Politics 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…

Politics Jun 27

President Obama blasts ‘phony scandals’

President Obama hit the road Thursday for Minnesota, grabbing a burger stuffed with cheese and some ice cream while trying to interact with “real” people. He also again dished out some criticism of the political culture in Washington, namely what…

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.

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