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  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed

    08/22/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2015g | QUIN HILLYER
    In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed QUIN HILLYER Toto the dog wasn’t needed in Mobile, Ala., Friday night to pull the curtain from behind The Great and Mighty Trump. Trump let his own curtain flutter open, showing to much of the audience the humbug within. In an hour-long verbal meanderthon at half-filled Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Trump allowed an atmosphere of electric excitement to dissipate, and then he split town without his promised post-show press conference. As I left the stadium, a red-hatted lady of my acquaintance spotted me and pulled me aside, saying: “Somebody needs to...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasn’t always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now he’s a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long — unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the “Young Turks.” They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the “problems” in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly “co-opt” new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the “Far Right” deputize them. “There are problems,” said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Yes, we’ve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and we’ve got Elizabeth...
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “This has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders – it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership,” Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. “If they...
  • Palin, Santorum create new ads for Chris McDaniel; Cochran goes with Trent Lott (3 Video Ads)

    05/29/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 29 2014 | Right Scoop
    Audio/Video Ads Only: Sarah Palin has created a new radio ad for Chris McDaniel’s campaign: Likewise, Rick Santorum has a new TV ad for McDaniel via Political Victory Fund: So what big name is supporting Cochran? Trent Lott. I know. ZZZZzzzzzz:
  • WashPost Front-page Lecture: GOP Must Save Itself from 'Self-Destructive Impulses of the Tea Party'

    10/18/2013 6:24:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2013 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty is trying to help the Republicans on the front page of Friday’s paper. It's not labeled "Analysis," but "Politics Debrief." The alliance between the “agreeable” GOP and the media is getting more transparent. “What will it take to save the Republicans from the self-destructive impulses of the tea party movement? That the government shutdown was a political disaster for the party that engineered it is widely acknowledged, except by the most ardent tea partyers.” Soaking a handkerchief full of crocodile tears, Tumulty insists “very bellicose” junior conservatives will have to be quashed: And that near-unanimity...
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • Haley Barbour Concurs And Phones Are Ringing In RNC Land

    11/09/2010 7:52:36 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 46 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 110910 | Erick Erickson
    While the RNC is pushing back against people like me for pointing out they did not mount a good GOTV effort because they sabotaged their 72 hour program, they’ll have a hard time pushing back against Haley Barbour. Barbour has, a bit surprisingly, gone on the record to say that the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) efforts were sub-par. Given just how effective the Republican Governors Association was last week, it’ll make any sort of push back against Barbour difficult. Well that’s up to the Committee, and I will say that this time the RNC was not able to...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • f You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! (GOP establishment vs. TEA Party)

    09/25/2010 11:30:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9-25-2010 | Ken Connor - Commentary
    If You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! Sat, Sep. 25, 2010 Ken Connor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As the midterm elections rapidly approach and Tea Party candidates continue to gain ground in primary battles across the country, the Republican establishment is beginning to feel the sand shift beneath their feet. Rather than resigning themselves to irrelevancy however, key leaders within the GOP establishment are determined to find a way to translate Tea Party enthusiasm into further entrenchment of the Republican status quo. The relationship between the Tea Party Patriots and the GOP has been tenuous since the movement began over a year ago....
  • How Jim DeMint is changing the political landscap

    08/29/2010 12:55:46 AM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/27/2010 | Steve Moore
    'I'd rather lose with Pat Toomey than win with Arlen Specter any day." That's South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint defending his Senate Conservatives Fund, a new PAC that has taken Washington by storm. The fund-raising group has already helped eight underdog Reaganite candidates win Republican Senate primaries this year. In two years, the fund has raised and spent nearly $2 million from nearly 50,000 individual contributors. Mr. DeMint's mission is to bring more Jim DeMints to the Senate—that is, people with an unfailing antagonism to big government. But his string of victories, often against establishment candidates, has many of his...
  • Lott aims to 'co-opt' critics of his lobbying racket

    07/21/2010 5:00:33 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/21/10 | Timothy P. Carney
    ..."We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott told the Washington Post, referring to the conservative South Carolina senator who has been a gadfly for party leadership and a champion for upstart conservative candidates. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them."...
  • Republican lawmakers gird for rowdy tea party (Lott hits DeMint, says GOP will "co-opt" Tea Party)

