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  • Dershowitz: Hard Left Is Very Anti-Semitic; Keith Ellison, Black Lives Matter Inspire Anti-Semitism

    11/21/2016 12:50:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz reacted to outgoing Sen. Harry Reid's speech on the Senate floor Tuesday where he lambasted Donald Trump for his appointment of Steve Bannon to be one of his chief advisors. On MSNBC, Alan Dershowitz shared he receives anti-Semitic responses from "hard-left" students when he delivers speeches at colleges. He invited Reid to go to college campuses and witness how popular anti-Semitism is from the left. Dershowitz talked about "unsafe spaces" for Christians and Jews who support Israel. "What was seen in this country was a very dangerous development on both sides," Dershowitz explained in an interview...
  • Senator Schumer Receives Praise From President-Elect

    Senator Charles Schumer received praise from President-Elect Donald Trump in a tweet Sunday. In the tweet posted just after 9:00 a.m. Trump said Schumer, "has the ability to get things done." Schumer was recently selected to be the Minority Leader in the Senate, replacing U.S. Senator for Nevada Harry Reid. Trump also added that he and Schumer have always had a good relationship.
  • Campaign Launched to Reverse Election Outcome [semi-satire]

    11/19/2016 10:41:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    A campaign has been launched by Hillary supporters to intimidate Trump electors into voting for Clinton on December 19th. Personal data—names and addresses—have been published in hopes that "people will take the initiative to contact these electors and persuade them to change their vote for the good of the country." Part of that "good" may be self-preservation, as a number of Trump electors have reported receiving death threats if they "vote wrong." Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) blamed President-Elect Donald Trump for "the surge of violence that has erupted since the election. His deplorable campaign of hate and...
  • 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. …
  • What's your biggest question about people in Politics?

    11/15/2016 3:17:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    11/15/2015 | me
    I always wonder why they do it,my biggest question is, Who beat the hell out of Harry Reid?
  • Harry Reid and the Horse He Rode In On

    11/14/2016 7:50:57 AM PST · by Brilliant · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/14/2016 | WSJ
    Harry Reid...[t]he soon-to-be-former Democratic Senate leader issued a statement Friday... “The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America... White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear—especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.” Crazy Harry went downhill from there, and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin... was appalled enough to issue a public rebuke: “Senator Harry Reid’s statement today...is wrong! It is an absolute...
  • 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...
  • 'A sexual predator who lost the popular vote': Senator Harry Reid(truncated)

    11/12/2016 4:48:59 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2016 | Clemence Michalon
    Full title : 'A sexual predator who lost the popular vote': Senator Harry Reid slams President-elect Donald Trump's victory for leaving law-abiding Americans 'wracked with fear' Senator Harry Reid slammed Donald Trump on Tuesday, telling in a searing statement how the president-elect's victory has left those around him terrified. Reid, 73, who has been a Nevada senator since 1987 and has held some form of public office since 1969, said the president situation resembled nothing he had ever seen before. 'White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump's victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear –...
  • Donald Trump 'Fueled His Campaign With Bigotry and Hate,' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Says

    11/11/2016 1:39:33 PM PST · by detective · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2016 | ALI ROGIN
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is not going quietly into retirement now that Donald Trump is the next president. While many of his Democratic colleagues released conciliatory statements this week after Trump’s victory, the retiring Nevada senator issued a blistering statement today that blamed Trump for fostering an atmosphere of negativity and fear that many in both parties are now saying they must move beyond. “If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote...
  • Vanity: Part of Dingy Harry Reid's last Senate Floor speech released

    11/11/2016 10:53:32 AM PST · by Az Joe · 21 replies
    11-11-16
    "To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."
  • Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 6:54:29 AM PST · by Cboldt · 77 replies
    Harry Reid Press Release ^ | November 11, 2016 | Harry Reid
    "I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America. "White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump's victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear - especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America. "I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours...
  • Trey Gowdy on FBI Finding 650,000 Clinton Emails

    11/04/2016 11:22:05 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 5 replies
    Fox News via WND on YouTube ^ | 10/30/16 | YouTube
    Trey Gowdy was interviewed on Fox, implied Harry Reid must be on drugs to issue Reid's statement re: Comey re-opening Clinton investigation.
  • 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: Comey may have violated the Hatch Act

