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  • 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. ...
  • Frist: Europe Missile-Defense Site Needed

    07/03/2006 8:40:35 AM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 23 replies · 401+ views
    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..
  • Gingrich For President

    06/27/2006 11:49:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 87 replies · 1,441+ views
    Newsday ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2006 | James P. Pinkerton
    Inside the mind of Newt Gingrich: If I can help shape the agenda for both parties in 2006, I can win the presidency in 2008. I'm looking now at the recent record, starting with two hot issues: health care and immigration. On health care, the June 12 Washington Post ran a front-page story, "States' Changes Reshape Medicaid/New Restrictions Aim to Save Money"; the piece gave me, and my group, The Center for Health Transformation, credit for instigating the shift toward prevention and personal responsibility among Medicaid recipients. Outcomes are improved, and money is saved — it's a win-win for governors...
  • 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...
  • Senate Set for Busy Summer on Judicial Nominees

    06/20/2006 5:25:49 PM PDT · by boryeulb · 9 replies · 550+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 20, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is quietly maneuvering to act on two of President Bush's appellate court nominees this summer, while a third nominee awaiting action on the Senate floor is slowly moving closer to a vote, Republican aides told HUMAN EVENTS today. A GOP aide said the Judiciary Committee is moving toward a vote on William Haynes' confirmation to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July. But before the committee brings Haynes up for a vote, Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) is likely hold a second hearing, at which time Haynes would be given the opportunity to defend himself...
  • Frist: Surrender in Iraq Not a Solution

    06/20/2006 8:02:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 390+ views
    AP ^ | 6/20/6 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist declared Tuesday that "surrendering is not a solution" in Iraq as Democrats embraced a proposal to start U.S. troop withdrawals this year and the GOP-controlled Senate opened debate on it. "We cannot retreat. We cannot surrender. We cannot go wobbly. The price is far too high," Frist, R-Tenn, said on the Senate floor, suggesting that Democrats want to do just that. Answering, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said: "We have to serve notice on the Iraqis that their future has to be in their own hands." Fierce election-year debate...
  • Lawmakers' finances come under scrutiny (A veritable smorgasbord of 'targets')

    06/14/2006 9:39:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 745+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/06 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, under federal investigation for possible insider trading, will have a nice nest egg to fall back on when he retires from Congress in January, recording income last year of more than $5 million from his largest blind trust. Frist, R-Tenn., is hardly the richest member of the millionaires' club of Congress, but he and numerous other lawmakers whose financial dealings have been questioned were under scrutiny as House and Senate lawmakers disclosed their finances Wednesday. Rep. Alan Mollohan (news, bio, voting record), D-W.Va., steered millions in federal money to nonprofit groups in his...
  • 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...
  • Frist's Cat Problem

    06/12/2006 2:10:50 PM PDT · by Torie · 138 replies · 2,581+ views
    The Polticial Wire ^ | June 12, 2006 | The Poltical Wire
    Frist's Cat Problem Tennessean columnist Gail Kerr notes that Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) "fessed up in his 1989 book, Transplant, to adopting cats from shelters when he was in medical school, treating them like pets for a while, and then using them in his research experiments." The subject also came up in the 1994 Senate GOP primary. "It was a short-lived local story that briefly flared in the national press. Yes, what Frist did was odd and rather icky, but he also saved a lot of lives as a heart surgeon. The kitty killer charges were widely dismissed, and Frist...
  • Pluribus Sine Unum Will the Senate impose race-based government on Hawaii?

    06/05/2006 5:35:47 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-5-06 | JOHN FUND
    America's motto is "E pluribus unum," Latin for "Out of many, one." Some U.S. senators seem to be reading it backward. This week the Senate will consider legislation that would create an independent, race-based government for Native Hawaiians. If the bill becomes law, it would create a racial spoils system that would hand special privileges to up to one-fifth of the state's population--including many with only a trace of Hawaiian blood. It could inspire mainland groups such as Hispanic separatists to seek similar spoils, should they ever gain enough political leverage.
  • Republicans at the Crossroads, Part Two:Next Week's Chance For Redemption May Be Their Last

