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  • US Sen. Harry Reid suing exercise band maker over eye injury

    10/08/2015 10:51:24 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | KEN RITTER,
    .S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says broke or slipped from his hand during an arm-strengthening routine on New Year's Day, causing him to fall and suffer face, rib and eye injuries. The Senate minority leader from Nevada and his wife, Landra Gould, seek more than $50,000 in damages from Thera-Band maker Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC.
  • Harry Reid, beaten to a pulp, suing exercise machine company

    10/08/2015 6:14:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 8, 2015 | Ed Straker
    If you were beaten to a pulp, lost an eye, and had your ribs broken, wouldn't you want to pursue justice against the one responsible? Harry Reid does. After being badly beaten up "by his exercise machine," he is suing for his injuries. Here's exactly how it happened (unless it happened a completely different way): "The TheraBand was mounted to a sturdy object in his bathroom," according to the lawsuit. "While in use, the TheraBand broke or slipped out of Mr. Reid's hand, causing him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet." According to the document, Reid...
  • Obama Ignored Reid’s Request to Reject Resolution for Palestinian State – Twice

    10/02/2015 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A new report confirms more White House woes with our ally Israel. A Politico exclusive reveals that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid confronted White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on two occasions to ask President Obama to reject a UN resolution that would grant Palestine statehood. Both times, Obama gave him the silent treatment. While Reid has previously shown his support for Israel, his latest request may not exactly have been for the Middle Eastern country’s best interests. The timing suggested he was trying to secure passage for the Iran Deal: The requests from Reid came as he was...
  • Obama Twice Refused to Block Palestinian State

    10/01/2015 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 6:26 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    While the hostilities between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have long been an open secret, the depth of the breakdown in relations between the two was demonstrated on Wednesday, as it was revealed Obama twice refused to veto a UN resolution establishing a Palestinian state. Politico revealed Thursday that Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked White House chief of staff Denis McDonough twice this year to have Obama publicly announce he would veto a UN Security Council call establishing “Palestine.” On both occasions, Obama flatly ignored the request. Reid had made the requests in an...
  • WATCH=> FOX Host Lectures Mitch McConnell on the “Stink” Coming Out of Washington

    09/11/2015 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    GP ^ | September 11,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Hemmer: People on the outside see this and think that that’s just Washington doing what Washington wants to do. And, damn the laws. And, you know what’s going on in the campaign trail, Democrat or Republican. That’s why Bernie Sanders is getting 15,000 people at a rally. That’s why Donald Trump is at 32% of the polling right now. People do not like what is coming out of Washington and they think the smell stinks Mitch McConnell: Well I agree with that. This is a deal supported by Democrats only. A deal negotiated by a Democratic president. Let’s make...
  • Obama Democrats pave way for Iran nuclear deal (a welcome foreign policy victory)

    09/10/2015 9:15:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/10/15 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama's Democrats staved off a united Republican effort to sink the Iran nuclear deal Thursday, handing him a welcome foreign policy victory. As expected, US senators fell two votes shy of the 60 needed to advance a resolution disapproving of the international accord, meaning the legislation aimed at sabotaging the deal is essentially dead. "The Senate has spoken with a clarion voice and declared that the historic agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon will stand," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said after Democrats cleared the way for the accord.
  • Harry Reid: GOP 'scared' to confront Donald Trump

    09/08/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    cnn ^ | September 8, 2015; 2:57 pm | Manu Raju
    Washington (CNN)Harry Reid ridiculed Donald Trump and the Republican presidential field Tuesday, saying candidates were "scared" to confront the billionaire businessman because he's "speaking to their hearts." In an interview with CNN, the Senate Democratic leader said Trump's temperament "is not much different than the rest of the team he's running against." "Donald Trump is speaking for the Republican Party," Reid said, sitting in the Lyndon B. Johnson room just off the Senate floor. "Why do the Republicans who are running for president never criticize him on anything?" Told that Jeb Bush has been sharply critical of Trump, Reid shrugged...
  • Harry Reid confirms Senate Democrats will filibuster Iran nuclear deal (New tactic to "pass" treaty)

