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Bill Frist majority leader Senate

Posted on 12/23/2002 11:48:33 AM PST by E.G.C.

Just now reported by Fox News.


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1 posted on 12/23/2002 11:48:33 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
every pundit with teeth has an opinion,funny tho,I
haven't heard a word about diddly from Dr. Senate Majority Leader,Bill Frist yet. Typical of the teethy pundits.
2 posted on 12/23/2002 11:50:41 AM PST by cactusSharp
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To: E.G.C.
Roll Call's Ed Henry, on MSNBC, just said that he doubts G.W. will bring back the Appeals Court nomination of Judge Charles Pickering. Henry predicted G.W. will try to avoid controversy. So have the Democrats won by default or what?
3 posted on 12/23/2002 11:51:33 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: E.G.C.

Excellent!


4 posted on 12/23/2002 11:52:02 AM PST by South40
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To: Theodore R.
I predict that many of the pundits' current predictions will turn out to be wrong.
5 posted on 12/23/2002 11:53:18 AM PST by ambrose
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To: E.G.C.
New majority leader will be holding a press conference at 3 EST 2CST. Fox News Live.
Any further observations from other freepers?
6 posted on 12/23/2002 11:55:05 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...

Per FOX News, it's official!:
GOP Senators Choose Bill Frist as New Majority Leader !



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

7 posted on 12/23/2002 11:55:28 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Theodore R.
I think he should bring back Pickering!!! Doesn't make any sense to me as to why he wouldn't. Unless he thinks he is racist - and I don't think he is.
8 posted on 12/23/2002 11:58:41 AM PST by Txslady
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To: E.G.C.
Any further observations from other freepers?

Senate GOP Chooses Frist As New Leader

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans elected Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist as their new leader Monday, a Republican source told The Associated Press. The move ended a two-week political firestorm that brought down former leader Trent Lott and threatened to derail the GOP's efforts to reach out to minorities.

The 50-year-old Frist, a wealthy heart surgeon, will become Senate majority leader when the GOP takes control of the chamber in January.

He was elected during an unprecedented conference call among most of the 51-member Senate Republican Caucus, said the Republican source familiar with the call, who spoke only on conditions of anonymity.

Frist, who participated in the call from his Nashville, Tenn., office, is considered an authority on health issues in the Senate. He still keeps his starched white lab coat in the trunk of his car, makes monthly visits to hospitals and clinics and goes on occasional overseas medical missions. When the anthrax scare surfaced on Capitol Hill last year, he worked to calm his colleagues.

The election originally was scheduled for Jan. 6 - when all senators return to Washington for the beginning of the new congressional session - but several Republican senators wanted to try and put Lott's controversy behind them before returning to the Capitol to work.

Lott lost the confidence of the Senate GOP after remarks earlier this month at a birthday party for Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., praising the retiring senator's 1948 pro-segregation presidential campaign.

The GOP now is counting on Frist to project the image of a party open to minorities as they prepare to take control of the Senate and confront a host of difficult issues. And with senators still scattered around the country for the holidays, a telephone conference was the only way to get enough lawmakers in one spot to quickly put Frist in place.

9 posted on 12/23/2002 12:00:54 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
One of the terrific things I love about this Bush administration and Bush's leadership is, they don't jump to answer every piddly accusation and liberal media mantra from the Democratic peanut gallery.

They just plow ahead accomplishing the nations work, doing that work the best possible, workng to increase their ability to get the work done. In due time things will be said, things will be announced that will sink the Democrats's current evil stupidities, leaving the Dems looking DIM once again.
10 posted on 12/23/2002 12:01:53 PM PST by WaterDragon
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To: E.G.C.
I guess the vote was unanimous. The Dems will wish they had kept quiet about Lott. Now they don't have a big bulls-eye painted on the GOP to shoot at any more. This sets us up quite nicely when the new GOP controlled Congress convenes for the first time after the New Year's. We're off to a good start today.
11 posted on 12/23/2002 12:05:05 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: WaterDragon
Bush is the man. Gotta love it...
12 posted on 12/23/2002 12:06:32 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: goldstategop
I guess the vote was unanimous. The Dems will wish they had kept quiet about Lott. Now they don't have a big bulls-eye painted on the GOP to shoot at any more. This sets us up quite nicely when the new GOP controlled Congress convenes for the first time after the New Year's. We're off to a good start today.