    10/31/2016 7:48:02 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31, 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 questions...
  • Democrats turn against FBI director, accuse him of meddling in election

    10/30/2016 7:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2016 | Valerie Richardson, Stephen Dinan
    Months after they declared James B. Comey an honest arbiter, Democrats are now mounting a full assault on the FBI director, accusing him of inappropriate meddling in the presidential election after he notified Congress last week that he has renewed an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret email server. The revelation, which Mr. Comey made in a letter Friday, may already be hurting Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. At least two daily tracking polls — the ABC News/Washington Post and IBD/TIPP surveys — found Republican Donald Trump surging to within 1 or 2 percentage points of Mrs. Clinton,...
  • Harry Reid accuses Comey of sitting on proof of Trump-Russia ties, possible Hatch Act violation

    10/30/2016 4:39:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 114 replies
    CBS ^ | 30 Oct 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 to 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...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • Joy Reid: "As a Woman", Kaine’s "Over-Caffeinated Presentation," "Was Sort of Rude to the Moderator"

    10/05/2016 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During MSNBC’s coverage of Tuesday’s Vice Presidential Debate, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid argued that during the debate, Democratic VP nominee Senator Tim Kaine lost the point with his “over-caffeinated presentation” and “just as me watching it as a woman, I thought that it was sort of rude to the moderator” to keep “pretending that she wasn’t even there.”
  • Harry Reid’s Mayhem Project

    09/27/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | WSJ
    Retaking the Senate no longer seems like the cinch that Democrats imagined...and now they’re responding with budget obstructionism that could end with a government shutdown. If they can’t win on the merits, they can attempt to provoke a fake crisis. The last budget deal runs out...and the Senate will vote Tuesday on a “clean” continuing resolution... The bill also includes $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus... funding for the recent heroin and addiction bill; and $500 million in disaster aid for Louisiana... This is exactly what Democrats...said they wanted. “If they want to get out of here,” Democratic leader...
  • 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 a 'human leech'

    09/15/2016 10:42:57 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/15/16 | Louis Nelson
    Donald Trump “is a human leech who will bleed the country and sit at his golf resort laughing at the money he has made,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday. In remarks from the Senate floor, Reid (D-Nev.) called Trump “a spoiled brat” and “a notorious con artist.” And he argued that the GOP nominee’s history of dubious business practices would carry over into a presidential administration. Donald Trump “is a human leech who will bleed the country and sit at his golf resort laughing at the money he has made,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday. In...
  • What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

    04/18/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Eric Owens
    On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American — or European — economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy. The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including...
  • Harry Reid calls mother of slain Benghazi guard ‘crazy’

    08/25/2016 7:56:18 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    With his political career over with this term in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid is plumbing new depths of political depravity. Having entered political life poor, thanks to strategic land purchases and other insider deals, he is now a wealthy man. But also a man with a reputation for political lies of the most heinous sort, especially his repeated claims that Mitt Romney paid no taxes, a complete lie. But now he has extended his degeneracy to the gold star mother Patti Smith, mother of Benghazi hero Sean Smith.
  • [Dems LIE] Harry Reid: No Regrets Over False Romney Charges

    08/04/2016 1:37:50 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 19 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alex Rogers
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has no regrets with falsely accusing Mitt Romney of paying zero taxes for ten years during the 2012 presidential elections. (03/31/15 article/interview) VP Joe Biden: (08/14/12) "They're going to put y'all back in chains." (note the "y'all" - spoken for intent!?)
  • Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won't prosecute

    07/30/2016 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 07-30-2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won't punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It's not worth the effort.
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid To Intel Community: Give Donald Trump Fake Briefings

    07/27/2016 2:24:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 7/27/16 | Ryan Grim
    PHILADELPHIA - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is advising intelligence officials that if they end up giving GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump classified briefings during the campaign, they should just fake it and make sure not to divulge anything important. “How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous,” Reid said in an interview with The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon. “Fake it, pretend you’re doing...
  • Report: Trump ‘openly praising’ Harry Reid on campaign trail

