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  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/24/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not! “I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will...
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Democrats’ civil war over free trade

    04/17/2015 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Adam Behsudi
    The open in-fighting ramped up after a breakthrough on the historic bill was announced. The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against virtually everyone who supports a landmark piece of legislation that would allow the president to close what could be the biggest free-trade deal in history. The open warring among Democrats over fast-track trade legislation, and the party’s broader existential crisis on free trade, grew more pronounced Thursday as senior lawmakers announced a...
  • Dr. Salomon Melgen Held Without Bond Despite ‘Friends’ Harry Reid and Robert Menendez in High Places

    04/17/2015 11:33:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Salomon Melgen is being held in a Florida jail without bond on a second set of charges. The Florida ophthalmologist is one of three men involved in an August 2012 meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. That gathering is at the center of criminal charges of corruption brought by a New Jersey federal grand jury against Melgen and one of the other two key players, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The third key player, the man who actually organized that August 2012 meeting, is Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). He’s being protected by a selective Department...
  • Key Pro-Lynch Republicans Reject Reid's Maneuver

    04/17/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 17, 2015 | Sarah Mimms
    After weeks of waiting for Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote, Harry Reid is tired of waiting. With five Republicans already supporting her, the Democratic leader is planning to bypass Mitch McConnell next week and use a series of procedural measures to force their hands. But already two of the Republicans supporting Lynch say they're not having it. Although Sens. Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham plan to vote for Lynch to be the next attorney general, they say they have no interested in delivering a slap-in-the-face to their majority leader, McConnell, who has said he plans to bring up the nomination later...
  • Harry Reid complains: John McCain threatened to ‘kick the s***’ out of me

    04/15/2015 6:47:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Conspiracy theorists are busying themselves with the notion that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is being somewhat less than truthful about the nature of the injuries he sustained at home during the holiday recess. Shrewd political actor that he is, perhaps Reid was planting a seed when he revealed to CNBC journalist John Harwood recently that his colleague, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), had at one point threatened to beat him up. “It wasn’t long ago he came to me on the Senate floor, and he said, ‘What you just did, I’m going to come to the floor and...
  • *vanity* We're sorry Harry!

    04/15/2015 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    04-15-2015 | Me
    Dear Harry, I want to be the first person to apologize to you for assuming "your brother" was part of the mob. The fact of the matter is you still got your ass kicked...period! I mean, a knuckle sammie is a knuckle sammie right? What difference does it make who delivered the pummeling to your face right? Mob, brother, whoever...the end result was the same...you got your ass kicked and it still felt the same right? You were the lucky recipient. Now that I've apologized, I think you owe me (and the exercise equip manufacturer) a sincere apology now for...
  • Reid: GOP field a bunch of ‘losers'

    04/15/2015 8:17:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/2015 | David McCabe
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the GOP presidential field “losers” and compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to a “lump of coal” in a Wednesday interview. Reid said he wasn’t worried that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a significant challenger in the Democratic primary. “I am not a big fan of primaries,” he said. “I don't think they help, especially when you're someone as noted as Hillary.” He was less kind to the Republican contenders. “I don't really care,” he said, when asked about the GOP field. “I think they're all losers." Reid said McConnell, the Senate GOP leader, thinks...
  • Harry Reid on conservatives' mobster-beating theory: 'They don't like me as a person'

    04/15/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | EDDIE SCARRY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob. On CNBC's "Speakeasy," host John Harwood asked Reid about theories put forth by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart News that the injuries Reid sustained at the beginning of this year, including a blow to his right eye, are not, as he has said, the result of an accident involving elastic exercise equipment. "The last few days, a bunch of people are saying, Reid, he didn't have an exercise...
  • Harry Reid Knocks Limbaugh for Suggesting He Got Beaten Up

    04/15/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 15, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Going ten rounds with CNBC’s John Harwood, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he didn’t care who the GOP nominee ended up being, because “they’re all losers,” and called his replacement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a “lump of coal” — though he “didn’t mean to be mean-spirited.” But Reid reserved most of his ire for Rush Limbaugh, whom he accused of starting a rumor that there was more to his eye injury than meets the eye. (#nailedit) “It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh, he’s the guy who got all this started,” Reid said. “Why in...
  • Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

