Lott Pressured to Go The pressure on Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) to quit his post as Senate Republican leader increases. Secretary of State Colin Powell "deplored the sentiments" of Lott's statements made in tribute to Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC). Meanwhile, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) says "It's time for a change." The controversy could derail parts of the Bush agenda for the new Congress. NPR's David Welna reports

Lott Debate Threatens Bush Plans for New Congress

Lott Debate Threatens Bush Plans for New Congress

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The pressure on Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) to quit his post as Senate Republican leader increases. Secretary of State Colin Powell "deplored the sentiments" of Lott's statements made in tribute to Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC). Meanwhile, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) says "It's time for a change." The controversy could derail parts of the Bush agenda for the new Congress. NPR's David Welna reports