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(VIDEO) Gov. Bryant: Working moms led to nation’s education woes

June 4, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience at today’s Washington Post Live event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” The comment is already a top headline trending on washingtonpost.com. The even was intended to focus on the importance of ensuring that children read well by the end of third […]

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Not an Onion headline: U.S. government to spend $890K on nothing

April 24, 2013

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If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might save your blood pressure, and go read another story. This one is about all the money the U.S. government spends on . . . nothing. As reported in the Washington Post, it is one of […]

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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

April 9, 2013

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The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without […]

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Cochran says Hagel should ‘not be denied’ Senate vote as defense chief

February 14, 2013

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Several media reports have listed Mississippi’s Thad Cochran as among at least two Senate Republicans who will support allowing a full Senate vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Late Thursday afternoon, Senate Democrats were forcing a vote to end debate on the nomination of Hagel, bringing to a head a showdown over the […]

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Libor: An opaque scandal erodes confidence in major banks

July 24, 2012

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Last month, one of the biggest financial scandals in history came to light, involving many of the most pre-eminent banks in the world. But public reaction has been so muted that a Los Angeles Times columnist was compelled to ask, “Why aren’t more people furious about the Libor scandal?” In fact, people are. The news […]

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Washington Post: Thompson, Wicker directed public money to private interests

February 7, 2012

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A Washington Post investigation called “Capitol Assets” names members of Congress who have helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to dozens of public projects for work in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by them or their family members. Mississippi’s Rep. Bennie Thompson and Rep. Roger Wicker were named in […]

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