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Trent Lott

A Falsehood Wrapped in an Enigma Stuffed Into a Burrito

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

When Bush was president, criticism was unpatriotic. Under Obama, dissent is now the highest form of patriotism. That itself is absurd enough, but we have only just begun.

FedEx Lobbying To Avoid Same Union Rules As UPS: Teamsters Pushing Back

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As they continue to wage a high-dollar and nasty lobbying campaign, archrivals FedEx and UPS are awaiting final delivery of legislation that will dete...

Net Neutrality Versus the Telecom Pirates

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rose

Increasing broadband access worries some who fear it will lead to more piracy. But others are more concerned about "corporate pirates" who've tried to hijack control of the Internet for their own commercial benefit.

Harry Reid's Remarks About Obama from 'Game Change'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to slam the book shut Monday on a controversy stemming from remarks about President Barack...

Reid, Race, and the Party-Based Double Standard

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

It's clear that Democratic elites discuss race one way privately and another way publicly. It's also clear that there is an obscene, party-based double standard when it comes to discussing these issues.

A Call For a Bipartisan National Campaign to Overturn Insurance Companies' Exemption From Anti-Trust Laws

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We need a broad coalition to immediately repeal the insurance industry's exemption from complying with Federal anti-trust laws.

On Writing the Word 'Negro': Defending Halperin and Heilemann

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John R. Bohrer

I've interviewed a lot of old DC politicos and sometimes, they use the word 'Negro.' It was a shock to my young ears to hear someone casually use a long outdated term. But I knew these men are the furthest thing from racists.

Equating Reid and Lott Is Flat-Out Wrong and Just the Latest Republican Game

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Trent Lott could technically support and advocate segregationist policies as majority leader, what policy would Reid be in danger of furthering, based on his statement? None. That's the difference.

GOP Favors Public Option for Property, Not People

David Cay Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cay Johnston

The bias in favor of property over people should be ended with all deliberate speed by raising the standard for people to that of property. A public option would be one small step in that direction.

Palin Follows GOP Members of Congress Who Quit Because They Felt Like It

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Sarah Palin follows in the footsteps of Susan Molinari, who 12 years ago set a precedent for other GOP leaders such as Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, Trent Lott, Richard Baker and Joe Scarborough.

Jason Linkins

Matthews: Abolish Filibuster, Let Majority Rule (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The filibuster. Why is it that it has continued to bedevil the Senate's majority party, even though you hardly see these croaky-throated old men stag...

My First Convention: Trent Lott

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You see lots of interesting people on a convention floor, but sometimes you can't quite believe your eyes when you see Senator Trent Lott . I asked a ...

Artificial Dissemination

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Reading The Kingmakers evokes feelings not dissimilar to watching Mike Gravel during debates: you sympathize with him, but can't help concluding that he's a few bricks short of a load.

Lobbyist Lott takes advantage of old Senate campaign cash

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trent Lott had nearly $1.3 million in political donations left over when he quit the Senate to become a lobbyist. Now the former ma...

Trent Lott As A Lobbyist: "I Haven't Paid For Lunch In 30 Years"

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) is struggling a bit to adjust to life as a lobbyist. "I took the Metro for the first time," Lott told the Sleuth Thu...

Trent Lott Under Federal Investigation

Wall Street Journal | PAULO PRADA and ASHBY JONES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal agents are investigating whether former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott knowingly played a role in an alleged conspiracy in 2006 to influenc...

Former Legislators Turn To Lobbying In Droves

Politico | Jeanne Cummings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers returning to the Capitol are being welcomed back by some familiar faces: former members whose one-year ban on lobbying their old colleagues ...

Sam Stein

Gordon Smith Defends Lott's Segregationist Comments | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Sen. Gordon Smith, R-OR, offered a passionate defense of the pro-segregationist comments made by his col...

Max Follmer

Trent Lott's Brother-In-Law, Nephew, Indicted On Federal Bribery Charges | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent Mississippi trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the brother-in-law of outgoing GOP Sen. Trent Lott, was indicted by a federal grand jur...

Trent Lott To Resign By End Of Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Trent Lott announced at a noon press conference Monday that he will resign by the end of the year. Although the reasons for Lott's resignati...

Max Follmer

Escort Throws Cold Water On Lott Rumor | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A San Antonio-based gay male escort categorically denied Monday that outgoing GOP Sen. Trent Lott had ever procured his services, putting to bed one o...

Trent Lott Is Resigning, And Somebody's Freaking Out | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican senator Mitch McConnell is so traumatized by the news, he's swallowed his own lips. Watch the CNN video for bonus lurking action....

Lott To Leave Quickly To Beat Lobbying Ban

Politico | Martin Kady II, Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) plans to resign his seat by year's end, a senior Republican official told Politico. The announcement took Capitol Hill by s...

Arlen Specter: Financial Problems Hastened Lott's Retirement

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Toland and Jerome L. Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter yesterday said it was his understanding that new regulations on lobbying by ex-lawmakers played a significant role in Sen. Trent Lo...