Articles Tagged 'Haley Barbour'
Establishment GOPers assail Tea Party on shutdown
DES MOINES, Iowa — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP… READ MORE
Republican governors go soft on taxes
ByÂ JONATHAN MARTINÂ andÂ JAMES HOHMANNÂ | Politico
LAS VEGAS â€” Some Republican governors are softening on the partyâ€™s hard-line toward tax increases for the wealthy, suggesting that GOP congressmen at least be open to rate hikes in exchange for a comprehensive fiscal agreement on taxes and entitlements.
â€œThe people have spoken, I think weâ€™re going to have to be
Akin targets Haley Barbour
By CHARLES MAHTESIAN | Politico.com
Embattled Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin took aim at Haley Barbour Friday, accusing the former Mississippi Republican governor of â€œtrying to advance his own personal brandâ€ at Akinâ€™s expense.
In a fundraising email, the Missouri congressman referred to Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, as â€œthe Godfather of DC Party Bossesâ€ and a… READ MORE
Mississippi court upholds Barbour pardons
JACKSON, Miss. â€“ Â The MississippiÂ Supreme CourtÂ on Thursday upheld the pardons issued by former Gov.Â Haley BarbourÂ during his final days in office, including those of four convicted killers and a robber who had worked at the Governor’s Mansion.
Barbour, a Republican who once considered running for president, pardoned 198 people before finishing his second term Jan. 10.… READ MORE
Barbour defends controversial pardons as based on the Christian belief in forgiveness
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he’s “very comfortable” with his decision to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers, in his last days in office, telling Fox News that Mississippi is predominantly Christian and believes in forgiveness.
Barbour said Friday during his first interviews on the pardons that nearly 190… READ MORE
Mississippi judge blocks release of 21 inmates given pardons by Gov. Barbour
JACKSON, Miss. â€“ Â A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who’d been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor.
Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
Hood said he believes Barbour might’ve… READ MORE
Barbour: Not Running for President
ByÂ Alex Roarty andÂ Jim O’Sullivan, National Journal
In a surprise announcement that reshapes the field of candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour took himself out of the 2012 presidential race on Monday.
“I will not be a candidate for president next year,” he said in a statement. “This has been a difficult, personal decision.”
The… READ MORE
Mitt Romney tops weak Barack Obama in New Hampshire, poll shows
By ALEXANDER BURNS, Politico
Mitt Romney is the only Republican candidate leading President Obama in New Hampshire, according to a new poll from Dartmouth College’s… READ MORE
Why May 5 matters in the 2012 presidential race
By Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post
And then there was one — sort of.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s kind-of, sort-of toe-dipping into the presidential waters on Thursday amounts to the kickoff of the 2012 Republican primary fight with several other serious contenders — including former Govs. Haley Barbour (Miss.), Mitt Romney (Mass.) and Tim Pawlenty (Minn.) — expected to… READ MORE
SEC “Pay to Play” Rule Could Inhibit Barbour, Daniels
Posted by Erin McPike, Real Clear Politics
If investment advisers have any intention of getting paid to advise public pension plans in either Indiana or Mississippi over the next several years, many of their employees will have to be careful about how much campaign money they give to Republican Govs. Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Haley Barbour of Mississippi.
The… READ MORE