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At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in ...

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In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat “one of the most consequential presidents in recent history.” Lawmakers have refused to expand Medicaid under Obama’s signature health care law, among other things. However, the Senate adopted a resolution Thursday saying the first ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — How the Democrats shot themselves in their self-righteous left foot

The old saying “What goes around, comes around” is a non-partisan axiom.  An analogous Biblical proverb advocates we should “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The Democrats can only hope the Republicans subscribe to the Golden Rule instead of an “eye for an eye.” I’ll leave it to objective historians to determine whether the Democrats, ...

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US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 pct.

U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. And the unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed. Average hourly pay slipped after a solid gain the previous month. Pay has increased at ...

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#justsayin takes a look at Hillary and Obama

This week, Ford Williams takes a look at Barack Obama’s changing view of Hillary since the 2008 election. Ford is a freshman at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, and a 2016 honors graduate of Jackson Academy where he was named Most Talented and selected to the Hall of Fame.  He is the recipient of numerous ...

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Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program

WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary. The recent vote came just after President Barack Obama visited Vietnam, a major exporter of catfish to the United States that has criticized the program. The Senate has approved by 55-43 a resolution that would void the regulations, if the House agrees and Obama ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Mississippi’s funds shortfall probably won’t get Obama’s help this time

In 2009-2011 when Mississippi revenue collections were hitting unprecedented lows, new President Barack Obama came to the rescue of Mississippi and  Gov. Haley Barbour, Lt. Gov. Phil Byrant, House Speaker Billy McCoy and the rest of the state’s political leadership. The budgets passed by the Legislature and signed by the Republican Barbour during those years relied on a total of ...

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Mississippi’s Palazzo introduces bill to censure Obama over gun control

According to The Hill, Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) is introducing a bill to censure President Obama for his “unconstitutional executive actions” on guns. “For seven years, the President has gradually expanded his powers through executive overreach,” Palazzo said in a statement. “His actions this week to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens is just the latest, if ...

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Analysis: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

On Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip? By now, everyone knows about Mississippi’s post-storm insecurity, its angst about being overshadowed by all the media attention on New Orleans after the storm, when hundreds of Mississippians had also died, and tens of thousands were homeless. And the chip is still there. Some residents of the ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Mississippi Republicans speak on the GOP presidential candidates

Some of the nation’s best and brightest Republican operatives call Mississippi home. Of course, the biggest of the best and brightest is our former Governor and Yazoo City native, Haley Barbour. The former Chairman of the RNC and successful lobbyist, Barbour knows a thing or two about politics. Barbour says there are “no true frontrunners” in the GOP Primary. He ...

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