Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Senator Frist threatens nuclear option, MSNBC incorrectly credits term to "foes"

MSNBC.com article - Senator Bill Frist says he was not part of the compromise which brought Republicans and Democrats together to allow some of President Bush's judicial nominees to be brought to a vote on the Senate floor. Frist says that he will still use the "Constitutional option" to kill filibusters against the nominees should the Democrats attempt to stall any votes. However, MSNBC.com attributes the Republican term "nuclear option" to Frist's "foes", a term coined by Republican Trent Lott. Shoddy reporting on MSNBC.com's part, and to writer Tom Curry.


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