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  • NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change

    07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 7/15/13 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to end the filibuster for judicial appointments by forcing a mid-session rule change on a majority vote, an act that would have ended two centuries of precedent. Before he could act, though, the Gang of 14 arose, led by Republican John McCain, to preserve the senatorial tradition, brokering a deal that left conservatives fuming by depriving Frist of his partisan majority. Eight years later, with Harry Reid threatening to take the same action on executive-branch appointments, where is that Old Gang of Ours? According to NBC, at least McCain might be riding...
  • Bill Frist Goes Liberal

    09/26/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Citizens Council on Health Freedom ^ | 9-26-12 | twila brase
    Current GOP members of Congress are not impressed. A week ago, former U.S. Senator and former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) told POLITICO, "I am supportive of exchanges and 'Obamacare' generally." In a commentary in The Week, he asserts, "As a doctor, I strongly believe that people without health insurance die sooner...State exchanges are the solution. They represent the federalist ideal of states as 'laboratories for democracy.'...I love the diversity and the innovation." Frist is talking the talk of the Left. Lack of insurance kills no one. And like many of his former colleagues, Frist must not have read the...
  • Former Senate Majority Leader: Obesity 'Threatens Our Security as a Nation'

    12/01/2011 10:08:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies ^ | November 29, 2011 | Christopher Goins
    ( – Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) says obesity threatens America’s “national security” because many people who join the armed forces cannot pass the required physical tests because they are overweight. Frist also cited a 2010 study on the problem entitled “Too Fat To Fight." “Childhood obesity is something much larger than something that just hurts and pulls back and restrains our economic strength. It threatens our security, our national security as a nation,” Frist said on Tuesday at the "Building for a Healthier Future" summit held in Washington, D.C. “Between 1995 and 2008, over 140,000 potential military...
  • GOP vows retaliation after Reid uses nuclear option in Senate

    10/08/2011 2:12:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans vow they will retaliate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to unilaterally change the Senate’s rules Thursday without prior warning or negotiation. Republican aides say their bosses will now be even more reluctant to allow the Senate to conduct routine business by unanimous consent, forcing Reid to gather 60 votes for even the most mundane matters. “Reid fired a major salvo and it’s hard to imagine a return shot won’t be fired. Maybe over the weekend they’ll come up with something and try to make it less worse than it already is,” said a Senate...
  • FBI to Search House After Finding Ricin [extremely deadly nerve toxin]

    06/04/2006 2:32:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 586+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | June 2, 2006 | Beth RUcker
    FBI hazardous material experts searched a home where police found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin, federal agents said Friday. The ricin was found in a baby food jar in a shed of the home owned by a man who went to jail last week for violating protection orders taken out by his estranged wife, according to local and federal officials. The jar was sealed, and officials don't believe the middle-class neighborhood in east Nashville was threatened, although the one-story brick house and part of the street remained cordoned off. Investigators found three blasting caps...
  • Frist: Don't repeal health care bill (Put a lid on it has-been RINOs)

    01/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/18/2011 | Ed Hornick
    A top Republican has come out against efforts by his party to repeal President Obama's health care reform bill currently underway in the House. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, said at a press conference Tuesday at the Bipartisan Policy Center - an organization he chairs with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, among others - that the law should stand, according to The Huffington Post. "It is not the bill that [Republicans] would have written," he said. "It is not the bill that I would have drafted. But it is the law of the land and it...
  • Let’s ask and do tell…IS OBAMA GAY?

    05/28/2010 5:18:45 PM PDT · by this is my country · 146 replies · 5,733+ views
    The Jag Hunter ^ | May 27, 2010 | Wayne Madsen
    May 24, 2010 – SPECIAL REPORT from WAYNE MADSEN. Obama and Emanuel: Members of same gay bath house in Chicago President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city. The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath...
  • A Historic and Dangerous Senate Mistake (by Bill Frist)

