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  • 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...
  • George W. Bush, Dick Cheney visit the Capitol for Bill Frist portrait unveiling

    03/02/2011 6:52:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 47 replies · 1+ views
    WashPost ^ | 3-2-11 | Felicia Sonmez
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) was in the Capitol on Wednesday for the unveiling of his official portrait. Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were also on hand for the event. Below is our pool report on the gathering, ..... *snip* Scores of current and former senators, aides and administration officials - including former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney -- filled the Old Senate Chamber shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for the unveiling of the portrait of former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who served as majority leader from 2003 until...
  • 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...
  • Bill Frist, invested in Obamacare, tells Republicans to let it be

    01/19/2011 8:49:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/19/11 | Timothy P. Carney
    If you're a Republican, and you don't want the media to pry into your financial conflicts of interest, there used to be a simple method: support Democratic big-government policies. The latest Republican to try this rule is Bill Frist. Sam Stein at the Huffington Post reports: As congressional Republicans ready themselves for a largely symbolic effort to repeal President Obama's health care reform law, at least one former GOP leader is urging them to drop the charade and build on the legislation instead. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,
  • 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...
  • Former Senate GOP leader Frist questions health care lawsuits

    04/16/2010 11:42:54 PM PDT · by legalwatch · 73 replies · 2,277+ views
    Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law are not likely to succeed, a former U.S. Senate Republican leader said.
  • 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.
  • Obama points to growing momentum for health-care reform (RINO's)

    10/10/2009 9:46:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 61 replies · 2,739+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 10, 2009 | Kate Gibson
    President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to "rise above the politics of the moment" and adopt healthcare legislation, saying the effort has gathered momentum in recent days, with Republicans, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, endorsing reform. The Congressional Budge Office found the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care would make coverage affordable for millions now without it, "without adding a dime to our deficits," said Obama in his weekly radio address. Read more about bill's price tag. When Schwarzenegger and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier in the came out in...
  • Bill Frist on Health Bill: I'd Vote For It (What the heck?)

    10/03/2009 3:53:35 AM PDT · by BillyKess · 26 replies · 1,026+ views
    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."
  • 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,...
  • Bill Frist - It is good to have senators in charge

    11/10/2008 7:31:34 AM PST · by rudman · 19 replies · 183+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/10/08 | William Frist
    Editor's Note: William Frist, the former Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate, is a physician. He was elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate in 1994 and served two terms before deciding not to run for re-election in 2006. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- Now is the time for a new beginning. And how it is approached may well turn on the often overlooked fact that both the president-elect and the vice president-elect are products of the U. S. Senate. ---- I encourage Democrats not to repeat the missteps made by Republicans by excluding thoughtful debate. And I encourage the...
  • Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008

    11/29/2006 8:38:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1,688+ views
    Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008 CBS News Interactive: The 109th Congress CBS News: 2008 Republican Hopefuls (AP) WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will not run for president in 2008, Republican officials said Wednesday, as the field of White House contenders continued to shrink more than a year before the first convention delegates are chosen. Frist's formal announcement was expected later in the day. His decision caps a 12-year stint in electoral politics in which he rose from an underdog in his 1994 Senate campaign to the position of majority leader a mere eight years later. The decision...
  • Frist says he'll consider running for governor

    11/09/2007 1:29:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 268+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/9/7 | Brad Williams
    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he will consider running for governor during a visit today to Knoxville, where he's giving two lectures sponsored by the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. During his first talk, "Health Care: Back to the Future, 2015," at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Frist - a cardio-thoracic transplant surgeon - recounted seeking Baker's advice on his political campaign and being advised not to run for governor. Frist said he may have to revisit the former senator on that point. "I may need to talk to him (again) about...
  • Frist to teach at Princeton

    06/19/2007 10:15:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 356+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, who took himself out of the 2008 race for president, will teach a graduate class this fall at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at his alma mater, Princeton University, the university announced Tuesday. Frist, 55, will teach a course on health policy in the fall and teach a similar subject to an undergraduate course in the spring. "It's an honor to return to the Woodrow Wilson School as a member of its distinguished faculty," Frist said in a statement released by Princeton. "My journey with the...
  • More World Bank Candidates (Bill Frist?)

