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Barbour for Vice-President?

Updated: 02/23/2008 - There is more talk about Gov. Haley Barbour being a potential candidate for vice-president. There is a campaign underway to draft him for that role.

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Clinton, Obama Invited to Mississippi

Updated: 02/21/2008 - The Mississippi Democratic Party has invited the two Democratic presidential candidates to the 26th Annual Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner.

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Opinions Vary on Hood

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Differing opinions abound on Attorney General Jim Hood's refusal to file state charges against Mississippi attorneys charged with judicial bribery.

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Shows Withdraws from Senate Race

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Former Mississippi congressman, Ronnie Shows, has bowed out of the race for a U.S. Senate seat.

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Senate Committee Passes Voter Reform

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Backed by the Mississippi secretary of state's office, a comprehensive voting reform bill passed its first hurdle when the Senate elections committee moved it to the Senate floor for a vote.

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NAACP Reveals 2008 Agenda

Updated: 02/12/2008 - The Mississippi Conference of the NAACP is asking Mississippi lawmakers to approve full funding for public schools and to kill voter identification bills.

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Open Meetings Law Scrutinized

Posted: 02/11/2008 - Mississippi's "open-government" laws are full of exemptions that apparently allow secrecy by public officials.

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MSU Student Group Sponsors Debates

Posted: 02/08/2008 - The Stennis-Montgomery Association at Mississippi State University will sponsor four debates for candidates in the third congressional district race.

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Cochran Endorses McCain

Updated: 02/08/2008 - Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has shifted his support to Sen. John McCain in the presidential race.

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Romney Withdraws from Race

Updated: 02/07/2008 - Mitt Romney dropped out of the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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How Significant Are Mississippi's Primaries?

Updated: 02/06/2008 - Both the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns are still close after Super Tuesday. But are they close enough for Mississippi's Mar. 11 primaries to make a difference?

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High Court Rules in Barbour's Favor

Updated: 02/06/2008 - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a special election for Trent Lott's former U.S. Senate seat will take place in November.

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Alabama Has Super Tuesday

Updated: 02/05/2008 - For the first time, Alabama is part of Super Tuesday's presidential primaries.

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Harper Opens Meridian Headquarters

Updated: 01/31/2008 - Republican congressional candidate, Gregg Harper, opened his campaign headquarters in Meridian Thursday.

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Election Reform Being Considered

Posted: 01/28/2008 - The Mississippi Senate is beginning to look into the election process in the state and whether or not changes need to be made.

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Barbour Says He Wants to Cut Taxes

Updated: 01/25/2008 - During his State of the State speech, Gov. Haley Barbour received loud applause when he said he didn't raise taxes in his first term. Now he says he wants to cut taxes.

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Innocence Project Pushes for DNA Preservation

Posted: 01/24/2008 - The justice system is expected to send criminals to prison and exonerate those who are not guilty. But what happens to people wrongfully convicted? And could state law help the innocent?

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Cochran Endorses Romney

Posted: 01/23/2008 - Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in his presidential bid.

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Regional Centers Face Deficit

Posted: 01/22/2008 - Fifteen regional mental health centers in Mississippi have a $22 million deficit for this fiscal year.

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Wicker Takes Oath of Office

Updated: 01/22/2008 - Sen. Roger Wicker, appointed to replace Trent Lott, has been sworn in by Vice-President Dick Cheney.

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