| Apr 26, 2011
| 6:42 AM
More speculation about a possible presidential run by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels started swirling Monday. Political pundits are talking about it after Daniels’ long time friend, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced that he will not run...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:33 PM
PEARL, Miss. -- Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver SUV.
That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Governor Haley Barbour, of Mississippi, is spending his last days in office handing out a few favors. It's the people he’s chosen to help that are causing him a problem.
Barbour pardoned 199 prisoners before leaving office. Four of whom were...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:09 PM
A Mississippi judge Wednesday night issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners pardoned by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour, whose actions have created a firestorm of criticism.
On his way out the door, Barbour approved full...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:14 PM
North Korea’s L’il Kim Jong-Un and Mississippi’s Haley Barbour have more than chubby cheeks in common. Both men want to curry favor among their people by giving convicted criminals 'Get Out Of Jail Free' cards.
Kim hopes the unknown...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A story for Black History Month.
Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to commute the sentence of a Baltimore man serving a life sentence for murder, using that power for the first time during his tenure.
Mark Farley Grant's attorney Renee M. Hutchins confirmed Thursday that she had been...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Since his arrest as a young teenager 29 years ago, Mark Farley Grant has never wavered: He did not kill Michael Gough that winter night in West Baltimore.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order commuting the sentence of Grant and a...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Washington -- A Democratic strategist apologized Thursday for a comment questioning Ann Romney's qualifications to advise her husband on women's economic issues, while the Romney campaign sought to exploit the controversy to help fix a gender gap...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:53 PM
A controversial Mississippi ballot measure that would have defined human life as beginning at fertilization was defeated Tuesday.
The so-called "personhood" initiative initially was seen as another test of abortion rights, one that supporters hoped might...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Just when you thought the Republican presidential field was getting set, up pops the most mischievous force in American politics, Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor — the real deal this time, not actress Julianne Moore channeling her for the...