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‘Daily Show’ On 109’s Last Session

Jon Stewart says farewell to the 109th Congress, which used its final session to “pass last-minute tax cuts, expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, clear GOP leadership of wrongdoing in the Mark Foley scandal, and pardon Hitler… .”

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Frist
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Frist Won’t Run for President

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist upset expectations Thursday by announcing he wouldn’t run for president in 2008.  The field is thinning, but only slightly, with names like McCain, Giuliani, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and even Gingrich still in the mix on the GOP side.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


Bill Frist
slate.com

Frist Asks the Impossible

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said if Republican candidates want to win in November, they should get voters to focus on issues other than the Iraq war. (h/t: AMERICAblog)

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Sen. Frist: Bring Taliban Into Gov’t

The Senate majority leader, having concluded that we can’t win a guerrilla war in Afghanistan, wants to invite the Taliban and its supporters back into the government.
So, all that talk about bringing democracy and freedom to Afghanistan ... screw it, huh? Let’s just give the place back to the harborers of the 9/11 attackers?

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


FEC: Frist Violated Election Law in 2000

The Federal Election Commission, acting on a report by a watchdog group, found that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist failed to disclose a $1.44 million loan that made it appear as though he had significantly more money than he did.

Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


Bill Frist
From ThinkProgress

Frist on America’s Top Priorities: Gay Marriage and Flag Burning

After Frist put these issues on Congress’ fall agenda, even a Fox News host questioned whether there weren’t things of more pressing importance to the country.

Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


GOP Gay Fever

‘Big Gay GOP Fear Factor Fever’

Singer/songwriter Paul Hipp releases a satirical ode to the GOP’s attempts to drive a wedge between voters on the issue of gay rights.

Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


GOP Leaders Let Vaccine Makers Write Their Own Law

Republican heavyweights Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert inserted a provision into a bill in the dead of night that was worth billions to vaccine makers. Roll Call said the move was unprecedented.

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


GOP in Bed with Oil Execs
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GOP Gas Rebate Plan Draws Bipartisan Scorn

Republican senators received a flood of angry e-mails and phone calls in response to their plan to mail $100 checks to voters to ease the pinch of ever-rising gasoline prices. Even Rush Limbaugh said the GOP was treating Americans like “whores.”

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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From Nic Paget-Clarke / inmotionmagazine.com

Frist Throws Immigration Debate Into Disarray

The Republican senator stunned both Democrats and the GOP alike by introducing an immigration bill that bypasses others now being debated. Bighearted guy that he is, Frist left out a guest-worker provision—which many conservatives view as amnesty for undocumented workers. (But which even Bush supported….)
Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper to strip away the myths surrounding this hotly debated issue.

Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE


The GOP Shell Game

With the Bush administration, it’s important to have in mind the old carnival con game: Keep your eye on the shell with the pea under it.

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


Rumsfeld’s ‘Golly Gee’ Stance on Port Sale Draws Skepticism

The secretary of defense claims he didn’t know about the pending sale of six major U.S. ports to a United Arab Emirates company, even though, as ThinkProgress points out, he sat on a board that approved the sale.
Meanwhile, the president vows to veto any blockage of the sale, setting up a showdown with Republicans and Democrats.
Confused about the issue? The Moderate Voice has a good primer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2006 READ MORE


Kerry Calls for Alito Filibuster

Pulling this off would be the ultimate hat trick. Republicans reportedly need only one more Democrat on their side to force a vote. | story
People for the American Way are supplying a form letter urging key senators to join Kerry in his filibuster.

Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


The Frist File

Was Frist playing doctor when he pushed legislation for medical reform or just lining his pockets? Get background on the accusations of Medicare fraud, conflict of interest and insider trading facing Sen. Bill Frist.

Posted on Dec 7, 2005 READ MORE


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