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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBy one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start. No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
BARBOUR VISIT: Possible Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour stopped in Des Moines TuesdayStaff WriterMississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says Iowa will be a key to his strategy if he decides to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. The two-term governor hosted a luncheon on Tuesday with the Iowa Federation of Republican Woman at the Iowa...
Tags: Executive Branch, Mississippi, Barack Obama, Iowa, Elections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Searching for laughs — and finding them — president Barack Obama spared few targets Saturday night, from Democratic allies to Republican antagonists to the journalists who cover him. At his first presidential...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Friday told Republicans newly in charge of the U.S. House that they must keep voters' frustrations with the nation's lagging economy focused on Democrats who still run the Senate and control the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi sisters, whose life sentences for armed robbery were suspended last week by Gov. Haley Barbour, will be released from prison Friday. Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps says Jamie and Gladys Scott would be...
Tags: Criminal Laws, Mississippi, Theft, Punishment, Laws
Here's a not very bold prediction: Donald Trump won't be the Republican presidential nominee next year. He's not a credible national leader. His strategy for restoring American economic vigor boils down to threatening China with a trade war. It's not even...
Tags: Executive Branch, Mike Huckabee, Politics, Referenda, Utah
Washington BureauWhile the presidential campaign hasn't officially started, Mitt Romney leads the pack in pre-campaign fundraising by a handful of potential Republican presidential contenders, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. The former...
Tags: Executive Branch, Michigan, Iowa, Mike Huckabee, South Carolina
Attorney General Eric Holder surprised many people, and provoked a few, when he said the administration will no longer fight in court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., a potential presidential candidate,...
Tags: Illinois, Politics, Court Administration, Eric Holder, Family
A planned kidney transplant that won two Mississippi sisters their freedom from prison can't take place until one quits smoking and they lose a combined 160 pounds. Jamie and Gladys Scott had served 16 years of their life sentences for a robbery when...
WASHINGTON - Their states on the brink of financial catastrophe, governors pleaded Saturday for the divided federal government to avoid doing anything that would hamper the tenuous economic recovery back home. Their message to Washington: prevent a...
CNNPENSACOLA, Fla -- A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour suspended Gladys and Jamie Scott's prison sentences last year, but on one condition: One sister must donate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their ranks swollen after the last election, Republican governors from Florida to Alaska are undermining President Barack Obama's agenda at every turn ahead of the Democrat's 2012 re-election campaign. Some are rejecting...
Tags: Dannel P. Malloy , Arizona, Lawyers, Medical Services, Global Warming
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