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  • Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option

    01/31/2017 4:34:23 PM PST · by hans56 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Oct 24,2016 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is predicting a Democratic-majority Senate next year could break out the "nuclear option" to change the rules on Supreme Court nominations.
  • Soros’ Son Quietly Steps Up as Major Liberal Donor

    01/14/2017 9:52:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2017 4:59 am | Joe Schoffstall
    Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros who acts as the managing partner for Soros Brothers Investments, has quietly emerged as a major donor to Democratic campaigns and causes. Alexander has remained relatively unknown in the world of political giving thanks to his father garnering a bulk of the family’s attention. However, Alexander has stepped up his political contributions even as his father continued to pour tens of millions into the coffers of Democratic campaigns and political action committees. Alexander gave more than $4.5 million to Democratic campaign committees and political action committees in 2016, according to campaign...
  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party won’t hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...
  • Dems to use hearings on Trump picks to court working class

    12/16/2016 10:56:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2016 12:46 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Determined to hold around two dozen Senate seats in 2018, Democrats will use the coming series of confirmation hearings to try to distinguish themselves from President-elect Donald Trump’s billionaire nominees and convince working-class voters who elected him that he’s not on their side. While Democrats have little leverage to stop the Republican’s picks in the Senate, they still plan a fight. To highlight what they say is the hypocrisy of Trump’s campaign promise to be a champion for the economically struggling little guy, they’ll focus on the nominees’ wealth, ties to Wall Street and willingness to privatize Medicare, among other...
  • Reid: Russian hacking 'as big a deal' as 9/11, Watergate

    12/14/2016 8:39:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says Russian hacking during this presidential election cycle is as significant as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Watergate scandal and called for a special commission to investigate. "I think this is as big a deal as Watergate, as 9/11," he told BuzzFeed at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. "I think they should have a 9/11-type commission. I know that [Sens.] Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.], Ben Cardin [D-Md.] and others are calling for that. I think it’s a step in the right direction. This is a scandal that’s been uncovered.
  • A $2M check, Harry Reid and one frustrated prosecutor

    12/11/2016 1:33:09 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 25 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/11/2016 | TOM HARVEY AND JENNIFER DOBNER
    The $2 million cashier's check was drawn at a St. George bank Nov. 5, 2010. From there, it was sent by FedEx to a Los Angeles attorney who represented Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker. Made out to "Mail Media LTD" — a Full Tilt-owned entity used to launder online-gambling funds — the millions then were deposited at Basler Kantonalbank in Switzerland, where Mail Media had an account. And from there, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating whether it went into a Marshall Islands account in the name of Searchlight Holding Inc. to benefit, or even bribe, Harry Reid, the once-powerful...
  • REID: RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN ELECTION ‘A HANGING CHAD 1,000 TIMES OVER,’ TRUMP ‘LOST THE ELECTION’

    12/10/2016 10:32:24 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 85 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10 DECEMBER 2016 | BY IAN HANCHETT
    Reid responded to a question on whether he thought about Russian intervention in the 2016 election undermined Trump’s incoming administration by saying, “Well, Trump’s the president. He was elected, you know, this is a hanging chad 1,000 times over. He lost the election, actually by about 3 million votes, but we have the system we have here, which, by the way, should change very soon.”
  • Reid calls for limits to his own methods as divisive tenure draws to close

    12/08/2016 5:39:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Harry Reid warned his colleagues not to abuse the filibuster, asked for a return to pork-barrel spending and begged them to find a way to limit the power of interest groups to spend money in elections, saying Thursday that the fate of American democracy depends on it. The Nevada Democrat who led his party to political heights of a 60-vote majority, then watched as it slipped away over the last six years, delivered a pair of swan song speeches, regretting nothing from his hard-nosed approach to politics, while doling out advice to all who would listen. He is retiring...
  • Harry Reid wants to stay, says blind eye forced retirement

    12/06/2016 4:10:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has few regrets, but one is his injury-forced retirement from the Senate. "I love this institution," he said. "I wish I could be here forever." In a profile for GW, the George Washington University magazine, the school alum said an exercise accident that blinded his right eye two years ago has forced him to leave.
  • Reid Proudly Declares Himself King of Earmarks: 'I Boast About Earmarks'