Yep. And I have to think (hope) that THIS will give Her Heinous fits if she decides to run for Prez....

Hillary's own racial/ethnic slur !.....

BOOK CHARGES: HILLARY CALLED AIDE JEW BA**ARD
DRUDGE REPORT
FRIDAY JULY 14, 2000 12:00:00 ET

**World Exclusive**
**Contains Graphic Description**


Hillary Clinton has angered Jewish voters in New York and nationally with her controversial support of a Palestinian State, and her startling embrace of Yasser Arafat s wife.

Questions remain, and the debate intensifies, as to whether she can win the crucial Jewish vote in New York as she wages a neck-and-neck battle with Congressman Rick Lazio, who has made the Jewish question a campaign issue.

Now, as the race comes down to the wire, a new book is set to explore the first lady s feelings about Jews and anti-Semitic sentiments held by certain Rodham family members.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060193921/drudgereport>Biographer Jerry Oppenheimer s new book STATE OF A UNION: INSIDE THE COMPLEX MARRIAGE OF BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON will not be released by HARPERCOLLINS until Tuesday, but the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal:

In one particularly shocking passage in the book, Oppenheimer quotes a campaign official who describes an angry attack by Hillary in which she screams at him, "You fu**ing Jew ba**ard!"

My apologies for the language, even though I did ** it out. I had to show the blatant hypocrisy, in light of the recent Trent Lott debacle.

13 posted on 12/23/2002 12:10:28 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: WaterDragon
Me too. Good analysis. That is what I have always liked about Bush. He just keeps on moving forward and does not get sidetracked by the controversy. Remember the presidential election? Bush was in Texas at his ranch working on the new administration while he turned handling the election fiasco over to others to fight out. He never doubted he would be president - just kept on plugging along. Others would have been glued to every detail worrying - not Bush.

Looks like this is a great trait - the ability to focus on an objective and keep plugging away no matter what else is going on.
14 posted on 12/23/2002 12:12:21 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the bad news.
15 posted on 12/23/2002 12:20:59 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: MeeknMing
OK. I will give Sen. Frist a year as SML to prove his leadership ability.
16 posted on 12/23/2002 12:21:30 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I will give him 60 days to ban PB Abortion.
17 posted on 12/23/2002 12:23:44 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes: YES on disallowing overseas military abortions
Strongly Opposes: YES on banning partial birth abortions
Opposes: YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions
Strongly Opposes Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Strongly Opposes: YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds
Strongly Opposes: YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage
Strongly Opposes: NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation
Strongly Opposes: YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business
Opposes: YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training
Opposes: NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women
Strongly Opposes Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Strongly Opposes: NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation
Opposes: NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation
Favors Teach moral standards In Public Schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Favors: Supports anti-flag desecration amendment.
Strongly Favors: YES on $75M for abstinence education
Neutral: YES on restricting violent videos to minors
Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Opposes: NO on medical savings acounts
Opposes: YES on Medicare means-testing
Opposes: YES on limiting self-employment health deduction
Opposes: NO on increasing funds for Medicare prescriptions
Opposes: NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare
Opposes: YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit
Favors Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Favors: YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes
Favors: YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees
Favors: YES on allowing personal retirement accounts
Strongly Favors Parents Choose Schools via Vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Strongly Favors: YES on school vouchers in DC
Favors: YES on education savings accounts
Strongly Favors: YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules
Favors: YES on Educational Savings Accounts
Favors: NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors
Favors: NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors
Favors Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Favors: YES on limiting death penalty appeals
Favors Mandatory "Three Strikes" Sentencing Laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Favors: YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations
Favors: NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program
Strongly Favors Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Strongly Favors: YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks
Favors: YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows
Strongly Favors: NO on background checks at gun shows
Strongly Favors Make Income Tax Flatter & Lower
(10 points on Economic scale)
Favors: YES on Internet sales tax moratorium
Strongly Favors: YES on FY99 tax cuts
Favors: YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes
Favors: YES on $792B tax cuts
Favors: YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'
Favors: YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts
Favors: NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates
Strongly Favors: YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years
Favors: NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction
No opinion Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly Opposes: YES on limit welfare for immigrants
Favors: YES on visas for skilled workers
Favors: YES on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work
Favors Support & Expand Free Trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Favors: YES on fast track trading authority
Favors: YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority
Favors: YES on expanding trade to the third world
Favors: YES on removing common goods from national security export rules
Opposes Link Human Rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
Favors: NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons
Strongly Opposes: YES on permanent normal trade relations with China
Opposes: YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam
Strongly Favors More Spending on Armed Forces Personnel
(0 points on Economic scale)
Favors: YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations
Strongly Favors: YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects
Favors: NO on allowing another round of military base closures
Strongly Favors: YES on military pay raise of 4.8%
Strongly Opposes Reduce spending on Missile Defense ("Star Wars")
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes: YES on deploying missile defense as soon as possible
Opposes: YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels
Opposes: NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Strongly Opposes: YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP
Opposes Continue Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others
(7 points on Economic scale)
Opposes: NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech
Favors: YES on $17.9 billion to IMF
Opposes: YES on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion
Neutral: NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo
Neutral: YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo
Opposes Spend Resources to Stop Global Warming
(7 points on Economic scale)
Favors: YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests
Strongly Opposes: YES on defunding renewable and solar energy
Opposes: NO on keeping CAFE fuel efficiency standards
Opposes: YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling
Opposes: YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior
Strongly Favors Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Strongly Favors: YES on spending international development funds on drug control
Favors: YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations
Favors: YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses
Favors Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Favors: YES on welfare overhaul
Favors: YES on allowing state welfare waivers
Favors: NO on eliminating block grants for food stamps
Favors: YES on welfare block grants

