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  • Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

    06/04/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT · by BigReb555 · 103 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American?
  • Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)

    05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012
    Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP. Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards. "This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to...
  • Know your rights: Hattiesburg gun vendors talk gun laws(MS)

    05/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wdam.com ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Karrie Leggett-Brown
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than half of Mississippians own a firearm, but that doesn't mean they know their rights. "If you are going to point a gun at somebody be prepared to use it," said Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel. Rigel has good reason to say this. "I worked a strong armed robbery where somebody came in got the cashier to open up the cash register, and was taking the money out of the cash register. The cashier pulled the gun out from under the counter and pointed it at him, but froze, and he took the gun away...
  • Illegal Immigrant Guilty Plea [MS irrigation company whacked w/$500K fine, possible prison]

    05/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    WLBT (Jackson, MS) ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The owners of a Ridgeland irrigation company pled guilty to harboring illegal aliens this morning. The U.S. attorney's office says Paul and Barbara Love, owners of Love Irrigation, were charged with improper use of social security numbers and hiding the fact they hired illegal workers from immigration agents. As part of a plea agreement the couple has said they will pay a fine of $515,000.00. They could also face up to ten years in prison. Sentencing has been set for August 2nd. Tuesday, Barbara Love, the majority owner of the company, is expected to plea guilty,...
  • Mississippi prison on lockdown after riot; 1 dead, 19 hurt (holds adult male illegal aliens)

    05/21/2012 2:47:39 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21, 2012
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Officials say a prison for illegal immigrants in Mississippi was on lockdown after a riot that began on Sunday left one guard dead and at least 19 people injured. All inmates were secured in their housing units by 2:45 a.m. Monday, nearly 12 hours after the disturbance began at the Adams County Correctional Center in southwest Mississippi, Mike Machak, a prison spokesman, said in a statement, according to WDSU-TV, an NBC News affiliate in New Orleans. Officials haven't released the identity of the slain guard. Machak said 16 other employees were treated and released from a hospital...
  • Anyone who has need of a Dynamic Testing (PDA) operator? (Vanity)

    05/20/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    vanity | May 20, 2012 | myself
    I'm looking for a summer job as a Pile Driving Analyst (PDA) operator. I know this is a political website, but I know there's a bunch of successful businessmen and engineers who visit this site.
  • Man found guilty of weapon possession at MSU(MS)

    05/15/2012 3:40:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 14 May, 2012 | Staff
    STARKVILLE - District Attorney Forrest Allgood said the decision to prosecute former Mississippi State University student Jeffrey Hill for possession of a weapon by a student on educational property should not be perceived as an "anti-gun" prosecution. Hill, 42, was convicted in circuit court in April on the charges and was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,200. A previous trial on the charge, also argued by Allgood, resulted in a hung jury. "I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment, and I'm a life-long member of the (National Rifle Association)," Allgood said. "I know we have...
  • Miss. officials urge drivers to use caution pulling over for flashing lights (2 murders)

    05/14/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 39 replies
    WMCTV ^ | 5/14/12 | staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be cautious while being pulled over as they investigate two deadly highway shootings. The Mississippi Highway Patrol's Bureau of Investigation said there are similarities between both incidents. "The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road," said MBI Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner in a written statement. Both deadly shootings happened on Mississippi highways. "I know there are a lot of rumors. We don't know anything right now that is...
  • Breaking: Alleged Tennessee family kidnapper dead, girls found safe

    05/10/2012 6:18:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff+AP
    The man suspected of kidnapping four women in a Tennessee family and killing a mother and daughter was caught Thursday evening, police say. Adam Mayes, 35, on America’s Most Wanted Fugitive List, was caught in Mississippi, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards confirmed. Police say the two daughters that Mayes allegedly abducted, Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were both found alive and safe. Mayes and his wife, Teresa, are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne, 14. Their bodies were found buried outside the Mayes' home a week after they...
  • Anti-hate group puts extremists on the map

    05/10/2012 3:54:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 51 replies
    WMCTV ^ | 5/9/12 | Anna Marie Hartman
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A new map created by civil rights activists tracks the whereabouts of hundreds of, what they call, hate groups. Many of them are shown to be right here in the Mid-South. According to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups claim the election of President Barack Obama added muscle to their movements. A map from the SPLC supports their claim. The number of hate and right wing extremist groups has increased 750 percent since 2008. Among the more than 1,000 groups identified on the SPLC's hate map, 106...
  • David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl"

