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2006-06-29 13:15:00

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly a year after Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist made his surprise endorsement of a bill to allow federally backed stem cell research, he has whittled down many obstacles to Senate passage, senators and aides said on Thursday. The Tennessee Republican, a potential presidential candidate and a physician, says research on cells derived from human embryos leftover from fertility treatments has vast potential to treat deadly diseases. Many of his fellow...

2006-06-27 17:17:01

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans, lacking the support needed to pass a compromise bill that would eliminate most taxes on inherited wealth, on Tuesday abandoned plans to vote on it this week. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said there would be no vote on the bill to permanently reduce what Republicans call the "death tax" before the Senate starts its July 4 recess week. He blamed Democrats for the delay and vowed eventually to force a vote the bill....

2006-06-22 11:22:35

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic plans to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as senators cast votes expected to resonate in November elections to determine control of Congress. Republicans, embracing President George W. Bush's policies in the war that has caused his approval ratings to plummet, defeated two Democratic amendments to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces. A nonbinding resolution broadly backed by...

2006-06-22 11:14:33

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic plans to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as senators cast votes expected to resonate in November elections to determine control of Congress. Republicans, embracing President George W. Bush's policies in the war that has caused his approval ratings to plummet, defeated two Democratic amendments to start the withdrawal of U.S. forces. A nonbinding resolution broadly backed by...

2006-06-13 15:29:40

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate sought to jump-start stalled pension reform talks on Tuesday by meeting with lawmakers who have been haggling over the legislation since March, but no headway was reported. Lawmakers said they were still vexed by the most difficult pension issue facing them: the question of how to determine whether a company is at risk of defaulting on its pension obligations and therefore must add funds. Still,...

2006-06-09 10:02:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday said he hoped the Senate would vote on the nomination of Henry Paulson for U.S. Treasury Secretary by July. Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting with Paulson, Frist said the Goldman Sach chairman was a "superb" choice by President George W. Bush to replace Treasury Secretary John Snow. "I have tremendous confidence in Mr. Paulson ... from the view point of the U.S. Senate it is our goal and I believe it...

2006-06-06 18:40:24

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate proposal for a privately funded trust to pay asbestos injury claims is laden with uncertainty and taxpayers risk footing the bill, the former head of the Congressional Budget Office plans to tell a Senate committee on Wednesday. The highly critical assessment of the asbestos legislation by Douglas Holtz-Eakin appears in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A copy was made...

2006-05-28 20:18:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI raid on the Capitol Hill office of a congressman under investigation in a bribery scandal did not violate the constitutional separation of powers, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Sunday. Frist, whose comments follow an uproar over the search, said he reviewed the Constitution's requirement on separation of powers and called the FBI's execution of a search warrant on Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson's office "OK." "I don't think it was a...

2006-05-28 11:18:41

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...

2006-05-28 10:13:26

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...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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