Politics

  Election leaders call for fewer split precincts

Problems in the five split precincts of District 50 led to a judge ordering a partial re-vote in the Senate seat race between Dixie Newman and Scott Delano.

Senate candidate Wayne Lennep will not contest election, calls for election reform

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

  Lt. Governor candidates square off in debate

WATCH LIVE at 7pm: The Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by ABC News and Univision

  Mississippi GOP brings all statewide nominees together to campaign

Jim Hood sounds off on what he calls ‘lies’ by Tate Reeves

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Phil Bryant endorses Lynn Fitch in Attorney General race

  Tate Reeves says general election campaign will be ‘hard-fought’

Special election possible for District 50 Senate seat

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

  Democrats use Labor Day picnics to drum up support locally and statewide

  Mississippi Governor’s race heats up with GOP runoff complete

Lennep not ready to concede Senate race after Jeremy England pulls ahead with 38 votes

Wednesday morning’s count of the affidavit ballots in the District 51 Senate race shows Jeremy England beating out Wayne Lennep by just 38 votes. But Lennep told WLOX News he’s not prepared to concede the race.

  Jim Hood reacts to Tate Reeves’ victory in GOP governor run-off election

The general election will be held November 5th.

Lynn Fitch secures Republican nomination for Attorney General

Fitch defeated Andy Taggart in runoff elections Tuesday night.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial runoff vote county-by-county

Click on any county in Mississippi to see how the GOP runoff vote breaks down between Tate Reeves and Bill Waller, Jr.

Polling issues reported in three Mississippi counties

Machine removed after video surfaces of it changing vote from Waller Jr. to Reeves

Polls in primary runoff now open across Mississippi

Mississippi Republicans make final pitches as runoff for governor nears

  Recount for District 50 Senate seat complete, report to be filed with Republican Executive Committee

Waller refutes ‘liberal’ advertising claims, looks ahead to November

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

Tate Reeves is preparing for the primary runoff election that's one week from today.

Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been endorsed by Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel.

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

  DeLano will contest Newman’s 1 vote lead in District 50 Senate race

Scott DeLano plans to contest the results of the District 50 Senate race after a missing thumb drive created a one-vote lead for his opponent Dixie Newman.

  Tate Reeves and Bill Waller prepare for GOP gubernatorial primary runoff

Tate Reeves and Bill Waller Jr. are heading to a runoff in three weeks.

  Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor.

Jackson County coroner candidates headed to runoff, supervisor race too close to call

After a tight race in Jackson County, two candidates for coroner will head to the runoff later this month.

Farmer continues as sheriff, Bonds head to runoff in Stone County

Mike Farmer continues as sheriff for Stone County after Tuesday night’s primary elections.

  Two supervisors decided in Harrison County elections

Some Harrison County residents will need to head to the polls again in three weeks as some county races head to a runoff.

Adam wins re-election for sheriff of Hancock County

Ricky Adam will continue on as sheriff of Hancock County after receiving 70% of the vote.

  Newman, DeLano working the neighborhoods before primary election

In the last weekend before election day, the two Republican candidates, Biloxi councilwoman Dixie Newman and former state representative Scott DeLano, are getting off the computer and walking down the neighborhoods.

Former Hattiesburg mayor offers condolences to fellow Secretary of State candidate

Johnny Dupree, a Democratic candidate for Mississippi Secretary of State, offered condolences to fellow candidate Sen. Michael Watson over the recent passing of his mother.

  Gubernatorial candidates speak at Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fair political speeches are considered one of the last big campaign stops ahead of next Tuesday's election.

  Lt. Governor candidates make their pitches to voters at the Neshoba County Fair

The race that drew a big crowd Wednesday was the Lt. Governor’s race, and it’s not expected to be a primary fight.

  Did the GOP Gubernatorial debate move the needle for voters?

How effective were the messages from Robert Foster, Tate Reeves and Bill Waller, Jr.?

  Republican candidates face off in first gubernatorial debate

All three Republican candidates running for governor in Mississippi faced off for the first time Tuesday in a debate.

  What to expect from Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial debate

The three Republican candidates for Governor will face off in a primary debate tomorrow night.

  How cultural conservative issues are impacting the Republican race for Governor

It's a race to be elected as the Republican nominee for Governor, and it's morphing into a race about who's the most conservative choice.

  Foster defends decision to refuse female reporter access to campaign

Robert Foster may be getting hammered by some with accusations of sexism throughout the country, but on Thursday, he found a receptive crowd of women.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

Mourners remember former US Sen. Thad Cochran in Oxford

Two funeral services are scheduled in Jackson - Monday at the Mississippi Capitol and Tuesday at a church.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

  Mississippi Governor’s race ramps up

The statewide primary election is less than three months away.And the race for Governor is picking up in new ways---with more ads and polling.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

House Speaker Philip Gunn makes a stop on the coast

Mississippi’s Speaker of the House Philip Gunn was on the coast Thursday talking in front of packed house of Gulf Coast Business Council members.

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will provide concrete assistance to nonprofit organizations working on diverse problems around the state, including human trafficking, opioid addiction, and autism.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

  DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

Lt. Governor candidates Delbert Hosemann and Jay Hughes discuss teacher pay and their proposed solutions.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  Trump’s latest budget ignores deficits that have driven U.S. debt above $22 trillion

Treasury Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the deficit over the first four months of the budget year, driven by falling revenues and steady growth in spending.

  Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

He was convicted in August of eight felony counts for tax fraud and other financial crimes and faced up to 24 years in prison.

  North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Dismantling parts of the long-range rocket launch facility was among several steps North Korea took last year amid diplomatic talks with the United States and South Korea.

Trump pushed staff to give Ivanka Trump security clearance, report says

President Donald Trump tried to pressure top aides to approve a security clearance for his daughter Ivanka Trump, according to a CNN report.

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the associate attorney general's office.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

  Sanders returns to NY roots, says he can defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday miles from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.

  Retired Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. discusses gubernatorial bid

Retired Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. is running for Governor as a Republican. He's discussing his decision and the priorities of his campaign.

Candidates finalized for 2019 elections

March 1 was the qualifying deadline for statewide and county elections in the state of Mississippi.

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gun background check bill passes House, heads to Senate

The bill would close a loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to avoid performing background checks on their customers.

  Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

  Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The two men continued offering hopeful words as talks began anew at their second summit on curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders.