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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
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...