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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.