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Barbour-Swoope team played .500 ball, at best

Thank heavens there is still a bright line between a news story and a column. Neither is better than the other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. A news story is supposed to be factual. Hence, it carries the mantle of credibility, which should never drop to the ground, like the American flag. Play fast and loose with the facts, ...

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Cable TV price hikes to be more frequent; Sports channels blamed

Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues, the Washington Post reports. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other ...

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WaPo calls Miss. GOP Senate primary tea party's 'last stand'; says blogger tresspass slowed McDaniel surge

After a string of humbling defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea party’s last best hope to oust a lawmaker is in Mississippi. But things are not going well for the movement’s Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime senator Thad Cochran, the Washington Post reported in a story today. The race has been roiled over the past week by a bizarre incident in ...

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Rothenberg to address Delta 1000 during Delta Council event

The Mississippi Delta’s lead economic development organization is bringing in a noted political pundit to address members during its annual meeting. Stu Rothenberg, widely recognized political analyst, will address Delta 1000 members at the May 30 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland. “Stu Rothenberg has become a staple at Delta Council meetings because his many friends and admirers in the ...

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Mayor: 13 dead, including gunman, at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON  — The D.C. mayor says 13 people have died in the shooting rampage, including the gunman. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two other people who may have ...

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How Mississippi turned $3.5 million into $80 million

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has validated that old adage that you must spend money to make money. A Washington Post report published today details how increased tax collection enforcement efforts from a $3.5 legislative allocation helped lead to collection of $190 million in unpaid taxes and increase state revenues by more than $80 million over the previous year. The ...

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Mike Allen: Nine days that rocked U.S. media

Politico Playbook’s Mike Allen outlines and aggregates the fallout from nine days that rocked U.S. media: July 28: Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media, will be CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, which includes television, radio, magazine, conference and digital businesses. July 29: The Allbritton family sells seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA ABC7 in Washington (plus NewsChannel 8 in D.C.), to ...

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Green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at National Cathedral

According to The Washington Post, green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park Police in the investigation, but ...

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