Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

The 2012 election and the ‘Zone of Litigation’

The shadow of Bush v. Gore of 2000 is beginning to loom larger over the 2012 Presidential election. Could there be a repeat, and what would be the consequences? Readers will remember that whole experience with the virtual tie in the popular vote in the State of Florida. Sorting out the issues related to recounts […] [...]

Presidential election: Much is at stake for Mississippi

by Marty Wiseman Published: October 21,2012

Tags: 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

Some would call it The Mississippi Paradox. One the one hand, we say we want the federal government off our backs, yet on the other we say want more dollars coming to Mississippi from Washington. The presidential election will dramatically have an effect on both these statements. One of the first civic lessons we learn […] [...]

Analysis: Coffee, tea and punditry from Barbour

by Emily W. Pettus Published: October 7,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, BGR, Butler Snow, Haley Barbour, Obamacare, Republican party, Todd Akin

In some scenarios, Haley Barbour would have been traveling the United States these days as the Republican nominee for president. Instead, he’s on the sidelines doing what he does best — dispensing political advice for GOP loyalists. Since finishing his second term as Mississippi governor in January, Barbour has been in demand as a talk […] [...]

The presidential debates: Game, set, match?

The suspense is so intense you can cut it with a knife. The atmosphere as we move through the month of presidential debates is more riveting than the Super Bowl, The World Series and the NBA Championship game combined. At least that is the case if you are an even marginally engaged political junkie. What […] [...]

August 20, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Social Security, U.S. Treasury


Bryant seeks to limit role of government

by Emily W. Pettus Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, healthcare, Phil Bryant

First-term Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes no apologies about his belief in small government and his pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps philosophy. That’s made the Rankin County Republican popular with Tea Party groups his first seven months in office, but could cause heartburn for people who believe government can play a substantial role in making life better. Lawmakers might […] [...]

Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $8,200 in Mississippi is too much

by Associated Press Published: August 14,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, Louisiana, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Mitt Romney, South Carolina

MIAMI — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she’d be able to get health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law. Then she heard that her own governor won’t agree to the federal plan […] [...]

July 30, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: July 29,2012

Tags: 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama, campaign finance, Morgan Freeman


Insurance commissioner continuing health exchange work

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney insists reports are false that he has put the brakes on further work on a state health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act until after the November elections. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding the Health Insurance Exchange has not changed,” Chaney said […] [...]

Karl Rove and Grover Norquist are living their dreams

by Marty Wiseman Published: July 15,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, Marty Wiseman, Mitt Romney

Speculation continues to mount regarding who will ultimately get the nod as the vice presidential candidate on presumptive Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney’s ticket. While Romney’s pick for a running mate is a logical cause for curiosity, the name of the ultimate occupant may not be as important during the campaign as the names of […] [...]

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