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Mississippi’s Harper named chair of House Admin Committee

Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi has been named chairman of U.S. House Administration Committee. He was selected for the post by Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Harper is the only one of Mississippi’s four U.S. House members to hold a chairmanship. Rep. Bennie Thompson was chairman of the Homeland Security Committee when Democrats held the House majority, and is ...

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Momentum builds for reviving Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON — Congressional backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank are close to reviving it four months after conservative foes ensured that its charter expired. The bank helps overseas buyers get financing to purchase U.S. exports, and a provision reauthorizing it was attached to a popular but unrelated highway measure that the House passed 363-64 on Thursday. The bank enjoys widespread ...

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Presidential election: Much is at stake for Mississippi

Some would call it The Mississippi Paradox. One the one hand, we say we want the federal government off our backs, yet on the other we say want more dollars coming to Mississippi from Washington. The presidential election will dramatically have an effect on both these statements. One of the first civic lessons we learn about our unique form of ...

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The presidential debates: Game, set, match?

The suspense is so intense you can cut it with a knife. The atmosphere as we move through the month of presidential debates is more riveting than the Super Bowl, The World Series and the NBA Championship game combined. At least that is the case if you are an even marginally engaged political junkie. What makes these 2012 debates take ...

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