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  • Harry Reid says Sanders has no path to the nomination

    04/26/2016 12:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 3:07 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton, whos expected to post a strong showing in primaries Tuesday in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
  • Here Is Rothschild's Primer How To Launder Money In U.S. Real Estate And Avoid "Blacklists"

    04/23/2016 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Bloomberg/ZeroHedge.com ^ | 7 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Anyone closely following the Panama Papers tax haven story, is by now familiar with the role that Rothschild plays in providing virtually identical services right inside the US by the Rothschild Trust, as explained in our recent article "Rothschild Humiliates Obama, Reveals That "America Is The Biggest Tax Haven In The World."</p>
  • 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 attacks Bundys on Senate floor, calls for Gold Butte protection

    04/08/2016 9:09:24 AM PDT · by azkathy · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4-7-2016 | Jeff German
    With the outrageous lawbreaker Cliven Bundy and four of his sons in custody, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada took to the Senate floor Thursday to renew his push to preserve the scenic Gold Butte area northeast of Las Vegas. Because of trouble caused by the Bundys and their pals, the federal employees tasked with safely guarding these antiquities, were prevented from doing their jobs, he said. Reid also called attention in his speech to the armed takeover of a government wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year by a dangerous group of militants that included Bundy family members. Reid...
  • 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 Obamas 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 hasnt 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...
  • After Saying Republicans Should Follow Biden Rule, Reid Now Says There Is No Biden Rule

    03/21/2016 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    In 2005, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)spoke on the Senate floor and insisted he and his colleagues had no constitutional duty to approve President George W. Bushs Supreme Court nominee. Fast forward to 2016, hes changing his tune. In a Washington Post article, Reid writes, The Senates constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the presidents Supreme Court nominees has remained inviolable.Meet the Press host Chuck Todd felt compelled to point out the senator's hypocrisy on Sunday:Meet The Press confronts Harry Reid with past hypocritical postures on Supreme Court nominations I guess Im confused....
  • 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...
  • Sharron Angle to make encore bid for Reid's Senate seat

    03/18/2016 6:48:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 7:54 PM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Nevada conservative Sharron Angle, who lost a high-profile bid to oust Democratic Sen. Harry Reid in 2010, filed paperwork Friday to make an encore run for his soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. The tea party darling said she registered in Carson City after months of testing the water and hinting at a possible bid. Her move adds another primary opponent for the Republican frontrunner, three-term Rep. Joe Heck, and could throw a wrench in Republicans hopes to claim the seat over Reids endorsed candidate, former Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. [] Democrats have salivated over the prospect of Angle entering...
  • Sharron Angle Filing for Nevada Senate Run 2016

    03/18/2016 3:29:48 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 53 replies
    3/18/2016 | Self
    Sharron Angle at SoS office right now filing.
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid just gave a big speech torching 'cowardly' Republicans for not denouncing Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/17/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid unloaded on Republican leaders Thursday, suggesting they fomented the rise of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Though Reid has repeatedly spoken out against Trump in recent months, the outgoing leader unleashed a new slew of barbs aimed at Trump and the "cowardly" Republican leadership in the House and Senate, whom he faulted for the rise of Trump. "Donald Trump says he wants to 'Make America great again.' Which America does he want to take us back to? The time before African-Americans had civil rights? Before women had the right to vote, or before child-labor laws?"...
  • Democrats denounce GOP 'piata' comment on Supreme Court

    03/08/2016 2:44:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2016 5:41 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senates No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obamas nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to be treated like a piata. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Republicans were acting like big, tough people threatening to destroy the reputation of a Supreme Court nominee they havent even met yet. Reid and other Democrats denounced a comment by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, who told reporters late Monday that anyone nominated by Obama to the high court will bear some resemblance to a piata. Reid...
  • HARRY REID: GOP Not Budging on SCOTUS Nomination, Will Wait and See What President Trump Will Do

