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Friday Apr 11 | The Miami Herald

Sentencing date set in Miss. poisoned letters case

A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for a Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sunherald.com

Wicker Grills Air Force Chief on Keesler...

Watch as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., questions Air Force Secretary Deborah James and the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, about the Pentagon's rationale for relocating ten C-130J aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base to Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Related Topix: US Military, Keesler Air Force Base, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives, Little Rock, AR

Sunherald.com

State politico, sister indicted for embezzling from American Legion

A well-known politicial figure in the state and his sister have been indicted on felony charges of embezzling more than $600,000 from Mississippi Delta American Legion Post 1776.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bolivar County, MS

Newms360.com

Bill Minor: None of Obamacare's detractors stand down

Those who were pronouncing Obamacare a virtual corpse on thin life support, waiting to be buried, are suddenly mighty quiet.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, Representative Gregg Harper, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mississippi, Mississippi Government, Opinion

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The New Yorker

Who's Afraid of an Active President?

President Obama took a pair of actions on Tuesday aimed at exposing pay discrimination and improving wages for women.

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Related Topix: US News, January, State of the Union, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Town Talk

Company's plan to abandon gas pipeline would hit Central Louisiana

American Midstream Partners wants to abandon its Midla natural gas pipeline in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Louisiana, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Miami Herald

Pipeline owner asks OK for pipeline abandonment

The company made application Wednesday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Roger Wicker, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Politico

Walden: ICANN bill a 'prudent idea' - Senate GOP-ers want to...

WALDEN: ICANN BILL A 'PRUDENT IDEA' - A GOP-backed measure to press pause on the NTIA's recent decision to relinquish oversight of ICANN is worthy of consideration, House telecom chairman Greg Walden says.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Roger Wicker, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Hill

Overnight Tech: Rockefeller calls for video update

THE LEDE: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wants to overhaul the rules for video on television and over the Web.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Roger Wicker, Republican, US House of Representatives, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Patrick Leahy, Democrat

Mon Mar 31, 2014

National Journal

As Membership Dwindles, the GOP Class of '94 Assesses Its Legacy

Signers of the Contract With America, who gave their party control of the House for the first time in four decades, are contemplating a reunion this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Representative Steve Stockman, Walter Jones, Roger Wicker, US Senate

Roll Call

'Doc Fix' Heads to Obama: GOP Senators Switch Votes Within Minutes

Several Senate Republicans who backed a procedural motion to allow the measure known as the "doc fix" to get a final vote opposed the legislation - the very same day.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Roger Wicker, Representative Dean Heller, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

Newms360.com

Sid Salter: Nunnelee coming into his own

It was, as dinner with a member of Congress goes, a pretty low-key affair. My wife and I met U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and his wife, Torie, for a hamburger after work on a Friday night.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Roger Wicker, US Senate, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, US Military, US Navy, Opinion

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Miss. politics change, US House map varies little

Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gregg Harper, Roger Wicker, US News, Representative Steven Palazzo, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Charles Pickering

Newms360.com

Lloyd Gray: History is on Cochran's side

With a little more than two months remaining in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, challenger Chris McDaniel has this to ponder: It's been 72 years since an incumbent Mississippi senator was voted out of office, and he'd been there only a year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Roger Wicker, US News, Representative Steven Palazzo, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Thad Cochran, Trent Lott, Opinion

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Sunherald.com

Cochran brings home the pork — from Thailand

Sen. Thad Cochran's opponent in the June 3 GOP primary, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, has been hammering the longtime senator because Cochran brings federal projects to the home state.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives, Columbus, MS

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: New flood plain law helps Mississippians

Mississippi's congressional delegation, especially Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, worked hard for the passage and enactment of a bill signed a week ago by President Obama rolling back sky-high rate increases on coastal properties and flood plains in the 2012 reform of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, Roger Wicker, Mississippi, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mississippi Government, Opinion

Mississippi Business Journal

Bill introduced requiring EPA to analyze economic impact of Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - " U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are cosponsoring legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any major Clean Air Act regulation without considering its economic impact.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, James Inhofe

Thu Mar 27, 2014

National Journal

Congress Is Forcing Team Obama to Withhold Funding From the South

The administration has a plan to give more money to Southern states for clean-air protection, but lawmakers block it every year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mississippi Business Journal

David Hampton: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there - those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times.

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Related Topix: US News, John Lewis, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Eric Cantor, Republican, Steny Hoyer, US Senate

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, Roger Wicker, US Senate, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Thad Cochran

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