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Mississippi Least Educated Despite Bryant's 'Better Than Ever' Claim

Mississippi claims the top spot as the least educated state in the country in a new study out just two weeks after Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed that Mississippi's educational system ...

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Kamala Harris Opens Presidential Bid

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.

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Mississippi Leaders Still 'Honoring' Racists, After All These Years

The head of the Mississippi state agency that sent out a tweet this week honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee once attended a rally of a racist organization that refers ...

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Mississippi May Mandate Ten Commandments and Pledges to State, U.S. Flags in Schools

Mississippi law would require schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and see the Ten Commandments be displayed on public-school walls under new bills in the Legislature this session.

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Shutdown Hits Mississippi Harder than 90 Percent of States

The ongoing federal government shutdown is doing more damage in Mississippi than in most states, an analysis finds. Mississippi ranks eighth, according to WalletHub.

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Bryant Pushes Teacher Pay, School Safety in State of State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant used his final State of the State speech Tuesday to look back on his two terms and to offer proposals for his final year in office.

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Mississippi Governor Giving Final State of the State Speech

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is outlining policy priorities for his eighth and final year in office in his final State of the State speech Tuesday evening at the state Capitol.

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Judge Bars Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census.

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Lt. Gov. Reeves: No to Medicaid Expansion, Despite Strong Citizen Support

After weeks of speculation that Mississippi's Republican leadership might support expanding Medicaid in the state, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves slammed the door shut on Monday.

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Mississippi Treasurer Fitch Running for Attorney General

Republican Lynn Fitch of Ridgeland, Mississippi's second-term state treasurer, says she is running for attorney general because she wants to protect gun rights, fight opioid abuse and crack down on ...

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Neshoba County Fair 2018

Neshoba County—once the heart of the Choctaw nation—has a knack for being the crucible from ...

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Chris McDaniel on Morning Joe

"Mississippi won't send a Dem to DC, says Chris McDaniel"

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Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

More Trump Rally Footage

More Trump Rally Footage

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Trump Rally

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

A Tea Party Chat: Excerpt

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane questions giving women the right to vote. She spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave on June 14, 2012.