12 hrs ago
Clyburn open to changing border law
Rep. James Clyburn , the third-ranking House Democrat, on Thursday signaled that he's open to changing a 2008 trafficking law that would make it easier for officials to send back migrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally.
15 hrs ago
Airport lands tenant, looks to expand
An aircraft rental service is expected to occupy the largest hangar at Vicksburg Municipal Airport in the coming months, the facility's director said Wednesday.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Delta gains national recognition
It officially has been federally designated the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, one of fewer than 50 such treasures spread across the United States, from frigid Alaska to sunny Florida.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Analysis: Neshoba Fair could shape Senate race
One of the state's largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov 4 general election.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Bolivar Commercial
LaForge hosts summit with Delta mayors
Delta State University President Bill LaForge hosted the first Mayors' Summit at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni House Wednesday.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Ruddy: Embrace Obama's Border Security Bill
With an estimated 51,000 undocumented children having entered our border states, and another 40,000 expected by September, congressional Republicans should join with President Obama in embracing a strong border security bill.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Chemical Security Bill Passes House; Democrats Eye Changes in Senate
An April 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in Texas destroyed this playground across the street, along with many homes.
Minority voters flexing muscle after Cochran win?
Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to Black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be forced to learn as this country's voting population slowly changes complexion.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Fantasy Redistricting: Gran Mississippi
So we had an interesting discussion on the Live Digest about a fantasy scenario in which the part of Louisiana that is east of Baton Rouge and north of Lake Ponchartrain were part of neighboring Mississippi.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Still here, still struggling, still fighting
After trudging for 50 years along arguably the most dangerous, yet most productive trail of the Civil Rights Movement's long road toward freedom, 1,500 veterans of Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer reunited on the campus of Tougaloo College here in late June, to formally plot the movement's progress and-with 700 delegates to a simultaneous Youth ... (more)
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Obama Official Claimed Border 'Adaquately Staffed' 6 Days Before WH Requested $2 Billion
Six days before President Obama called for more funding to address the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the southern U.S. border, a top Obama administration official said the border patrol was "adequately staffed" and had the "resources available" to deal with the problem.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Minority voters flexing muscle after Cochran win
In this June 24, 2014 file photo, supporters of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., break into cheer as he is declared the winner in his primary runoff for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate at his victory party at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss.
LIVE: Texas Congressmen news conference regarding immigration crisis
Congressman Ruben Hinojosa will be joined by Congressman Filemon Vela , a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Bennie G. Thompson , Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, for a tour of McAllen Border Patrol detention facilities and briefing from Border Patrol agents regarding unaccompanied children at 9 a.m. June ... (more)
Wed Jun 25, 2014
The Island Packet
GOP establishment hails Cochran, unusual alliance
McDaniel, meanwhile, complained that a number of Democrats -most of whom are black in Mississippi- apparently cast ballots in the GOP runoff and boosted Cochran's numbers.
National Review Online
Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters
Senator Thad Cochran needs to reward the black voters who crossed party lines to support him in his runoff against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by backing some concrete policy initiatives, according the the state's only member of "We have historically-black colleges in our state who do the best job they can trying to educate our citizens," ... (more)
Administration: Bush-era law requires us to slow-walk deportations
There's no doubt the Obama administration is already far, far behind in the job of processing and returning the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who have illegally crossed the border into the United States in recent months.