    03/02/2016 6:45:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/016 | Jim Hoft
    Senate leaders met with Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Scalias death. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stuck to their position that the next president should fill the vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it looks like President Trump will fill the slot. Even Harry Reid has the capacity to be honest every once in a blue moon... They (Republicans) were adamant. They said, No, were not going to do this at all,' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters outside the White House. They...
  • Harry Reid: I Have Some Degree of Respect for Cruz, Rubios an Opportunist

    03/02/2016 5:10:10 PM PST · by springwater13 · 61 replies
    Reid said that as much as he doesnt 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: Hes 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...
  • Reid: Trump is the GOP's 'Frankenstein'

    03/02/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by Samwell Tarly · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed the Republican establishment Wednesday, suggesting they should blame themselves for the rise of GOP front-runner Donald Trump."Donald Trump is the Republican Partys Frankenstein," Reid said. "Republicans have spent the past eight years stoking the fires of resentment and hatred, building Trump piece by piece."Reid's remarks come after Trump won seven out of the 11 states that held Republican primary contests on Tuesday.The Nevada Democrat, who is retiring at the end of his current term, suggested that after Republicans "refused" for years to work with President Obama or Democrats on legislation they are now...
  • Rubio: 'I Actually Worked With Bernie Sanders...'

    02/29/2016 7:11:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 29, 2016 | 6:03 AM EST | Susan Jones
    "I'm more than happy to tell you about my record," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told "Fox News Sunday." "And I mean it's -- it's -- number one, I've worked in the Senate where for four out of the last five years nothing happened because of Harry Reid. And yet, despite that, I actually worked with Bernie Sanders, who I don't agree (with) on anything, but we were able to work together to bring V.A. accountability. You can now fire senior executives at the V.A. because of my work." [...] Host Chris Wallace noted that Rubio did not mention the piece...
  • Top Dems Outraged Over Obama Efforts to Ignore Pro-Israel Provisions

    02/27/2016 5:43:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 26, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senators urge president to enforce provisions 'as enacted and intended' Leading Democrats are taking aim at the Obama administration for its opposition to newly passed legislation that aims to bolster the U.S.-Israel economic relationship and combat boycotts of Israel, according to a statement issued this week. The Obama administration announced that it opposes portions of a bipartisan trade bill that would strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Israel and force trade partners to sever ties with backers of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an anti-Israel movement that seeks to economically isolate the Jewish state. President Barack Obama...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 77 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Republican governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval being considered for Supreme Court

    02/24/2016 11:00:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2016 | Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin
    Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican blockade in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pledged "no action" on any Supreme Court nomination before November's election, saying the decision ought to be left to the next president. The White House declined to comment Wednesday for this story....
  • Harry Reid predicts Mitch McConnell will 'cave' on Supreme Court nominee

    02/18/2016 6:43:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/18/2016 | By SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Republicans will have to "cave in" and allow a hearing and vote on an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court. Reid, D-Nev., who was appearing at an event in Reno on Wednesday, said he believes Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made "a terrible mistake," by signaling the Senate will not even take up a nomination. "I first of all think that they're going to cave in," Reid said of McConnell. "I think the president's going to give us a nominee that's a good one and I think they're going to have to hold hearings and...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign angers Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid

    02/15/2016 11:20:40 AM PST · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    One of the quirks of the primary calendar is that the Democrats have their South Carolina Primary a week after the Republicans. Democrats are concentrated on the Nevada Caucus, which takes place on February 20. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been campaigning out west, therefore. Since a recent poll suggested that Clinton and Sanders are essentially tied, Team Hillary has been rolling out the expectations game, suggesting since the Democratic electorate is 80 percent white, Sanders has the advantage, just like in New Hampshire. The stance has backfired because it has gotten Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid angry at...
  • Valerie Jarrett Unleashes Media Attack Upon Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    02/14/2016 6:57:13 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | December 11, 2015
    It has long been known, though rarely spoken of publicly, that Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House adviser to Barack Obama and perhaps the single most influential figure in Washington D.C. deems the Supreme Court as the key to solidifying her version of America for generations to come. Maybe that is why she has allegedly set her sights on damaging perhaps the most conservative member of that court, Justice Antonin Scalia. Two days ago, Justice Scalia remarked during a case involving the University of Texas and race-based admission policies that favor minority students over white students. Scalia cited an amicus brief...
  • Harry Reid To Republicans: You Better Not Block Us From Replacing Scalia