    05/24/2007 9:17:19 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 297+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | Mike Nizza
    The unofficial, unconfirmed list of Paul D. Wolfowitz successors got a little more interesting, with The Wall Street Journal putting a shiny star next to the name of Bill Frist, the former Senate majority leader. Mr. Frist, who was mentioned as a candidate in The New York Times last week, is receiving “especially close scrutiny” from the White House, The Journal reported today. Scrutinizing the scrutinizers are World Bank shareholders seeking a more transparent selection process, including representatives from Brazil, South Korea, China and Pakistan, Reuters reported. Mr. Wolfowitz’s nomination was a surprise to several shareholders, and his swift hiring...
  • Wolfowitz Successor List Emerges

    05/24/2007 11:24:54 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 5 replies · 558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/24/07 | Greg Hitt
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is starting to draw up a list of potential nominees to lead the World Bank, and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a heart surgeon who has traveled widely in Africa, is getting especially close scrutiny for the job. Also receiving long looks are Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt and Robert Zoellick, the former U.S. trade representative now working at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to individuals familiar with White House deliberations.
  • 'Warrior-scholar'to be top commander in Iraq (bet you did not know Frist,Patraeus connection)

    05/03/2007 10:30:12 AM PDT · by PAUL REVERE TODAY · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Petraeus was accidentally shot and nearly killed in a 1991 training exercise. The bullet just missed his heart. Physician and future Republican Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee operated for five hours to save him.
  • Tale Of Two Leaders

    05/02/2007 4:11:25 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 537+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 2 May 2007 | Staff
    Double Standard: It took 18 months of wasted taxpayers' dollars to clear former Senate GOP leader Bill Frist of insider-trading charges. Now let's probe Sen. Harry Reid, who made a million selling someone else's land. From the beginning, it was clear that Frist's sale of stock two years ago in his family's company, Hospital Corp. of America, was on the up and up. It was public knowledge for months that HCA management was engaged in an increasingly intense sell-off as the firm's stock price rose steadily. The M.D.'s meticulously kept e-mails provided the Securities and Exchange Commission with ironclad documentation...
  • Frist Not Charged as Investigators Close Probe of His Hospital Stock Sales

    04/26/2007 7:51:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 608+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/27/07 | Carrie Johnson
    Ending an investigation that clouded the tenure of former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, federal prosecutors have decided not to file insider-trading charges against the Tennessee Republican for his sales of stock in a family-owned chain of hospitals. The U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and Securities and Exchange Commission staff sent Frist letters last week signaling that they had closed their joint, 18-month investigation. The letters essentially cleared him of wrongdoing. Frist said in a statement that he "acted properly" and that his only reason for selling stock in his trust accounts was to "eliminate the...
  • 'Law and Order' president? (Bill Frist e-mail about Fred Thompson)

    03/17/2007 11:43:35 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/17/06 | Michael Tackett
    Bill Frist, former senate majority leader, former presidential aspirant, and current promoter of the idea of Fred Thompson as president of the United States, sends out an email this morning. Thompson, current actor on 'Law and Order' and former Tennessee senator himself, is mulling a run for the White House, or so Frist would have us believe. Here's what Frist is telling supporters: Three things I need to share this morning: I talked to Fred Thompson last night, really just to share with him the tremendous support that he has received from all of you who have blogged on the...
  • Frist looking at governor run in 2010 (Tennessee)

    01/16/2007 8:33:47 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 19 replies · 584+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/07 | Sam Youngman
    Former Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) is seriously considering a gubernatorial run in Tennessee in 2010, possibly setting up a White House bid further down the road. Sources in Washington and Tennessee say Frist, who will turn 55 next month, is leaning heavily toward a run for the governor’s office, where he could gain executive experience that might position him to try for the presidency in either 2012 or 2016. “It’s a done deal,” said a source with knowledge of Frist’s plans. Frist was considering a 2008 presidential run until late last year, when he announced he would not...
  • Video: Senator Frist: Liberal Heart Surgeon? Not!

