Bennie Thompson

Type: Person
Name: Bennie Thompson
Title: Congressman - Mississippi (USA)
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Thompson: Funds to go 2 Delta planning groups

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Economic Development Administration has awarded funds to two planning and developing groups in the Mississippi Delta. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. The South Delta ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Meet America's two hungriest counties

Welcome to Humphreys County, Mississippi. Population: 9,189. Poverty rate: 41.2%. Food insecurity rate: 32.8%, the highest in the nation.Earlier this week, the national anti-hunger organization Feeding America released its annual “ Map the Meal Gap” report ... [Published MSNBC - 16 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Party Switchers Cause Rifts

Rickey Cole, the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, said Dems certified former Republican Bill Marcy to run as a Democrat because he met all the state legal requirements.Photo by R.L. Nave .It might not contain all of the melodrama now playing ... [Published Jackson Free Press - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Thompson Disappointed by Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02), released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions:“Today’s Supreme Court decision ... [Published Congressman Bennie Thompson - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Republic Group Booked New Yarber Response Ads, Targets 'Historically Hostile' Districts

JACKSON Republic Group LLC , the "a la carte vendor" that buys all of mayoral candidate Tony Yarber's advertising, told the Jackson Free Press today that the campaign spent $4,400 today on a new television ad to respond to some of the negative video ... [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

THOMPSON TO HOST PRESS AVAILABILITY WITH U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ANTHONY FOXX

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) announced that he will host a press availability with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, on April 17, 2014. The press avail will take place at 10:15 a.m., CDT, at the Bennie G. ... [Published Congressman Bennie Thompson - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Summit aims at keeping youth out of prison

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -Keeping youth on track and out of prison was the focus of Saturday's "Path to Restoration Summit.""It's not an issue that is defined by race it is not an issue defined by geography," said Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R) MS, ... [Published WLBT - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Voting Rights Act attempt at abusive control

It is no surprise to see another hypocritical attack on Mississippi and other Southern states by Northern Democrats and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. I reference the April 6 article, “Groups want action on voting rights bill,” which had little to do with ... [Published Hattiesburg American - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Homeland Security secretary visits Mississippi

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson toured the state on Thursday, keeping a promise to the Mississippi congressional delegation, and said the state is vitally important to the nation’s security.“I feel like I have a lot of business here on a lot of ... [Published Hattiesburg American - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Panola County gets $331K for airport work

BATESVILLE, Miss. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $ 331,596 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Panola County to construct a hangar at Panola County Airport.U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, R-Miss., made the announcement this ... [Published Sun Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 2 reports

Congressman Bennie Thompson Officially Backs Priester for Jackson Mayor

This morning, Rep. Bennie Thompson (left) officially endorsed Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester Jr. (right) at a press conference at Priester's law office in north Jackson.Photo by Trip Burns .A close listen to Melvin Priester ... [Published Jackson Free Press - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

House Democrats downplay findings in bombing report

WASHINGTON – Democrats on the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday downplayed the significance of a highly critical report that highlighted a series of law enforcement communications gaps preceding last year’s Boston Marathon bombing.A day ... [Published Boston Globe - Mar 28 2014]

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Thompson: Funds to go 2 Delta planning groups [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 2 hours ago]
Meet America's two hungriest counties [Published MSNBC - 16 hours ago]
Party Switchers Cause Rifts [Published Jackson Free Press - 18 hours ago]
Thompson Disappointed by Supreme Court Ruling o... [Published Congressman Bennie Thompson - Apr 23 2014]
Republic Group Booked New Yarber Response Ads, ... [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 22 2014]
THOMPSON TO HOST PRESS AVAILABILITY WITH U.S. S... [Published Congressman Bennie Thompson - Apr 21 2014]
Summit aims at keeping youth out of prison [Published WLBT - Apr 20 2014]
Accelerating chicken slaughter comes at inhuman... [Published The Hill - Apr 18 2014]
Voting Rights Act attempt at abusive control [Published Hattiesburg American - Apr 18 2014]
Homeland Security secretary visits Mississippi [Published Hattiesburg American - Apr 18 2014]
Readout of Secretary Johnson’s Trip to Mississippi [Published Department of Homeland Security - Apr 18 2014]
Two area airports receive FAA grants [Published Bolivar Commercial - Apr 16 2014]
Battenfeld: It’s wrong time to grandstand [Published Boston Herald - Apr 15 2014]
Yarber, Lumumba Battle for South Jackson [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 14 2014]
Panola County gets $331K for airport work [Published Sun Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Panola County gets $331K for airport work [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 14 2014]
Cleveland gets $300K for airport work [Published Sun Herald - Apr 13 2014]
TSA to expand ‘behavior screening’ program even... [Published PrisonPlanet - Apr 13 2014]
Legislators argue against new Obama Administrat... [Published Natural News - Apr 12 2014]
THOMPSON TO HOST U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATI... [Published Congressman Bennie Thompson - Apr 12 2014]
Thompson announces $142K awarded to Hinds County [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Apr 11 2014]
EPW sketches out transport bill path — But Shus... [Published Politico - Apr 11 2014]
TSA defies audit, quietly expands behavior scre... [Published Washington Times - Apr 11 2014]
Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignorance [Published Boston Herald - Apr 10 2014]
GOP: Democrat politicizing bombing investigation [Published Boston Herald - Apr 10 2014]
Youth, Turnout Beat Expectations in Mayor Election [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 09 2014]
Lumumba, Yarber Headed to a Runoff Election Apr... [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 09 2014]
Miss. preparing to use new voter ID law [Published Clarion-Ledger - Apr 09 2014]
Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill to Award Congress... [Published Targeted News Service - Apr 09 2014]
TSA Plans to Better Protect Airport Screeners [Published About - Apr 08 2014]
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Border Patrol Shifted $7M From Border Fence to ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Mar 14 2014]
The Weekly Standard : "Border Patrol Shifted $7M From Border Fence to SalariesGovernment agencies largely avoided sequestration furloughs in 2013." As sequestration bore down in February 2013, the threat of furloughs for thousands of government workers ...
Poultry workers appeal to White House, USDA mus... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Feb 27 2014]
The billion-dollar poultry industry chews up its workers and spits them out like a chaw of tobacco. One of those workers is in Washington, DC this week to make a plea to the Obama Administration. For 17 years, Salvadora Roman, 59 worked on the de-boning ...
DHS Secretary Johnson’s First Time Before House... [Published Security Debrief - Feb 27 2014]
The House Homeland Security Committee did something yesterday it has not done in the past several years, for anyone: it came out in full force for DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s maiden appearance before the committee . It was a positive performance by ...
Congressmen concerned about TSA’s Abu Dhabi pre... [Published Federal Eye - Feb 13 2014]
Two key Democrats this week raised concerns about a federal program that allows passengers to bypass screening at U.S. airports after arriving from the United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi International Airport. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member ...
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