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  • Video Flashback- Reid: "Taxes are Voluntary"

    08/06/2012 5:40:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/6/12 | Aurelius
    Everyone knows that Harry Reid is a liar and a hypocrite. But to what extent is sometimes astounding. Mr. Reid, who has been lambasting Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney over releasing his tax returns, has no idea what he is talking about. In fact, Reid is so "confident" that Romney has not paid taxes in ten years that he refuses to tell us where, who, or when he "heard" this information. And of course there is the fact that Mitt Romney has already released part of this tax returns, instantly proving Reid's accusations false. But the Main Stream Media will...
  • Didn't Jerry Sandusky call Harry Reid and ask for bail money?

    08/06/2012 3:13:45 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 12 replies
    Make reid prove it. Let's see his phone records for the last 20 years.
  • Just Go to Google Search and type the phrase ‘dirty liar’

    08/06/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT · by trekdown · 26 replies
    Who is Dominating The Entire First Page of Google Search Results?
  • Pelosi Comes To Defense Of Reid Over Comments On Romney’s Taxes

    08/06/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 6, 2012
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is coming to Sen. Harry Reid’s defense in his comments on Mitt Romney’s taxes. Reid has outraged some Republicans by saying he’s been told Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.
  • Does anyone get the impression that Obama, Emmanuel etc. want to overthrow the American way?

    08/06/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-06 09:02:39 | Gil Guignat
     [caption id="attachment_57176" align="alignleft" width="259"] Emmanuel tells us what he thinks of Constitution picture source:[/caption]Does anyone get the impression that the American left will use anything and anyone to further its cause? Today it's the gay flash mob tomorrow who knows what it will be. The end result will be total failure but at what price?Without a shot being fired, is it that they want to launch a coup against the United States? Maybe calling it a coup is too much for those who cannot deal with reality. Maybe we should call it a soft coup the dream of the progressive...
  • Bob Ford: A day like no other for Eagles at Lehigh

    08/05/2012 4:26:51 PM PDT · by randita · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/5/12 | Bob Ford
    It was another day, except it wasn't. Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles drove to the football fields at Lehigh University and sat in their cars waiting out the steady rain that fell between the morning walk-through and the afternoon practice. Team workers drove equipment carts to their places and prepared for another session in the heat and the humidity. The players dressed in the field house adjacent to the fields, taping up their aches and doing what they could to deal with the other pain that came with this day. Just another day, except it could never be. Philadelphia Eagles...
  • Funny! But Wrong: The “Harry Reid Is A Pederast” Rumor

    08/05/2012 1:52:28 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 43 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | August 4, 2012 | Jack Marshall
    Various conservative-minded blogs, including some of the most eminent and well-respected, have flooded the internet with “Harry Reid is a pederast ( or pedophile)” rumors, innuendos and suggestions, like this one, from Red State: “Harry Reid is a pedophile”
  • A deal in the desert for Senator Reid? (Is Sen. Reid a Felon?)

    08/05/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 28, 2007 | Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger
    BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZ. — It's hard to buy undeveloped land in booming northern Arizona for $166 an acre. But now-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid effectively did just that when a longtime friend decided to sell property owned by the employee pension fund that he controlled. In 2002, Reid (D-Nev.) paid $10,000 to a pension fund controlled by Clair Haycock, a Las Vegas lubricants distributor and his friend for 50 years. The payment gave the senator full control of a 160-acre parcel in Bullhead City that Reid and the pension fund had jointly owned. Reid's price for the equivalent of 60...
  • Reid Land Deal Under Scrutiny (story from 2006 - is Reid, rather than Romney, the tax cheat?)