    11/29/2006 9:09:56 AM PST · by RightSideRedux · 1 replies · 315+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 11/29/06 | Justin @ RSR
    This just in across the wires: NEWS ALERT from The Wall Street Journal Nov. 29, 2006 Leaving behind a Republican void in the South, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he has put aside plans to run for the White House in 2008. In an interview, the Tennessee Republican said he wanted a "sabbatical from public life," suggesting the 54-year-old heart surgeon-turned-politician could very well return to politics in the future. For more information, see: http://www.rightsideredux.com/2006/11/frist-admits-defeat.html Is John McCain next? Don't hold your breath. Anyway, thanks for your service Senator. Regardless of your surgeon skills to carve out bleeding hearts....
  • Frist: special video tribute

    11/29/2006 8:47:38 AM PST · by RightSideRedux · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 11/29/06 | Justin @ RSR
    This just in across the wires: NEWS ALERT from The Wall Street Journal Nov. 29, 2006 Leaving behind a Republican void in the South, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he has put aside plans to run for the White House in 2008. In an interview, the Tennessee Republican said he wanted a "sabbatical from public life," suggesting the 54-year-old heart surgeon-turned-politician could very well return to politics in the future. For more information, see: http://www.rightsideredux.com/2006/11/frist-admits-defeat.html Is John McCain next? Don't hold your breath. Anyway, thanks for your service Senator. Regardless of your surgeon skills to carve out bleeding hearts....
  • Breaking: FRIST WON'T RUN

    11/29/2006 7:36:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 131 replies · 2,590+ views
    November 29, 2006 Breaking: Frist Won't Run Sources close to outgoing Maj. Leader Bill Frist tell the Hotline that Frist has decided not to run for President. He will make a formal announcement this afternoon, the sources said. Frist made the decision in recent days after consulting family, friends and advisers.
  • Bye-Bye to Secret Spy Program?

    11/20/2006 9:04:33 PM PST · by Starman417 · 46 replies · 1,329+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 11/19/06 | Liz Halloran
    Republicans who limped back to Washington for a lame duck congressional session last week found a host of marching orders from President Bush, but perhaps none more urgent than this: Before Democrats take control of Congress in January, they must pass legislation authorizing the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program. His plea for a legislative stamp of approval on the controversial spy effort is an "important priority in the war on terror," Bush said. The response: deafening silence. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist quickly dispatched aides to put out the word on Bush's request: Not gonna happen. Outgoing Senate Judiciary...
  • Republicans Need a Great Communicator

    11/16/2006 12:45:52 PM PST · by Milltownmalbay · 117 replies · 1,741+ views
    SeaMax news ^ | 11/16/2006 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    For a change it’s the Republicans who have some soul-searching to do after the elections. There is no doubt that the Republicans failed to control spending, failed to control illegal immigration, and failed to reform social security. Nevertheless, the biggest failure of the Republican Party has been communication with the American people. Ronald Reagan was the Great Communicator. George Bush can’t connect subject and predicate . Bill Frist looks like a doctor telling his patient that she has cancer and Denny Hastert just looks like he wants directions to the local pub. In spite of the proverbial six year itch,...
  • The Backlash Begins

    11/08/2006 7:25:35 AM PST · by lasereye · 96 replies · 3,722+ views
    spectator.org ^ | The Washington Prowler
    Already you're seeing people criticizing outgoing Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist for the failures in the Senate. Frist certainly deserves to take hits over his inability to control the likes of Sen. John McCain during legislative battles, but without Frist the election might have looked even worse. Tennessee right now is the only strategic hold the Republicans got on Tuesday night, and it was largely because the Frist operation saw Corker's problems earlier this year, took charge of the campaign and got him back on track. And while some Republicans - Allen, perhaps being the greatest offender - chose not...
  • Sen. Bill Frist: Kerry Damaging Democrats

    11/01/2006 12:28:12 PM PST · by truthandlife · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-1-06 | Newsmax Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., weighed in on the Sen. John Kerry firestorm with a comment on his VolPac.org blog. Frist, infuriated by Kerry's comments, suggested the junior senator from Massachusetts may have dealt a blow to his own party by reminding Americans of the destructive beliefs of liberal leaders in that party. Writes Frist: "Yesterday afternoon, Senator Kerry got up in front of the cameras and angrily made "crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know, I apologize to no one for my criticism of the President." Of course, no one ever asked him to apologize to President...
  • Howie Carr Live Thread Mon 10/23/06

