From the Wire
- Rep. Gregg HarperRep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi was first elected in 2008. He said Thursday that he never intended to make a career in Congress, and "10 years will be long enough."
- AP Source: Trump Had Lawyer Urge Sessions Not to Recuse SelfPresident Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter.
- Public Breakup with Trump Costs Bannon a Key GOP BackerThe acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office.
- Some Mississippi Lawmakers Trained Against Sexual HarassmentMississippi House members are taking training against sexual harassment, and Senate leaders are suggesting senators do the same.
- AP NewsBreak: Sessions to End Policy That Let Legal Pot FlourishAttorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
- Manafort Sues Mueller, Justice Department Over Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential ...
- Trump Boasts of 'Nuclear Button' but Doesn't Really Have OnePresident Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical button.
- Homeland Chief: Wait and See on Citizenship for ImmigrantsThe Trump administration would consider immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young people, the U.S. Homeland Security secretary said Tuesday, while emphasizing no decision on that issue has been made and a border ...
- Mississippi Gay Marriage Law Affects College BaseballCollege baseball is affected by a Mississippi law that lets government clerks or private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.
- Utah's Hatch to Retire, Opening Door to Possible Romney RunRepublican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for his seat.
- Mississippi Lawmakers Beginning 3-Month SessionThe Mississippi Legislature has started its 2018 session with plenty of issues to consider.
- Andy KennedyStyle points were not the top consideration for the Mississippi Rebels and head coach Andy Kennedy Sunday night. The top consideration was opening the Southeastern Conference schedule as the Rebels defeated South Carolina 74-69.
- Trump Accuses DOJ of Being Part of 'Deep State'President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the "deep state" and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey.
- Government Seeks Change to Order Lifting Trump Refugee BanLawyers with the Department of Justice have asked a federal judge to change his order that partially lifted a Trump administration refugee ban.
- Trump Says East Could Use Some 'Global Warming' this WeekendPresident Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend.