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Boehner hires expert on immigration reform policy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Speaker John Boehner may be signaling he's willing to move on immigration reform by hiring an expert on the issue, a fellow Republican says.
Politics 2013: Report on the GOP a 'five-alarm blast,' but will people act?

Politics 2013: Report on the GOP a 'five-alarm blast,' but will people act?

The sweeping report on problems facing the Republican Party calls for a lot of soul-searching and rethinking if the GOP wants to emerge from the identity muck in which it is wallowing after having lost the last two U.S. presidential elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Priebus seeks second term as RNC head

Priebus seeks second term as RNC head

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Reince Priebus of Wisconsin has told supporters he plans to seek another two-year term as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Watchdog files complaint on Crossroads GPS

Watchdog files complaint on Crossroads GPS

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission and the FBI against U.S. superpac Crossroads GPS for not disclosing its contributors.

Jindal: Romney wrong about Obama 'gifts'

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was "absolutely wrong" in his assessment that he lost because of "gifts" to various groups by President Obama, a leading Republican governor says.
Republicans: Spending kept race close

Republicans: Spending kept race close

BOSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The biggest Republican donors gave millions of dollars for a 2012 election that brought little change to the U.S. political landscape, political analysts said.
CNN: Barbour helped freed killers buy cars

CNN: Barbour helped freed killers buy cars

JACKSON, Miss., March 15 (UPI) -- Two convicted killers pardoned by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as he left office this year were able to buy cars while still prisoners, investigators say.

State court upholds Barbour pardons

JACKSON, Miss., March 8 (UPI) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday to uphold controversial pardons by then outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour.
Huntsman, Barbour call for new candidate

Huntsman, Barbour call for new candidate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-White House hopeful Jon Huntsman joined other Republicans in calling for a wild-card or third-party candidate to try to unseat U.S. President Barack Obama.
Court to hear challenge of Barbour pardons

Court to hear challenge of Barbour pardons

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A challenge to the constitutionality of several pardons issued by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour at the end of his term landed before the state Supreme Court.

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Miss. Supreme Court takes pardons cases

Miss. Supreme Court takes pardons cases

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about whether several pardons made by former Gov. Haley Barbour violated the state constitution.

Pardoned killer tracked down in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A convicted killer pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was located in Wyoming, where he was staying under an assumed name, officials said.

No more trusties for Miss. governor

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will not have prison inmates working at the governor's mansion following the controversial pardons by his predecessor.

Poll: Governors shouldn't pardon killers

ATLANTA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans think a state governor should not have the authority to pardon a convicted killer, a survey indicates.
Judge blocks Barbour's pardons

Judge blocks Barbour's pardons

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A Mississippi judge has blocked the release of 21 convicted felons pardoned by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour, prosecutors said.
Miss. governor draws anger for pardons

Miss. governor draws anger for pardons

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man who was shot in the head in 1993 has criticized outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour for issuing a pardon to the convict who shot him.
Some say Rick Perry still has a chance

Some say Rick Perry still has a chance

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry still has a chance despite recent debate flubs, some Republicans said Sunday.

Overreaching bites back

Memo to political candidates, ballot issue backers and others involved in the 2012 U.S. general election: Don't mistake overreaching for a political mandate. Those voters will get ya every time.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Voters reject collective-bargaining limits

Voters Tuesday rejected an Ohio collective bargaining law and a Mississippi anti-abortion measure and recalled the writer of Arizona's anti-immigration law.
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Personhood amendment losing in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Mississippi referendum declaring fetuses to be persons from the time of conception was losing by double digits Tuesday.

Republican Phil Bryant wins in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican Paul Bryant was headed for victory Tuesday night in the Mississippi governor's race, leading Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree by 20 percentage points.

Barbour says Obama seeks fuel price hikes

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday the Obama administration is deliberately driving up fuel prices for environmental reasons.
Barbour won't seek GOP presidential nod

Barbour won't seek GOP presidential nod

JACKSON, Miss., April 25 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced Monday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Barbour urges GOP to run on economy

Barbour urges GOP to run on economy

SACRAMENTO, March 20 (UPI) -- Republicans should focus on the economy, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told partisans in California.
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