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Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?

If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, the historical memory of the race might turn on the role played by Hurricane Sandy. Already, some analysts are describing the storm as an “October surprise” that allowed Mr. Obama to regain his footing after stumbling badly in the first presidential debate and struggling to get back on course. Some Republicans seem prepared ...

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CARTER: Romney may have generational edge in repelling space invaders

       Americans give President Obama only so-so marks on his handling of the economy. But nearly two out of three say he’s the leader they want calling the shots once an armada of flying saucers comes over the horizon, National Geographic’s “Aliens Among Us” poll found. The magazine surveyed a random nationwide sample of 1,114 Americans from May ...

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Roberts rules: Affordable Care Act’s taxing nature poorly hidden

Pepper Crutcher, a labor and employment law attorney in Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office, finished reading Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ opinion on the Affordable Care Act by mid-morning Thursday. One clear conclusion, according to Crutcher, is that Roberts knows a tax when he sees one. Call Obamacare’s health-care mandate whatever you like, the monetary penalty used to compel citizens ...

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52% of Ms. GOP voters believe Obama a Muslim, poll finds

Where Mississippi Republicans are getting their facts is unclear, but it’s clear that the majority of them have their facts wrong. Here’s the dirty lowdown: President Obama is not a Muslim. Nonetheless, more than half of Mississippi’s Republicans voters believe he is a Muslim, even though he attended Christian churches for decades and has said time after time he is ...

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Carter Commentary: Getting us back to 'Made in America'

Is there an assembly line somewhere that turns out these tired opposition party responses to State of the Union addresses? Year after year, it doesn’t matter whether the chief executive delivering the speech is a Democrat or Republican, within minutes of the speech’s completion the worn-out rhetoric begins. Which brings us to Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s new lieutenant governor. The president, ...

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Will Mississippi's Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

>> OBAMA AND BARBOUR HAVE BET ON GREEN ENERGY WINNERS AND LOSERS. Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide documents regarding communications with ...

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New book claims it’s do-or-die time for U.S. economy

The United States will jump start its economy or lose to China by 2040, says Gallup CEO and chairman Jim Clifton in his new book “The Coming Jobs War.” Clifton says the biggest problem facing the world is an inadequate supply of good jobs. Based on Gallup’s worldwide polling, a good job is the global dream for all citizens and ...

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Cochran wants more details from White House

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has asked President Obama to provide Congress with greater details about his administration’s initiative to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the United States. Cochran was among 11 senators who this week sent a letter to the President seeking more information about his plan, titled “A Framework for Revitalizing American Manufacturing.” In the correspondence, the ...

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Taylor writes letter to President Obama

In wake of Hurricane Katrina, Coast Democrat urges reform to National Flood Insurance Program WASHINGTON — Just before President Obama’s visit to New Orleans Oct. 15, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) wrote the President urging the administration to reform the National Flood Insurance Program and revisit the Taylor-written Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009. Taylor says his act is a “proposed ...

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