Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones (D), chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, received backlash from caucus members after defending controversial comments made by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. After last week’s election, Barbour referred to President Barack Obama‘s policies as “tar babies” during a conversation with his lobbying firm. Two sources leaked the incident and, in an email […]

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 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. […]

Joseph Ozment, 40, a convicted killer pardoned by former Republican Governor Haley Barbour, has vanished after disobeying the court’s order to report in daily until the legality of his pardon was confirmed. Attorney General Jim Hood is now offering a reward for any information leading to his return, reports SEE ALSO: Romney Fights Back […]

Mississippi- Haley Barbour said Monday that he will not sign the legislation in Mississippi to honor a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a state-issued license plate. The proposal is part of the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans push to use state license plates to recognize the 150th anniversary of what it calls “the War […]

JACKSON, Miss. — Does Haley Barbour have a Confederate problem? Related: The 9 most exciting Black basketball players It’s a question hounding Mississippi’s Republican governor as he gears up for a possible 2012 presidential run. Barbour refused this week to condemn a proposed state license plate to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who […]

JACKSON, Mississippi — The governor of the state of Mississippi said Tuesday he won’t denounce a Southern heritage group’s proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor a rebel general who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Mississippi-  Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour drew mixed reactions from analysts on Wednesday for his decision to push for a civil rights museum for his state ahead of a possible presidential bid.

Mississippi Governor, Haley Barbour, praises the White Supremacist group, the Citizens Council, in a new profile in “The Weekly Standard.” Talking Points Memo reports: “You heard of the Citizens Councils? Up north they think it was like the KKK,” said Barbour. “Where I come from it was an organization of town leaders. In Yazoo City […]