    02/25/2010 5:09:14 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 14 replies · 904+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Bill Frist
    Americans want bipartisan solutions for major social and economic issues; they don't want legislative gimmicks that force unpopular legislation through the Senate. Thomas Jefferson once referred to the Senate as "the cooling saucer" of the legislative process. Using budget reconciliation in this way would dramatically alter the founders' intent for the Senate, and transform it from cooling saucer to a boiling teapot of partisanship. Mr. Reid was right to rule out this option when this saga began last year. He would be wise to abandon it today.
  • Frist Says Healthcare Overhaul Will Pass By Christmas, With Flaws ( Calls it very good ) BARF

    11/28/2009 3:40:01 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 52 replies · 1,961+ views
    WPLN ^ | November 23rd | Daniel Potter
    Former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist says Congress will pass a healthcare overhaul bill by Christmas. But he says it will push costs onto the states that will crimp funds for education. ... Frist also says the bill fails to tackle tort or malpractice issues. But he calls the insurance reform in the bill “very good,” saying people who have lost jobs or don’t make much money will be able to get insurance, as will those with preexisting conditions.
  • Bill Frist on Health Bill: I'd Vote For It - (Barf)

    10/02/2009 2:09:32 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 26 replies · 777+ views
    Time ^ | October 2, 2009 | Karen Tumulty
    Or so the former Senate Republican Leader, a surgeon who has written a new book on health care, told me a few minutes ago in an interview. Were he still in the Senate, "I would end up voting for it," he said. "As leader, I would take heat for it. ... That's what leadership is all about." This is not to say that Frist is entirely happy with everything that is in the bill. For one thing, he doesn't think it does nearly enough to bring costs under control. In his view, it does not fundamentally change the incentives that...
  • Commentary: Bush saved 10 million lives

    01/16/2009 7:29:17 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 921+ views
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2009 | Bill Frist
    Editor's note: Bill Frist, a physician, is former Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate and a professor of medicine and business at Vanderbilt University. (CNN) -- A legacy of President George W. Bush will be that he saved 10 million lives around the world. His critics ignore it, but name another president about whom one can say that with such certainty. It is what historians will say a decade from now looking back. Not bad for a president who leaves office with the lowest approval rating in recent memory. The bottom line is: George Bush is a healer. First,...
  • Thompson Announces Tennessee Leadership Team

    11/07/2007 8:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 426+ views
    Earned Media ^ | November 7, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 7 /Standard Newswire/ -- Senator Fred Thompson announced his extensive Tennessee political leadership team today. Senator Howard Baker will serve as the honorary chairman of the Tennessee delegation, joined by 13 honorary co-chairs and 61 honorary state chairs, reflecting the depth of support for Senator Thompson in Tennessee. This leadership team includes two former United States Senate majority leaders, current and former members of Congress, former governors, and every Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature. "I am grateful for the wide support I'm receiving from my home state of Tennessee," said Senator Fred Thompson. "This group...
  • Frist: Reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq (West Point Releases Al Qaeda Letter: Chastises Zarqawi)

    10/05/2006 6:20:36 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 501+ views
    Bill Frist, M.D. (VOLPAC) ^ | 10/5/2006 7:36:24 PM | Written by Bill Frist, M.D.
    As you may know, I’ve spent the week traveling to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan meeting with government officials, commanders on the ground, medical doctors, and our heroic men and women in uniform. I visited a small town named Qalat south of Kabul and saw American personnel assisted by Romanian and Afghan allies working hard to build electrical and medical infrastructure in an effort to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Afghan farmers. I met with Iraqi doctors in Baghdad who’re struggling to do their jobs in an environment made extremely difficult by terrorism and crime. I witnessed...
  • Jill Stanek: Blame Frist if parental notification bill fails

    09/27/2006 4:16:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 474+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/27/06 | Jill Stanek
    Is it possible during the tenure of a Republican-controlled Congress and presidency that pro-life legislation with an 80 percent public approval rating won't pass? Yes. And if that happens, the responsibility will rest solely with one man. The measure in question would make it a federal crime for non-parental adults to traffic minor girls for abortions across state lines without notifying her parents. This closes a loophole currently enabling molesters and incest perpetrators not only to kill the evidence of their crime but repeat it. The bottleneck on this bill is the U. S. Senate, where Republican Bill Frist is...
  • Perhaps I’m Less Angry About Immigration