Bill Frist is a Moderate Conservative. Click here for explanation.

18 posted on 12/23/2002 12:24:04 PM PST by xzins
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To: E.G.C.
What did he say in the press conference.....I am surprised there is not a live thread on it.
19 posted on 12/23/2002 12:26:51 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: TLBSHOW
I will give him a year. If he does not allow it to come for a vote, I will be pissed and want him gone. But, I am willing to give him a year.
20 posted on 12/23/2002 12:28:23 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: xzins
I wouldn't say we "own" any of the branches of gov't, especially the judiciary. Clinton appointed a bunch of clowns during his 8 Long years in power. We have one thin dime's advantage elsewhere.

I don't think your chart really reflects Frist completely. Think what a McCain chart would look like. Some of these guys should be addressed as "Senator Gumby" they're so dang flexible.

21 posted on 12/23/2002 12:29:14 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: rwfromkansas
60 days is long enough since he has said he wanted it banned for at least 5 years now.
22 posted on 12/23/2002 12:31:17 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: RAT Patrol
The Supremes are 5-4 conservative. They are something like 7-2 republican.

If there are bad votes out there don't you think SOMEONE would be SCREAMING ABOUT THEM RIGHT NOW?

Now, it's a unique opportunity. We should unify around GW Bush and his new Senate majority leader, Bill Frist.

(BTW, I LIKE MY THREAD BETTER. LOL!!)
23 posted on 12/23/2002 12:32:18 PM PST by xzins
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To: Theodore R.
Roll Call's Ed Henry, on MSNBC, just said that he doubts G.W. will bring back the Appeals Court nomination of Judge Charles Pickering. Henry predicted G.W. will try to avoid controversy. So have the Democrats won by default or what?

Why, because of Ed Henry's SPECULATION?

24 posted on 12/23/2002 12:34:41 PM PST by alnick
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To: RAT Patrol
I don't think your chart really reflects Frist completely.

I don't either.

Think what a McCain chart would look like.

Great point.

Some of these guys should be addressed as "Senator Gumby" they're so dang flexible.

Yep. The Senate over the years has evolved the means for Senators of both parties to maximize their ability to appear just about however they desire to appear to the electorate. Many allied organizations help by giving them maximum cover through creative use of ratings systems.

