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11 January 2001

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Republican leader of the Senate today served notice that he had all 50 Republican votes behind President- elect George W. Bush's choice for attorney general, John Ashcroft, and warned that Democratic efforts to derail the nomination could poison the effort to set a new cooperative tone on Capitol Hill. Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, who will return to the post of majority leader when Mr. Bush is inaugurated on Jan. 20, staunchly defended Mr.... (

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