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Sen. Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns
The 80-year-old’s statement could help Mississippi's junior senator, Roger Wicker, avoid a primary challenger.
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Top GOP Races To Watch In 2018
The midterm elections are shaping up to be one of the most contentious in recent history.
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For Steve Bannon, Money Isn’t Everything
Every establishment dollar spent supporting a candidate is a dollar that is going to be used against them.
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Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran Absent From Congress Due To Illness
The GOP is short a vote at a critical time for the budget and tax reform.
Donald Trump Repeats False Claim That GOP Senator Was 'In The Hospital'
He can keep saying it, but that doesn't make it true.
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Trump Invents Hospitalized Senator To Explain Why GOP Health Care Bill Failed
President Donald Trump is convinced there is an ill senator who "can't vote because he's in the hospital." But it turns out the senator to whom Trump seemingly referred, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), isn't hospitalized at all.
Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!
Historian, writer, feminist and progressive activist
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.
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Obama Administration Rails Against GOP Bill To Deregulate Wall Street
Obama's budget director plants a flag against bank-friendly funding plan.
Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates
Dayana Morales Gomez
Echoing McAuliffe’s sentiments, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and Tennessee Gov. Bill
Both Mississippi Senators Urge State To Change Its Flag In Wake Of Charleston Shooting
Cochran, too, said in an interview earlier this week that Mississippi's flag shouldn’t be changed “just because it’s creating
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Mississippi Blogger Going To Prison For Photographing Senator's Sick Wife
Cochran went on to win the runoff and breezed by with 60 percent of the vote in the general election. At the time, Sen. Cochran
Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
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 is a political commentator.
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
Rose Cochran, the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), died Friday morning at the age of 73, according to the Clarion-Ledger
Travis Childers Loses Senate Race To Thad Cochran
A leader of the Mississippi tea party committed suicide after he and two others were arrested for allegedly helping a blogger
Thad Cochran Wins 2014 Mississippi Senate Race
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) defeated former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) on Tuesday. The race between Childers and Cochran
Mississippi Senate Election Results: Thad Cochran Wins
Though Childers attempted to debate Cochran, the senator's campaign declined to participate. The race between Childers and
Case Regarding Photos Of Thad Cochran's Wife Presented To Grand Jury
Sager is said to be seeking a potential plea agreement, according to The Clarion-Ledger. The other two men, Richard Sager
Chris McDaniel Lists His Own Lawyer's Vote As Tainted
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Tyner did not immediately return messages seeking comment. (Editing by Jonathan Kaminsky and Eric Walsh) The pair voted in
Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary
Activist and political blogger at LatestOutrage.org
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.
This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question
But then there are those special moments when wits and words fail the poor fool, and the politician -- suddenly gripped by
How Politicians Avoid Answering Questions They Don't Want To Answer
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."
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