    10/23/2006 11:04:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 465+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 10/23/06 | raccoonradio
    UPCOMING GUESTS October 23 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will be with us as he does a swing through the New England states. Sen. Frist is in town with his wife Karyn Frist who has authored a new book entitled Love You, Daddy Boy: Daughters Honor the Fathers They Love. Max Robins no doubt due during 5 pm hour. Absolutely, Howie.
  • FIRST-PERSON: Putting a stop to Internet gambling

    10/06/2006 10:08:53 PM PDT · by balch3 · 61 replies · 1,211+ views
    sbcbaptistpress.org ^ | October 6, 2006 | Bill Frist
    WASHINGTON (BP)--Before it wrapped up business in late September, Congress passed an important new law to make it easier to crack down on illegal Internet gambling. I believe that America needs this law because Internet gambling presents a serious and growing problem that existing laws don’t address. The new law passed because members of the pro-family movement -- including a great many Southern Baptists -- brought the issue to the attention of both Democrats and Republicans. Internet gambling has grown out of control. Although four major federal laws and hundreds of state policies already make it illegal to gamble on...
  • Some question Frist tribute timing

    10/06/2006 11:51:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 405+ views
    AP ^ | 10/6/6
    CHATTANOOGA — Some are questioning the timing of a U.S. Senate amendment that would name a new federal courthouse in Nashville in honor of retiring Majority Leader Bill Frist. "I have a general problem with naming a federal courthouse after a person who is at least considering running for president," Dick Williams, chairman of Common Cause of Tennessee, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press' Washington bureau. "I think it is best to wait until people have really retired." The amendment, which has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee, must be approved by the full Senate. It calls for the building to...
  • Kerry criticizes Frist's Taliban comments

    10/04/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 536+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/04/2006 | Holly Ramer
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for trying to clarify his comment on bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the Afghanistan government. "They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday of the Tennessee Republican. On Monday, Frist said the war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and that he favored bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. The remarks drew immediate criticism from Democrats. They argued Frist was waving the white flag of surrender to the Taliban, who...
  • Why is ABC News Radio still reporting the falsely reported Frist comments?!

    10/03/2006 8:11:54 PM PDT · by carolinacrazy · 10 replies · 415+ views
    10/3/2006 | Blake Elliott
    The AP intentionally misquotes the Senate Majority Leader, and the race is on. How many times can the media report before they have to run a small print correction? I freaking hate the media. They are in bed with the liberals, and lying is their game. How do you combat this crap?
  • Frist: Remarks about Taliban distorted and taken out of context

    10/02/2006 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 151 replies · 5,680+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 2, 2006 | Bill Frist
    <p>Bill Frist: "I’m currently overseas visiting our troops in Afghanistan, but I wanted to take a moment to address an Associated Press story titled, “Frist: Taliban Should Be in Afghan Gov’t.” The story badly distorts my remarks and takes them out of context.</p>
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 9/23 - 9/24/06 (not the live thread)

    09/23/2006 9:56:13 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 57 replies · 2,399+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 9/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis of the Weekend Talk Shows for 9/23 & 9/24/06The campaign to trash President Bush and beatify President Clinton gets into high gear this week.  Perhaps now we know why the Clintonistas were so frantic to kill or discredit The Path To 9/11, because it had the possibility of preempting their re-re-re-re-launch of the "Clinton Legacy" (Take 843).  This is a contest between the Bush and Clinton world views.  Bush views the world in terms of western civilization representing humanity's progress up from barbarism.  Clinton views the world in terms of America's sins and how we must be...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 9-19-2006

    09/19/2006 6:25:58 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 475+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-19-2006 | grey_whiskers
    Warning: strong language, applied humorously. See for example this thread first. Does Frist heed Tancredo or Pence? They are strong on the border, and hence He is showing some balls To vote on the wall At least he's not riding the fence!
  • North Dakota a gambling haven?