    02/13/2016 6:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | February 13, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released a statement Saturday night following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that contained a warning shot to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Don't play politics with filling vacancies on the Supreme Court bench. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with a vacant seat," the statement read. "Failing to fill this vacancy would be a shameful abdication of one of the Senate's most essential Constitutional responsibilities." Read the full statement below: "There is no doubt Justice Antonin Scalia was a brilliant man. We...
  • Harry Reid calls on Alan Grayson to drop out

    02/12/2016 9:02:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | February 12, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday pressed Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) to drop his Senate bid amid scrutiny surrounding his hedge fund, according to a statement provided to The Hill. Reid challenged Grayson's progressive credentials and criticized the Florida congressman's "moral compass" based on the recent reports about his fund. "These deeply troubling allegations should disqualify anyone from a seat in the U.S. Senate," Reid said in a statement, which was first reported by The Associated Press. "Alan Grayson used his status as a congressman to unethically promote his Cayman Islands hedge funds, and he should drop out...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    02/12/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have "no moral compass." He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. Grayson is running in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His campaign did not immediately respond to Reid's call to quit the race. ...
  • Harry Reid: "Did You See Any Diversity In Iowa?"

    02/02/2016 7:59:21 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 60 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 2/1/16 | Neils
    A day after the Iowa caucuses and a week from the New Hampshire primary, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is back blasting the lack of diversity in the states that come before his home of Nevada in the presidential nominating process. Asked about the outcome in Iowa, where Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., finishing very narrowly behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Reid highlighted his role in changing the process to put more focus on the subsequent contests in states with more diverse Democratic electorates. His efforts helped move Nevada’s Democratic caucuses earlier in the electoral calendar.
  • Harry Reid Recalls 'Good Old Days' When Trump 'Did a Fundraiser or Two for Me'

    01/27/2016 3:06:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/27/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today recalled "the good old days" when Donald Trump "did a fundraiser or two for me." Reid was asked outside a closed policy luncheon on Capitol Hill today about Trump's compliments. "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump told MSNBC yesterday, in reference to the Nevada senator's impending retirement. "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviosuly, I haven't been dealing with him so he'll actually use my name as the ultimate -- you know, as the ultimate of...
  • Ted Cruz: If You Want Someone To Cut Deals, With Reid, Pelosi and Schumer Then Trump Is Your Guy

    01/21/2016 3:32:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 89 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/21/2016 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz hit back at Donald Trump today for his attack on Cruz, that he won't go along to get along to curry favor in Washington. Of course Cruz accepts this criticism and in turn says that if you want someone who will go along to get along and cut deals with the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, then Donald Trump is your guy. Couldn't have said it better myself. It's clear Trump puts a high priority on his ability to cut deals with people and that's just not something I'm looking for in a candidate....
  • Senate Democrats to Force Votes on Trump Proposals

    01/15/2016 1:31:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 14, 2016, | Tory Newmyer
    Donald Trump may not have to win the White House for the Senate to start voting on his agenda. Senate Democrats plan to force their Republican colleagues to take sides on the GOP presidential frontrunner's most controversial proposals by offering them as amendments to other bills this year. "Since Republican leaders in the House and Senate have pledged loyalty to Trump, the obvious next step is to vote on his policies, including his unconstitutional plan to bar people from entering the United States based on their religion," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a Thursday statement, referencing Trump’s...
  • FEC Commissioner: Harry Reid Wants Use of 'Slush Fund' to Help Him Retire

    01/05/2016 9:10:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants the Federal Election Commission to create an exemption that would allow him to spend $600,000 in unspent campaign and PAC funds on personal matters as he retires from office, the Washington Examiner reports. FEC Commissioner Lee E. Goodman labeled the funds an "administrative slush fund" as the extraordinary request was made, the Examiner reports. The Nevada Democrat wants to use the funds "to close out his offices and aid his shift to becoming a former public official still intent on influencing the nation's agenda," the Examiner's Paul Bedard reports. Read Latest Breaking News from...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‘They Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. “The four leaders — Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Donald Trump Hits Scalia Over Affirmative Action Remarks

