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  • ‘Sure Hope So’: Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

    07/22/2014 2:34:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 6:04 AM | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election. “I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call. […] A carbon tax bill won’t advance unless Democrats retake the House and retain control of the Senate in November. With that goal in mind, President Obama was heading west on Tuesday to raise money for his party. …
  • Breaking: Harry Reid Tied to MASSIVE Bribery Case (VIDEO)

    07/17/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 127 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 17, 2014 | Editor
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is a shady operator. From changing the Senate rules which allowed him to increase the tax-raising power of the Senate Democratic majority, ties to shady lobbyists, and numerous scandals in Nevada, it is little wonder how a guy on a relatively modest public servant salary has become obscenely wealthy. Now, Reid has been linked to a new massive bribery case that had two state attorneys general arrested already. Utah prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against two former state attorneys general in a court filing that makes tantalizing references to a possible pay-to-play influence...
  • Reid: Southern border is secure

    07/16/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies. "The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala...
  • EDITORIAL: Colorblind Harry Reid continues to divide

    07/13/2014 12:53:54 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review ^ | July 11, 2014
    Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction. The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric that’s better suited for a sandbox than what once passed for the world’s greatest deliberative body. Worse, the Nevada Democrat has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage. Last week, Sen. Reid was in rare form following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Harry Reid: ‘We’re going to do something’ on Hobby Lobby

    07/07/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/7/14 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Democrats will take up legislation in the “coming weeks” to address last month’s Supreme Court decision that allowed some employers with religious objections to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Democrats on Capitol Hill have overwhelmingly criticized the high court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and are working to craft a response that would restore the coverage, though no specifics have yet been outlined. “We’re going to do something about the Hobby Lobby legislation,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday as he ticked off the Senate’s to-do list over the...
  • Sen. Harry Reid strikes gold with home sale

    06/09/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2014 | By S.A. Miller
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has sold his home in Searchlight, Nevada, to a mining company for $1.7 million and is moving to Las Vegas, his office announced Monday. Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, sold his house with 110 acres of land to Nevada Milling and Mining, which plans to develop a gold mine in Searchlight. The $1.7 million deal closed Friday, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Mr. Reid grew up poor in the dusty mining town of Searchlight, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, but as a lawmaker he managed to accumulate a personal fortune estimated at $5...
  • Reid’s Bogeymen Koch Brothers Donate $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

    06/09/2014 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 9, 2014 - 11:25 AM | Barbara Boland
    The billionaire Koch brothers, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s favorite whipping boys, announced Friday that they are donating a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund. The grant will be used to provide “nearly 3,000 merit based awards to African American …students seeking scholarship assistance,” according to the Charles Koch Foundation’s press release. …
  • Harry Reid: ‘I’m glad’ Taliban Dream Team were released from Gitmo

    06/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | Jan 5 2014 | by Tom Tillison
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was only too happy to point out just how “disconnected from reality” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is for saying he’s “glad” the five most senior members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo were released.
  • Reid vows quick Senate vote on VA health bill

    06/02/2014 2:54:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2014 5:32 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    A refashioned bill to address problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs Department should be approved by the Senate as soon as possible, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would give the VA authority to immediately remove senior executives based on poor job performance while preventing “wholesale political firings” that Sanders said could be allowed under a similar bill approved by the House. The Senate bill also would allow veterans who can’t get timely appointments with VA doctors to go to community health centers, military hospitals or private doctors and would authorize VA...
  • Yep, Nevada is officially dropping their state ObamaCare exchange, too

    05/20/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    After much apparent pleading from the contractor, Nevada made the decision to drop their individual ObamaCare website builder Xerox and is now the next state hitching its wagon to the federal online exchange. It all looked like it could have gone so well back in October, until users started trying to actually sign up for health insurance and began to uncover the more than 1,500 defects embedded in the site, according to a report from Deloitte last month, and the Silver State has finally realized that the situation cannot be salvaged any time soon — and certainly not in...
  • Harry Reid taking heat to form select committee on Benghazi scandal

    05/15/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Citing unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, three dozen Republican senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to name a select committee to investigate the matter in the Senate. “While we appreciate the recent bi-partisan review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which included both majority and minority views, unfortunately, Congressional oversight committee action has been largely confined to jurisdictional bounds,” the senators wrote. “As a result, the committees only have a partial...
  • Harry Reid compares GOP to ‘greased pigs’

    05/06/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 11:14 AM EDT | Burgess Everitt
    Majority Leader Harry Reid compared his Republican colleagues to “greased pigs” on Tuesday as the Senate erupted in frustration over lack of progress on an energy bill and the Keystone XL pipeline. “For all those who don’t know what a greased pig contest is, here’s what it is: The organizers get a little pig, piglet, and they cover this little animal with tons of grease. It’s a greasy little pig,” Reid said. “The reason I mention this: Oftentimes working with my Senate Republican colleagues reminds me of chasing one of these little pigs in a greased pig contest. Regardless of...
  • Harry Reid: ‘I don’t know who’s mad at me, but it’s a long list’

    04/29/2014 4:50:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/29/14 | Sarah Muller
    <p>An emotional Sen. Harry Reid opened up about being on the receiving end of “ugly” and “vile” threats in the aftermath of Cliven Bundy’s standoff with federal authorities.</p> <p>It’s unclear if the incidents are related. In Tuesday’s weekly news conference, the Senate majority leader took a long pause before answering the question of whether he believed the multiple threats against him were related to the Nevada rancher.</p>
  • Harry Reid: From Cowboy Poets To Crooks and Terrorists

    04/24/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The senator who once guarded funding for a cowboy poetry festival in his home state now thinks those who stand in the way of his family's increasing fortunes for defending their land are domestic terrorists. Cliven Bundy now finds himself being called a "domestic terrorist" for disputing the payment of grazing fees to a federal government he believes does not or at least should not own the 84% of Nevada that his cattle graze upon. "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They're nothing more than domestic terrorists," said Sen. Harry Reid last Thursday. "I...
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    04/23/2014 9:59:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 4:33 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian—if party operatives’ spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles and David Koch, the wealthy industrialists who have backed some of the nation’s most effective conservative groups. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans. They’re linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74-year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians. “There’s little doubt that Harry Reid is abusing his power as majority leader and resorting to desperate and deceitful measures to hold...
  • Arizona Official: Cliven Bundy's Acts Are Legal

    04/21/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The Nevada cattle rancher at the center of a land dispute with the federal government should not have to surrender his property, an Arizona official says, because he has been acting within the boundaries of the law. Barry Weller, vice chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors, told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" Monday on Newsmax TV that he thinks Cliven Bundy was right in standing up to the Bureau of Land Management, which sought to seize his ranch. Bundy says his family has homesteaded since 1877 on the land, which the federal government says belongs...
  • Oath Keepers Pour into Nevada from Across America to Support Cliven Bundy

    04/18/2014 4:34:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 04/18/2014 | Kim Paxton
    Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid has called these Patriots “domestic terrorists”, the militia members and Oath Keepers there to support Cliven Bundy have peacefully assembled in Bunkerville, Nevada for more than a week to protect the rancher from armed federal land grabbers. Although the BLM has allegedly backed off citing “safety concerns,” the surly Senator Reid (who has incidentally been busted with his hand in the $5 million solar power cookie jar) commented, “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”...
  • Sen. Reid calls supporters of Nevada rancher Bundy 'domestic terrorists'

    04/17/2014 5:42:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 77 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/17/2014
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are “domestic terrorists” and Bundy does not respect his country. The Las Vegas Journal-Review reported that Reid, D-Nev., made the comments at an event Thursday hosted by the paper called “Hashtags & Headlines.” Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of...
  • Harry Reid: The Desert Fox Of Corruption

    04/17/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn't about a desert tortoise or a rancher's failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state's senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management's armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy's cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn't the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old...
  • Is US On Such Unsound Footing That It Must Respond to Civil-Disobedience As If Girding for War?

