Posts Tagged ‘Tea Party’

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term

by Associated Press Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, education, energy, Mississippi, republicans, Tea Party

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 Ricky Nobile 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 For the MBJ 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 […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Roger Wicker watching the Tea Party blitz

by Bill Crawford Published: October 28,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, republican, Tea Party, ted cruz

Senator Roger Wicker must be anxiously watching the Tea Party blitz against fellow Senator Thad Cochran. The two senators have much in common. For example, until they were banned by House Republicans, Wicker’s record for delivering earmarks was second only to Cochran’s. The Tea Party claims earmarks were a major factor in escalating deficits. They […] [...]

Analysis: No smooth road for Thad Cochran if he runs

by Associated Press Published: October 27,2013

Tags: Mississippi, Politics, Republican party, Tea Party, Thad Cochran

JACKSON, Mississippi — Republican Thad Cochran has had to break a sweat once since winning one of Mississippi’s two U.S. Senate seats in 1978. It was during his first re-election campaign in 1984, when he defeated Democratic former Gov. William Winter. Since then, Cochran has easily defeated challengers who’ve had difficulty raising money or gaining […] [...]

A promise not a threat: Gov. Bryant orders BCBS to reinstate 10 hospitals

by Ted Carter Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi, Obamacare, Tea Party

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant late Tuesday afternoon followed through on an earlier threat against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi by issuing an executive order requiring that the BCBS reinstate 10 Health Management Association hospitals as in-network providers. The order demands the reinstatement for approximately 60 days until an investigation of BCBS’s actions […] [...]

Blue Cross contract impasse with HMA may create opening for other insurers

by Ted Carter Published: October 18,2013

Tags: blue cross, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi, Obamacare, Tea Party, ted cruz, united healthcare

» Other plans more than happy to step in, says head of Mississippi Association of Health Plans The market’s invisible hand eventually will decide the outcome of a nearly two-month standoff between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Health Management Associates over provider reimbursement levels. In the meantime, executives of Mississippi’s other health care insurers will […] [...]

Rejection of Blue Cross offer to reinstate 4 hospitals as in-network hardens HMA impasse

by Ted Carter Published: October 17,2013

Tags: blue cross, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare, Tea Party, ted cruz

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi reacted with puzzlement to Health Management Associates rejection Wednesday of the insurers’ offer to reinstate in-network provider status to four HMA hospitals. HMA said Wednesday it could not accept terms that included pre-certification for in-patient admissions of Blue Cross policyholders. Blue Cross said it found that objection surprising […] [...]

April 19, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: April 19,2013

Tags: gun control, ricky nobile, Roger Wicker, Tea Party

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Elections and the evolving status of Federalism

by Marty Wiseman Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, Federalism, Politics, Tea Party

With the presidential election holding our attention of late it has been easy to overlook the phenomenon that the 10th amendment to the United States Constitution is becoming supercharged. This rapidly evolving status of our federal system is almost as intriguing as the presidential election itself. It has not been long since the Tea Party […] [...]

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