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They talk the talk, but don't write the checks: No Trump donors on Republican stage yet

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak and Alec Goodwin This party appeared to have all the ingredients for success, as these things go: cool venue, lots of food and ...

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.21.2016 | 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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Poison-Tainted Letter Sent To Senator's Office | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police intercepted a letter laced with the poison ricin that was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), senators told reporters Tuesday. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators Explain Why They Tried To Prevent Debate On Gun Control Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 30 senators voted Thursday to try to prevent the Senate from debating a bill targeting gun violence, even as families of the N...

GOP Farce at Hagel Hearings

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

All the money spent by the Sheldon Adelsons of the world, to sink this nomination, is a colossal waste. Chuck Hagel will be confirmed, and neoconservative influence over our military policy will finally, and thankfully, be dead.

Al Gore Falls In Mississippi

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Albert Gore was projected to lose on Tuesday -- and no, we don't mean that Albert Gore. The Mississippi Democratic Senate candidate fell to incumb...

Roger Wicker Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is projected to secure a second term, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. In the weeks up to Election Day, Wicke...

Al Gore Running For Office On Election Day (But Not The One You Think)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Al Gore is running for office on Election Day, but it's not the big Democratic name you think. Albert N. Gore Jr., a retired United Methodist mini...

The Cozy Connections Between JP Morgan And The Senate Banking Committee

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Through campaign contributions and well-connected staff, JP Morgan appears to have already taken its own accounting of the Banking committee. Here’s...

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Threaten To Derail All Bills That Don't Cut Debt | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican senators led by David Vitter of Louisiana sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Thursday tha...

GOP Senator: Roe v. Wade Produced 'Decades-Long Holocaust'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), a staunch opponent of abortion rights, drew an eyebrow-raising comparison on the issue invoking the Holocaust at the annu...

John McCain's No Longer a Hero: His Stance on Patriotic Gays is Shameful and Un-American

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I couldn't help feeling relief John McCain was soundly beate...

Jeff Muskus

McConnell Won't Call For Reid's Resignation | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined Tuesday to push for the resignation of Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). "I think that is ...