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...New York.Today's Birthdays: Actor Fyvush Finkel is 92. Retired MLB All-Star Joe Pepitone is 74. Former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nona Hendryx is 70. Singer Jackson Browne is 66. Nobel Peace laureate...
Outside editorial: Cool off, Mr. Lott

Mississippi Republican Sen. Trent Lott says that his sudden decision to retire, just a year after winning re-election to a new term, was unrelated to new ethics rules...
Why the surprise over Sen. Lott?

The moral outrage over conservative Trent Lott's allusion to his past and likely present racism was a bit overblown. After all, the senator openly calls himself a conservative...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed...president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed...president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed...
My Turn: Thank you, Frank - Lisa Murkowski reminds this writer of Fran Ulmer

...been a lot of news to feed on for political junkies this season, during a time when things are usually cool and quiet. Trent Lott stepped down as U.S. Senate majority leader. Mary Landrieux kept her Democratic seat in Louisiana. Al Gore decided...
No more excuses, Republicans

...the Iraq War on Democrats. When have Democratic leaders in positions of power like Bush and the other Republicans (Trent Lott, Bill Frist, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, etc.) ever acted in the same manner as these Republicans...
GOP ignoring reasons for Jeffords' decision

...farewell lecture to the Republican Party Thursday, which party leaders -- the president and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott -- quickly disputed and brushed off. In doing so, it seems to us they perpetuate the misjudgments of which they were...
Arguments for estate tax repeal are a sham

...the federal government would reach into the grave and pull back half of a life's work offends people,'' intones Trent Lott, the Senate majority leader, explaining why his Republican colleagues support abolition of the estate tax. But this...
Senate power-sharing

...represented on the Senate's 20 or so standing and select committees. Each will get the same level of funding for its staff. Trent Lott, R-Miss., will remain the majority leader, but with somewhat reduced powers. Though Democrats dropped their bid...
House: Yes to ANWR drilling

...President Dick Cheney entered the Capitol this morning. The measure now goes to the Senate, where Republican leader Trent Lott of Mississippi was less optimistic about whether ANWR drilling would remain in the energy bill. "The issue (of refuge...


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