Today in the Morning Line: President Obama, Texas governor to meet about border Where does Mr. Obama’s immigration ask go in Congress? Mississippi Senate fallout gets messy with allegations of criminal corruption and vitriolic name-calling For RNC, Cleveland Rocks, city … Continue reading
JACKSON, Miss. — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.
Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Thursday’s jobs report McDaniel not backing down in Mississippi Georgia’s new gun law takes effect The advantages of incumbency Jobs numbers: The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent with 288,000 jobs added in June. That … Continue reading
From Mississippi to New York to Colorado, incumbents survived a series of close races in Tuesday night’s primaries. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about how Sen. Thad Cochran pulled ahead of his tea party challenger in Mississippi, plus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s victory in New York. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Cochran, the new “Comeback Kid” Cantor loss looks more like an aberration than a trend Hillary Clinton talks with NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill Cochran survives runoff against McDaniel: They say lightning never strikes the same place … Continue reading
In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity. Continue reading
A new documentary “Freedom Summer” looks back to the deeply segregated Mississippi of 1964, and the young people who came from around the country to lend a hand in the struggle against racism. For a look back at the moment, Gwen Ifill is joined by Freedom Summer coordinator Robert Moses, Freedom Summer volunteer Rita Schwerner Bender, as well as director of the film, Stanley Nelson. Continue reading
Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. But that didn’t come without a price. It was the era of the Freedom Summer, a brave and bloody campaign to get blacks registered to vote in Mississippi.
Over 10 weeks, 37 churches were bombed or burned. Four civil rights workers were killed. Many more were hurt. In KERA’s storytelling series “The Voices of Freedom Summer,” we hear from key figures in the battles of the early ’60s — and from people studying that struggle a half-century later. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Mississippi Senate GOP runoff headlines Primary Day Other races to watch include Democratic gubernatorial primary in Maryland and Senate GOP primary in Oklahoma Biden touts his working-class roots at White House event New CBS News/New … Continue reading
Voters in seven states will head to the polls Tuesday for another set of primary elections. Since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Virginia’s Republican primary two weeks ago, incumbents all over the country are scrambling to secure victories. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about key races, including Mississippi and New York. Continue reading