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When Republican Trent Lott sat down for lunch with Democrat Tom Daschle on Monday afternoon, mere hours before voters shellacked President Obama and his party in the midterm elections, it was more than just two former Senate gladiators getting together to reminisce about old times

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Obama: 'It feels bad'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:32:00

President Obama talks about the "really terrific public servants" who have lost their jobs this election.

Move on, let voters decide Reid's fateupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 16:58:00

So here we are, in the space of one week, dealing with a few reported and contentious statements regarding race. To recap: First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the authors of the new book "Game Change" that Barack Obama could actually win since he was "light-skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

McCain complains of 'double standard' for Reidupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:01:00

The GOP's 2008 presidential candidate decried Tuesday what he called a "stunning double standard" between the treatment of a top Democrat and Republican leader caught making racially insensitive remarks.

Beware cheaters: Your lover's spouse can sue youupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 17:59:00

The next time a married man or woman glances your way, you might think twice before acting on impulse and frolicking between satin sheets. The scorned spouse could sue you.

Commentary: Judge Sotomayor is not a racistupdated: Fri May 29 2009 10:15:00

When Don Imus denigrated in clearly racist terms the championship women's basketball team from Rutgers University; when actor Michael Richards screamed at black guests in a comedy club, calling them the "n-word" and invoking the threat of lynching; when Trent Lott said that things would have been better if a southern segregationist had been elected president a half-century earlier, responsible white people from across the ideological spectrum stepped forward to explain that these individuals were not racist.

Red Mississippi could go for blue in Senate raceupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 16:32:00

In a normal election, the possibility of traditionally red Mississippi voting blue is slim.

Commentary: Fighting words from McCain and Palinupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:51:00

Republicans are a gloomy lot. You show them a silver lining. They'll find a cloud.

McCain acceptance speech (Part 1)updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:51:00

Watch part 1 of Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention. A Green Day for Bushupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 11:00:00

The EPA moves to veto an Army Corps of Engineers project that would destroy a huge swath of Delta wetlands

Mississippi representative tapped to replace Lottupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 15:20:00

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced Monday that he is naming Republican Rep. Roger Wicker as Trent Lott's replacement in the Senate.

Sen. Trent Lott to resignupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 21:25:00

Sen. Trent Lott intends to resign by the end of the year and join the private sector. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Senate's No. 2 Republican to resign by end of yearupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 21:25:00

Sen. Trent Lott, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, intends to resign by the end of the year, the Mississippi Republican announced Monday.

Senate overrides vetoupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 20:11:00

Senators discuss overriding President Bush's veto of a water projects bill.

Senate overrides Bush's water bill vetoupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 20:11:00

The Senate on Thursday handed President Bush his first veto override -- authorizing $23 billion in new water projects.

White House renews veto threat on kids' health insurance billupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:03:00

President Bush certainly will veto legislation expanding a children's health insurance program by $35 billion over five years despite Democratic pressure lobbying him to change his mind, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino reiterated Tuesday.

Lott on kids' insuranceupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 12:01:00

Republican Senate leader Trent Lott was in CNN's Situation Room Thursday. Watch him talk about kids' insurance. Senate Panel OKs Child Health Billupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 01:00:00

A Senate committee approved a five-year, $35 billion expansion of a children's health insurance program that would be financed through higher tobacco taxes

Poll: GOP support for Iraq war beginning to waverupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 17:54:00

Public support for the war in Iraq has fallen to a new low. Not only that, but Republican support is beginning to waver. Senate Returning to Immigration Billupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 19:10:00

Senators pushing a new immigration policy appealed Sunday to wavering supporters ahead of renewed debate on securing the borders and dealing with 12 million undocumented immigrants

Bush: Immigration bill will enforce borders, workplacesupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 08:35:00

President Bush broke bread with resistant Senate Republicans on Tuesday, but the fate of a White House-supported immigration bill remained uncertain.

1986 Amnestyupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 10:40:00

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Lott succeeds in leadership comeback updated: Wed Nov 15 2006 09:44:00

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of remarks considered racially insensitive, won election to the No. 2 post Wednesday for the minority GOP in the next Congress.

BellSouth denies giving records to NSAupdated: Mon May 15 2006 21:59:00

Despite media reports to the contrary, BellSouth said late Monday it had not participated in any effort by the National Security Agency to collect customer phone records.

Can Hillary join the club?updated: Tue Mar 14 2006 09:30:00

Last Thursday was as good a day as any to chart Hillary Clinton's steady progress from junior Senator to Democratic presidential front runner. She attended a press conference on port security in the morning, had lunch with some eBay executives, did an event about kids and car safety with New Hampshire Republican Senator John Sununu and then attended the promotion ceremony of a female Army officer on loan to her staff. Later that evening she joined Republican Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi to talk to CNN about their joint plan to make the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent again. Asked by Anderson Cooper whether the Lott-Clinton duet was the beginning of a beautiful relationship, Clinton was unable to stifle a guffaw. Lott, on the other hand, adjusted his coat, moved half a step closer to his partner and replied, "How do we look?"

Hope and heartache on the Gulf Coast updated: Wed Mar 01 2006 06:50:00

When Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf Coast in 1969, Kay Kell had to swim to higher ground in Waveland, Mississippi, with her two children -- a 3-month-old and an 18-month-old -- in tow.

Democrats unveil own lobbying measureupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 09:41:00

Congressional Democrats made a sweeping election-year promise Wednesday to clean up Capitol Hill amid an influence-peddling scandal that has spurred Republicans to propose a reform package of their own.

Lott to run again for Senateupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 12:23:00

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott announced Tuesday that he will seek a fourth term to the U.S. Senate.

