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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...