    11/17/2016 10:14:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 17, 2016 | 5:34 AM EST | Susan Jones
    On a day when “concerned” Senate Democrats met behind closed doors to look for a “path forward,” as Sen. Harry Reid described it, Reid told reporters, “I’m one of the kings of earmarks.” The retiring Senate Minority Leader said he’s “never apologized to anybody” for his attitude toward taxpayer money that lawmakers direct to be spent on pet projects back home. “I go home and I boast about earmarks. And that’s what everyone should do,” Reid said. …
  • Reid weighs in on Bannon: 'Don't do this'

    11/16/2016 4:43:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 114 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    "He should rescind his appointment of Bannon – Don't do it – think about this," Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon. "… Take responsibility. Rise to the dignity of the office … instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racial bigotry will have no place" here.
  • Senator Harry Reid Backs Rep. Keith Ellison for Democratic National Committee Chair

    11/13/2016 4:07:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Christina Coleburn
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday thew his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next Democratic National Committee chairman. ‎"My friend Keith Ellison is a terrific leader and a strong progressive who knows how to get things done," Reid said in a statement. "Now is the time for new thinking and a fresh start at the DNC. Now is the time for Keith." Reid's show of support comes after incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's Friday endorsement.
  • Conway: Obama, Clinton should call for calm; Reid should 'be very careful'

    11/13/2016 10:43:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday called on Democratic leaders -- including President Obama and Hillary Clinton -- to publicly call for an end to violent protests over Trump’s election victory, while warning outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to “be very careful” about his personal attacks on Trump. “I am calling for responsibility and decency. I hope President Obama says, ‘Cut it out,'" Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Everybody is looking for a peaceful transition, and you have the Senate minority leader acting like a garden variety political pundit.” "I think that the president of...
  • Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment

    11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trump’s election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, “an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation." Ouch. Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause. After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator. It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this...
  • Liar Reid Slams Comey

    11/01/2016 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Chutzpah has a new poster child and his name is Harry Reid. The man who stood idly by as the IRS used its ultimate power to target the Tea Party and other groups in 2012 in order to reelect President Obama, the man who lied on the Senate floor about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, now claims that FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act by fulfilling his obligation to notify Congress regarding new evidence in the Hillary email investigation: Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid set off a firestorm of criticism Sunday after he said that FBI Director James...
  • Hillary Has Nobody to Blame But Herself

    10/31/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What is all anybody wants to know? Is this gonna have an effect on the election? That's all anybody wants to know. And I'm gonna tell you, yes! And, if you don't believe that, just listen to the Democrats. If you don't think this is gonna have an impact on the election, listen to the Democrats. You got Dingy Harry out there reviving a technique of his in 2012. Dingy Harry's got another friend. And this time the friend said that Comey is breaking the Hatch Act, that James Comey is breaking the law by doing what...
  • Harry Reid accuses Comey of sitting on proof of Trump-Russia ties, possible Hatch Act violation

    10/30/2016 9:17:56 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | October 30, 2016 | Reena Flores
    In his last few months in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, isn’t pulling any punches -- especially after the recent revelations by FBI Director James Comey that more emails were found that could be related to the Clinton email probe. The pugilistic Reid, who plans retire after finishing out this term in Congress, penned a blistering letter to Comey Sunday, accusing the FBI chief of holding back “explosive” information about Donald Trump’s close Russian ties while possibly violating the Hatch Act by reviving the Clinton email investigation. “Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard...
  • Harry Reid: Comey may have violated the Hatch Act

    10/30/2016 7:25:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:01 PM ET, Sun October 30, 2016 | Caroline Kenny
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday that FBI Director James Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, barring political activity by federal employees, through a late election season letter to Congress about the scope of the bureau's probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email service as secretary of state. Comey’s letter on Friday to congressional committee chairs said the FBI is reviewing newly discovered emails that might be linked to Clinton's private server. The new emails were found several weeks ago, law enforcement officials told CNN Sunday, but the FBI did not disclose them until Friday. The timing raises...
  • Panic: Harry Reid Says "Trump Will Never Win, The Polls are Wrong"

    09/16/2016 10:21:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Short video at link. There is no doubt that Democrats are inching closer and closer to the panic button. Recent polls have Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in the majority of battle ground states and in overall national polls. Just after Trump clarified his views on Barack Obama's birthplace, Senate minority leader Harry Reid held an interview on CNN scolding Trump and the recent polls while saying that Hillary is "doing a good job." "I don't believe your silliness with your $500 polls, they're not true," he said.
  • Reid: Trump is a 'hateful con man'

