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BILL CRAWFORD — Patriots’ Duty: Keep national fabric whole

Every Independence Day, words and symbols from our Founders captivate me. There is the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” adopted July 4th, 1776, by ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Wicker’s 2008 Senate race also had sharp ads

In the midst of what was thought to be a close election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, Republican Roger Wicker ran radio ads courting the votes of black Mississippians because his opponent, Ronnie Musgrove, was perceived by some as being lukewarm in support of fellow Democrat Barack Obama for president. Of course, what was not told during the radio ...

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Cleveland gets money for boulevard

JACKSON — The city of Cleveland will receive $1.1 million for construction of a boulevard and trail to venues at Delta State University in Cleveland. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the project is designed to alleviate traffic through residential areas. Cochran says the funding is part of $3.3 million from the Federal Highway Administration for four projects in Mississippi. ...

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Cochran opposes earmark moratorium

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has come out strongly against a proposal that he says would effectively impose a moratorium on how Congress uses earmarks to appropriate funding for programs and projects within the federal government. The Senate on Tuesday voted with Cochran (68-29) to table an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jim ...

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Cochran co-sponsors interest-waiving bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would offer assistance to small businesses on the Gulf Coast by waiving interest payments on disaster-related loans issued after recent hurricanes. Cochran is cosponsoring the Southeast Hurricanes Small Business Disaster Relief Act (S.2986), which would direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a disaster relief program for small businesses ...

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Cochran pushes water projects as job-creators

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is pressing federal officials to accelerate federal water projects in Mississippi as one way to create greater economic activity in a state with a 12 percent unemployment rate. Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, addressed the new Mississippi unemployment rate during a March 12 hearing to review the FY2011 budget requests for ...

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Cochran wants more details from White House

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has asked President Obama to provide Congress with greater details about his administration’s initiative to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the United States. Cochran was among 11 senators who this week sent a letter to the President seeking more information about his plan, titled “A Framework for Revitalizing American Manufacturing.” In the correspondence, the ...

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International tourism bill passes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has again passed legislation intended to attract more foreign tourists to the United States, a measure U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) supported as a cosponsor. Cochran voted with the Senate to pass—for a second time—the Tourism Promotion Act. The bill was attached by the House to HR.1299, legislation involving U.S. Capitol Police policies. The measure ...

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