    08/05/2006 6:57:44 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 196+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/05/06 | Purple Mountains
    One of the key issues in this fall’s Congressional election will be centered on what has been done to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the US. As things stand now, there is tremendous frustration over the lack of any meaningful progress on this issue and over the seeming lack of concern on the part of most Democrats, RINO Republican senators and President Bush. Perhaps, though, President Bush has somewhat gotten the message and responded to it (something no Democrat president would do).
  • Billions for Mexico border fence

    08/02/2006 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 5,578+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 3 August 2006
    THE US Senate has approved $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) in emergency spending for the construction of a fence along the US southwest border with Mexico. The funds were approved as an amendment to a $US435 billion defence spending bill being debated this week. "The Senate acted today to fund a border fence, fulfilling its commitment made in the comprehensive immigration reform bill that authorised the funding," Senate Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist said. Senator Frist described the vote as "another step forward in securing our borders". "With the current National Guard deployment dramatically driving down illegal border crossings by 45...
  • President Bush vs. Dr. Frist vs. the Nuremburg Code

    07/15/2006 1:01:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 492+ views ^ | 7/12/06 | Terence Jeffrey
    "We were all an embryo at one point, and we ought to as a society be very careful about being callous about the wanton destruction of embryos, of life," White House aide Karl Rove told the Denver Post this week. He was explaining why President Bush is committed to casting his first-ever veto against a bill -- which may pass the Senate as early as next week -- that would give tax dollars to researchers who deliberately kill human embryos to extract their stem cells. "The president is emphatic about this," Rove said. This veto threat is necessary because of...
  • Fix Healthcare? Define “Fix”

    07/15/2006 5:33:03 AM PDT · by joebergeron · 39 replies · 1,286+ views ^ | July 14, 2006 | Jack McEnany
    Fix Healthcare? Define “Fix” A couple years ago, the WaPo OpEd page carried an odd piece of bi-partisan puffery from Sens Bill Frist (R-TN) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) – now both potential 2008 presidential candidates. As experts on healthcare – Dr. Frist’s daddy founded HCA, which made him filthy rich, while Clinton was appointed in 1993 by her hubby to put her estimable cattle futures investing skills to work revamping America’s broken, overpriced, and heartless healthcare system. The following quote isn’t news to those of us who aren’t privileged enough to have private healthcare coverage paid for by the federal...
  • Senators Agree To Open Waters To Oil Exploration

    07/13/2006 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 604+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2006 | Maya Jackson Randal
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and other senators yesterday announced an agreement on legislation to open more federal waters to oil and natural-gas exploration. With lawmakers under pressure to help ease fuel prices, the agreement was presented as a breakthrough on stalled energy legislation. It would allow drilling in an area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico that is rich in natural gas, and open the way for coastal states to share in royalty revenue that otherwise would go to the federal government. Addressing Florida lawmakers' concerns, the agreement includes a ban on energy development within 125 miles...
  • Frist: Europe Missile-Defense Site Needed

    07/05/2006 12:17:40 PM PDT · by foxy_maiden · 24 replies · 493+ views
    Voter's Domain ^ | June 30, 2006
    In a letter to the president, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) urged Bush on Friday to intensify efforts to put interceptor missiles at a Europe site. ...
  • Let's Move Medicine Into the Information Age

    06/29/2006 7:59:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 549+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | July/August 2006 | Bill Frist
    At a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center just a few miles from my office in the U.S. Capitol, you can glimpse a piece of American medicine's future. Sitting at an ordinary desktop computer, Dr. Ned Evans hits a few keys on the keyboard and clicks his mouse a few times. Sample patient data spill out: X-ray images, lab notes, and blood pressure numbers. "Everything I might want, everything I need, I can see right here," he says. "It's a seamless part of life. It lets me do just about everything better." And when the New England Journal of Medicine...
  • Unfinished border business Bill Frist

