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BILL CRAWFORD — Broken promises, record deficits, and surging debt

Well, if COVID-19 hadn’t come along the “greatest economy ever” would be well on its way to keeping President Donald Trump’s promise to balance the budget and eliminate the national debt. No, budget deficits and the national debt have increased every year since he took office. What? The year before Trump took office in 2016 the deficit was $585 billion ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves less politicizing than Trump on COVID-19

Gov. Tate Reeves bemoaned the politicization of COVID-19 coronavirus last week, reported Mississippi Today. He complained that there are “certain groups that want to politicize everything.” Hmmm. To whom was the governor addressing his concern? The “certain group” most politicizing the pandemic is led by his political hero, President Donald Trump. News reports aplenty, starting back in March, attest to ...

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VOTER TECH — How will Mississippians cast their ballots in 2020?

By LISA MONTI Eligible voters in Mississippi cast their ballots using one of two methods: an electronic system, usually with a touchscreen, that records and stores their votes or by checking off their choices on paper ballots. With growing concerns about hackers and cyberattacks, county election officials who oversee local voting are showing more interest in having a paper trail ...

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TODD SMITH — Broadcast media coverage of Trump 95% negative

Negative press coverage of President Trump has worsened. Since 2016, previous studies from analysts at the Media Research Center revealed that the coverage of Trump on major broadcast networks was 91% negative. A new study released this week found that the coverage is now 95% negative. The analysis of all evening news coverage of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in June and ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Trump administration issues executive order barring issuance of new foreign work visas

On Monday, President Trump signed a Proclamation suspending the issuance of new employment-based visas in an effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. The ban restricts the issuance of certain H-1B, H-2B, J trainee, and L intracompany visas. The Proclamation suspends entry into the U.S. by certain H-1B, H-2B, J and L visa-holders, as well as those ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Republicans let Trump spend more than Obama

In December 1985 President Ronald Reagan signed the Gramm-Ruddman Act mandating a balanced federal budget by fiscal year 1991. “The American people expect their elected officials to take action now to reduce the size of government and to set upon a reasonable and equitable course to eliminate federal budget deficits,” the conservative, Republican president said. It took until 2001 and ...

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MILLSAPS POLL — Trump holds 11-point lead; voters embrace mail-in-balloting for November

Mississippians are deeply concerned about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on their health and safety as well as the economy and their communities. The spring quarterly Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey finds nearly 90% of Mississippi voters are very or somewhat concerned with the pandemic and the possibility of themselves or someone in ...

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Outbreak: Mississippi gets disaster declaration to speed aid

Mississippi on Sunday become the latest U.S. state declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the new coronavirus outbreak, giving the state access to more federal assistance to confront the pandemic. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he has asked Trump to issue a major disaster declaration for Mississippi because of the coronavirus, in order to ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Trump changes tune, but will his followers?

Personal freedom stands as the most liberal innovation of human civilization. How ironic that it stands as a key political manifesto of today’s conservative movement in America. Adopting the mantra that limited government empowers personal freedom, conservative groups for the past two decades have been promoting the need to tear down what they see as over-reaching government authority. Donald Trump became their ...

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins Mississippi, 3 more states

Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden’s path to the nomination. Biden again showed strength Tuesday with working-class voters and ...

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