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12 hrs ago | The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, Henry Cuellar, Michael McCaul, Republican

15 hrs ago | Vicksburg Post

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.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Vicksburg, MS, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Federal Aviation Administration

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sunherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Delta State University, us Travel, Travel

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Neshoba County, MS, Prison

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.

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Related Topix: Delta State University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marketing, Bolivar County, MS, Cleveland, MS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

News Max

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Henry Cuellar

Wed Jul 09, 2014

National Journal

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat

Final Call

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.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Kos

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.

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

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Final Call

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)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Tougaloo College

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Breitbart.com

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.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Jason Chaffetz, US News, Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Mississippi, Jackson, MS

KVII-TV Amarillo

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)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ruben Hinojosa, Democrat, Representative Filemon Vela, McAllen, TX

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Travis Childers, Mississippi, Mississippi Government

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)

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Washington Examiner

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, George Bush, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond

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