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October 31, 2005 | Tom Hamburger and Paul Richter, Times Staff Writers
Republican members of the Senate on Sunday braced for partisan controversy about President Bush's next Supreme Court nominee, and at least one GOP senator urged the White House to bring in new advisors, given the problems with the previous nominee as well as the ongoing investigation into the leak of a CIA official's identity. "You should always be looking for ... new blood, new energy, qualified staff, new people in administration.
December 18, 2002 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
For a newsman whose show just got canceled, Black Entertainment Television's Ed Gordon was a pretty popular guy Tuesday morning. His exclusive interview Monday night with beleaguered Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) turned him into Tuesday's media man of the hour. "It's been a busy morning, and I'm operating on only two hours sleep," Gordon said after appearances on CBS' "The Early Show," ABC's "Good Morning America," Don Imus' syndicated radio show and MSNBC.
January 11, 2010 | Sandy Banks
Harry Reid doesn't owe me an apology. Sure, it was a little odd to see the term "Negro" used outside of a history class or documentary. Sounds like Reid is stuck in the last century. But the Senate majority leader didn't say anything many Americans -- especially us Negroes -- don't already know. If you're black, it is easier in this country to be light-skinned. That's borne out not just by anecdote and experience, but by research documenting favorable treatment for fair-skinned blacks in criminal cases, employment prospects, even social and romantic liaisons.
January 28, 2006 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Four days after Hurricane Katrina flattened 65,000 Gulf Coast homes, President Bush promised that at least one would rise from the rubble. Where Sen. Trent Lott's 154-year-old home once stood, the president said, "There's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm going to look forward to sitting on the porch." Not only is there no porch five months later, but Lott's house on Beach Boulevard is nothing but a concrete slab and a neat stack of bricks.
Reacting to concerns expressed by both conservatives and civil libertarians, Republican leaders began backing away Tuesday from plans to rush a sweeping new counterterrorism bill through the Senate by next week. "It's going to take awhile. We have to make sure we do it right. . . . We have to step back and say: 'What can we do to give the FBI more authority without trampling on people's rights,' " Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.
June 14, 1996 | Associated Press
A day after being elected to lead the Senate, Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was named to the sought-after Finance Committee on Thursday, taking the vacancy created when Bob Dole resigned. The panel is one of Congress' most influential, having authority over taxes, trade, health programs and Social Security. Because of its power, its members traditionally attract large amounts of campaign contributions.
January 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) distanced himself from an ultraconservative group that has been accused of supporting white supremacy. His uncle, a member of the Mississippi chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, had said Lott is an honorary member. "I have made my condemnation of the white supremacist and racist views espoused by this or any other group clear," Lott said in a statement.
June 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Despite President Bush's threat to veto the so-called patients' bill of rights if the current Senate version passes, Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) predicted that compromise will emerge from debate scheduled to begin Tuesday. "The president wants to sign a bill. We need to find a common ground," Lott said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
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