From the Wire
- NAACP Names New Leader for More Active FutureThe NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.
- Politics on Display as Letterman Receives Mark Twain PrizeDavid Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night's ceremony to present Letterman ...
- Senate Presses Ahead on $36.5B Disaster Relief PackageThe Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash.
- About Two Dozen NFL Players Protested During Anthems SundayDays after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.
- Trump Voting Commission Criticized for Lack of TransparencyPresident Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own—with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness.
- House Speaker Puts Toyota Leader on Mississippi School BoardHouse Speaker Philip Gunn on Friday named Sean Suggs of Saltillo, vice president of manufacturing at the Toyota Motor Co. plant in Blue Springs, to the state Board of Education.
- Mississippi Supreme Court: School Budget Formula is Not BindingThe Mississippi Legislature does not have an obligation to fully fund a school budget formula that was put into law two decades ago, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in upholding a ruling from a lower court.
- Bush Condemns Trump-Era America: 'Bigotry Seems Emboldened'Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity.
- Lawyers: Courts Correctly Rejected Confederate Flag LawsuitAttorneys for the Mississippi governor say two levels of federal courts have been correct in blocking a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.
- Under Fire, Trump Defends Call to Soldier's Grieving FamilyPresident Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I ...
- Sessions Defends Comey Firing, Dodges Questions on TrumpAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.
- Gov. Bryant Still Skeptical on Takeover of Jackson Public SchoolsMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant again on Wednesday voiced skepticism about allowing the state to take over the capital city's public school district.
- Trustees Express Uncertainty About Hospital BorrowingCollege Board trustees are considering a plan for the University of Mississippi Medical Center to borrow $132 million to finance a $180 million expansion of its children's hospital.
- Family of Slain Sergeant Says Trump Showed 'Disrespect'The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body.
- Cochran's Illness Shows Risks to GOP Leaders of Aging SenateWASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication—the sheer age and health issues of some senators.