    06/04/2006 8:09:25 AM PDT · by rdmartinjd · 23 replies · 648+ views
    TheVanguard.Org ^ | 2 June 2006 | Rod D. Martin
    The talk of a Republican apocalypse this fall is likely premature, but very well earned. A White House that can't seem to communicate its way out of a paper bag surely can't lead. A Senate which forgets it was elected to cut spending, reduce waste and change Washington should expect to be sent home. This is just reality. But there's more to this story than meets most eyes. There's also a real chance for redemption. Republicans in 2004 won an historic victory, on the wave of an overwhelming coalition of fiscal, defense and social conservatives representing a large majority of...
  • Minuteman Project THROWN OUT OF JOHN McCAIN's OFFICE -- After Action Report Part II

    06/04/2006 8:01:07 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 170 replies · 6,932+ views
    Self | June 4,2006 | The Spirit Of Allegiance (former screen name Blurblogger)
    Friday, May 12, I with about a dozen others in the Minuteman Project Caravan to Washington D.C. visited the offices of Senators offices on both sides of the 'Amnesty' issue. We first stopped by the office of Senator Jeff Sessions and expressed our GREAT APPRECIATION for his heroic fight against the Leftists and the compromised 'Conservatives' in the Senate. His staff was very pleased to host our group. Then, we went to some that were not exactly heroes, at least not lately. As a group or individually, I also visited the offices of Frist, Feinstein, Brownback and a number of...
  • The Akaka State?

    06/02/2006 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1,078+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
    The last time we wrote about the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, in July 2005, we called it secessionist, unconstitutional and un-American. And that was being kind. Our view of the bill -- which, like Freddy Krueger, refuses to die -- hasn't changed. But now that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has promised to bring it to a cloture vote in the coming days, it's worth reminding readers what this ugly drama from the beautiful state is all about. The Reorganization Act -- better known as the Akaka Bill, after its U.S. Senate sponsor, Democrat Daniel Akaka -- would create...
  • FEC fines Frist's 2000 Senate campaign

    06/01/2006 4:21:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 400+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/06 | Nancy Zuckerbrod - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission has determined that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's 2000 Senate campaign violated federal campaign finance laws. The federal agency fined Frist 2000, Inc., $11,000, according to a lawyer representing Frist's campaign and a watchdog group. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had filed a complaint last year against Frist's 2000 campaign committee and received the FEC's findings Thursday. The FEC found that Frist 2000, Inc., failed to disclose a $1.44 million loan taken out jointly by the campaign and Frist's 1994 campaign committee. The Tennessee Republican, who was elected to the Senate in...
  • Senate Leaders Profess Less Outrage on FBI Raid

    05/29/2006 9:17:25 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 1,032+ views
    WP ^ | May 29, 2006 | Lois Romano
    After a week of bipartisan outrage over an FBI raid on a congressman's office, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist weighed in yesterday, saying that he was "okay" with the search and saw no constitutional problems with it. "No House member, no senator, nobody in government should be above the law of the land, period," Frist said of the search of the office of William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who has been accused of bribery. Frist (R-Tenn.) said on "Fox News Sunday" that he had studied the provision in the Constitution regarding the separation of powers, and consulted with Attorney General Alberto...
  • Senator Frist Responds to Conservatives

    05/29/2006 12:37:21 AM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 55 replies · 1,871+ views
    FGS | 05/29/2006 | FGS
  • Senate leader defends path to citizenship

    05/28/2006 11:33:34 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1,674+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 28 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist strongly defended on Sunday the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants offered in the Senate's immigration reform bill, citing national security concerns. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the Tennessee Republican said a failure to hold out the hope of citizenship to people living illegally in the United States would encourage the estimated 12 million illegal aliens to "stay in the shadows." "The reality is you can't just take 12 million people here, millions of whom are fully assimilated into our society ... and send them back" to their countries of origin,...
  • Frist backs search of congressman's office

    05/28/2006 9:01:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 943+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/06 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a break with his counterparts in the House, the Senate's leader said Sunday the FBI was within its right to search the office of a congressman accused of bribery. "No House member, no senator, nobody in government should be above the law of the land, period," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said. Frist, R-Tenn., was responding to the search conducted May 20-21 in the office of Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La. FBI agents carted away computer and other records in their pursuit of evidence that Jefferson accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange...
  • IS GOP losing grip on power?

    05/28/2006 7:39:12 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 80 replies · 1,616+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | May 28, 2006 | Salena Zito
    Is GOP losing grip on power? By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, May 28, 2006 For the Republican Party, 1994 is the year that was. The "Republican Revolution" that year gave the GOP its first taste in more than 40 years of being the majority party in both houses of Congress. On that one election day, Republicans gained 54 seats in the House, 8 in the Senate and 12 in governors' mansions around the country. Now, 12 years later, Republican power -- majorities of 10 seats in the Senate and 20 in the House -- could unravel, or at least begin...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2006

    05/28/2006 5:08:34 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 867 replies · 17,121+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 28 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 28th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Staff Sgt. Alfred Lanier, head honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. John Warner, R-Va.; Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; singer Tony Orlando. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Barham Salih, Iraqi deputy prime minister; Prince Hassan of Jordan; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; "Meet...
  • Senate Passes Border Security and Immigration Reform [Frist's blog]

    05/26/2006 8:39:18 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 16 replies · 1,528+ views
    volpac ^ | May 25th, 2006 | Bill Frist
    For months we’ve been talking about the need to strengthen border security and interior enforcement policy in America. Today, the Senate acted. With hard work and due diligence, we took a bill that was dangerously fraught with amnesty provisions and replaced it with a bill that focuses on the principle of prevention. It calls for drastic measures that will begin to transform our borders from porous to PROTECTED. Most notable among them: - Construction of 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers - Addition of 15,000 new Border Security agents - Immediate deployment of National Guard...
  • Frist's celebration of Kavanaugh & Hayden on Volpac goes anti-amnesty very fast!

    05/26/2006 7:58:47 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 2 replies · 143+ views
    Volpac ^ | 5/26/06 | self
    I still get emails from Senator Frist, even after moving back to Mississippi, after a few year in Memphis, where I voted for Frist in 2000. This one I found quite amusing, as Bill posted about his delightment "report that this morning we did our job and the Senate confirmed the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the D.C. Circuit Court and of General Michael Hayden as the Director of the CIA." Well, it quickly went Frist's turn to anti-conservative in the amnesty vote. In his post Frist proudly proclaims "Where did Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy stand...
  • Frist, Gonzalez meet to discuss FBI search

    05/26/2006 12:37:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 600+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Heeding President Bush's order, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist summoned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to his Capitol Hill office Friday to defuse their constitutional confrontation over last weekend's FBI search of a lawmaker's office. "We've been working hard already and we'll continue to do so pursuant to the president's order," Gonzales said on his way into Frist's suite just off the Senate floor. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, meanwhile, said he too is working with the Justice Department to set up guidelines for the FBI to review materials it seized during the raid of the offices of Rep. William...
  • Questions for Senator Bill Frist

    05/25/2006 1:03:58 PM PDT · by Robe · 52 replies · 819+ views
    05/25/06 | Self
    I have received the following invite to a small venu lunce with Senator Frist and Ralp Norman
  • Frist Implies Immigration Hawks Not "Mature" or "Sophisticated"

    05/24/2006 4:33:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 114 replies · 1,991+ views
    Are you a hawk on immigration? More concerned about securing the borders and sending illegals home than you are about a 'comprehensive' approach that provides a 'pathway to citizenship' for illegals? Then you're probably a rube. Immature and unsophisticated. At least in the eyes of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, that is. Frist was questioned by Matt Lauer on this morning's Today show. Lauer pointed out how Frist's views on immigration have changed, noting that not long ago "you said something to the effect of let's send them all home." Frist: "Matt, what matured over the course of one month...
  • Analysis: Frist Tries to Please Everyone

    05/23/2006 3:30:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 367+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Eager to advance President Bush's election-year agenda, Majority Leader Bill Frist maneuvered for months to bring immigration legislation to the brink of Senate passage. But as a presidential hopeful in a party dominated by conservatives, the Tennessee Republican also voted for changes aimed at derailing the bipartisan compromise he helped forge. So is he for the bill, with its emphasis on increased border security? Or is he against the measure, which would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship? "It's moving in the right direction," he said recently, a noncommittal answer that reflects a political straddle...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 May 2006

    05/14/2006 4:56:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 993 replies · 15,906+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 14 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 14th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Laura Bush; author Mary Cheney; columnist Art Buchwald.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former House speaker Newt Gingrich. FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House national-security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif. THIS WEEK (ABC): First lady Laura Bush; Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Joe Biden, D-Del.; actress Reese Witherspoon. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Abdul-Illah al-Khatib, Jordanian foreign minister.
  • Big help for small businesses (Bill Frist)

    05/13/2006 9:39:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 11, 2006 | BILL FRIST
    Health coverage Missouri’s 450,000 small businesses face a health-care crisis that grows worse every day. Although they provide about half of the state’s employment and add more than $14 billion to the economy, many face serious problems as they struggle to provide health coverage for their workers. In 2005 alone, health-care costs rose three times faster than inflation and even faster for many small businesses. Many small firms had to cut benefits or eliminate health coverage entirely. Some even had to lay off workers. Right now, more than 600,000 Missourians — some 100,000 of them in the Kansas City area...
  • Ayres, McHenry Poll Has Hilleary With Double-Digit Lead (TN GOP Senate Primary)

    05/13/2006 8:28:17 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 358+ views
    A poll conducted by Ayres, McHenry & Associates Inc., of Alexandria, Va., has Van Hilleary in a double-digit lead for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. The poll, conducted for the Nashville City Paper and Supertalk 99.7 WTN found, ”Among Republican primary voters surveyed statewide on May 3, 4 and 7, 34 percent said they would likely vote for Hilleary. Ed Bryant was at 23 percent and Bob Corker 19 percent. The poll carries a margin of error of 4.38 percent, it was stated. The City Paper called it "the first independent poll from within the state on the GOP Senate...
  • Republicans Are Blowing It [Melanie Morgan Column]

    05/12/2006 2:05:38 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 71 replies · 1,698+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/12/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    ..... E-Mail the AuthorThe GOP is blowing itPosted: May 12, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern There's a lot of talk going around about how bad the November elections are going to be for the Republican Party. I ought to know – I'm doing a lot of that talking with grassroots conservatives every day on our four-hour radio show. The GOP has only itself to blame for its problems, and I say this as a proud conservative Republican who twice voted for George Bush and wants very badly to see him regain his political footing. The Republican Party, which for 25 years...
  • Frist-Reid Reach Accord

    05/11/2006 10:27:58 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 315 replies · 4,238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/06
    U.S. Senate leaders clear path for immigration bill Thu May 11, 2006 12:32 PM ET WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic Senate leaders agreed on Thursday on a plan to revive a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. The sweeping immigration overhaul, which has triggered rallies by millions of immigrants and their supporters across the country, is expected to be considered by the Senate next week. Despite the agreement between Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the outcome of the legislation remains in doubt....
  • Frist: Country needs to lock down borders

    05/08/2006 8:44:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 58 replies · 1,355+ views
    AP ^ | 5/8/6
    CHATTANOOGA — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said the United States should "lock down" its borders and create a better temporary worker program. Frist, R-Tenn., spoke with reporters before giving a commencement speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's graduation ceremony Sunday. "The No. 1 problem we face today when it comes to immigration are the people streaming across our border and the lack of border security," Frist said, adding that the Senate will begin debating immigration reform legislation next week. "It's a national security issue, an economic issue and a humanitarian issue." He also said that drilling for...
  • Tennessee Senate: Ford (D) Trails Three Republicans

    05/07/2006 8:01:43 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 50 replies · 977+ views
    May 7--In the competitive race to fill the Senate seat of departing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R), likely Democratic nominee Harold Ford continues to trail all three potential Republican opponents. Representative Van Hilleary now leads Ford 47% to 38%. Representative Ed Bryant leads Ford 44% to 36%. And Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker leads him 43% to 39%. Those numbers are little changed from our previous Tennessee election poll. Since the beginning of the year, the gaps between Ford and the Republicans have widened. Hilleary does a bit better among conservatives than Bryant or Corker. All four candidates are viewed...
  • Immigration Policy Hearing CSPAN2 (pro-guest worker,South Am Minister Testimony)

    05/03/2006 5:28:29 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 9 replies · 838+ views ^ | May 3, 2006 | CSPAN2
    cspan 2 now. Saying the USA must accept internation migration This is foreign ministers giving the talking points of the DNC.
  • Letter to Senator Frist from a retired border patrol agent(NOT bull being spewed from the Senate)

    05/03/2006 4:55:21 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 45 replies · 3,232+ views
    David J. Stoddard
    This letter sent to Senator Frist from a retired border patrol agent has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate, with the exception of a few sensible representatives. Dear Senator Frist: There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens. 1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. 2. There are no jobs that Americans won't do. 3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. 4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. 5. This is NOT an...
  • Frist Sees 'Progress' on Senate Overhaul Bill (Immigration)

