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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) speaks at 'Making AIDS History: A Roadmap for Ending the Epidemic' at the Hart Senate Building on June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Questions About Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s Health Fuel Fight for Soul of Republican Party

Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) continued absences from Washington have reignited long-standing concerns over his physical health — and set up the possibility that both seats in the United States Senate from Mississippi, currently held by establishment Republican allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), could be up for grabs in 2018.

NRSC Chair Wicker Expects DREAM Act Debate

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), indicated that Republicans leaders will have a debate about potentially giving citizenship to so-called DREAMers in this Congress. “I think the first thing we’ll do is a

Horowitz: Which Party's Base Did Cochran 'Broaden'?

Horowitz: Which Party's Base Did Cochran 'Broaden'?

Last Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff in Mississippi is turning out to be the most revealing incident in the protracted fight between the conservative grassroots and the GOP establishment. The GOP party leadership has been exposed for their true motives in

Roger Wicker a No-Show at Cochran Rally

Roger Wicker a No-Show at Cochran Rally

JACKSON, Mississippi — Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) was listed as a speaker at a campaign rally for Sen. Thad Cochran today but will instead be in Washington, D.C. for a relatively routine and non-controversial vote, his spokesman said. An advisory

Year-End Agreement: Budget Heads to Final Passage

Year-End Agreement: Budget Heads to Final Passage

(AP) Year-end agreement: Budget heads to final passageBy DAVID ESPOAP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTONYear-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked

Ricin Suspect Released from Jail

Ricin Suspect Released from Jail

(AP) APNewsBreak: Ricin suspect released from jailBy JEFF AMYAssociated PressOXFORD, Miss.The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the

Hearing Resumes Tuesday for Ricin Suspect

Hearing Resumes Tuesday for Ricin Suspect

(AP) Hearing resumes Tuesday for Miss. ricin suspectBy JEFF AMYAssociated PressOXFORD, Miss.More discussion was likely Tuesday of the mental state of the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.

Family Says Accused Ricin Mailer Is Mentally Ill

Family Says Accused Ricin Mailer Is Mentally Ill

(AP) – The stories from family and acquaintances of a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials describe a caring father and enthusiastic musician who struggled with mental illness and pursued a conspiracy theory

Ricin Letter Sent to Obama, Senator Wicker

Ricin Letter Sent to Obama, Senator Wicker

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama and Senator Roger Wicker has tested positive for Ricin poison, according to the Secret Service. The letters arrived at a postal facility and is not near the White House or Capitol Hill. “This

Letter with Ricin Sent to Senator Wicker

Letter with Ricin Sent to Senator Wicker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when

Tea Party-Backed Cruz Wins Texas Senate Seat

Tea Party-Backed Cruz Wins Texas Senate Seat

(AP) WASHINGTONTea-Party-backed Republican Ted Cruz has won the Texas Senate seat, making him the third Hispanic member of the Senate. Three more Democrats have won re-election: Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

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