Lawmakers defend Pakistan strikeupdated: Sun Jan 15 2006 16:18:00

U.S. politicians have expressed regret over the weekend killings of 18 civilians along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, but said the airstrike was justified by the erroneous belief that a top al Qaeda leader was among the group, which included women and children.

Robert Novak: Whither Lott?updated: Mon Dec 26 2005 14:37:00

Trent Lott within the next week plans to decide between seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate from Mississippi or retiring from public life. That could determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate in next year's elections. For the longer range, Lott's retirement and replacement could signal that Southern political realignment has peaked and now is receding.

Mark Shields: Whither Lott?updated: Mon Dec 26 2005 14:24:00

Trent Lott within the next week plans to decide between seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate from Mississippi or retiring from public life. That could determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate in next year's elections. For the longer range, Lott's retirement and replacement could signal that Southern political realignment has peaked and now is receding.

CIA asks Justice Dept. to review prisons reportupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 13:39:00

The CIA has sent a report to the U.S. Justice Department indicating classified information may have been leaked to The Washington Post for its recent story about secret prisons run by the spy agency, according to U.S. officials.

Documents, backlash doomed nominationupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 09:41:00

Harriet Miers took her name out of consideration for the Supreme Court on Thursday amid a brewing showdown over White House documents. But some lawmakers and observers suggest that the impasse was simply the most graceful exit possible for a floundering nominee.

Miers withdraws Supreme Court nominationupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 08:56:00

President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers after weeks of opposition from both liberals and conservatives, who questioned her qualifications and record.

'People making decisions hesitated'updated: Tue Sep 13 2005 09:38:00

Michael Brown may have been the first official to lose his job to Hurricane Katrina, but he might not be the last.

Cut the red tape, Lott saysupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 20:16:00

Sen. Trent Lott berated both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and his own state's emergency management, MEMA, for being mired in red tape at a time of urgent need given the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina.

Dipping his toe into disaster updated: Mon Sep 05 2005 13:37:00

It isn't easy picking George Bush's worst moment last week.

Sen. Lott's home destroyed by Katrinaupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 16:37:00

Sen. Trent Lott's oceanfront house in Pascagoula, Mississippi, was among the thousands of homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, according to the senator's spokeswoman.

Governor: Worse than Camilleupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 10:36:00

Hurricane Katrina has inflicted more damage to Mississippi's beach towns than Hurricane Camille did, and its death toll is likely to be higher, the state's governor said Tuesday.

Hagel: Iraq war has destabilized Mideast, resembles Vietnamupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 12:15:00

A leading Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran said Sunday the Iraq war has destabilized the Mideast and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict a generation ago.

Rove: White House 'strongly' behind DeLayupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 18:57:00

The White House stands "strongly" behind Tom DeLay amid ethical questions over the House majority leader's fund- raising and overseas trips, deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said Monday.

Blaming Fristupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 14:43:00

Are Republicans in the Senate growing restive under the leadership of Bill Frist?

CIA sends heavily redacted WMD report to Senateupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 16:28:00

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating prewar Iraq intelligence expressed displeasure Tuesday with CIA efforts to keep large parts of the committee's report secret.

Bush rallies Hill Republicansupdated: Thu May 20 2004 14:05:00

Amid GOP hand-wringing about slumping approval ratings, President Bush sought to rev up congressional Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Lawmakers rally around prescription drug bill updated: Fri Apr 23 2004 16:22:00

It's rare these days for an issue to break through the boundaries of partisanship. When it does, we'll call it the political Play of the Week.

Critics rave, boo after speechupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 17:56:00

Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said Tuesday that President Bush's State of the Union message was "big, strong and confident" even as he acknowledged the speech "didn't have a lot of big new proposals."

Fortune: The Fortune Hype Indexupdated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

This hasn't been the most stable year for those in the public eye. Cisco, once unassailable, has become unmentionable. The bickering, underachieving Lakers transformed themselves into the Second Co...

Fortune: Why Congress Will Cut Taxes in 1999updated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

Here are four reasons why Washington might actually deliver a tax cut in 1999: New House Speaker Dennis Hastert is determined to produce something positive for Republicans in the first year of the ...

Fortune: Of Mice and (Congress)Menupdated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

In the waning days of the last election, President Clinton often disparaged the Republicans' "do nothing" Congress, pointing to its failure to pass anti-tobacco legislation or a plan to save Social...

Fortune: Washington, D.C.: Home of Power Steak-Outsupdated: Mon Mar 30 1998 00:01:00

Sure, you could spend your few spare hours in Washington soaking up history at the Jefferson Memorial. But it's a lot more fun to soak up history in the making--along with some sustenance--at the r...

Fortune: Microsoft's Capital Offenseupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

Three years ago--in other words, 20 years after he and Paul Allen founded the company--Bill Gates decided to open Microsoft's first lobbying office in Washington, D.C. The effort, to say the least,...

Fortune: WHY NO ONE IS HAPPY WITH LOTTupdated: Mon Jul 21 1997 00:01:00

Trent Lott is organized and logical. He's unfailingly polite. He is the picture of calm. So why is everyone angry at him? Only a year ago the Senate Majority Leader was the symbol of a fresh Republ...


Washington isn't the kind of town that likes to be told what to do. Its greatest recent failure was President Clinton's health care plan, which was handled by the White House as if it were the comm...

Fortune: DON'T MESS WITH TRENTupdated: Mon Jul 07 1997 00:01:00

Big-time politics is sometimes a trivial pursuit. Just ask Paul Weyrich. Until recently, the Republican Party stalwart was one of the few nonlawmakers who could drive all the way up to the east ent...

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