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.
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?.
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.
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.
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 .