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  • FBI issues warrant on Scruggs' office

    11/27/2007 7:05:01 PM PST · by pollyg107 · 41 replies · 757+ views
    Biloxi Sun-Herald ^ | 11-27-2007 | Anita Lee
    The FBI in Jackson has been searching the Scruggs Law Firm on The Square since 10:30 this morning for a specific document that is "ancillary" to Hurricane Katrina insurance litigation, attorney Joey Langston said this afternoon. The FBI confirmed this morning that a search warrant had been executed at the law firm headed by high-profile attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who successfully sued Big Tobacco and has represented hundreds of policyholders suing insurance companies over Katrina damage.
  • Senate stunned by Lott retiring --Scramble under way to fill GOP whip's five years

    11/27/2007 7:47:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 67 replies · 980+ views
    AP via Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/27/7 | Michael Kunzelman
    Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott announced Monday he will leave a 35-year career in Congress in which he epitomized the Republicans' political takeover of the South after the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Another Mid-South legislator, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said later Monday he would not seek Lott's position as minority whip after a spokesman had said earlier that Alexander was considering it.In stepping down, Lott said he wanted to leave on a "positive note" after winning re-election last year to a leadership post and fostering legislation for rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. The announcement caught many by...
  • Statement of U.S. Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi Announcing his Retirement from the Senate

    11/26/2007 11:15:32 AM PST · by WileyPink · 102 replies · 783+ views
    Trent Lott Press Office ^ | 11-26-2007 | Trent Lott
    LOTT: Tricia and I have had wonderful experiences. It's been such a pleasure to serve the good people in this state and to work on things that are important to our country and even issues that involve the world. And for a boy from Pascagoula, Mississippi, it's been quite a wild ride, but a very enjoyable one, and one that I'm proud of. I want to also say to my colleagues in the House and the Senate that I thank them, too, for allowing me to serve in leadership positions in the House and the Senate and being able to...
  • Alexander mulling minority whip post in Senate, replacing Lott

    11/26/2007 1:11:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 403+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/26/7 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Trent Lott’s decision to resign from office may open the doors for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to win an influential leadership position in the Senate. Aides to Alexander said today that the Maryville Republican is considering running for the minority whip position currently held by Lott. The minority whip is the Senate’s No. 2 Republican. “Sen. Alexander is looking at all options and will be having conversations throughout the day,” said his spokesman, Lee Pitts. “We’ll be making a decision soon about what, if anything, that he plans to do.” Alexander ran for whip last year...
  • Fox News Alert: Trent Lott Resigning By End Of This Year

    11/26/2007 4:48:16 AM PST · by pookie18 · 251 replies · 1,288+ views
    11/26/07 | FNC
    More details at FoxNews Channel as they come in...
  • John Lott: More Guns, Not Less, Would Prevent Shooting Massacres

    08/29/2007 9:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 870+ views
    FOX News ^ | August 29, 2007 | John Lott and Maxim Lott
    Few tragedies make their victims feel more helpless than multiple-victim shootings. Imagine the terror: Unable to escape, simply waiting for the killer. Virginia Tech’s just released report on how to stop future tragedies was pretty disappointing, and this coming week’s Virginia Governor’s task force report isn’t likely to be any better. The university proposes more counseling ... But one glaring omission remains: The report failed to ask whether there were any common features or similarities among the different multiple-victim public shooting tragedies. And what happens if these policies fail? Should there be some ultimate protection upon which the university can...
  • Trent Lott on Rick and Bubba: Discussion of the Amnesty Bill (Audio Link)

    06/28/2007 6:24:33 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies · 627+ views
  • Dems Eager to Regulate Talk Radio, Pence Plans to Defeat Fairness Doctrine

    06/27/2007 9:32:27 AM PDT · by DCJeanGrey · 45 replies · 1,832+ views ^ | June 27, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    Prominent Democrats want to revive a policy to require broadcasters to present multiple viewpoints on controversial issues, spurred by complaints that talk radio has unfairly impacted the national immigration debate. An article published Wednesday by The Hill quoted Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.),stating: “It's time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they're in a better position to make a decision.” The Fairness Doctrine was a Federal Communication Commission regulation that dates back to 1947. Under the regulation, station licensees were considered “public trustees” that had an...
  • GOP Preps for Talk Radio Confrontation: The Limbaugh Doctrine

