Mississippi gov’s surprising remark on working moms
June 4th, 2013
07:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi gov’s surprising remark on working moms

Updated 1:11 p.m. ET Wednesday 6/5

(CNN) – The recently renewed debate over working mothers gained more traction Tuesday when a Republican governor suggested the country’s education problems were the result of both parents holding jobs.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, speaking at a Washington Post education forum, seemed to anticipate the backlash his comments may spark, but proceeded anyway after being asked why America’s schools had fallen behind compared to other countries.
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Affidavit: Dust mask tied to suspect tests positive for ricin
Federal law enforcement officials search a second home in connection with the investigation of ricin-tainted letters being sent to President Barack Obama and other officials. In Tupelo, Mississippi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Tupelo Taekwood Plus, the former karate studio of James Everett.Dutschke, is searched. (Vivian Kuo/CNN)
April 30th, 2013
05:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Affidavit: Dust mask tied to suspect tests positive for ricin

(CNN) – A dust mask linked to 41-year-old Mississippi man James Everett Dutschke, among other samples, tested positive for ricin, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.

Federal authorities arrested Dutschke on Saturday on charges of possessing and using ricin in connection with letters sent to, among others, President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Mississippi
April 29th, 2013
07:19 AM ET
2 years ago

The Mississippi ricin case - a web of small-town intrigue

Oxford, Mississippi (CNN) - Was it a tiff between an Elvis impersonator and a martial arts instructor in the birthplace of the King that caused headlines around the world?

We may find out Monday when a former tae kwon do instructor from Tupelo, Mississippi, appears in court, accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and others.

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Filed under: Mississippi • President Obama
April 24th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

FBI searches for clues in ricin investigation

(CNN) - FBI agents on Wednesday searched the former martial arts studio of a Tupelo man in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, the man's lawyer, Lori Basham, told CNN.

Agents in hazardous materials suits had searched James Everett Dutschke's home on Tuesday, the same day prosecutors dropped charges against the man arrested last week on suspicion of sending the letters.

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Filed under: Mississippi • President Obama
April 23rd, 2013
05:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Charges dismissed against man accused of sending ricin

(CNN) - Charges were dismissed Tuesday against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and others by the U.S. Attorney, who said "new information" has been uncovered.

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Filed under: Mississippi • President Obama
Mississippi governor reviews 'Anti-Bloomberg' bill
March 13th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi governor reviews 'Anti-Bloomberg' bill

(CNN) – Super size? Yes, please, say Mississippi lawmakers.

The same day a judge blocked a ban on the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, senators in Mississippi approved, by a 50-1 vote, a bill that would prevent similar efforts in their state.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • Mississippi
February 23rd, 2013
10:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi politician urges gunmakers in Connecticut, elsewhere to relocate

(CNN) - Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from others including Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since a school shooting there last December left 20 students and six adults dead.

The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun control • Mississippi
A Democrat stumps in GOP country
November 6th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Sole white male Democratic Congressman in Deep South keeps his seat

Washington (CNN) – Moderate Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow was re-elected to a fifth term in the House on Tuesday, CNN projects, and remains the last white male Democrat from the Deep South in the House of Representatives.

The remaining Democratic congressmen from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia are African Americans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Georgia • Mississippi • South Carolina
The Al Gore you never knew
September 5th, 2012
01:14 PM ET
3 months ago

The Al Gore you never knew

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - He has one of the most recognizable names in American politics, but there's a lot you don't know about Albert Gore, Jr.

For instance, he was a Green Beret and master parachutist in the Army with 91 jumps under his belt and the rank of colonel. He has a fondness for cigars and pipes, lit or unlit. And in 1998, he retired from a 51-year career as a Methodist minister.
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Romney, Jindal set to bring in $2 million
July 16th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Jindal set to bring in $2 million

(CNN) - Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are set to bring in $2 million at a fund-raiser in Baton Rouge Monday.

The event, scheduled for mid-day, cost $50,000 per ticket, and 40 supporters will attend.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
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