25 posted on 12/23/2002 12:38:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: rwfromkansas
The press conference has not yest started, Apparently, it's running a bit late.
26 posted on 12/23/2002 12:40:34 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: xzins
Trent Lott had a great voting record. Yet everyone ganged up against him because he made dumb statements and sold us out strategically. While voting records matter--of course--that doesn't always tell you everything you need to know. AND, these guys change their "principles" like they change their socks (some of them).
27 posted on 12/23/2002 12:42:56 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: RAT Patrol
Yet everyone ganged up against him because he made dumb statements and sold us out strategically

Does that mean we shouldn't unify at this very important time of opportunity.

We've got the chance to change things for the better.

28 posted on 12/23/2002 12:46:21 PM PST by xzins
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To: E.G.C.
Tomorrow's headline today:

Frist Bursts to First; Submersed Lott Cursed!


29 posted on 12/23/2002 12:46:23 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Revolting cat!
How's about:

T Lo Blows; Frist First!

;-)

30 posted on 12/23/2002 12:50:07 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
OK. I will give Sen. Frist a year as SML to prove his leadership ability.

I think that's great. He should be given a chance to prove himself. Lott had six years, I believe....

31 posted on 12/23/2002 12:51:13 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: EternalVigilance
Well, then howz about:

J Lo Blows T Lo!


32 posted on 12/23/2002 12:57:52 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: TLBSHOW
I will give him 60 days to ban PB Abortion.

For the record, how long did you give Lott?

33 posted on 12/23/2002 12:58:28 PM PST by Physicist
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To: Physicist
Bill is that you?
34 posted on 12/23/2002 1:02:13 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: MeeknMing
The 50-year-old Frist, a wealthy heart surgeon...

The AP just had to throw that in. But when other details may tell alot about a man's character, like...

Frist, who participated in the call from his Nashville, Tenn., office, is considered an authority on health issues in the Senate. He still keeps his starched white lab coat in the trunk of his car, makes monthly visits to hospitals and clinics and goes on occasional overseas medical missions.

The "overseas" medical missions are trips to Africa to perform FREE surgeries. I wonder why the AP didn't disclose that little tid bit. Would it appear that maybe Hillary was wrong about those racist republicans?

35 posted on 12/23/2002 1:03:05 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: TLBSHOW
I will give him 60 days to ban PB Abortion

Agree.

36 posted on 12/23/2002 1:03:13 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Go Gordon
Good eye. The media puts out the news with their own slant, no doubt. I'm hoping he'll be a good SML, and hope others here on FR will do the same. He's going in with half-hearted support, unfortunately. He'll have to prove himself to the 'RATS and to the naysayers within the GOP/Conservatives as well.
37 posted on 12/23/2002 1:08:44 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: TLBSHOW
Why, no, Trent! ;^)
38 posted on 12/23/2002 1:12:35 PM PST by Physicist
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To: E.G.C.
I like this guy.
39 posted on 12/23/2002 1:13:58 PM PST by jporcus
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To: Physicist
I noticed a few hours gap in your posting today, was that for the conference call? :>)

Merry Christmas........
40 posted on 12/23/2002 1:21:23 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: xzins; All
Here is some info from the ACU......

American Conservative Union Ratings

Senate

Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2001 2000 YOS Life
Bill Frist (R) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 100 92 7 88
Fred Thompson (R) + + + - - - + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 84 92 7 86

See the Senate Votes Description for more detailed information about these votes.

Senate

Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2001 2000 YOS Life
Thad Cochran (R) + + + - - - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 88 92 29 80
Trent Lott (R) + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 96 100 29 93

Senate Vote Descriptions (2001)
  1. Ashcroft Nomination (Roll Call Vote No. 8 )
    2001-02-01
    Confirmation of President Bush's nomination of John Ashcroft of Missouri to be attorney general. ACU supported this nomination, and considers it a critical test of whether conservatives could be confirmed for executive nominations by the Senate and, ther
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: supported
    The vote was: 58-45

  2. Individual Retirement Accounts S. 420 (Roll Call Vote No. 21 )
    2001-03-13
    Sessions (R-AL) motion to protect individual retirement accounts from limitations imposed during bankruptcy proceedings.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 61-37

  3. Bankruptcy Overhaul S. 420 (Roll Call Vote No. 33 )
    2001-03-15
    Wellstone (D-MN) amendment that would break private contractual arrangements by allowing the average of a debtor's last two months of income to be used to determine the ability to pay a threshold amount of debt.
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 22-77