    05/03/2006 12:15:43 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 27 replies · 999+ views
    LAT ^ | May 3, 2006 | Nicole Gaouette
    While denying that Monday's massive demonstrations put pressure on Congress, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) voiced new optimism Tuesday about ending the stalemate on legislation to overhaul the immigration system. He predicted the Senate would approve a bill by the end of May. In another sign of movement on the politically charged issue, Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), leading advocates of tougher enforcement, floated a proposal to give some illegal immigrants a chance to gain legal status — if the opportunity were limited to those who had married, had children or otherwise put down "deep roots"...
  • US Senate to make new try at immigration law after huge protests

    05/02/2006 8:17:07 PM PDT · by Revel · 51 replies · 1,188+ views
    AFP ^ | 5/2/06
    US Senate to make new try at immigration law after huge protests May 02 7:15 PM US/Eastern Email this story The US Senate will make a new attempt this month to agree on immigration reforms, a top Republican said after more than one million people demonstrated for immigrant rights. Senator Bill Frist said the upper chamber could consider the issue again in two weeks, after having failed in April to bridge broad differences over proposals to give 11.5 million illegal immigrants legal status. But Frist, leader of the Republican majority in the chamber, said he wanted the new legislation to...
  • Congress repeals law of supply and demand

    04/30/2006 7:05:11 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 11 replies · 859+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    By Craig J. Cantoni June 2, 2006 Yesterday, in a rare example of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Gas Equity Act, just in time for the summer driving season. If signed by President Bush, the act will repeal the law of supply and demand. The House of Representatives had passed the bill on May 30, also unanimously. The bill now goes to President Bush, who has said that he will sign it into law on June 4 at a White House ceremony. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) stood on the Capitol steps with Senate Minority leader...
  • This Pork Debate is All About Bill Frist(Frist likes pork, stops Coburn's amendment)

    04/28/2006 2:36:04 PM PDT · by John Geyer · 19 replies · 607+ views
    Senator Tom Coburn is a champ. Since his first day in the Senate, he has been fighting for taxpayers. His clay pigeon amendment in the Senate is the most recent example of that. But the success of Dr. Coburn’s tireless efforts will be decided by one man - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Two days ago, Coburn offered up his stealth clay pigeon amendment, which actually had 19 amendments tucked into it. Each amendment is a proposal that would strike wasteful pork out of the Senate war supplemental bill that is currently being debated in the Senate. So far, two...
  • Senate OKs $2 billion to stop illegals

    04/26/2006 10:12:23 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies · 731+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    The Senate yesterday approved immediately spending nearly $2 billion to stop illegal immigration, the largest such infusion of emergency cash for the effort in recent years. Nearly every member of the Senate voted in favor of the new spending, but Democrats and Republicans split over whether to find cuts elsewhere in the massive spending bill to offset the border security expenditures. Republicans ultimately prevailed and roughly 3 percent will be cut from defense spending contained in the same bill. "Porous borders are a threat to our national security, and the Senate has acted today to provide vital funding that will...
  • Senate Republicans Renew Judicial Fight

    04/26/2006 3:36:57 PM PDT · by boryeulb · 5 replies · 393+ views ^ | Apr 26, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) has settled on D.C. Circuit Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the first judicial nominee to get a floor vote this year, Frist aides announced today. Kavanaugh, the current White House staff secretary, will be ushered through the Judiciary Committee within the next few weeks and then proceed to a vote on the Senate floor. A final confirmation vote will come before the Memorial Day recess, Frist aides said. Frist formulated the strategy after meetings with several Republican senators, his aides said. Talks with Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) and Majority Whip Mitch McConnell took...
  • Bush threatens to veto bloated war-funds bill

    04/26/2006 7:53:35 AM PDT · by Small-L · 33 replies · 636+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:29pm ET170 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush threatened on Tuesday to veto a bill to fund the war in Iraq and U.S. hurricane rebuilding after conservatives from his own party complained it was becoming bloated with special interest projects. Bush, who has never vetoed a bill in more than five years as president, put the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on notice that he could not go along with the $106.5 billion bill it was debating. Democrats have been hammering away at the $3 trillion in new debt the Republican-controlled Congress and White House have presided over during the past five years....
  • Specter: Immigration Bill Possible in '06

    04/23/2006 10:55:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 644+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4.23.06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes Congress will be able to work out differences and pass an election-year immigration bill, calling reform too important to neglect. "I think the committee bill which got to the floor has the key ingredients of a successful bill," said Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., who has pledged to have legislation ready for debate soon after lawmakers return Monday from their two-week recess. Specter noted that the Senate bill is aimed at protecting the borders, regulating the flow into the country of so-called guest workers...
  • Back to the Border - Security first.

