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  • Reid Statement On End Of Iraq War

    12/16/2011 12:17:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | December 16, 2011 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today issued the following statement observing the end of the Iraq War: “The end of the Iraq War marks a historic day in our country. I commend President Obama for keeping his promise to remove all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year. After nine years of conflict, this is the right decision at the right time.  “Our experience in Iraq has left us humbled by the strategic miscalculations that made the war more difficult and costly than necessary, but also proud of the overwhelming valor and courage displayed by...
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS From Brigham Young, Harry Reid, Ezra Taft Benson and Mitt Romney !

    12/16/2011 9:13:37 AM PST · by SENTINEL · 20 replies
    16 DEC 2011 | SENTINEL
    'The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood—was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers.' (FLDS/LDS “Prophet” Brigham Young, Journal Of Discourses, 8:115) 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Son of God in the most literal sense. The body in which He performed His mission in the flesh was fathered by that same Holy Being we worship as God, our Eternal Father. Jesus was not the son of Joseph,...
  • Leaders block quick Senate vote on payroll tax

    12/14/2011 4:25:07 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 2 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | December 14, 2011 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiations over a bill extending a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits can begin as soon the Senate rejects a version the House approved despite a White House veto threat, the Senate's top Democrat said Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants his chamber to vote quickly on the House payroll tax bill, which includes Democratic-opposed spending cuts and language speeding work on an oil pipeline, to demonstrate how little support it has in the Senate. That could strengthen his hand in talks with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, over a compromise. "The sooner we put...
  • FLASHBACK - Rush Rant from October 2 2007 - Why Conservatives Are Fed Up

    12/14/2011 7:43:04 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 2, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it's sad to be told, ladies and gentlemen, by a wounded vet returning from the theater that I have challenged his legitimacy and his heroism and his service and called him phony when no such thing has ever been said. I really don't even want to accept the premise of this because that would mean it necessary to defend it, and there's nothing to defend here, because this is a smear and a false charge. I've been to Walter Reed, the amputee rehab unit. I have been to bases, combat bases in Afghanistan on troop visits. I've...
  • State Dept OK's Keystone Pipeline (Already approved. Obama is playing politics

    12/13/2011 12:16:51 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/26/2011 | TheAlonyaShow
    The State Department has released a statement that is favorable to the Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’ (Is she still in charge of something?)

    12/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/11 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: GOP tax bill ‘doesn't have a shot’By Mike Lillis - 12/09/11 01:01 PM ET Republican "extremism" is the only thing stopping Congress from finalizing an extension of the payroll tax cut and getting out of town for the holidays, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Friday. The California Democrat hammered the tax package from House Republicans, warning that the addition of "poison pill" riders — particularly language expediting approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline — means the bill is dead on arrival. "Their proposal doesn't have a shot," Pelosi said during a brief press event in the...
  • Reid: Republicans Face A Choice Between The Middle Class And The Tea Party

    12/07/2011 3:25:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 43 replies · 1+ views
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 12/7/11 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Republican opposition to middle-class tax cuts. Below are his remarks as prepared:Seventy years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor changed our country forever. It also hardened our resolved to become a better, stronger nation.The example of the USS Nevada epitomizes that resiliency. While in the port of Oahu on December 7, 1941, the battleship was hit by several bombs and a torpedo. Sixty Americans were killed. Less than a year later that battleship returned to service.Today we honor the living Pearl Harbor veterans...
  • Reid Set To Offer Compromise To Extend Tax Cut

    12/04/2011 10:09:46 AM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 4 Dec 2011 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will offer a compromise on Monday to extend a popular payroll tax cut, a fellow Democrat said on Sunday. Appearing on the "Fox News Sunday" program, Senator Kent Conrad said Reid's proposal would cover the cost of extending the tax cut, set to expire at the end of this month, but he left it up to Reid to provide details on Monday.
  • Unemployed Workers Deliver 75,000 Petitions to Capitol Hill, Demand Action on Jobs

    12/01/2011 2:57:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Dec 1, 2011 | Adele Stan
    Some 200 unemployed workers converged on Capitol Hill yesterday to demand that Congress act immediately to extend unemployment insurance (UI) to those whose benefits are due to expire, but who remain unemployed in what has been termed a “jobless recovery.” Unless Congress reauthorizes the federal UI program before Dec. 31, millions of Americans will find themselves with no income at all. “This issue challenges the soul of America,” said Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) at a rally at the U.S. Capitol building, where workers from varied walks of life described how the loss of their jobs is affecting their families and even...
  • Harry Reid's Bill Could Nullify State Illegal Immigration Laws

