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Analysis: Lott pushes working relations across party lines

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., laughs at his own comment about the Republican presidential race prior to addressing an audience at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at an event called "History is Lunch." Lott says he will vote for Donald Trump for president, though he acknowledges he didn't expect the New York businessman to win the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi Republican Trent Lott wasn’t known for hugging Democrats and singing “Kumbaya” as U.S. Senate majority leader. But now, more than eight years after leaving office, he is promoting the idea that it’s good for the nation when people develop strong working relationships, and maybe even friendships, across party lines. “One of the big problems in Washington now is they ...

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Gov. Bryant backs Trump, says Clinton victory is unacceptable

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump stands during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he is supporting Donald Trump for president. The second-term Republican governor had endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before Mississippi’s primary in March. But, soon after Cruz ended his campaign Tuesday, Bryant issued a statement saying he is with the New York businessman, who has proclaimed that transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want. Bryant ...

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Trump, Cruz to campaign in Mississippi on eve of primaries


Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were scheduled to appear in Mississippi before its presidential primaries, but the state has received relatively little attention this campaign season. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday evening in the Jackson suburb of Madison, ahead of the Tuesday primaries. It was to be Trump’s second appearance in Mississippi since early January, when several thousand ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — The SMORGS’ Gift to America – Donald Trump

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The SMORGS are coming!  The SMORGS are coming!  Heaven help us all, the SMORGS are winning! Well, they’re winning sort of. SMORGS stands for “Sanctimonious Malicious Organizations.” You know what I’m talking about – well-funded, special-interest organizations that preach a good line but destroy any politician who won’t walk that line with them. SMORGS have taken over politics, impacting both ...

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NEW POLL: Trump, Clinton lead big in Mississippi ahead of Tuesday primaries


With a huge lead over his closest rivals, billionaire businessman Donald Trump can expect to add Mississippi’s March 8 Republican presidential primary to his list of victories in the GOP nominating contest, a statewide poll conducted Monday by Magellan Strategies BR shows. Trump will seek to build on his Magnolia State lead with a visit to Madison Monday night. The automated telephone ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Are Mississippi politicians bought and paid for?

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  Politicians are bought and paid for, according to Donald Trump. “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do,” he said. He was speaking about Washington politicians. But what about Mississippi politicians?  Are they bought and paid for? Probably not, but the less than squeaky clean behavior of some, and the lack of concern by most, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Kasich last hope for candidate with character and competency


  A useful presidential primary exercise can be had by applying fundamental concepts from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to the candidates. Covey developed his character and competency oriented leadership treatise after his doctoral dissertation critiqued 200 years of American “success literature” starting in 1776. Covey found that literature focused on the development of character through the 1920s. Afterwards, ...

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TODD SMITH — Here’s a sneak peak at The Super Bowl 50 ads


Whether it’s cars, chips or beer, ,the usual super suspects are lining up to make the 50th Super Bowl more than a game to remember – at least when it comes to the ads. With the Super Bowl set for Sunday, advertisers have given us  a peek at what they’ve got planned. They have a lot at stake as they ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Truth management skews reality


Since the earliest days of civilization “truth management” has been practiced by governments and religions to further their own interests.  Decades ago, the Soviet Union’s disinformation and revisionist history activities stood out. Today truth management pervades international communications, with Putin’s Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIL among the stand outs.   The practice of truth management has proliferated to organizations throughout ...

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Trump set to campaign Jan. 2 in Biloxi

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga.  Trump is scheduled to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Jan. 2. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

BILOXI — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign just after the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Trump’s website says Monday that he will appear at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. Tickets are available online. Mississippi’s presidential primaries are March 8. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, ...

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