    06/26/2007 6:40:32 PM PDT · by rface · 90 replies · 2,362+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2007 | Alexander Bolton
    “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)......“I believe very strongly that the airwaves are public and people use these airwaves for profit,” said Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). “But there is a responsibility to see that both sides and not just one side of the big public questions of debate of the day are aired ........." House Republican lawmakers are preparing to fight anticipated Democratic efforts to regulate talk radio by reviving rules requiring stations to balance conservative hosts such as Rush Limbaugh with liberals such as Al Franken. Conservatives fear that forcing stations to...
  • Right's Reign on Talk Radio Called 'Structural Imbalance'-(Lib 40 Page Report)

    06/26/2007 8:26:22 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 58 replies · 2,776+ views
    CNS News Service ^ | 6-22-07 | Randy Hall
    ( - Charging that "right-wing talk reigns supreme on America's airwaves," two liberal groups on Thursday called for increased government regulation and greater diversity of commercial radio station owners to "close the gap" between the amount of conservative and "progressive" talk. An analyst with a conservative media watchdog group responded by calling the organizations' recommendations an example of "amazing liberal hypocrisy." "There's very little free speech and free choice in a market system that pushes one-sided information 90 percent of the time," said John Halpin, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress (CAP) and one of the authors...
  • Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio

    06/26/2007 10:55:31 AM PDT · by hardback · 67 replies · 2,600+ views ^ | 6/26/07 | Matt Purple
    Immigration Dispute Roils Conservative Radio Matt Purple Correspondent- President Bush's immigration bill has created a rift between right-wing talk radio and Republican politicians that threatens to rupture the conservative coalition, according to a nationally syndicated radio host. "If [the bill] is jammed through before, ironically, Independence Day, I think we will have been witnesses ... to the end of the old conservative coalition," Laura Ingraham said on Monday. "I truly believe that it is over if this happens, and it's time to rebuild and restart." Conservative radio has been dominated by outrage over the immigration issue. The Project for Excellence...
  • Bipartisanship and the Lott/Feinstein Love-fest

    06/25/2007 5:30:43 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 9 replies · 413+ views ^ | 06/25/07 | david limbaugh
    In their joint appearance on "Fox News Sunday," Sens. Trent Lott and Dianne Feinstein unwittingly gave a seminar on the corrupting influence of governmental power, the "bipartisanship is a virtue" myth and the urgent need for term limits. During their interview, which was billed as a "rematch" but more closely resembled a love fest, the senators seemed to agree with each other way more than they disagreed -- and this from legislators reputed to be ideological opposites. The senators were busy congratulating themselves over their collegiality and how nice senators looked during Seersucker Suit Week in the Senate, and commenting...
  • A Lott of Baloney

    06/25/2007 2:45:26 PM PDT · by radar101 · 8 replies · 657+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/25/2007 | Jay D. Homnick
    I categorically reject this unseemly wave of vitriol being directed at Trent Lott for his recent caustic gripe that "talk radio is running the country." An elder statesman should not be castigated for one flip offhand throwaway line. Instead, we should focus on his august career punctuated by so many poignant and quotable insights. (NOTE TO RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Honey, please get me some of Lott’s gems from his Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations entry.) While we look into that, let us review the top ten reasons why Sen. Lott is wrong in his observation and unjustified in his grumble. 10. NOBODY IS...
  • Immigration legislation's No. 1 threat is possibly on AM dial

    06/24/2007 3:32:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 44 replies · 1,348+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2007 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON — Immigration has supplanted Iraq as the leading issue on television and radio talk shows, complicating the prospects of a Senate bill desperately wanted by President Bush. Conservative talk radio's impact on the immigration debate reached new heights last week, with one host effectively writing an amendment for when the Senate returns to the imperiled bill this week. National talk-show hosts have spent months denouncing the bill as providing amnesty for illegal immigrants. Some top Republicans who support the legislation have defied the broadcast pundits. Other GOP lawmakers have tried to placate them, even to the point of accepting...
  • Unfairness Doctrine

