Posts Tagged ‘republicans’

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

by Published: January 17,2014

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

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GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term

WASHINGTON —  Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control. Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has been […] [...]

CARTOON — Ricky Nobile takes a look at the Tea Party’s Chris McDaniel

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Chris McDaniel, GOP, Mississippi, republicans, Tea Party, Thad Cochran

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HARRISON: Tea Party’s Chris McDaniel has made waves in Senate

by Published: October 28,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Politics, republicans, Tea Party, ted cruz

JACKSON – Chris McDaniel, the man who could replace political icon Thad Cochran in the United States Senate, has been at times an outspoken member of the Mississippi Senate where he currently serves. McDaniel, R-Ellisville, is chair of the Senate’s Conservative Coalition, which consists of 10 of the chamber’s 32 Republicans. It is generally viewed […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Personhood people must have amnesia

by Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Clint Eastwood, Personhood, republicans

Not withstanding his performance at the Republican convention last year, Clint Eastwood has delivered some of the great lines in movie history. Personhood sponsors pushing for another Mississippi ballot initiative that would define life as beginning at conception might want to take a look back at one of Eastwood’s classic films “Magnum Force.” In it, […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Going RINO hunting

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Department of Revenue, Phillip Gunn, republicans

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top […] [...]

Read December 28 issue of MBJ

>> OUR TOP STORIES OF 2012 Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River, Republicans, GreenTech Automotive and “high gravity” legislation were some of the biggest stories of the year Also in this week’s paper: >> MORE TOP STORIES MPC coal plant awaits court ruling, Twin Creeks falls through, remembering Mayor Chuck Jordan >> MBJ-TV Glen Campbell, Mitt […] [...]

TAKE 2: Bring it on — But the gun culture in America has got to change

I know the usual defense of guns, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Yeah. Yeah. But it’s harder to kill someone with a baseball bat than with a gun. A baseball bat doesn’t go off accidentally, and it’s hard to get in multiple rounds on a baseball bat in a few short seconds. >> […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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