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  • NEW VIDEO: DEATH TO PEACE ACTIVISTS IF DEMANDS NOT MET - Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Iraq Activists

    12/02/2005 12:44:21 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 417 replies · 12,973+ views
    AP via Drudge Report ^ | 02 DEC 05 | dcbryan1
    <p>Al-Jazeera has broadcast a video in which kidnappers threaten to kill four Christian peace activists unless their demands are met by Dec. 8... Developing...</p>
  • Time to act on issue of judges, Frist says

    05/11/2005 1:33:22 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 561+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | By Charles Hurt
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate will take up President Bush's filibustered judicial nominations next week, and Republican staffers say the ensuing debate will ultimately end with a showdown -- perhaps even the use of the so-called "nuclear option" -- if one side doesn't back down. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, has threatened to end the impasse over seven judges with the rare parliamentary procedure that would prohibit filibusters against judicial nominees. And earlier this year, he told The Washington Times he had the 51 votes to do so. But yesterday marked the first time he has offered any...
  • Senate Democrats back down, maybe.

    05/10/2005 7:16:35 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 5 replies · 179+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 5-10-05 | www.hotchicken.com
    Maybe the fight over Bush's judicial nominees in the Senate is over, and then again maybe Harry Reid is just trying to buy some time. In a statement, the top liberal said, "Let's take a step away from the precipice. Let's try cooperation, rather than confrontation, which seems to be the hallmark of what we've been doing here lately." A step away from the precipice? Maybe somebody should remind Harry that he, and his party put themselves on the precipice.
  • The Senate should go nuclear

    05/09/2005 7:13:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 906+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/09/05 | Star Parker
    The Senate should go nuclear Star Parker May 9, 2005 The use of the Senate filibuster to block floor votes on judicial nominees, as Democrats have been doing, is a distortion of good government in the United States. I fully endorse Senate Republican leader Bill Frist's pushing the "nuclear" button to change Senate rules so this can no longer be done. Even if you buy the argument that the filibuster is an important procedure to protect minority interests in the Senate, this still should not apply to judicial nominations. Why? >p>Because the nominating process is fundamentally different from the legislative...
  • Democrats threaten shutdown

    03/16/2005 9:45:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2005 | Charles Hurt
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Democrats threaten shutdownBy Charles HurtTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished March 16, 2005 Democrats yesterday said they will halt all Senate business except essential operations and national defense if Republicans use the "nuclear option" to unclog President Bush's judicial nominees.     Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the threat in a letter yesterday to Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has said he has the 51 votes needed for a parliamentary procedure that would force the nominees through the Senate on a simple majority vote.     "Of course, Democrats would never block legislation vital to our troops or other national...