    02/26/2016 9:19:36 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 138 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 26, 2016 | renee nal
    Free Beacon writer Stephen Gutowski tweeted on Friday that presidential candidate Donald Trump was "openly praising" Senate Minority leader Harry Reid "for attacking Romney over his tax returns when Romney was running against Obama." Trump's praise for Reid comes in the wake of criticism of Trump by Senator Ted Cruz during Thursday's GOP debate in Houston for "funding Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi." Via the Washington Post, in response to Trump's assertion that Cruz is not well-liked in D.C., Cruz responded: ...
  • Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting

    06/30/2016 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Two of the Senate's top Democrats are defending a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton this week. "She's an honorable person. We know that," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters on Thursday. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation so you have two choices: To say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying." "All I can say is Loretta Lynch is one of the most outstanding human beings I've ever known," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Reid: Terrorists Are Using America’s Lax Gun Laws Against Us

    06/15/2016 3:15:14 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 77 replies
    Harry Reid's Senate Web page ^ | 6/15/16 | Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senator floor today calling on Republicans to join with Democrats to pass legislation preventing suspected terrorists from buying guns and explosives. Below are his remarks: Here is a frightening quote from an Al Qaeda spokesman urging would-be terrorists to buy weapons here in the United States. “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card....
  • Reid accuses GOP senator of 'praying' for Obama's death

    06/10/2016 5:30:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/16 | Chad Pergram
    As if the 2016 cycle couldn’t get any uglier, a nasty war of words broke out Friday when Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused a Republican senator of “praying” for President Obama’s death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s remarks Friday to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said. “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.” He added, “We need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let...
  • Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

    05/26/2016 12:23:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met. From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress faces a larger workload than ever but has opted to work less in a contentious election year, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Congress is set to skip town Thursday for its Memorial Day break and will not return until the second week...
  • Harry Reid to Rep. Alan Grayson: 'I want you to lose'

    05/11/2016 8:52:57 PM PDT · by Kush · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/11/2016 | Burgess Everett and seung Min Kim
    Rep. Alan Grayson angrily confronted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday, disrupting a meeting of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in front of dozens of staffers and members of Congress.Grayson (D-Fla.), whose bid for the open Florida Senate seat Reid vehemently opposes, arrived at the meeting with Reid’s February statement in hand, according to two sources in the room. In that statement, Reid said Grayson has “no moral compass” and “used his status as a congressman to unethically promote his Cayman Islands hedge funds.” ...The Florida Senate candidate said in a statement afterward: “I have a low opinion of Reid’s...
  • Dems' meeting boils over with Reid/Grayson spat

    05/11/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A routine meeting of liberal Democrats grew heated on Wednesday when Rep. Alan Grayson(D-Fla.) went after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over ethics charges dogging Grayson as he vies for the Senate. Reid was a guest at the weekly gathering of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) when Grayson confronted him over Reid's previous calls for the Florida Democrat to resign from Congress over the ethics complaint, which accuses Grayson of running a hedge fund through his congressional office. "Shame on you. It’s not true," Grayson said, according to sources in the room. "It is true and I want you...
  • Utah prosecutor wants grand jury probe of Harry Reid, Mike Lee, feds, others

    05/10/2016 4:11:28 PM PDT · by DaxtonBrown · 44 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | JENNIFER DOBNER and Tom Harvey
    It reads like a cast of characters for a detective film noir: powerful politicians, shady businessmen, high-ranking law officers and an idealistic, persistent prosecutor. The plot includes allegations of corruption, cover-ups and the naked exercise of power. Let's title this movie "Rogue Runner" — only this story is not fiction. It's the code name Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has given the sprawling probe he has spun off from the investigation that ensnared former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. And now, in a dramatic twist, Rawlings wants a state grand jury this summer to hear the evidence...
  • Cliven Bundy sues Obama, Harry Reid, Nevada officials

    05/10/2016 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    The suit filed Tuesday and posted on Larry Klayman’s website names Obama, Reid, Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid – who is Harry Reid’s son – and U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights and seeking a release from solitary confinement, as well as a dismissal of his indictment.
  • Harry Reid Assails Donald Trump With Adjectives

