Posted 4 hours ago

McDaniel Calls on Cochran to Join Amicus Brief Supporting Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare Suit

McDaniel Calls on Cochran to Join Amicus Brief Supporting Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare Suit

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel called on Sen. Thad Cochran to join twelve Republican Senators and 26 Representatives in the U.S. House in their amicus brief filed in support of Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit filed earlier this year.

“Sen. Cochran didn’t decide to stand and fight Obamacare until he decided to run for reelection, and now that he’s asking for a seventh term in the…

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Posted 12 hours ago

Governor signs teacher pay raise bill.

Mississippi public schoolteachers can look forward to a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years on top of normal annual raises, with Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill Tuesday that he says he hopes will aid performance.

“What we are trying to do with this bill today is get the best and the brightest in the classroom,” he told reporters at the Capitol.

The bill includes a $1,500 raise July 1 and…

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Posted 13 hours ago

BUCKMAN: 42 years in the U.S. Senate is far too long.

20140423-073858.jpgBY: Richard K. Buckman

Politics is a strange business. It’s a business I never dreamed I could be a part of all those years ago growing up in small town Mississippi.

It was at college at the University of Southern Mississippi that I first got a taste of politics through the College Republicans. My interest continued to grow as it just seemed like something that came natural to me. Soon after…

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Posted 1 day ago

PLUNKETT: ‘Trial lawyer ad’ shows Cochran may not be quite so “gentlemanly” after all.

PLUNKETT: Trial lawyer claim shows Cochran may not be quite so “gentlemanly” after all.

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett

The National Chamber of Commerce has launched a new ad with an old theme against Senator Chris McDaniel. In it, they attempt to relaunch the brand of “trial lawyer” unsuccessfully promoted months ago by the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, a group organized to reelect Senator Thad Cochran.

To say this ad is distasteful goes without saying. We’re talking about a…

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Posted 1 day ago

Gov. Bryant to speak at University of Mississippi commencement

Gov. Bryant to speak at University of Mississippi commencement

The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10.

He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m. This year’s graduating class includes about 2,650 spring candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees and about 1,000 August 2013 graduates.

Chancellor Dan Jones says Bryant has given the state…

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Posted 2 days ago

Gov. Bryant signs bill funding trooper school.

Mississippi officials hope to begin training a new class of state troopers by November.

Gov. Phil Bryant today signed into a law a bill that would spend $6.9 million to produce 60 new members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by May 2015. Applications will be available starting May 1.

Bryant also signed bills today that pay for more assistant district attorneys and would require police agencies…

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Posted 2 days ago

HALL: So why should Cochran debate?

HALL: So why should Cochran debate?

BY: Sam Hall

Well, McDaniel supporters have some pretty good reasons. First off, if presidential incumbents agree to debate their opponents, it seems quite reasonable that every other officeholder in the land should be capable of doing the same. Plus, there’s the idea that part of the democratic process is meeting your opponent on the political battlefield to wage a war of ideas in a public forum.

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Posted 5 days ago

PLUNKETT: Lesson of the weekend, despite turmoil we will re-emerge.

PLUNKETT: Lessons of the weekend, despite turmoil we will re-emerge.

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett

Today we Christians begin a three-day weekend to pray and focus on the greatest gift ever given, Salvation. It would do each of us well right now to focus on the example Jesus gave us about sacrifice and rebirth, about the meaning of life on this earth, and the fleeting emotional games of our mortal existence. It would do us well to focus on the immortality we…

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Posted 5 days ago

Dept. of Ed. so overstaffed with bureaucrats needs $2.8 million initiative to implement new #CommonCore courses.

Dept. of Ed. so overstaffed with bureaucrats needs $2.8 million initiative to implement new #CommonCore courses.

The Mississippi Department of Education appears ready to add 27 contract employees to help local schools improve teaching.

The state Board of Education discussed the $2.8 million initiative at its work session Thursday and is likely to vote to approve it Friday.

Observers including a legislative watchdog committee have noted that the state department traditionally has been more of regulator than…

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Posted 6 days ago

Chris McDaniel Visits Ten MS Republican Groups in Ten Days

Republican Chris McDaniel has travelled across the state over the past 10 days in his campaign to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate, visiting Republican women’s clubs, Republican committees, and Republican clubs across the state.

Over the last 10 days, McDaniel has been greeted by standing-room-only crowds while serving as the featured speaker at the Republican executive committees and…

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