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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.

A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Thad Cochran, the six-term Republican senator from Mississippi, defeated a Tea Party challenger in a runoff after a campaign for which he sometimes showed little enthusiasm.

As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
The Republican contest has won national attention as Senator Thad Cochran has reached out to black Democrats in an attempt to hold back State Senator Chris McDaniel.

Poll Watchers Must Stay Outside, Mississippi Officials Say

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
State election officials said conservative groups’ representatives have to be at least 30 feet from polling places during the Republican Senate runoff on Tuesday.

Broadcast Ads Not the Only Game in Mississippi Senate Race

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00pm
An unusually high number of outside groups are spending heavily on direct voter contact and get-out-the-vote efforts.

No Matter the Political Climate, the Conversation on Twitter Turns to the Weather

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:24pm
It seemed like many voters on social media were more concerned with today’s weather than with the state’s political climate.

Updates From the Mississippi Senate Runoff

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:50am
Voters head to the polls Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary runoff between Senator Thad Cochran, a six-term incumbent, and State Senator Chris McDaniel, his Tea Party-backed challenger. The Times is on the ground across the state and will provide...

What's News in Washington: Summer's Super Tuesday

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:57am
Voting take place in seven states Tuesday, and most eyes are fixed on Mississippi. There, the latest battle between the Tea Party and an incumbent Republican will play out in the Senate primary runoff between six-term Senator Thad Cochran and Chris...

Mavericks Could Fracture a G.O.P. Senate Majority

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00pm
The election of Tea Party loyalists could expand the ranks of Republican senators who are willing to defy the party leadership.

Mississippi Race Points to Appeal of Partisanship

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00pm
Tuesday’s Republican Senate runoff in Mississippi has sent a message to incumbents in Congress: It is no longer enough to quietly represent your constituents. You have to join the partisan fray.

Mississippi Senate Rivals Appeal to Veterans Before G.O.P. Runoff Vote

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00pm
Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel continued to make their case to Mississippi voters as part of their closing arguments before Tuesday’s runoff election.

How Mississippi’s Runoff Defies Conventional Wisdom

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:00pm
Turnout generally declines in a runoff primary, but there are some reasons that might not happen Tuesday.

Scaring Away Black Voters in Mississippi

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:55pm
Right-wing groups have formed a “voter integrity project’ in response to the news that Thad Cochran is courting black Democratic voters in his runoff with Chris McDaniel.

Conservatives Plan to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Conservatives backing State Senator Chris McDaniel are organizing poll watchers to monitor Senator Thad Cochran’s effort to bring Democrats in to vote in the runoff election.

Right Out of Hollywood, a Witness to History

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:00pm
The actor Richard Beymer campaigned for civil rights and shot film in Mississippi in 1964 that appears in the documentary “Freedom Summer.”

Cochran Asking Blacks to Rescue Him in Republican Primary

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, battling a Tea Party challenge from Chris McDaniel, is courting an overwhelmingly Democratic bloc: black voters.

McDaniel Drawn Into a Shouting Match at Campaign Event

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Chris McDaniel, the primary challenger to Senator Thad Cochran, told a critic to “get your finger out of my face” during a campaign event.

In Mississippi, Largess Helped a Senator, Until It Hurt Him

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm
At issue for many Republican primary voters is the idea that what Thad Cochran does best — spend federal dollars — is also what he does worst.

Court Rulings on Voter Restrictions Create Limbo as Midterms Near

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:00pm
The court decisions have gone both ways, but several have provided a new round of judicial rebukes to the wave of voting restrictions.

Population Shifts Turning All Politics National

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Growth fueled by a migration of newcomers from other parts of the country and even abroad is bringing nationalized politics to races further down the ballot.