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  • Mississippi NRA-Backed Legislation Moves Forward in Magnolia State

    04/10/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- This week, the state Senate passed NRA-backed House Bills 455 and 695, sending both to Governor Phil Bryant for his approval. Additionally, two more NRA-supported bills remain on the Senate Calendar and must be considered by the Senate before its floor action deadline next Wednesday, April 11. The state Senate passed House Bill 695, introduced by state Representative John Moore (R-60), on Wednesday April 4. This NRA-backed legislation would require Mississippi to honor any valid concealed carry permit issued by another state. This bill also grants the Department of Public Safety continued authority to enter into written...
  • Officials: Shooter may have acted in self defense(MS)

    04/09/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wlox.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | NA
    WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Sheriff's Office told WLOX that the man killed in the shooting at a home on Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road in Waveland is Louie Matranga. Few details on Saturday's shooting have been released. However, Hancock County Sheriff's officials said they have identified the shooter. Officials said they have not taken the shooter into custody because they are investigating the possibility that the shooter may have acted in self defense.
  • Bill dooms only Miss. abortion clinic

    04/05/2012 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2012 | MJ LEE
    The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic on Thursday accused Republicans of “hiding behind words like ‘safety’ and ‘women’s health’” in pushing a bill that is expected to become law soon that she says could shut down the facility and leave thousands of women without the option. Diane Derzis, who owns the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Miss., told POLITICO in an interview that she believs the passage of a bill in the state Senate on Wednesday that would require all physicians performing in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital was directly targeted at closing...
  • Mississippi legislature tightens restrictions on abortion providers

    04/05/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2012 | Joe Sutton and Tom Watkins
    Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require any physician performing abortions in the state to be a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and to have admitting privileges at an area hospital. The bill "should effectively close the only abortion clinic in Mississippi," said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in a statement. "This is a strong bill that will effectively end abortion in Mississippi." If the state's only abortion facility, Jackson Women's Health Organization, closes, Mississippi women seeking abortions would have to leave the state. The clinic's owner, Diane Derzis, said in a telephone interview that all her doctors are obstetrician-gynecologists, but only...
  • Five shot at Hattiesburg restaurant, suspect in custody

    Several people were injured after a shooting at a Hattiesburg restaurant along Hwy 49 on Monday. A single man walked into Cuco's restaurant around 3 p.m. and shot five people. A suspect is in custody. The injured were transported to a local hospital where three are listed in critical condition.
  • Suspected teen robber shot(MS)

    04/01/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wlbt.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson. Jackson Police were on the scene around 5:30 at Elegante Coiffures Beauty and Barber Salon on Medgar Evers near the intersection of Rutledge Avenue. Witnesses told WLBT that a barber stepped outside to go to his vehicle when he was suddenly approached by a person with a gun. Police say the 17-year old took money from the barber and attempted to take his vehicle. Another barber in the business saw the two struggling. That co-worker then retrieved a weapon...
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
  • APNewsBreak: New case of Afghan killing Marine (Happened last month)

    03/16/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16 | Robert Burns
    Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the back of the head on Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base in the Marja district of Helmand province
  • Mississippi House Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Law (The "Wave" Goes On)

    03/15/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It has been nearly a year since Janet Murguia, the President of National Council of La Raza ("The Race") bragged that thanks to their boycott of Arizona, the state's "copycat wave" of immigration laws had "stopped cold". Well, La Raza's failed boycott was stopped cold last year after failing miserably. But the "wave" of states emulating Arizona-style immigration laws goes on, and on. And now we are about to add Mississippi to that list, as the state House on Wednesday passed H.B. 488 by an overwhelming, bi-partisan margin (70-47, with 10 Democrats crossing party lines...
  • Callers Respond to Karen Finney's War on Angry, Conservative Working Women

    03/14/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaubaugh,com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start Columbia, South Carolina. Naomi, a southern Christian woman who's looked down upon by Washington Democrat women. It's great to have you on the program. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. When I heard those clips that you played I was absolutely furious. I am a white working woman. I am not a racist and I'm not stupid. Those women are doing so much to put us back decades by letting us being victimized, thinking that we can't control our own bodies and we have to have someone else pay for our birth control, that I can't see...
  • Liberals Dismayed that Southern Women Voted for Santorum and that I Still Exist

