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Analysis: Mississippi could have tough 2018 Senate race

Mississippi’s most recent Republican primary for U.S. Senate was hard-fought and ugly, and it might be a preview of things to come in 2018. State Sen. Chris McDaniel came close to unseating longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in 2014 by portraying the Appropriations Committee chairman as a big-spending Washington insider who belonged to an out-of-touch political elite. Voters ultimately chose ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — A primer on the nuclear option

What with all the jabber about the possibility of U.S. Senate Republicans exercising the “nuclear option,” an abbreviated primer on the parliamentary procedure seems appropriate. Senate Rules & Cloture: Yes, the French have a word for everything. As the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest deliberative body,” the 100-person U.S. Senate has long prided itself on allowing unlimited debate.  If a senator desired ...

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Analysis: Lott pushes working relations across party lines

Mississippi Republican Trent Lott wasn’t known for hugging Democrats and singing “Kumbaya” as U.S. Senate majority leader. But now, more than eight years after leaving office, he is promoting the idea that it’s good for the nation when people develop strong working relationships, and maybe even friendships, across party lines. “One of the big problems in Washington now is they ...

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McAlister’s maestro turns his magic to Salsarita’s

By JACK WEATHERLY  Phil Friedman has come a long way since he grew up in the Bronx, one of the five buroughs of New York City. Now he’s in Greater Burrito as owner of Salsarita’s, a Charlotte, N.C.-based Mexican fare chain. He got there by way of Mississippi, where he made a stop in his 40-year career as an entrepreneur in ...

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Cochran, McDaniel recruit celebrities in bid for Senate seat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pitching his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race in which a tea-party backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is trying to unseat the ...

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Santorum, Palin backing McDaniel over Cochran

WASHINGTON — The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week’s primary. Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and ex-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin are the latest Republican stars to lend a hand to Chris McDaniel. The two are appearing in separate ads ...

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Trent Lott: "… on days like today, I remember why I left"

“I miss it sometimes, but then on days like today, I remember why I left,” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday in Biloxi before his speech at the Southern States Energy Board. Lott took a few minutes before his speech to discuss the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis. Lott, who served 35 years in Congress before ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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Ex-Sen. Trent Lott backing Romney for president

BILOXI — Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi says he’s supporting fellow Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Lott says that he’s been looking at the GOP field. He thinks Romney can appeal to independents and would have the best chance to win. Finance reports released Oct. 14 show the New Republican Majority Fund, a political action ...

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Lott named to board

The board of directors of Camgian Microsystems Corporation has appointed former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi as an independent director of the firm. Lott’s appointment expands Camgian’s board to four directors. “Sen. Lott’s significant experience and valuable perspective on business and government will be a tremendous asset for Camgian as we build our brand and expand our market presence,” ...

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