Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

CARTOON — Ricky Nobile takes a look at flip-flopping politicians

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Democrats, GOP, Mississippi, Politicians, republicans

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Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of last winter’s mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines also faced certain defeat in a […] [...]

GUNS, AMMO & OBAMA: Post-election firearms economics creating anxiety among buyers, sellers

The promoter who puts on the most gun shows each year in Mississippi says the re-election of President Obama and the law of supply-and-demand have combined to create an uncertain future for promoters such as himself. The viability of the 10 shows David Chancellor presents each year hinges on meeting the expectations of customers who […] [...]

Carville, Matalin agree on new home in Bay St. Louis

The property that so many Bay St. Louis residents knew as New Orleans musician Pete Fountain’s place now belongs to a couple well known for their politics. Political commentators and consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin have bought the Beach Boulevard property and plan to build a home there starting early next year. It will […] [...]

Jobless rate dips in November

Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.5 in November, as some people gave up looking for jobs. That’s down from 10.6 percent in October, but above the 10.2 percent rate in November 2010. Mississippi remains tied for the third-highest jobless rate among the states. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the number of unemployed people fell […] [...]

LaForge issues statement on earkmark debate

by Ross Reily Published: November 17,2010

Tags: Bill LaForge, Congress, Democrats, earmarks, Mitch McConnell, republicans, Senate

Cleveland native Bill LaForge, a past national president of the Federal Bar Association, has issued a statement on the topic of earmarks that has become a national issue and rallying cry in the recent national elections. LaForge calls the efforts to eliminate earmarks as “shortsighted”, giving all of the budgeting power to the executive branch. […] [...]

Senate Dems hit snag with healthcare bill

by Associated Press Published: March 25,2010

Tags: Congress, Democrats, healthcare, healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — After nine straight hours of beating back Republican amendments, Senate Democrats hit a temporary snag today in their drive to rush through a package of fixes to the big health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Democratic Senate leaders had hoped to complete work on the fix-it bill by midday Thursday and […] [...]

Democrats report vandalism, threats

by Associated Press Published: March 24,2010

Tags: Democrats, healthcare, healthcare reform, threats, violence

Bricks have been hurled through Democrats’ windows, a propane line was cut at the home of a congressman’s brother and lawmakers who voted for a federal health care bill have received obscenity-laced phone threats in the days before and after passage of the sweeping legislation. The FBI is investigating the vandalism and threats, which include […] [...]

House passes healthcare reform bill

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2010

Tags: Democrats, healthcare, healthcare reform, Obama

WASHINGTON — A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted 219-212 late Sunday to send legislation […] [...]

Obama, Dems muster healthcare reform votes

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2010

Tags: Congress, Democrats, federal government, healthcare, healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — Triumph in their grasp, President Barack Obama and House Democrats demonstrated command of the votes needed to pass landmark health care legislation Sunday night, a climactic chapter in a century-long quest for near universal coverage. The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections toward a late-evening vote on the bill […] [...]

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