    04/15/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ace
    Harry Reid seems to have taken the Bundy standoff rather personally: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. It is a very scary thing when a government officer takes such things personally -- given that the government can and does order the use of lethal force against citizens. What is the rationale for Reid's We-Must-Not-Let-This-Insult-Pass attitude? Were Reid talking about a slight from a hostile foreign power -- such as Russia, or, for that matter, al-Qaeda -- he's more than...
  • If You Find Yourself Believing This, Glenn Beck Wants You to Unfriend Him (Anti Bundy Rant)

    04/15/2014 12:31:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 228 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/15/14 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck has a message for anyone who is “crying for revolution, insurrection … and a call to arms”: He wants nothing to do with you. “This morning I got up and I saw some more news reports, and more people in America that are standing up now and crying for revolution, insurrection, arming yourself, and a call to arms,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in...
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • (Exempt) Harry Reid blocks Republican request to pass bill cracking down on rapists

    04/12/2014 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/11/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a Friday session that won't have any votes, rejecting Republican and Democratic requests that he allow a vote on a bill that would allow rape kits to be processed more quickly. “Debbie Smith is an extraordinary woman and an effective advocate," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner. "She's personally asked me, John Cornyn and others to pass this critically important legislation that bears her name, and it's deeply disappointing that the majority leader is blocking it from reaching the president's desk. I will fight to get this done for...
  • HARRY REID'S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL

    04/11/2014 2:09:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2012 | By Wynton Hall
    The son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rory Reid, is the primary representative for ENN Energy Group, a Chinese energy company seeking to build a $5 billion solar panel plant on a 9,000-acre Clark County desert plot in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN scored big when Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to sell the Chinese company the public land for just $4.5 million, despite the fact that it was appraised at $38.6 million. Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s biggest supporters, having recruited the company during a 2011 trip to China. According to Reuters, last month Sen. Reid tried...
  • Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist

    04/07/2014 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/07/14 | Andrew Stiles
    Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship: According to campaign finance records, former Koch Industries lobbyist Robert P. Hall III donated $500 to Reid’s campaign in 2003. Hall worked for Koch Industries from 1998 to 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He was previously a lobbyist for INVISTA, the Koch Industries subsidiary that Democrats are targeting in their latest campaign to “other” the...
  • Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias

    04/07/2014 12:09:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    April 7, 2014 2:45 PM Reid: GOP Senators Should Wear Koch Insignias By Andrew Johnson The Senate should take a page from NASCAR and encourage its members to wear emblems of their donors, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Many Republican senators these days might as well wear Koch industries insignias,” the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor Monday. “While they don’t wear Koch industries ties and jackets, they display their sponsors proudly through their actions here in the United States Senate.” This was the latest in a series of Reid rants against the businessmen brothers. While on the...
  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    04/03/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters, “I would like to be able to bring it back up, but I need some more votes.” …
  • Harry Reid: People Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet

    03/26/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.” Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn’t know to use their computer properly and needed more time. Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months. “We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through,”...
  • Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea

    03/24/2014 2:23:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2014 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in a surprisingly sharp attack ahead of a test vote on a bill authorizing more U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. […] Reid’s charge comes despite widespread support among Republicans and Democrats in Congress for providing Ukraine with much-needed economic assistance and hitting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government with sanctions. …
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Harry Reid’s Totally ‘Radical’ Floor Speech Targets Kochs

    03/13/2014 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Chris Good
    It’s been a totally radical day for Sen. Harry Reid. So “radical,” in fact, that the Senate majority leader used the word 21 times in a floor speech Thursday morning, to criticize the billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch. Reid has undertaken an anti-Koch crusade of late, blasting the brothers for funding ads that attack Democratic candidates. Last month, Reid called the brothers “un-American.”
  • Gates: By the Way, Harry Reid Saying the War in Iraq was Lost in '07 Was "Disgraceful"

