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Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., has appendix removed

Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., has appendix removed

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., had his appendix removed at a hospital in Jackson, a former Senate staffer said.
Reid vows 'nuclear option' to end nomination filibusters

Reid vows 'nuclear option' to end nomination filibusters

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threatened to use the "nuclear option" to end filibusters unless Republicans OK all seven U.S. executive-branch nominees.

McConnell: Filibuster change, cliff poison

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrats not to contaminate fiscal-cliff talks by threatening to force a contentious filibuster rule change.

Senate to get first female parliamentarian

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Alan Frumin, the long-time parliamentarian in the U.S. Senate, retires Tuesday and will be replaced by the first woman to hold the position, officials said.
Feinstein: Reid should not step down

Feinstein: Reid should not step down

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should not resign his post over racially charged comments, a top Democrat said Sunday.
Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

JACKSON, Miss., July 17 (UPI) -- Leisha Pickering alleges in a lawsuit her husband, former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering, had an affair that destroyed their marriage and his political career.

Wicker wins Miss. Senate race

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republican Roger Wicker, appointed to replace Trent Lott in the U.S. Senate, defeated former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove Tuesday.
Judge orders Miss. to revise ballot

Judge orders Miss. to revise ballot

JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A judge has ordered Mississippi's November ballot revised so the U.S. Senate race is near the top, instead of near the bottom, where officials had placed it.

NG names 3 new shipbuilding sector VPs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. company Northrop Grumman Monday announced three new vice presidents in its shipbuilding sector.
Obama-McCain past is acrimonious

Obama-McCain past is acrimonious

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The acrimony between Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and John McCain, R.-Ariz., regarding ethics reform legislation foreshadows the presidential race, analysts say.
Rep. Wicker named to Miss. Senate seat

Rep. Wicker named to Miss. Senate seat

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has been selected to replace the retiring Trent Lott in the U.S. Senate.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Kyl, Alexander elected to GOP posts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was elected Republican Conference chairman Thursday, defeating Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

Bush economic adviser resigns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Another resignation for U.S. President George Bush -- Al Hubbard said on Wednesday he would step down as National Economic Council director by year's end.

Senators vie for GOP leadership posts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is running for the No. 3 leadership post among Senate Republicans.

Republicans exit Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. political strategists say a financial gap and numerous retirements complicate the 2008 congressional landscape for the Republican Party.

Bush: Lott an 'outstanding advocate'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Calling retiring Sen. Trent Lott "an outstanding advocate" for his Mississippi constituents, President George Bush said Lott would be missed in the U.S. Senate.

Three mentioned to replace Lott as whip

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The names of at least three U.S. Senate Republicans are being floated to replace retiring Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., as minority whip, sources reported.

Trent Lott to leave Senate by year's end

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday he will retire from the upper chamber by the end of the year.

U.S. Congress shifts to domestic issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is shifting its focus from Iraq and terrorism to domestic issues such as healthcare and taxes, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Schumer: Democrats will push SCHIP forward

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday Senate Democrats are ready to fight for the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

GOP: Ethics panel should look at Craig

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Republican leaders circled the wagons Tuesday, saying they will recommend the Senate Ethics Committee review Sen. Larry Craig's conduct.
Feinstein might push for fairness doctrine

Feinstein might push for fairness doctrine

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday she is "looking at" the possibility of reviving the fairness doctrine for U.S. broadcasters.

Bipartisanship helping move bills along

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Congress is working in a bipartisan manner to deal with immigration and energy reform and the Iraq war, two U.S. senators from opposite parties said Sunday.

Senate votes on Gonzales no-confidence

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday indicated it has lost confidence in the attorney general but failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to vote directly on the issue.
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