| Jun 3, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Haley Barbour may have exited the Republican presidential campaign, but the 2012 election is very much on the Mississippi governor’s mind.
On Friday, Barbour preached a message of party unity to a Washington gathering of religious conservative...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
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...
| 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 1, 2012
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:45 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Members of the anti-abortion "personhood" movement, dealt a sound defeat by voters in conservative Mississippi last week, are vowing to push on with their state-by-state campaign to have life declared as beginning at conception....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:29 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is that this week's Republican National Convention needs to make Mitt Romney more "likable" — to replace his image as a frosty billionaire with the warmer (and, friends say, more accurate) picture of a...
| Oct 3, 2012
There are two ways that Wednesday's debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, could change the course of the presidential campaign.
One would be for Romney to find an effective way to frame his pitch to voters, one that...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Mitt Romney, release those tax returns.
In crisis management, most experienced campaign consultants will tell you, the best thing to do when the proverbial manure hits the rotating blades, is to come clean: Tell the public everything you know, sit down...
| 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...