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

November 16, 2012
LAS VEGAS — Some Republican governors are softening on the party’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. “The people have spoken, I think we’re going to have to be

Akin targets Haley Barbour

September 15, 2012
By CHARLES MAHTESIAN | Embattled Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin took aim at Haley Barbour Friday, accusing the former Mississippi Republican governor of “trying to advance his own personal brand” at Akin’s expense. In a fundraising email, the Missouri congressman referred to Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, as “the Godfather of DC Party Bosses” and a… READ MORE

Mississippi court upholds Barbour pardons

March 9, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. –  The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour 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

January 14, 2012
From 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

January 12, 2012
Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. –  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

April 26, 2011
By Alex Roarty and 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

April 23, 2011
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

March 6, 2011
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

February 6, 2011
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

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