    08/05/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    washpost ^ | orig 2006 | Birnbaum
    Harry M. Reid of Nevada, the Senate's top Democrat, said yesterday that he was in discussions with the chamber's ethics committee to determine whether he should amend his financial disclosure forms to include details of a real estate transaction that allowed him to collect $1.1 million. The Associated Press reported that Reid gained a windfall from that sale of land in 2004 even though he had not personally owned the property for the previous three years. Reid also did not divulge the 2001 transfer of the land to a company he co-owned with a friend, a transaction that would normally...
  • Harry Reid Insists Dude Who Told Him Romney Didn’t Pay Taxes Isn’t Imaginary

    08/04/2012 3:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/2/2012 | Margaret Hartmann
    Earlier this week, Harry Reid revealed why Mitt Romney is refusing to release more tax returns: He didn't pay taxes for an entire decade! It almost sounds too crazy to be true, and in fact, Reid is "not certain" that it isn't a total lie. However, he is sure of one thing: "I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I have had a number of people tell me that." So we aren't talking about just one anonymous Bain investor, but several people who have seemingly only shared this story with...
  • Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare Repeal (gridlock)

    08/04/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/03/12
    Reid Again Prevents Vote on Obamacare RepealFriday, 03 Aug 2012 12:30 PM By Newsmax Wires Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yet again stymied a Republican attempt to vote on repealing the healthcare reform law Thursday evening. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed that the Senate vote on repeal of Obamacare soon after it returns from vacation in September, The Hill reports. “Let’s have a vote,” McConnell said on the floor. “Is Obamacare making things better or worse? Let’s show the American people what they want. It’s a vote they deserve.”
  • Senator Takes 5th

    08/04/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    In an effort to rebuff demands that he cite his source for making the claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in ten years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) says he is invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. “We all know that Mr. Romney’s request that I name my source is a trap,” Reid complained. “Unauthorized disclosure of a person’s filings with the IRS is a felony. I’m not going to further blacken the name of my extremely credible source just to assuage someone’s out-dated notions of integrity.” Speculation is that Reid’s “extremely credible” unnamed...
  • The Senator Harry Reid wants most to protect

    08/04/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 15 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 3, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    "... from what I’m hearing, the Senate Majority Leader is fixated on the Montana race, in which the incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is trying to hold off challenger Rep. Denny Rehberg." ...snip... Legislatively, he can also call for votes designed to make Democratic Senators look and good and Republican Senators not so good. I’m told that, on this front, helping Sen. Tester is Reid’s top priority. Indeed, some say its Reid’s top priority, period.
  • Harry Reid's Office Responds To Rumors That He's A Pederast

    08/03/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8/3/2012
    EXCLUSIVE---MUST CREDIT ACE OF SPADES HQ: Harry Reid's Office Responds To Rumors That He's A Pederast As you know by now, when baseless but serious charges are laid against a powerful political figure, it is the responsibility of the maligned individual to prove their innocence. With that understanding, I requested comment from Harry Reid's office on the swirling charges that someone said they heard from someone that Harry Reid is pederast. The email response from Reid Spokesman Adam Jentleson can only be characterized as chilling: Cute First, note the non-denial. Based on the rumors we've all heard, we can only...
  • Romney to Reid: “I have paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes” (Watch Video)

    08/03/2012 2:49:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Love the bit at the end here about how this smear exposes Obama's above-the-fray shtick as the cynical Hopenchange branding nonsense that it is. I also like the added emphasis on "a lot of taxes," although Think Progress or TPM or whoever is no doubt working up a post right now explaining why the millions he's paid over the years don't really qualify as "a lot."Serious question: Should HuffPo have published Reid's initial accusation about the mysterious Bain investor who allegedly called him about Romney? WaPo wonders: In this case, the dissemination of ReidÂ’s words is responsible, compulsory. It would...
  • Glenn gives Harry Reid a taste of his own medicine…

    08/03/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 43 replies ^ | 08/03/12 | G. Beck
    Harry Reid made a wild claim with no evidence and accused Mitt Romney of being a felon. His evidence? A call he got to the office. That’s it. He then doubled down by saying that ‘the word is out there – Mitt has to prove he paid taxes’. It’s such a pathetic and false attack it’s a wonder how Harry Reid lives with himself. Here is Reid’s statement on Romney’s taxes: “The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid them. Where is the proof that he has paid taxes?...
  • N.D. Senate Race Is in Play for Democrat Heitkamp

