Former Sen. Bill Frist talks to Anderson Cooper about the Somali famine crisis.
Former Sen. Bill Frist and former surgeon general Dr. David Satcher discuss health care reform and what can be improved.
The telephone rang in the deep hours of a dark night after a heavy day for our family.
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.
Ricin, a poison thought to have been found in a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room Thursday, can be made from the waste left after processing castor beans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wanting to return to his roots as a "healer," Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Wednesday that he will not seek the presidency in 2008.
Senate Republicans Thursday night failed to advance a bill coupling a 40-percent increase in the minimum wage with a cut in estate taxes, which Democratic leaders had denounced as an election-year ploy.
Hospital owner HCA agreed Monday to a $21 billion leveraged buyout, plus the assumption of debt, by a group that includes private equity firms as well as the company's founding family and members of management.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist introduced a bill Thursday to expand funding for embryonic stem cell research and said it would be debated and voted on in July.
After months of intense negotiations and a week of impassioned floor debate, most U.S. senators know where they stand on the immigration bill. But Majority Leader Bill Frist said Friday he still doesn't know if he'll vote for it or against it.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Sunday dismissed concerns about a proposal to use National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it is the only short-term solution to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
As President Bush prepared to address the nation on immigration, U.S. lawmakers and Mexico's president on Sunday raised concerns about the possible deployment of U.S. National Guard troops along the border.
President Bush will speak from the Oval Office Monday about immigration and border security, hot-button issues that have inspired massive demonstrations and a growing political divide.
A contentious $70 billion tax-cut package awaits only President Bush's signature after the Senate on Thursday passed the measure 54-44, largely along party lines.
Senate Republicans have withdrawn a tax provision in their energy legislation that would have generated billions of dollars by changing the way businesses treat inventories for tax purposes, according to a report in The New York Times.
Most American taxpayers would get $100 rebate checks to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote soon.
President Bush met Tuesday at the White House with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss ways to overhaul immigration, a chat that earned the president kudos from two men normally among his staunchest critics.
Congressional GOP leaders on Monday formally called on President Bush to launch an investigation into possible price gouging by oil companies, after gas prices shot up nearly 25 cents a gallon in two weeks.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will bring a stalled immigration bill back to the Senate floor by Memorial Day, a Republican leadership aide said Friday.
The top Republicans in both the House and Senate are indicating they don't support language in an immigration bill that would make entering the country illegally a felony.
The top Republicans in both the House and Senate indicated Tuesday they don't support language in an immigration bill that would make entering the country illegally a felony.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The political jousting over whether to include both temporary AMT relief and an extension of reduced dividend and capital gains rates in a final tax reconciliation bill may come to an end by Friday.
In an effort to break an impasse on a pending immigration bill, Senate Republicans offered a proposal Wednesday that would allow many illegal immigrants now in the United States to eventually gain legal status.
As Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to force a procedural vote on a controversial immigration bill, the White House left the door open for support of a proposal that provides a legalization process for illegal immigrants.
On the eve of a showdown over what could be a historic overhaul of U.S. immigration law, congressmen drew lines in the sand Sunday, leaving it all but impossible to envision what kind of legislation might ultimately win passage.
The Senate opened an election-year debate on immigration on Wednesday, with Majority Leader Bill Frist saying he will oppose a controversial proposal to allow illegal immigrants to eventually work toward legal status.
Students and other immigration supporters rallied Tuesday against proposed restrictions they view as fundamentally un-American as debate swirled in Washington on how to overhaul immigration.
Protests against a proposed crackdown on illegal immigrants brought demonstrators to the streets of Los Angeles again Sunday, but in much smaller numbers than Saturday's massive rally.
Thousands of demonstrators marched in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday to oppose tough anti-immigration legislation sponsored by their Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner.
Home-state favorite Bill Frist won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll Saturday night, besting a slate of other potential 2008 GOP presidential candidates in this unscientific survey of Southern and Midwestern Republicans.
The following timeline maps out the series of events leading up to the purchase of the British firm P&O to the United Arab Emirates-based DP World:
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.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday he plans a vote in early June on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a move likely to fail but sure to spark a fiery election-year debate.
Senators voted late Wednesday night to extend some expiring and contentious provisions of the Patriot Act for six months after leaders announced minutes earlier that they had reached a bipartisan agreement.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday that the Senate would not be able to complete legislation addressing alternative minimum tax relief by the end of this year, the Associated Press reported.
Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that Democrats knew progress was being made in the investigation of prewar intelligence on Iraq when they called for a rare closed session.
Democrats forced the Senate into a closed session Tuesday to pressure the Republican majority into completing an investigation of the intelligence underpinning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist received regular letters on his holdings in HCA, according to a published report.
Tennessee Senator Bill Frist was looking to unload shares of hospital operator HCA Inc. months before the company gave warning of any financial difficulties, according to a news report published Saturday.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a potential Republican presidential candidate, is reportedly being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the sale of stock of HCA, the giant hospital company founded by his family.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown resigned Monday after coming under fire over his qualifications and for what critics call a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina's destruction.
A bipartisan joint congressional committee will review the response at all levels of government to Hurricane Katrina, the leaders of the House and Senate said Wednesday.
WHEN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Bill Frist backed a bill to expand the number of federally funded stem-cell lines a few weeks ago, he laid claim to something increasingly rare in America's polarized "e...
Stem cell science may be advancing, but not fast or far enough to break the standoff between President Bush and Congress over federal funding for research that destroys human embryos.
By endorsing in late July a limited expansion of stem-cell research, Majority Leader Bill Frist, the Senate's only doctor, opened up some rare political daylight between himself and President Bush....
A prominent Republican who had not been to Washington lately last week dropped into the capital, a city in the doldrums with both Congress and the president out of town. He was struck by one unexpected topic concentrating the attention of Republican insiders. It was not Iraq, Social Security or the Supreme Court.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's proposed moratorium on direct-to-consumer advertising could cost the industry as much as $10 billion if it ever comes to fruition, an analyst said.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Biotech stock prices surged after Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist stated his support for a bill that would provide federal funding for stem cell research, but analysts urged investor caution even as they hailed the good news.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and fellow Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona joined forces Tuesday to portray Democrats as obstructionists to the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, pressing the urgency of filling the post with the president's pick.
The Senate confirmed Janice Rogers Brown to a federal appellate court seat Wednesday -- clearing what was a long-stalled nomination. The vote was 56-43.
After hours of heated debate over President Bush's nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Senate Republicans late Thursday failed in their bid to cut off debate over the nomination -- prompting Majority Leader Bill Frist to lampoon Democrats for engaging in "another period of obstruction."
A Senate vote on John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations won't come until at least next month after Democrats forced a delay Thursday, demanding the Bush administration turn over documents.
The looming Senate showdown over filibustered judicial nominees has been averted by a bipartisan agreement that gives both sides some -- but not all -- of what they wanted.
Senators spar over tradition, and with one another, in a largely generational row over the filibuster
Senators attempting to reach a deal on judicial filibusters said Sunday they would continue working toward a compromise with a crucial vote set for Tuesday.
A bid to end the Senate standoff over President Bush's judicial picks would let five nominees advance to a final vote while preserving the right of a minority of senators to block two others.
The showdown over President Bush's judicial nominees took center stage Wednesday in the Senate, with Majority Leader Bill Frist calling on members to move toward a vote on one of the most controversial picks.
With a showdown over his judicial nominees looming in the Senate, President Bush demanded Tuesday that senators approve those picks without further delay.
Ever since he witnessed an AIDS-awareness presentation at a Houston-area high school that went into explicit detail about how condoms could prevent the spread of the disease, the Rev. Rick Scarborough has been the kind of dedicated activist the G.O.P. has to thank for much of its current dominance.
Leading senators gathered Sunday evening at Majority Leader Bill Frist's home for what his Democratic counterpart described as a social occasion -- a get-together held in the shadow of a looming showdown over President Bush's judicial nominees.
Mavericks have rights in the United States Senate. This week, they got something else -- the political Play of the Week.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10 to 8 Thursday to send the nomination of former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor, Jr. to the Senate floor.
Princeton University students are showing support for the filibuster by staging their own.
The Senate's top Democrat said Monday he is still working with his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Bill Frist, in hopes of defusing a standoff over some of President Bush's judicial nominees.
Conservative Christian leaders used a nationally televised rally Sunday night to urge an end to Democratic filibusters against several of President Bush's nominees for federal judgeships.
If Senate minority leader Harry Reid is spooked by Republican threats to curb the mighty filibuster in order to get President Bush's judges appointed to the bench, he isn't showing it.