    12/13/2015 1:02:11 PM PST · by VinL · 92 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/15 | Chuck Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is siding with many Democrats in criticizing conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia over comments he made about African American student achievement during oral arguments earlier this week of the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas. "I thought his remarks were very tough,"Trump said of Scalia in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that aired Sunday. "They were very, very tough to a certain community," the Republican front-runner continued. "I thought it was very tough to the African-American community." Scalia's remarks, made Wednesday, drew accusations of racism from Democrats and liberal activists who...
  • The silver lining of Donald Trump

    07/22/2015 10:51:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    If there's a small silver lining for the Republican Party in the bonanza of insanity that is Donald Trump's candidacy, it's this: He's single-handedly managed to make the rest of the GOP field look downright reasonable by comparison. There's less talk of a "clown car" primary when the main attraction is the ringmaster of his own circus. Each day, Trump seems to reach new heights of absurdity, offensiveness, and popularity among Republican poll respondents. On Tuesday, he called fellow candidate Lindsey Graham an "idiot" and handed out the South Carolina senator's cellphone number a response to Graham referring to...
  • What social science tells us about racism in the Republican party

    12/11/2015 5:45:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Post' Wonkblog ^ | December 11, 2015 | Max Ehrenfreund
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the United States has reignited an old debate about the Republican Party, which some see as the party of intolerance. Liberal critics have long insisted that Republican candidates use coded language that sounds respectable on its face but covertly signals an outdated view of race, ethnicity and religion to their constituents. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voiced this perspective on Tuesday, saying that Trump's words and policies simply reveal the true values of the party and its supporters....
  • Group Claiming to be Former Muslims Disrupts Masses Around Nevada

    12/10/2015 7:36:16 PM PST · by NYer · 159 replies
    Aletelia ^ | December 10, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From KTNV in Las Vegas:  Parishioners are terrified after protesters have disturbed Mass at several Catholic churches across the valley.The group, Koosha Las Vegas, includes members who clearly identify themselves as former Muslims turned Christians. They’ve been entering churches during services, shouting at Catholics that they need to repent now or else, and filming the acts and posting them on the internet.The videos make clear the group has been active on the Las Vegas Strip and several other places around the valley; they’re often seen with large signs and megaphones. The difference now is that they’re going into houses...
  • Scalia Practices Reason, Not Racism

    12/10/2015 11:37:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 10, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Demonstrating once again that his reputation for cheap demagoguery has been well-earned, Senator Harry Reid this morning took a wild shot at Justice Antonin Scalia. "It is deeply disturbing," Reid suggested, "to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court." In advancing this accusation, Reid was boosting a meme that has become popular on the left since yesterday evening. A representative example of its underlying charge can be found today in The Hill: >>>Justice Antonin Scalia surprised the Supreme Court and the public during Wednesday's oral arguments in a case challenging affirmative...
  • Harry Reid: 'We Need Republicans to Work With Us' to Fund Democrat Priorities

    12/09/2015 8:33:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 9, 2015 | 8:23 AM EST | Susan Jones
    "Unless Republicans go along with Democrats, "the government shuts down at midnight this Friday," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. "If we fail to meet that deadline, it will be another evidence of a Republican failure in leadership." Reid said if Republicans fail to pass an omnibus appropriations bill by midnight on Dec. 11 -- a date they picked -- it will be because they continue to attach their "ideological agenda" to the must-pass omnibus. "No legislation will pass with these poison pill riders. We passed a bipartisan budget agreement, we did it through good-faith negotiations. It was...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls for ‘ISIS czar’ after Obama address

    12/07/2015 4:08:52 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 7, 2015
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., unveiled a litany of Democratic proposals to combat the Islamic State on Monday, following President Barack Obama's address to the country Sunday night. Among the proposals that will be incorporated into a comprehensive bill was the creation of an "ISIS czar," or one point person in the federal government to coordinate the response to the terrorist group. According to a Reid aide, the bill includes 12 main components aimed at foreign and domestic policies.
  • Dems ready gun amendments to pressure GOP

