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Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

Obama Administration Rails Against GOP Bill To Deregulate Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday came out swinging against a bill that would hold funding for bank regulators hostage by tying it t...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Conf...

Both Mississippi Senators Urge State To Change Its Flag In Wake Of Charleston

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both of Mississippi's Republican senators called on the state to change its flag in the aftermath of a horrific shooting at a historic b...

Janie Velencia

Blogger Going To Prison For Photographing Senator's Sick Wife

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

A Mississippi blogger was sentenced to prison on Monday for breaking into a nursing home and illegally photographing the sick wife of Sen. Thad Cochra...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.

Rose Cochran, Wife Of Mississippi Senator, Dies At 73

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

Rose Cochran, the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), died Friday morning at the age of 73, according to the Clarion-Ledger and the Associated Press....

Travis Childers Loses Senate Race To Thad Cochran

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) was defeated by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Tuesday. The race between Childers and Cochran was a relative...

Thad Cochran Wins 2014 Mississippi Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) defeated former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) on Tuesday. Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978. The rac...

Mississippi Senate Election Results: Thad Cochran Wins

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) defeated former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) on Tuesday. Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978. The rac...

Case Regarding Photos Of Thad Cochran's Wife Presented To Grand Jury

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The case of the man accused of taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) wife in her nursing home room has been presented to a Mississippi grand ...

Chris McDaniel Lists His Own Lawyer's Vote As Tainted

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., Aug 12 (Reuters) - The Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi challenging his loss in t...

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

In 2014, Politics May Be Local. Really.

Greg Speed | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

What if this means that to some extent, as the old adage goes, all politics are once again local in 2014? Will this year be determined more by state and local dynamics, issues, and candidate qualities than the two previous midterms?

Comic Book Store Complains About Chris McDaniel's Bus On 'Batman Day'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Bruce Wayne has a new villain, and his name is Chris McDaniel. The owner of a comic book store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awoke Wednesday morning...

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

In Latest Setback, McDaniel's Push To Review Mississippi Voter Records Rejected

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

An unhappy challenger was dealt another blow in his quest to upend Mississippi's Republican race for the U.S. Senate. Mississippi state Sen. Chris...

Paul Blumenthal

How GOP Donors Funded Sen. Thad Cochran's Winning Appeal To African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) appeal to African-American voters in his winning primary election runoff last month was funded entirely by...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Split About The Future Of The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This primary season has been a very mixed bag for the tea party. Just two weeks after one tea party-backed candidate unexpectedly took down Rep. Eric ...

Thad Cochran Expands Lead Over Chris McDaniel In Certified Results

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Mississippi Republican Party certified Sen. Thad Cochran's victory over state lawmaker Chris McDaniel on Monday in the state's Republican primary ...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Conservative Blogger Says GOP Operative 'Helped Kill' Tea Party Leader Who Committed Suicide

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may have eked out a narrow victory over state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in the Mississippi Senate primary, but this bizarre ...

Thad Cochran Press Call Turns Into Disaster After Caller Asks About 'Harvested' Black Votes

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A press conference call for Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) re-election campaign turned into a fiasco on Wednesday when an unidentified caller began ask...