A recent beltway fundraiser produced big bucks for Mitch McConnell. Hosted by the lobby shop of Haley Barbour and featuring 18 Republican senators, more than $80,000 was pumped into McConnell's campaign coffers by PACs and lobbyists.Continue reading
In 1958, the fact that Mississippi teen Amos Brown opened a bank account on behalf of the NAACP was deemed important enough to inform the mayor, the chief of police and the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission.Continue reading
Haley Barbour and Ed Rogers’ piece, “The Lobbyists’ Lament,” is an unintentionally remarkable example of how lobbying works. It’s lively, persuasive and factually correct. As is most lobbying. Problem is, it’s also one-sided. As is most lobbying.Continue reading
Apparently, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour issued a secret proclamation declaring April as Confederate Heritage Month. The proclamation was issued on... View ArticleContinue reading
Tim Chapman at Porkbusters writes that good ole boy ex-lobbyist and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) is off to Washington to fight for Trent Lott's Magic Railroad:
Barbour, the former RNC Chairman and top DC lobbyist turned Governor is rumored to make an appearance tomorrow at the weekly Senate Republican policy lunch. The Governor is in town to provide much needed support to his Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Trent Lott, who are both under fire for securing the largest earmark ever.
I believe that Barbour will use this image to show other members of Congress the merits of the railroad.