The law that moved Terri Schiavo's case into federal court was an impressive accomplishment for congressional Republicans, many of whom interrupted their recess and returned to the Capitol to take action on the measure.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said a vote on Social Security reform might be delayed until next year, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
It is one of Washington's open secrets that Senate Republican leader Bill Frist is eyeing the 2008 presidential race.
Iraq's minority coalitions have a chance to strongly influence formation of the nation's new government, two key members of the U.S. Senate said on Sunday.
Think of them as kids squabbling in the backseat on a long car ride. In the case of Congress, there doesn't seem to be much hope that they'll quiet down and cooperate.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist predicted Sunday that Congress will have an intelligence overhaul bill by midweek, even though the chairmen of the House and Senate armed services committees want changes in its current version.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday that "accountability will be carried out" against whoever slipped a provision into an omnibus spending bill that would have allowed two committee chairmen to view the tax returns of any American.
This White House doesn't fool around. Now the strengthened Republican majority in Congress is saying, "Neither do we."
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist attacked Sen. John Edwards on Tuesday over a comment the Democratic vice presidential candidate made regarding actor Christopher Reeve.
President Bush sent up a trial balloon in January on the issue of immigration reform, proposing a temporary guest-worker program for some undocumented workers that would "match any willing employer with any willing employee." The negative response, particularly from his own party, was so swift and definitive that the issue, like the president's plan for the future of space exploration, has disappeared.
Former President Bill Clinton's office announced Friday that he had experienced mild chest pain and would undergo a quadruple-bypass operation. During a panel discussion on CNN's "Larry King Live," Clinton called in to discuss his health.
With the Republican National Convention's platform committee convening in New York less than three weeks from now, no draft platform exists.
Are Republicans in the Senate growing restive under the leadership of Bill Frist?
A proposed constitutional amendment that would effectively prohibit gay or lesbian couples from legally marrying is expected to die in a procedural Senate vote Wednesday.
House members received a private briefing Wednesday from top federal officials about possible terrorism before the November election.
John Kerry's choice of Senate colleague John Edwards as his running mate drew swift criticism Tuesday from some Republicans and widespread praise from Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plans to call a vote the week of July 12 on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Republican candidate Jack Ryan is "assessing his options" about whether to continue his bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois amid allegations that he visited sex clubs with his then-wife, actress Jeri Ryan, an aide said Thursday.
The U.S. Army named two more soldiers who will be court-martialed in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
The general who exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal appears for the first time before the Senate today in what promises to be a grim accounting of what went wrong.
The author of a 53-page Army report critical of the "sadistic, blatant and wanton criminal abuse" of some Iraqi prisoners is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee Tuesday.
President Bush and John Kerry keep relatively light public schedules today, leaving the heavy lifting to key surrogates.
It's been more than a week since the president weighed in on same-sex marriage, saying a constitutional amendment was necessary to "prevent the meaning of marriage from being changed forever."
Two former Republican staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee may have broken the law when they downloaded thousands of computer files with information about Democratic strategies in the partisan tug-of-war over judicial nominations, according to the results of an investigation by the Senate sergeant-at-arms released Thursday.
The FBI is posting a letter on its Web site in hopes that someone will recognize the handwriting and phrases the writer used and help authorities find whoever is sending ricin through the mail.
A potent poison. A Senate mail room. Echoes of the unsolved anthrax attacks--with a dash of angry truckers
An aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has resigned amid an investigation into how GOP staff members obtained confidential Democratic memos that outlined strategy for defeating President Bush's judicial nominees.
Senate office buildings will begin reopening Thursday after being closed when the deadly toxin ricin was found in one of them earlier this week, Majority Leader Bill Frist said.
Reports that a deadly poison was found in a U.S. Senate office building distracted investors early Tuesday, keeping stocks near the unchanged line, despite the release of some strong earnings reports.
No one has reported any ill effects from the substance found in a Senate office building mailroom that tests have identified as the deadly toxin ricin, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has said.
Preliminary tests on a white, powdery substance found in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist indicate the presence of the deadly substance ricin, a Homeland Security official said Monday.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said Tuesday that President Bush's State of the Union message was "big, strong and confident" even as he acknowledged the speech "didn't have a lot of big new proposals."
With heart and lung surgeon Bill Frist as the Senate's new majority leader, medical matters will get a lot of attention in Washington--especially a prescription-drug benefit as part of Medicare. Pr...