    09/05/2015 1:26:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Democrats will try to mount a filibuster to block the Iran nuclear deal from even having to reach President Obama’s desk for a veto, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid signaled Sunday in a statement. He and his party colleagues already have enough committed supporters that they would be able to sustain an Obama veto and allow the Iran deal to proceed, but a filibuster would be an even bigger coup, halting the issue earlier in the process and heading off a protracted — and potentially politically costly — veto fight. “I recently informed Senator McConnell that after a period of...
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “First, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress won’t even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • Las Vegas Newspaper Owner Hosts Obama Fundraiser, Bundles for Hillary

    08/26/2015 6:58:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15 | Tim Graham
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported President Obama spoke at a Nevada State Democratic Party fundraiser for Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running for Harry Reid’s Senate seat in 2016. “The event was held at the Henderson home of Las Vegas Sun editor and publisher Brian Greenspun. Contributions at the event hit a high of $33,400. The event, which drew more than 100 people, raised more than $300,000.” What kind of newspaper is the Las Vegas Sun that its editor and publisher hosts Democratic Party fundraisers with the president? A routinely partisan one. Jon Ralston, just hailed by Chuck Todd on...
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS — There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.” Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.” And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • Harry Reid Backs the Iran Deal, Probably Thwarts GOP Opposition

    08/24/2015 3:13:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | August 24, 2015 | Margaret Hartman
    Even after Senator Chuck Schumer announced that he intends to vote against the Iran deal next month, most political analysts predicted that Congress wouldn't be able to block the agreement. That scenario seems even more likely now that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has thrown his full support behind the nuclear agreement. Calling the deal the "best path to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Reid said in a statement released Sunday night, "I strongly support the historic agreement and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands." Reid said critics of the deal have "failed...
  • Harry Reid endorses Iran deal, boosts chances Congress won’t block it

    08/23/2015 1:45:13 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    Wash Post ^ | August 23 2015
    Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid gave a forceful endorsement Sunday to the nuclear deal with Iran, a key boost that provides continued momentum for preventing Congress from blocking President Obama’s pact. The Nevada Democrat said the deal, which lifts economic sanctions against the rogue nation for pledges to limit its nuclear program, is the “best way” to curtail Iran’s military ambitions, and he pledged to round up more support to thwart its opponents. “I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure the deal stands,” he said in a telephone interview with The Washington Post from his...
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • ‘no sane country would have birthright citizenship!’ – evil racist democrat harry reid in 1993

    08/23/2015 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Well, first we found how Newsweek called Obama an “anchor baby,” and now we’ve discovered a video showing the evil racist Harry Reid decrying birthright citizenship in 1993. Watch below:
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • Slash and Burn: How Democrats Defend the Indefensible—and Why Republicans are No Match for Them

    08/06/2015 7:13:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Were Republicans trying to let Obama's Democrats curb-stomp them on the Planned Parenthood vote? The Republican congressional leadership’s embarrassing failure to open fire on the human body-part wholesalers of Planned Parenthood, a group that is at the very center of gravity of the American Left, is symptomatic of a larger, probably deadly pathogen flowing in the veins of the once-proud party of Lincoln. The collapse of the barely-there effort this week to deprive Planned Parenthood of taxpayer support for its ongoing, ever-expanding assembly line of horrors in which the group’s leaders harvest human fetuses before their time in order to...
  • Commentary: Sen. Ted Cruz’ Courageous Stand Against ‘Washington Cartel’

    08/04/2015 5:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 4, 2015 | Don Loucks
    On Friday morning, 24 July, our Texas Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and did something truly extraordinary: He excoriated the leadership of the U.S. Senate. No, it was not the Democrats he was after, even though Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) was properly mentioned. It was the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) who was the object of a nineteen-minute indictment of corruption and dishonesty. The word “lie” is seldom heard in that chamber, being that the place is so genteel. But Friday was a seminal moment in U.S. legislative history, and Senator Cruz enunciated the...
  • Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President, Part II

