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Mississippi suspends controversial mass pardon

The US state of Mississippi has temporarily suspended a mass 11th-hour pardon that set four convicted murderers free and sparked outrage among victims and law enforcement officials. The state’s attorney general argued Wednesday that the surprise decision by outgoing governor Haley Barbour to pardon some 200 prison inmates — including…

Kentucky’s Democratic governor wins re-election

LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) – Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Steve Beshear won re-election to a second term on Tuesday, beating back challenges from two rivals. With nearly 90 percent of the state’s 3,571 precincts reporting, the incumbent had garnered 56.1 percent of the vote, according to the state board of elections website.…

Poll: Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ will be a close vote

The polarized issue that is Proposition 26, Mississippi’s “Personhood Amendment” that would classify fertilized embryos as human beings, appears to be going down to the wire when the state’s residents vote on whether to adopt it as law Tuesday evening. According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, 45…

Haley Barbour: Cain scandal has ‘smell of Clarence Thomas’

Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour played the race card on Sunday while defending Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges. “I do think you have the smell here of [conservative Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas,” Barbour told NBC’s David Gregory. “Of where people thought he was clearly just…

Maryland Gov.: Republicans running for tea party nomination

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pointed out Sunday that Republican presidential candidates didn’t seem to be running for their party’s nomination as much as they were pandering to the tea party. “I notice that [Alabama Gov. Haley Barbour] hasn’t endorsed any of those that are running for president in his…

Johnny DuPree wins Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor

OXFORD, Miss (Reuters) – Mississippi voters chose Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree on Tuesday as the Democratic nominee for governor in one of four states due to hold gubernatorial contests in the fall. DuPree, 57, beat out Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett, 63, in a primary runoff election. DuPree had…

Revealed: Miss. Gov. Barbour spent over $300K on out-of-state travel in 2010

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) reportedly used taxpayer money to hobnob with wealthy potential donors and campaign for Republican candidates in 2010. Records obtained by the Clarion-Ledger indicated that Barbour spent over $300,000 to pay for out of state trips in 2010 alone. The governor had called for deep budget…

Tea party invites GOP 2012 hopefuls to summit, but not Bachmann

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a tea party-affiliated group funded by the Koch brothers, will hold a summit in New Hampshire next month. Among attendees will be some familiar names with buzz about trying for the Republican nomination for the 2012 nomination. Tim Pawlenty will be in attendance, as will…

Exclusive: GOP’s Walter Jones says Republicans should push to end the Afghan war

WASHINGTON – After an emotional speech on the House floor Thursday, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) cast a vote to bring U.S. forces home from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The resolution, sponsored by Jones and Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Ron Paul (R-TX), failed 321-93, but they had…

NY candidate Jack Davis: Bus blacks to farms to pick crops

Congressional candidate Jack Davis said in a Republican Party endorsement meeting that Latino farmworkers should be deported and that inner-city African-Americans should be bused to farms to pick crops. Several sources who attended the endorsement interview confirmed Davis’ statement to Buffalo News. The remark echoes a similar comment he made…

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