10 hrs ago
Senate GOP Opposition To Budget Deal Grows
Ayotte and Graham announced their opposition to the budget deal, but McCain, center, said he's leaning in favor of it.
12 hrs ago
Military Groups Feel Betrayed by Budget Pension Cuts
Military retirees could lose up to $124,000 in retirement income if the budget agreement is passed, according to the Military Officers Association of America, The Washington Free Beacon reports .
19 hrs ago
Republican Senators Introduce 'License To Discriminate' Against Married Same-Sex Couples
Several Republican Senators have introduced their own version of the House's so-called "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act," introduced in September by Rep. RaAol Labrador , which guarantees that businesses and even government employees can refuse to recognize a same-sex marriage and discriminate against anybody who engages in premarital sex.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Meridian federal courthouse targeted for closure
Meridian's only federal courtroom -- the site of historical civil rights cases more than four decades ago -- will close under legislation passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to President Barack Obama.
Senate Republicans Are Plotting a Talkathon
Before the rules change, Republicans could have blocked the president's nominations by opposing cloture.
Senate approves judicial realignment for Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker supported Senate passage of legislation Tuesday to realign the federal judicial divisions for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Thousands in Mississippi could lose unemployment benefits
Nearly 13,500 Mississippians could lose their long-term unemployment benefits by the end of the month if Congress doesn't act, White House officials said Tuesday.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
U.S. Considers Russian Request to Install Satellite Monitoring Stations
A full-sized model of the Russian Next-Generation Glosnass-K Satellite was displayed at CeBit 2011.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
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.