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  • Arrest of blogger further roils bitter Mississippi Senate primary

    Arrest of blogger further roils bitter Mississippi Senate primary
    The arrest of a conservative blogger who authorities say posted a video showing the ill wife of Sen. Thad Cochran threatens to upend Mississippi's already bitterly contested Republican Senate primary as it draws to a close. Clayton Kelly, who authors...
  • Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale

    Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale
    Sen. Thad Cochran's big campaign bus pulled up for its first stop of the day at the most impressive building in town — the local bank. Once beyond the building's grand white columns, the 76-year-old, six-term Republican politely shook hands with...
  • Mississippi Republican Senate primary too close to call

    Mississippi Republican Senate primary too close to call
    Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against tea party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday....
  • Chris McDaniel may fight Mississippi GOP Senate primary loss in court

    Chris McDaniel may fight Mississippi GOP Senate primary loss in court
    Sen. Thad Cochran's comeback victory in Mississippi's Republican Senate primary hardened the differences between the GOP's tea party and establishment wings Wednesday, raising the threat that the bitterness of the last several months of campaigning...
  • Mississippi's GOP Senate primary race stays bitter to the end

    Mississippi's GOP Senate primary race stays bitter to the end
    Downright dirty politics is one way to describe Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary, which has shaped up as the most brutally competitive of the season. And it's likely to be a nail-biter until the bitter end. Sen. Thad Cochran, the stately 74-...
  • McManus: Wielding wedge issues

    McManus: Wielding wedge issues
    Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...
  • After Romney's birth certificate joke, Dems play the race card

    After Romney's birth certificate joke, Dems play the race card
    Huzzah, America, our centuries-old struggle with racism and bigotry may be coming to an end. This news was confirmed by none other than Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology and the author of 18 books on race, racism, racial history, black culture...
  • Haley Barbour joins Karl Rove-backed campaign group

    Haley Barbour joins Karl Rove-backed campaign group
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, perhaps the most prodigious fund-raiser the GOP has ever seen, will be joining forces with politically powerful Crossroads groups, the independent campaign organization that helped tilt several congressional races to the...
  • A book too embarrassing to read

    A book too embarrassing to read
    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...
  • Extended GOP fight raises new questions about primary process

    Extended GOP fight raises new questions about primary process
    Ten states have held nominating contests so far this year in the GOP race for president. In the next week, 11 more will do the same, most on Super Tuesday. But if Haley Barbour had his way, the entire process would only be starting now, not heading...
  • What to watch for on election day 2011

    What to watch for on election day 2011
    The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin. At stake on this "off-year" general election...