    05/08/2012 3:04:23 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    David Mars, The 1929 Curtiss Robin, and A Girl Named "Pearl" Or Touching Flying History, With David Mars I was at Tom Rose's Fly-In to raise money for the "Domestic Violence Shelter" and the turn out was small. Approaching from the west was a slow, high-wing aircraft that I first thought was an old Cessna, but as it got closer I realized it was traveling too slow to be a Cessna. As it entered downwind to the south and then turned final to what is more of a driveway than a runway, it looked like something I'd never seen before...
  • Ex-girlfriend claims top NC Democrat infected her with HIV and offered her health insurance from DNC

    04/24/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 24 12
    A North Carolina Democrat faces serious sexual misconduct charges, and this time it isn't the state's former senator John Edwards. The ex-girlfriend of former state party executive Jay Parmley claims that he gave her HIV and his lawyers promised to put her on the Democratic National Committee's health insurance. Mr Parmley's ex Rebecca Burgin, 29, spoke out today saying that her 'biggest concern is for anybody else that had had a relationship with him that he did not tell'. Ms Burgin started dating Mr Parmley when she was 20 and he was her 32-year-old teacher at Oklahoma City Community College...
  • 67 years later, the homecoming (Mississippi - WWII Honor Flights)

    04/25/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 25, 2012 | By DONNA HARRIS
    GULFPORT -- For many of the veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight 3, it was the homecoming they’d missed. Several thousand people crowded the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday to welcome the 93 World War II veterans and the one Korean War veteran home after their daylong visit to Washington. The well-wishers carried banners and waved flags, cheering for the weary heroes as they made their way to the airport’s commons area. Some shuffled, others rolled. All smiled.
  • 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.
  • Live Election Results From Mississippi

    03/13/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2012 | ANON
    Republican Results Mar. 13, 2012| Polls Close: 8:00 pm ET County Results » Exit Poll » 7of 1,889Precincts Reporting | ★ = Projected Winner | Delegates = Estimated Delegate Count Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS#ixzz1p31az74e
  • Gingrich banks on wins in Alabama and Mississippi

    03/13/2012 12:05:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Google ^ | BETH FOUHY
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he'll campaign for president until the party's nominating convention in August, but his candidacy largely rests on the results of primaries Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. Asked by reporters how he felt about his chances, Gingrich said: "Pretty good." -snip- "The reason I stay in this race is it's about more than right versus left. It's about being smart, it's about understanding the modern world," he said. Gingrich planned to be in Illinois on Wednesday to campaign for the March 20 primary there. -snip- In an address Monday to a Republican presidential...
  • Pick Rick Santorum March 13th, Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 36 replies
    Rick Santorum for President ^ | March 13, 2012 | Steelers6
    GOTV for Rick
  • Prayer Thread For Our Country and Tomorrow's Voting

    03/13/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 87 replies
    2-13-12 | Brad's Gramma
    Kids, it's time to get REAL serious with our prayers for tomorrow's voting. We all know what's at stake here. Obama the socialist, Romney with the socialist-light (cough) agenda. Our children, grandchildren, WWII vets and their wives...deserve better than what they're getting, or if this whole thing goes south, with what we're ALL going to get! There is SUCH a darkness hanging over this land. God Himself gave this to us and we've squandered it. I don't know if we've reached the point of no return with Him or not. All I ask is that we ALL get on our...
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...
  • GOP bid down to Southern 'do or die' - Santorum, Gingrich face long odds with Tues. loss

    03/12/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/12/12 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Mississippi has not been "used to mattering" in presidential politics, according to one close observer. But on the heels of hosting 2008's most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday's Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House. Along with Alabama, Tuesday's primaries in the Deep South are "do or die" contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward. Few expect front-runner former Massachusetts...
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Bill Maher Panel Mocks Rural Mississippi Residents From Snug Hollywood Perch

    03/12/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2012 | Frances Martel
    With Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries on the horizon, Bill Maher sent filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi to the heart of Mississippi to interview some prospective voters, and what she found was some scary footage– of voters who feared President Obama was a “Muslim” and promising “the South will rise again.” The panel, including Jon Hamm and Michael Steele, analyzed the situation and, after making a few jokes about the subject’s teeth, argued that education was the only solution to their poverty. With two caveats– that “all these people knew they were going to be on this show and they all think...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • Comedian Jeff Foxworthy to campaign with Romney in South

