Mississippi

Miss. Gov. signs controversial religious freedom bill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial religious freedom bill Thursday over the objections of opponents who say it could lead to discrimination against gay and lesbians.
The Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed…

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Former Congressman Seeking Mississippi Senate Seat

Former Mississippi Rep. Travis Childers announced Friday he will run for Senate, putting a legitimate contender in place for Democrats as a potentially nasty primary plays out on the Republican side.
Childers, who won a…

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Gulf Coast set for Bakken-like boom with liquefied natural gas

The energy boom that has North Dakota boasting the country’s lowest unemployment rate — and skyrocketing real estate prices — could soon do the same for the Gulf Coast.
Dozens of facilities are set to…

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California lawyers say Mississippi Confederate flag must go

Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown…

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Poll: Miss. Sen. Cochran leads Tea Party foe by double digits

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) leads his Tea Party rival by a double-digit margin, according to a new poll from GOP company Harper Polling.
Cochran leads Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) 54 percent to 31…

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Cochran to Seek Re-Election in Mississippi

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has decided to seek re-election and is expected to announce that decision shortly. The Republican incumbent will likely face a competitive primary election against state Sen. Chris McDaniel.…

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Mississippi Tea Party Candidate Eyes Thad Cochran Primary Challenge

As Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., mulls retirement, a local lawmaker is considering a mounting a primary challenge against him in the Magnolia State.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican aligned with the tea party, confirmed…

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Mississippi: Cochran Puts Off Re-Election Decision

While several senators have already announced retirement plans ahead of the 2014 cycle, Sen. Thad Cochran said he’s putting off his decision until “the end of the year or the beginning of the next year.”…

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Feds deny Mississippi plan for state-run health exchange, citing divisions

Federal health officials have denied Mississippi’s request to set up a state-run health exchange under President Obama’s health care law, settling an unusual political dispute in which the Republican governor overruled the state’s own insurance…

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Mississippi bill would nullify federal laws

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again.
Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff…

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Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic sues over new law

By Emily Le Coz
TUPELO, Miss., June 27 (Reuters) – The lone abortion facility in Mississippi asked a federal court on Wednesday to block a new state law that will require doctors who perform the…

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Mississippi poised to tighten abortion regulations, could close last clinic

From FoxNews.com
Mississippi GOP Gov. Phil Bryant is poised to sign legislation that would tighten abortion regulations and could close the state’s only abortion clinic.
The state legislature bill sent Thursday to Bryant requires doctors…

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Poll: Obama’s a Muslim to many GOP voters in Alabama, Mississippi

By David MeeksReporting from Washington— After years of battling false claims and viral emails alleging that he is a Muslim, President Obama hasn’t gotten far among Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi – about half still…

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