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  • Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty Laundry: Harry Reid’s Mob Money

    01/20/2006 9:09:35 AM PST · by Fedora · 77 replies · 14,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/20/2006 | Fedora
    Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty Laundry: Harry Reid’s Mob MoneyBy Fedora “I’ve gotta Cleanface in my pocket,” boasted Kansas City Mafia representative Joe Agosto, unaware the FBI was monitoring his conversation (reproduced loosely in the movie Casino). FBI surveillance of Mafia gambling operations in Las Vegas in the late 1970s picked up Agosto making references to an individual he codenamed “Mr. Cleanface” and “Mr. Gillette”. Agosto’s conversations mentioned Mr. Cleanface was close to Nevada Governor-Elect Robert List. After turning state’s evidence, Agosto claimed that Mr. Cleanface was Harry Reid, then chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and sporting a cleanshaven, boyish look....
  • GOP may keep weaker Senate filibuster rule

    12/05/2014 4:00:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2014 3:10 PM EST | Alan Fram
    Poised to take over the Senate next month, Republicans may well keep weaker filibuster rules that they angrily denounced Democrats for muscling through the chamber a year ago. GOP senators remain divided on the issue, and it is uncertain what will happen when they discuss it Tuesday behind closed doors. But several Republicans said they think they will stick with the Democratic-imposed old threshold that a simple majority of votes can end filibusters against most nominations, instead of reviving the tougher 60-vote standard that lasted four decades before it was scuttled last November. […] Retaining the weaker standard would likely...
  • Harry Reid Urges White House to Delay Immigration Executive Action

    11/13/2014 3:49:52 PM PST · by dware · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 11.13.2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has privately asked the White House to delay an executive order on immigration until Congress passes a spending bill to keep the government running, ABC News has learned. While Reid supports President Obama’s ability to act on his own on immigration, he told senators today that he is increasingly concerned some Republicans will seize on the move and try to block the funding bill, which could lead to a government shutdown.
  • Senate Democrats stick with Reid as their leader

    11/13/2014 10:25:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 13, 2014 1:14 PM EST
    Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January. But he will serve as the minority leader instead of majority leader, thanks to Republicans’ success in the Nov. 4 elections. …
  • Harry Reid vows to cooperate when Dems become Senate minority (riiight)

    11/12/2014 11:42:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday he’s seen obstruction from Republicans and has no intention of adopting those tactics when he lands in the minority next year. Mr. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who will go from being majority leader to minority leader, said he will work “in good faith” to make the Senate operate smoothly, and said that means rejecting the obstruction he said the GOP pioneered while they were in the minority. “I have no desire to engage in that,” Mr. Reid said in opening the Senate for the lame-duck session, which will see a number of retiring or defeated...
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Harry Reid's dilemma: Side with Republicans or Obama?

    11/11/2014 6:30:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | November 10, 2014 | By BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Democrats are split over whether to ram through the White House's stalled nominees. Reid’s approach would keep the holiday season from ending in a series of bitter midnight sessions and could avoid antagonizing Republicans. But other Democrats argue Republicans may have little interest in approving the bulk of the president’s nominees regardless of what happens in the next few weeks, so it’s now or never to act on a slate of new judges, ambassadors and perhaps even the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. “Let’s clear the decks, unless we can get some agreement with Republicans,” said Sen....
  • Reid to Mitch McConnell: Americans Want Us to 'Work Together' (Completelu delusional)

    11/05/2014 7:27:49 AM PST · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/5/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reached out to his presumed successor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he hoped they could work together “to get things done” in Washington. In a statement, according to Mediaite, Reid said, "I’d like to congratulate Senator McConnell, who will be the new Senate Majority Leader. The message from voters is clear: They want us to work together. I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class." McConnell’s resounding victory in Kentucky over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes started the GOP wave on election night. Democrats...
  • Harry Reid: Ernst too far right for conservatives

    11/01/2014 8:39:26 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday urged progressive activists to get out the vote for Bruce Braley, calling Iowa crucial to Democratic hopes to keep the Senate. “If we win Iowa, we’re going to do just fine,” Reid said on a call organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Iowa is a key for what we do.” During the call, Reid said Joni Ernst, the GOP Senate nominee in Iowa, would be a disaster for issues key to progressives, like protecting Social Security and raising the minimum wage. Ernst, a state senator, and Braley, a four-term congressman, are...
  • Harry Reid: Senate Control Hangs On One Key Race

    11/01/2014 12:35:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 01, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN November 1, 2014 Harry Reid: Senate Control Hangs On One Key Race Republican takeover of the Senate will likely depend on the outcome of the Iowa Senate race. "What Joni Ernst would mean, coming to the United States Senate, is that Mitch McConnell would be the leader of the Senate, someone who agrees with her on virtually everything. Think what that would mean to our country," Reid said Saturday, according to Roll Call. Republican Joni Ernst is neck and neck with Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate. Reid was participating in a conference call organized by the Progressive...
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • Harry Reid email: "Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33%"

    10/11/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 30 replies
    Harry Reid ^ | 10/11/2014 | Harry Reid PAC
    Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33% -- Daily Kos, 9/29/14 Dear Friend, Put another way -- as is stands today, Koch-backed Republicans have a 66% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate. We’ve got a month to keep control of the Senate. Let’s make sure we’re fighting as hard as we possibly can. We need $42,OOO this month to keep our grassroots efforts going. Can you contribute $5? If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Express Donate: $5 Express Donate: $10 Express Donate: $25 Or donate another amount. The obstruction of...
  • Building Legacy, Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

    09/14/2014 5:07:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees. Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took office, only...
  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    09/08/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 6:52 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests’ financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House. Democrats brought the measure to the Senate floor...
  • House GOP Plan for September: Shame the Senate

    09/04/2014 1:30:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 3, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.” The most pressing item on the agenda is a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30, but Boehner also spoke strongly and at length, according to a read-out from a source on the call, in favor of using the remaining legislative days before the November elections to draw “a very stark contrast between ourselves and the Democrats who run Washington.” The Republican-led House, Boehner said, “is...
  • ‘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 · 229 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>