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Friday, June 25, 2021

Lott will resign by year’s end

Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, plans to resign his seat by the end of the year, congressional and Bush administration officials said Monday.

Lott, 66, scheduled two news conferences in Pascagoula and Jackson later in the day to reveal his plans. According to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement, Lott intends to resign effective at the end of the year.

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Abandon hope all ye who vote here

Slightly less than a year away from the 2008 Presidential elections and many readers of this web site tell me they are already sick of the whole thing.

Little wonder. Many of the incredibly large gathering of Presidential wannabes on both sides of the political fence – a crowd by anyone’s standards – have been raising money, running ads and sniping each other for more than a year now and the level is only increasing with the primary season just 39 days away.

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Fatcat political donations hit record levels

The volume of political donations from industries and interest groups is gushing to new records even before the first 2008 primaries are held, and Democrats are pocketing most of it.

The biggest wave comes from the securities and investment industries, which have increased their giving 91 percent over 2004, giving a whopping $50 million already. Of that, Democrats have gotten 61 percent.

Lawyers and law firms have spent $76 million so far, a jump of 52 percent from 2004, with Democrats scoring 77 percent of this cash.

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Immigration: A defining issue?

One of the trickiest tightropes being walked by the 2008 US presidential candidates, all of them descended from immigrants, is how to tackle illegal immigration as they bid for the White House.

Democrats are forced into a delicate dance around the thorny issue, scrambling to court the booming Hispanic-American population without irking party moderates, analysts said.

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Political ad wars take over airways

In Iowa, ’tis the season for TV pitches, political and commercial. By the time Iowans ring in the New Year, they may be sick of both.

An earlier date for Iowa’s caucuses probably means presidential candidates will run more television ads from mid-November through December, the height of the Christmas shopping season when retailers want to promote sales.

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Mitt & Rudy continue their war

The back-and-forth backbiting between Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney spilled over into Sunday as Giuliani contended that the former Massachusetts governor has fumbled on health care and economic matters.

Asked by a diner patron about Romney’s health care program while governor, Giuliani said Romney “made a mistake” by mandating coverage for all Massachusetts residents. “When you mandate it, it ends up costing you much more money,” said Giuliani, a former New York mayor.

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Hillary: ‘I can beat the GOP’

Hillary Rodham Clinton maintained Sunday that she’s the best candidate to win against Republicans, saying she has more experience battling the GOP than any other candidate in the Democratic field.

“I believe that I have a very good argument that I know more about beating Republicans than anybody else running. They’ve been after me for 15 years, and much to their dismay, I’m still standing,” she said in answer to a woman’s question about her electability. “I’m leading in all the polls, I’m beating them in state after state after state.”

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Huckabee: America addicted to oil

Consumers are financing both sides in the war on terror because of the actions of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday.

The former Arkansas governor made the comments following what he suggested was a muted response by the Bush administration to a Saudi court’s sentence of six months in jail and 200 lashes for a woman who was gang raped.

“The United States has been far too involved in sort of looking the other way, not only at the atrocities of human rights and violation of women,” Huckabee said on CNN’s “Late Edition.”

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