    01/15/2014 1:38:19 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/15/2014 | Daniel Doherty
    My colleague Ed Morrissey flagged this story earlier today, and as he noted at the time, the full quote is way worse than his headline let on: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proclamation in 2007 that the Iraq War was lost, Gates told the crew at Morning Joe, was “one of the most disgraceful things I’ve ever heard a politician say.” And this is a guy who’s been around politicians practically his entire professional career. Obviously the sense of revulsion I felt when he accused Scott Brown of being too scared to debate Elizabeth Warren -- and Mitt Romney of...
  • Reid: ‘Shameful’ that Senate cannot pass gun legislation

    12/14/2013 6:59:27 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the push for gun control is not over, one day before the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “At a time when more than 30,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, it is shameful that the United States Senate can’t pass gun safety legislation that would protect our most vulnerable citizens — our children,” Reid said in a floor speech on Friday, citing the “activism” of the family members in “raising awareness about gun violence and mental health issues.”
  • Reid: 'Day of Freshness for This Great Country of Ours'

    11/23/2013 9:21:51 AM PST · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/22/2013
    (CNSNews.com) - After eliminating the filibuster option as it applies to presidential nominations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it is not a time for celebration -- even though his move will let the Democrat majority speedily approve anyone President Obama chooses to nominate. "I'm glad we changed it. It is a day of freshness for this great country of ours," Reid said afterwards at a news conference on Capitol Hill. Here are his opening remarks at that news conference: This is not a time for celebration. It's a time for being very serious. For too long Washington has been...
  • Reid: Ted Cruz is a self-absorbed "laughing stock"

    10/18/2013 9:45:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    <p>Reid: Ted Cruz is a self-absorbed "laughing stock"</p> <p>Democrats - and even many Republicans - have taken Cruz, R-Texas, to task for his hard-ball tactics, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., brought the criticism to new heights in an interview with the Huffington Post, calling Cruz a self-absorbed "laughing stock."</p>
  • HARRY REID’S OFFICE LEAKS BOEHNER OFFICE EMAILS—AND IT COULD RUIN ANY FAITH YOU HAVE IN WASHINGTON

    10/02/2013 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Becket Adams
    A series of leaked emails authored by House Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff Mike Sommers shows Boehner may have coordinated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to exempt Congress from Obamacare. The emails were leaked Tuesday by Reid chief of staff David Krone, who actually has a history of this sort of thing.
  • Reid on Zimmerman: ‘This isn’t over with'

    07/14/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday urged the Justice Department to review federal charges against George Zimmerman who was acquitted in Sanford, Fla., of murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. “I think the Justice Department is going to take a look at this. This isn’t over with and I think that’s good. That’s our system, it’s gotten better, not worse,” Reid said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”.
  • Dingy Harry: Obamacare Will Be a Train Wreck Unless We Spend More Money

    05/02/2013 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dingy Harry "says he shares colleagues' concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a 'train wreck' if it's not implemented properly," which means as quick as it can be before people figure out even more what's in it. Dingy Harry "warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public. 'Max [Baucus ] said unless we implement this properly it's going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,' Reid said..." So what do...
  • Letter with ricin sent to Miss. senator

    04/16/2013 4:13:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It’s customary for mail addressed to congressional offices to be screened at an off-site facility.
  • Ricin Laced Letter Sent to Senator Roger Wicker

    04/16/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | April 16th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    A letter addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) tested positive for the deadly poison Ricin this afternoon, according to two sources, and high-ranking security officials are briefing U.S. Senators now on the situation. The letter, which there is no word on whether it was sent to Senator Wicker's Washington or home office, contained the poison in a powdery form, which is deadly if inhaled, injected or ingested. Ricin causes the body to stop forming protein and results in death within three to five days of exposure if not treated, and if successfully treated results in long-term organ damage. The toxin...
  • Businessman in fraud case ties Utah AG to scheme (Harry Reid mentioned)

    01/12/2013 2:30:33 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | Jan 12 , 2013
    A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear. ... Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade Commission's investigation.
  • Harry Reid and Senate Dems Hypocritically Embrace Nuclear Option To Kill Filibusters