    04/22/2006 7:07:29 AM PDT · by crimsonright · 138 replies · 1,579+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4/22/06 | Senator Bill Frist
    April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m. Back to the Border Security first. By Senator Bill Frist Democrat obstruction torpedoed comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate earlier this month. At the same time, concerns about getting our border under control came into clear relief with news this week of the Department of Homeland Security's effort to crack down on egregious violations of immigration law. It is time to both secure our borders and reform our immigration system. So next week, the Senate will act to increase funding for border security-first. And then, before the end of May, the Senate must again take...
  • Leaders Question Gasoline Prices (Hastert, Frist to ask for Probe)

    04/22/2006 3:27:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 211 replies · 1,973+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2006 | Steven Mufson and Timothy Dwyer
    Congressional leaders yesterday planned to ask President Bush to order investigations into possible price gouging by oil companies as crude oil prices hit new highs on world markets and average gasoline prices in the nation's capital blew through the $3-a-gallon mark. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) are preparing to send a letter to the president Monday asking him to direct the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department to investigate alleged price gouging and instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to issue waivers that might make it easier for oil refiners to produce adequate...
  • Frist Will Try Anew for Immigration Bil

    04/21/2006 1:36:10 PM PDT · by primeval patriot · 106 replies · 1,802+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2006 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON - Majority Leader Bill Frist intends to seek Senate passage of immigration legislation by Memorial Day, hoping to revive a bill that tightens border security and gives millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, Republican leadership aides said Friday.In a gesture to conservative critics of the measure, Frist and other Republicans also intend to seek roughly $2 billion in immediate additional spending for border protection.The aides said the money would allow for training of Border Patrol agents, construction of detention facilities for immigrants caught entering the country illegally, the purchase of helicopters and surveillance aircraft and construction of...
  • Poll - If the Iowa Republican Caucus was held today who would you support? (Huckabee #1 @ 30%)

    04/21/2006 1:34:46 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 286+ views
    Krusty Konservative blog (Iowa) ^ | Friday, April 21, 2006
    From the Iowa Caucus Poll at Krusty Konservative Blog in Iowa - If the Iowa Republican Caucus was held today who would you support? Current results -  George Allen  8%  68  Sam Brownback  2%  19  Bill Frist  1%  9  Newt Gingrich  3%  28  Rudy Giuliani  3%  28  Chuck Hagel  1%  12  Mike Huckabee  30%   262   John McCain  9%  76  George Pataki  13%  116  Condoleezza Rice   5%  41  Mitt Romney  25%  215 874 votes total
  • Lott re-emerges as Republicans' go-to guy in the Senate(Oh NO!)

    04/17/2006 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 818+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/16/06 | JILL ZUCKMAN
    Lott re-emerges as Republicans' go-to guy in the Senate BY JILL ZUCKMAN Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON - As the Senate struggled recently to resolve an impasse over immigration reform, Sen. John Cornyn needed advice from an expert. He did not turn to President Bush nor to Majority Leader Bill Frist. "I said, `Trent, how do we get out of this mess?''' said Cornyn, R-Texas, meaning Sen. Trent Lott, the former Senate Republican leader from Mississippi whose knack for legislative strategy remains undiminished, if newly appreciated. Lott was forced from his leadership post in 2002 after he praised then-Sen. Strom Thurmond's segregationist...
  • 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...
  • [Tennessee] Dollars fly in Senate race - Ford raises more, spends more on consultants than foes

    04/14/2006 7:54:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 428+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/14/6 | Richard Powelson
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Harold Ford Jr.'s Senate campaign is relying much more on outside consultants than his fellow candidates, particularly for fund raising. The Memphis Democrat's campaign paid experts more than $304,000, mostly for fund-raising help, but also for research and other advice in the last half of 2005, according to Federal Election Commission records. In the Republican primary, money leader Bob Corker, Chattanooga's former mayor, paid about $92,000 to consultants in the latter half of 2005, records show. Carol Andrews, Ford's campaign spokeswoman, was asked about any benefits from spending much more overall last year than other major candidates....