Day: May 30, 2019

Thad Cochran Dies at eighty one; Lawmaker Brought Largess to Mississippi

ImageSenator Thad Cochran of Mississippi in 2013. A Republican whose politics mixed moderation on racial issues and business-oriented conservatism, he won three terms in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate.CreditCreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated PressThad Cochran, a courtly Mississippi Republican who cultivated his constituents for 45 years as a congressman and United States senator…

Thad Cochran Dies at 81; Lawmaker Brought Largess to Mississippi

ImageSenator Thad Cochran of Mississippi in 2013. A Republican whose politics mixed moderation on racial issues and business-oriented conservatism, he won three terms in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate.CreditCreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated PressThad Cochran, a courtly Mississippi Republican who cultivated his constituents for 45 years as a congressman and United States senator…

Politics this week

At elections for the European Parliament, a predicted surge by populists and nationalists failed to materialise, though such parties gained seats in Italy and Britain. The new parliament will be much more fragmented than the old one, thanks to a strong showing by green and liberal parties. The traditional main groupings, the centre-right European People’s…