    06/25/2006 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 97 replies · 1,392+ views
    Washington Times | June 25, 2006 | Bill Frist
    The immigration bill I voted for in the Senate started the United States down the road to a much better immigration system. But it's not finished. In its broad outlines, I support the comprehensive approach that the Senate bill takes. History has taught us that immigration reform measures cannot work in isolation. Simply strengthening physical border security or beginning a guest worker program will not fix the deep, underlying problems in America's immigration system. Any bill Congress sends to the president must enhance border security, create an operational temporary worker program, provide for work-site enforcement, and address the status of...
  • Octogenarian Byrd becomes longest serving US senator (KKK News)

    06/12/2006 4:14:03 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 22 replies · 509+ views
    Senator Robert Byrd, 88, one of Congress's most eloquent and outspoken critics of the US military presence in Iraq, became the US Senate's longest-serving member. The frail octogenarian who hobbles through the corridors of the Senate with the aid of a cane in each hand was first elected to the legislature's upper chamber in 1958. Known for his florid oratory, in recent years he has given numerous speeches from the Senate floor against the upward spiraling cost of rebuilding Iraq and the US motives for invading that country. He has represented the eastern coal-mining state of West Virginia the Senate...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28 (not the live thread)

    05/26/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 1,012+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/26/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The power of the MSM is unassailable!watch as they destroy the evil right wingers and crown the good progressives while blaming everything on the United States (It's what they do best) Topics: Reports of a massacre in Haditha, IraqThe immigration debate Guests Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Duncan Hunter doesn't realize it yet, but he's...
  • Frist, Specter Most Powerful Senators: Survey

    05/16/2006 5:00:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 764+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 17 May 2006
    The best-known members of Congress aren't necessarily the most powerful. The Democrats' last presidential candidate, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, for example, is ranked 61st in terms of clout among the Senate's 100 members, according to a new analysis. A much junior colleague and likely competitor for the party's White House nomination in 2008, New York Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, ranks 41st. Both are well behind lesser-known Republican Reps. Jerry Lewis of California and Don Young of Alaska, respectively chairmen of the House Appropriations and Transportation committees and listed as the third and fourth most powerful House...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13-5/14/06 (not the live thread)

    05/13/2006 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 877+ views
    Network and Cable News | 5/13/06 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13 - 5/14 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's Mother's Day - they want the day off to be with Mom.Put Biden and Hagel on... it's autopilot time... we can phone this one in!We say that the NSA programs are all bad, therefore they're bad.  Don't listen to anyone else.See?  We're not being mean to (Laura) Bush, which means we're fair and...
  • Pentagon eyes ways to use military for border security

    05/12/2006 2:23:32 AM PDT · by Sharks · 17 replies · 515+ views
    cnn ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with growing pressure from Southern states, the Bush administration wants the military to come up with ideas to help solve security problems along the U.S. border with Mexico. In back-to-back moves this week, the Pentagon began exploring ways to lend support at the Southern border, while the House on Thursday voted to allow the Homeland Security Department in limited cases to use soldiers in that region. At the Pentagon, Paul McHale, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, asked officials to offer options for the use of military resources and troops -- particularly the National...
  • Senate Breaks Deadlock On Immigration

    05/11/2006 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Sharks · 132 replies · 3,007+ views ^ | May 11, 2006
    Senate leaders say they have reached a deal to revive a broad immigration bill that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens. The agreement doesn't involve provisions of the law, but it does end, for now, a lingering political standoff. The agreement brokered by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., breaks a political stalemate that has lingered for weeks. Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating a compromise with the House and its tough enforcement-only bill. The House passed much more strict immigration legislation in December. It...
  • Touchy, Touchy: Couric Claims "I Don't Have a Position" on ANWR Drilling

    05/02/2006 5:04:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 2,333+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 2, 2006 Katie Couric put on a display of industrial-strength umbrage this morning when Bill Frist suggested the soon-to-be CBS anchor is opposed to drilling in ANWR. In the wake of yesterday's Today show segment on Frist's proposal for a $100 gas tax rebate in which Matt Lauer gave respectful treatment to Rush Limbaugh's suggestion that the rebate amounted to treating taxpayers like ladies of the night, Frist must have known that he was walking into the lion's den this morning. At one point, Katie hit Frist with excerpts from two letters to the editor of...
  • Lordy! Lauer Recognizing Rush is Right?

