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Health: Supreme Court Hears Arguments About Abortion

The Story: A week ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments that raised anew the question of the constitutionality of blanket prohibitions of abortion. The...

Supreme Court Tees Up Direct Attack on Roe v. Wade

The Story: Last week the US Supreme Court agreed to review a controversy, arising out of Mississippi, concerning abortion rights. Conservative Presidents and Senators, and...
Mike Espy Weighs In On Mississippi Special Election | Morning Joe | MSNBC

A Tight Senate Race in Mississippi

The Story: Though Mississippi has long been considered one of the most reliably Republican states in the United States, this year polls indicate a tight...
Candidate denies female reporter access to campaign trip

Candidate denies female reporter access to campaign trip

A Republican running for governor in Mississippi denied a female reporter's request to accompany him on a campaign trip unless she brought along a male colleague. CNN's John Berman speaks with the reporter and the Republican candidate to hear both…

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: After Mississippi

Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. But for Democratic organizers, civil rights activists and African-American elected officials, Mike Espy’s loss in the Mississippi Senate race on Tuesday cut deep. Their ranks include eight black candidates who won in majority white districts. But in some of the highest-profile races, mostly in the South, efforts to elect black Democrats came up short. Mr. Gillum, Ms. Abrams and Mr. Jealous would have been their states’ first black governors — and the only black governors in office in the United States. And had Mr. Espy won in Mississippi, he would have been the first African-American to represent his state in the Senate in nearly 150 years. It wasn’t a win but it was certainly a victory.” The outlook for minority candidates is likely to get clearer next year, when multiple black Democrats could be running for president. ____________________ 2020 Watch • John Kerry tells Harvard students that he’s “going to think about” running for president. • The Willamette Week reports that Senator Jeff Merkley has “quietly asked” state legislators to change a law barring running for two offices at the same time, allowing him to run both for senate and president in 2020. ____________________ What to read tonight • A new twist in the special counsel investigation: Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, admits in court to engaging in negotiations over building a Trump tower in Moscow well into the 2016 campaign.

Final Senate Race of the Midterms Decided

The Story: The Republican candidate and incumbent Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, won a run-off election Tuesday, November 27, earning a full term in the US Senate...

Cindy Hyde-Smith Says She Never Lost Faith in Mississippi’s Racists

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (The Borowitz Report)—Celebrating her election victory on Tuesday night, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said that, despite predictions that her state was ready to turn the page on its shameful past, “I never lost faith in Mississippi’s racists.” “For weeks, we’ve been hearing national pundits say that Mississippi was ready to enter the twenty-first century,” Hyde-Smith told a crowd of supporters at her victory rally. “Tonight, with your help, we proved them wrong.” Hyde-Smith said that, despite the media’s unearthing of a cavalcade of embarrassing comments and actions from her past, “I never doubted that, at the end of the day, the people of Mississippi would listen to the racist voices in their heads.” Choking back tears, Hyde-Smith thanked her supporters for honoring Mississippi’s storied heritage of hatred and cruelty. “Mississippi voters do not want to tear down the relics of our Confederate past,” she said. “As such a relic, I am eternally grateful.” Exit polls showed that Hyde-Smith performed extremely well with voters who described themselves as bigots, and dominated among those who could not correctly spell “Mississippi.”
RNC on getting voters back after losing House

RNC on getting voters back after losing House

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel speaks out on how to reach Republican voters more effectively in 2020. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number…
Watch Live: Trump holds a 'MAGA' rally in Mississippi

Watch Live: Trump holds a ‘MAGA’ rally in Mississippi

Expected live at 5:15 pm ET: Trump holds a campaign rally in Tupelo, Mississippi for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.…
Candidates Make Closing Arguments In Mississippi Runoff | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

Candidates Make Closing Arguments In Mississippi Runoff | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

Tonight President Trump makes two stops in Mississippi trying to help a controversial Senate candidate pull off a win in the state's special election tomorrow. NBC's Vaughn Hillyard is on the ground in Jackson, Mississippi talking to the candidates in…