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  • Our Number 1 Goal: Retire Harry Reid For Good [TEA Party Express]

    11/24/2014 12:58:03 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    Tea Party Express [via email]
    Our Number 1 Goal: Retire Harry Reid For Good In 2014, we were successful in firing Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. We had historic gains in picking up 8 seats in the U.S. Senate, but we still have a lot more work to do. In 2016, Harry Reid is up for reelection and it's time that WE THE PEOPLE stand up and retire him from the Senate for good! Harry Reid embodies everything that is wrong with Washington, D.C. He has long forgotten about his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and has made clear that he will...
  • Immigration move roils Nevada

    11/23/2014 12:31:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration threw gasoline on the fire of border politics — and nowhere is it burning hotter than in Nevada, where incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is gearing up for a tough reelection. Obama chose the Silver State, which has proportionately more illegal immigrants than anywhere else in the country, to begin a tour aimed at winning support for his decision to stop deportations for as many as 5 million people. His first shout-out in a Friday speech at a heavily Hispanic Las Vegas high school went to Reid, who has been emphasizing his...
  • Reid Is Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s

    11/23/2014 1:05:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jason Horowitz
    President Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject. It was during last year’s government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Mr. Obama’s frustration focused on one of their own. The president said he suspected David Krone, Mr. Reid’s intensely loyal and influential top aide, of leaking to the news media, and requested that he stay away from future meetings. It did not take much time for the president’s comments to reach Mr. Reid’s right-hand man. To Mr. Obama’s surprise, Mr. Krone was listening in on the call. Suddenly, the aide piped up and...
  • Why Obama’s speech may be unofficial launch of Reid’s re-election campaign

    11/21/2014 9:14:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Amber Phillips
    Washington — When President Barack Obama stands on the stage at a Las Vegas high school today and rallies support for his immigration policies, Sen. Harry Reid will be right by the president's side. And he wants to make sure you know it. This past week, Nevada's senior senator has hosted press conferences, given speeches and blasted emails and tweets about his support for the president's action to delay deportations and prosecution for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. "It's not about Democrats versus Republicans, or Republicans versus the president," Reid said Thursday. "It's about real families who are...
  • Accused child rapist rode on Air Force One with Obama, raised $500k for Prez

    11/20/2014 7:59:16 PM PST · by TigerTown · 15 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    A major Democratic donor was arrested this week by the Sex Crimes Unit in Portland, Ore., for raping a minor. Terrence Bean, a liberal activist who bundled more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Bean has made contributions to influential Democrats such as Hillary Clinton, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Rep. Barney Frank, who has had his own smarmy brushes with the law. Bean’s Instagram account shows him on Air Force One with President Obama and getting chummy with Vice President Joe...
  • Harry Reid: Good Luck Trying to Undo Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 106 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) argues that despite the fact that President Obama’s executive amnesty will not have the force of law, it would be very difficult for another president to rescind. “This is something that is fair and the right thing to do,” Reid said on Thursday. “They have the opportunity at some later time, some president to say, ‘I want this all changed.’ I wish that person luck to try to tell these millions of people and their families -- who many at that time will have many, many more United States citizens -- are going...
  • Obama to dine with top lawmakers tonight (Only Democrats, not one Republican)

    11/19/2014 7:37:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Obama has invited senior lawmakers to the White House for dinner Wednesday night so that he can explain his plans to use executive authority to change the nation’s immigration laws, according to several congressional aides. Obama has invited Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the leaders of the congressional Asian, Black and Hispanic caucuses....
  • White House hits TV networks for skipping immigration address

    11/19/2014 5:15:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    politico ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC -- for skipping out on President Barack Obama’s Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration. “In 2006, Bush gave a 17 minute speech that was televised by all three networks that was about deploying 6000 national guard troops to the border. Obama is making a 10 minute speech that will have a vastly greater impact on the issue. And none of the networks are doing it. We can’t believe they were aggrieved that we announced this on Facebook,” a senior administration official told...
  • His Own Words: Obama Said He Doesn't Have Authority For Executive Amnesty 22 Times

    11/19/2014 5:09:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a report in POLITICO, President Obama is expected to make good on his executive amnesty threat on Friday during an event in Las Vegas, despite saying repeatedly over the years that he does not have the authority to change immigration laws from the Oval Office. House Speaker John Boehner, who warned the President shortly after the 2014 midterm elections that acting alone on immigration would "poison the well," has taken notice of Obama's past statements. After some research, his office found President Obama directly claimed 22 times he couldn't take executive action on immigration because he doesn't have the...
  • Obama Immigration Speech: CBS, Fox, NBC & ABC Not Airing

