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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.
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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)
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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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