    07/20/2010 9:54:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-07-18 | Shailagh Murray
    So who wants to join Rand Paul's "tea-party" caucus? "I don't know about that," Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) replied with a nervous laugh. "I'm not sure I should be participating in this story." Republican lawmakers see plenty of good in the tea party, but they also see reasons to worry. The movement, which has ignited passion among conservative voters and pushed big government to the forefront of the 2010 election debate, has also stirred quite a bit of controversy. Voters who don't want to privatize Social Security or withdraw from the United Nations could begin to see the tea party...
  • Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    06/28/2010 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | June 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    R.I.P.: The passing of the longest-serving senator gives mainstream media another chance to rewrite history. Will he be touted as a constitutional scholar or a free-spending former Klansman who fought civil rights? That Robert Byrd left his mark would be an understatement. Our prayers are with his family and the people of West Virginia. He was both the dean of the Senate and the prince of pork. He knew the history of his chamber better than anybody, having authored a four-volume history of the upper chamber, and the Constitution better than most. He also, quite shamelessly, brought home so much...
  • On Harry Reid - Are Republicans Stupid For Having Rejected Trent Lott in 2002?

    01/12/2010 9:21:23 AM PST · by pinochet · 39 replies · 1,050+ views
    Republicans have often been described as the stupid party. When Sen. Trent Lott made his famous comments about Strom Thurmond in 2002, I was watching the event live on C-SPAN. The event was Thurmond's 100th birthday, and the organizers had worked hard to make it a fun celebration. I remember that a Marilyn Monroe look-alike sang "Happy Birthday" to Thurmond, trying to mimic JFK's 45th birthday celebration in 1962, when the real Marilyn sang for JFK. Thurmond's birthday was a very amusing and entertaining event, and it was in that jovial mood that Trent Lott was asked to address the...
  • Negro: The Other “N” Word

    01/12/2010 2:51:03 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 21 replies · 511+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | January 12, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    I was content to ignore the controversy surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his apparently audacious 2008 evaluation of Senator Barrack Obama as a viable presidential candidate due to his “light skin” and lack of “Negro dialect.” Then I turned on the radio Monday morning and heard talk radio host Mike Gallagher having a nervous breakdown over George Will and other conservatives who have defended Reid’s remarks. While I recognize Gallagher as a well-meaning conservative voice, he is also my least favorite. Gallagher consistently engages in blindly partisan commentary so two-dimensional it has the effect (albeit ad hominem in...
  • 'Macaca' A La Reid

    01/11/2010 5:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: The top Senate Democrat has exposed the hypocrisy of modern liberalism through his racially insensitive remarks. Trent Lott lost his post for humoring an old man. How will Robert Byrd's party honor him? Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called for the resignation of Harry Reid as Senate majority leader over remarks published in a new book calling then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." If the Lott standard still applies, Reid should step down. Reid's propensity to shoot from the lip is legendary. He recently compared...
  • Harry Reid: I'm not going anywhere (Claims Republican partisan witchhunt)

    01/10/2010 1:41:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 156 replies · 5,520+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/10/10 | Manu Raju and David Rogers
    Reid: I'm not going anywhere By: Manu Raju and David Rogers January 10, 2010 04:18 PM EST Senior advisers for Sen. Harry Reid say he won’t resign as majority leader over comments he made about Barack Obama — and that Republican attacks on the Reid will give them the opportunity to solidify Democrat support by arguing that he's the victim of a partisan witchhunt. “The more you have in terms of criticism from Republicans, the more likely it is that it is just a political pile-on,” a senior Reid adviser told POLITICO Sunday. The calculus could always change if more...
  • Obama Reacts to Harry Reid's Comments

    01/10/2010 2:46:17 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 6 replies · 480+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/10/2010 | Jamie
    All is well between Harry Reid and Barack Hussein Obama (Mmm, mmm, mmm)… Harry talked about Obama being acceptable because he was light skinned and didn’t have a “negro dialect”… No that isn’t racial… Racial is Trent Lott telling a 100 year old friend, Strom Thurmond, that maybe the country wouldn’t have some of its problems had he been elected way back when… I get it.Harry Reid — Senate Majority Leader doesn’t get canned.Trent Lott — Senate Majority Leader gets canned.
  • MSNBC's Witt: McCain's Use of the Tire-Gauge Issue 'Perpetuates the Problem'

    08/07/2008 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies · 145+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 7, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The media continue to have Obama's back after his ridiculous claim tire inflation could be a substitute for oil drilling in a speech at a rally in Missouri on July 30. MSNBC anchor Alex Witt is the latest in a long line of media personalities expressing irritation that McCain is using the presumptive Democratic nominee's tire inflation comment in his campaign against Obama. Witt interviewed former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott on August 7 about McCain's strategy. "But sir, when John McCain picks up this tire-gauge issue and you know - throws it about back and forth, doesn't he just...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 May 2008