    04/11/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-10-15 | Eriq Gardner
    The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. The U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityÂ’s inspector general has released hundreds of pages of emails plus other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and...
  • Jabs at Pelosi latest sign of friction in Dem ranks

    04/09/2015 11:19:37 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Mike Emanuel
    [ .... " Bayh, though, suggested the friction now could give way to better times soon for Democrats. “I do think with a new president, potentially new leaders, certainly for Democrats in the Senate --who knows about the House -- there may be a season for governing where people might actually find more common ground,starting all over with a blank sheet of paper,” Bayh said. “That would be a good thing for the country.”
  • Why Isn’t Harry Reid Suing The Manufacturer Of That Exercise Band?

    04/09/2015 6:52:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    Why can Harry Reid live with being blinded by a piece of faulty exercise equipment? Why isn’t he suing the company that made it? Why isn’t he warning people about the dangers of these exercise bands? Why isn’t he demanding answers? The faulty exercise band also broke several of his ribs and gave him a concussion. Yet he’s shrugging the whole thing off. Oh well. Just one of those things.
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • BREAKING - Video of Harry Reid's Exercise Accident released

    04/08/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-8-2015 | TCRLAF
    Language warning....
  • Harry Reid Will Not Apologize To Romney For Falsely Claiming He Didn't Pay Taxes

    04/08/2015 7:40:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/08/2015 | BySahil Kapur
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has no intention of apologizing to Mitt Romney for his unsubstantiated accusation in 2012 that the former Republican presidential nominee didn't pay taxes for a decade. "Oh, I have no repentance, because it was an issue that was important. The American people deserve to know," Reid told Univision's "Al Punto with Jorge Ramos" in an interview scheduled to air on Sunday. He said Romney could resolve the issue by releasing his tax returns, insisting that "someone who worked at Bain Capital, a couple people, told me he didn’t pay taxes." Asked if that meant...
  • Did Harry Reid’s brother beat the snot out of him?

    04/06/2015 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 53 replies
    So was it Harry Reid’s brother Larry who beat the snot out of him? No one believes that exercise equipment BS considering the injuries Dingy Harry Reid sustained. Powerline Blog has sources that claim it was Harry Reid’s brother Larry who beat the snot out of him. Of course, nothing is confirmed about Larry Reid and is at this point speculative. I guess we’ll see if the truth ever comes out.
  • Troubled Capitol Police Withholding Information About Harry Reid’s Injuries

    04/06/2015 11:13:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The leadership of the troubled, 1,800 person Capitol Police force is withholding information about the circumstances surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gruesome New Year’s Day injuries. Breitbart News poked holes in Reid’s story that the injuries resulted from a home exercise accident that occurred when the exercise band that he attached to the shower door in his bathroom “broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” as he claimed. Breitbart News has also reported that virtually all of the information concerning the events surrounding the New Year’s Day injury and Reid’s...
  • Pahrump brothel offers to host Reid’s retirement party

    04/01/2015 5:31:47 PM PDT · by kindred · 29 replies
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/ ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sun Staff
    A Pahrump brothel has offered to host U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement party. After the news that Reid would not be running for re-election in 2016, Sheri’s Ranch posted an open letter to Reid. Sheri’s Ranch, 60 miles west of Las Vegas, says several of the senator’s accomplishments have directly improved the lives of Nevada’s legal sex workers and thanked Reid for his years of service. Here is the text of the letter: Dear Senator Reid, The staff and courtesans of The Resort and Spa at Sheri’s Ranch (aka Sheri’s Ranch) would like to be among those who have officially...
  • Obama’s Justice Department Charges Menendez … But Not Reid

    04/03/2015 2:31:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Obama Justice Department has filed its much anticipated corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez. He is the New Jersey Democrat who, from his powerful senior seat on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, has vehemently opposed President Obama’s negotiations with the jihadist regime in Iran, as well as his outreach to Castro’s Cuba. Two things about the Obama administration cannot be denied. First, the president is desperate to cut a deal with the mullahs on their nuclear program, so much so that he has erased virtually every red line he ever purported to draw and has not been shy about...
  • Woman admitted to stabbing lawyer in robbery gone wrong at DC hotel, court documents say

    04/03/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | April 03, 2015 | unknown
    A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving... Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested... A police investigation found Messerschmitt posted on Craigslist the day he was killed, "soliciting responses from other men," the court document shows. Messerschmitt communicated through Craigslist with a person using the username "chrissanchez0906," an investigation found, but police learned the account was linked to Gallmon. Messerschmitt invited the person he was communicating with to a room...
  • Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They’re Proud of It: Harry Reid Leads Pitchfork Persecutors.

