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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 ...

Dayana Morales Gomez

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

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide

AP | By JEFF AMY | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blo...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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...

Man Accused Of Taking Unauthorized Pictures Of Senator's Wife Is Indicted

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary ch...

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 ...

McDaniel Delays Announcement On Election Lawsuit

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that cha...

Judge Throws Out Chris McDaniel Lawsuit Challenging Thad Cochran Victory

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican pri...

McDaniel Finally Makes His Move

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff ...

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...

Mississippi GOP Won't Hear McDaniel Challenge To Cochran Primary Runoff Win

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP run...

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 | 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...

The Tea Partier Who Lost To Thad Cochran Will Not Give Up Election Challenge

AP | By BILL BARROW and JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ha...

Thad Cochran, Dem Challenger Seek Voters At 'Giant Houseparty'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter ...

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...