    11/30/2011 2:14:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 35 replies ^ | 30 November 2011 17:00 | Written by Joe Wolverton
    what may become the second arm of a federal pincer strategy aimed at judicially nullifying state laws, leading Democrats in Congress have proposed a new bill that may void the various state statutes enacted recently to combat the growth of the illegal alien population. As has been thoroughly covered in The New American, the Obama administration has filed suit in several federal courts challenging the constitutionality of laws passed by state legislatures that have drawn the attention of the media for their more controversial provisions. To date, the complaints filed by the Department of Justice (typically with the Department of...
  • Say What? Silly Things Liberals Say...Nov 29th Edition

    11/29/2011 3:06:31 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-11 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "All the president has to do - and I'm not trying to hold him more responsible, but he is the chief executive, he was elected to lead this country - all he's got to do is stand up and say, `I will veto any extension of any of the Bush-era tax cuts.'  Everybody. Not just the rich, but everybody." Barack Obama to Reverend Al Sharpton: “Look, there's no doubt that I'm disappointed that not just Congress generally, but the Republicans in particular, are not willing to put serious revenue on the table as part...
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Awards Nearly $1 Billion for California High-Speed Rail

    11/27/2011 10:25:17 AM PST · by mdittmar · 61 replies
    U.S. Department of Transportation ^ | November 22, 2011 | U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
    Building First Segment Will Employ More Than 100,000 People over Next Five Years WASHINGTON - U.S.  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded a $928.6 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for initial construction of California High-Speed Rail. Construction will begin next year in Fresno, creating tens of thousands of jobs in California. “California’s population will grow by 60 percent over the next 40 years,” said Secretary LaHood. “Investing in a green, job creating high-speed rail network is less expensive and more practical than paying for all of the expansions to already congested highways and airports that would be necessary to accommodate the state’s...
  • The Norquist Myth

    11/25/2011 7:50:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Democrats can’t tell the difference between tax revenues and tax rates.Democrats are unanimous in charging that the debt-reduction supercommittee collapsed because Republicans refused to raise taxes. Apparently, Republicans are in the thrall of one Grover Norquist, the anti-tax campaigner, whom Sen. John Kerry called “the 13th member of this committee without being there.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid helpfully suggested “maybe they should impeach Grover Norquist.” With that, Norquist officially replaces the Koch brothers as the great malevolent manipulator that controls the republic by pulling unseen strings on behalf of the plutocracy.
  • Harry Reid: Regulations Don't Hurt Economy

    11/17/2011 7:01:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 17, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    You have to wonder which hole in the sand Harry Reid has his head buried in.  Yesterday, in comments on the floor of the Senate, the Democrat Leader said the following: "While it's proper to guard against and remove onerous regulations, and we need to do that, my Republican friends have yet to produce a single shred of evidence that the regulations they hate so much do the broad economic harms they claim.  That's because there aren't any."Reid's denial is in large part his poor explanation for denying the Senate even one vote on any of the "Forgotten Fifteen" regulation...
  • The Rubio-Coons AGREE Act: Obama’s nightmare? (Watch Rubio Interview)

    11/17/2011 7:40:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    On its face, the bill crafted by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) looks modest enough. The aptly-named AGREE (American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship) Act takes parts of job-growth proposals from both sides of the aisle with wide bipartisan support and rolls them into one proposal. The two eliminated those components that create controversy, so that this Congress can act at least incrementally to improve the economic climate for job creators while larger reform efforts collide on Capitol Hill.The incremental approach on policy actually is modest, if also effective and impactful. But the effect of the AGREE...
  • Reid Statement On Supreme Court’s Decision To Take Up Health Care Reform

    11/14/2011 12:42:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 11/14/11 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.“Families, seniors and small businesses in Nevada and across the country are reaping the benefits of health insurance reform. Prescription drug costs for seniors are falling as the Medicare ‘donut hole’ closes, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, and business owners are taking advantage of tax breaks. Just last week, a conservative judge appointed by President Reagan ruled that this legislation is Constitutional, and I am confident the high court...
  • Reid Demands GOP Abandon Partisanship [SATIRE]