    09/18/2006 11:13:06 PM PDT · by kms61 · 25 replies · 591+ views
    internetnews.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | Roy Mark
    Outside the Beltway, way out there in flyover land on the prairies of North Dakota, not all Republicans are lining up to support U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's call to ban Internet gambling. In fact, North Dakota State Rep. Jim Kasper says, "My fellow Republicans just don't get it" when it comes to Internet gambling. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which updates the 1961 Wire Act banning sports wagering over the telephone to include all forms of online gambling. Frist (R-Tenn.) wants the Senate to approve the same...
  • Bill Frist Nails It On Path To 9/11

    09/09/2006 12:32:53 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 20 replies · 887+ views
    Say Anything (blog) ^ | September 9, 2006 | Rob
    From Bill Frist's blog: With all the information available about all the hateful efforts of the terrorists to strike America since the late 1980s -- easily available by one click on the Internet -- let's simmer down on the censorship calls and honor the memory of 9/11 by letting people see ABC's The Path to 9/11 and draw their own conclusions about the Islamofascist war against America. Exactly. Unfortunately, from what I know of liberals, they usually aren't too keen about Americans making up their own minds about things. Anyway, as Allah notes: ...the New York Times has seen it...
  • A Triumph for Transparency in Government (Pork Transparency Bill Passes in Senate)

    09/07/2006 6:52:39 PM PDT · by burzum · 11 replies · 456+ views
    VOLPAC ^ | September 7, 2006 | Sen. Bill Frist, M.D.
    Tonight I’m proud to report that the Senate unanimously passed S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. The passage of this legislation is a triumph for transparency in government, for fiscal discipline, and for the bipartisan citizen journalism of the blogosphere. Without the efforts of ordinary Americans empowered by the Internet, including many hardworking members of the iFrist Volunteers, this legislation might easily have been successfully obstructed. Instead, the unprecedented synergy between online grassroots activists and Senate leadership provides a new model for participatory democracy in action. I look forward to reconciling S. 2590 with its...
  • Bill Frist for President?

    08/30/2006 8:08:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 86 replies · 1,113+ views
    POWER LINE ^ | Auagust 30, 2006 | John Hinderaker
    I spent part of the day today with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He is, of course, a very impressive guy: a physician, a heart and lung transplant surgeon, an upstart politician, a hands-on doctor in places like Sudan and New Orleans, and one of the most powerful people in our government. Despite those obvious accomplishments and Frist's skills as a legislator, I've always felt that he lacks the executive persona necessary to be a strong Presidential candidate. Maybe. But I was impressed by the close-up contact I had today. Frist is deadly serious about the war on terror, the...
  • Frist medical license renewal questioned

    08/29/2006 5:43:51 PM PDT · by retMD · 19 replies · 589+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Aug 29, 2006 | Nancy Zuckerbrod
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist acknowledged Tuesday that he may not have met all the requirements needed to keep his medical license active — even though he gave paperwork to Tennessee officials indicating that he had. ADVERTISEMENT The state of Tennessee requires its licensed physicians to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education every two years. Frist, a heart-lung surgeon who is considering a 2008 presidential run, submitted a license renewal with the Tennessee Health Department stating he has fulfilled that requirement. Responding Tuesday to repeated requests from The Associated Press, a Frist spokesman said the Republican senator may not...
  • Campaigning for Burns, Frist outlines agenda

    08/29/2006 10:03:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 8/29/06 | Jim Gransbery and Diane Cochran
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., seemed to enjoy usurping courtesies by stepping forward to introduce Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., at a press conference Monday. "I'm the leader," Frist said to Burns as Burns was about to introduce the GOP's point man in the Senate. Frist's leadership skills will be tested during September as he has an ambitious agenda for legislation before Congress goes home at the beginning of October to campaign for the midterm elections Nov. 7. Frist said he hopes to get through conference committees and on to President Bush bills dealing with port security, the congressional response...
  • The First Post-Macaca GOP '08 Straw Poll (Allen Craters to 11.5%)