    05/18/2008 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 358 replies · 571+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 18 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 18th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Rick Dutrow Jr., trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Democratic strategist Bob Shrum. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla.; Republican strategist Ed Rollins; former Govs. Mario Cuomo, D-N.Y., and Roy Romer, D-Colo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Commerce Secretary Carlos...
  • Northrop, fighting to protect tanker award, hires (Trent) Lott's firm

    03/17/2008 1:04:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 473+ views
    Republican American ^ | 3/16/08 | Gopel Ratnam
    Northrop Grumman Corp. hired the lobbying firm of former U.S. Senator Trent Lott to help protect its newly won $35 billion Air Force tanker contract from challenges by losing bidder Boeing Co. and some lawmakers. Los Angeles-based Northrop and partner European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co., the owner of Airbus SAS, won the contract on Feb. 29. Boeing, which has built aerial refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force since 1956, appealed the decision last week and the leader of the U.S. House panel that controls military spending has threatened to cut funds for the program. Boeing's March 11 protest...
  • (Mississippi) Supreme Ct. rules for Barbour, special election set for Nov. 4

    02/06/2008 4:03:01 PM PST · by WKB · 14 replies · 91+ views
    Madison County Journal ^ | 2-6-8 | By ANDREW UJIFUSA
    The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gov. Haley R. Barbour that the special election for former Sen. Trent Lott's seat should be held on Nov. 4. In doing so the court denied an appeal by Attorney General Jim Hood of an earlier Circuit Court ruling by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter that the special election should be held on or before March 19. The court ruled in an 8-1 vote that while state statute clearly required a special election to be set, the law was unclear as to when the election date must be. In such...
  • (MS)Former governor Musgrove to run for U.S. Senate(Lott's)

    01/04/2008 8:09:35 PM PST · by WKB · 29 replies · 537+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 1-4-8 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    OXFORD, Miss. -- Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he will run for the U.S. Senate. Musgrove plans to hold a series of news conferences Monday in Tupelo, Jackson, Hattiesburg and Gulfport. "I'll be announcing, yes," Musgrove told the AP in a telephone interview from his law office in Madison County. Musgrove, a Democrat, will run in a special election against Republican Roger Wicker, who was appointed this week to fill the job left vacant by the retirement of the GOP's Trent Lott. The date of the special election is in dispute. Republican...
  • Lott and Breaux Open Bipartisan Lobbying Firm

    01/05/2008 6:37:21 AM PST · by jdm · 31 replies · 57+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 05, 2008 | By Paul Kane
    Former senators John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) are opening a new, all-in-the-family lobbying firm, saying the capital and its corporate suitors are "yearning" for bipartisan solutions to gridlock. Revealing what had been one of the worst-kept secrets in town, the senators said in an interview that they would officially launch the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group next week, with both their sons and Lott's former top aide joining them. Breaux and Lott, who together have more than 70 years of experience in the House and Senate, first talked about such a partnership decades ago when they lived across the street...
  • Barbour to call special election to fill vacant House seat (of Sen-appointee Roger Wicker)

    01/02/2008 2:47:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 70+ views
    The Mississippi Press ^ | January 01, 2008
    Gov. Haley Barbour said he'll have 60 days from Monday to call a special election to fill Sen. Roger Wicker's vacated House seat. The candidates will have another 60 days to campaign before the election. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said he filed papers Monday to run for the seat Wicker has vacated. He served in the state House of Representatives before becoming mayor of Southaven. "I've been wanting to get back to the legislative arena and this seems like a good opportunity," Davis said. Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough, also a member of the GOP, has also been named as...
  • (Ms. AG) Hood files lawsuit over (Lott's) Senate seat election

    01/02/2008 3:08:29 PM PST · by WKB · 26 replies · 126+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 1-2-8 | SHELIA BYRD
    JACKSON, Miss. -- The dispute over an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Republican Trent Lott is now headed to court. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Wednesday filed a complaint in Hinds County Circuit Court against the Nov. 4 election date set by Gov. Haley Barbour. The two have been at odds over when the election should be held. "We also filed a motion for preliminary injunction in hopes of expediting the matter. We have asked the court for a hearing next week," Hood said in statement on Wednesday. Barbour, a Republican, said he has...
  • Miss. congressman replacing Sen. Lott

