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On his way out, Mississippi governor Barbour pardons murderers

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Reuters) – Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers who worked at the Governor’s Mansion, releasing them from prison in the final days of his term in office, state officials said on Monday. In all, Barbour pardoned four men convicted of murder and another convicted of burglary…

Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

At least one Republican presidential contender isn’t running from his past. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday. “You said last year, you’re the governor of a poor state, you have a distinct…

Battle over leadership of Republican Party heats up

In the wake of Republican successes in last week’s election, the party’s attention has turned to the question of whether the often-embattled Michael Steele is the best person to lead the Republican National Committee going into the 2012 campaign. During the last two years, Steele has come under fire for…

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