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  • Ex-GOP majority leader: Republicans must protect Mueller [RINO Frist]

    07/07/2018 1:43:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2018 | John Bowden
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) warned Republicans against continuing their "assault" against Robert Mueller, writing in an op-ed Friday that the GOP must let Mueller continue his investigation. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, the former Tennessee Republican urged Republicans to fight for the "rule of law," even if it meant going up against the Trump administration. "I am also a Republican because I believe in the rule of law. Republicans must fight for that principle today — even if it means pushing back against a Republican administration," Frist wrote. "It isn’t easy to tell a...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Bill Frist Goes Liberal

    09/26/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Citizens Council on Health Freedom ^ | 9-26-12 | twila brase
    Current GOP members of Congress are not impressed. A week ago, former U.S. Senator and former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) told POLITICO, "I am supportive of exchanges and 'Obamacare' generally." In a commentary in The Week, he asserts, "As a doctor, I strongly believe that people without health insurance die sooner...State exchanges are the solution. They represent the federalist ideal of states as 'laboratories for democracy.'...I love the diversity and the innovation." Frist is talking the talk of the Left. Lack of insurance kills no one. And like many of his former colleagues, Frist must not have read the...
  • George W. Bush, Dick Cheney visit the Capitol for Bill Frist portrait unveiling

    03/02/2011 6:52:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 47 replies · 1+ views
    WashPost ^ | 3-2-11 | Felicia Sonmez
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) was in the Capitol on Wednesday for the unveiling of his official portrait. Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were also on hand for the event. Below is our pool report on the gathering, ..... *snip* Scores of current and former senators, aides and administration officials - including former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney -- filled the Old Senate Chamber shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for the unveiling of the portrait of former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who served as majority leader from 2003 until...
  • FBI to Search House After Finding Ricin [extremely deadly nerve toxin]

    06/04/2006 2:32:30 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 586+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | June 2, 2006 | Beth RUcker
    FBI hazardous material experts searched a home where police found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin, federal agents said Friday. The ricin was found in a baby food jar in a shed of the home owned by a man who went to jail last week for violating protection orders taken out by his estranged wife, according to local and federal officials. The jar was sealed, and officials don't believe the middle-class neighborhood in east Nashville was threatened, although the one-story brick house and part of the street remained cordoned off. Investigators found three blasting caps...
  • Bill Frist, invested in Obamacare, tells Republicans to let it be

    01/19/2011 8:49:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/19/11 | Timothy P. Carney
    If you're a Republican, and you don't want the media to pry into your financial conflicts of interest, there used to be a simple method: support Democratic big-government policies. The latest Republican to try this rule is Bill Frist. Sam Stein at the Huffington Post reports: As congressional Republicans ready themselves for a largely symbolic effort to repeal President Obama's health care reform law, at least one former GOP leader is urging them to drop the charade and build on the legislation instead. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,
  • Frist: Don't repeal health care bill (Put a lid on it has-been RINOs)

    01/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/18/2011 | Ed Hornick
    A top Republican has come out against efforts by his party to repeal President Obama's health care reform bill currently underway in the House. Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, said at a press conference Tuesday at the Bipartisan Policy Center - an organization he chairs with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, among others - that the law should stand, according to The Huffington Post. "It is not the bill that [Republicans] would have written," he said. "It is not the bill that I would have drafted. But it is the law of the land and it...
  • Let’s ask and do tell…IS OBAMA GAY?

    05/28/2010 5:18:45 PM PDT · by this is my country · 146 replies · 5,733+ views
    The Jag Hunter ^ | May 27, 2010 | Wayne Madsen
    May 24, 2010 – SPECIAL REPORT from WAYNE MADSEN. Obama and Emanuel: Members of same gay bath house in Chicago President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city. The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath...
  • Former Senate GOP leader Frist questions health care lawsuits

    04/16/2010 11:42:54 PM PDT · by legalwatch · 73 replies · 2,277+ views
    Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law are not likely to succeed, a former U.S. Senate Republican leader said.
  • A Historic and Dangerous Senate Mistake (by Bill Frist)

    02/25/2010 5:09:14 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 14 replies · 904+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Bill Frist
    Americans want bipartisan solutions for major social and economic issues; they don't want legislative gimmicks that force unpopular legislation through the Senate. Thomas Jefferson once referred to the Senate as "the cooling saucer" of the legislative process. Using budget reconciliation in this way would dramatically alter the founders' intent for the Senate, and transform it from cooling saucer to a boiling teapot of partisanship. Mr. Reid was right to rule out this option when this saga began last year. He would be wise to abandon it today.
  • Obama points to growing momentum for health-care reform (RINO's)

    10/10/2009 9:46:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 61 replies · 2,739+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 10, 2009 | Kate Gibson
    President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to "rise above the politics of the moment" and adopt healthcare legislation, saying the effort has gathered momentum in recent days, with Republicans, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, endorsing reform. The Congressional Budge Office found the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care would make coverage affordable for millions now without it, "without adding a dime to our deficits," said Obama in his weekly radio address. Read more about bill's price tag. When Schwarzenegger and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier in the came out in...
  • Bill Frist on Health Bill: I'd Vote For It (What the heck?)

