Cindy Hyde-Smith

  • Congress Jan 10, 2019

    Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

    President Donald Trump flew to Texas Thursday to tour the southern border and make the case for his proposed border wall. This comes as the federal government entered its 20th day of a partial shutdown. President Trump has refused to sign any bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.

  • Donald Trump Jan 14, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Isn’t Holed Up at White House Nonstop

    Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he’s holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He’s also rewriting history regarding his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump says he hasn’t left the White House in “months,” including during the partial shutdown...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Hyde-Smith Beats Espy in US Senate Runoff in Mississippi After Divisive Campaign

    Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was rocked by the video, in which Hyde-Smith said of a supporter, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Fact Check: 7 Things Trump Got Wrong on Border, Immigration

    President Donald Trump made several misleading or false claims on immigration and the border on Monday, after defending his administration’s use of tear gas on migrants attempting to gain entry to the U.S. over the weekend. His claims were made during a pair of campaign rallies and a law enforcement round table in Mississippi to bolster Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2018

    Trump Rallies for Embattled US Senator in Mississippi

    President Donald Trump rallied voters Monday for Republican Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith who has found herself in a closer-than-expected runoff contest after comments she made about attending a public hanging drew condemnation. As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-profile rallies in different parts of the state, her opponent, Democrat Mike Espy spoke at a predominantly African-American church and described his...

  • AT&T Nov 26, 2018

    San Francisco Giants Respond to Political Donations From Member of Ownership Group

    If you’re keeping score this offseason, here’s the update from AT&T Park: One press release to announce a significant baseball move … two press releases to explain political donations from a member of ownership.

  • NBC News Nov 26, 2018

    Nooses Found Hanging at Mississippi Capitol Ahead of Runoff Election

    Two nooses were found hanging outside the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday, along with signs that referenced the racially charged Senate runoff race on Tuesday. “On Tuesday Nov. 27, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator. We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims,” one sign said, according to a Capitol Police spokesman who read it to...

  • NBC News Nov 26, 2018

    Mississippi’s ‘Segregation Academy’ History Highlighted in Senate Race

    It took more than 15 years for Mississippi and other Southern states to catch up to the Supreme Court’s landmark desegregation decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and many public schools found ways around the new system, NBC News reported. The issue came to light again last week when the Jackson Free-Press reported that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a school...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2018

    Trump Aims Tweet at Migrant Caravans as Holiday Break Ends

    President Donald Trump is ending his Thanksgiving break in Florida the same way he began it — tweeting and spending time at one of his local golf courses. Trump congratulated himself on Twitter Sunday for falling oil prices, writing “thank you President T,” and admonished the Federal Reserve over interest rates. In a separate tweet, he called on Mexico to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2018

    As Number of GOP Women in Congress Dips, Party Seeks Answers

    For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — as few as 13 of at least 199...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2018

    US Senator Says No Ill Will, Intent Behind ‘Hanging’ Remark

    A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on video that was released last week. It has brought...

  • NBC News Nov 16, 2018

    Mississippi GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith Calls Voter Suppression ‘Great Idea’

    A video surfaced Thursday of Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi saying it might be a “great idea” to make it harder for some people to vote, and her campaign quickly responded that she was “obviously” joking, NBC News reported. Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff against Democrat Mike Espy on Nov. 27, made the remark at a campaign stop...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2018

    Women Elected in Record Numbers in State Legislative Races

    Women’s winning streak in this year’s elections has extended to statehouses across the country. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. That mark will eclipse the record of 1,875 who served this year, according to reports Thursday from the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2018

    Lynching Remark Puts Spotlight on Mississippi Senate Race

    A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a “public hanging” is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state’s history of lynching and boosting Democrats’ hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary Mike Espy,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court, Quickly Sworn in, Major Trump Victory

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. Even as...

  • Congress Mar 22, 2018

    Vermont Now Only US State Never to Send a Woman to Congress

    Vermont is now the only state in the nation to have never sent a woman to Congress. On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, a fellow Republican, to serve out the remainder of retiring GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s term. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin, a Democrat, says “it’s a little embarrassing to be beaten...

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