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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama’s minimum wage hike order

January 31, 2014

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By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and […]

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Obama to raise minimum wage to $10.10 for government contract workers

January 28, 2014

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President Obama will announce in the State of the Union address Tuesday that he will use his executive power to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts, fulfilling a top demand by liberal lawmakers and groups, according to a White House document, the Washington Post reports. Obama will […]

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CARTER: HHS advises Jurassic approach for health insurance sign-ups – use letter, phone or visit

October 21, 2013

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President Obama’s admission Monday that something is really, really wrong with the federally built health insurance market websites left the impression that our commander in chief would call in drone strikes on all the sites if only they’d stay up long enough to be viable targets. Though no heads have rolled at HHS that we […]

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New curbs on military surplus gun imports among Obama’s new firearms rules

August 29, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations, the Associated Press reports. Four months after a […]

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Senate Rejects Last Sequester Bills

February 28, 2013

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Time for Plan B! Wait, there is no Plan B? As expected, the Senate rejected rival bills aimed at preventing the looming sequester Thursday, meaning that $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will almost definitely kick in on Friday. Bills introduced by both Democrats and Republicans failed to receive the necessary 60 votes to pass. […]

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MBJ: Mr. Governor, jobs – not disunion – are what Mississippians value

January 16, 2013

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’Ole Miss has its black bear. Not to be outdone, the Governor’s Office has its pander bear. What besides a pander to the “civil-war-is-around-the corner “ crowd could be behind Gov. Phil Bryant’s order to his lieutenants in the Legislature to adopt measures that have their foundation in the long-discredited mid 19th century idea of […]

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CARTER: Barbour all wet blaming storm for Romney loss

November 9, 2012

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Haley Barbour is not sounding like the rational voice the Republican Party so badly needs in the wake of the thrashing it just took in the presidential election. As a Rider of the Storm, he’s proving to be a false prophet. The former GOP chair and two-term Mississippi governor is telling anyone who will listen […]

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Mississippi notable for its 2012 ‘blueness,’ Rove says

November 8, 2012

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Sakes alive! Mississippi’s turning blue? Not really – but it did make “blue” history of sorts in Tuesday’s presidential election. It had the distinction of being only one of two states to go a bit more blue than in the 2008 election, GOP strategist Karl Rove notes his post-election assessment of nationwide voting. Here is […]

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Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?

November 5, 2012

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If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, the historical memory of the race might turn on the role played by Hurricane Sandy. Already, some analysts are describing the storm as an “October surprise” that allowed Mr. Obama to regain his footing after stumbling badly in the first presidential debate and struggling to get back on […]

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CARTER: Romney may have generational edge in repelling space invaders

June 29, 2012

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       Americans give President Obama only so-so marks on his handling of the economy. But nearly two out of three say he’s the leader they want calling the shots once an armada of flying saucers comes over the horizon, National Geographic’s “Aliens Among Us” poll found. The magazine surveyed a random nationwide sample […]

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