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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Trent Lott. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Trent Lott, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Trent Lott. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Trent Lott, often where they are interviewed.

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Trent Lott On Congress, Trump's Qualifications & Chances, & Growing Up in the Deep South

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Trent Lott was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, and to the Senate in 1989, and operated inside the House and Senate at a time when bipartisan cooperation was more common. By the time he became Senate Majority Leader in 1996, however, Republicans were becoming more confrontational.

I talked with Lott about growing up in the Deep South during Jim Crow, and about the controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam over his wearing of blackface during medical school. Lott lost his job as the Republican leader in the Senate because of comments praising Sen. Strom Thurmond and lamenting that country would have been better off if Thurmond, a segregationist for much of his career, had become president.

Looking toward 2020, Lott predicted that as of now, President Trump is in a strong position to win reelection. Only former Vice President Joe Biden, Lott said, would pose a threat.

Outro music: "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke

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Feb 19 2019 · 55mins
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Trent Lott: "Bipartisan Leadership"

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Senator Trent Lott represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and is one of a handful of officials to have held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate, he worked closely with seven presidential administrations and was regarded as a savvy coalition builder and deal maker. He was the former Senate Majority Leader, Senate Republican Whip and House Republican Whip.

Senator Lott joined the House in 1973, representing Mississippi’s Fifth Congressional District. From 1981 to 1989 he served as House Minority Whip, the second-ranking Republican in the House. In that position he forged the bipartisan alliance that enacted Ronald Reagan’s economic recovery program and national security initiatives. He also founded the House’s first modern whip organization with a focus on regular member-to-member contacts and extensive outreach to sympathetic Democrats to secure passage of major legislation.

In 1988 Senator Lott was elected to the Senate where he was a member of a group of pro-growth stalwarts who opposed the tax increase forced on President Bush in 1990. He became the Senate’s 16th Majority Leader in 1996 and, along with Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, was instrumental in the passing of the historic welfare reform bill of 1996. The next year Senator Lott worked with Gingrich and congressional Budget Committee chairmen John Kasich and Pete Domenici to produce a landmark budget and tax cut agreement that limited some federal spending while, more importantly, stimulating the economic growth that brought the federal budget into balance for the first time since 1968.

As the Republican leader in the Senate during the first two years of President George W. Bush’s administration, Senator Lott led the fight for passage of the President’s tax cut package, the President’s historic education reform bill, the largest increase in defense spending since the Cold War, the most significant trade legislation in a decade, and the resolution supporting the President of military action in Iraq. Senator Lott later helped to reach the compromises leading to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

In 2006 Senator Lott was elected Senate Republican Whip, giving him the distinction of being the only person to hold that position in both the House and Senate.

Today Senator Lott co-chairs the Public Policy practice and provides strategic advice at Squire Patton Boggs, consulting and lobbying clients on a wide range of public policy matters, including defense and homeland security, tax and financial services, energy, transportation and communications. Senator Lott and fellow former Senator John Breaux founded the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a bipartisan public policy firm that quickly became one of the 20 largest government relations firms in Washington.
Oct 25 2016 · 28mins

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Episode 22: Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle

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This week’s Pickens Podcast features two men who served as Majority Leaders of the United States Senate: Trent Lott (R) and Tom Daschle (D). They spoke with T. Boone Pickens about what’s right and what’s wrong with politics and governing in the United States today.

The two long-time political opponents have written a book called “Crisis Point” about what’s wrong with the system and how to fix it. “There is nothing new about how difficult it is to govern in America,” they told Boone. “It’s been going on since the beginning of the country.”

Mar 23 2016 · 33mins
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Ep. 34 - Trent Lott

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Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott chats with David about his upbringing in Mississippi, his cheerleading days at Ole Miss, his concerns with the historic gridlock seen today in Congress, and his opinions on the ongoing Supreme Court confirmation debate and the GOP presidential primary.

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Mar 07 2016 · 51mins

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Senator Trent Lott - Oral History about Bob Dole - 6/20/2007

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In this 2007 oral history interview with Richard Norton Smith, Lott talks about changes in partisanship in the Senate and the role of government.
Dec 12 2013 · 32mins