    11/13/2011 10:09:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) used Veteran’s Day as the occasion to demand that the GOP drop its partisan opposition to the President’s efforts to “save the country.” “As we pay our annual tribute to those in uniform let us take the opportunity to compare the selfless obedience of our troops with the obstructionism posed by the Republican Party,” Reid said. “The ‘yes sir’ and ‘aye sir’ of our soldiers and sailors stands in stark contrast with the repeated nay-saying of the GOP members of Congress.” “Whether it be the killing of bin Laden or the bombing of Libya,...
  • Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (1st)

    11/11/2011 9:34:45 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    whitehouse ^ | 2010 | Joe Biden
    Annual Report to the President on Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (1st) "Predictions at the outset of the Recovery Act warned of the potential for wide spread fraud. To combat this, Congress and the Administration put in place mechanisms to deter this fraud, including enhanced project reviews by agencies and the Office of Management and Budget, oversight of all spending and contracts by a team of 12 Inspectors General who make up the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and focused work by the Justice Department’s Anti-Fraud Task Force on ‘Recovery Act activities. " " Today, we are...
  • Reid Statement On October Employment Statistics

    11/04/2011 3:12:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 11/4/11 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the release of unemployment figures for October. According to the Department of Labor U.S. payrolls increased by 80,000 and unemployment fell from 9.1 percent to 9.0 percent.“Americans are still hurting and Congress needs to remain focused on creating jobs. Unfortunately, just yesterday Senate Republicans voted unanimously to block a bill that would have put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work –including 3,300 Nevadans– rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges and modernizing our air traffic control systems. This proposal was supported by the vast majority of Americans;...
  • Mitt on a Mission

    11/04/2011 3:49:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    Out of Order The Blog ^ | 11-3-11 | Dale
    What is Mitt Romney peddling? If you said a bicycle you'd be partially right. Partially right just like Mitt's politics. He seems to have the Obamaesque ability to take both sides of any issue simultaneously. The establishment Republican intelligentsia seem to think that's a winning combination. But what about the third rail of Mitt's faith? Numero uno Latter-Day Saint, Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, declared orthodox Christianity to be an abomination. That orthodox Christians would be reluctant to assist in raising the stock of a candidate belonging to the organization espousing this notion comes as a shock to many in right-wing...
  • Democratic Jobs Bill Goes Down

    11/03/2011 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/3/11 | Dan Friedman
    Senate Republicans blocked a $60 billion infrastructure bill Thursday, making the bill the second piece of President Obama’s jobs proposal to be voted down in the Senate. Republicans and a few Democrats filibustered the broader $447 billion jobs bill last month. The vote came is a scripted floor exchange, with Democrats expected to quickly defeat an alternative GOP infrastructure funding bill. The bill garnered 51 votes--not enough to overcome the 60-vote cloture threshold. The Democratic bill, which includes a $10 billion national infrastructure bank, is funded by a 0.7 percent surtax on incomes of more than $1 million a year....
  • Restaurant Association, Big Bucks Donors Defeat Denver Sick-Days Measure for Low-Wage Workers

    11/02/2011 4:44:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Adele Stan
    Advocates for working families in Denver had hoped to pass a measure in local elections that would have mandated paid sick leave for low-wage workers, but on Tuesday the measure was defeated by Denver voters, who were inundated with advertisements against the measure known as Initiative 300. Opposed by the National Restaurant Association and several local Chambers of Commerce, proponents of the family-friendly measure found themselves outspent by almost two-to-one. On the Family Values @ Work website, Executive Director Ellen Bravo writes: Deep-pocketed may have defeated Initiative 300 in Denver, but they can’t stop the momentum for paid sick days...
  • Baal, Jupiter, and other God(s) of Romney's LDS sect of Mormonism.

