Cliff Schecter

Meet the New Boss

One of the Senates quirkier traditions was inaugurated in the late 1990s by then-Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.). On certain summer Thursdays, Lott decreed, members should leave their customary dark blue and gray suits at home and, as a tribute to southern fashion, instead conduct the peoples business in pale blue seersucker. Sen. Bill Frist… Read more »

Bluegrass Baron

In the late 1990s, Mitch McConnell placed a personal phone call to a female student at the University of Louisville. He wasnt setting up a romantic liaison. The woman was running as a conservative candidate for student body president, and McConnell, a sitting U.S. senator, was calling to offer unsolicited campaign advice. McConnells phone call… Read more »