    07/31/2015 5:07:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel R. DePetris, National Security Dude, Observer of Congress, Currently Outside-the-Beltway
    For a person who wants to be President of the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz is sure not acting presidential. When he was Majority Leader, Harry Reid called Ted Cruz a "schoolyard bully" on the Senate floor. I won't go that far, because I don't know the man personally; I've never spoken to him, and it would be unfair for me to characterize someone in such a personal fashion without doing so. But I will reiterate something that I wrote last March: Sen. Cruz is not qualified to be President of the United States. It's not because he's a bully...
  • Democrats Promise to Kill Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood; Harry Reid: “Good Luck With That”

    07/28/2015 5:29:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats are promising to kill a pro-life measure the Senate may vote on as soon as next week that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The U.S. Senate will hold a vote on a measure to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in a matter of days. The vote will come before the Senate takes its August recess. In the wake of three shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors arranging the sale of body parts form aborted babies, there have been competing measures to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Senator Rand Paul is behind one effort to strip the...
  • McConnell and Reid may have just set a 51-vote threshold for passing Obamacare repeal

    07/24/2015 11:17:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    Next week, Senate Republicans could pass Obamacare repeal with a simple 51-vote majority as part of the long-term highway bill, according to Sen. Mike Lee. The Utah Republican laid out the argument in a press release after party leaders set the sequencing of votes: "The first Obamacare vote on Sunday will have a 60 vote threshold, and Democrats will likely block it," Lee continued. "But thanks to the sequencing of the votes we just locked in, Republicans will have the opportunity resurrect that Obamacare amendment later on in the process, and put it back before the Senate in a manner...
  • Democrats use Donald Trump's remarks to castigate GOP

    07/21/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | July 21, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's incendiary comments - and the GOP response - are proving political gold for Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid jumped on both Tuesday, first attacking Trump for his criticism of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., then pivoting to a larger target: the growing GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. Reid, D-Nev., noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing Trump's suggestion that McCain is not really a war hero, they were more tentative in responding to his criticisms of Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."(continued)
  • Harry Reid's Anti-Illegal Immigration Bill 1993

    07/08/2015 1:16:59 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 3 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | Jan 4, 2011 | Jon Feere
    "In response to increased terrorism and abuse of social programs by aliens, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today introduced the first and only comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress. Currently, an alien living illegally in the United States often pays no taxes but receives unemployment, welfare, free medical care and other federal benefits. Recent terrorist acts, including the World Trade Center bombing, have underscored the need to keep violent criminals out of the country. Reid's bill, the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993, overhauls the nation's immigration laws and calls for a massive scale-down of immigrants allowed into the country from approximately...
  • Republicans hope moderate Joe Heck can woo Latino voters in Nevada (Heck?? No!!!)

    07/08/2015 3:38:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    With Nevada Rep. Joe Heck declaring his intention to run for the soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat once Harry Reid retires, the Republican Party finally feels like they’ve got a candidate in the Silver state who can fill that position. That is, however, if he can win Nevada’s crucial Latino vote. Heck – a House member, physician and brigadier general in the Army Reserve – has been touted by the GOP as a Latino-friendly candidate who has won three Las Vegas-area congressional elections thanks in large part to his moderate tone toward immigration reform. During the Senate race, observers say that Heck...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • Harry Reid: US The "Only Advanced Country" Where "Mass Violence" Occurs

    06/24/2015 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies ^ | June 24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said the United States is the “only advanced country” where public “mass violence” occurs, and more gun control is needed now to keep Charleston-like attacks from happening again. Reid’s announcement that public “mass violence” does not happen in other advanced countries echoed a similar claim by Obama in which he referenced Charleston by claiming “that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
  • Harry Reid calls on leaders to reconsider UNLV mascot, nickname

    06/24/2015 10:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox 5 Vegas ^ | 06/24/2015 | Kerry Kinsey
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Speaking to reporters in Washington Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid called on Nevada higher education officials to consider changing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' mascot and sports nickname. The statements came after a shooting in South Carolina that claimed nine lives sparked debate about displays of the Confederacy. On the campus of UNLV Tuesday, it was difficult to find anyone who believes the mascot, Hey Reb!, should be changed. “What happened over there is a tragedy of course, but what's happening here on campus is what's happening on campus. Go Rebels,” student Billy Watts said. “I...
  • Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers drops bid for U.S. Senate

