Author Archives: Ashton Pittman

Another poll has Mississippi Democrats within striking distance of the governor’s mansion

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As Trump’s unpopularity drags Republicans down nationwide, a new poll shows a Democrat could become Mississippi’s next governor. // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For the second time since last month, a poll of Mississippi voters finds Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood – a Democrat – in striking distance of winning a bid for governor […]

Oprah is “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020, CNN reports

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// (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Oprah Winfrey is actively thinking about challenging Trump for the presidency in 2020, CNN is reporting. Two close friends of Winfrey told CNN that the considerations were underway after Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes, which stoked speculation online about the idea of “#Oprah2020.”   The post Oprah is […]

Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper says he won’t seek re-election

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U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Mississippi) says he will not seek re-election to Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, where he has served since he was first elected in 2009. // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 61-year-old congressman is the highest-ranking Mississippian in the congressional delegation. Just in December, he was appointed chairman of the House Eneergy […]

A Year Without Justice: Mesha Caldwell

A year later, the murder of a trans woman in Canton, Mississippi remains unsolved // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One year ago today, Mesha Caldwell was found murdered not far from the intersection pictured above in Canton, Mississippi. In one direction, there is a dirt road with no outlet; in another, cotton fields. Some […]

Hatch retirement could put Mississippi’s Thad Cochran third in the line for the presidency

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Historically, the senior-most member of the U.S. Senate’s majority party has held the position // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today’s announcement that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is retiring from the Senate could set up Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to become President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 2019. The position is the […]

Doug Jones names Dana Gresham Chief of Staff

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Jones will be the only Democratic senator with a black chief of staff // (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Incoming U.S. Senator Doug Jones on Tuesday named Dana Gresham as his chief of staff. Gresham, a fellow Alabamian, served as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs in the Department of Transporation under President Barack Obama – […]