  4. Campaign Finance Overhaul - Union and Shareholder Consent S. 27 (Roll Call Vote No. 43 )
    2001-03-21
    McCain (R-AZ) motion to kill the Hatch (R-UT) amendment that would require unions and corporations to obtain permission from dues-paying members or shareholders before spending money on political activities. It also would require corporations or labor org
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 69-31

  5. Campaign Finance Overhaul - Union and Corporate Disclosure S. 27 (Roll Call Vote No. 44 )
    2001-03-21
    McCain (R-AZ) motion to kill the Hatch (R-UT) amendment that would require corporations and unions that spend money on political activities to provide detailed disclosure of funds spent on political activities to the corporation's shareholders or labor or
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 60-40

  6. Campaign Finance Overhaul - Non-Severability S. 27 (Roll Call Vote No. 59 )
    2001-03-29
    Dodd (D-CT) motion to kill the Frist (R-TN) amendment that would provide that if one of several specific provisions in the underlying bill, mainly the ban on soft money, disclosure requirements for issue-group advertising, and hard money limits, is found
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 57-43

  7. Defense Spending Increase H. Con. Res. 83 (Roll Call Vote No. 72 )
    2001-04-04
    Warner (R-VA) amendment to the Budget Act providing for an increase of $8.5 billion for national defense spending.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: passed
    The vote was: 84-16

  8. Bolton Nomination (Roll Call Vote No. 92 )
    2001-05-08
    Confirmation of President Bush's nomination of John Robert Bolton of Maryland to be Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: supported
    The vote was: 57-43

  9. Budget Resolution Cappign Spending H. Con. Res. 83 (Roll Call Vote No. 98 )
    2001-05-10
    Adoption of the final version of the Budget Resolution, calling for approximately $1.35 trillion in tax cuts through fiscal 2011, including a $100 billion stimulus package. "Discretionary" spending was capped at $661.3 billion, about equally divided betw
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: passed
    The vote was: 53-47

  10. Accelerated Elimination of Marriage Penalty HR 1836 (Roll Call Vote No. 113 )
    2001-05-17
    Hutchison (R-TX) amendment to the tax cut bill that would accelerate the elimination of the so-called "marriage penalty" in the standard deduction, so that it would be fully phased out in 2002.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 27-73

  11. Capital Gains Tax Rate Reduction HR 1836 (Roll Call Vote No. 115 )
    2001-05-21
    Gregg (R-NH) motion to allow consideration of his amendment to the tax cut bill. His amendment would provide for a temporary reduction in the maximum capital gains rate from 20 percent to 15 percent, to stimulate the economy.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 47-51

  12. Tax Cut Bill HR 1836 (Roll Call Vote No. 170 )
    2001-05-26
    Adoption of the final version of the tax cut bill, reducing taxes by $1.35 trillion through 2010 through income tax rate cuts, relief of the "marriage penalty," a phase-out of the federal estate tax, doubling the child tax credit, and providing incentives
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 58-33

  13. School Vouchers S. 1 (Roll Call Vote No. 179 )
    2001-06-12
    Gregg (R-NH) amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization bill that would create a demonstration program in 10 school districts to allow public school children to use federal funds in the form of vouchers to transfer to another publ
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 41-58

  14. Boy Scouts S. 1 (Roll Call Vote No. 189 )
    2001-06-14
    Helms (R-NC) amendment to the education bill that would allow federal education funds to be withheld from public elementary and secondary schools that bar the Boy Scouts from using school facilities.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: passed
    The vote was: 53-45

  15. Medical Savings Accounts S. 1052 (Roll Call Vote No. 216 )
    2001-06-29
    Baucus (D-MT) motion to kill the Craig (R-ID) amendment to the Patients' Rights Bill that would express the sense of the Senate that a patients' rights bill should remove restrictions on the private sector medical savings account demonstration program. A
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 53-45

  16. Waiver of the Right to Sue S. 1052 (Roll Call Vote No. 218 )
    2001-06-29
    Kyl (R-AZ) amendment to the Patients' Rights Bill hat would allow health plan issuers to provide a lower cost health plan to participants who waive their right to sue.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 42-54