    11/28/2012 8:44:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Congress: Changing the filibuster rule come January has suddenly become a top priority for Senate Democrats who want to help their re-elected president complete his fundamental transformation of America. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blasted Democratic-led efforts to reform the filibuster, something the Democrats once vehemently opposed but which Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to bring up in the next Congress, fearing the Republicans will dig in to block President Obama's agenda. What Reid and the Democrats will come up with is unknown at this point. Among the options is to ban filibusters that block the start of...
  • Senate Dems Hypocritically Embrace Nuclear Option

    11/27/2012 4:12:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 27, 2012
    Congress: Changing the filibuster rule come January has suddenly become a top priority for Senate Democrats who want to help their re-elected president complete his fundamental transformation of America. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blasted Democratic-led efforts to reform the filibuster, something the Democrats once vehemently opposed but which Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to bring up in the next Congress, fearing the Republicans will dig in to block President Obama's agenda. What Reid and the Democrats will come up with is unknown at this point. Among the options is to ban filibusters that block the start of...
  • Reid faces task of mending fences with GOP after campaign attacks

    11/24/2012 5:57:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid faces task of mending fences with GOP after campaign attacksBy Alexander Bolton - 11/24/12 06:00 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) infuriated Republicans during the campaign with his harsh partisan attacks and now faces the delicate task of mending his relationship with the GOP. Some Republicans say Reid poisoned his relationship with their party by waging controversial attacks against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. They were most angered by Reid’s charge that Romney had not paid taxes in ten years, attributing the information to an anonymous source. "I do think he lost more credibility with Republicans because...
  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    11/07/2012 10:23:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re...
  • Dingy Harry: We Won't Work With Mitt (Democrat Senate Leader Unloads On Romney Victory Alert)

    11/02/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Breitbart is reporting Dingy Harry, the Senate majority leader, pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. Now, why would Harry Reid say that? Let's look at this. In the first place, we're told that we gotta have people walk across the aisle, bipartisanship. That was Obama, by the way. He was gonna end partisanship. Obama was gonna bring us all together. Okay, that didn't happen. Obama is the most-partisan and divisive president in American history. I'm pretty confident in saying that. He's the most divisive president in American history, on purpose and...
  • Democrats, Media Get Punk'd: Romney Releases Tax Returns

    09/21/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Guy Benson
    It's official: The Romney campaign possesses a wicked sense of humor and an enviable degree of patience.  After months of caterwauling, breathless innuendo and baseless slander, the Democrats and their media allies are being treated to a Friday feast of piping hot crow.  The Romney campaign has released a detailed report of the the candidate's 2011 tax returns, as well as an extensive summary of the Romneys' taxes over the last two decades, prepared by analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  What do these documents contain?  Brad Malt, the Romney family's trustee, summarizes the 2011 data:   - In 2011, the Romneys paid...
  • Reid Statement On August Jobs Report

    09/07/2012 5:59:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 9/7/2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on the August employment report:“The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs. While our recovery is still moving too slowly for many Americans, job growth would likely have been even stronger if Republicans had not blocked Democratic efforts to hire more teachers, firefighters and police officers.“At the end of the day, too many people in Nevada and across America are still struggling to get by. The best way to speed...
  • Who Gets a Pass?

    08/09/2012 5:12:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently said of the Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values." Why? Because Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is on record as being opposed to gay marriage -- as is close to half the U.S. population, according to polls. The mayors of Boston and San Francisco also suggested that the company isn't welcome in their cities. Oddly, none of these public officials have lectured President Obama to keep clear of their cities. Yet until recently, Obama was likewise on record as opposing gay marriage. Why the exemption? Nor have the mayors in question disinvited...
  • Harry Reid not releasing his own tax returns

    08/07/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/07/2012 | By DARREN GOODE and JONATHAN ALLEN
    LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public. Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information. “I’m a member of Congress now, I don’t make too much money,” said Reid, whose net worth was estimated at $10 million in 2010. “But it’s all listed every year.” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told POLITICO last week that the majority leader will not release his...