    03/11/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/11/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    In an effort to win over Southern voters, Mitt Romney will campaign with comedian Jeff Foxworthy in Alabama and Mississippi Monday. Foxworthy, who is best known for his “you might be a redneck” jokes, will appear with Romney in Mobile, Ala. Later in the day, he will attend events in Biloxi and Richland, Miss. Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi and Alabama are a key test for the former Massachusetts governor, who is hoping to show he can win over conservative voters. Polls show that Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) are in a dead...
  • Newt Gingrich 2012 - Events

    03/10/2012 10:30:19 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Newt 2012 ^ | March 10, 2012
    March 11 Newt is interviewed on Fox News Sunday Sunday March 11, 2012 Fox News Check your local listings Newt is interviewed on Face the Nation Sunday March 11, 2012 CBS News Check your local listings Newt to attend First Baptist Church of Brandon Sunday March 11 - 6pm – 7pm CT 175 Boyce Thompson Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Newt holds a Brandon Rally Sunday March 11 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT Brandon City Hall 1000 Municipal Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Note: This event is free and open to the public March 12 Newt speaks at the Gulf Coast Energy...
  • "Mississippi...between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back"

    03/10/2012 10:20:38 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/10/12 | Public Policy Polling (via Twitter)
    Public Polling Polling is polling both Mississippi & Alabama Saturday (today) and Sunday, and will release the full results sometime tomorrow night. Tweets from within the last hour: 1) "Mississippi looks like it's between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back" 2)"Alabama looks like a 3 way tie with maybe slight advantage Romney...but it's just the first round of calls"
  • Gingrich woos Mississippi voters by drilling Obama

    03/09/2012 8:25:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    SacBee ^ | Friday, Mar. 09, 2012 | GEOFF PENDER
    GULFPORT, Miss -- GULFPORT, Miss. - Newt Gingrich ... was more than an hour late Friday because he detoured his campaign bus to film a Mississippi natural gas rig so he could show it to President Barack Obama. ... "Now I ask all of you ... Where does the president think natural gas comes from? ... It comes from drilling. So we went out today - they're working on it on the bus right now - and made a film of a drilling rig in Mississippi to introduce the president to how they find natural gas." ... he quoted the...
  • Gingrich atop poll of Republican voters in Mississippi(Poll Demographic Info Included)

    03/09/2012 3:25:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies · 5+ views
    cbs ^ | March 9, 2012 1:51 PM | Corbett B. Daly
    UPDATED 1:58 p.m. ET(CBS News) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters in Mississippi, where voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidate they want to take on President Obama in November.Gingrich garnered 35 percent support in Mississippi, compared to Romney's 31 percent in a poll released Friday by American Research Group, Inc. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 20 percent while Texas Rep. Ron Paul received just 7 percent.Gingrich, who won his home state of Georgia three days ago, has said Mississippi and Alabama are must...
  • "Morning, y'all." Romney seeks acceptance in South

    03/09/2012 1:50:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | JACKSON, Mississippi | Fri Mar 9, 2012 3:18pm EST | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is laying it on as thick as a syrupy Southern drawl as he tries to court the South, a region that has been unkind to him in the past and may soon turn its back on him again. "Morning, y'all," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits," he joked. The former Massachusetts governor is admittedly the underdog in Mississippi and Alabama, two stalwarts of the Old South where Republicans vote in primaries on Tuesday to decide which...
  • Romney, eyeing knockout, opens up 8-point lead in Mississippi poll

    03/09/2012 12:13:50 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/09/12 01:14 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney might have drawn jeers for joking that he was embracing "grits" and saying "y'all" ahead of next Tuesday's Deep South primaries, but if his lead in Mississippi holds, Romney might be able to credit the Magnolia State with locking up his nomination. The former Massachusetts governor was the choice of 35 percent of likely Mississippi primary voters according to the latest Rasmussen poll, released Friday, good enough for an 8-point lead over Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania senator earned the support of 27 percent of voters, tied with Newt Gingrich for second place. Ron Paul rounded out the...