Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama’s policies

January 3, 2017 in News

By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who control the House and […]

With GOP in charge, 1-party rule returns to Mississippi: analysis

November 9, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the wake of another electoral debacle for Mississippi’s Democrats, it’s time to pull V.O. Key down off the bookshelf. Key was a political scientist who […]

Newly re-elected Mississippi Democrat switches to GOP

November 6, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are closer to having a three-fifths majority of 74 votes in the Mississippi House because a newly re-elected Democrat is switching parties. House Republicans also […]

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

November 21, 2014 in News

By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from […]

Republican takes control of Senate, strengthens grip on the House

November 5, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to […]

Democrats push for pay raise for state employees in Mississippi budget wrangling

February 19, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Democrats say they’ll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were […]

Opinion: Enough is Enough

October 14, 2013 in Editorials, Opinion

Back on Sept. 12, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted for the 42nd time to derail the Affordable Care Act. That’s 42 more times than they have voted on raising the minimum wage, increasing federal investments in our roads or highways or helping local school districts get the hundreds of thousands of teachers whose jobs were lost when the Great Recession cut local tax revenue back into our children’s classrooms….