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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

November 26, 2012

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In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, […]

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REILY: Ole Miss students chose so, so poorly

November 7, 2012

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As I am sure you have seen by now, a protest at Ole Miss against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. Of course the university issued statements denouncing […]

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MCDILL: Rowdy Rebels unhappy with Obama re-election

November 7, 2012

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While polls in the 2012 presidential election were closing across the country, things were a little rowdy at the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss students gathered in front of the student union chanting the “Hotty Toddy” fight song and according to the AP burning a Barack Obama campaign sign. The president was re-elected to a […]

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Ole Miss protest of Barack Obama gets out of hand, 2 arrested

November 7, 2012

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A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Medicaid would cost state $95 million by 2025

October 23, 2012

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Expanding Medicaid to take in more than 300,000 of Mississippi’s uninsured working poor would cost the state about $95 million a year by 2025, though the federal government would be injecting from $800 million to $1 billion in Medicaid payments into the state’s economy annually. That’s a key conclusion reached in an analysis of a […]

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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

October 5, 2012

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate declined because more people found work, a trend that could have an impact on undecided voters in the final month before the presidential election. The Labor Department said Friday […]

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No reason given for Mississippi’s large increase in unemployment applications

September 20, 2012

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell only slightly to 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains sluggish. Here, from the Associated Press.  are the states with the biggest changes in unemployment aid applications. The state level data are for the week that ended September 8, one week behind the national data: […]

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Freeman donates big to pro-Obama group

July 19, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Mississippi native Morgan Freeman recently donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama political action committee or “super PAC.” The Oscar-winning actor is currently starring in his third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Freeman spoke with MBJ-TV in 2011 about his support for then Democratic gubernatorial […]

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Harper against hoodies — Mississippi representative admonishes lawmaker for choice of clothing

March 28, 2012

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber. The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and, as he removed his suit coat and pulled the […]

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GOP comes to Mississippi

March 12, 2012

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Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. […]

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