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Cochran joins Democrats in confirming Lynch as attorney general

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi joined nine other Republicans Thursday in voting to confirm veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta E. Lynch as U.S. attorney general. Republican senators have received wide criticism for the five months of delay in confirming Lynch, the first African American woman to be nominated for attorney general. Much speculation centered on how Cochran would ...

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Farm Bureau honors Sen. Thad Cochran

The Mississippi Farm Bureau has presented its Friend of Farm Bureau Award  to Sen. Thad Cochran (R–Miss.) for his work in the 113th Congress.  This is the 10th consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Cochran for his commitment to the farmers of Mississippi. Cochran serves as the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. He ...

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WaPo: Cochran signals won't back new voting rights after minorities saved his job

Well, that didn’t last long. Thad Cochran removed his disguise as a friend of Mississippi’s blacks and other minorities within days of these same folks pushing him into Victory Lane in his GOP Senate primary runoff with tea partier Chris McDaniel, the Washington Post reports. Let’s see how the senator’s betrayal figures into some future primary races in which establishment ...

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Gov. Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll taken among the guests gathered ...

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him 'best for Mississippi'

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll taken among the guests gathered ...

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Cochran, Wicker join GOP vote to kill far-reaching veterans' benefits bill

Mississippi’s Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker joined Senate Republican in derailing a bill that would have expended $21 billion to enhance health care, education and job benefits for veterans. The “nea” votes Thursday by Cochran, Wicker and all but two other Senate GOP members brought a harsh response from the American Legion. “I don’t know how anyone who voted ...

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Cochran's American Conservative Union rating takes nosedive

Veteran GOP senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who is battling a conservative primary challenger, has a new political headache: a scathing appraisal and conservative rating from the American Conservative Union, one of the right’s most influential assessors of Republicans, the Washington Post reports. In its new annual scorecard, which was shared with The Washington Post on Wednesday, the ACU shows Cochran, ...

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House passes farm-only version of new Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm-only version of the Farm Bill yesterday by a vote of 216-208. Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight said that although this turn of events on the path to a new Farm Bill was unusual, he is glad to see progress finally made on the bill. “Our farmers needed a Farm ...

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