Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Federal court reviews three states on gay marriage bans

Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday — the latest legal battle over an issue expected to be settled by the nation’s highest court. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear arguments from […]

McDaniel near decision on runoff challenge

Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran won by 7,667 votes

McDaniel near decision on runoff challenge

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce Wednesday whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff. State law specifies that McDaniel’s first challenge would be filed with the state Republican Party executive committee. His campaign attorney, Mitch Tyner, has said […]

Tea Party sore loser challenges loss in court

Tea Party sore loser challenges loss in court

The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court “any day now.” Chris McDaniel says he believes there were thousands of irregularities. In an interview with CNN Friday, McDaniel said what matters is that fraud be uncovered where it exists and many […]

Tea party unhappy with Barbour in Mississippi

Tea party unhappy with Barbour in Mississippi

Haley Barbour almost certainly isn’t running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican National Committee chief and influential Washington lobbyist is playing a prominent role in the state’s battle for the GOP Senate nomination. Barbour is the patriarch of a politically savvy family driving Sen. Thad Cochran’s bid for a seventh […]

It’s official: Runoff in Mississippi GOP primary

It’s official: Runoff in Mississippi GOP primary

Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel on Wednesday formally headed to a Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, launching what is expected to be an expensive and bitter three-week campaign sprint. With all precincts counted in Tuesday’s primary, both candidates fell just short of the 50 percent needed for victory. McDaniel had […]

Bitter GOP race over Thad Cochran’s Senate seat

Bitter GOP race over Thad Cochran’s Senate seat

Mississippi’s Senate primary has morphed from a high-profile proxy for the national fight between the tea party and establishment Republicans into an ad war driven by clandestine images of Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in an online video. State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who aims to deliver a rare victory for the tea party this midterm […]

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a child of privilege raised in the shielded confines of wealth far from the poverty and working class lifestyles of many Southerners — now feels that saying y’all” and chowing down on grits will somehow make him palatable south of the Mason-Dixon line. There’s an old Southern saying: “That […]

Barbour lives large on Mississippi-state jet

Barbour lives large on Mississippi-state jet

Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor who thinks the Ku Klux Klan is just a misunderstood community civic group, has a  new problem. Seems the guv is running around the country on the state’s 12-passenger Cessna Citation jet, treating the 12-passenger plane as his own personal limousine and running up more than a half-million bucks in […]

Haley Barbour: Racist to the core

Haley Barbour: Racist to the core

Haley Barbour says the poor Ku Klux Klan is a just a misunderstood group of good old boys who got together from time to to time to do good things for the community. Of course, the activities of this civic action group including bombing black churches, hanging black men, raping black girls and castrating black […]

Obama off to Gulf for another photo op

Obama off to Gulf for another photo op

President Barack Obama is going back to the Gulf of Mexico, this time venturing on to new ground tainted by oil, before he speaks to the nation about what he’s seen in the afflicted states and what to expect in the weeks ahead. Before the start Monday of a two-day trip to Mississippi, Alabama and […]