    04/03/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2015 | John Fund
    It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy their reputations — has been considered one of the lowest forms of political behavior and one liberals love to crusade against. But McCarthyism isn’t limited to one party or ideology. And if liberals have any sense of self-awareness they will recognize the tactic has returned and is growing in their back yard. Harry Reid, the top Democrat in...
  • I Have A Question For A Mormon

    04/02/2015 1:10:22 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 307 replies
    4/2/2015 | MosesKnows
    Question for a Mormon How does the Mormon community react when one Mormon tells lies about another Mormon and brags of the lie's success.
  • Indictment Puts Harry Reid at Center of Menendez Effort to Intervene With HHS on Behalf of Donor

    04/02/2015 11:38:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/02/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plays a key role in the corruption indictment of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), handed down by a Newark, New Jersey grand jury. Reid’s involvement centers around efforts by Menendez to intervene with Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius on behalf of his friend and donor Dr. Salomon Melgen in an $8.9 million Medicare billing dispute.The 68-page indictment devotes a full 8 pages to a section entitled “After MELGEN Receives More Unfavorable Rulings, MENENDEZ Enlists the Office of the Senate Majority Leader to Assist MELGEN in His Medicare Billing Dispute.”
  • Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”

    04/01/2015 5:36:51 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 30, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    You’d never know it from the mainstream media puff pieces of Harry Reid’s sudden retirement, but it was a long string of corruption scandals—including a recent one involving his attorney son—that drove the veteran Nevada senator to abruptly leave public office. For nearly a decade Judicial Watch has investigated and exposed Reid’s involvement in a multitude of transgressions and JW even warned the Senate Ethics Committee, but not surprisingly, no action was ever taken. On multiple occasions the Senate minority leader appeared on JW’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list for his role in a number of political scandals that...
  • Las Vegas Sun Editor Accused of Killing Column Critical of Harry Reid

    04/01/2015 4:47:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 1, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Harry Reid admitted this week what most honest and informed people already knew: he flat out lied in 2012 about Mitt Romney not paying his income taxes for ten years. Reid gave an ends justifies the means explanation to CNN's Dana Bash namely that, hey, it worked because Romney didn't win the presidential election. In 2012 a columnist in Reid's home state of Nevada, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun wrote a column critical of Reid's attack on Romney based on no facts. The problem was that his column was killed by his editor, Brian Greenspun.So three years later, now that...
  • “By Hook or By Crook” – Take 2; “The Hustle Never Ends”

    04/01/2015 7:48:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-1-2015 | MOTUS
    “I’ll take “crook” for $200 million and the the American Presidency, Alex.” Since there’s no news from the “Nukes for Kooks” talks, let’s get caught up on some old news.You remember Harry Reid, the ex-Senate leader who built the $621 million Capital Visitor Center in order to keep the smelly tourists away from his sensitive nose (that somebody apparently decided needed the snot knocked out of it). Well, he finally admitted that his 2012 Senate floor accusation about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for 10 years was a lie, he knew it was a lie and he just did it...
  • Harry Reid is proud he lied about Mitt Romney's taxes

    03/31/2015 6:54:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the election. "They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?" Reid said ... when Reid directly accused Romney of being a tax dodge, he did so from the safety of the Senate floor. Outside the protection of legislative immunity, Romney was only possibly a tax dodge. Not only does Reid not...
  • VICIOUS CYCLE: Bennet Angers Wingnut Base, Panders to Win Them Back, Alienates Moderates ( CO )

