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November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 6, 2012

According to various news sources President Obama has won Vermont's four electoral votes with 0 percent of precincts reporting.  Gov. Romney has won Kentucky's eight electoral votes with 15 percent of precincts reporting and Indiana's 11 electoral votes with eight percent of precincts reporting.
Currently, Gov. Romney is leading in the polls in Virginia with 58 percent of the vote to President Obama's 41 percent.  Only 1 percent of precincts are reporting in Virginia.

November 6, 2012

News sources say Gov. Romney wins  the five electoral votes of West Virginia and the nine electoral votes of South Carolina, 0 percent and 1 percent of precincts reporting respectively.

Ohio results are beginning to come in.  Romney leading 57 percent to Obama's 42 percent with one percent of precincts reporting.

Follow conservative columnist @tgwinford and liberal columnist @phillmccausland for election analysis.

November 6, 2012

According to various news sources Gov. Romney has gained the support of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas,  Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Mississippi.
President Obama has gained the support of New York, New Jersey and Michigan.  He is also leading in seven of the nine battleground states.
The current electoral count puts Gov. Romney ahead of President Obama in the electoral vote count 152-123.  One of the candidates must receive 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

November 6, 2012

Various news sources have called New Hampshire for President Obama with 25 percent of the precincts reporting.  The president is beating Gov. Romney 54 to 44 percent.
Gov. Romney has been projected to win in Utah with 15 percent of the state's precincts reporting.  He currently holds an 18 percent margin over President Obama. 
Currently, President Obama has 147 electoral votes to Gov. Romney's 158 votes.  The popular vote is still in Gov. Romney's favor.  He holds 51 percent of the popular vote to the president's 48 percent.

November 5, 2012

After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi.

 
By Allison Brooks, Chandler LeDoyen and Jared Senseman

After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi.

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

October 30, 2012

 
Last year in my weekly opinion column, I frequently wrote in support of Gov. Mitt Romney. I truly believed he was the best candidate in the presidential race, but perspective changes, and I was wrong. Throughout his career, the GOP primary and the general election, Gov. Romney has consistently proven himself unfit to be president of the United States and incapable of – or unwilling to — unite our divided nation.

October 23, 2012

A few weeks ago, Florida’s Board of Education passed a six-year strategic plan that included race-based benchmarks for various subgroups of people. Almost immediately a fiery debate over this plan ensued.
Critics claimed that measures such as these suggest that racial subgroups placed at lower benchmarks than others are not as capable to succeed. For example, by school year 2017-18, the plan calls for Asian students to be at 90 percent reading proficiency on statewide assessments, up from the current 76 percent.

October 22, 2012

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.
The lawsuit was formed regarding immigration policies that the agents say hinder ICE officials from doing their jobs. Ten individual ICE agents, represented by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, introduced the lawsuit in August.

October 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence was dedicated to former Gov. Haley Barbour Thursday, Oct. 18. Barbour conceived the idea for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) in collaborative efforts with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence was dedicated to former Gov. Haley Barbour Thursday, Oct. 18. Barbour conceived the idea for the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) in collaborative efforts with the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher
Learning (IHL).
“This day is a significant day for all of us gathered here. It gives us an opportunity to honor our Ole Miss alumnus,” Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones said.
Jones continued by praising Barbour.
“We honor him for his unmatched contributions to

September 27, 2012

A half century ago, James Meredith drew the world’s attention to The University of Mississippi when he became the first black man to walk onto campus as a member of the student body. After battling the administration, state legislature and even Governor Ross Barnett himself, Meredith was finally allowed to transfer from Jackson State College – after the intervention of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Marshals and thousands of members of the Mississippi National Guard.

September 25, 2012

A Pennsylvania man is scheduled to die on Oct. 3 for the brutal murder of one man, and he has also been sentenced on third-degree murder charges in the death of another. Based on these simple facts, Terry Williams seems to be a prime candidate for the death penalty, and currently, the odds are that he will be the first person to be executed in the state of Pennsylvania in 13 years.
What is so interesting about Terry Williams?

September 14, 2012

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black student at The University of Mississippi. Before and after his official enrollment, violent riots and hate shook the campus and took the focus off of what Ole Miss was known for at the time — the most successful football program in school history.

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black student at The University of Mississippi. Before and after his official enrollment, violent riots and hate shook the campus and took the focus off of what Ole Miss was known for at the time — the most successful football program in school history.
THE FOOTBALL

September 11, 2012

I mean, vote for them if you believe the veritable issuance of fecal matter coming from either one of the candidates’ mouths. I would hope you wouldn’t, but to each his own.
If you don’t agree with the two major candidates, I beg you to find a candidate with whom you do fully or even mostly agree. One who’s probably not lying about what they’re going to do in office.

September 5, 2012

 
Mitt Romney
Born: Detroit, Michigan; March 12, 1947

September 4, 2012

In my last article I wrote about the imperative to look more closely at our notions of history—but what about our notions of the present?

August 29, 2012

Breaking news images from DM reporters in the field. 

 
Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but now severe thunderstorms threathen the coast. 
Statewide more than 30,000 homes are without power, but Gov. Phil Bryant says fortunately there have been no reports of injury or death as of Wednesday night. 
We continue to follow the latest on Isaac. Check for updates here on theDMonline.com, NewsWatch 99, Twitter (@thedm_news), Instagram (@thedm_news) and Facebook.com/TheDailyMississippian. 

August 29, 2012

On Aug. 9, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Mississippi lawmakers to call for higher academic standards and more accountability from Mississippi schools, similar to the policies he put in place as the governor of Florida. According to Peter Smith of the Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi is heading in the right direction with some new policies that are going to be put in place.

On Aug. 9, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Mississippi lawmakers to call for higher academic standards and more accountability from Mississippi schools, similar to the policies he put in place as the governor of Florida. According to Peter Smith of the Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi is heading in the right direction with some new policies that are going to be put in place.

August 20, 2012

Students across the state of Mississippi and the country are feeling the pressures of student loan debt even before they graduate from college.

Students across the state of Mississippi and the country are feeling the pressures of student loan debt even before they graduate from college.
 

July 17, 2012

Despite the recent repeal on President Barack Obama’s health care law by the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of 11 people, including Gov. Phil Bryant, have decided to take matters into their own hands. 

 
Despite the recent repeal on President Barack Obama’s health care law by the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of 11 people, including Gov. Phil Bryant, have decided to take matters into their own hands. 
The group, made up of politicians and attorneys, is suing the federal government on grounds that Obamacare is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg set a bench trial date in October to hear the case. 

July 4, 2012

 
Mississippi has a lot of dubious distinctions to its credit. The Magnolia State has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and is also the poorest state in the Union. And if all goes according to plan, the state is in line to earn another dishonorable title as the only state in the country without an abortion clinic.

June 19, 2012

 
In the past week, two Mississippi death-row inmates have been executed.