  17. Decrease Navy Appropriations S. 1077 (Roll Call Vote No. 225 )
    2001-07-10
    Inouye (D-HI) motion to kill an attempt to decrease funds appropriated for a Navy aircraft program and use the funds to increase U.S. contribution to a global trust fund to combat HIV/Aids.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 79-20

  18. Allow Limited Oil and Gas Development HR 2217 (Roll Call Vote No. 231 )
    2001-07-12
    Landrieu (D-LA) motion to permit oil and gas development in certain areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 67-33

  19. Taxpayer Funding for Gun Turn-Ins HR 2620 (Roll Call Vote No. 267 )
    2001-08-02
    Craig (R-ID) motion to kill an amendment to the Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill creating a $15 million program for HUD to buy guns from the public.
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 65-33

  20. Strikes by Public Safety Employees HR 3061 (Roll Call Vote No. 323 )
    2001-11-06
    Motion to limit debate on the Daschle (D-SD) amendment to the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill that would provide collective bargaining rights, including the right to strike, to police, firemen, and other public safety officers employed by states, counties a
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 56-44

  21. Needle Exchange Programs HR 2994 (Roll Call Vote No. 328 )
    2001-11-07
    Landrieu (D-LA) motion to allow the use of taxpayer funds for needle exchange programs in the District of Columbia.
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 53-47

  22. Emergency Terrorism Spending HR 3338 (Roll Call Vote No. 328 )
    2001-12-07
    Gramm (R-TX) raised a point of order against a Byrd (D-WV) amendment that would have increased emergency terrorist response money by $15 billion more than the president wanted and the House had passed. ACU supported the Gramm position, which prevailed by
    ACU supported this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 50-50

  23. International Criminal Court HR 3338 (Roll Call Vote No. 358 )
    2001-12-07
    Dodd (D-CT) amendment that would move the United States towards participation in the International Criminal Court for the prosecution of crimes against humanity.
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: defeated
    The vote was: 48-51

  24. Dairy Cartel S. 1731 (Roll Call Vote No. 362 )
    2001-12-11
    Agriculture Overhaul - Dairy Policy Harkin, D-Iowa, motion to preserve in the Agriculture Overhaul Bill a $2 billion direct taxpayer subsidy to milk producers.
    ACU opposed this bill.

    This bill was: adopted
    The vote was: 51-47




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41 posted on 12/23/2002 1:24:49 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
He'll have to prove himself to the 'RATS and to the naysayers within the GOP/Conservatives as well.

May he fear us more than he fears them! *grin*

Actually, conservative scepticism is a good thing. Every single elected official bears watching, no matter their political stripe.

The price of liberty is still eternal vigilance, right? ;-)

42 posted on 12/23/2002 1:27:09 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: MeeknMing
Excellent post, Meek.

Thanks.

Information is the soul of Free Republic.
43 posted on 12/23/2002 1:27:26 PM PST by xzins
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To: EternalVigilance
Excellent points. I agree. Some are dissing him before he actually assumes the leadership position Jan. 7th, though, lol !

I'll do my usual watch and see what happens act.....

44 posted on 12/23/2002 1:33:40 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
This is Lincoln Chaffee and Olympia Snowe to demonstrate what it appears like to compare a liberal pubbie with a conservative one. Frist had a 100 this year. Chaffee had a 44 and Snowe a 64.

Senate

Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2001 2000 YOS Life
Susan Collins (R) + + + - - - + + + - + + - + - + + + + + - - + - 64 76 5 58
Onlympia Snowe (R) + + + - - - + + + - - + - - - + + + + + - + + - 60 80 23 51

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Senate

Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2001 2000 YOS Life
Lincoln Chafee (R) + + + - - - + + - - - - - - - - + + + + + - - - 44 44 2 28
Jack Reed (D) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - 4 12 11 8

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45 posted on 12/23/2002 1:43:10 PM PST by xzins
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To: jporcus
I've a feeling this is all going to work out for us here in the conservative movement.
46 posted on 12/23/2002 1:43:57 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Senate GOP elects Frist Senate majority leader by phone

WASHINGTON (CNN) --Senate Republicans named Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee as their new leader Monday, a Frist spokesman said.

