Confidence in Senator Trent Lott’s ability to continue to serve as Majority Leader appears to be slipping. On Sunday Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles called for new leadership elections. A panel of political analysts joins Diane to talk about the situation and implications for the Republican party.


  • Karen Tumulty national political correspondent, "Time" magazine.
  • Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Bill Kristol editor of "The Weekly Standard" and "The Weekly Standard : A Reader: 1995-2005."

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