    11/19/2014 3:55:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | Dominic Patten
    President Barack Obama will finally be making public tomorrow night what his plan is to overhaul immigration. However, while his primetime speech will postpone part of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, it will not be covered by most of the Big 4 – if any of them. The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Grey’s Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As...
  • GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order

    11/19/2014 3:39:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 75 replies
    USA Today | 11/19/2014 | Susan Page
    USA Today Link, per stupid copyright rules
  • Obama’s Unprecedented Amnesty: No, Reagan and Bush Sr. didn’t do what Obama’s about to.

    11/18/2014 10:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008 The latest from apologists for President Obama’s planned decree to unilaterally amnesty perhaps 5 million illegal aliens is that Reagan and Bush Sr. did it, so what’s the problem? It’s interesting that the anti-borders crowd seems to have conceded the point I made in...
  • Obama to detail immigration order Thursday night

    11/19/2014 9:00:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is expected to announce his executive order to grant legal status for millions of illegal immigrants in an address Thursday night, according to sources close to the administration. Mr. Obama will give a broad outline of his action Thursday and follow it up with a trip Friday to Las Vegas to provide more details. The White House would not confirm the report Wednesday morning, nor have Mr. Obama’s aides announced any travel plans for later this week. But a spokesman for the AFL-CIO inadvertently disclosed the tentative plans in an email Wednesday. “We hear there will be a...
  • Nevada has top share of unauthorized immigrants

    11/19/2014 7:27:21 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | By MICHELLE RINDELS
    The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The study, released Tuesday, examines migration trends among the estimated 11.2 million people who were in the U.S. illegally in 2012. The overall number has held steady from 2009, but 14 states saw their unauthorized immigrant population decrease and seven saw it increase. While unauthorized immigrants accounted for 3.5 percent of the U.S. population of...
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • Lynch's Attorney General Nomination Slipping to 2015

    11/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/14 | Sarah Mimms
    With only a handful of legislative days left before Congress calls it quits for the holiday season, it appears increasingly likely that Democratic Leader Harry Reid will cede the Senate majority to Republicans without confirming a new attorney general, leaving Eric Holder with the job he quit almost two months ago until at least January. The process to confirm a new attorney general, which typically takes weeks, has barely begun as members of the Senate have turned their focus to the Keystone pipeline, a bill to curb the National Security Agency's powers, and dozens of lower-level administration nominees. Given the...
  • DEMOCRATS TO OBAMA--GO BIG ON IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION (overthrow of the US govt eminent)

    11/19/2014 4:11:00 AM PST · by Liz · 53 replies
    nypost.COM ^ | 11/18/14 | Marisa Schultz and Geoff Earle
    Democratics want Obama to shoot for the moon... “When the president decides to do his executive order, he should go big — as big as he can,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They say Obama will pay the price with Republicans (who won outstanding majorities nationwide at midterms), so he might as well enjoy the reward by winning the affection of millions of immigrants and support from a key bloc of Latino voters .... Obama's E/O could come this week---would allow more than four million of the estimated 11 million undocumented to work and live in the US legally....
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • Don’t Let Lame Ducks Spend Your Money

    11/19/2014 2:49:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-19-14 | Betsy McCaughey
    On November 4, voters fired the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, replacing it with a GOP majority that campaigned against Obamacare and big spending. But the Democrats who lost are still running the show. These lame ducks lack the moral authority to govern. They shouldn’t be allowed to do any more than the bare minimum to keep government operating until January, when the new Congress meets. Allowing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ram through an omnibus spending bill for the coming year, or make other key decisions, would be like letting your ex-spouse keep using your checkbook. One...
  • Crapitalism: The New Liberal Order

    11/17/2014 9:33:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 16, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Jason Mattera, a New York Times best-selling author and well-known for his interviews with less-than-reputable political figures in Washington, D.C., has written a new book entitled, Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars. At the new headquarters for the Young America’s Foundation in northern Virginia, Mattera said his book is “not a condemnation of capitalism.” Instead, he suggested that “capitalism is the greatest economic system ever known to man” and has “created paths out of poverty.” But, he believed today “we do not have a free market system” because “crapitalism…has created two classes of citizens.” The book lists...
  • Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Senate floor

