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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.

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...

Sam Levine

Immigration Activists To GOP: You're Dead To Us | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dressed in black and carrying a mock coffin, a coalition of immigration activists paraded through the halls of the Dirksen and Hart Sena...

Why We Must Empower Victims of Human Trafficking

Sen. Roger Wicker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Roger Wicker

Although news headlines often glibly refer to a "war on women" in political terms, policymakers might well devote more energy to sex trafficking -- a nightmarish war faced by the most vulnerable among us, young women who are being bought and sold for sex against their will.

Man Accused Of Sending Obama Tainted Letters To Be Sentenced

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricing and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and...

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

Man Pleads Guilty To Sending Obama Ricin-Tainted Letters

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former martial arts instructor pleaded guilty Friday to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other offi...

Man Charged With Sending Ricin To Obama To Change Plea

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

By Emily le Coz JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi man accused of sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and tw...

What Is Ricin?

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The key ingredient – castor beans – is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them ca...

Gov't Search Left Former Ricin Suspect's Home Unlivable, Lawyer Claims

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi man's house is uninhabitable after investigators searched it but failed to find evidence of the deadly poison rici...

Arrest Made In Ricin Letter Case

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

By Robbie Ward TUPELO, Miss., April 27 (Reuters) - Federal agents arrested a Mississippi martial arts instructor on Saturday after his...

Man Named In Ricin Case Goes Into Hiding

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

SALTILLO, Miss. — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the presiden...

Poison-Tainted Letters Spark Mystery

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

SALTILLO, Miss. — A Mississippi man whose home was searched in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to the president and others has appare...

Another Man Being Investigated For Sending Poison-Tainted Letters To Obama

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

OXFORD, Miss. — The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Barack Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to hi...

Ricin Investigation Continues After Charges Dropped Against First Suspect

AP | JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

TUPELO, Miss. — Charges of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others were dropped Tuesday against an Elvis impersonator f...

Michael McAuliff

Reid: Another Ricin Letter Found | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A third ricin letter has been discovered by authorities in the nation's capital Tuesday, the same day the initial suspect in the mailing...

Hearing To Focus On Ricin Suspect's Mental State

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Amy, The Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S....

Attorney: Scant Evidence Links Man To Poison-Laced Letters Sent To Obama, Others

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

OXFORD, Miss. — Federal authorities have produced scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the presiden...

Roger Wicker And Paul Kevin Curtis Go Way Back

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Paul Kevin Curtis, the Elvis impersonator charged with threatening the lives of Wicker and President Barack Obama, go ...

Senate Official Confirms Tainted Mail Contained Poison

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate sergeant-at-arms says a private lab has confirmed the presence of ricin in a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker. Terra...

FBI Arrests Man In Connection With Ricin Letters Case

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

(Recasts with arrest) By Tabassum Zakaria and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - The FBI arrested a Mississipp...

Arrest Made In Ricin Letters Case

Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

NBC News reported Wednesday evening that an arrest has been made in the case of ricin-laced letters being sent to the President Barack Obama and to Se...

More Senate Offices Report Suspicious Mail

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Staffers at a number of local Senate offices around the country reported receiving suspicious mail on Wednesday, shortly after letters testing positiv...

Second Letter To Senate Tested For Ricin, Officials Say

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials say a second suspicious letter that has been received in Washington was actually directed to the White House, ...

Poison-Tainted Mailer To Obama Intercepted

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Less than a day after police intercepted a letter laced with the poison ricin that was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), reports of two more poison...