House GOP Fail: Border Bill Abandoned

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House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their border supplemental legislation prior to a scheduled vote on Thursday, a sign that they lacked the votes to pass it. That means members will go home for recess without acting, a situation that GOP leaders wanted to avoid.

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This is Excellent News for Charles Johnson!

The James O'Keefian, reporter/freedom fighter Charles Johnson made a stir during the Mississippi Senate runoff with his story purporting to prove that the Cochran campaign paid operatives to buy the votes of African-Americans for $15 a pop. Now the state's Attorney General, Jim Hood, says the accuser was "paid $2000 [by Johnson] to lie" and he's investigating what happened.

Hood notes that it is not a crime in Mississippi to pay someone to fabricate a claim about a purported crime. But his office does appear to be investigating where the money came from. So it seems we will likely not be seeing a guerrilla report inside the Mississippi correctional system any time soon.