    08/03/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies ^ | August 3, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Most North Dakotans do not like President Obama or his health care law, surveys show. Voters here have not backed a Democrat for president since 1964, and polling forecasts a loss for the White House occupant in November. But North Dakotans also have a deep history of splitting the ticket. And that, mixed with a strong candidate and a booming economy, makes Democrats hopeful about winning a U.S. Senate seat here, despite the otherwise discouraging atmospherics. The Senate race figures to be one of the most competitive in the country -- but it wasn’t supposed to be this way. When...
  • Reid: My source on Romney’s taxes is so incredibly credible that I won’t say who he is

    08/03/2012 7:28:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.</p>
  • Harry Reid a PEEPING TOM?

    08/03/2012 5:31:46 AM PDT · by pansgold · 46 replies
    Blabber Mouth at the store | XIII / III / MMXII | pansgold
    Now I don't know if this is true or not, but a woman at the store told me she went to college with Harry Reid (D) Nv. and he was almost caught by security peeping into the girls dorm late at night.
  • Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up'

    08/02/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2nd, 2012 | Dana Davidsen and Ashley Killough
    (CNN) - Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegations that the presumptive GOP nominee has not been paying his taxes. "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show. Reid stood by the allegations on Thursday while speaking on the Senate floor. "The word's out that he hasn't paid any taxes for 10 years," he said. "Let him prove he has paid taxes because he hasn't." Romney has made public the full 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011, with a pledge to release the...
  • Romney Tells Harry Reid To 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Tax Returns

    08/02/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Mitt Romney took a shot back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon, responding to Reid's apparently baseless claim that the Republican presidential candidate did not pay income taxes for 10 years. "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show this afternoon. "Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because of course that's totally and completely wrong. It's untrue, dishonest, and inaccurate. It's wrong."  Reid, who doubled down on his claims about Romney's taxes on the Senate floor today, said Tuesday that he learned about...
  • VANITY - Did Sen. Harry Reid commit a felony by releasing information on a citizens taxes?

    08/02/2012 5:05:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    § Section 6103. - Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information (a) General rule Returns and return information shall be confidential, and except as authorized by this title - (1) no officer or employee of the United States, ... shall disclose any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee or otherwise or under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the term ''officer or employee'' includes a former officer or employee. (b) Definitions For purposes of this section - (1) Return...
  • Harry Reid’s Financial McCarthyism: ‘I Don’t Think the Burden Should Be on Me’

    08/02/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    The Other Mccain ^ | July 2, 2012 | Mccain
    The top Senate Democrat evidently believes he can make outrageous accusations based on anonymous secondhand “sources” and then require the accused to disprove his accusations: Earlier this week, Harry Reid revealed why Mitt Romney is refusing to release more tax returns: He didn’t pay taxes for an entire decade! It almost sounds too crazy to be true, and in fact, Reid is “not certain” that it isn’t a total lie. However, he is sure of one thing: “I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,” Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I have had a number of...
  • Harry Reid Incontinent, not Incompetent

    08/01/2012 6:11:16 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 15 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 8/1/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Last week Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) was quoted as saying, “If you want to ask why the Senate isn’t working, there’s one reason; it’s called Harry Reid. Incompetent and incapable of carrying on the leadership in the Senate.” Dr. Coburn, ever the stickler for accuracy has apologized for calling Reid “incompetent.” “Incontinent” was the word he was looking for. The rest of the quote he apparently stands behind.
  • Harry Reid: Drooling old men are trying to buy election

    08/01/2012 10:25:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/1/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in an effort to mock Republican donors, resorted to senility jokes in an interview published yesterday. “Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,” Reid told The Huffington Post. “They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ‘Hey, we just bought America. Wasn’t so bad
  • Harry Reid Says He Knows What's in Romney's Taxes