    05/01/2006 4:40:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 2,183+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 1, 2006 Since we had snow - Tony Snow - in April, why not another unseasonable event - Matt Lauer citing Rush Limbaugh, if not approvingly, then certainly as a respectable source for purposes of making a point? The issue was high gas prices, and the pandering band-aid some in Congress have proposed in the way of a $100 tax rebate. Today displayed this quote from El Rushbo, from his show of this past Friday: "Instead of buying us off and treating us like we're a bunch of w----s, just solve the problem." If Lauer did...
  • Tale of Two Titles: 'Today' Asks If There's Gouging, GMA Declares It Exists

    04/25/2006 5:15:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 628+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein April 25, 2006 Have a look at the two screen captures from this morning's shows. Same issue, different takes. Good Morning America is apparently sure that gas price gouging exists, and wants to stop it. 'Today' is agnostic, simply posing the question whether gouging is going on. But when you turn to the substance of the two segments, there was one consistency: neither show adduced any evidence of gouging. Not a scintilla to show that oil companies are in fact colluding. And without collusion there can be no sustained gouging, since any company that pushed prices higher...
  • Inside Report: Harry the Great (Reid, Not Frist, Runs Senate)

    04/15/2006 7:03:14 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 1,015+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | April 14, 2006 | Robert Novak
    HARRY THE GREATWASHINGTON -- The talk of Washington during the first week of the congressional Easter recess was how Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has seized control of the Senate despite a 10-seat advantage by the Republicans.Just before the recess began, Reid blocked immigration reform legislation scheduled by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Earlier, the minority leader had torpedoed asbestos litigation reform, also put on the Senate floor by Frist. No minority leader has so dominated the Senate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1953-54.Actually, Frist had turned over floor management on both immigration and asbestos litigation to the Judiciary Committee...
  • Harry Reid Seizes Control of the Senate

    04/15/2006 10:59:51 AM PDT · by Coastal · 78 replies · 2,263+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 4-15-06 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- The talk of Washington during the first week of the congressional Easter recess was how Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has seized control of the Senate despite a 10-seat advantage by the Republicans. Just before the recess began, Reid blocked immigration reform legislation scheduled by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
  • Democrats to Blame for Felony Provision

    04/12/2006 12:22:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,814+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 12, 2006 | Sen. Bill Frist
    The following statement was issued to clarify the felony provision in H.R. 4437. America is a nation with borders and borders matter. We are a nation of citizens and citizenship matters. We are also a nation of laws and laws matter. We have an important immigrant heritage and honoring that heritage matters. In December, the House of Representatives passed a strong border security bill aimed at securing our borders and preventing illegal immigration. However, on December 16, 2005, there were 191 House Democrats who voted to oppose House Republican efforts to reduce the crime of unlawful presence in the United...
  • VOLPAC Do you support amnesty for illegal aliens? POLL

    04/12/2006 11:51:53 AM PDT · by sheana · 42 replies · 1,292+ views
    Bill Frist Blog/Poll ^ | Bill Frist Blog : VOLPAC
    I did a search and didn't see this, if already posted, please pull. If not vote away!
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/1 and 4/2/06 (not the live thread)

    03/31/2006 4:17:45 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 29 replies · 916+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/31/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Republicans are doomed if they do and doomed if they don't on immigration Topics: The Republican brawl over immigration: An interview with pollster Matthew Dowd on the politics of reform (Opinion Journal web site)Journal editors handicap the showdown between President Bush and GOP restrictionists. (Opinion Journal web site)Immigration reform and the Hispanic vote: Are hard-line Republicans jeopardizing the GOP's future as a majority party for short-term gains this November? (FNC web site) Guests Matthew Dowd I used to work for George Bush, now I work the Ahnuld on his...
  • Securing America’s Borders

    03/19/2006 10:35:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 863+ views
    NRO ^ | March 17, 2006 | Senator Bill Frist
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend Version March 17, 2006, 1:16 a.m. Securing America’s Borders It’s a national-security issue. By Senator Bill Frist America needs secure borders. Right now, we don't have them. Every day thousands of people violate our frontiers. We don't know their identities and, quite often, we can't stop them. As a nation of immigrants who honor the rule of law, we must secure our borders before we can reform our immigration policies. That's why I introduced the Securing America's Borders Act Thursday night. The bill will take our first step towards a safer and more...
  • Frustrated Frist pushes border security (No guest worker program. Does Bill Frist get it?)

