Cochran Faces Toughest Test in 30 Years
In one of the last red-state bastions of appreciation for appropriations, Sen. Thad Cochran's decision to seek re-election sets up a unique test for hard-line conservative groups that have targeted incumbents over the past few cycles.
Wicker to speak at MSU graduation
More than 1,300 students are expected to receive degrees during the 10 a.m. Humphrey Coliseum commencement.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Daily Beast
Mississippi's GOP Civil WarBy Ben Jacobs
Few expected Mississippi's senior senator to stand for reelection. Now he'll be bringing the Republican Party's civil war to another state, facing an insurgent from the right next June.
Sam R. Hall: What we know about 2014 now that Cochran is running
Now that U.S. Sen Thad Cochran has announced his plans to run for re-election, the picture for 2014 has cleared up tremendously.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Summit pushes chemical industry in Mississippi
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, center, flanked by Dan DiMicco, executive chairman of Nucor Corporation, left, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., listen as former presidential candidate and current television commentator Newt Gingrich discusses the role of home grown energy meeting this country's needs for strength, security and being sustainable ... (more)
Mississippi leaders praise Mandela, offer condolences
Mississippi's two U.S. senators, Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, responded quickly Thursday with statements of condolence on South African leader Nelson Mandela's death.
Wicker to address MSU fall graduates
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will address fall semester graduates at Mississippi State University on Dec. 14. The Mississippi Republican has represented the state in the Senate since December 2007.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Arraignment set in Miss. ricin letters case
James Everett Dutschke has been jailed since April on charges of sending ricin-tainted letters to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland.
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Children's Hospitals Celebrate Enactment of National Pediatric Research Network Act
Capping a more than six year advocacy effort, President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing the National Institutes of Health to establish the National Pediatric Research Network to strengthen and enhance the nation's commitment to pediatric biomedical research.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
GOP Senator warns: Obama to enhance Russia's capacity to spy on U.S.
In an op-ed published Tuesday at USA Today , Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., warns the Obama administration is considering a proposal that could enhance Russia 's capability to spy on the U.S. using technology installed within the nation's borders.
Employee Rights Act takes shot at unions
The Employee Rights Act would give workers "more of a say on whether to join a labor union while also offering them stronger protections from union tactics regarding dues, votes and forms of intimidation," according to a joint statement from Cochran and Wicker.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Cochran introduces bill to preserve nationa s battlefields
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Geoff Pender: Cochran analysis? Have fun
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran spoke on the Senate floor a couple of times last week, a sure sign he's not going to run for a seventh term.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
New indictment filed in Miss. ricin case
A Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and other officials has been charged with trying for a second time to frame the man first arrested in the case.
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Republican Sen. Roger Wicker On Senate Filibuster Rules Change
The Senate passed a major change to its filibuster rules Thursday. Now, the minority party can no longer easily block nominees, except for those to the Supreme Court.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Scott County defense plant has weathered 3 decades
Last week Raytheon Co. announced a 150-job expansion at their plant in Forest, Mississippi.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Louisiana lawmakers push for delay in flood insurance premium hikes
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana led a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday in a colloquy on the Senate floor urging colleagues to support legislation to delay increases in federal flood insurance premiums.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Budget committee says it can't fail
Sure, the bicameral panel could throw its hands up at any point before the Dec. 13 deadline to reach agreement on new spending levels for the government and declare itself unable to compromise.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Miss. senators should back disability pact
This year, Americans celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits the discrimination of individuals with disabilities, granting them equal rights.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Pediatric research gets boost from new bills passed this week by U.S. Congress
Congress recently passed legislation that would provide more resources for pediatric research.