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Governor Haley Barbour

Ignoring Inconvenient Facts

Derrick Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Derrick Johnson

My greatest disagreement is with Governor Barbour's view that we will never be able to end racial discrimination and animus in Mississippi or anywhere else. I believe we can and must. And considering how far Mississippi has come in the last 50 years, I believe history is on my side.

GOP Reboot Leader Blasts Obama As 'Socialist'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Henry Barbour, one of five GOP strategists spearheading the Republican National Committee's post-campaign reboot, described President Barack Obama as ...

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Haley Barbour Weighs In On GOP Presidential Contest | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- GOP power broker Haley Barbour told The Huffington Post on Thursday that the party has yet to coalesce around Mitt Romney, and that Saturd...

Aspen Ideas: Miss. Governor Haley Barbour And Chris Matthews

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.01.2011 | Denver

Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi was interviewed by Chris Matthews Saturday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The conversation centered on the GOP no...

Barbour On BP Spill: 'Economic Disaster'

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, House members traded political recriminations anew Thursday over the Obama adm...

Jason Linkins

Barbour Continues To Move From The Hawk's Nest, Urges Cautious Approach To Libya | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Governor and potential presidential aspirant Haley Barbour (R) made news Tuesday when he publicly expressed skepticism over the United Sta...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Breaks From The GOP Pack | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) attempted to distinguish himself from his potential 2012 rivals on Tuesday night by endorsing cuts to...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour's K Street Ties Complicate His Dig Against Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As speculation grows about whether or not Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) will jump into the 2012 presidential field, increased atten...

Free At Last -- The Scott Sister's New Lives

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Something tells me the state of Mississippi isn't done paying the cost of what has been done to the Scott sisters.

Barbour's Release of Scott Sisters No Shining Example of GOP's Ugly Racial Past

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Barbour deserves credit for taking the step to right a colossal legal wrong. But taking that step can't absolve Barbour, the GOP and the white South of its ugly racial history.

A Crime and Justice Wish List for 2011

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the commandment to "Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself" was the only law we needed? Strictly adhered to that would be enough to curb crime in a big way.

Can Someone Talk About Mississippi ... Please?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's (R) ill-timed gaffe is the somewhat typical and, some could say, contrived...

Haley Barbour Has No Excuse

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Barbour's recitation of Mississippi history is 180 degrees in the wrong direction. His remarks on Citizens Councils and the Ku Klux Klan can be "clarified" from now until the last racist is voted out of public office.

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Under Fire For Civil Rights Comments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) has set off a firestorm of controversy over his comments on the civil rights era in his hometown of Y...

Yo, America. It's Texas. We Got Another One for Ya!

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Many are hoping the GOP chooses Sarah Palin to run against Obama so we can get a definitive answer to this question of national self-immolation. Well, here is another frightening notion from your friends down here in Texas: President Rick Perry.

The Need for Justice Doesn't Expire

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Freedom couldn't come soon enough for the sisters who have endured 16 long years in prison -- longer than some convicted murderers or child rapists.

Eugene Robinson: Haley Barbour's 'Civil Rights Fairy Tale'

The Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who may seek the Republican nomination for president, is trying to sell the biggest load of revisionist nonsense about...

Presidential Leadership

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Obama has done just about all he can do within his power to take on the Gulf oil spill. No amount of theater and atmospherics would change the reality of the situation.

This Is Your Society on Oil

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

With the breathtaking pace of technological advancement, most of us wait for the next generation, or the competition's answer, before deciding what to buy. Everything becomes obsolete so fast. Why not oil?

Why the GOP Plays the Slavery Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP driven by personal instincts, political leanings, history, demographics, and raw political necessity will do what it has done for decades, and more times than not successfully.

When America Was Attacked

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Confederacy was a well-armed rogue organization. And this is what Virginia wants to commemorate with a Confederate History Month.

Haley Barbour: I'm A 'Fat Redneck' With 'An Accent'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour doesn't agree with Michael Steele's contention that he has a "slimmer margin" for error because he's black. "When...

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour To Replace Sanford As Head Of Republican Governors Association

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has assumed the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association, CNN has learned....

Hysteria is So Yesterday: This Is a Media Wake Up Call

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

Guys get over it. Hysteria, media consternation and grandstanding is so yesterday.