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Dirty Tricks, Tea Party Suicide and Rising Mississippi Anger

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:00pm
The suicide of Mark Mayfield, one of the founders of the Mississippi Tea Party, has only deepened the enmity left by a divisive Republican primary.

Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
The apparent cure had raised the thrilling possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults.

F.B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
The 50th anniversary of the Jackson, Miss., field office was recalled with a ceremony addressing how the agency’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved since.

Voting Totals Reveal Crucial Boost From Blacks in Cochran’s Victory

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00pm
The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout was decisive in a Mississippi Senate runoff.

Unease in G.O.P. Over Mississippi Tea Party Anger

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Many conservatives are angry about the runoff Senator Thad Cochran won, his challenger is contesting the result, and some Democrats see an opportunity to exploit the divide.

Freedom Summer: Looking Beyond Racial Lines

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Marshall Ganz and Julian Bond disagree with an Op-Ed’s writer’s analysis of a landmark civil rights effort 50 years ago.

Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Makes Them Stronger

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Many of the Tea Party movement’s most resonant voices are Election Day losers who have headed to outside groups or radio programs in an effort to influence campaigns.

Tea Party Activist Arrested in Mississippi Commits Suicide

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Mark Mayfield, a prominent lawyer, was accused of conspiring to photograph Senator Thad Cochran’s infirm wife in a nursing home.

What's News in Washington: Fallout from Mississippi Runoff

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 7:37am
Senator Thad Cochran’s defeat of Chris McDaniel, his Tea Party-backed challenger, in Mississippi has underscored rifts within the Republican party and has left activists wondering how to respond.

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
There are various ways to evaluate living standards, but by many of them, eastern Kentucky comes out at or near the bottom.

With History in Mind, Black Voters in Mississippi Aided Cochran

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
African-Americans, who coordinated their support for Thad Cochran, said the sacrifice of the Rev. George Lee, who tried to register blacks to vote in the 1950s, was felt in Tuesday’s vote.

Blacks Regain Sway at Polls in Mississippi

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
African-American voters are hoping to flex political muscles long atrophied after supporting Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday in his runoff victory against a Tea Party challenger.

The Mississippi Primary

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Readers discuss the incumbent senator’s effort to win over black voters.

Thad Cochran’s Debt to Mississippi

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Black voters crossed party lines to help Senator Thad Cochran defeat a Tea Party candidate. He should return the favor by supporting a stronger Voting Rights Act.

Mississippi Goes for the Money

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
The runoff in Mississippi was not your average Senate primary race. It featured Brett Favre, Chuck Woolery and even some aggrieved farm animals.

‘Think They Got Killed?’ 1964, L.B.J. and Three Civil Rights Icons

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
A secret taping system allows us to eavesdrop as the president and those around him react to a case that transfixed the nation.

G.O.P.’s Rifts Laid Bare in Reactions to Mississippi Runoff

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Some aligned with the Tea Party took heart that the defeat was close, but others were so angry that they were considering drastic options to keep their candidate, Chris McDaniel, afloat politically.

Machiavelli in Mississippi

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:17pm
The Cochran comeback and the politics of voting.

Voters in Mississippi React to Senator Thad Cochran's Runoff Victory on Twitter

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:56pm
Following a heated runoff in the Republican Senate primary between Senator Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, voters in Mississippi were ready to sound off on social media about what the race meant.

Vast Stretches of Minnesota Are Flooded as Swollen Rivers Overflow

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
After heavy winter snows and torrential spring rains, floods spread throughout the state, from Canada to Iowa.