How Thad Cochran Is Trying to Avoid Eric Cantor’s Fate

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:00pm
No matter how much attention will be shifted to the Mississippi runoff election, the intractable inertia of the typical voter will play a big role.

Louisiana: Governor Signs New Abortion Restrictions

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday signed into law new restrictions against abortion, saying they will protect women and the unborn.

Messy G.O.P. Race in Mississippi Underscores a Cultural Rift

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:00pm
The enthusiastic amateurs, Christian conservatives and Tea Party activists supporting Chris McDaniel stand in contrast to his rival Senator Thad Cochran’s establishment backing.

Privately Run Jails

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
A Human Rights Watch official says Mississippi remains responsible for the conditions of jails run by private companies.

Alabama and Mississippi Voted Last Week. No Official Results Yet.

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Two Southern states haven’t posted official primary vote totals yet, because the elections are run by the parties, not the state.

Seeing Squalor and Unconcern in Southern Jail

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Two years after control of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility changed hands amid complaints about squalid conditions, advocates for inmates say little has improved.

Tea Party Dead-Enders

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
A legacy of no significant legislation, no changes for the better in American life, no compromise with the majority of voters. It could have been worse.

Democrats See a Break in a Gain for the Tea Party in Mississippi

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
The strong showing of the sometimes-unpredictable Tea Party favorite, Chris McDaniel, in the Republican primary offered Democrats the opportunity to highlight his controversial views.

Let’s Give Mississippi Less

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Guess who had the most dramatic election of this primary season? And it’s not over!

Incumbent in Mississippi Runoff Aims for More Than Just G.O.P. Votes

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Senator Thad Cochran will face his Tea Party-backed challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel, in a runoff election on June 24.

Democrats Shouldn’t Dream in Mississippi, Where a Runoff Looms

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
A win by Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary would give Democrats hope in a polarized state, but the road to victory already seems blocked.

Republicans Weigh Odds in Primaries in Iowa and Mississippi

NYT Mississippi - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Party officials are confident that State Senator Joni Ernst should be able to prevail in Iowa, but Senator Thad Cochran faces a strong challenge in Mississippi.

One Party, Two Factions: South’s Republicans Look a Lot Like Its 1970s Democrats

NYT Mississippi - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Republicans enjoy near-total political control in the South, but the Tea Party and establishment are struggling for supremacy.

Mississippi Primary Fight Is One of Geography as Well as Ideology

NYT Mississippi - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party favorite, has a solid chance to oust Senator Thad Cochran, but he’ll need a big turnout from populist voters.

Harrah’s Tunica Casino to Close, Hinting at Gambling Glut

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 11:00pm
A disquieting reality that underlines the deeper threat facing Mississippi and other states with legalized gambling: There may be too many casinos chasing too few gambling dollars.

On Win Streak, Mainline G.O.P. Takes Tougher Stance Toward Tea Party

NYT Mississippi - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 11:00pm
After the party’s establishment wing won a series of primaries this year, its leaders are considering tough tactics to head off further attacks from the Tea Party.

Excitement Mounts! Sort Of

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:00pm
The primary election season has been packed with important political lessons for us all. Let’s count them up!

For Tea Party, Senate Race in Mississippi Is the Last Chance to Oust an Incumbent

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Mississippi politics has always had a rough edge, but this year’s campaign to unseat Senator Thad Cochran has become the nastiest Republican primary in the nation.

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