    12/03/2015 11:39:04 AM PST · by Torcert · 80 replies
    politico ^ | 12/03/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Democrats will offer a pair of gun-related amendments to a budget bill on Thursday, seeking to put Republicans on record on the charged issue in the aftermath of Wednesday's mass shooting in California. At a special caucus meeting on Thursday morning, Democratic senators agreed to offer Legislation that would make it harder for people on the terrorism watch list to buy guns, and a re-vote on universal background checks that failed in 2013, senators and aides said. The votes could become major campaign fodder in next year's Senate races. A third amendment proposed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid...
  • Reid calls NRA 'quasi-militant wing' of Republican Party

    12/04/2015 7:11:59 AM PST · by redreno · 59 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/03/2015 | By Jim Myers
    WASHINGTON — One day after 14 people were slain in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Thursday blamed lawmakers for not acting on an "epidemic of gun violence" and described the National Rife Association as the Republican Party's "quasi-militant wing." "Republicans must decide if they are more scared of gun violence or the NRA," the Nevadan said. Delivering his comments on the Senate floor, Reid ticked off a list of some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings in recent years that included the young students killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
  • Karl Rove moves to bankroll Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 12:56:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | RUDY TAKALA
    Republican strategist Karl Rove may be moving to help bankroll Ben Carson in the presidential race. Reports say Rove helped to set up a meeting between Carson's campaign and billionaire Steve Wynn, but additional details were not immediately clear. Wynn, who owns casinos and hotels across the country, has contributed a combined $30,000 to political action committees associated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in this election cycle. Ben Carson presently ranks fourth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings. Wynn is munificent when it comes to campaign contributions, and he rarely discriminates between parties. Federal Election Commission filings indicate Wynn...
  • Democrats more determined to stop Pfizer inversion than ISIS

    11/24/2015 10:43:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/15 | Dan Calabrese
    They're quite happy with "strategic patience" and "leading from behind" when it comes to bloodthirsty terrorists, but let a corporation seek to lower its tax bill . . . time for action! You can usually tell where people’s hearts really are by what animates them. There are situations when they know they’re supposed to look and sound passionate. And then there are situations in which they really are. There was much fire-breathing on Capitol Hill yesterday, not because of the growing urgency to stop the next ISIS beheading, burning, drowning or mass shooting - but because a U.S. corporation found...
  • Harry Reid vows to block bill to add stricter refugee vetting

    11/20/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/20/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic Senate leaders are vowing to block the House bill that would stop Syrian refugees from entering the country until a strict, multi-agency vetting process is in place. The bill passed the House by a 289-137 vote yesterday, with 47 Democrats voting in favor of the legislation -- including Bay State U.S. Reps. William B. Keating and Stephen F. Lynch, who said the additional screening by the chief National Intelligence Agency was a key point in leading to his support. President Obama had vowed to veto it, but with a veto-proof majority vote, Democratic efforts to stop the...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • Watch Ted Cruz expose Harry Reid who complains that jailing illegal alien murderers

    11/12/2015 3:57:58 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Coach is right ^ | November 9, 2015
    In this brief video Ted Cruz rips the cover off Democrat Harry Reid's Anti-American complaint that we shouldn't jail illegal alien murderers, rapists and kidnappers because it would cost too much and be insulting to immigrants.
  • Watch: Senator Ted Cruz Destroys Harry Reid Over Opposition To Kate's Law

    11/07/2015 7:43:54 AM PST · by Isara · 76 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 5th 2015 | Hannity.com Staff
    Ted Cruz has been on the Senate floor fighting for the passage of Kate's law, the law named for Kate Steinle who was murdered by an illegal alien in July of this year. The bill would block states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they refuse to communicate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement due to that state or city's "sanctuary city" policies.One of the bills most vocal opponents has been Senate MinorityLeader Harry Reid. During yesterday's debate on the Senate floor, Reid falsely characterized the bill as one that would "tear innocent families apart."Senator Cruz fired...