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Mississippi Pardons May Spark Manhunts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mississippi's attorney general Jim Hood said Thursday that the state may have to issue a nationwide manhunt after four pardoned murderers left jail and "hit the road running." The four were among nearly 200 convicted criminals granted clemency by Governor  Barbour before he left office earlier this week. Why Barbour did this, and the legality of his selections, has been hotly debated by both members of the public and by victims' families.

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Barbour Pardons Draw Public Outcry

Thursday, January 12, 2012

On Tuesday, outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour granted full and unconditional pardons to 193 inmates. Many of these prisoners had been convicted of murder, rape, assault and robbery. Four of those released had served as trustees in the governor's mansion as part of a program for inmates who earned special privileges. However, Barbour may have violated the state constitution by granting pardons without giving sufficient notice. As a result Attorney General Jim Hood has blocked the release of 21 of those inmates.

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Opinion: Bush, Phil Gramm, Now Rick Perry ? Texas Won't Stop Messing With Us

Monday, August 29, 2011

'If at first you don't secede, try, try again' might be how they do things in Texas, but it isn't the right campaign slogan for the rest of the USA.

-Justin KrebsIt's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Rick Perry for President? The GOP's Wishful Thinking

Friday, June 03, 2011

Although there is a substantial field of GOP candidates or about-to-announce candidates in the wings, you get a clear feeling that the party heavyweights are not satisfied that it includes anyone who can beat President Obama in November.

-Steffen Schmidt, who has a message for the GOP: Better keep looking.

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Haley Barbour Bows Out of Presidential Run

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mississippi's Gov. Haley Barbour has decided against a run for the GOP nomination in 2012.

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Haley Barbour: A Force From the South

Friday, February 25, 2011

Don’t let Haley Barbour fool you. 

Though he may refer to himself as “a fat redneck,” though he’s got a charming Mississippi country-boy drawl, though his white hair, apple cheeks and twinkly eyes may make you think of Santa Claus, the man is a perspicacious politician. Barbour spent Presidents Day in Iowa, meeting with state Republican Party officials and lawmakers in the state that serves as the presidential election starting gate.

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