    05/07/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Never one to hold back, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader and bane of the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney, made clear on Thursday that he intended to spend much of the rest of the year savaging Donald J. Trump. In a conference call with reporters from his home in Las Vegas, Mr. Reid lit into Mr. Trump, calling him anti-woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-President Obama and anti-working people, to name a few. “It is a sad day for Republicans when they decide to bow to Trump,” said Mr. Reid, who is not running for re-election, potentially freeing...
  • Not over yet: Reid cautions Democrats relishing Trump election battle

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Richard Cowan
    For some Democrats, Donald Trump may seem to be a gift - set to steer Republicans into a trainwreck election in November - but senior Democrat Harry Reid said on Thursday he worried people might be too confident. "Am I concerned about it? Of course I am," the U.S. Senate Democratic leader said. "I think this race could be a debacle for the Republicans," Reid added. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I'm not being over confident." "By nominating Trump, I guess it's the natural evolution of a party that's spent eight years defining itself entirely on what it's...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the...
  • Grassley fires back at Reid's 'juvenile' criticism

    04/21/2016 6:59:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) fired back Thursay at Minority LeaderHarry Reid for criticizing his probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I want to ... respond to Sen. Reid's juvenile attacks on my Judiciary Committee's investigations and to Sen. Reid's frequent crying about my previous State Department holds," said Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee. The Iowa Republican's comments come after Reid said this week that Grassley's committee "continues to waste millions of dollars" on opposition research against Clinton. Grassley, however, said Reid's comments "ring hollow" and are "nonsense." "Let me empahsize, the Judiciary Committee cannot ignore these important...
  • Reid Wishes Senate Seat Were a "Lifetime Gig" [semi-satire]

    04/17/2016 4:56:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Though he has opted not to run again, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said "I wish I could stay in the Senate until I drop dead. The whole process of having to repeatedly seek voter approval to stay in office is tiresome and demeaning. A senator should be allowed to stay as long as he wants or until he is deposed or executed by the ruling sovereign as was the case in ancient Rome." Reid opined that "pleasing an emperor or a president is a much simpler task than pleasing the average voter. Think about it. Isn't the voice...
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid Plots Federal Land Grab Near Bundy Ranch

    04/07/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is reportedly hoping the federal government — specifically resident Barack Obama’s administration — will grab a stretch of land in Southern Nevada near the infamous Bundy Ranch, now that many in the Bundy group are in federal custody. The reason that the resident hasn’t had an opportunity to look at that very closely is that is where the Bundy family raised the hell that they did. Now most of them are in jail so maybe we can move forward on that,” Reid said, according to a Nevada political observer, Jon Ralston. ... Nevada...
  • Reid: 'Never, Ever, Ever Underestimate Trump'

    03/23/2016 1:05:46 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/23/16 | By Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan
    Harry Reid has advice for Democrats already celebrating Hillary Clinton as the next president: Don’t underestimate Donald Trump. No one should do that. I tried, others have tried. He's a hard guy to predict,” Reid said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “One of the most unorthodox candidates for the presidency in modern times. Certainly in modern times, post-modern times. A real unusual deal we have here."
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid  refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of ‘moral cowardice’ on Trump

    03/17/2016 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mary Clare Jalonick/AP
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Thursday accused the House and Senate Republican leadership of “moral cowardice” for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. a speech on GOP policies and Trump’s success, the Nevada Democrat said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have tried to have it both ways. They intend to support the eventual nominee, Reid said, but assail Trump for his call to bar Muslims from the United States and his slow disavowal of support from white supremacist groups. “Giving Trump a slap on the wrist each time...
  • Grassley Slams Harry Reid's Tantrums over SCOTUS Nominee on Senate Floor

    03/08/2016 9:27:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Democrats have pulled out all the stops to pressure Senate Republicans to hold a vote on President Obama's eventual replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. In particular, they are targeting Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with vile op-eds in partisan Iowa newspapers and threatening him with a challenge in his re-election bid. Grassley's challenger, former Lt. Governor Patty Judge, said she will focus on Grassley's refusal to cave into the Democrats' wishes hold hearings on Obama's nominee as part of her campaign. Like I said: ALL THE STOPS. Soon-to-be-retired Minority Leader and Chief Obstructor Harry...
  • 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...