    06/16/2015 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | John L. Smith
    Now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, there’s no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers won’t be one of them. Beers, a fiscal conservative who announced his candidacy more than a year ago, has decided not to run in 2016. “When I announced my candidacy more than a year ago, Harry Reid was actively running for re-election and I was the only Republican office holder in the state with the courage to run against him,” Beers said in a message on his website early Monday evening....
  • Sandoval says he won’t run for Reid’s US Senate seat

    06/09/2015 8:05:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday he will not run for Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate seat. Sandoval made known his intentions to remain as governor, at least for now, following the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session on June 1... “I have said many times that it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Nevada’s chief executive and that I love my job. My heart is in my responsibilities as governor and continuing to build the New Nevada. My undivided attention must be devoted to being the best governor, husband and father I can be. “For these reasons, I...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...
  • At bout with Holyfield, Romney saved best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley

    05/16/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015
    Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield had a charity boxing match last night:-snip- Holyfield was declared the victor, but perhaps only because Romney saved his best jabs for Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Candy Crowley.-snip-Mitt Romney with the joke about wanting his fight against @holyfield to be "as clean as Hillary Clinton's server"-snip-Romney after Holyfield fight: "I'm ready to take on Harry Reid's exercise equipment now.-snip-Romney, with some bite post-fight: "I'm happy to fight anybody so long as Candy Crowley isn't the referee."-snip- Mitt Romney, winner by TKO.
  • Harry Reid: Why Care About Tom Brady’s Balls When Redskins Are Being Racist?

    05/14/2015 8:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) complained on the floor of the upper chamber today that America is more concerned with Tom Brady’s delfating balls than the Washington Redskins’ racist name. Brady received a four-game suspension as a result of “Deflategate” and the New England Patriots were fine d $1 million and stripped of two draft picks. “Yesterday the National Football League punished one of its most recognizable players for allegedly having tampered with game balls,” Reid said. “I find it stunning that the NFL is more concerned about how much air is in a ball than with a racist...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/24/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not! “I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will...
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Democrats’ civil war over free trade

    04/17/2015 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Adam Behsudi
    The open in-fighting ramped up after a breakthrough on the historic bill was announced. The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against virtually everyone who supports a landmark piece of legislation that would allow the president to close what could be the biggest free-trade deal in history. The open warring among Democrats over fast-track trade legislation, and the party’s broader existential crisis on free trade, grew more pronounced Thursday as senior lawmakers announced a...
  • Dr. Salomon Melgen Held Without Bond Despite ‘Friends’ Harry Reid and Robert Menendez in High Places

    04/17/2015 11:33:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Salomon Melgen is being held in a Florida jail without bond on a second set of charges. The Florida ophthalmologist is one of three men involved in an August 2012 meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. That gathering is at the center of criminal charges of corruption brought by a New Jersey federal grand jury against Melgen and one of the other two key players, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The third key player, the man who actually organized that August 2012 meeting, is Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). He’s being protected by a selective Department...
  • Key Pro-Lynch Republicans Reject Reid's Maneuver

    04/17/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 17, 2015 | Sarah Mimms
    After weeks of waiting for Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote, Harry Reid is tired of waiting. With five Republicans already supporting her, the Democratic leader is planning to bypass Mitch McConnell next week and use a series of procedural measures to force their hands. But already two of the Republicans supporting Lynch say they're not having it. Although Sens. Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham plan to vote for Lynch to be the next attorney general, they say they have no interested in delivering a slap-in-the-face to their majority leader, McConnell, who has said he plans to bring up the nomination later...
  • Harry Reid complains: John McCain threatened to ‘kick the s***’ out of me

    04/15/2015 6:47:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Conspiracy theorists are busying themselves with the notion that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is being somewhat less than truthful about the nature of the injuries he sustained at home during the holiday recess. Shrewd political actor that he is, perhaps Reid was planting a seed when he revealed to CNBC journalist John Harwood recently that his colleague, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), had at one point threatened to beat him up. “It wasn’t long ago he came to me on the Senate floor, and he said, ‘What you just did, I’m going to come to the floor and...
  • *vanity* We're sorry Harry!