    12/31/2007 10:57:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 148+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | December 31, 2007 | Jack Elliott Jr
    JACKSON, Miss, - Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday announced his choice for Trent Lott's replacement in the Senate: Rep. Roger Wicker, a conservative congressman. Barbour said it was important to select a person with Lott's "conservative values" and who would be able to work with Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, also a Republican. "I am a mainstream conservative in the mold of Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, Haley Barbour and (U.S. Rep.) Chip Pickering and I believe the vast majority of Mississipians share this philosophy," Wicker said at a news conference. "At the same time, I hope my constituents and colleagues view...
  • Miss. congressman to replace Sen. Lott [Rep. Roger Wicker, a conservative congressman....]

    12/31/2007 8:05:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 127+ views
    Miss. congressman to replace Sen. Lott By JACK ELLIOTT JR., Associated Press Writer 8 minutes ago Republican Haley Barbour's choice to succeed Sen. Trent Lott is Rep. Roger Wicker, a conservative congressman, congressional officials with knowledge of the selection process said Monday. Wicker, 56, will serve until a special election is held, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made. Wicker is expected to be a candidate in the special election, which Barbour has scheduled for Nov. 4. Wicker had been mentioned as a possible successor since Lott's resignation this month...
  • Lott’s Mississippi Senate Successor Gets Named on Monday

    12/29/2007 2:07:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 224+ views
    Congresssional Quarterly ^ | December 28, 2007 | Greg Giroux,
    There will be a New Year’s Eve Senate name-dropping in Mississippi, when Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to announce his appointee as the interim replacement to resigned Republican Sen. Trent Lott. Republican Rep. Roger Wicker of the 1st District is widely regarded as a leading candidate to be Barbour’s choice, and other GOP figures are thought to be under consideration. While Barbour has not tipped his hand, one prominent Mississippi Republican — retiring 3rd District Rep. Charles W. “Chip” Pickering Jr. — took it upon himself Friday afternoon to remove himself from the running for the seat that Lott...
  • Lott resigns from U.S. Senate

    12/18/2007 9:38:43 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 89 replies · 363+ views
    KATC.com ^ | 12/19/2007 | ap
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi Republican Trent Lott officially resigned from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, ending a 35-year career in which he reached the of height of power before falling from grace and climbing his way back to the top, a spokesman said. Lott, 66, had announced in his home state Nov. 26 that he would step down by year's end, saying he wants to pursue other opportunities. He submitted the paper work Tuesday to make it official, his spokesman, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press. "U.S. Sen. Trent Lott has informed Vice President Dick Chaney, the president of the...
  • Trent Lott retires from Congress

    12/19/2007 10:49:05 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 232+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 12/19/07 | Laurie Kellman - AP Reporter
    Sen. Trent Lott retired from Congress late Tuesday with characteristic flair, making public with 16 minutes' notice that he would relinquish his seat when the Senate closed for business. A press release issued by his office at 11:49 p.m. said Lott would not return to work Wednesday. The Senate turned out the lights at 12:05 a.m. Lott spokesman Lee Youngblood said the formal announcement came so late because Lott had to resign at least a day before the Senate recesses, which could be as early as Wednesday, but wanted to vote on important bills that were being considered well into...
  • Mississippi Senate Race: Pickering or Wicker vs. Moore?

    12/01/2007 4:56:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 511+ views
    Southern Political Report ^ | November 30, 2007 | Hastings Wyman
    The latest word out of the Magnolia State is that Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is likely to pick either US Rep. Chip Pickering (R) or US Rep. Roger Wicker (R) to succeed Minority Whip Trent Lott (R) as the next US Senator from Mississippi. On the Democratic side, the scuttlebutt is that former Attorney General Mike Moore, probably the most electable politico among the state’s beleaguered Democrats, has decided that he will run, setting up what is likely to be a fierce, well-funded competition that is sure to receive national attention. Whether Barbour will choose Pickering or Wicker is still...
  • List of Lott's Potential Successors "Hot" Topic

    11/28/2007 4:47:30 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 142+ views
    WTOK Channel 11 ^ | November 28, 2007 | Jon Kalahar
    Surveys are already underway in Mississippi to find out who Mississippians think is the "hot" name to serve in Sen. Trent Lott's seat until a special election is held in November 2008. The list is a virtual who's who of Mississippi politics, past and present. From former governors to a former attorney general to present office holders, both in Washington and Jackson. The political consulting firm, Zata 3, polled voters in all four congressional districts. Zata 3 works for Democrats and the survey was not weighted for age, race or gender. The firm polled almost 1,400 voters and found Cong....
  • Pickering (Sr.) Pushed as Lott Replacement