    03/15/2006 1:44:52 PM PST · by dennisw · 85 replies · 1,377+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 15, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, frustrated by the sluggish debate over immigration reform at the committee level, plans to introduce a bill that deals solely with border security as early as today. Mr. Frist's bill, according to aides on both sides of the aisle, does not include a guest worker provision or a process for handling the 12 million illegal aliens already in the U.S., divisive topics that have stalled immigration legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would beef up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, provide funding for thousands more border patrol agents and build small sections of...
  • Frist: Feingold Censure Talk 'Dead Wrong'

    03/12/2006 11:42:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 1,299+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/12/06 | NewsMax
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist tore into his Senate colleague, Russ Feingold, on Sunday, saying the Wisconsin Democrat's plan to introduce a resolution of censure against President Bush in a time of war would give aid and comfort to America's enemies. "Russ is just wrong. He is flat wrong. He is dead wrong," Frist fumed on ABC's "This Week," minutes after Feingold announced his censure plan on the same show. The top Republican complained: "As I was listening to it, I was hoping deep inside that the leadership in Iran and other people who really have the U.S. not in...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/11 - 3/12 (not the live thread)

    03/10/2006 6:10:00 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 129 replies · 1,636+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/10/06 | Network and Cable News
    Saturday ShowsCNBC'S TIM RUSSERT SHOW Meme: George Bush never really wanted to capture Osama and was really intent on going to war with Iraq all the time Topics: Former CIA agent Gary Berntsen, author of “Jawbreaker”  tells the riveting tale of how Osama bin Laden escaped at Tora Bora. Guests Former CIA agent Gary Berntsen, author of “Jawbreaker” The program airs on CNBC Saturday nights at 7 & 10 p.m. ET Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Is George W. Bush in control?Why is he doing inexplicable things? Topics: "Could scores of sealed documents reveal Saddam...
  • U.S. should recoil from UN rogues (Bill Frist Op-Ed)

    03/10/2006 8:53:38 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 389+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2006 | Senator William Frist
    If the United Nations doesn't agree to major reforms of its Human Rights Commission, the U.S. should stick to its principles and withdraw from the body. Since it began operations in 1946, this international human rights monitor can point to few successes. It failed to speak out against communism, failed to act against Rwanda's genocide and failed to condemn nations that sponsor terrorism. Instead, it has singled out Israel--the Middle East's only democracy--for continued criticism while overlooking serious human rights abuses throughout the Arab world. Today, emissaries from Cuba's communist dictatorship, Sudan's genocidal military rulers and Zimbabwe's kleptocratic regime sit...
  • Frist Changes Position, Says He Now Supports Port Security Plan

    02/26/2006 5:18:03 AM PST · by JackQuickFrost · 234 replies · 2,862+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 02/26/2006 | Ryan Alessi
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Saturday night that after recent briefings, he is now comfortable with an Arab-owned company running port security for six American cities and backed off a pledge to pass legislation to stop the deal. But Frist, a Tennessee Republican who was in Lexington for a state GOP dinner, told reporters that the next few days will be crucial for other members of Congress to press intelligence officials about the details of such an arrangement. "My comfort level is good, but I have 99 other United States senators who need the opportunity...
  • Senate Majority leader against (general) amnesty program for illegals (Is that you, Bill? FRist)

    02/21/2006 6:49:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 527+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 2/21/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LONG BEACH - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday he opposes a general amnesty program for illegal aliens, but declined to discuss whether he would support a guest worker program that would allow millions of immigrants to temporarily work in the United States. "I oppose amnesty. Immigrants are important to our history, our economy, and are greatly valued by our country, but at the same time, our focus will be on the rule of law," the Tennessee Republican said during a visit to the immigration detention center at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Frist also said...
  • Democrats seek to repeal US vaccine liability law