    03/30/2015 10:27:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 30, 2015
    Already pegged by The Hill as one of the most vulnerable U.S. Senators facing re-election in 2016, and the only Democrat on that list now that Sen. Harry Reid has decided to retire, Michael Bennet is still scrambling to consolidate his base. With his polling numbers hovering just above the 50% mark among Democrats and Democrat activists actively protesting his fundraisers, we cannot blame him one bit. Bennet’s latest pander was an amendment he introduced last week that effectively declared climate change to be a national security issue. While this might mollify the environmental extremists who comprise a meaningful spot...
  • Harry Reid Justifies Lying About Romney’s Taxes from Senate Floor: ‘He Didn’t Win, Did He?’

    03/31/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Harry Reid said he has no regrets for polarizing the Senate, attacking the Koch brothers, and falsely accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes. Republicans have criticized Reid, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016, for hostile tactics that soured the environment on Capitol Hill. The Senate minority leader dismissed claims that he is the problem with Washington and said he his proud of taking on the Koch brothers when no one else would. Reid appeared to take some joy of being a part of the Democrat machine that took down Romney in 2012. “Let him...
  • Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”

    03/30/2015 10:17:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 30, 2015
    You’d never know it from the mainstream media puff pieces of Harry Reid’s sudden retirement, but it was a long string of corruption scandals—including a recent one involving his attorney son—that drove the veteran Nevada senator to abruptly leave public office. For nearly a decade Judicial Watch has investigated and exposed Reid’s involvement in a multitude of transgressions and JW even warned the Senate Ethics Committee, but not surprisingly, no action was ever taken. On multiple occasions the Senate minority leader appeared on JW’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list for his role in a number of political scandals that...
  • MSM Incurious About Harry Reid's Gym Equipment 'Accident'

    03/30/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been three months since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's exercise equipment "accident" and he remains blind in his injured eye. So when will Reid sue the exercise equipment company or even mention the brand name? So far nothing solid on this from Reid and the mainstream media continues to remain on incurious mode. This was particularly noticebable last week when Reid announced that he won't be seeking re-relection. Speculation again heated up on talk radio and in the blogosphere about this "accident" but from the MSM.....the sounds of silence. Among those taking note of the strange circumstances of Reid's...
  • So What Really Did Happen to Harry Reid? [It looks like someone actually beat him up...]

    03/30/2015 7:31:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Walsh
    It’s pretty obvious from the photographs that somebody beat the bejesus out of the soon-to-be-former senator from Nevada. And yet the national media has uncritically swallowed the cover story that “exercise equipment” was to blame for the loss of sight in the former majority leader’s right eye. Baloney. As far as I can tell, the piece of equipment allegedly behind the beatdown of Sen. Pat Geary has not been identified, but I can tell you from experience if the senator was using, say, a Soloflex machine this would be impossible: the weight straps simply come apart without any snapping...
  • Brother of Sen. Harry Reid arrested, accused of punching Nevada state trooper

    03/30/2015 7:00:44 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The younger brother of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly driving under the influence and punching a Nevada state trooper during a traffic stop. Larry Reid, 73, was found sitting inside a Lexus SUV that had been driving in the median of Highway 95 near Searchlight, Nev. shortly after noon. According to KVVU, the arrest report for Reid said that the trooper asked him why he was driving in the median. Reid responded with what was described as "incoherent, slurred speech."
  • Reid says whistleblowers lobbing accusations at him are ‘a bunch of whiners’

    03/30/2015 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
    "An inspector general called them courageous, but Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that the government whistleblowers who accused him of using political pressure to try to win special treatment for a Las Vegas casino were “a bunch of whiners.” ........[Homeland Security Inspector General John] Roth said the special treatment was brought to his attention by more than 15 whistleblowers — an extraordinary number, in Mr. Roth’s judgment — who believed Mr. Mayorkas was caving to political pressure. “That so many individuals were willing to step forward and tell us what happened is evidence of deep resentment about Mr. Mayorkas‘ actions...
  • Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? (answer:yes)