    11/14/2014 2:09:20 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    PUNDITPRESS ^ | NOV 14, 2014 | Dan Butcher
    In 2009, current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on the Senate floor as “one of the most respected economists in the world.”
  • Harry Reid begs Obama to hold off immigration order until budget is passed

    11/14/2014 7:34:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked President Obama on Thursday to hold off issuing his executive orders on immigration until after Congress has passed a Continuing Resolutionthat will fund the government until the end of September. Reid is sensing a growing consensus among Republicans in both chambers that a government shutdown might be the only way to halt Obama's illegal plans. Even the two biggest RINO's in the Senate - McCain and Graham - are on board with presenting the president with a budget that does not fund his immigration schemes: "If the president illegally tries to grant amnesty...
  • Harry Reid Urges White House to Delay Immigration Executive Action

    11/13/2014 3:49:52 PM PST · by dware · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 11.13.2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has privately asked the White House to delay an executive order on immigration until Congress passes a spending bill to keep the government running, ABC News has learned. While Reid supports President Obama’s ability to act on his own on immigration, he told senators today that he is increasingly concerned some Republicans will seize on the move and try to block the funding bill, which could lead to a government shutdown.
  • Reid to Obama: Wait on Immigration Move (Updated)

    11/13/2014 3:05:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/13/14 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    |Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he would like President Barack Obama to wait for Congress to pass legislation funding the government before he takes executive action giving deportation relief to undocumented immigrants. “The president said he is going to do the executive action,” the Nevada Democrat said heading in to a Democratic lunch. “The question is when. It’s up to him. I’d like to get the finances of this country out of the way before he does it. But it’s up to him.” Reid said the president was aware of his preference.
  • Insurrection: Claire McCaskill will not support Harry Reid for minority leader

    11/13/2014 1:36:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Despite losing at least eight seats, and probably nine before all the votes are counted by 2015, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has not faced much in the way of a public pushback from his fellow Democrats… until today. Purple state Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) revealed on Thursday that she will not back Reid in his role as minority leader in the next Congress.The revelation came as a surprise when she was asked by reporters if she would stand by Reid. “I will not,” McCaskill replied.“Yesterday, I met with Harry Reid and told him I would not...
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Boston Globe: Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/12/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Scot Leigh
    In politics, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they’ve become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it’s Washington that has become indispensable to them. And so they can’t or won’t recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses.
  • Harry Reid wants Warren in Senate leadership

    11/12/2014 7:02:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats want to enlist a progressive firebrand as a member of their leadership: Elizabeth Warren. The incoming Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, is engaged in private talks with the Massachusetts freshman to create a special leadership post for the former Harvard professor, according to several people familiar with the matter. It’s unclear exactly what the new job would entail — but luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses. Adding Warren, Democrats say, would bring in a nationally known name who could help sharpen the Democratic message as...
  • Harry Reid's dilemma: Side with Republicans or Obama?

    11/11/2014 6:30:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | November 10, 2014 | By BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Democrats are split over whether to ram through the White House's stalled nominees. Reid’s approach would keep the holiday season from ending in a series of bitter midnight sessions and could avoid antagonizing Republicans. But other Democrats argue Republicans may have little interest in approving the bulk of the president’s nominees regardless of what happens in the next few weeks, so it’s now or never to act on a slate of new judges, ambassadors and perhaps even the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. “Let’s clear the decks, unless we can get some agreement with Republicans,” said Sen....
  • Mormon Bishop: Harry Reid “Isn’t a Man of Serious Faith” Because He’s Pro-Abortion

    11/11/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/11/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    As LifeNews previously reported, pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid lost his position when pro-life candidates took over the U.S. Senate. This is very good for the pro-life movement because Reid has repeatedly supported pro-abortion President Barack Obama. He’s also refused to allow pro-life bills to come to a vote in the Senate. In 2013, after the passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R 1797) through the U.S House of Representatives, Reid said that we shouldn’t focus on “fringe issues” like late abortion. However, he failed to realize it is those who support late abortion that are...
  • Mormon Bishop Under Fire for Harry Reid Criticism [Reid spokesman responds to Lds bishop]