    02/16/2006 10:51:50 AM PST · by VoodooEconomics · 17 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 16, 8:12 AM ET | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would repeal a law that gives vaccine, drug and medical device makers broad protection against lawsuits in a public health or bioterror emergency. Democrats generally agree there should be some legal protections for certain vaccines but say the Republican version defined health emergency too broadly and did not compensate people who were injured. The liability provision, strongly favored by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, was added to a defense bill enacted in December. Democrats would have an uphill struggle trying to repeal it.
  • Bill Frist's Cheney Defense Leaves Bob Schieffer Fuming

    02/19/2006 10:53:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies · 3,521+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/19/06 | NewsMax
    Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist told CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer on Sunday that Democrats were playing "partisan politics" with Dick Cheney's hunting accident last weekend - a charge that left Mr. Schieffer fuming. "What America does not want to see is what happened right afterwards, and that is that the Democratic leadership tried to inject partisan politics into what is a very, very tragic accident," First told Schieffer, who bristled at the remarks. "But Senator," the veteran newsman protested, "ah - I mean - didn't - didn't - shouldn't [the hunting accident] have been made public but...
  • Sunday Morning Show *Preview* for 2/19/06 (not the live thread)

    02/17/2006 3:01:50 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 93 replies · 1,735+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 2/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace) Memes: As usual it looks like Fox is reversing the main meme of the other shows: the usual suspects (Dems/MSM) are trying to blame the grown ups for a natural disasterThe MSM are out of their tiny minds, particularly CNN for lashing out at Brit Hume and Fox for the Cheney interviewThey are giving Evan Bayh a platform for trying to run right of George Bush on IRANThey are giving Lindsey Graham a platform to auditioning as John McCain's VP candidate, therefore he will take the Democrat talking points on NSA and repeat them, ad...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2.1.06

    02/01/2006 3:48:00 PM PST · by GretchenM · 225 replies · 3,195+ views, ^ | Wednesday February 1, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president went to Nashville, Tennessee, today, to give a speech on his 2006 agenda. He signed a proclamation in honor of American Heart Month. There are pick up photos from last night of Associate Justice Alito's ceremonial swearing in, and from the president's State of the Union speech. Welcome to Sanity Island!!!!!
  • Replacing Bill Frist

    01/27/2006 2:57:27 PM PST · by cgk · 48 replies · 1,058+ views ^ | Dustin Hawkins
    Replacing Bill Frist By Dustin HawkinsJan 27, 2006 With Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist not seeking re-election in 2006 due to a term-limit promise and a possible White House run, the Democratic Party is placing all hopes of snagging Tennessee’s open seat on the shoulders of U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. But Republicans, who have held both U.S. Senate seats since 1994, have other plans for this red-leaning state that has voted for George W. Bush twice. Ford hopes to be the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the state since Al Gore, a drought that has lasted 16...
  • Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence

    12/17/2005 2:21:08 PM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 70 replies · 1,453+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    INVASION USA Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence House passes new border controls, with eye on deportations next year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 17, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Rep. Tom Tancredo WASHINGTON – It was a victory the once-obscure Colorado congressman savored yesterday. When the House of Representatives passed a tough new border control bill last night, Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo was all smiles. He led an often-lonely and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight not only against Democratic opponents but against his own party and his own president. "Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill which...
  • Tarrance/Cook Report: McCain/Guiliani Lead GOP '08 Pack; Hillary Leads Dems; Bush Approve @ 42%

    12/13/2005 3:25:10 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 669+ views
    1. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President? (IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE, ASK:) Is that strongly (APPROVE/DISAPPROVE), or only somewhat? (IF NOT SURE/REFUSED/MIXED, ASK:) Well, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove when it comes to his performance as President? ADULTS Total Approve........................................... 42 Total Disapprove ...................................... 55 <SNIP> 3. Now, thinking about the election for U.S Congress in November 2006, regardless of how you might plan to vote in your own district, which party would you like to see in control of Congress after the congressional elections a year from...