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BILL CRAWFORD — GOP debate fails voters

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, and Donald Trump joke during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

“We need the strongest military on the face of the planet,” said Carly Fiorina, one of the “winners” of last week’s Republican presidential debate. “And, specifically, what that means is we need about 50 Army brigades, we need about 36 Marine battalions, we need somewhere between 300 and 350 naval ships, we need to upgrade every leg of the nuclear ...

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Board wants to roll back troubled schools' sports penalties

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Education is making another move toward rolling back penalties that strip troubled school districts of their ability to compete in high school sports and other activities. The board is seeking public comment on a proposal that would give a district that loses state accreditation a year to remedy problems before losing half its games ...

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Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters

JACKSON — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters yesterday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty because race relations were changing. He said the gubernatorial election of 1971 was the first time a candidate for a major office in the state, Democrat Bill Waller, made an effort to ...

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Childers challenges Cochran to debates; Cochran noncommittal

JACKSON — Mississippi voters deserve to hear U.S. Senate candidates debate issues such as the minimum wage and the availability of health care, the Democratic nominee said yesterday. Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said he’s challenging six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran to debate him four times before the Nov. 4 election — once in each of Mississippi’s congressional districts. Cochran ...

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Childers wants to debate Cochran in bid for Senate seat

JACKSON — The Democratic nominee for Senate, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, says Mississippi voters should get to make a side-by-side comparison of him and the man he’s trying to unseat. Childers is holding a news conference today to challenge six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran to a series of debates before the Nov. 4 election. Cochran did not debate his ...

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Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he sees as the danger of ...

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Tempers fly in House over workers' compensation vote

JACKSON — Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system after previously voting against them. House members voted 60-56 yesterday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which proponents say would balance a system that now unfairly favors workers. Opponents dispute that, saying the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is balanced now and that the changes ...

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