    08/28/2006 11:23:42 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 143 replies · 2,997+ views
    Red State.com ^ | 8.27.06 | machiavel
    The results of the latest GOP Bloggers straw poll are in. The poll was posted on the Red State homepage over the weekend, and first-choice results are as follows (full results with RS results in parentheses). Giuliani 24.6% (22.0%) Gingrich 21.1% (19.5%) Romney 12.8% (15.8%) Allen 11.5% (11.3%) Tancredo 6.7% (4.5%) McCain 6.4% (6.7%) Hagel 2.8% (3.3%) Brownback 2.5% (3.2%) Huckabee 1.5% (1.8%) Frist 1.1% (0.9%) Pataki 0.3% (0.3%)Read on... The Macaca incident has clearly devastated Allen’s numbers in the blogosphere, his stronghold. He used to have sky-high favorability, largely because he hadn’t done anything to offend anyone. He also...
  • GOP Currently Has Three Favourites for 2008 (Angus Reid Poll)

    08/21/2006 5:36:31 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 150 replies · 1,905+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | 8/21/06
    - Adults in the United States place three Republican politicians as their top choices for the next presidential nomination, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and Press. 26 per cent of respondents would vote like Arizona senator John McCain to be the next presidential candidate.Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is a close second with 24 per cent, followed by current state secretary Condoleezza Rice with 18 per cent. Support is lower for former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, Virginia senator George Allen, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Tennessee senator Bill Frist, and...
  • Bryant, Hilleary Concede To Bob Corker In U.S. Senate Race {Corker faces Ford Jr. in Nov.}

    08/03/2006 9:17:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,202+ views
    Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker is headed for a U.S. Senate showdown with Democrat Harold Ford Jr. in November after sweeping to the Republican nomination on Thursday night. Corker celebrated the win for the seat now held by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at the Sheraton Read House in Chattanooga. He had fought a bloody primary against former Congressmen Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary, who made concession speeches. In Hamilton County, Corker piled up 20,555 votes to 5,863 for Bryant and 3,919 for Hilleary. The Nashville Tennessean, with 1,762 of 2,432 precincts statewide reporting, had Corker at 175,092, Bryant at...
  • Frist regards gas costs, healthcare in Iowa (will renew focus on both)

    07/30/2006 7:05:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 295+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/06 | AP
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is leaving Iowa with a renewed focus on addressing high gas prices and affordable healthcare. The Tennessee Republican is considering a run for president in 2008. He said those were the issues that came up most frequently during his two-day swing through the state that is expected to launch the 2008 presidential nomination process. Frist's weekend trip to Iowa was his second in 2006. The visit included a run in a road race in Davenport yesterday and fundraisers for local candidates. Today he joined his Senate colleague, Iowa Republican...
  • NSA Leak Investigation Hits Capitol Hill

    07/28/2006 11:50:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies · 2,528+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 7-24-06 | AJ Strata
    Finally some reports are coming out regarding the NSA leak investigation and their prime target for the leaks: Capitol Hill. Jay Rockefeller, who was interviewed for the NY Times story which exposed our efforts to identify terrorists here in the US ready to attack us, is probably on the interview list. From the sounds of the reporting it does not appear to be a pleasant exercise for these all powerful men and women in Congress: There are also indications from at least one Senator, Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), that the FBI is asking Members about comments of theirs that appeared in...
  • HCA in talks over $21 billion buyout offer: WSJ

    07/23/2006 10:16:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 380+ views
    Excerpt - SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Hospital operator HCA Inc. is in advanced talks to sell itself to an investor group in a transaction that would rank among the largest buyouts ever, according to a media report Sunday. The proposed deal, valued at $21 billion, not including the value of HCA's debt, could be announced as early as Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition citing unnamed people familiar with the talks. See Wall Street Journal story (subscription required). Factoring in HCA's debt load of $10.6 billion, the deal would narrowly top the record-setting leveraged buyout of...
  • Stopping Gun Confiscation (Senator Bill Frist, M.D.)

    07/17/2006 12:18:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 873+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | 7/14/2006 | Senator Bill Frist, M.D.
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Stopping Gun ConfiscationThe Second Amendment unquestionably protects the right of individual Americans to own firearms. Thankfully, most gun-owners are never forced to defend themselves, their families, their homes. But during an emergency or disaster, when police protection breaks down like it did in the chaos in New Orleans that followed Hurricane Katrina, lawfully owned firearms may be the only effective means of protection. In the days following Katrina, when police and other first responders where overwhelmed and overstretched ... when the failure of telephone and other communication systems prevented so many from...