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

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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.
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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.

Governor suspends sisters' life sentences

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he will suspend the sentences of two sisters serving life in prison if one is willing to donate a kidney to the other.
Barbour's memory of '60s draws criticism

Barbour's memory of '60s draws criticism

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy by saying he doesn't recall the Civil Rights era as being "that bad."
Rick Perry elected GOP governors leader

Rick Perry elected GOP governors leader

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry was elected to lead the Republican Governors Association during the organization's annual meeting in San Diego, officials said.
GOP governors seek new party leader

GOP governors seek new party leader

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Two GOP governors came out against Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Thursday and called for new party leadership.
Steele likely to face opponent at RNC

Steele likely to face opponent at RNC

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Republican National Committee members intend to recruit an alternative to Chairman Michael Steele if he wants a second term, sources told The Washington Post.
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Haley Barbour
Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour talk before President Barack Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool)

Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American Republican politician currently serving as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Barbour won re-election as Governor in 2007. Under Mississippi's term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.

Before being elected Governor, Barbour "had a long career on the national stage and has been well-known as a Republican operative since the Reagan years." He worked as a lawyer and lobbyist, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate and also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Republicans captured both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1954. On June 24, 2009, Barbour was elected the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, following the resignation of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as its leader.

Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. Barbour is a descendant of Walter Leake, who was Mississippi's third governor as well as a U.S. senator. His father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old.

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