    07/27/2016 4:52:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Speaking for the last time at a Democratic convention as a party leader or elected official, Senate Minority LeaderHarry Reid (Nev.) used the occasion Wednesday to unload on Donald Trump, calling him a “hateful con man.” Reid blamed what he called the divisive tactics of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other congressional Republicans for enabling Trump’s rise. “His Republican Party decided that the answer to hard-working Americans' dreams is to slander our African-American president, stoke fear of Muslims, sow hatred of Latinos, insult Asians, and, of course, wage war against women,” Reid said. “In other...
  • Reid: Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities Would 'Undermine' Local Law Enforcement

    07/08/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.” “Senator Toomey”s bill will undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety. It would deny millions of dollars of critical community and economic development funding to cities and states that refuse to target immigrant families,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) bill, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,...
  • Sen. Reid: NRA Is ‘Very Bad’ — Gun Owners of America ‘Worse Than Bad’

    06/16/2016 1:40:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the National Rifle Association (NRA) is “bad, really bad” and the group Gun Owners of America is “even worse than bad.” Speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week, Reid claimed Americans want stricter gun control. “More than 80% of Americans want to close so-called terror loopholes, preventing people on terror watch lists from purchasing firearms,” Reid said. …
  • Reid: 'Make Sure the Middle Class Is Treated As Fairly As the Pentagon'

    06/08/2016 11:38:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2016 | 10:54 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Democrats are putting the Republican-led Senate on notice: Don’t mess with the bipartisan budget deal if you want to pass appropriations bills. “Given the bipartisan agreement we struck last year, which is now the law of the country, we need to make sure that it’s followed this year also,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. “And basically, what we’re talking about is to make sure the middle-class is treated as fairly as the Pentagon.” […] “The security of our nation…depends on more than bombs and bullets,” Reid said. “We understand how important military is and we support...
  • Obama says Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee

    05/16/2016 4:45:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 6:26 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president’s nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars. Obama made the claim in an online video interview about his stalled nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland. Asked if he thought the Constitution’s language about “advice and consent” meant the Senate had an obligation to hold a vote, Obama told BuzzFeed News: “I do.” […]The GOP has pointed out that in 2005, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid argued that the Constitution doesn’t...
  • Harry Reid says Sanders has no path to the nomination

    04/26/2016 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 3:07 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton, who’s expected to post a strong showing in primaries Tuesday in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. …
  • Reid wishes he could stay in Senate 'til I drop dead'

    04/14/2016 1:50:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday he wishes he could stay in the Senate “'til I drop dead," even though he is not seeking reelection in November. "Well, I wish I could stay here 'til I drop dead, but I want to be remembered for my first 34 years, not my last six," Reid said in an interview with The Takeaway podcast . "I want everyone within the sound of my voice here today to understand what a joy it's been, an honor for me to serve in the Senate." The Nevada senator reflected on his unpopularity among some...
  • Reid predicts Senate will confirm Garland after Clinton win

    03/25/2016 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2016 5:29 PM EDT
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid predicts the Senate will confirm Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court after Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election in November. The Nevada Democrat says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to consider a high court nominee until a new president offers a nomination for the vacancy is “dumb advice” for Republican senators. …
  • Sharron Angle to make encore bid for Reid's Senate seat

    03/18/2016 6:48:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 7:54 PM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Nevada conservative Sharron Angle, who lost a high-profile bid to oust Democratic Sen. Harry Reid in 2010, filed paperwork Friday to make an encore run for his soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. The tea party darling said she registered in Carson City after months of testing the water and hinting at a possible bid. Her move adds another primary opponent for the Republican frontrunner, three-term Rep. Joe Heck, and could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim the seat over Reid’s endorsed candidate, former Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. […] Democrats have salivated over the prospect of Angle entering...
  • Democrats denounce GOP 'piñata' comment on Supreme Court

    03/08/2016 2:44:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2016 5:41 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to be treated like a “piñata.” Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Republicans were “acting like big, tough people threatening to destroy the reputation of a Supreme Court nominee they haven’t even met yet.” Reid and other Democrats denounced a comment by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, who told reporters late Monday that anyone nominated by Obama to the high court “will bear some resemblance to a piñata.” Reid...
  • Harry Reid: I ‘Have Some Degree of Respect for’ Cruz, Rubio’s an ‘Opportunist’