    03/29/2015 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? Is that the real reason for his eye injury that he blamed on exercise equipment? Harry Reid being beaten up by mobsters on New Years Day is just the latest rumor as to what really happened to Dingy Harry Reid. Supposedly, according to the rumor, Reid was unable to deliver a deal that the mobsters demanded. In addition to failing the get the deal for the mobs, rumors say Reid made a comment that the mobsters considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Rubio, Paul and 75% Of Congress On Obamacare (Uh-oh)

    03/28/2015 5:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    News Talk Florida ^ | March 28, 2015 | James Williams
    It might be fun to poke fun at Texas Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz for signing up for Obamacare but he is far from alone. As a matter of fact some other top GOP candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination are right there with Cruz. In fact almost every member of the House and the Senate who have voted over 50 times to repeal Obamacare are enrolled in the plan. It is important to be clear there is no such thing as being “on Obamacare.” It’s not an insurance plan, or a single program like Medicare or Social...
  • The Real Reason Harry Reid is Retiring

    03/28/2015 6:55:49 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dirty Harry is getting out of town why? He's afraid of a Republican Attorney General! A Republican Attorney General would be almost certain to initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as was highlighted in a report released by the Inspector General of DHS last week.
  • THE REAL REASON HARRY REID IS RETIRING [fear of prosecution by GOP president]

    03/28/2015 4:43:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.” “I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times. Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances...
  • Senate passes energy measure by voice vote after budget marathon

    03/28/2015 3:43:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    After the Senate gave approval to its budget plan early Friday morning, Sens. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, got a version of their energy efficiency legislation passed by voice vote. The measure, passed when only Mr. Portman and Ms. Shaheen were on the floor, includes provisions exempting certain water heaters from pending Department of Energy regulations, and requires federal agencies to develop an implementation strategy for employing more energy-efficient technology, among other items. Mr. Portman said the bill has garnered widespread support and is part of an energy plan for the country “that can help...
  • Republicans pass budgets in both House and Senate, trim $5.1 trillion in spending

    03/27/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when a disagreement between Republicans on the budget was “cataclysmic” for GOP claims to governance? Democrats last passed a normal budget resolution six years ago, but Republicans went all of seven days before both chambers finally passed budget resolutions. Our long national nightmare, at least as envisioned by Politico, is over: The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. It...
  • WHO Beat Up Harry Reid?

    03/28/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 140 replies
    Self | March 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Rush Limbaugh was talking about this yesterday so WHO beat up Harry Reid? Nobody except Kool-Aid drinking liberals really believes the exercise equipment excuse. Reid did make some mumblings about suing the exercise equipment company but seems to have let that dropped. Also strange is that he never NAMED the company who made that exercise equipment. If I was similarly injured by exercise equipment I would be warning people away from the brand. So the big question is WHO beat up Harry Reid? Was it more than one person. And WHY? Also interesting is that Reid felt he needed to...
  • Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

    03/28/2015 7:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Filozof
    One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...
  • Nevada's Popular GOP Gov. Sandoval Leads List to Replace Reid in Senate

    03/28/2015 5:36:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/28/2015
    LAS VEGAS — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him. As of Friday, the list of potential candidates came down to Gov. Brian Sandoval and everyone else. The political centrist who was easily re-elected last year is likely to face intense pressure from national Republicans and business interests to pick up where Reid leaves off on Capitol Hill. Sandoval didn't...
  • What are the chances Democrats keep Reid’s seat in 2016? Not great

    03/27/2015 7:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Well, theyÂ’re not horrible. But Democrats canÂ’t be too happy about their present chances of replacing outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid with another Democrat in the U.S. Senate could certainly be better than they are right now. Reid was no lock to win reelection even if he decided to run again in 2016. He polls as poorly today as he did in 2010, when the Nevada electorate appeared ready to jettison the Silver StateÂ’s longtime senator, but a majority of voters just couldnÂ’t bring themselves to pull the lever for Sharron Angle. At the yearÂ’s open, veteran Nevada...
  • FORMER US ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXP

    03/27/2015 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVE–FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXPANSION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. “Here’s the issue,” diGenova tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel...
  • Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

    03/27/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by kingattax · 179 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 27, 2015 | By CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s...
  • Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

    03/25/2015 7:45:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/25/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector general’s report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.A Democratic strategist familiar with her team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former...
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...