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Cochran reaches out to unions, blacks for runoff votes

WASHINGTON — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters — two groups that traditionally support Democrats. But he risks a backlash from conservatives ready to support his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Even as Cochran is running TV ads aimed at conservatives ...

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Cochran, McDaniel exchange jabs on federal spending, deficit

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi’s two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are beginning to fire directly at each other, even as party officials prepare to make their runoff official. Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran visited Forrest General Hospital and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg today, highlighting both as programs he’s helped finance. Cochran says it would “dangerous” to elect ...

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Harper expects fiscal sequester if Dems don’t drop tax insistence

Get used to the idea of $85 billion in automatic cuts to defense and domestic programs starting next Friday under a sequester deal Congress made with the White House in August 2011. At least that’s the indication U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper gave during a stop last Wednesday at the Mississippi Capitol for the Madison County Business League’s annual League & ...

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University leaders: Federal DATA Act redundant, expensive

A bill making its way through Congress would digitize and consolidate the system used to track federal spending, but the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities says it duplicates existing systems and adds another layer of expense to critical university research projects. The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act — or DATA Act — would apply tracking requirements similar to ...

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