    07/31/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he heard from a Bain investor who heard that Mitt Romney paid exactly zero taxes for 10 years, Reid tells The Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Ryan Grim. . Reid said Romney's dead father would be "so embarrassed" by his son. Then he recounted how a Bain Capital investor called him a month ago and said, "Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years." Acknowledging that's awfully slim evidence, Reid offers this massive asterisk: "He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain… But...
  • Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill

    07/27/2012 7:12:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    the Hill ^ | 07/26/12 | Ramsey Cox -
    Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers. Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures. ... The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
  • Census Shows 200,000 Small Businesses Shut Down From 2008-2010

    07/27/2012 4:55:48 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 16 replies
    According to Census figures, some 200,000 small businesses disappeared from the rolls between 2008 and 2010. Those businesses were responsible for some three million jobs. The Obama administration claims that they’re moving in the right direction – but the direction of the economy is now reversing itself. Not surprisingly, Gallup finds that business owners are turning on President Obama. The national poll showed a 59-35 disapproval/approval split. Workers are split in favor of Obama, thanks in large part to Obama’s heavy emphasis on class warfare. It is no coincidence that government spending has expanded dramatically during the same period that...
  • Harry Reid: If We Win in November, We're Going to Nuke the Filibuster

    07/18/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | Guy Benson
    He might be bluffing or playing to the MSNBC audience, but don't be so sure.  He's already changed Senate rules on the fly to deny Republicans the opportunity to force uncomfortable votes and exploded Senate precedent on the amendment process within the last few years.  Next up: Legislative filibuster Hiroshima?   In May, Harry Reid apologized for killing off a 2010 filibuster reform bill, admitting that the legislative procedure has been “abused, abused, and abused.” Reid has now gone a step farther: the Senate Majority Leader is now openly promising to pass filibuster reform in the beginning of the next...
  • Reid Pledges to Block Votes on Obamacare Repeal, Tax Cuts

    07/19/2012 7:49:29 PM PDT · by Bigun · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12:25 PM, Jul 19, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    This morning on the Senate floor, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, pledged to block Republican efforts to vote on the repeal of Obamacare and tax cuts:
  • Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret

    07/18/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | July 18, 2012 | Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president’s Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself. Sen. Harry Reid went farther: Romney’s refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher. They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both...
  • Say What?...Stupid Things Liberals Say; July 17th Edition

    07/17/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-17-12 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals: Barack Obama: “If you ask me what’s frustrated me the most over the past 4 years, it’s not the hard work, the enormity of the decisions; it’s not the pace.  It is that I haven’t been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington.” President Obama on Hugo Chávez, socialist dictator of Venezuela: "We're always concerned about Iran engaging in destabilizing activity around the globe. But overall my sense is that what Mr. Chávez has done over the last several years has not had a serious national security impact on us."  It wasn’t very long ago that the...
  • Sen. Reid Refuses to Call Vote on Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts; Will Media Report?

    07/11/2012 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama’s income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy," Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper reported just before 10:30 a.m. today. "Reid appeared exasperated by the Republican request to vote on extending the Bush-era tax rates when Democrats would prefer to focus this week on a small-business tax package estimated to create 1 million jobs," Bolton added. You may recall that on Monday, President Obama renewed his call to extend the Bush tax cuts for every income bracket except that covering...
  • Requiring Congress to Read Bills Before Passing Them Proposed

    07/07/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) has proposed that members of Congress be given a reasonable amount of time to read bills before they are asked to vote on passing them. This proposal was denounced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) as “an unnecessary impediment to action.” “I find it appalling that Republicans in this body are repeatedly trying to throw up roadblocks to progress,” Reid complained. “The notion that senators must read bills before they vote to make them into laws is fallacious. We have a staff that reads these bills for us. There is no need for us to...
  • Affordable Campaign Contribution Act: New Cash for Urkel Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

