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  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election.
  • Cochran: No funding for Miss. flood control projects

    Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is questioning the lack for funding for Mississippi Delta flood control projects in President Barrack Obama's new budget. Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday the White House is...

    House bill would clarify who can vote in primary runoffs

    A bill clarifying who can vote in party primary runoffs is moving forward. The House Thursday passed House Bill 1069 by a vote of 101-19. It makes it a misdemeanor to vote or try to vote in one party's primary runoff after voting in another party's...

    Mississippi Senate seeks national constitutional convention to require federal balanced budget

    State senators want to sign Mississippi onto a plan for a nationwide constitutional convention that would force the federal government to balance its budget and require states' permission to increase the national debt. The Senate voted 30-18 Wednesday to...

    GOP challenges Obama over flood risks from climate change

    WASHINGTON Underscoring the political challenges President Barack Obama faces as he presses ahead to combat climate change, eight Republican senators are contesting the legality of his Jan. 30 directive toughening floodplain standards for new federal...