Jul 09

Politics sets backdrop for President Obama, Perry meeting

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,…

Jul 04

Mississippi’s black community seeks Cochran’s help after runoff win

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…

Jul 03

Strong jobs numbers likely to give Democrats a morale boost

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…

Jun 25

Establishment order restored in midterm elections

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…

Jun 25

Thad Cochran wins Miss. runoff; edges tea party challenger

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.

Jun 24

Tuesday’s primary test: How real is the ‘Cantor Effect’?

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…

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