    10/03/2009 3:53:35 AM PDT · by BillyKess · 26 replies · 1,026+ views
    Or so the former Senate Republican Leader, a surgeon who has written a new book on health care, told me a few minutes ago in an interview. Were he still in the Senate, "I would end up voting for it," he said. "As leader, I would take heat for it. ... That's what leadership is all about."
  • Commentary: Bush saved 10 million lives

    01/16/2009 7:29:17 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 921+ views
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2009 | Bill Frist
    Editor's note: Bill Frist, a physician, is former Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate and a professor of medicine and business at Vanderbilt University. (CNN) -- A legacy of President George W. Bush will be that he saved 10 million lives around the world. His critics ignore it, but name another president about whom one can say that with such certainty. It is what historians will say a decade from now looking back. Not bad for a president who leaves office with the lowest approval rating in recent memory. The bottom line is: George Bush is a healer. First,...
  • Bill Frist - It is good to have senators in charge

    11/10/2008 7:31:34 AM PST · by rudman · 19 replies · 183+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/10/08 | William Frist
    Editor's Note: William Frist, the former Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate, is a physician. He was elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate in 1994 and served two terms before deciding not to run for re-election in 2006. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- Now is the time for a new beginning. And how it is approached may well turn on the often overlooked fact that both the president-elect and the vice president-elect are products of the U. S. Senate. ---- I encourage Democrats not to repeat the missteps made by Republicans by excluding thoughtful debate. And I encourage the...
  • Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008

    11/29/2006 8:38:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1,688+ views
    Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008 CBS News Interactive: The 109th Congress CBS News: 2008 Republican Hopefuls (AP) WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will not run for president in 2008, Republican officials said Wednesday, as the field of White House contenders continued to shrink more than a year before the first convention delegates are chosen. Frist's formal announcement was expected later in the day. His decision caps a 12-year stint in electoral politics in which he rose from an underdog in his 1994 Senate campaign to the position of majority leader a mere eight years later. The decision...
  • Frist says he'll consider running for governor

    11/09/2007 1:29:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 268+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/9/7 | Brad Williams
    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he will consider running for governor during a visit today to Knoxville, where he's giving two lectures sponsored by the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. During his first talk, "Health Care: Back to the Future, 2015," at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Frist - a cardio-thoracic transplant surgeon - recounted seeking Baker's advice on his political campaign and being advised not to run for governor. Frist said he may have to revisit the former senator on that point. "I may need to talk to him (again) about...
  • Frist to teach at Princeton

    06/19/2007 10:15:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 356+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, who took himself out of the 2008 race for president, will teach a graduate class this fall at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at his alma mater, Princeton University, the university announced Tuesday. Frist, 55, will teach a course on health policy in the fall and teach a similar subject to an undergraduate course in the spring. "It's an honor to return to the Woodrow Wilson School as a member of its distinguished faculty," Frist said in a statement released by Princeton. "My journey with the...
  • More World Bank Candidates (Bill Frist?)

    05/24/2007 9:17:19 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 297+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | Mike Nizza
    The unofficial, unconfirmed list of Paul D. Wolfowitz successors got a little more interesting, with The Wall Street Journal putting a shiny star next to the name of Bill Frist, the former Senate majority leader. Mr. Frist, who was mentioned as a candidate in The New York Times last week, is receiving “especially close scrutiny” from the White House, The Journal reported today. Scrutinizing the scrutinizers are World Bank shareholders seeking a more transparent selection process, including representatives from Brazil, South Korea, China and Pakistan, Reuters reported. Mr. Wolfowitz’s nomination was a surprise to several shareholders, and his swift hiring...
  • Wolfowitz Successor List Emerges

    05/24/2007 11:24:54 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 5 replies · 558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/24/07 | Greg Hitt
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is starting to draw up a list of potential nominees to lead the World Bank, and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a heart surgeon who has traveled widely in Africa, is getting especially close scrutiny for the job. Also receiving long looks are Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt and Robert Zoellick, the former U.S. trade representative now working at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to individuals familiar with White House deliberations.
  • 'Warrior-scholar'to be top commander in Iraq (bet you did not know Frist,Patraeus connection)

    05/03/2007 10:30:12 AM PDT · by PAUL REVERE TODAY · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Petraeus was accidentally shot and nearly killed in a 1991 training exercise. The bullet just missed his heart. Physician and future Republican Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee operated for five hours to save him.