    04/15/2015 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    04-15-2015 | Me
    Dear Harry, I want to be the first person to apologize to you for assuming "your brother" was part of the mob. The fact of the matter is you still got your ass kicked...period! I mean, a knuckle sammie is a knuckle sammie right? What difference does it make who delivered the pummeling to your face right? Mob, brother, whoever...the end result was the got your ass kicked and it still felt the same right? You were the lucky recipient. Now that I've apologized, I think you owe me (and the exercise equip manufacturer) a sincere apology now for...
  • Reid: GOP field a bunch of ‘losers'

    04/15/2015 8:17:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/2015 | David McCabe
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the GOP presidential field “losers” and compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to a “lump of coal” in a Wednesday interview. Reid said he wasn’t worried that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a significant challenger in the Democratic primary. “I am not a big fan of primaries,” he said. “I don't think they help, especially when you're someone as noted as Hillary.” He was less kind to the Republican contenders. “I don't really care,” he said, when asked about the GOP field. “I think they're all losers." Reid said McConnell, the Senate GOP leader, thinks...
  • Harry Reid on conservatives' mobster-beating theory: 'They don't like me as a person'

    04/15/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | EDDIE SCARRY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob. On CNBC's "Speakeasy," host John Harwood asked Reid about theories put forth by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart News that the injuries Reid sustained at the beginning of this year, including a blow to his right eye, are not, as he has said, the result of an accident involving elastic exercise equipment. "The last few days, a bunch of people are saying, Reid, he didn't have an exercise...
  • Harry Reid Knocks Limbaugh for Suggesting He Got Beaten Up

    04/15/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 15, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Going ten rounds with CNBC’s John Harwood, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he didn’t care who the GOP nominee ended up being, because “they’re all losers,” and called his replacement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a “lump of coal” — though he “didn’t mean to be mean-spirited.” But Reid reserved most of his ire for Rush Limbaugh, whom he accused of starting a rumor that there was more to his eye injury than meets the eye. (#nailedit) “It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh, he’s the guy who got all this started,” Reid said. “Why in...
  • Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

    04/11/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-10-15 | Eriq Gardner
    The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages of emails plus other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and...
  • Jabs at Pelosi latest sign of friction in Dem ranks

    04/09/2015 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Mike Emanuel
    [ .... " Bayh, though, suggested the friction now could give way to better times soon for Democrats. “I do think with a new president, potentially new leaders, certainly for Democrats in the Senate --who knows about the House -- there may be a season for governing where people might actually find more common ground,starting all over with a blank sheet of paper,” Bayh said. “That would be a good thing for the country.”
  • Why Isn’t Harry Reid Suing The Manufacturer Of That Exercise Band?

    04/09/2015 6:52:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    Why can Harry Reid live with being blinded by a piece of faulty exercise equipment? Why isn’t he suing the company that made it? Why isn’t he warning people about the dangers of these exercise bands? Why isn’t he demanding answers? The faulty exercise band also broke several of his ribs and gave him a concussion. Yet he’s shrugging the whole thing off. Oh well. Just one of those things.
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
    Language warning....
  • Harry Reid Will Not Apologize To Romney For Falsely Claiming He Didn't Pay Taxes

    04/08/2015 7:40:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/08/2015 | BySahil Kapur
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has no intention of apologizing to Mitt Romney for his unsubstantiated accusation in 2012 that the former Republican presidential nominee didn't pay taxes for a decade. "Oh, I have no repentance, because it was an issue that was important. The American people deserve to know," Reid told Univision's "Al Punto with Jorge Ramos" in an interview scheduled to air on Sunday. He said Romney could resolve the issue by releasing his tax returns, insisting that "someone who worked at Bain Capital, a couple people, told me he didn’t pay taxes." Asked if that meant...
  • Did Harry Reid’s brother beat the snot out of him?

    04/06/2015 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 53 replies
    So was it Harry Reid’s brother Larry who beat the snot out of him? No one believes that exercise equipment BS considering the injuries Dingy Harry Reid sustained. Powerline Blog has sources that claim it was Harry Reid’s brother Larry who beat the snot out of him. Of course, nothing is confirmed about Larry Reid and is at this point speculative. I guess we’ll see if the truth ever comes out.
  • 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...