    10/29/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT · by SENTINEL · 138 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and RINO Presidential candidate Mitt Romney have brought the many aspects of the breakaway LDS sect of Mormonism into the media spotlight. Energetic accusations and counter accusations, denials, coverup and obfuscation rule the discussion, all he while the forest is missed for the trees.I present here the most shocking evidence yet brought to bear against the christianity claims of mormons.Mormons believe Baal and Jupiter helped create the universe.A graven image of Baal at the Nauvoo Illinois LDS Temple.This is a photo of the very Jupiter Talisman that Emma Smith, Joseph's widow, claimed was his most...
  • Reid Applauds Decision Allowing DesertXpress Project to Move Forward

    10/27/2011 4:11:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 63 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | October 26, 2011 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Surface Transportation Board to permit high-speed rail project that will create more than 32,000 Nevada jobs October 26, 2011 Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today applauded the decision by the Department of Transportation’s bipartisan Surface Transportation Board (STB) to grant an exemption for DesertXpress to build and operate a 190-mile high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California that could create more than 32,000 Nevada jobs.  “I’m pleased that the DesertXpress project is getting the green light to proceed, which will not only put tens of thousands of Nevadans to work but ultimately bring more tourists to...
  • Say What? Silly Things Liberals Say...Oct 24th Edition

    10/24/2011 3:26:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-11 | Gary Kukis
    The Best and Most Extensive "Say What?" so far.... Liberals:TOTUS: “Help!  I’ve been kidnaped!” Michelle Obama: “Our philosophy is if you live right every day - and I shouldn't say "right," but if you make good choices every day - I tell this to my girls all the time - that when it's time for the holidays and the fun stuff and the birthday party, that you don't have to worry about it because you're doing what you're supposed to do every single day. So we really talk about daily choices that they're making, and balance. Right? Because I don't...
  • Sen. Harry Reid Misreads Facts on Public/Private Job Losses

    10/21/2011 8:32:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/21/2011 | Tom Gantert
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Wednesday that Congress needs to be more concerned about public-sector jobs than private-sector jobs. "It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said while promoting President Obama’s jobs bill. But James Hohman, assistant director for fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, disagrees. He said private-sector jobs have been hit harder than public-sector jobs since the recession started in December 2007. The private sector has lost 6.3 million jobs,...
  • Jackass: The Candidacy

    10/21/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 21, 2011 | John Ransom
    I’m in Las Vegas today at the Western Republican Leadership Conference getting ready to participate in a panel on tax reform. It’s only fitting then that I reflect back on one of the few losses the GOP suffered in 2010 races, Harry Reid versus Sharron Angle, battled out mostly in and around Las Vegas. That race is, in my opinion, one of the reasons why the Democrats managed to hold on to the US Senate. Resources that could have gone to other places were used up in a futile race with a candidate not ready to man up and learn...
  • Senate Fails to Advance Democratic Jobs Measure for Teachers, First Responders

    10/20/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies · 1+ views
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  • Democrats block GOP jobs bill over spending cuts

    10/20/2011 8:06:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    google ^ | 10/20/10 | ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has blocked Republican-backed legislation that would prevent the government from withholding 3 percent of payments to government contractors.The legislation failed to get the 60 votes needed to end a Democratic filibuster late Thursday. Many Democrats and President Barack Obama support the idea but opposed it Thursday because it would be paid for with $30 billion in cuts from domestic agency spending. The White House promised a veto.
  • Reid's Comment on Private Sector 'Doing Fine' Puts Him Out on a Limb

    10/20/2011 3:08:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s curious claim this week that “private sector jobs are doing just fine” has given Republicans more ammunition against President Obama’s jobs bill and led Democrats to distance themselves from the statement. Austan Goolsbee, a former policy adviser to Obama, said Thursday he would “disagree a little” with Reid on that point. “I think at this moment, the government still has an important role to play,” he told MSNBC. “It’s to get the private sector going. And we can do that with tax cuts and incentives. We can do that with a focus on infrastructure, focus...
  • Dems Are Clueless About Job Creation

    10/19/2011 4:38:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 19, 2011 | Editor
    Leadership: Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid thinks the private sector is "doing just fine" and that it's government that needs help. Now we see what the Democrats' priority is: big government, not people. Responding Wednesday from the Senate floor to a question about a new Democrat plan to raise taxes on working Americans to pay for another $35 billion bailout for the states and public employee unions, Reid said: "It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about." No, we're not...
  • Private Sector Jobs Are Doing Just Fine, It’s Government Jobs We Need to Worry About (Harry Reid)

    10/19/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT · by oldernittany · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/19/2011 | John Hayward
    “it’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing fine. It’s the public sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about.”
  • Reid signals government jobs must take priority over private-sector jobs

