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Hotelier-In-Chief: Here Are The Trumps’ New Hotels

Last August, Mississippi’s governor introduced a local hotel developer to then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a $1,000-per-plate private fundraiser in Jackson. The developer, Suresh Chawla, had long been a campaign donor to the governor, Phil Bryant.

July 19, 2017
An alligator crosses Sawmill Road near Brazos Bend State Park in flood waters in Fort Bend County after heavy rainfall caused the Brazos River to surge to its highest level causing flooding outside Houston, Texas, in this picture taken June 1, 2016, courtesy of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

Louisiana, Mississippi Areas Under Flood Watch As Texas Floods Spread

Torrential rains in Texas which caused flooding that killed 16 people this week have spread to southern Louisiana, leaving parts of that state and Mississippi under a flash flood watch through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

June 5, 2016
Steve Sands takes pictures of the rising waters in the Mississippi River as flood waters approach their crest in Greenbelt Park in Memphis, Tennessee January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht

Doesn’t Mississippi Have More Pressing Concerns?

After all, Mississippi just passed a law that 80 percent of its eighth-graders would struggle to read.

April 10, 2016
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New Religious Freedom Bills Legitimize Discrimination

The practice of using the Bible as a prop for prejudice has a long and ignominious tradition, spanning centuries and continents.

April 9, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter

Trump Takes Michigan In Repudiation Of Republican Establishment

Trump’s relentless anti-free trade rhetoric and promise to slap taxes on cars and parts shipped in from Mexico resonated in Michigan, which has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing and auto industry jobs.

March 8, 2016

Storms Snarl U.S Travel, Threaten Rare Winter Tornadoes

Snow, sleet and hail snarled transportation in large parts of the United States on Monday during one of the busiest travel times of the year, after dozens died in U.S. storms that were just some of the wild weather seen worldwide over the Christmas holiday period.

December 28, 2015
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What To Watch For On Election Day

While no federal offices are on the table, results from these states this Election Day will have implications for House and Senate contests in 2016.

November 2, 2015

The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015
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Southern Lawmakers Push To Remove Confederate Flag

Officials, businesses, and ordinary citizens are calling for Confederate emblems to be removed.

June 23, 2015

Endorse This: Thanks For Your Opinion, Haley Barbour!

The gang on Morning Joe asked former Mississippi governor and onetime RNC chairman Haley Barbour how he feels about his home state’s own flag and its prominent Confederate emblem. See what happened when they tried to get a straight answer from him.

June 23, 2015

South Carolina Isn’t Only State To Have Struggled With Confederate Flag Displays

The flag, emblematic of slavery to most but a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride to others, has become something of a political football in the wake of the shootings.

June 23, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Graduation Day

Larry Wilmore highlights the news from high school graduations — from black parents charged with cheering on their kids, to a young man forbidden to come out in his valedictorian speech.

June 5, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
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Gay Rights Supporters Gird For Fight In Mississippi Beyond Marriage

Despite some social and legislative progress to “pry open the Southern closet,” some Tupelo residents want to criminalize homosexuality.

April 1, 2015

Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies At Age 56

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee has passed away.

February 6, 2015

If GOP Is So Right, Why Are Red States So Far Behind Blue States?

Headstrong, but wrong. Red states have seen the most growth under Democratic presidencies.

September 3, 2014

Court Blocks Mississippi From Closing State’s Last Abortion Clinic

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW ORLEANS — After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. The law required that all physicians associated with an abortion clinic have admitting privileges […]

July 30, 2014

WATCH: McDaniel Calls Mississippi Runoff ‘Most Unethical’ In History

Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel is still not over his narrow loss in the Republican primary runoff between himself and incumbent senator Thad Cochran (R-MS). Since election night, McDaniel has refused to concede defeat, even though the state Republican Party has certified Cochran as the winner (by 7,667 votes, or 2 percent). Instead, McDaniel and […]

July 9, 2014

50 Years On, Race Relations In Mississippi Take A Far Different Tone

By Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Emily Dannenberg stepped off an air-conditioned tour bus into oppressive Mississippi heat. The white Columbia University graduate student had come to this steamy rural town on Monday with a mission: to mentor both black and white teenagers and help them make sense of their state’s violent […]

June 20, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Obamacare Is Worse Than 9/11, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Bryan Fischer American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer, who memorably warned Americans that “hypermasculine homosexuals” are turning the U.S. military into “Hitler’s stormtroopers,” has a […]

June 6, 2014

In Blow To GOP Establishment, Tea Party Forces Run-Off

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Republican establishment suffered an embarrassing political setback Tuesday courtesy of a Tea Party challenger, who battled a long-time Senate incumbent to a draw in a Mississippi race with national implications. Seven other states also held primaries in one of the biggest vote nights of the 2014 campaign season ahead of […]

June 4, 2014

Mississippi Peeking

June 3, 2014

Mississippi’s GOP Senate Primary Race Stays Bitter To The End

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Downright dirty politics is one way to describe Mississippi’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, which has shaped up as the most brutally competitive of the season. And it’s likely to be a nail-biter until the bitter end. Senator Thad Cochran, the stately 74-year-old incumbent seeking a seventh term, […]

June 3, 2014