primary was headed for a runoff,...

What's Wrong With Washington? We Ask Those Who Left It Behind

Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans view Congress more negatively now than at any point in our nation’s history. Which raises the oft-asked question: what...

'Richmond Hubris' Drove Eric Cantor's War With Grassroots, Led To His Demise

Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his brief remarks to a room full of shell-shocked supporters Tuesday night, deposed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor expressed disap...

Raul Labrador To Run for House Majority Leader

Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A two-term Republican congressman from Idaho with a track record of challenging the House Republican leadership said Friday he would run for the No. 2...

Eric Cantor Was The Next Speaker But Now It's A Free-For-All

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In any house of power, there is an order of succession. In Congress, the humming beehive of 435 representatives has operated for some ti...

This Is What's At Stake For Rick Perry If He Runs In 2016

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry held his hand out straight, tilted his hand fingers downward at a 45 degree angle, and then raised them level agai...

Conservatives Clash: Battle The Wicked Or Fight For The Needy?

Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The placement of a Barack Obama figurine in a urinal at a conference for Christian conservatives Friday captured why these gatherings ha...