    10/19/2011 10:38:45 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday indicated Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders. "It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said on the Senate floor. Reid was responding to recent comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first-responder bill, S....
  • Reid says government jobs must take priority over private-sector jobs

    10/19/2011 8:58:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders. "It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said on the Senate floor. Reid was responding to recent comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first-responder bill, S....
  • Dems' 900 Days Of Irresponsibility

    10/18/2011 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 18, 2011 | Editor
    Budget: Over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed a dubious milestone — going 900 days without fulfilling their legal obligation to pass a budget. Worse is the fact that this gross dereliction of duty has gone largely unnoticed. You have to go all the way back to April 29, 2009 — just three months after President Obama took the oath of office — to find the last time Senate Democrats managed to discharge their legal obligation to produce a budget plan. That's right — legal obligation. It says right in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that the Senate must produce...
  • Obama blasts, mocks Senate GOP

    10/17/2011 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/11 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama launched a three-day bus tour through two states critical to his 2012 reelection campaign by kicking Senate Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, saying he is breaking up his plan because "maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at once."
  • OccupyLA Protester: ‘Zionist Jews’ Who Run Banks Should Be ‘Run Out of This Country’

    10/15/2011 12:32:00 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Staff
    Here’s one of the protesters spoke to at Occupy Wall Street in Los Angeles on October 12, 2011. She identifies herself as Patricia McAllister and as an employee of Los Angeles Unified School District. “I think that the Zionist Jews, who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government… they need to be run out of this country,” she said.
  • This Sunday: 900 Days Without a Senate Budget

    10/14/2011 3:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 14, 2011 | Guy Benson
    It's been awhile since we've harped on this unlawful, cowardly, and politically-calculated failure of Democrats in the Senate -- but the 900-day mark seems like as good an opportunity as any to refresh everyone's memory about just how derelict Reid's posse continues to be. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Jeff Sessions pre-emptively mark this pitiful milestone with a scathing indictment : America is greatly in need of strong, competent leadership. Our nation’s total debt is now larger than our entire economy. Unemployment is painfully high and growth is painfully slow. Since taking office, the president has accelerated Washington’s reckless...
  • Reid:Republican Obstruction Is Costing Nevadans Thousands Of Jobs

    10/12/2011 1:05:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | October 12, 2011 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Nevada Senator Harry Reid discussed how Republican obstruction is costing Nevadans thousands of jobs following last night’s vote where they blocked the American Jobs Act, which would have helped struggling families and small businesses in Nevada by putting people back to work. “In spite of Nevadans demanding action on job creation, all we are getting from Washington Republicans is obstruction and stall tactics to score political points,” said Reid. “The time is long past for both parties to come together to create jobs in Nevada by helping small businesses hire workers; rebuilding our roads, bridges and...
  • Senate Defeats Harry Reid's "Billionaire Tax"

    10/11/2011 4:29:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    CSPAN | 10/11/11
    The US Senate just voted to defeat Harry reid's 5.6% added income tax on "billionaires" (those making over $1M/year). Two Dems joined 46 Repubs to kill the bill that needed 60 votes to continue.
  • Obama's Jobs Bill Fails to Advance in Senate Despite White House Push

    10/11/2011 4:52:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/11/11 | Trish Turner, Mike Emanuel &AP
    President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Democratic-controlled Senate Tuesday night despite a White House push that accelerated in the 11th hour. The bill received a simply majority of 51 votes but fell short of the necessary 60 to end debate. Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana were the only Democrats to vote against the bill. Both of them are facing tough re-election campaigns next year. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., had said earlier that although he intended to vote in favor of ending the Republican filibuster, he did not...
  • Reid Surtax Will Kill Jobs

    10/11/2011 9:59:07 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-10 | Ryan Ellis
    Some quick talking points on the Reid surtax, up for consideration this week in the Senate: Facing a revolt from within his own party over the tax hikes contained in President Obama’s “Stimulus 2.0” plan, Harry Reid has come up with an alternative tax increase that may actually do more economic damage and kill even more jobs. Beginning in 2013, a new 5.6 percent “surtax” would apply to modified adjusted gross income which exceeds $1 million ($500,000 in the case of married filing separately returns). After 2013, this figure would be adjusted for inflation Because the top marginal tax rate...
  • Reid defends Senate rules change ("a return to order")

