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Congress

We all need to help improve Congress

Congress, according to national polls, isn’t doing a very good job at all these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the problem and how we, as citizens, can help improve production from our lawmakers in Washington. (October 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

    Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Nunnelee makes rounds in Oxford

      Cong. Alan Nunnelee visited with local residents at a town hall, question and answer-styled meeting Thursday night where Medicare and the national debt were the hot topics. (June 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Meeting the people he serves

        With only four weeks in office, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee has spent the last several days  traveling around north Mississippi. On Wednesday, he stopped in Oxford where he met with Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen, the Lafayette County Supervisors and other county employees and stopped off and had lunch with the Oxford Kiwanis Club. Later, he visited with the staff at the Oxford EAGLE and answered questions about industry, health care, jobs, education and Social Security and talked about his first month in office. (February 3, 2011, Page 1)

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          Local projects squashed by Senate

          When a $1.27 trillion funding bill was killed earlier this month by Republicans trying to rein in spending, Oxford lost $2.8 million it was expecting to get to renovate its aging historic City Hall. Some local transit projects and University of Mississippi initiatives also saw their funding cut as a result of this effort to bring federal spending under control. (December 28, 2010, Page 1)

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            Spring of our Discontent

            LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – A helpful suggestion for the contentment impaired might be no further than their own backyards (speaking of course of the backyard fire). Out in Eden, Jim Dees and his friends look on early spring as pyro-thirty. It’s amazing how gathering with friends around a fire can inspire and help solve the problems of the world … but it happens. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)

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              Don’t Be So Judgmental!

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

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