    11/27/2007 3:33:04 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 74 replies · 82+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 27, 2007
    In a longshot campaign to use Sen. Trent Lott's retirement as a slap to Democrats, Bush allies are pushing for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to choose retired federal Judge Charles Pickering, rejected by Democrats for higher office, as Lott's replacement in the Senate. "It would be the biggest in-your-face move if it happened," said one proponent of the move. Pickering was nominated for a federal appeals court post in 2002 but was blocked, in part because of his antiabortion position as well as charges of racial insensitivity. He was renominated and given a recess appointment but eventually withdrew his name....
  • 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...
  • Lott's Resignation Would Touch Off Intense Fight For Senate Seat (Lott Resigned Today)

    11/26/2007 8:55:28 AM PST · by freespirited · 62 replies · 149+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/26/07 | Chris Cillizza
    The news that Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) will resign his seat creates a vacancy that aspiring pols have been waiting for. The rules of succession remain somewhat blurry, although the most likely outcome is that Gov. Barbour will appoint Lott's' replacement with a special election held next November to fill the four years on Lott's'term. For Republicans, the most oft-mentioned names are Reps. Roger Wicker and Chip Pickering. Both once served as staffers for Lott and have deep ties in the state's Republican politics. Pickering is leaving his House seat at the end of this term. On the Democratic side,...
  • 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...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 September 2007

    09/30/2007 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 328 replies · 651+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 30 September 2007 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows Sunday, September 30th, 2007 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Trent Lott, R-Miss. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Bill Clinton. FACE THE NATION (CBS): New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Democratic presidential candidate. THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President Bill Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Muhammad Yunus. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari; Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol; John Prendergast, co-founder of Enough, a project to abolish genocide;...
  • [Hillary Clinton] How She Would Govern

    09/10/2007 3:54:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,572+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 issue | Jonathan Darman
    Hillary Clinton has been in politics long enough to know the value of the word "change." In 1992, her husband's political guru, James Carville, hung a white sign in the Clinton campaign war room that read CHANGE VS. MORE OF THE SAME. Bill Clinton won the presidency that year with 370 electoral votes. Over the course of the summer, she watched her rivals for the Democratic nomination try again and again to define themselves as change and Clinton as the status quo. ("We're more interested in looking forward, not backward," Barack Obama told reporters. "And the American people feel the...
  • The power of public opinion (Illegal Immigration Elitist Barf Alert!)

    07/06/2007 5:19:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 2,319+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 5, 2007 | David S. Broder
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson has begun his unannounced quest for the Republican presidential nomination by telling audiences in New Hampshire that Washington is badly out of touch with the country. As a senior campaign adviser put it to The Washington Post's Michael Shear, Thompson believes that "the politicians have lost their connection with what people really want and what they really expect." Few if any of the other 17 men and one woman vying for the presidency would be bold enough to challenge Thompson's claim. The belief that official Washington is deaf to the people's wishes is a staple of...
  • Populist tide . . . to victory

    07/02/2007 11:41:35 AM PDT · by JZelle · 18 replies · 673+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-2-04 | Mark Steyn
    On the eve of Independence Day, the people of this great republic declared their independence from the United States Senate under the stirring battle-cry, "No legislation without explanation." The geniuses who cooked up the "comprehensive" immigration bill's "grand bargain" behind the scenes in the pork-filled rooms originally planned to ram it through in 48 hours before Memorial Day. And, right to the end, the bipartisan Emirs-for-life of Incumbistan gave the strong impression they regarded it as an affront to be required by the impertinent whippersnappers of the citizenry to address the actual content of the legislation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South...
  • They Made My Day (Illegal Immigration and SCOTUS: Must Read!)

    07/01/2007 8:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 2,391+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 2, 2007 | Burt Prelutsky
    June 28th was a very fine day, indeed. For one thing, under pressure from my fellow Americans, the boobs in the Beltway caved in, and stopped trying to shove the amnesty bill down our collective throats. It was also the day that the Supreme Court finally got around to deciding that in a society that keeps insisting that it’s colorblind, race can no longer be used as a means to determine the makeup of student bodies. I’d like to think that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have approved, just as I take comfort in knowing that Jesse Jackson doesn’t. My...