    03/14/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Karen Finney is the Democrat strategerist. She was on MSNBC last night. They were in total shock, total shock. "Santorum won last night! Santorum? Conservative women? How can this happen? " Karen Finney, big-time Democrat strategerist, said it hurt her that women voted for Santorum. FINNEY: (haltingly) Well... This woman vote really hurts me, I gotta say. (snickering) It's a little painful 'cause I'm wondering if those women really heard the full message that: Yes, there is the economy, but if you've gotta worry about your basic health care, how are you then gonna be able to...
  • Gingrich vows to press on after losing AL, MS

    03/14/2012 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Hearld ^ | 14 March 2012 | APes
    Since this is an AP wire, I believe we are allowed to post links only, right?
  • Rick rocks the South! Ten things that didn’t happen in Alabama, Mississippi

    03/13/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/13/12 | Richard Dunham, Hearst Washington Bureau
    Did you change channels when you saw that the early exit polls gave Mitt Romney a semi-comfortable win in Mississippi Tuesday night? If so, you missed a little news. Here are ten things that didn’t happen on Southern Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi: 1. Mitt Romney didn’t wrap up the nomination. ...2. Rick Santorum didn’t pull out of the race. ...3. Newt Gingrich didn’t sweep the South, as he’d promised. ...4. The exit polls didn’t get it right. ...5. Mitt Romney didn’t order grits for breakfast. ...6. Mitt Romney didn’t win the grits-eater vote. ...7. Romney didn’t really do well...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • Southern sweep: Rick Santorum takes Mississippi and Alabama

    03/13/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/13/2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    <p>Rick Santorum has won the Mississippi GOP presidential primary, according to an Associated Press projection, following his earlier triumph in neighboring Alabama on Tuesday. The dual victories are a major boost to the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign at a time when the primary calendar favors him. He's spending tonight in Louisiana, another deeply conservative state which holds a March 24 primary.</p>
  • Santorum Wins Mississippi and Alabama Primaries [Gingrich Vows To Continue To Tampa]

    03/13/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 126 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 13, 2012 | Michael O'Brien,
    Santorum Wins Mississippi and Alabama Primaries By Michael O'Brien, msnbc.com -- Rick Santorum scored victories in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries on Tuesday, depriving Mitt Romney of a signature win in a conservative stronghold and raising fresh doubts about the viability of Newt Gingrich's campaign. The former Pennsylvania senator made his case for being the lone, serious Republican challenger to Romney for the remainder of the primary by besting Gingrich in states the former speaker's campaign had previously said were essential to its long-term viability. “We did it again,” Santorum said to wild applause from supporters in Louisiana, and amid...
  • Santorum Wins Alabama, NBC News Projects; Mississippi too Close to Call

    03/13/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/13/2012 | Chris Moody
    Rick Santorum has won the Republican primary in Alabama, NBC News is projecting with 31 percent of the vote reported. He leads Newt Gingrich in the state by 5 percentage points and Mitt Romney by 6 points. Early returns from urban areas that typically favor Romney, and are often slower to report their results, suggest the former Massachusetts governor cannot pick up enough ground to gain the lead later in the evening.
  • Santorum wins Alabama; Mississippi too close to call

    03/13/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/13/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 9:55 p.m. -- Rick Santorum was projected to win the Alabama Republican primary as he, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were locked in a three-way battle to win Mississippi's primary. Mitt Romney was left looking to Mississippi to achieve a feat he hadn’t yet accomplished this cycle – win in one of the Republican Party’s conservative strongholds – as results from the twin primaries in GOP strongholds trickled in Tuesday evening. Almost two hours after polls closed, the race in Mississippi was too close to call. A week after Super Tuesday, the Alabama and Mississippi primaries could determine whether...
  • March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by j.argese · 879 replies
    Vanity | 3-13-2012 | j.argese
    Didn't see a thread
  • Santorum leads in two southern states

    03/13/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by docbnj · 49 replies · 1+ views
    With polls now closed in Mississippi and Alabama, exit polls show Romney with a slight lead in Mississippi and Santorum with a slight lead in Alabama as the race in both states remains too close to call.