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