    11/09/2014 6:07:57 PM PST · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    AP/ABC News ^ | Nov. 8, 2014
    A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions. Mark Peredes' blog, titled "Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate Leader," has drawn criticism from the church and Mormon Democrats. [SNIP] Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman on Saturday released a letter from a Mormon Democrat in Las Vegas to Paredes. "Our comment to this is to show you one of many comments Sen. Reid has received from his friends," Orthman said. The letter was written by...
  • The Democrats' family drama: Tensions between Obama and Harry Reid

    11/09/2014 12:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2014 | By Amie Parnes and Justin Sink
    As President Obama congratulated Republican lawmakers for “running very strong campaigns” during a meeting Friday at the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) stared, stone-faced, into the distance. Reid was seated at the president’s elbow, but in many ways, the gulf between the two leaders has never seemed greater. Tension between Obama and Reid has been long simmering, multiple sources with knowledge of their relationship say. It exploded into the headlines following Tuesday’s landslide victory for Republicans. Within minutes of networks declaring that Republicans had seized back the Senate, the Washington Post published a report featuring David Krone,...
  • Reid leaves a legacy of wreckage

    11/09/2014 7:53:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    suntimes ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Steve Huntley
    The first order of business for the U.S. Senate under Republican Mitch McConnell will be getting the Senate back in business. For most of the last four years, Democrat Harry Reid manipulated what was once the world’s greatest deliberative body for political purposes, not for the hard task of governing. The House passed more than 300 bills but they mostly died from neglect in the Senate. What little legislation that made it to the floor crashed as Reid manipulated Senate rules to ban amendments and debate. When Republicans refused to bow to his tin-pot dictatorial rule, he accused them of...
  • Mormon bishop: Harry Reid unworthy to enter temples

    11/08/2014 2:48:50 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By - Associated Press - Saturday, November 8, 2014
    A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Sen. Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith’s temples because of his support of Democratic Party positions.
  • Senator Hagel's Visit

    05/05/2005 5:52:33 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 10 replies · 427+ views
    NH Insider ^ | 5/5/05 | Patrick Hynes (freeper)
    I would like to start off by thanking the proprietors of this site for including me. As NH Insider becomes an increasingly indispensable source for news and comment on the New Hampshire political scene, I am thrilled to be part of its expansion. I look forward to many good fights over the key issues of the day. I would like to use my first post to discuss Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-NE) recent visit to the Granite State, as John DiStaso describes in some detail in this morning’s Granite Status. I did not have the pleasure of seeing Sen. Hagel yesterday,...
  • Reid plots final days in power

    11/07/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to confirm 50 of President Obama’s nominees and move an omnibus spending bill in a last hurrah before Democrats give up power in the Senate. The nominees are part of a packed lame-duck schedule that Reid is furiously planning, and that will be a topic at Friday’s White House lunch meeting between Obama and congressional leaders. Reid also wants to move a package of expiring tax provisions, the annual Defense Department authorization bill and an extension of a tax moratorium on Internet purchases in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That will be...
  • Tea party group set sights on Harry Reid: ‘Our focus is on retiring him’ [Retire fired Harry Reid!]

    11/06/2014 5:43:31 PM PST · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A tea party group said they’re happy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was demoted with the wave of Republican elects Tuesday evening — but they’re not stopping there. Next up, the Tea Party Express says — oust him. The group is holding a “unity press conference” Thursday at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to outline its plans for the 2016 election. “We fired him last night as Senate majority leader, now our focus is on retiring him once and for all,” Tea Party Express executive director Taylor Budowich told The Hill. “That’s what the Tea Party’s focus is going...
  • Harry Reid knew of Bowe Bergdahl deal before release

    06/03/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/3/14 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid received a heads-up on the deal to transfer Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the five Taliban officials detained in Guantanamo Bay — but it’s not clear who else did. In a brief interview, Reid said the White House contacted him ahead of the swap — but not by much. “It must have been either the day before or the day of. I don’t remember for sure,” Reid said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to comment when asked about White House outreach with regards to Bergdahl. Reid’s remarks underscore a growing divide on...
  • Nancy Pelosi Vows to Stay Democratic Leader, Calls Pro-Life Victory “Voter Suppression”

    11/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she want to remain the top Democrat in the House, announcing she will run again for her leadership position.Her take on the massive pro-life election victory on Tuesday night is that Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” The Washington Times has more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Nader urges Pelosi, Dem leaders to step aside

    11/05/2014 6:56:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 5, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    With House Democrats bracing for Election Day losses on Tuesday, Ralph Nader is calling on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top party leaders to call it quits. The prominent consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate says the failure of those leaders to win the House gavel over three straight election cycle should means it's time for a new crop of lawmakers to take control of the party. "Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s 'three strikes and you’re out' ... step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the...
  • Reid: Why can’t we all just … get along?

