Frist to Lead Senate GOP Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) is voted the new leader of the Republican majority once the 108th Congress convenes in two weeks. The heart surgeon was chosen in a highly unusual conference call of most of the 51 Republican senators. NPR's David Welna reports.

Frist Assumes Senate Majority Leadership

Frist Assumes Senate Majority Leadership

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Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) is voted the new leader of the Republican majority once the 108th Congress convenes in two weeks. The heart surgeon was chosen in a highly unusual conference call of most of the 51 Republican senators. NPR's David Welna reports.