Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R).
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January 12, 2012 Gov. Haley Barbour's orders ignited controversy because they included pardons for some convicted killers. Now a judge says they may have violated the state's constitution.
January 11, 2012 Just before he left office this week, outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour (R) issued more than 200 pardons or sentence reductions — including more than a dozen to persons convicted of murder, manslaughter or other death-related crimes.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour walks through the Iowa Statehouse before speaking to the Iowa Federation of Republican Woman March 15, in Des Moines, Iowa.
April 25, 2011 Gov. Haley Barbour said he doubted he had the "absolute fire in the belly" to run for the presidency. Whatever fire he had might've been dampened by opinion poll results that placed his support at less than one percent which was less than "none" of the above got.
April 25, 2011 He can't promise his supporters that he has the "absolute fire in the belly" to take on the challenge, Barbour said.
March 25, 2011 Gov. Haley Barbour defended his frequent use of his state's jet, saying it didn't exceed by very much that of his Democratic predecessor. But that predecessor wasn't openly toying with running for president in a time when state and federal governments were in fiscal crisis.
March 16, 2011 Haley Barbour's early stumbles on race have been surprising given his political knowledge. As a savvy politician with national aspirations from the Deep South, one might have expected him to be off to a better start.
February 28, 2011 At a White House lunch, Obama toyed with GOP governors past and present thought to want his job. He told them to make themselves at home though not literally. He also reminded everyone that a possible opponent for his job, Mitt Romney, had enacted health care legislation.
January 7, 2011 Imprisoned for 16 years for an armed robbery that netted an estimated $11, they drew support from civil rights activists across the nation. Now, one sister is set to donate a kidney to the other.
December 30, 2010 The head of the NAACP says the Mississippi governor had "shown interest for a long time" in the case of the Scott sisters, who were sentenced to life for their role in an $11 armed robbery.
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