    03/02/2016 5:10:10 PM PST · by springwater13 · 61 replies
    Reid said that as much as he doesn’t like much of what Cruz stands for, “I have some degree of respect for him because he believes in something. He has a set of values.” Even on the government shutdown, Reid said he “really hurt the country… but at least he set out doing what he said he would do. He was far less kind to Rubio: “He’s an opportunist first class… Here is a man who is part of a group of senators, a very, very small group of senators, who came up with something important for the country: comprehensive...
  • Senate Democrats dispute Obama's decision on Israel boycotts

    02/26/2016 12:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 26, 2016 3:06 PM EST | Richard Lardner
    Senate Democrats have opened a rare public feud with President Barack Obama over a congressional effort to discourage America's trading partners from targeting Israel with politically motivated boycotts and sanctions. Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats voiced their objections to Obama's decision not to implement provisions in a trade law that instructs U.S. negotiators to protect Israel from being punished economically for its treatment of Palestinians. [...] Obama is opposed to the boycott movement and has pledged to fight it "as long as I am president." But his administration took issue with part of the bill that it said...
  • Dem: GOP trying to delegitimize Obama by blocking court pick (Dingy Harry)

    02/22/2016 1:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2016 4:27 PM EST | Alan Fram
    The Senate's top Democrat says Republicans trying to prevent President Barack Obama from filling a Supreme Court vacancy are trying to delegitimize his presidency. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made the remarks Monday after the Senate convened for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. [...] Obama is expected to announce his selection in the next few weeks. ...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    02/12/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have "no moral compass." He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. Grayson is running in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His campaign did not immediately respond to Reid's call to quit the race. ...
  • AP Interview: Reid: Dems 'maybe' to blame on gun bill losses

    12/17/2015 6:37:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:11 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Thursday his party has tried everything to get gun control legislation through Congress and still keeps losing to the National Rifle Association. Reid said Democrats themselves may be to blame - or maybe voters are gullible, even after multiple mass shootings. ...
  • Harry Reid: 'We Need Republicans to Work With Us' to Fund Democrat Priorities

    12/09/2015 8:33:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 9, 2015 | 8:23 AM EST | Susan Jones
    "Unless Republicans go along with Democrats, "the government shuts down at midnight this Friday," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. "If we fail to meet that deadline, it will be another evidence of a Republican failure in leadership." Reid said if Republicans fail to pass an omnibus appropriations bill by midnight on Dec. 11 -- a date they picked -- it will be because they continue to attach their "ideological agenda" to the must-pass omnibus. "No legislation will pass with these poison pill riders. We passed a bipartisan budget agreement, we did it through good-faith negotiations. It was...
  • Dingy Harry Does It Again!

    12/02/2015 6:02:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And I have another pregunta. (A little Spanish lingo there for "question.") So Robert Dear, the guy running around shooting up Planned Parenthood, the only words he mumbled that anybody could understand was "no more body parts." So immediately the left runs around and starts assuming, "A-ha! It's a bunch of mad, insane, lunatic right-wingers!" My question is, is it only conservatives offended by the selling of body parts? Are Democrats not offended by that? Is the left not offended by the selling of body parts? Apparently not! Apparently when you start talking about chopping up babies...
  • Reid: Republicans should denounce Carson's 'disgusting remarks'

    09/21/2015 12:23:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Francis Rivera Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is calling on Republicans to repudiate Ben Carson's remarks that Muslims are not fit to be president. “I call on every Republican to denounce Ben Carson’s disgusting remarks,” Reid tweeted on Monday. “That shameful intolerance and bigotry should have no place here. “Kareem Khan sacrificed everything for his country,” he added, tweeting a picture of a grave bearing that name. “Shame on Carson for denigrating him and all Muslim Americans.” Reid’s Twitter photo shows a memorial for Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, an Army corporal who lived from Feb. 12, 1987 to...
  • Koch Brothers Signal Support for Scott Walker

    04/20/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/20/2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors that he and his brother, who oversee one of the biggest private political organizations in the country, believed that Mr. Walker was the Republican Party’s best hope for recapturing the White House. “We will support whoever the candidate is,” said Mr. Koch, according to two people who attended the event. “But it should be...
  • Harry Reid Changes His Story On How He Sustained New Year’s Day Injuries

    04/08/2015 4:49:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/15
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is changing the story about how he sustained those gruesome New Year’s Day injuries that have left him blind in one eye. Previously, Reid claimed that an exercise band he was using “broke.” “I was doing exercises that I’ve been doing for many years with those large rubber bands and one of them broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” (emphasis added) Reid said at a press conference on January 22. (You can see the video of that press conference here.) But now, in an interview...
  • Troubled Capitol Police Withholding Information About Harry Reid’s Injuries