    07/03/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT · by wayne_shrugged · 6 replies
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 07/03/2012 | Justin Washington
    There is yet another ”silver lining” of the recent Supreme Court decision to let Obamacare stand; Democrats are now able to and should pass a law stating that all Americans should contribute to Obama’s re-election campaign. If Americans choose not to contribute, they will simply be taxed — or is the proper term “penalized”? (Chief Justice Roberts to decide when he returns from vacation in Malta.) The boon to Obama’s campaign coffers will be immeasurable, benefiting all Americans, of course. Additional benefits of the Act would be an increase in employment since the US government will need to hire more...
  • Obamacare: Where All Pigs Are Equal But Some Pigs Get Waivers

    07/02/2012 12:45:45 AM PDT · by wayne_shrugged · 17 replies
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 07/01/2012 | Justin Washington
    Orwell was certainly prescient in ”Animal Farm” when he invisioned a futuristic farm wherein the farm animals take over and establish democratic rule; unfortunately, the pigs in charge ultimately determine that while “all animals are equal … some are more equal than others.” And, hence, we get Obamacare where everyone is taxed as a penalty for not carrying health insurance and also, ironically, where everyone is taxed anyway. President Barak Urkel Obama pontificated that no one earning less than $250,000 would see a tax increase under his administration, then he and the Democrat controlled Congress and the Senate passed Obamacare...
  • Financially-strapped Nevada city (North Las Vegas) declared disaster (area)

    06/24/2012 2:46:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/22/12 | CRISTINA SILVA
    Financially-strapped Nevada city declared disasterBy CRISTINA SILVA June 22, 2012 1:31 PM ET NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - There are no signs of rioters, wind-damaged homes or flooding. The brand new City Hall features gleaming marble floors and the public recreation centers offer Zumba, karate and Pilates classes. Despite all of its suburban trimmings, North Las Vegas is officially a disaster area. After five years of declining property taxes, massive layoffs and questionable spending, leaders of the blue-collar, family-oriented city outside Las Vegas declared a state of emergency, invoking a rarely used state law crafted for unforeseen disasters. No...
  • Harry Reid Shuts Down Reporter: ‘That’s A Clown Question Bro’

    06/19/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/19/12 3:20pm | Hunter Walker
    “I don’t want to answer that question. That’s a clown question bro,” Mr. Reid said eliciting laughs.
  • Reid: Bet on filibuster changes if Obama, Dems win in November

    06/07/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he and other Democrats would likely push for changes to Senate filibuster rules if the Democrats hold the Senate in November, and blamed Republican obstructionism for forcing these changes. "I'll just bet you … if we maintain a majority, and I feel quite confident that we can do that, and the president is reelected, there is going to be some changes," Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. "We can no longer go through this, every bill, filibusters on bills that they agree with. It's just a waste of time...
  • Even with Calculators on the Floor, the Senate Still Comes Up With a Zero on the Budget

    05/29/2012 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/12 | Sunlen Miller
    Even with Calculators on the Floor, the Senate Still Comes Up With a Zero on the BudgetBy Sunlen Miller | ABC OTUS News – Wed, May 16, 2012 You would have thought that starting the day with a vote permitting the use of calculators on the Senate floor today was a good sign that it could potentially be a productive day for the U.S. senators. But you would have been mistaken. The Senate spent the whole day today, with over six hours of straight floor speeches, debating five nonbinding budget resolutions that everyone knew in advance would not pass. And,...
  • Sen. Reid Blocks Ban on $4 Billion Illegal Immigrant Tax Credit Loophole

    05/23/2012 6:35:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/23/2012 | Wynton Hall
    A bill that would close an IRS tax credit loophole that allows the IRS to funnel over $4 billion to illegal immigrants is being held up by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, has been vocal in his disdain for the blatant misuse of taxpayer monies: I’m disappointed that the Majority Leader objected to our effort today to prevent billions in tax credits from being wrongly sent to illegal immigrants claiming they have dependents, many of whom do not live in...
  • Reid Blames Tea Party Extremism for Looming 'Taxmaggedon'

