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Navistar lands Army contract to rework Maxx Pro Dash vehicles

WEST POINT — The Navistar Defense plant at West Point is upgrading MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract would entail the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to MRAP Maxx Pro Dash vehicles, bringing ...

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Nunnelee to limit campaigning as he recovers from surgery, stroke

TUPELO — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won’t jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman from Tupelo. Nunnelee’s Democratic challenger, Ron Dickey of Horn Lake, has never held public office, has ...

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Nunnelee coming home to recover from brain surgery, stroke

TUPELO — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he’s returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo had a stroke while undergoing brain surgery June 9 in Texas, and he has had radiation and chemotherapy in Maryland. In an email today, Nunnelee says the surgery and treatment have separated him from people and places he ...

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Lawmakers write letter to SEC chair over Stanford Ponzi scheme ruling

WASHINGTON — Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., have written a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White to appeal a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the Ponzi scheme perpetrated ...

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Congressman Nunnelee had stroke during brain surgery

TUPELO — Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee says he had a stroke two months ago while undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo revealed the information about the stroke in an online newsletter and a Facebook post Sunday. Nunnelee spokeswoman Elizabeth Parks says it is the first time the congressman has publicly discussed the stroke. His ...

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Cochran: Land given to city from Trace will boost Natchez

NATCHEZ — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says the citizens of Natchez will benefit from the culmination of a legislative effort he started to convey surplus federal property from the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. Cochran joined Natchez Mayor Butch Brown and other officials for a signing ceremony at which Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser, on ...

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Republicans feeling good after defeat of tea party candidates

WASHINGTON — Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s narrow win Thursday night and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’ triumph on Tuesday dashed the tea party’s last hopes of knocking ...

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Nunnelee moved to outpatient center following brain surgery

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s staff says he is doing well after brain surgery and has been moved from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to its outpatient center. Nunnelee underwent surgery June 9 in Houston to remove a small tumor and went to Johns Hopkins for further treatment and rehabilitation. He says in a news release that, ...

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Congressional delegation applauds Air Force's decision on Keesler, but not satisfied

BILOXI — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) along with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), are welcoming a U.S. Air Force decision to rescind personnel restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, and have indicated their continuing commitment to demand that the Air Force justify its targeting of the squadron for deactivation this ...

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Cochran proposes amendment to set state waters' limit

GULF OF MEXICO — Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government refuses to recognize the declaration, standing by a 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision that determined the offshore boundary for Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama was three miles out. The federal government also has not recognized Louisiana’s ...

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