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Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives $1.3 Billion to Nissan

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of "government living within its means," is a farce. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways.

Mississippi Agrees To Extradite Shooting Suspect

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last mo...

Young Party Hoppers: Another Mississippi Millennial GOP Leader Makes an Exit

David Dent | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Do Mississippi Republicans have a millennial problem? Evan M. Alvarez, former chairman of the Federation of College Republicans, has deserted the elephant for the donkey.

Protesters Of Mississippi Anti-Gay Law Plan To Disrupt Governor's Speech

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At a leafy college campus in north Mississippi and an upscale dinner club in New York, groups are protesting a Mississippi law...

GOP Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Su...

Melissa Harris-Perry To Mississippi Governor: Your New Law Only Helps 'Bigots'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry called out the governor of Mississippi on Saturday for signing legislation that may protect business owners' ability t...

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

Mississippi Governor Signs Anti-Gay Bill

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without go...

Mississippi Governor To Sign Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., April 2 (Reuters) - Mississippi's governor said he will sign a religious freedom bill approved by stat...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governors Don't Like Sequestration Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three southern Republican governors called on President Barack Obama Monday to end National Guard furloughs resulting from sequestration...

Contentious Gun Law Causing Confusion

The Meridian Star, Miss. | Brian Livingston | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

MERIDIAN -- On July 1, a new law giving Mississippi residents the right to openly carry firearms without the need of a gun permit will go into effect....

GOP Gov. Honors Civil Rights Leader

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mississippi's governor says slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a "vastly different"...

Working Moms: Don't Give Governor Bryant's Comments a Second Thought

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

The good news is that Gov. Bryant is wrong. The bad news is that ill-informed comments such as these have a tendency to take hold and play into the already deep-seated doubts raging inside working mothers across the country.

Working Moms Just Blamed (Again)!?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Governor Bryant deserves a Hall of Shame trophy for blaming moms (moms!) for the failure of our nation's leaders to step up. The problem in our nation isn't that moms are working, it's that our nation isn't working for moms.

GOP Governor Makes Eyebrow Raising Claim On Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that the country's problems with education began when mothers "got in the workplace" in large number...

GOP Gov Links Troubles To When 'Mom Got In the Workplace'

Washington Post | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that America’s educational troubles began when women began working outside the home in large numbers....

Mississippi Prepares New Push On Education

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- It's early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson's class are working equations at the board....

How Deregulation Has Failed Mississippi

Laura Merriman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

In the gun debate, the "criminals will get guns and gun deaths will occur no matter what" argument is one that I hear often. There is extensive social science data demonstrating that policy interventions -- namely, regulation -- make for a healthier, safer society.

Obamacare Faces Near-Solid Block In The South

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from g...

Gov Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) is going to great lengths to ensure his state has a pro-life voice. Bryant nominated Terri Herring, a steadfast p...

Most Obese State's GOP Governor Makes Super-Sized Move

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A new law in the most obese state in the nation says Mississippi cities and counties can't ban the Big Gulp or put other local regul...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

GOP Officials' Obamacare Plan Rejected

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says federal officials have rejected the state's proposed health insurance exchange. ...

Mississippi's GOP Governor Says No American Lacks Health Care

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) doesn't like President Barack Obama's health care reform law. It's too expensive and too intrusive, he says. And Bry...

GOP Gov.: Criminals Can Get High-Capacity Magazines From The 'Soviet Union'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) dismissed a proposed ban on high-capacity magazines, citing a nonexistent country as a way criminals could circumvent...