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PSC's Brandon Presley calls in-state nuclear waste dump a 'harebrained scheme'

NETTLETON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has reached out to President Barack Obama, Mississippi’s congressional delegation and other Washington leaders in an attempt to block any federal government attempts to dispose of the nation’s nuclear waste in Mississippi. In a letter sent this week, Presley shared copies of recent unanimously passed PSC resolutions opposing a permanent nuclear waste disposal ...

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that takes issue with administration ...

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FBI: Ricin letter suspect ID'd as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters ...

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Thank goodness for Mobama’s leadership

With Mississippi having hosted First Lady Michelle Obama this week, on her continued tour to raise awareness about health and fitness in America, it’s interesting that a new book is out, detailing the problems with the majority of food we are served. “How Fast Food Hooks Us” shows how corporations figure out our ‘bliss spots,’ manipulate the USDA, and stymie ...

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Senate Rejects Last Sequester Bills

Time for Plan B! Wait, there is no Plan B? As expected, the Senate rejected rival bills aimed at preventing the looming sequester Thursday, meaning that $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will almost definitely kick in on Friday. Bills introduced by both Democrats and Republicans failed to receive the necessary 60 votes to pass. With no other plan in ...

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Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and needy. “Our country cannot succeed ...

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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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Obama: Republicans blocking recovery efforts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking his case against Republicans to millions of Americans today, faulting the party for refusing to help him turn around the sluggish economy or support some proposed new tax breaks for businesses the party has backed in the past. Facing devastating poll numbers and prospects of big losses, Democrats are in danger of losing ...

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President to pitch economic initiatives

WASHINGTON — Seeking to give anxious Democrats a boost ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama is pitching a trio of economic initiatives today and voicing unwavering opposition to Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy, an issue on which he’s looking to draw a stark contrast with Republicans. The White House said the package of infrastructure investments and business ...

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Texas suing White House over drilling moratorium

HOUSTON — The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration yesterday over its new deep-water offshore drilling moratorium, claiming it is unjustified and federal officials did not contact the state before issuing the ban. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the 18-page suit in federal court in Houston against Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The ban halted the approval ...

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