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Politics Jun 04Former Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral
Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
Politics May 30Lawsuit calls Mississippi’s rules for choosing governors racist
In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other state office.
Politics May 30Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies at 81
When he won a Senate seat in 1978, Cochran became the first Republican since Reconstruction to win statewide office in Mississippi.
Politics May 24Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban
"Here we go again," U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability." His new order stops the law from taking effect July 1.
Nation May 21Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court
The federal judge hearing the lawsuit against Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban already struck down a 15-week ban last year.
Nation May 20U.S. judge will consider whether to block new Mississippi abortion law
Inside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, administrator Shannon Brewer has been fielding phone calls from women who want to know whether they can still terminate a pregnancy if they think they might be more than a few weeks along.
Nation Mar 21Mississippi governor to sign ‘heartbeat’ abortion law
The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.
Politics Nov 28Divisive race in Mississippi ends with win for GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith
Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging."…
Politics Nov 27Mississippi voters go to the polls in last Senate race of 2018 midterms
History will be made either way: Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, 59, would be the first woman ever elected to Congress from Mississippi, and Democrat Mike Espy, 64, would be the state's first African-American U.S. senator since Reconstruction.
Politics Nov 26Mississippi senator banks on boost from Trump rallies
The final chapter of the 2018 midterms is nearing a close in Mississippi, where the prevalent themes of President Donald Trump and race have combined for a much closer contest than anyone expected in one of the country's most deeply…