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Association gets funding for work on Grant's personal memoirs

STARKVILLE — A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant. The grant of $43,490 will be used by the association for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The association is based at Mississippi State University. ...

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Man falsely accused of sending ricin-laced letters files lawsuit

CORINTH — An Elvis impersonator charged, then cleared, of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has filed a defamation lawsuit against the current suspect in the case. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Alcorn County Circuit Court in north Mississippi. It says James Everett Dutschke framed Paul Kevin Curtis when he sent ricin-tainted letters on April 8 ...

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Obama tries to reach out to GOP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said today he was open to four new Republican proposals on health care legislation, in a gesture of bipartisanship meant to jump-start his stalled drive to overhaul the system. Obama detailed the ideas, all of which were raised at a bipartisan health care summit last week, in a letter to congressional leaders. In a nod ...

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Obama tries to woo reluctant Democrats

WASHINGTON — A small number of House Democrats who opposed health overhaul legislation on the first go-round may be President Barack Obama’s most important constituency when he unveils a revised proposal on Wednesday. At least nine of the 39 Democrats who voted “nay” when the House passed sweeping overhaul legislation 220-215 in November are now undecided or withholding judgment until ...

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International tourism bill passes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has again passed legislation intended to attract more foreign tourists to the United States, a measure U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) supported as a cosponsor. Cochran voted with the Senate to pass—for a second time—the Tourism Promotion Act. The bill was attached by the House to HR.1299, legislation involving U.S. Capitol Police policies. The measure ...

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President selects debt commission members

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s four appointments to the bipartisan debt panel he established last week include the head of manufacturing giant Honeywell and a former top-ranking Federal Reserve official. Obama will name David Cote, chief executive officer at Honeywell International, and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alice Rivlin to the panel today, an administration official said. He will also ...

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Democrats warily embrace healthcare plan

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats cautiously embraced President Barack Obama’s new health care plan as their last hope for enacting a comprehensive overhaul. Republicans trashed it, dimming prospects for any deal at the bipartisan health care summit that Obama has scheduled for Thursday to try to jump-start the debate. A year after calling on Congress to act to reform the nation’s ...

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Obama unveils $1T healthcare plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers. The White House immediately demanded an up-or-down vote in Congress on the plan, or something close to ...

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White House looking to flank GOP on healthcare

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional leaders are preparing a detailed healthcare proposal designed to win passage without Republican support if GOP lawmakers fail to embrace bipartisan compromises at President Barack Obama’s summit next week. A senior White House official said yesterday that Democratic negotiators are resolving final differences in House and Senate health bills that passed last year ...

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Obama calls out Republicans on healthcare reform

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it’s time for Republicans who have attacked his healthcare proposals from the sidelines to step before the cameras and present their own ideas. In the first major move to revive his healthcare agenda after his party’s loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, Obama on Sunday invited GOP and Democratic leaders to discuss possible compromises ...

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