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What Trent Lott Brings to the Party

To some observers, the choice of Trent Lott as the new number two Republican in the Senate may seem like a step backward for a party still reeling from its...

The Revival of Trent Lott

Hello, Mr. President. This is Lazarus speaking." That is how Trent Lott answered a phone call last week from George W. Bush, the man who helped force him out of...

When Loyalty Trumps Truth

As House Speaker Dennis Hastert twisted briefly in the hurricane-force winds of the Foley scandal last week, my thoughts turned to Mississippi Senator Trent...

Tripped Up By History

Trent Lott has long tried to have it both ways in the battle over civil rights, speaking in a code that signaled his support for segregationist groups but in...

Payback Time for Lott?

Nine months after being forced to step down as Senate majority leader, Trent Lott is back. And he's taking swings at George W. Bush, the President whose strong...

Lott's P.R. Problem

Trent Lott is not having a very happy holiday season. With leading Republicans lining up to denounce his comments at a Strom Thurmond birthday event, the...

Trent Lott's Plan to Take Over the Senate

Shortly after Missouri Democratic incumbent Jean Carnahan conceded defeat at 2 a.m. last Wednesday, giving Republicans control of the Senate, an aide sneaked...

Lott: The Fallout

Trent Lott's capitulation, stepping down as Senate majority leader when the ruckus over his remarks at Strom Thurmond's 100th-birthday party simply wouldn't go...

Trent Lott's Segregationist College Days

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott helped lead a successful battle to prevent his college fraternity from admitting blacks to any of its chapters, in a...

Lott, Reagan and Republican Racism

Here's some advice for Republicans eager to attract more African-American supporters: don't stop with Trent Lott. Blacks won't take their commitment to expanding...

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