| Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.
That makes the Oyster Bay, N.Y., real estate investment executive one of the most sought-after bundlers for...
| Apr 18, 2011
As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
| 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 2, 2011
In the view of many economists, the national economy is headed for a more upbeat performance in 2011, albeit jobs are expected to grow at a slow rate and unemployment is likely to remain at uncomfortably high levels.
Into this scenario step Louisiana and...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Louisiana could have a presidential candidate in the 2012 race, and it's not Governor Bobby Jindal. Former U.S. Representative and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer may be throwing his hat into the ring.
Roemer says that he will decide by the end of the...
| 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...