Home Blog

Group gathers in Jackson to protest sitting Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

A small group of protestors gathered in Jackson near Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith's campaign office downtown on Friday, to rally for her resignation prior to the November 27 election. The group of around 20 people began short segments of chants around noon on Friday with phrases like "Hell no, Cindy gotta go," and "No hate, in our state." They had specified...

NYT and UK Telegraph both document how Mike Espy supported strongman now accused of warcrimes

A December 2010 New York Times article states that Espy appeared on Ivorian TV for Gbagbo in support of his administration. "Mr. Espy, who was traveling Wednesday and could not be reached for comment, had been in Ivory Coast this week making appearances on state television in support of Mr. Gbagbo’s administration." In a UK Telegraph article, Espy was resolute on Gbagbo's behalf...

Senator Hyde-Smith says comment on voters was taken out of context in published video

A video posted to social media by a liberal non-profit website in Louisiana on November 15 shows :18 seconds of Senator Hyde-Smith laughing and talking with supporters in Starkville, Mississippi. The video was published by Lamar White, Jr. of the Bayou Brief in Louisiana. Cindy Hyde-Smith on voter suppression: "And then they remind me, that there's a lot of liberal...

MAE downplays Governor’s recommendation to raise teacher pay of $50 million over two years

The Mississippi Association of Educators has responded to the Governor's newest budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2020, which would allocate $25 million dollars toward teacher pay raises per year for two years effective in July. The MAE released a statement on social media about the political nature of the raises and their timing, but that the "gesture" is not...

Trump could return to Mississippi before runoff election

According to the Associated Press, as reported by WJTV, President Trump could return to the magnolia state before the U.S. Senate runoff on November 27. The President would be coming again to support Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who  faces Democrat Mike Espy in the race. The White House has been rumored to be considering a rally but nothing has been confirmed. Trump...

Reihan Salam, author talks immigration reform and recent book on a case against open borders

“The most common thing I hear people say about conservatives is that they ‘don’t really care about the future of the country the just hate people who are different,’ and that has never been my experience.” said Reihan Salam. Salam is the Executive Editor of the National Review and author of “Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants...

Gov. Bryant Releases Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2020

In accordance with state law, Gov. Phil Bryant has released his Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2020. Within the summary the Governor says the first and foremost important thing for the budgeting future is saving. "Setting aside 2 percent of the estimated revenue is not only smart financial practice, but it helps the state’s credit rating. When I entered office in January...

YP Daily Roundup 11/16/18

CLARION LEDGER - Espy accused of taking further payments from African leader on trial for crimes against humanity Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy allegedly continued to take payments from an African despot now on trial in international court for crimes against humanity after saying he had halted his lobbying contract with the former Ivory Coast president and received only...

FoxNews reports that Mike Espy supported and lobbied for Ivory Coast administration now charged with war crimes

A report from Fox News states that Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Espy was hired to lobby on behalf of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and netted $750,000 for the job. Espy originally told The Hill that he never completed the contract with the Cocoa and Coffee Board of the Ivory Coast in February 2011 and only took $400,000.  Espy...

New Ad alleges Cindy Hyde-Smith is in the Pocket of the Insurance Industry

Today, SMP announced our first statewide ad in Mississippi targeting Cindy Hyde-Smith for lobbying for the insurance industry, taking their campaign cash and then refusing to stand up to them as they raise Mississippians’ health care premiums. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s career and bank account have been buoyed by the insurance industry while hardworking Mississippians struggle with rising health care premiums. “Cindy Hyde-Smith is in the pocket of...

Block title