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  1. Bennie Thompson endorses Melvin Priester for mayorRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 27 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    On Monday, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, whose congressional district encompasses a majority of the City of Jackson, announced his support for Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. for mayor of Jackson.

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  2. Two area airports receive FAA grantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 16 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... Airport were recently awarded funds for construction and rehabilitation projects. On Friday, Congressman Bennie Thompson announced that both airports received these funds through the Federal Aviation Administration. Cleveland Municipal Airport ...

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  3. Transportation leader Foxx pushes for highway fundingRead the original story

    Friday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Mississippi Department of Transportation officials to discuss roads and bridges. He was joined by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who said he's optimistic that Congress will agree on a way to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. "Everybody that ...

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  4. Accelerating chicken slaughter comes at inhumane costRead the original story

    Friday | The Hill

    ... members, including Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). "We urge the FSIS [Food Safety Inspection Service] to withdraw the proposed rule until the agency has thoroughly addressed ...

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  5. Homeland Security secretary visits MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Hattiesburg American

    ... Mississippi Gulf Coast with U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the morning, and in the afternoon he was with Rep. Bennie Thompson at Jackson State University's Mississippi eCenter, which houses the Homeland Security Center for Excellence. He also met for a ...

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  6. Voting Rights Act attempt at abusive controlRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 17 | Hattiesburg American

    It is no surprise to see another hypocritical attack on Mississippi and other Southern states by Northern Democrats and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

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  7. Plugging the school to prison pipelineRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    ... to Prison Pipeline that they say is destroying the lives of minority students in the state. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson held a forum and panel discussion on the crisis at Tougaloo College. Educators, U.S. Justice Department officials, the ...

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  8. Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignoranceRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Free Republic

    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchez's performance ranks as a disgrace.

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  9. TSA defies audit, quietly expands behavior screening activityRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Washington Times

    The government's chief auditor has urged TSA to cut its behavior screening program, but the agency instead quietly expanded it last month on passengers at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.

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  10. GOP: Democrat politicizing bombing investigationRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Boston Herald

    Republicans are slamming Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee for claiming last year's government shutdown stalled an investigation of the marathon bombings - saying it was a partisan exploitation of a tragedy that will haunt the Democrats rather than help them in November.

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  11. Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignoranceRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Boston Herald

    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchez's performance ranks as a disgrace.

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  12. Veterans stand up for stand downRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 6 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... D.C. so I am going to have to have a lot of political support," he added. "I think we have the support of Bennie Thompson. His office has been great. When I made a call to Thompson about the Stand Down, I started to get calls from everywhere - the ...

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  13. Mississippi prepares to use new voter ID lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Hattiesburg American

    ... in Texas this week. "Fifty years later, we're still asking, when are we going to win?" Robinson said. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the lone Democrat in the Mississippi delegation, said there's no need for a voter ID law in his state. "It's a costly ...

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  14. State Democrats still need Rep. ThompsonRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Hattiesburg American

    ... the federal patronage path in Mississippi increasingly ran through his office. Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, the senior Democratic official in the state's congressional delegation -- and in recent years, the only one -- has ...

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  15. Miss. preparing to use new voter ID lawRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | The Clarion-Ledger

    ... this week. "Fifty years later, we're still asking, when are we going to win?" Robinson said. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the lone Democrat in the Mississippi delegation, said there's no need for a voter ID law in his state. "It's a costly process, ...

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  16. Thompson's political kingmaker role should be familiar in MississippiRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | The Mississippi Press

    ... the federal patronage path in Mississippi increasingly ran through his office. Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, the senior Democratic official in the state's congressional delegation - and in recent years, the only one - has ...

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  17. Don't Be April Fooled by Far-Right Activists Dressed Up as Democratic CandidatesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 31 | Daily Kos

    ... and ran unsuccessful Congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 against Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. Indeed, during his last failed campaign as a Republican, a Mississippi Tea Party leader lauded Marcy for support for the Tea Party ...

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  18. Chokwe Lumumba: Dare to struggle, dare to winRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 7 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... widow of slain NAACP leader, Medgar Evers; civil rights leader Hollis Watkins; Congressperson Bennie Thompson; interim Jackson Mayor Charles Tillman; former Mississippi Gov. William Winter; and singer Cassandra Wilson. Nation of Islam leader Louis ...

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  19. Plugging the school to prison pipelineRead the original story

    Friday Apr 4 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    ... to Prison Pipeline that they say is destroying the lives of minority students in the state. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson held a forum and panel discussion on the crisis at Tougaloo College. Educators, U.S. Justice Department officials, the ...

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  20. Democrats, civil rights groups push for action on voting rights billRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 6 | The Daily Advertiser

    ... the safeguards of the 1965 Voting Rights Act." Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., signed the letter. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, didn't, saying the measure wouldn't include key states with a long history of discrimination, including ...

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