    05/22/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 22,2012 | Sunlun Miller
    Another line in the sand has been drawn as Congress faces a daunting lame-duck year-end fiscal crisis dubbed around Capitol Hill as "Taxmaggedon." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded to a letter from Senate Republicans today in which they called for an immediate extension of the Bush tax cuts, with a message of his own: that's impossible before the election.
  • Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)

    05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plankBy Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET The Democrats’ top leader in Congress said Thursday that the party’s platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage. “The president’s in favor of it — I’m sure it will be [included],” said Reid. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September. Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He...
  • Reid On Department Of Justice Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    05/10/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 5/10/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced it will file a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and racial profiling. The Department of Justice found reasonable cause to believe that Arpaio’s office has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional rights violations, including obvious discrimination against Latino residents, unlawful retaliation against critics and discriminating against Hispanic inmates in county jails.“I commend the Obama Administration and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez for their decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe...
  • Reid Statement On The Silver State North Solar Project

    05/07/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | May 7, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicated the Silver State North Solar Project, the first large-scale solar energy project to be built on public land in Nevada: “I commend Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for their commitment to Nevada’s clean energy future by helping to move the Silver State North Solar Project quickly through the environmental review process. This important clean energy project will generate affordable electricity for thousands of homes with no air pollution or waste production.  Developing similar projects in Nevada should be an essential...
  • EDITORIAL: Democrats’ He-man Woman-Haters Club

    05/01/2012 5:19:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2012 | Editorial
    Harry Reid and Barack Obama team up to pick on a girlThe Obama administration announced two weeks ago that it would renominate Republican Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), but it has yet to act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, refuses to say whether he will bring up her nomination for a vote. Apparently, Ms. Svinicki’s membership is getting blackballed. By law, the minority party in the Senate picks two commissioners of the five-member NRC, while the White House chooses the other three, including the chairman. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, submitted...
  • Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Occupy Wall Street(FLASHBACK)

    05/01/2012 2:53:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | October 5, 2011 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination and passion of millions of Americans who have lost hope that our nation's policymakers are speaking for them. We support the protesters in their determination to hold Wall Street accountable and create good jobs.    We are proud that today on Wall Street, bus drivers, painters, nurses and utility workers are joining students and homeowners, the unemployed and the underemployed to call for fundamental change.  Across America, working people are turning out with their friends and neighbors in parks, congregations and union halls to express their frustration – and anger -- about our country's...
  • Sen. Reid’s judicial hypocrisy

    04/27/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    elko daly ^ | April 20, 2012 | CHUCK MUTH
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) nominated a liberal judge, Elissa Cadish — who once wrote that she didn’t believe there was an individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms — for a judicial vacancy on the federal bench. However, per Senate tradition, unless both home-state senators agree to allow the nomination to move forward, the nomination doesn’t move forward. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) has objected to Cadish’s nomination. And without Heller’s OK, the nomination is dead. Which means Cadish should withdraw. Or Reid should tell her to withdraw. But instead, Reid released a statement doubling down on the Cadish nomination....
  • Obama to nominate nuclear official that Reid accused of lying (Dingy is a bully?)

    04/19/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Obama to nominate nuclear official that Reid accused of lyingBy Andrew Restuccia - 04/19/12 02:30 PM ET President Obama’s decision to re-nominate Republican Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts him at odds with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a vocal critic of the nuclear official. Reid stressed his opposition to Svinicki's re-nomination at a press conference Thursday and did not say whether he'd allow a floor vote on the nomination. "[T]hat's why we have a Congress, and there'll be hearings held, and we'll approach that when we have to. That's just not right now," he said, pointing...
  • Happy "Voluntary Donations to the Government" Day from Senator Harry Reid!

    04/17/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | Senator Harry Reid