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Capitol Briefing: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

Lott Courted By Senator-turned-lobbyist

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) is a wanted man out on K Street, as he has many lobbying shops seeking to transform Lott into the first modern-era senator to quit midterm to shill for corporate clients. And the man with the inside track to land Lott appears to be his old...

By Paul Kane  |  November 28, 2007; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Hastert Resigns Tonight

After months of playing coy about when he would depart, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) bid his official farewell to the House today. The speaker for eight years, Hastert wrote letters to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) officially resigning his congressional seat in a move that...

By Paul Kane  |  November 26, 2007; 8:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  House  
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Update: Lott Announces Retirement

Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) announced Monday that he will retire from the Senate effective late next month or early January, stunning Republicans who had only last year reinstated Lott to their leadership ranks. "It's time for us to do something else," he said at a press conference in his hometown...

By Paul Kane  |  November 26, 2007; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (321)
Categories:  GOP Leaders  
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