    11/05/2014 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider this karma avoidance by the soon-to-be-ex-Senate Majority Leader, but Harry Reid’s new act won’t fool anyone, least of all Mitch McConnell. Reid has run the US Senate for the past eight years like a dictatorship, steadily eroding minority privileges to the point where Republicans couldn’t offer amendments or put up any significant resistance to Barack Obama’s radical appointments, unless Democrats forced Reid’s hand on either score. After watching his party lay a historic egg in the midterms — the size of which is still not yet fully known — Reid tried spinning the results as a mandate for the...
  • Harry Reid Determined to be Dem Senate Leader Until Death

    11/05/2014 11:05:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/5/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s only a question of whether it’s his death or the death of his party.Reid began the post-defeat spin by blaming everything on Obama. Now he’s running unopposed for Dem Minority Leader because the Democratic Party loves failure. Harry Reid will run for Senate minority leader, and it appears he will have no significant opposition.Senior Senate Democratic aides said Tuesday night that Reid would have the full support of his entire leadership team, despite his party incurring huge losses on Election Night.Reid’s top three deputies — Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.)...
  • Harry Reid’s top man tears apart the White House

    11/04/2014 10:56:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | November 5, 2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    You almost never see this in politics. David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), launches a major attack on the White House in this blockbuster story by my colleagues Philip Rucker and Robert Costa: At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against...
  • HURT: America faces most dangerous two years in 150 years

    11/04/2014 10:18:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    If President Obama suffered a “shellacking” in the 2010 elections, then what he endured Tuesday night was nothing short of a vicious gangland beatdown the likes of which have rarely been seen before in the history of electoral politics. This, of course, is a wonderful and well-deserved outcome. But beware: America now enters the two most dangerous years of her existence — or certainly the most dangerous since the Great Depression and possibly going all the way back to the Civil War. Not to dismiss the promising results of Tuesday’s election. Voters clearly and forcefully rejected the party, politics and...
  • Come On Everybody! Sign In and Comment On the Event of the Century!

    11/04/2014 9:57:59 PM PST · by lbryce · 70 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 4, 2014 | Darrin Warren
  • We must Vote Tomorrow because Our Country is at Stake

    11/03/2014 7:55:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleConservative · 73 replies
    Barbara From Harlem ^ | 11/03/2014 | BlackFemaleConservative
    I am black American pleading with all conservatives (and others) to please vote tomorrow. Even if you're not happy with the Republican Party, they are better than the Democrats. How do I know? Not one of them voted for ObamaCare. With the Republicans controlling the Senate and the House of Representatives, President Obama will be rein in. Although we may not be happy with the Republicans, we must look at the bigger picture: We have a Marxist in the White House, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is his enabler. This must end. Our last opportunity to put a stop...
  • Wind PTC is Redistribution to the Rich

    11/03/2014 4:46:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Zachary Huffman
    Democrats are famous for pushing the idea that the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes. So, why are many of them lining up to support tax breaks for Big Wind's millionaires?Under the leadership of Harry Reid, lawmakers are pushing to extend the wind-energy industry's cash cow subsidy, the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). Created in 1992, the Wind PTC was scheduled to expire at the end of last year. Now, wind industry cronies and their friends in the Senate are leading the charge to revive the PTC by ramming an extension package through Congress during this year's lame-uck...
  • This Super PAC Was Behind 1 Out of Every 20 Senate Ads

    11/03/2014 10:38:37 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 11-3-2014 | Carrie Levine, Dave Levinthal / Center for Public Integrity
    Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC dedicated to holding the Senate, has blasted out more than 40,000 Senate-focused television ads this election cycle — more than any other outside spending group. For context: Senate Majority PAC alone is responsible for roughly one out of every 20 Senate race ads, including those sponsored by candidates and political party committees. In the hotly contested North Carolina Senate race, the super PAC has run more ads than the Republican candidate Thom Tillis, who’s locked in a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. Senate Majority PAC’s dominance this cycle shows...