    04/06/2015 11:13:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The leadership of the troubled, 1,800 person Capitol Police force is withholding information about the circumstances surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gruesome New Year’s Day injuries. Breitbart News poked holes in Reid’s story that the injuries resulted from a home exercise accident that occurred when the exercise band that he attached to the shower door in his bathroom “broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” as he claimed. Breitbart News has also reported that virtually all of the information concerning the events surrounding the New Year’s Day injury and Reid’s...
  • Obama’s Justice Department Charges Menendez … But Not Reid

    04/03/2015 2:31:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Obama Justice Department has filed its much anticipated corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez. He is the New Jersey Democrat who, from his powerful senior seat on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, has vehemently opposed President Obama’s negotiations with the jihadist regime in Iran, as well as his outreach to Castro’s Cuba. Two things about the Obama administration cannot be denied. First, the president is desperate to cut a deal with the mullahs on their nuclear program, so much so that he has erased virtually every red line he ever purported to draw and has not been shy about...
  • THE REAL REASON HARRY REID IS RETIRING [fear of prosecution by GOP president]

    03/28/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.” “I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times. Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances...
  • Republicans are beginning to act as though Barack Obama isn’t even the president

    03/09/2015 6:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | March 9, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    It’s safe to say that no president in modern times has had his legitimacy questioned by the opposition party as much as Barack Obama. But as his term in office enters its final phase, Republicans are embarking on an entirely new enterprise: They have decided that as long as he holds the office of the presidency, it’s no longer necessary to respect the office itself. Is that a bit hyperbolic? Maybe. But this news is nothing short of stunning: A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they...
  • Reid helped steer tax dollars to well-connected green energy operators

    03/09/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid helped steer billions of federal tax dollars to companies supporting a green energy group run by two of his former staff members and a current campaign operative.The Nevada Democrat pushed for millions of dollars in grants and billions more in federal loan guarantees for corporations that donated to the Clean Energy Project, a nonprofit founded by a pair of former staffers with close ties to both Reid and to a major Democratic PAC associated with the senator, Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon reported.One such company, California-based Fulcrum Bioenergy, received a hefty federal grant...
  • Harry Reid blasts GOP’s Iran letter: ‘Hard slap in the face’

    03/09/2015 11:58:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/9/15 2:53 PM EDT | Burgess Everett
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid angrily denounced a Republican-led effort to circumvent President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, calling it “hard slap in the face” of the United States. As Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the engineer of a letter that panned Obama’s effort as merely an “executive agreement,” watched from the presiding officer’s chair on Monday afternoon, Reid called the end-around by 47 Republicans a “juvenile” attack and an attempt to undermine Obama “purely out of spite.” “The judgment of my Republican colleagues seems to be clouded by their abhorrence of President Obama. The Republican senators...
  • Crispy Critters — Nevada Solar Plant Not For The Birds

    02/25/2015 9:50:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration. If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening. But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping. House Minority...
  • Harry Reid Likely To Return To Senate Next Week: Democratic Aide

    01/15/2015 11:19:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 1-15-15 | Andrew Taylor
    A Senate Democratic aide says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is likely to return to the Senate next week after missing the first two weeks of business due to injuries sustained in a fall at his new home in Nevada. Reid is suffering from broken facial bones and ribs after slamming into a counter when a piece of exercise equipment broke. He also sustained a concussion. The aide said Reid won't return without the permission of his doctors. The 75-year-old Democrat said in a radio interview this week that the injuries won't prevent him from running for a sixth term...
  • Picture of Harry Reid after getting his ass beat by a treadmill

    01/06/2015 7:51:02 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 52 replies
    Harry Reid used to be a tomato can boxer. So he’s used to getting his ass beat. Harry Reid couldn’t make it to the start of the 114th Congress, so he decided to release a pity me video message instead. Harry Reid not only looks like the senile old coot he is, but also he’s starting to resemble a pirate.
  • Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident

    01/02/2015 8:01:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 116 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was hospitalized overnight at University Medical Center in Las Vegas as a precaution and was released on Friday.
  • Vanity with a link Breaking: Is What Just Happened To Harry Reid On New Year’s Day A Bad Omen For De

    01/02/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 110 replies
    western journalism.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    Harry Reid suffers severe injuries from freak exercise equipment accident. Rubber band breaks and smacks him in the face and he falls. Broken bones in face and ribs.