    06/25/2007 8:05:29 AM PDT · by flixxx · 43 replies · 1,291+ views
    national review online ^ | 6 25 07 | editors
    Unfairness Doctrine By The Editors Remember Jim Hightower? We didn’t think so. He was the former Texas state official who was, for a few minutes, the Left’s great hope for a liberal talk-radio host to challenge the domination of Rush Limbaugh. It didn’t work out. Neither did former New York governor Mario Cuomo, another failed radio talker. And neither did, most recently, Air America, the attempt to build an entire network of liberal talk. Nothing has worked too successfully for liberal political talkers. Rush, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham, among others, are as dominant as ever. The only thing that...
  • Transcript: Sens. Lott, Feinstein on 'FOX News Sunday' (Fairness Doctrine)

    06/24/2007 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Roberts · 124 replies · 3,396+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/07 | Fox News
    WALLACE: Let me bring in Senator Feinstein . . . Do you have a problem with talk radio, and would you consider reviving the fairness doctrine, which would require broadcasters to put on opposing points of view? FEINSTEIN: Well, in my view, talk radio tends to be one-sided. It also tends to be dwelling in hyperbole. It's explosive. It pushes people to, I think, extreme views without a lot of information. This is a very complicated bill. It's seven titles. Most people don't know what's in this bill. Therefore, to just have one or two things dramatized and taken out...
  • Sen. Lott's foot-in-the-mouth problem

    06/24/2007 11:48:37 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 83 replies · 2,353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/25/07 | House Editorial
    With his buffoonish complaints about talk radio and its role in educating the American public about the flaws in the Senate immigration bill, Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott has done much to energize the conservative Republican base and jeopardize the chances of its passage. Earlier this month, open-borders advocates came up 15 votes short when they attempted to shut off debate on the immigration bill, and nothing that has taken place since that time leads us to believe that the Bipartisan Alien Amnesty Caucus will fare much better on tomorrow's cloture vote — the most critical one on illegal immigration...
  • Bloggers, radio reshaping bill on [illegal] immigration

    06/23/2007 7:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,120+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    The top Senate Republican negotiator on immigration said he has heard the complaints of conservative talk-radio show hosts and bloggers, and will try to change the immigration bill to accommodate them. Sen. Jon Kyl, the Arizona Republican who wrote the bill with Democrats and the Bush administration, said he is making moves to stiffen immigration law enforcement when the Senate bill returns to the floor next week. "All of the concerns from our constituents and some in the media have been listened to, and incorporated," said Mr. Kyl, who is drafting new provisions in an amendment he hopes to offer....
  • Talk radio decidedly right of center

    06/23/2007 7:40:13 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 124 replies · 1,995+ views ^ | 06/23/07 | Rick Bird
    Conservative voices continue to have a stranglehold on talk radio - at least on those stations owned by the biggest media corporations, according to a study released this week from a liberal think tank. The report, from the Center for American Progress, in collaboration with the group Free Press, found 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative-oriented on 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five group owners: Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Citadel Broadcasting, Cumulus Media and Salem Communications. "Group owners, those with stations in multiple markets or more than three stations in a single market,...
  • Thought on Lott, Goats, and Fences

    06/22/2007 4:39:12 PM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 260+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    SOMETHING LIGHTER A Thought on Lott, Goats, and Fences To Head Into the Weekend On Few e-mails from readers have made me laugh like this one from Joe: Trent Lott: "If the answer is 'build a fence' I've got two goats on my place in Mississippi. There ain't no fence big enough, high enough, strong enough, that you can keep those goats in that fence." Right, senator. Fences don't work. That's why no ranches use barbed wire, why no prisons are surrounded by high walls, why pricey residential communities never have security gates, and why there aren't traffic barricades to...