bill frist

Frist Won’t Run for President

Dec 1, 2006
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.
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Sen. Frist: Bring Taliban Into Gov’t

Oct 3, 2006
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?.

Frist Throws Immigration Debate Into Disarray

Mar 17, 2006
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 .

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

Feb 22, 2006
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.