Frist was unanimously elected majority leader by acclamation in a telephone conference of Republicans in the incoming Senate, the spokesman said.

Forty-two of the 51 Republicans in the upcoming 108th Senate participated in the conference call, said Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania.

It was the first time a Senate majority leader was ever elected over the telephone.

The move is aimed at curbing the damage from the racially-charged controversy that led to Sen. Trent Lott's having to relinquish the position.

Sen. Lott took part in the call, CNN learned.

In a statement, President Bush said "I congratulate Senator Bill Frist on his election to Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate.

"Senator Frist has earned the trust and respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I look forward to working with him and all members of the Senate and House to advance our agenda for a safer, stronger, and better America."

Senators were looking for a leader "who could take on a very tough task of bringing together a Republican caucus that is somewhat divided at this point," Republican consultant Cliff May told CNN Monday. "There's some bad feelings, and also in the Senate as a whole there is some bitterness."

Some of that bitterness revolves around Lott.

His comment December 5 in support of Strom Thurmond's 1948 presidential bid, which was on a segregationist platform, triggered an avalanche that eventually buried his opportunity to remain Senate Republican leader.

Despite Lott's repeated public apologies and claims that he supports civil rights and equality, public attention was drawn to his record of voting against policies espoused by civil rights leaders and to previous comments supporting Thurmond.

Lott gave up his post as Senate Republican leader Friday.

The 50-year-old Frist has only served in the Senate since 1994, making him a relative newcomer compared to some of the senators he'll represent as majority leader. A surgeon with degrees from Princeton and Harvard, he is the Senate's only practicing physician.

Seven years in Senate

"He's bright, he's attractive," Democratic consultant Victor Kamber told CNN Monday, "but he's only been there seven years. He doesn't know the parliamentary procedure, he doesn't know the legislative process in the way that a schooled person who is going to lead his own party (should). He has not been a deal maker within his own party."

Frist has close ties to the Bush White House. He is outgoing chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee that helped orchestrate November's midterm elections, which were a tremendous success for the GOP.

Sources told CNN the Bush administration preferred him as majority leader in the wake of the controversy over Lott. Publicly, however, President Bush said through aides that he did not see a reason for Lott to resign, and officials said the White House played no active role in Lott's decision.

Still, Frist's relationship with the White House could limit his influence with colleagues, who are wary of a leader trying to push the president's agenda.

"I think there's no question that he has, I would say, support from the White House," said May. But he insisted Frist was not "handpicked" by the president.

Lott said Sunday he would support Frist "if he is the choice" of senators in Monday's vote. "I will make it clear I support our leadership team and will support the agenda I believe in very strongly," Lott said.

While many Republicans have publicly praised Frist, some Democrats have said the entry of a new leader will not fix fundamental problems in the GOP.

"If anyone thinks that one person stepping down from a leadership position cleanses the Republican Party of their constant exploitation of race, then I think you're naive," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York said over the weekend.

But Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Connecticut, said Monday that the election of Frist as leader could be a positive move for the Senate.

Calling Frist "a wonderful person" and "a man of faith," Lieberman told CNN "I hope that he'll be a bridge builder and not a partisan divider."

But, Lieberman added, "Unfortunately, these leadership jobs sometimes turn people more partisan than they need to be."

47 posted on 12/23/2002 1:52:47 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: xzins
I have perused through some of the states also and noted some unusual cases as well. For instance, look at the record of one of our Texas Democrat Congressional Reps., Ralph Hall.

Twenty-one years of service as a Democrat with a lifetime ACU rating of 83 !



Ralph Hall (D) + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 96 88 21 83

48 posted on 12/23/2002 1:59:38 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Theodore R.
Henry, like all other pundits, better hock their crystal balls and try to get real work.
49 posted on 12/23/2002 2:04:14 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: xzins
And Jumpin' Jeffords (shown here as a 'RAT, he's actually an "I" - for "Idiot"):

Senate

Senate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2001 2000 YOS Life
James Jeffords (D) + - + - - - + + - - - + - - - - - - + + - - A - 29 36 17 27
Pat Leahy (D) - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - + + - - - - 8 8 27 6


A lifetime rating of 27, most of Jeffords 17 years were spent as a Republican, I believe.
50 posted on 12/23/2002 2:04:27 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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