    10/11/2011 6:02:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Reid defends Senate rules changeBy Daniel Strauss - 10/11/11 08:27 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) defended his unilateral change to the Senate's rules in an op-ed published Tuesday. In the Washington Post op-ed, Reid says his decision last Thursday to change the Senate rules —informally referred to as the "nuclear option"— to stop Republicans from requiring votes on amendments once the Senate has voted to move the legislation to final passage has restored order to the chamber. "The Senate rule change we made last week has been inaccurately described, including by Marc A. Thiessen on this page,...
  • Democrats Seek to Own 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement

    10/09/2011 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 59 replies
    Occupation can lead to ownership, whether or not you want it. The spread of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement was met with initial hesitation in both the Democratic and Republican parties. That might be an appropriate response to any protests that aim themselves squarely at the establishment, particularly those with goals that are diverse and diffuse as the current protesters' are. But a consensus is emerging among Democrats that the "Occupy" movement is worth tapping into, even helping along and joining with in some instances. "I support the message to the establishment," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on...
  • Harry Reid’s Nuclear Blunder

    10/08/2011 3:30:39 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 10/8/11 | Marc A. Thiesson
    On Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered the so-called nuclear option — unilaterally changing Senate rules by a simple majority vote to stop the minority from forcing votes on uncomfortable amendments. It’s the same tactic the majority would use to undercut the minority’s ability to filibuster. And that’s why it’s called “nuclear” — it dramatically alters the balance of power between the majority and minority. It is not a step to be taken lightly. What great matter drove Reid to push the nuclear button? Apparently Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) was threatening to force a vote on...
  • Harry Reid Nukes the Senate

    10/07/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    SCF ^ | 10-7-11 | Jim Demint
    The Senate is supposed to be the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body". That means debating, amending, and voting on legislation -- all things Harry Reid has sought to avoid during his tenure as Senate Majority Leader. Folks, we're teetering on tyranny. We must elect a conservative majority in 2012 to stop this madness. This latest attempt to ignore the rules and force bad legislation on the American people is alarming, but it's not that surprising. Democrats have been ignoring the U.S. Constitution and blowing through its stop signs for years. Republicans can protect their rights in the Senate but it requires...
  • Harry Reid Goes Nuclear

    10/07/2011 1:44:19 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06 October, 2011 | Ed Driscoll
    Reid appealed a ruling from the chair that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not need consent to force a vote on a motion to suspend the rules to consider an amendment after cloture has already been approved. The maneuver is highly arcane but momentous. If a simple majority of the Senate votes to uphold Reid’s appeal, the Senate’s rules will have been changed by the unilateral action of one party. Republicans had considered using this maneuver, dubbed the “nuclear option” in 2005, to change Senate rules to prohibit the filibuster of judicial nominees. Democrats decried the plan and...
  • Reid's ‘nuclear option’ changes rules, ends repeat filibusters

    10/06/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 253 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely-used procedural option informally called the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules. The surprise move stunned Republicans, who did not expect Reid to bring heavy artillery to what had appeared to have been a hum-drum legislative knife fight. Reid appealed a ruling from the chair that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not need consent to force a vote on a motion to suspend the rules to consider an amendment after cloture has already been approved. The maneuver is highly arcane but momentous. If...
  • Defiant Obama challenges GOP on jobs bill (but it was Democrat Reid that blocked the "jobs bill")

    10/06/2011 10:30:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/6/2011 | Ben Feller/ AP
    Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town." The president used a White House news conference to attempt to heighten the pressure he's sought to create on the GOP by traveling around the country, into swing states and onto the home turf of key Republican foes including House Speaker John Boehner and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Giving a bit of ground on his own plan, he endorsed a new proposal by Senate...
  • Senate Democrats Propose 5% Surtax on Millionaires (Rewrite Obama Jobs Bill)

    10/05/2011 1:18:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-5-11 | Corey Boles
    WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats proposed a 5% surtax on people earning more than $1 million a year to pay for the $447 billion cost of President Barack Obama's job-creation bill, in a move designed to shore up their party's support for the measure. The proposal would replace the range of tax deductions for wealthy people, oil companies and other businesses that the president had proposed to end to offset the cost of the job-creation initiatives in his plan. WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray and Evan Newmark discuss the politics of the proposed 5% surtax on millionaires put forth by Senate democrats....