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13 hrs ago | The Bolivar Commercial

Two area airports receive FAA grants

Cleveland Municipal Airport and Ruleville-Drew Airport were recently awarded funds for construction and rehabilitation projects.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Transportation

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Boston Herald

GOP: Democrat politicizing bombing investigation

Republicans are slamming Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee for claiming last year's government shutdown stalled an investigation of the marathon bombings - saying it was a partisan exploitation of a tragedy that will haunt the Democrats rather than help them in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Loretta Sanchez, Democrat, Opinion

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hattiesburg American

State Democrats still need Rep. Thompson

At first, it was only black Democratic Party candidates in the Delta who sought the favor of Mississippi's first legitimate African-American political kingmaker.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mike Thompson, Representative Gregg Harper, Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican, Representative Alan Nunnelee

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Miss. preparing to use new voter ID law

Mississippi election officials preparing to use the state's voter identification law for the first time are training poll workers, hosting community information sessions and sending out more than 1.5 million pamphlets.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mississippi, Mississippi Government, African-American, Barack Obama

Mon Apr 07, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

Chokwe Lumumba: Dare to struggle, dare to win

On March 8, hundreds of people, especially from the South and particularly Jackson, Miss., came to mourn and reflect on the life of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died suddenly on Feb. 25 at the age of 66. Starting with a March 5 tribute at the historically Black college, Jackson State University, Mayor Lumumba's life was memorialized for several days, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jackson State University, African-American

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Veterans stand up for stand down

The Gulf Coast Veteran Advocacy Council, Inc. and Taborian Urgent Care Center in Mound Bayou hosted Mississippi's first Homeless Veterans Stand-Down.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mound Bayou, MS

Hattiesburg American

Groups want action on voting rights bill

Democrats and civil rights groups are stepping up demands for Congress to move on legislation that would require some Southern states, including Mississippi and Louisiana, to once again get federal approval before making election changes.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond, John Conyers, Patrick Leahy, US Senate

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Thompson's kingmaker role familiar in Miss.

At first, it was only black Democratic Party candidates in the Delta who sought the favor of Mississippi's first legitimate African-American political kingmaker.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Gregg Harper, Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican, Representative Alan Nunnelee, African-American

Thu Apr 03, 2014

National Journal

With Rare Support, Chemical Security Legislation Advances in House

Fire department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded in April 2013 in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Democrat, Representative Yvette Clarke, Representative Steven Horsford

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Experts: Some endorsements matter

With less than a week before Jacksonians vote for their next mayor, several campaigns are announcing endorsements from politicos, ministers and organizations.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Jackson State University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Daily Kos

Don't Be April Fooled by Far-Right Activists Dressed Up as Democratic Candidates

Maryland Tea Party activist and State Delegate Don Dwyer is a well-known character who once enacted an Annapolis version of the Boston Tea Party - donning a tricorner hat and Colonial breeches to dump floating boxes labeled "tea" into the Annapolis harbor.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Annapolis, MD, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Anne Arundel County, MD

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

US lawmakers come to LA airport to review shooting

The hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security's subcommittee on transportation security comes after the airport operator issued a report last week that highlighted significant lapses in the emergency response, and a Transportation Security Administration report this week reviewing airport security at nearly 450 airports nationwide.

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Boston.com

House Democrats downplay findings in bombing report

WASHINGTON Democrats on the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday downplayed the significance of a highly critical report that highlighted a series of law enforcement communications gaps preceding last year's Boston Marathon bombing.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond

The Tunica Times

Congress recognizes Johnson for service to community

A tribute to Melvin "Toot" Johnson of Tunica by the Honorable Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi's Second District was read into the Congressional Record recently.

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Related Topix: US News, Tunica, MS, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

News Max

Lawmakers Express Concern About Secret Service After Amsterdam Trip

Lawmakers expressed concern there is a systemic problem within the Secret Service after another incident in which the probity of agents assigned to protect the president was called into question, The Washington Post reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Hattiesburg American

Mayors push to protect Mississippi River

Mississippi mayors from cities along the Mississippi River joined others Wednesday in calling for Congress to support $400 million in the administration's fiscal 2015 budget to help fund disaster prevention efforts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gregg Harper, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US Senate, Democrat, Thad Cochran

Wed Mar 26, 2014

USA Today

TSA wants armed police at airport checkpoints

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Mississippi Madness: Politicians Round 1 Results

Haley Barbour vs. Tea Party Former Gov. Haley Barbour had no trouble dispatching the Tea Party, as the establishment standard-bearer left the Don't Tread On Me flag-bearers in tatters.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, Senator Roger Wicker, US Governors, Haley Barbour, Madison, MS

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Groups pay for Congress' travels

Members of Congress, including some from Mississippi, took more than $3.7 million worth of free trips last year -- the largest price tag for privately funded travel in more than a decade, new data show.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Gregg Harper, Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Democrat, Mississippi

Thu Mar 20, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Plugging the school to prison pipeline

Education advocates looked at ways to plug the School to Prison Pipeline that they say is destroying the lives of minority students in the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tougaloo College, Education Etc.

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